The Ralsiian Star Empire and Ralsiian Species -
Dominions, Colonies, & Subjugated Worlds:
Dominions of the Ralsiian Star Empire:
- There are 118 Dominion Worlds in the Ralsiian Star Empire. Each has
a government as described in the government section, and their populations,
mixed groups of Ralsiians, Elvens, Humans, Wolvens, and the occasional
Vyrmpyre, are considered to be citizens of the Ralsiian Star Empire, after
a fashion. These are major colonies which have their own governments for
the sake of minor laws and laws relating to that system only, and can also
maintain their own navies, exclusively from retired RRN warships, which
are subject to falling under the command of the Royal Ralsiian Navy in
time of war.
These worlds have Premiers which can select representatives to the People's House, but the nobility of these worlds do not the titles yet to sit on the House of Lords for the entire Ralsiian Star Empire.
- Colonies are just that; Worlds found uninhabited by the Ralsiian Star
Empire, occupied by military forces, and then by bold adventurers and other
persons looking to settle and gain very large plots of land. None of these
worlds have a population of three million or higher yet, though some have
a population of slightly more than two million persons. Some have populations
as low as one hundred thousand or even less. There are 1,094 colonies in
the Ralsiian Star Empire. Each one is appointed a Governor General, and
has a limited defense force run by the Ralsiian Imperial Army and the Royal
Ralsiian Navy, which answers in theory to the Governor General. These citizens
do not yet have the right to elect representatives to the People's House,
and most nobility has no interest in moving to these worlds. Citizens from
these worlds, in theory, have full rights as other citizens of their species,
but these rights are granted only at the sufferance of the Ralsiian Star
Empire; They do not have representation.
These worlds also may seem like easy pickings to many Pirates, but they're not. Though the worlds have minimal defenses in the form of Interceptors, Bombers, and Torpedo Boats, along with the occasional orbital platform, colonial forces have a long tradition and fight very hard, and in Pirate raids or attacks by minor races a world has yet to be overrun before a Division of the Royal Ralsiian Navy could arrive, usually consisting of one Light Cruiser leading twenty destroyers; A standard Destroyer Division, and more than enough to wipe the average force dispatched against such a world off the map.
Some of these colonies have orbital bases which are designed to serve as the homeports of one of the five massive fleets of the Ralsiian Star Empire; Four of the fleets change positions considerably, the fifth, the Home Fleet, being the exception, always stationed in the Concordiat System.
- There are a total of 49 planets that the Ralsiians have found that have
one, and in some cases, two sentient species living on them, and in all
cases, have successfully convinced them to join the Ralsiian Star Empire
or simply conquered them. These races are given the same rights as Colonials;
Essentially on sufferance, as they have no representation. Each race does
have a single member they can select to speak before the People's House,
but this representative cannot vote there. The Governor General of a Subject
World is it's effective dictator, though, to keep these peoples from being
unhappy, corruption among the Governor Generals of these subject worlds
is investigated and persecuted ruthlessly by the Ralsiian government. A
total of 66 species live on the 49 planets; 7 of them have two sentient
There are another two worlds, as well, the homeworlds of the defeated survivors of the Quadruple Entente, the Jarushlar-Kit, and the Yre'all. Both of these worlds are ruled harshly, their Governor Generals given relatively free reign, and there are quarantines in effect of both worlds; Neither have even speakers to the People's House, and no members of either species can leave their homeworld. Revolts are commonplace, and always put down by the Ralsiian Imperial Army.
On the other worlds, however, are genuine efforts to "Civilize" the populations, no matter how civilized they were before the Ralsiians took control. Like Imperialists teaching the natives of islands and colonies of the European powers of the 19th century, missionaries of the acceptable religions of the four major races, teachers, mystics, philosophers, etc, move to these worlds to teach the populace; Many times, the more rich members of these species will attempt to act as Ralsiians, dressing as close as they can, learning the languages, etc. Also, it is common for wealthy families on these worlds to send their children to Ralsiian schools off-world for education in everything Ralsiian. This has caused some problems in the form of revolutionary student groups.
Though some subjugated peoples had their own out of system colonies, the peoples of those worlds were forcibly evicted back to their home-systems, though at the same time artificial habitats were also built for them there; It is Ralsiian policy to have a subjugated species within one system instead of spread out throughout the Empire, though limited numbers of all such species except the two exceptions noted above travel "Out-System" (As opposed to "Off-World".. The RSE's peoples have a far more system-based outlook than planet-based.) as Soldiers or to learn at Ralsiian universities, etc.
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Writeup by Marina O'Leary (LusankyaN@aol.com ).
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