The Volsinii Empire
Red, black, and grey
Head of State:
Emperor Messor Aetius
The Imperial High council
Steel order: the militaristic faction
Gold order: The economic faction
Bronze order: The Conservative faction
Volsinii- Homeworld it is the political and military center of the empire.
Scupi- the most heavily industrialized world in the Volsinii empire.
To learn about the history of the empire is a challenge. As much of the early history as been over the years turned into a creation myth.
The history can be figured out the about Volsinii begins in the turbulent region later to be known as the Vosta. In the early chaos of the region as the city states rose and fell rapidly. During this time the first emperor rose to power. Not much is known about the first emperor. After the series of wars could unite the Vosta under one banner. Then under successive emperors they expanded their realm absorbing many of the local kingdoms and tribe in-till the Volsinii empire was the sizeable force on there world. It took several decades of conquest and political maneuvering to bring the planet under the rule of the empire.
Once the the now renamed Volsinii was brought firmly under the empire they began to start to expand throughout the system. With the discovery of the hyperspace rift was a major boon for Volsinii. Developing the technology to exploit the rift. They spread their empire to several systems and established themselves. This seems to start of a golden age of the empire.
But this was not the case. As emperor Cyamus Aetius following the notion of his predecessor attempted to enacted major land reforms. The nobility realizing the amount of power they stood to lose revolted. Emperor Cyamus was too weak to be able to whip them into line before they could revolt. For the next three years the loyalist forces fought a losing battle against the rebels eventually resulting in Emperor Cyamus death on the battlefield.
He son Messor Aetius was soon coronated. Taking helm of the shattered imperial military, he reformed it into a new fighting force. With newly developed weapons and tactic began to win back the losses suffered early in the war. As the fighting dragged on many of the other groups inhabiting the region began to pick different sides of the conflict. The conflicted carried over to the next 35 years in till the imperial loyalist manage to achieved victory. To reestablished control over the empire once again. The empire has been rebuilding it self for the pest decade.
The main population is the volsinian. A humanion specie hailing from a high from a mountainous world. they stand about 6'8 for males and 6'1 for females. Their bones are tougher have a more angular structure to them and their muscles system stronger due to the harsh condition on their home-world. They developed a bi-cardiovascular system (which means they have two hearts), as well as a higher metabolism, evolving larger lung compactly due to the mountainous terrain, there blade like front teeth and rounder back teeth is believed to come from a past omnivorous habits, dark colored hair, and their one-color eyes ranging from different shades of grays. Volsiniin prefer colder climates but can tolerate warmer climates.
The culture of the empire had gone through major shifts in the recent decades become far more focused on the national identity. The explosions of highly nationalistic art, music, and monuments inspired by the imperial victory. Services in the imperial military is considered the be the most prestige occupation that one can take. This feeds into a tier citizenship system depending of there value to the state. Tiers can be gain and lost through out the life of an imperial citizen depending on there value to the state. High tiers grant more freedoms and luxuries to the citizen. This further build attachment to the state and better ensuring loyalty.
The empire acts as an absolute monarchy in which the emperor dictates the laws and policy. With it being dissipated throughout the empire by various government organization. It should be noted that the imperial law code is very draconian with even minor crimes have harsh sentences. To either hard labor on one of the mining colonies or sent to a penal battalion. Its common practice to commune hard labor sentences to penal battalion if there is man power shortages. Convictions also mean a permanent reduction and limit on the tiers of citizenship that the convicted can achieved.
Volsiniin technology follows the simple doctrine of function over form. The imperial civil war staled technological development in non-critical fields. Leading to large technological differences between different fields. With the state offering grants to catch those fields up with the military-industrial complex of the empire. The one field the Volsinii excels is in metallurgy.
Massive foundry built into the heart of volcano. Using the extreme heat from the volcano to smelt and forging manufacture good. This allows them to make high quality metal-alloys for imperial industry to use.
Harnessing the power of electricity for the volsinian weaponry. Firing bolts of white-blue that fry there targets and overload enemies war-machines. Mostly used as special weapons to augment normal squads of legionary.
One of greater break through of volsinian weapons manufacturer corporation Irunemanger. Using the fourth state of matter the plasma batteries fire massive bolts plasma at targets. Usually mounted on the largest class of volsinian warships due to there reactors being powerful enough to charge and fire the batteries.
The Volsinii Empire is heavily industrialize with many imperial worlds dedicated to supplying the necessary material to supple the imperial war machine and civilian venture. Due to its nature the empire carries out large mining operation throughout there empire to supple there industry. Much of the empires industry is nationalized with the imperial government owning controlling portion of the company. Allowing them in time of crisis they can be quickly brought into the imperial military's supple lines.
Forge in the crucible of the Volsinian civil wars. The imperial army was crafted into a mighty war machine. With the military being divide into the Volsinian imperial army and the Volsinian imperial navy. The imperial military smaller that it was in the civil wars its still a large fighting force. The main doctrine of the imperial military is the overwhelming force to over power their enemy.
Within the imperial military is the Volsinian security and intelligence or VSI for short. Few know of there existence outside of the upper most echelons of the imperial government. Tasked with dealing with internal and external threats to the empire with more unorthodox methods. VSI maintain numerous black sites to ship prisoners to engage in all sorts of torture and experiments upon the poor souls.
The imperial army is organized into legions. Each legion is recruited from different world through out the empire. Certain planets produce specialized unites from the imperial army. In battle the legions make use of a combine arms doctrine with armor and mechanized infantry. Along with plenty of artillery for fire support. With navy fighter to gain air superiority and strike important targets with saturation bombardment. Additional manpower is provided via penal battalions. Made up by criminal looking to
Shaped by the Volsinian civil war the imperial navy favor heavily armed an armored battleships. These ships would naturally be supported by cruisers along with dedicated carries proving the bulk of the void-craft for the fleet. With smaller escorts ships providing extra void-craft screening along with extra firepower. Mostly fleet doctrine favor mid range engagement as it provides the most effective use of Volsinian weapons. Each imperial ship carries a detachment of imperial marines for boarding actions, boarding defense, and ground operations. Imperial navy also maintains strike-craft for supporting ground operations.