Auracexia


Aoraq e'Sovaaraen Akaemaanarit u'Aoraqet'ya

Aoʀaҟ e'Xovaʌraen Λkaemaʌnarit ѻ'Aoʀaҟet’ya

Ascendant Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia

Aoraqet'ya
Flag of the Ascendant Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia
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Motto: (translit.) With life given, life is preserved.
Anthem: "Victoria non Vindictam"
Aoraqet'ya Dévno (Auracexia Prime), homeworld of the Aoraqet'yari/Auracexians
Aoraqet'ya Dévno (Auracexia Prime), homeworld of the Aoraqet'yari/Auracexians
CapitalSerq'khetyeva
Largest CitySerq'khetyeva
Official languagesAoraqet'yari (as Common)
English
Ethnic groups
(2301)
Auracexians 96%
Humans 2%
Other 2%
Demonym(s)Aoraqet'yari (endonym)
Auracexian (translit.)
GovernmentHereditary Unitary Imperial Autocracy with Parliamentary democracy
• Prime Archon
Séterrhÿana Ravÿnna-Asträeva
• Prime Archoness
Xuxïah Ravÿnna-Asträeva
• First Consul
Xaryauinya Savrynyeva
• Vice Consul
Karyalynna Ambyrossa
Formation
• Declared
March, 15 16,207 BCE
• Recognized
March, 15 16,207 BCE
• Constitution
March, 15 16,207 BCE
• Matriarch Honor Day
March, 15 16,206 BCE
Area
• Total
27,229,006 km2 (10,513,178 sq mi) (1st)
• Water (%)
68.53%
Population
• 2301 estimate
96,124,979,370 (1st)
GDP (PPP)2301 estimate
• Total
$3.31 Quadrillion
GDP (nominal)2301 estimate
• Total
$3.31 Quadrillion
HDI (2301)0.978
very high
CurrencyAoraqet Kurav'i (Ѧ) (AQK)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy/eeeE

Contents

Overview

The Ascendant Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia, is an interstellar empire located in the Aoraqet'yari Cluster in the constellation of Lyra within the Orion Spur of the Milky Way in the Alpha Quadrant ~1,200 light years (840,000,000,000 miles) from Sol (the Sun), in the Sol System. The Ascendant Sovereign Hegemony consists of twelve star systems: the Aoraqetyari Stellar Trinity, Azean, Cerelléan, Praxian, Lugastine, Thesalléan, Axionian, Föergan, Fersonni, Mordanyac, Acteani, and Amarysan with the latter being a pre-main sequence star; containing fifty planets of which there are sixteen Terran planets, eleven desert planets, nine oceanic planets, four ice planets, eight Jovian planets and two dwarf planets.

Etymology

The name Aoraqet'ya was chosen by Prime Archon Séterrhÿana Ravÿnna-Asträeva as the formal name of the nation as well as the planet, marking the end of the Lyr'Davni Stellar Dominion on 1 Athyr-met, during the 1st year of the 1st Era of the Advent of the Aoraqet’yari (equiv. to March, 15 16,207 BCE).

Auracexia is an accepted exonym when dealing with foreign nations. However, the people of Auracexia —the Aoraqet'yari— prefer the endonym Aoraqet'ya. In the Aoraqet'yari langauage, the name means 'Of the Ascendant Dawn', Aoraq (Rising or Ascendant) paired with Aqet (dawn, sunrise, first light), and the suffix 'yari ((People) Of the). The name Aoraqet'ya could also be linked to a pair of constellations that only appear in the Northern Hemisphere of Auracexia Prime during the beginning of the year (March 15), of Aoraq the Goddess of Fortune & Prosperity, and Qetya the Goddess of Dawn.

History

Descending from the Lyr'Davni, originally a space-faring merchant culture, the Aoraqet'yari have expanded across a small sector of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy in search of other worlds, eventually discovering eleven star systems and forty-nine other planets within the Aoraqet'yari star cluster

Exogenesis/Abiogenesis (~300,000-24,700 BCE)

The Lyr’Davni originated from organic matter deposited on the impact of a meteorite several hundred thousands of years ago that created the large inland sea on Lyr’Davni Prime (now called Auracexia Prime), said meteorite brought sufficient organic material from the nether regions of space and upon impact not only shifted the alignment of the planet, but also altered the atmospheric composition miraculously making the planet ecologically sustainable for life.

The evolutionary history of the Lyr’Davni parallels that of their human counterparts on Earth save for their extreme longevity; throughout the millennia the race, then calling itself the Lyr’Davni (‘the Ancients’) evolved into a highly cognitive species, mastering early forms of technology until the species spanned every landmass on the planet. Quickly adapting to their environment, their technological prowess advanced in leaps and bounds not comparatively to their human counterparts as the advancements in technology were not fueled by war amongst themselves which eventually gave rise to space flight.

The Era of Space Travel (24,700-21,217 BCE)

Once the Lyr’Davni mastered space travel, they began exploring the environs of their star system and discovered another planet in their system sustainable of life, Lyr’Davni Minor, as well as four other planets.

Naming the planet Lyr’Davni Minor, they quickly colonized and the population flourished, spanning every landmass in massive sprawling cities within decades. Upon further exploration, four new planets were discovered but were deemed unsustainable for life. The Lyr’Davni Human civilization took turn in the late part of the 21st millennium BCE. After fighting a series of violent wars on various planets in the name of establishing a grand star empire, violence among humans began to experience a decline that continued well through the chaos of the collapse of its governments. Overall, the curve still continued until The Last War came – Lyr’Davni’s humans were less violent than they have been in the past. In the middle part of the 21st millennium BCE, humans found a way to defeat death temporarily and stopped some forms of death all together, along with effective rejuvenation techniques. By the late part of the 21st millennium BCE, humanity had defeated biological death all together. Humanity is notable for having been the only species to have eradicated numerous viruses which plagued the planet - smallpox was their first victim, followed by rinderpest, then polio. Other diseases are extinct as well - syphilis, malaria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), gonorrhea, meningitis, hepatitis, and eventually, HIV/AIDs were exterminated. Despite this, it's an ongoing war between newer diseases that emerge - especially scary when these diseases contain plasmids that aren't from Lyr’Davni - and the science that eventually drives them extinct.

By around 21,200, humanity had grasped a firm enough command over its genetic code to allow for manipulation that would eventually lead to the development of clades. This genetic manipulation was embraced by some and shunned by others; the last large cultural divide in the human sphere, beyond the acceptance of hyper-corporate transitional economies or new, post-scarcity economies, is whether or not to accept these new technologies. Most of humanity accepts them with some trepidation about newer technologies, while others either embrace them completely, indulging in morphological changes on a whim, and others shun it, and the medical technology that defeated death, completely.

The Last War (21,217-21,208 BCE)

During an unprecedented period of peace, hostilities began with the Z’surani, a reptilian race in a neighboring star system. The Z’surani struck the Lyr’Davni home world with blinding speed, inflicting massive casualties within the span of just hours, catching the populace unprepared, millions of Aoraqet died within the first day of hostilities before the government, in desperation called for the creation of weapons that could be used to at least repulse the attackers and drive them from their world. Working in secret, a number of weapons were constructed and with vigorous testing on captured Z’surani, these weapons were developed and entered into mass production, and the warrior caste of Lyr’Davni was born. Although numerically outmatched from the outset of the conflict, the Lyr’Davni began retrofitting several of their merchant ships into crude warships and began to push the Z’surani out of their star system, becoming the turning point in the war.

While the Lyr’Davni-Z’surani War raged on outside the system, the Lyr’Davni managed to produce vast amounts of warships and began to push the Z’surani back, finally forcing their retreat into their own system, believing that once enough Z’surani forces were destroyed they could sue for peace from a position of military strength. Enjoying their military successes after having suffered the Z’surani initial attack, the Lyr’Davni forced the retreat of the Z’surani onto their core world. At this point Auracexian historians remember this as the day of not only of the Z’surani defeat, but also the day that the Aoraqet race was born. On 20 Paenyr-met during the 763rd year of the Last Era (equiv. to November 3, 21,208 BCE) the Z’surani were defeated, on their home world of Z’surana. During the final battle before their eventual defeat a retrovirus was unleashed, colloquially known among the Lyr’Davni as the Z’surani Curse, infecting every Lyr’Davni warrior it came into contact with. While exhibiting no known symptoms, the Lyr’Davni warriors pushed on, finally forcing the surrender of the Z’surani.

The Great Dying/The End of the Lyr’Davni Civilization (21,208-16,208 BCE)

Returning home after years of conflict, the virus spread further among the populace on the Lyr’Davni worlds virtually undetected. In the decades since the end of the Lyr’Davni-Z’surani War, the nation retained its military though maintaining it merely for defensive purposes, establishing a series of bases and beacons through their star system to provide an advanced warning system in the event another incident. As the bulk of the populace rebuilt and resumed their peaceful existences, the virus had slowly at first begun to attack the reproductive system of the males, causing rapid atrophy of the Y chromosome.

Within years the effects of the virus could be seen as the birth rate throughout the worlds of the Lyr’Davni declined sharply, fewer new births were happening in comparison with the death rate. While the Lyr’Davni life span was quite prodigious as they could live for a millennia and a half to two millennia, the fact that the daily death rate wasn’t being offset by new births became a troubling matter.

During the First year of The Great Dying (equiv. to the year 21,209 BCE) the government of the Lyr’Davni called together the greatest minds of their many worlds to find a solution to counter the effects of the Z’surani Curse. Beginning their work in haste the scientific community raced to find a solution, spending decades, centuries and vast resources in attempting to combat their declining numbers.

Thousands of years passed as the population among the Lyr’Davni core worlds declined to a mere fraction of its former glory. Before long, the females of the Lyr’Davni had become the majority among the population with the males being venerated as the last remaining vestige of the Lyr’Davni days of glory.

As the population continued to dwindle, a team of scientists inevitably came to the conclusion, that insofar there had been no medical cure that could be created to remedy The Z’surani Curse, turning to genetics, these scientists had begun to experiment using their own genetic material. Using various cultures from species encountered throughout the galaxies they’d traversed these scientists turned to genetic hybridization and genetic engineering. Eventually, through trial and error these same scientists were able to achieve a perfect genetic composition by which it was determined had the capacity to breed.

Informing the government, the leadership, now predominantly female were abhorred at the prospect; however facing the grim reality of the alternatives after years of lengthy consideration, finally conceded knowing it would mean the end of Lyr’Davni civilization, and required every eligible female throughout the Lyr’Davni worlds to participate in the program. Initially through in vitro fertilization, the program was considered a resounding success as every last one had become successfully pregnant with child. It was at this time Lyr’Davni historians had begun writing the epilogue of their civilization.

The Dawn of the Aoraqet'yari (16,208 BCE-Present)

Finally in what is now called the Last Year of The Great Dying (equiv. to 16,208 BCE) the first women who had undergone the fertilization procedure gave birth, initially happy after five millennia of zero births throughout the Lyr’Davni worlds that new life had been brought into their star system were brought to the realization that their children were of an entirely new species, while humanoid these children displayed traits that were uncharacteristic of the Lyr’Davni race. Vibrant hair and eye colour, a naturally medium-tan to olive skin complexion and an increasingly exponential development in intelligence. Among other readily discernible characteristics, every last child was born female, and all of them with a set of retractable tactile organs (tentacles) between their shoulder blades, the most identifiable trait being that of a retractable tactile organ near their genitalia.

Initially abhorred under the belief that the presence of this second organ was a birth defect; most women kept quiet regarding the subject. Only after the reassurance from the scientific community that the presence of this second organ was intentional, were the women of Auracexia able to put their minds at ease. After the initial shock regarding the physiology of their newborn children, the women continued to have more children finally proud that extinction had been avoided and the core world had begun to experience positive population growth.

After the last of the Lyr’Davni who had formed the nucleus of Auracexia’s government died, a new government was established with the eldest Auracexian female at its head. With this new matriarchy established, on 1 Athyr-met, during the 1st year of the 1st Era After The Great Dying (equiv to March, 15 16,207 BCE) the position of Prime Archon was created and Grand Dame Xeteriana Navras Delya Ravynna-Astraeva became proclaimed as the Dévnostraéva (Prime Archon) of the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia, with her wife Xuxiah Duren Selene Ravynna-Astraeva proclaimed as Dévnostraéva-Saéret (Prime Archoness) of the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia.

With the increase in births the population of the planet exploded from the scant number of mere millions to 1.26 billion inside the span of three decades. As the last generation of Lyr’Davni finally died, the new breed of Auracexian women had begun to reach maturity and sometime around 16,167 BCE these women began breeding with one another and the second generations of Auracexians were born increasing the population of Auracexia by threefold.

With the population rate and birth rate both on the rise, the empire finally turned its attention toward a small backwater colony of theirs near the periphery of their empire named Qhethon’a (Earth) in search of the Lyr’Davni humans who had colonized the world in millennia past in the hopes of bringing enough males back to the core world to attempt the siring of a male Auracexian child.

Geography

The Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia is composed of sixteen Terran planets, eleven desert planets, nine ocean planets, four ice planets, eight Jovian planets divided between gas giants and ice giants and two dwarf planets totalling fifty planets. As with the sheer size of the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia, the nation's population of 7,780,163,860 citizens, which in the terms of Earth-bound nation-states, would make it one of the largest nations on Earth by population, straddling fifty planets in some of the most diverse astrographical areas of the galaxy with climates ranging from arctic tundra to deserts and plains to lush tropical jungles, and vast oceanic worlds.

Location

The entirety of the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia lies within the Orion Spur of the Alpha Quadrant.

Climate

On the Terran planets and desert planets the prevalent climatology is that of the polar climate; icecaps, permafrost, glaciers, icebergs, between the 90ºN to 60ºN and 60ºS to 90ºS latitudes. Subarctic climate north above the 60ºN and south below the 60ºS latitudes, Humid continental and semi-arctic between the 60ºN to 45ºN and 45ºS to 60ºS latitudes with some winter conditions in the fall-winter seasons and spring-like conditions in the spring-summer seasons. Between the 40ºN to 15ºN and 15ºS to 40ºS latitudes, much of the areas are predominantly humid subtropical, marine, semi arid to arid, with large areas of temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands predominantly found in large river basins fed by rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, wetlands, seas and oceans with these being less likely on desert planets. Tropical wet and tropical dry climates between 15ºN and 15ºS latitudes, with the tropical wet climate being more prevalent near the equatorial regions.

The ocean planets predominately have similar climates as that of terran and desert planets, though the oceans on such planets would be hundreds of kilometers deep, much deeper than the oceans of Earth. The immense pressures in the lower regions of these oceans could lead to the formation of a mantle of exotic forms of ice. This ice would not necessarily be as cold as conventional ice. If the planet is close enough to its star that the water reaches its boiling point, the water will become supercritical and lack a well-defined surface. Even on cooler water-dominated planets, the atmosphere can be much thicker than that of Earth, and composed largely of water vapor, producing a very strong greenhouse effect.

Smaller ocean planets would have less dense atmospheres and lower gravity; thus, liquid could evaporate much more easily than on more massive ocean planets. Theoretically, such planets could have higher waves than their more massive counterparts due to their lower gravity.

Auracexia's ice planets are usually hostile to life as we know it because they are very cold, at least on the surface. Many ice planets may have subsurface oceans, warmed by their cores or tidal forces from another nearby body, specifically gas giants. Liquid subsurface water would provide habitable conditions for life, including fish, plankton, and microorganisms. Subsurface plants and microorganisms would not perform photosynthesis because sunlight is blocked by overlying ice; instead they produce nutrients using specific chemicals called chemosynthesis. Some worlds, if conditions are right, may have significant atmospheres and surface liquids like Saturn's moon Titan which could be habitable for exotic life forms.

Auracexia's Jovian planets or giant planets are divided between Gas giants and ice giants, are massive planets and have a thick atmosphere of hydrogen and helium. They may have a dense molten core of rocky elements, or the core may have completely dissolved and dispersed throughout the planet if the planet is hot enough. In "traditional" giant planets such as Jupiter and Saturn (the gas giants) hydrogen and helium constitute most of the mass of the planet, whereas they only make up an outer envelope on Uranus and Neptune, which are instead mostly composed of water, ammonia, and methane and therefore increasingly referred to as "ice giants".

Auracexia's two dwarf planets; Although smaller than the larger terran and desert planets would have similar climate conditions as those of the Terran and desert planets, although because of their smaller size it is difficult to determine of these dwarf planets would be large enough to sustain an atmosphere, thereby shedding considerable doubt regarding whether they would be habitable.

Terrain

Icecaps, glaciers and icebergs in the oceans of the terran, desert, ocean and ice planets between the 90ºN to 60ºN and 60ºS to 90ºS latitudes. Broad expanse of tundra and forests between the 60ºN to 45ºN and 45ºS to 60ºS latitudes. Continental, mountainous throughout central regions between the 40ºN to 15ºN and 15ºS to 40ºS latitudes, predominantly desert and grasslands nearer the larger mountain ranges with accompanying plains and river basins. Large areas of temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands predominantly found in large river basins fed by rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, wetlands, seas and oceans with these being less likely on desert, ice, ocean and dwarf planets. Tropical wet and tropical dry climates between 15ºN and 15ºS latitudes, with the tropical wet climate being more prevalent near the equatorial regions.

Elevation

 Highest Point: Dévnostraéva Peak, 41,793 ft. (12.738 km) above sea level
 Lowest Point: Death Valley, -3,793 ft. (-1.156 km) below sea level

Natural Resources

 coal, copper, lead, molybdenum, phosphates, uranium, bauxite, gold, iron, mercury, nickel, potash, silver, tungsten, zinc,

petroleum, natural gas, timber

Land Use

 Arable Land: 22.56%
 Permanent Crops 1.88%
 Other: 75.56% (2261)

Natural Hazards – Geological

Avalanches, earthquakes, coastal erosion, lahars, landslides, sinkholes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tsunamis.

Natural Hazards – Meteorlogical

Blizzards, droughts, hailstorms, heat waves, maelstroms, cyclonic storms, ice storms, tornados, climate change, geomagnetic storms, water spouts.

Demographics

Population

The A.S.H.A. Census Bureau estimates the astropolity's population now to be 137,717,161,943.

List of Administrative Divisions of the A.S.H.A. by population

Rank Administrative Division Parent System (or Planet) Population
1 Aoraqet'yari Stellar Trinity Aoraqet'yari Cluster 32,289,792,997
2 Apus Kémithean System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 31,169,910,425
3 Truscáeanti System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 16,629,781,429
4 Azéan System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 14,052,893,671
5 Auracexia Prime Aoraqet'yari Stellar Trinity 12,481,627,591
6 Férsonni System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 11,874,897,426
7 Xienna Apus Kémithean System 11,069,721,490
8 Apus Kémithea Apus Kémithean System 10,529,853,697
9 Férsonne Férsonni System 10,210,027,990
10 Auracexia Minor Aoraqet'yari Stellar Trinity 9,839,752,489
11 Euxa Mi'utenu Apus Kémithean System 9,569,696,896
12 Cérelléan System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 9,469,821,990
13 Truscáeant Truscáeanti System 9,359,791,628
14 Tiu Theia Truscáeanti System 7,269,989,801
15 Cérellé Cérelléan System 7,259,728,821
16 Azéa Prime Azéan System 7,211,429,741
17 Azéa Minor Azéan System 6,319,735,501
18 Föergan System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 6,135,674,906
19 Sekhemet'yeva Aoraqet'yari Stellar Trinity 5,259,576,821
20 Föerga Föergan System 5,210,089,976
21 Sankhemet'yeva Aoraqet'yari Stellar Trinity 4,708,836,096
22 Actéani System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 4,112,892,087
23 Actéan Actéani System 3,369,672,421
24 Mordanyac System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 2,363,762,419
25 Xiur Kobryra System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 2,239,476,821
26 Xiur Kobryra Xiur Kobryra System 2,239,476,821
27 Xinis Sagaruta Cérelléan System 2,000,503,549
28 Vol Aevéron System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 1,991,129,926
29 Daéphadus System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 1,983,010,701
30 Lugastine System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 1,945,954,471
31 Xirisi System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 1,457,892,674
32 Vol Aevéron Vol Aevéron System 1,269,599,920
33 Lugast Lugastine System 1,209,976,425
34 'Lornu Mordanyac System 1,089,737,598
35 Aeo Theia Férsonni System 937,428,996
36 Apus Niunia Föergan System 925,584,930
37 Xiris Prime Xirisi System 920,993,673
38 Daéphadus Daéphadus System 862,421,927
39 Ater Mékaruta Actéani System 743,219,666
40 Xétéra Lugastine System 735,978,046
41 Aésetyra Vol Aevéron System 721,530,006
42 Mordanyac Mordanyac System 670,987,563
43 Xel Viri Daéphadus System 616,959,437
44 Asiraéa Mordanyac System 603,037,258
45 Qyra Azéan System 521,728,429
46 Sio Káerro Daéphadus System 503,629,337
47 Métráeama Férsonni System 423,319,216
48 Xiris Minor Xirisi System 353,973,429
49 Xi Káalára Férsonni System 304,121,224
50 City State of Serq'khetyeva Auracexia Prime 264,427,792
51 Tarsi Cérelléan System 209,589,620
52 Kol Imathea/Xiris III Xirisi System 182,927,457
53 City State of Keminis'ya Auracexia Prime 121,457,205
54 Amarysan Protoplanetary System Aoraqet'yari Cluster 0
Legend
Core Systems
Core Worlds
Planets
City-States

Age structure

0-14 years: 12.6% --
15-1,000 years: 20.2% --
1000 years and over: 67.2% -- (2283 est.)
Median age: total: 2237.9 years (2264 est.)


Population growth rate: 0.894% (2264 est.)
Birth rate: 14.16 births/1,000 population (2264 est.)
Death rate: 8.26 deaths/1,000 population (2264 est.)
Net migration rate: 3.05 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2264 est.)
Sex ratio -- At birth: 1.05 under 15 years: 1.046
15-64 years: 0.996
65 years and over: 0.721
total population: 0.967 (2264 est.)

Nationality

Demonym: Auracexian(s)

Ethnic groups

Auracexian 96%, Human 2%, Other 2% (2260 est.)

note: a separate listing for Other is included because the SHA Census Bureau considers other to mean a person of non-human descent living in the SHA who may be of any race of species.

Religions

Aoraqetism (2264 est.)

Languages

Auracexian & English (common) 82.1%, Russian 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific Island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2257 census)

Literacy

Age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99% (2260 est.)

Education

The Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia has a free education system, which is guaranteed for all citizens by the Constitution, however entry to subsidized higher education is highly competitive. As a result of great emphasis on science and technology in education, Auracexian medical, mathematical, scientific, and aerospace research is generally of a high order.

Since 16,208 BCE, the 11-year school education has been introduced. Education in state-owned secondary schools is free. University level education is free, with exceptions. A substantial share of students are enrolled for full pay (many statte institutions started to open commercial positions in the last years).

In 2280, state spending for education amounted to 6.8% of the GDP or 13.3% of government expenditure. The Government allocates funding to pay the tuition fees within an established quota or number of students for each state institution. In higher education institutions, students are paid a small stipend and provided with free housing if they are from out of town.

The oldest and largest Auracexian universities are Serq'khetyeva University and Sekhemetyeva University. In the 2270s, in order to create higher education and research institutions of comparable scale in Auracexian regions, the government launched an initiative of establishing "imperial universities", mostly by merging existing large regional universities and research institutes and providing them with a special funding. These new institutions include Föerga Imperial University, Acteani Imperial University, Trinity Sector Imperial University, Ae'odezh'ya Imperial University, and Cerellé Imperial University

Health

The Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia guarantees free, universal health care for all its citizens. As of 2291, the average life expenctancy in Auracexia was 9,976 years.

Infrastructure

Science & Technology

Culture

Aoraqet'yari are highly social beings and tend to live in large social groups. More than any other creature, the Aoraqet'yari are adept at utilizing systems of communication for self-expression, the exchange of ideas, and organization, and as such have created complex social structures composed of many cooperating and competing groups. Aoraqet'yari groups range from families to nations.

Social interactions between Aoraqet'yari have established an extremely wide variety of values, social norms, and rituals, which together form the basis of Aoraqet'yari society. Aoraqet'yari previous to their ‘alteration’ were completely human, although inherently immune to the banes of modern mankind such as frailty, sickness and death. As such, previous to their ‘alteration’ Aoraqet'yari enjoyed extreme longevity (1,500-2,000 years) far surpassing that of modern humans, post-alteration this has become somewhat of a ‘curse’ as due to artificial engineering, the effect of free radicals on the body have been effectively neutralized, allowing Auracexians effective immortality.

In addition to living in large social groups, a substantial majority of Aoraqet'yari are divided into houses or dynasties — through progressive series of marriages, Aoarqet'yari dames rose in social rank gaining considerable political clout. Owing to the lack of sexual division throughout the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia, Aoraqet'yari women abandoned the old traditions that had previously been assigned based on gender, with families becoming matriarchal. Aoraqet'yari dames — the sires of their offspring, began marrying dames or mothers of other families, and through this practice the oldest and most venerable houses of Aoraqet'yari society were born. The matriarch or head of a House possessing such a higher social rank are therefore privy to the political matters and have considerable power and influence on politics, even at the lowest administrative subdivision.

In Aoraqet'yari society, aside from choosing a mate based on the typical qualities (hip-to-waist ratio, breast size and hair quality/color), mates are chosen based on additional characteristics: eye color, tentacle coloration and pattern, size, and flexibility. Another means of attaining higher social rank, is that of being an Aoraqet'yari woman of considerable beauty, those aware of their qualities possessing enough cunning can utilize this same quality to exploit the favors of others for her benefit, or hold in check the favor she exhibits to others until a more favorable woman is found to be her mate.

As a result of the establishment of houses, Aoraqet'yari society became divided into social classes:

  • Grand Dames, women who've sired and birthed children
  • Dames, those who've only sired children
  • Matriachs, those who only birthed children
  • Femmes, those who have reached the age of maturity and are of breeding age
  • Ingénue, those who have not reached the age of maturity.

Language

Auracexians are extremely adept in modern human linguistics as their language is a proto-language; their 'royal tongue' dialect resembles at most a combination of ancient Egyptian, Arabic and Slavic languages, the Aoraqet common language is resembles a fusion of Slavic and Latin.

Alphabet

The Auracexian language has thirty-one letters with a unique alphabet.

Aoraqet Letter A a Λ ʌ B b X x Ẋ ẋ Ӽ ӽ D d E e F f G g Ӭ ӭ Ӕ æ J j K k Ҟ ҟ L l M m N n O o P p R r Ʀ ʀ T t Đ đ Ѻ ѻ V v Ọ ọ Ṩ ṩ Y y Ʒ ӡ Ƶ ƶ
Latin Equiv. A Å B Ç/S Š Ţ D E F G H/I Í J/Y K Kh/Q L M N O P R Ř T Th U V Û/W X Y Ž Z

Calendar

All calendar dates in the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia are written out day, month, year, and the Era of the current reigning Prime Archon or since the Advent of the Aoraqet'yari.

Examples:
15 Seq'khe-met, during the 271st year of the 18th Era of Devnostraeva Delya Navras or 06/15/0271/18E DN.
15 Seq'khe-met, during the 271st year of the 18th Era since the Advent of the Aoraqet’yari (EA) or 06/15/18508 EA.

Either date format would correspond to August 29, 2300 CE.

# Month/Met Earth Equivalent # of days
1 Athyr-met March 15 – April 14 31
2 Kahr-met April 15 – May 14 30
3 Tybir-met May 15 – June 14 31
4 Mekyrrh-met June 15 – July 14 30
5 Rekh'ned-met July 15 – August 14 31
6 Seq'khe-met August 15 – September 14 31
7 Khansva-met September 15 – October 14 30
8 Paenyr-met October 15 – November 14 31
9 Aepyrrh-met November 15 – December 14 30
10 Mesyrra-met December 15 – January 14 31
11 Akhet-met January 15 – February 14 31
12 Tekhe-met February 15 – March 14 28/29

Gender Roles

The lack of sexual division between Auracexians has been marked culturally by a corresponding unity of roles, norms, practices, dress, behaviour, rights, duties, privileges, status, and power. Originally, the cultural differences by gender were believed to have arisen naturally out of the previous division of reproductive labor; the biological fact that women gave birth led to their further cultural responsibility for nurturing and caring for children. Since the elimination of genders and the subsequent consolidation of male and female into one gender within the Auracexian race, gender roles have virtually vanished as the difference between male and female blurred into one cohesive gender. What challenges were present upon the advent of this unified gender have long since been addressed and shows little to no effect in Auracexian society today.

Social Rank & Status

Society within Auracexia is highly matriarchal, as the eldest female not only leads her family, but wields a sizable amount of political power. Throughout the Auracexian worlds, the Matriach of a House is considered to be one of the highest levels of local government. Historically, when the population of the Aoraqet'yari was in the number of millions as a result of the Z'Surani Curse, and the population of the Auracexian worlds were recovering, the practice of plural marriage became accepted as a means of saving themselves from near extinction. Decades after the population recovered enough to where extinction was no longer a threat, the institution of plural marriage became more equated to a display of social status, to where the more women an Auracexian had as wives, the more prominence she would achieve in local society. Eventually, the more prominent women began establishing dynasties or houses where members of their lineage were given an amount of power equivalent to their position within said dynasty.

Administrative Divisions

Planetary/Stellar Systems

  • Axionian System
  • Fersonni System
  • Acteani System
  • Praxian System
  • Xiur Kobryra
  • Föergan System
  • Xirisi System
  • Lugastine System
  • Azean System
  • Mordanyac System
  • Cerelléan System
  • Amarysan System

Hegemonic Capital District

  • City-State of Serq'khet'yeva

Space Stations

  • Tet(rahedron) 001
  • Tet(rahedron) 002

Wormholes

  • Qiunae-Streqara [Kuhné-Strégar in GalStan] (Alpha-Gamma E.R.B.)

Government

The government of Auracexia/Aoraqet'ya resides in the City-State & Hegemonic Capital District of Serq'khetyeva (Ser Qhetjev'a), Auracexia Prime (Aoraqet'ya Dévno) the largest city in the the Ascendant Syndicated Hegemony of Auracexia/Aoraqet'ya with Devnostraeva Ravyn'na-A'stra'eva Del'ya Navras X'tery'ana also known as Xeteriana Navras Delya Ravynna-Astraeva or (Dévnostraéva) (IPA /zəˈtəriˈɑːnə nævræs dɛl'ya raɪˈviːnːna aːstr·aɪ:eɪˈva/ ) or (IPA /deɪvːnoːstraɪːeɪva/ ) as Prime Archon.

The Prime Archon is the head of the House of Ravynna-Astraeva, with two daughters, Ravynna-Astraeva Selyne Xuxiah Alessandra and Ravyn'na-Astraeva Selyne Araella Xetara, the heirs apparent of the Ascendant Syndicated Hegemony of Auracexia/Aoraqet'ya.

Main article: Government of the Auracexian Empire

Country Name

Conventional long form: Ascendant Syndicated Hegemony of Auracexia/Aoraqet'ya, or Auracexian/Aoraqet'yari Syndicated Hegemony
Conventional short form: Auracexian/Aoraqet'yari Hegemony, Auracexian/Aoraqet'yari Empire, Auracexia/Aoraqet'ya
Abbreviation: ASHA or ASH

Informal long form: Auracexian/Aoraqet'yari Stellar Empire
Informal short form: Auracexian/Aoraqet'yari Empire, Auracexia/Aoraqet'ya
Abbreviation: ASE or SSEA

Former conventional long form: Lyr'Davni Stellar Dominion of Auracexia/Aoraqet'ya
Former conventional short form: Stellar Dominion of Aucarexia/Aoraqet'ya, Auracexia/Aoraqet'ya
Abbreviation: SDA or LSDA

Constitutional Form

Government type: Hereditary Unitary Imperial Autocracy, with Parliamentary Democracy.
Capital: Ser'khetyeva (Ser Qhetjev'a)
Planet: Auracexia Prime (Aoraqet'ya Dévno)
Time difference: AST-1 (during Standard Time)
Daylight Saving Time: +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November

note: the SHA is divided into twelve star systems

Independence

March, 15 16,207 BCE (declared as the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia)

National holidays

Advent Day, 15 March (16,207 BCE); Prime Archon's Day, 29 August (16,207 BCE)

Constitution

drafted 18 September 16,208 BCE, effective 15 March 16,207 BCE.

Legal System

Imperial court system based on common law; each planet has its own unique legal system, of which all are based on common law; judicial review of legislative acts.

Suffrage

18 years of age; universal

Executive Branch

The supreme executive power of the Auracexian government is vested in the Prime Archon (Dévnostraéva) although power is often delegated to the First Consul of the Auracexian Empire and to the Cabinet and other officials; The Prime Archoness (Dévnostraéva-Saéret), the wife of the Prime Archon, also wields considerable executive power — however, only by the virtue of her wife the Prime Archon, Xeteriana Navras Delya Ravynna-Astraeva.

Chief of State

Main article: Prime Archon of the Auracexian Empire Main article: Prime Archoness of the Auracexian Empire

Prime Archon (Dévnostraéva): Xeteriana Navras Delya Ravynna-Astraeva
Prime Archoness (Dévnostraéva-Saéret): Xuxiah Dur'en Selene Ravyn'na-Astraeva

Heirs Apparent

Selene Alessandra Michelle Dévnostraéva (born 29 August 15,208 BCE)
Xetara Xuxiah Selene Dévnostraéva (born 7 January 13,225 BCE)
Fiora Selene Alexa Dévnostraéva (daughter of Selene Dévnostraéva, born 14 November 2258)

Head of Government

The First Consul (Dévno'kaénsurat) and Vice Consul (Närsii'kaénsurat) are appointed together by the Council of Electors, for which each star system, planet and district and is allocated a number of seats based on it's representation in all three houses of Parliament. The First Consul and Vice Consul serve one-hundred year terms, and are eligible for unlimited terms, the First Consul and Vice consul are analogous to that of a president and vice president.

Main article: First Consul of the Auracexian Empire

First Consul Xaryauinya Savrynyeva (since 1 November 2275)
Vice Consul Karyalynna Ambyrossa (since 1 November 2275)

Cabinet

Cabinet appointed by the First Consul with Senate approval.

Elections

First Consul and Vice Consul elected on the same ticket by a college of representatives who are elected directly from each state and overseas department; First Consul and Vice Consul serve one-hundred year terms (eligible for unlimited terms); election last held 18 June 2290 (next to be held on 18 June 2295)

Election Results
Xaryauinya Savrynyeva reelected First Consul; percent of popular vote - Xaryauinya Sav'ryn'yeva 71.9%, Anyatessya Taseranyeva 27.1%, other 1.0%

Legislative branch

File:Auracexia Parliament.jpg
Tricameral Parliament of the Auracexian Empire
File:SHA Parliament-2291.svg
Parliament Electons 2284
Results of 2284 Parliament Elections
Party Percentage of Vote
Nessimyeva Dynasty - 678 seats
43.95%
Valaera Dynasty - 335 seats
21.75%
Varqkhuarra Dynasty - 230 seats
14.89%
Saelestyeva Dynasty - 208 seats
13.40%
Siimaardyeva Dynasty - 94 seats
5.82%

Tricameral Parliament consists of the Senate (100 seats, 2 members are elected from each planet by popular vote to serve ninety year terms; one-third are elected every thirty years), the Delegates' Assembly (983 seats, each delegate represents 7,678,752 people for each delegation's district; members are directly elected by popular vote to serve forty-five year terms) and the Imperial Assembly (12 Archons, 50 Alter Archons and 4000 Demi Archons totaling 462 seats, each member is selected from each of planets eight districts or regions by popular vote to serve fifty year terms).

Archons (Astraévae) answer to the Prime Archon, and are responsible for the administraton of a star system within the Auracexian Empire. Immediately below the Archons are the Lesser/Alter Archons (Närsii'straévae) who in turn are responsible for the administration of the planets within a star system; Beneath the Lesser/Alter Archons are the Demi Archons (Aktya'straévae) who in turn are responsible for the administration of one of eight regions or districts of a planet.

Elections:Senate - last held 7 September 2282 (next to be held September 2286); Delegates' Assembly - last held 7 September 2282 (next to be held November 2286); Imperial Assembly - last held 7 September 2282 (next to be held November 2286)

Election results
Senate — percent of vote by dynasty: Nes'sim'yeva Dynasty 38.2%, Varq'khu'arra Dynasty 24.0%, Vala'era Dynasty 21.4%, Sae'lest'yeva Dynasty 8.8%, Siimaardyeva Dynasty 7.6%; Senate — seats by party: Nessimyeva Dynasty 38, Varqkhuarra Dynasty 24, Valaera Dynasty 21, Saelestyeva Dynasty 9, Siimaardyeva Dynasty 8.

Delegates' Assembly — percent of vote by party: Nes'sim'yeva Dynasty 38.9%, Vala'era Dynasty 21.1%, Varq'khu'arra Dynasty 18.2%, Saelestyeva Dynasty 14.8%, Siimaardyeva Dynasty 7.0%; Delegates' Assembly — seats by party: Nessimyeva Dynasty 382, Valaera Dynasty 207, Varqkhuarra Dynasty 179, Saelestyeva Dynasty 146, Siimaardyeva Dynasty 69.

Imperial Assembly — percent of vote by party: Nessimyeva Dynasty 55.8%, Valaera Dynasty 23.1%, Saelestyeva Dynasty 11.5%, Varqkhuarra Dynasty 5.8%, Siimaardyeva Dynasty 3.8%; Imperial Assembly — seats by party: Nessimyeva Dynasty 258, Valaera Dynasty 107, Saelestyeva Dynasty 53, Varqkhuarra Dynasty 27, Siimaardyeva Dynasty 17.

Judicial branch

The Imperial Judicature (nine Adjudicators; nominated by the First Consul and confirmed with the advice and consent of the Senate; appointed to serve for life); Auracexian Empire Courts of Appeal; Auracexian Empire District Courts; Planetary and Regional Courts

Political parties and leaders

Nessimyeva Dynasty Alyssandra V. Nessimyeva; Valaera Dynasty Annaelyssa D. Valaera; Varqkhuarra Dynasty Viktaurya S. Varqkhuarra; Saelestyeva Dynasty Kaellynna Z. Saelestyeva; Siimaardyeva Dynasty Valaeryanna A. Siimaardyeva

Political pressure groups and leaders

Ravynna-Astraeva Dynasty, Valaera Dynasty, Saelestyeva Dynasty, Varqkhuarra Dynasty

Military

Military Branches

  • Auracexian Sovereign Hegemony Ground Forces (Army)
  • Auracexian Sovereign Hegemony Navy
  • Auracexian Sovereign Hegemony Marine Corps
  • Auracexian Sovereign Hegemony Space Defense Force
  • Auracexian Sovereign Hegemony Planetary Guard

Military service age and obligation

18 years of age; 17 years of age with written parental consent (2263)

Manpower available for military service

  • Age 18-49: 47.5% 3,128,451,875 (2267 est.)

Manpower fit for military service

  • Age 18-49: 39.1% 2,575,209,859 (2267 est.)

Manpower reaching military service age annually

  • Age 18-49: 1.5% 98,793,217 (2267 est.)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP

  • 4.06% (2267 est.)

Strategic Arsenal

the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia possesses approximately 35,710 nuclear warheads, including tactical, strategic and non-deployed weapons. According to FAS documentation, the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia Empire deploys 15,750 strategic nuclear warheads on 750 deployed ICBMs; 10,080 warheads on 480 deployed SLBMs; 2,880 warheads on deployed strategic bombers. The Federation of Auracexian Scientists estimates that the Sovereign Hegemony of Auracexia's non-deployed strategic arsenal is approximately 6,000 warheads and the A.S.S.E. tactical nuclear arsenal numbers 1,000 warheads.

Crime & Law Enforcement

Economy

Economic Indicators
Nominal GDP $256.89 trillion (Q4 2287)
Real GDP growth 2.2% (Q2 2287, annualized)
2.3% (2286)
CPI inflation 2.0% (February 2286 – February 2287)
Employment-to-population ratio 98.5% (March 2287)
Unemployment 3.3% (December 2287)
Labor force participation rate 63.3% (March 2283)
Poverty 1.48% (2287)
Public debt $19.048 trillion (Q4 2286)
Household net worth $58.5 trillion (Q4 2287)

The has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $53,000. In this market oriented economy, private individuals and business firms make most of the decisions, and the federal, state and the governments of the autonomous republics buy needed goods and services predominantly in the private marketplace. SHA business firms enjoy greater flexibility than their counterparts in Western Europe and Japan in decisions to expand capital plant, to lay off surplus workers, and to develop new products. At the same time, they face higher barriers to enter their rivals' home markets than foreign firms face entering SHA markets. SHA firms are at or near the forefront in technological advances, especially in computers and in medical, aerospace, and military equipment; their advantage has narrowed since the end of the Aoraqet-Z'Surani Galactic War in 21,208 BCE. The onrush of technology largely explains the gradual development of a "three-tier labor market" in which those at the bottom lack the education and the professional/technical skills of those at the top and, more and more, fail to get comparable pay raises, health insurance coverage, and other benefits; while those in the middle are moderately educated and possess some of the professional/technical skills through education whether it be in community colleges or in universities. Since the Twentieth Era, 261st year (equiv to 2290 CE), practically all of the gains in household income have gone to the top 30% of households. The rebuilding of post-war Auracexian society showed the remarkable resilience of the economy. The post-war period required major shifts in national resources to the military in the creation of a self-defense force. The rise in GDP in 2261-64 was undergirded by substantial gains in labor and productivity. Declining resource prices through 2262-2264 prevented inflation and unemployment, and the economy continued its growth through year-end 2264. Imported resources accounts for about one-quarter of SHA consumption. Long-term advantages include adequate investments in economic infrastructure, rapidly falling medical and pension costs of an aging population, sizable trade surpluses, and an escalation of family income in the lower economic groups. The nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached a record $256.89 trillion in 2287. Together, these advantages caused a marked increase in the value and status of the Aoraqet Kurav'i worldwide in 2287.

Budget

  • Revenues: $2.568 trillion
  • Expenditures: $2.731 trillion (2283 est.)
  • Public debt: 6.8% of GDP (2283 est.)

Industries

  • Agriculture — Products: wheat, corn, other grains, fruits, vegetables, cotton; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish; forest products
  • Industries: leading industrial power in the world, highly diversified and technologically advanced; petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining
  • Industrial production growth rate: 0.5% (2283 est.)
  • Electricity - production: 4.062 trillion kWh (2281)
  • Electricity - consumption: 3.816 trillion kWh (2281)
  • Electricity - exports: 19.8 billion kWh (2281)
  • Electricity - imports: 44.53 billion kWh (2281)
  • Elineium - production: 8.322 million bbl/day (2281 est.)
  • Elineium - consumption: 20.8 million bbl/day (2281 est.)
  • Elineium - exports: 1.048 million bbl/day (2280)
  • Elineium - imports: 13.15 million bbl/day (2280)
  • Elineium - proved reserves: 21.76 billion bbl (1 January 2282 est.)
  • Exolinium - production: 490.8 billion cu m (2281 est.)
  • Exolinium - consumption: 604 billion cu m (2281 est.)
  • Exolinium - exports: 19.8 billion cu m (2281 est.)
  • Exolinium - imports: 117.9 billion cu m (2281)
  • Exolinium - proved reserves: 5.551 trillion cu m (1 January 2282 est.)
  • Current account balance: $747.1 billion (2283 est.)

Exports

  • Total: $1.14 trillion f.o.b. (2283 est.)
  • Exports - commodities: agricultural products (soybeans, fruit, corn) 9.2%, industrial supplies (organic chemicals) 26.8%, capital goods (transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers, telecommunications equipment) 49.0%, consumer goods (automobiles, medicines) 15.0% (2282)
  • Exports - partners: Föerga 22.2%, Sekhemet'yeva 12.9%, Cerellé 5.8%, Pyrrha 5.3%, ‘Lornu 4.4% (2282)

Imports

  • Total: $1.987 trillion f.o.b. (2283 est.)
  • Imports - commodities: agricultural products 4.9%, industrial supplies 32.9% (crude oil 8.2%), capital goods 30.4% (computers, telecommunications equipment, motor vehicle parts, office machines, electric power machinery), consumer goods 31.8% (automobiles, clothing, medicines, furniture, toys) (2282)
  • Imports - partners: Azea 16%, Cyra 15.9%, Sankhemet'yeva 10.4%, Lugast 7.9%, Ephesa 4.8% (2282)
  • Economic aid - donor: ODA, $6.9 billion (2282)
  • Reserves of foreign exchange and gold: $65.89 billion (2282 est.)
  • Debt - external: $12.25 trillion (30 June 2283)
  • Stock of direct foreign investment - at home: $1.818 trillion (2282 est.)
  • Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad: $2.306 trillion (2282 est.)
  • Market value of publicly traded shares: $17 trillion (2281)

Currency (code)

ISO-4217 Code: Aoraqet Kurav'i (AQK)

Fiscal year

Begins: 1 October - 30 September

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Main article: Auracexia
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Government: Prime ArchonFirst ConsulVice ConsulParliament of the Auracexian EmpireAuracexian Empire Supreme CourtSer'khetyeva, I.C.D.Political PartiesState Intelligence Agency (SIA)National Investigation Agency (NIA)Defense Intelligence (DI)Department of State Security (DSS)Security Service/MI5Secret Intelligence Service (SIS)/MI6Covert Operations Service (COS)/MI7Strategic Logistics Division (SLD)/MI8Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS)/MI9
Administrative Divisions: Planetary/Stellar SystemsImperial Capital DistrictSpace StationsWormholes
History: Lyr'Davni Stellar DominionLyr'Davni-Z'Surani Galactic WarSovereign Hegemony of Auracexia
Important Figures (Past and Present): Séterrhÿana N. D. Ravÿn'na-A'strä'evaXuxiah S. D. Ravyn'na-A'stra'evaAlessandra X. S. Ravyn'na-A'stra'evaXetara A. S. Ravyn'na-A'stra'evaFiora S. A. Ravyn'na-A'stra'eva