Black Imperium

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The Black Imperium was an interstellar empire, which came into being sometime after after the release of Virus in 1130, and was formed from the remnants of Lucan's Imperium, which lasted until 1218.

Also known as the Black Curtain, its territory encompassed Core Sector, and depending on the year, portions of Antares, Fornast, Ley and Empty Quarter Sectors.

Goals[edit]

The Black Imperium's goals were mostly the same as Lucan's Imperium:

  • To bring the other faction's of the Rebellion under his dominion.

Complicating matters was the growing threat of The Great Dominate of The Gods of Thunder to Trailing. It is the split in resources which prevented the Black Imperium from succeeding in its goals.

Government & Politics[edit]

Since the Virus is not a biological organism (i.e. it is inorganic), it is difficult to state that the Virus has a government or law, per se. What can be said is that the Virus does establish dominance protocols over other strains of the Virus and has repeatedly attempted to subjugate all manner of biological organisms including sophonts of nearly every species known to science.

Military & Intelligence[edit]

The Black Imperium's military was formed from Lucan's martial assets. It was mostly composed of the Vampire Fleets.

History & Background[edit]

After the release of Virus from Research Station Omicron, Virus infected ships spread throughout Charted Space.

Virus & Lucan[edit]

One of the Viral entities had come to Capital (world). Lucan had somehow made an arrangement with the entity. Lucan was allowed to remain a figurehead and control the human populations of the worlds in his former territory in exchange for complete and actual control of the sector.

Lucan's Return to Power[edit]

Sometime during the 1150s, Lucan convinced the Viral entity to allow it to load Viral replicas of Lucan's personality into Imperial capital ships and the primary computer in the Imperial Palace.

Once this was done, Lucan's Viral replica destroyed the Viral entity and Lucan resumed leadership of his territory. When Lucan's health started to fail, through a process developed from continuing research at the Omicron Station, Lucan achieved a complete personality upload of himself and became an Informorph (Meta Identity), to be able to rule his domain directly. All other copies of Lucan were subservient to the copy at the Imperial Palace.

Dissolution[edit]

The Black Imperium state collapsed in 1218 due to the Battle of Capital.

With the destruction of the primary Lucan personality, every other replica of Lucan now considers itself to be the primary personality and only ally with each other when presented with a common threat.

The remnants of the Vampire Fleets were absorbed into The Great Dominate of The Gods of Thunder.

Sectors[edit]

No information yet available.

References & Contributors[edit]

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