Maskai Empire

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Found in the wilds of the Glimmerdrift Reaches is the home of a minor alien race of a multi-legged "insect" analog species, the Maskai sophonts.

  • They might be an offshoot of the Poicxh.

Astronavigational Codes[edit]

Polity Astronavigational Codes
Polity Survey Code Type Notes
Unknown Pre-Imperial None No standard code None
Unknown 1st Survey (300) None 2-ltr code None
Maskai Empire 2nd Survey (1065) MaEm 4-ltr code None


The survival of their species and the acquisition of materials to sustain their empire seem to be their only goals.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The lack of jump drives has forced them to develop slow, deliberate strategies and they are very patient planners.

  • The collective genetic memory of the species contains the big picture goals.
  • The individual organisms are just tools to achieve these goals.

Government & Politics (Leadership)[edit]

The Maskai Empire government is characterized as having a very high degree of centralization, which sets supremely uniform policies that direct a multi-system state and utterly disregards local/planetary differences. The Maskai Empire government is usually classified as an Empire.

These hives have a genetic caste system to carry out different social functions. The workers and warriors are led by a queen. The warrior caste are armored to withstand vacuum for short periods of time and have sharp mandibles.

Interstellar Relations[edit]

Many diplomatic concepts are foreign to their mindset.

  • They have developed the ability to negotiate to buy time.
  • They will delay offensive operations until they are fully prepared and certain of victory.

Technology & Trade (Economy)[edit]

They make use of genetic engineering to a wide degree. The extent of this technology is equivalent to at least TL–10 in most respects.

Military & Intelligence (Force Projection)[edit]

The Maskai Empire systems are protected by large asteroid monitors delivered by colonial sub light hive ships from the home world of Maskaan (world) in ancient pre-imperial times.

Maskai Empire Naval Architecture[edit]

Hive Protector: Filled with as many warriors as it can carry in a maze of tunnels, fitted into the largest buffered asteroid hull the computer technology could support, this design looks to eliminate capital ships with the large spinal mounted particle accelerator mount. Lesser targets are swarmed with missile barrages, and the pulse lasers are used to absorb surface weapon hits. They like to board if possible to allow their large numbers of efficient female warriors to overwhelm enemy ships.

SDB-N9055D4-690002-10J08-0 MCr. 30,358.734  49,000tons
Bearing      1   1 Y 1 W                    Crew 2,467
Batteries    1   1 Z 1 X                    TL 10
Cargo: 1 ton weapons locker Fuel: 2,450 tons EP: 2,450 Agility: 3   Marines: 2,002 Pulse Lasers
Craft: 1 x 90T Troop Lander
Backups: 1 x Model/4fib Computer
Substitutions: W = 34 X = 40 Y = 51 Z = 60
Architects Fee: MCr 303.587   Cost in Quantity: MCr 24,286.987

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

Because of the time required for subluminal travel they only control four worlds within the Poonch Subsector which is subsector J of the Glimmerdrift Reaches.

World Listing: 1116[edit]

4 of 4 World articles in Maskai Empire
Alone (GR 1522)  •  Kada Sei  •  Maska Shi'ir  •  Maskaan  •  
startbacknext(4 listed)

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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