Glory of Taarskoerzn
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|Glory of Taarskoerzn||2nd Survey (1065)||BlSo||4-ltr code||None|
Shaken by internal turmoil in the late 900s, a new, highly militant government seized power. The new leadership was heavily influenced by the Church of the Chosen Ones, finding justification for conquest in the Church's teachings. The Taarskoerzn military recognized its weakness, however, as it was a small force established in the midst of comparative giants.
The Glory of Taarskoerzn leaders especially hated their existence in the shadow of the powerful Irrgh Manifest, immediately to rimward. Secret plans were made to seek vengeance against the Manifest when the right time came.
That time eventually did come in 1116, with Strephon's assassination and the subsequent fragmentation of the Imperium. With Taarskoerzn naval forces augmented by corsair mercenaries, Taarskoerzn fleets coerced and battled their way through Irrgh territory into Corridor Sector. The antiImperial Oekhsos tirades only bolstered public sentiment, and the Taarskoerzn government felt that it was finally time to set out on a course of galactic conquest.
The Taarskoerzn fighters were initially successful. Raiders looted a number of both Irrgh and Imperial worlds. One large force laid siege to Lemish (Corridor 1808), a subsector capital, and tried to take the world's resources by duress. Unfortunately, the populace refused the Taarskoerzn demands. In retribution, Lemish's starport was all but destroyed, along with key industrial centers. With wealth pouring in from the Imperium, and the neighboring Irrgh Manifest seemingly unable to rejoin its divided territory, conditions looked favorable tor Taarskoerzn expansion.
A freak occurrence disrupted Taarskoerzn plans, however. The Vaenggvae, a corsair group hired as naval auxiliaries, managed to accomplish a feat at which all others had failed: the coercion of the Corridor Depot's personnel. Backed by the Depot's incredible resources, the Vaenggvae quickly rose to dominate all other Vargr forces in the sector. This corsair group, once a minor band operating out of the Glory of Taarskoerzn, now dictated policy to the government of its former territory.
A small but fanatical government in Provence Sector, the Glory has proven nothing but rapacious in its attacks on Corridor. The Taarskoerzn navy, bolstered by corsair mercenaries, coerced and fought its way through Irrgh territory into human space. Since then, the Taarskoerzn forces have met with great success, both in looting Imperial and Irrgh worlds. Perhaps the most heinous act of the Glory was the lead it took in sacking Lemish - an attack that took the lives of more than a million people.
Government & Politics
The Glory of Taarskoerzn is an interstellar, multi-system Hegemony, characterized by a very high degree of centralization, strong policies that direct the entire sectors or states, and a strong disregard for local/planetary differences.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
World Listing: 1105
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