Sorority of Hygiea

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The Sorority of Hygiea is a small polity or Pocket Empire.

Astronavigational Codes[edit]

Polity Astronavigational Codes
Polity Survey Code Type Remarks
Sorority of Hygiea Pre-Imperial SocHyg No standard code None
Sorority of Hygiea 1st Survey (300) Sh 2-ltr code None
Sorority of Hygiea 2nd Survey (1065) SoHy 4-ltr code None

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The Sorority of Hygiea is a matriarchal state, with all interstellar leadership roles filled by women. The ruling class is composed entirely of elite female warriors sharing an extended familial lineage. The last male members of the line passed away centuries ago, and the family have used genetic engineering and cloning banks ever since to maintain their numbers.

  • The populations of the worlds under the Sorority's control have a normal distribution of genders.
  • Throughout the state, women generally hold more power and authority than men and receive preferential treatment in terms of promotions and pay. There is a growing Male Rights movement.

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Chart sourced from Traveller Map.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Government[edit]

The Sorority is controlled by the Sisters, a martial Self-perpetuating Oligarchy who rule a generally supportive population.

  • Each member world is self-governing but swears loyalty to the Sorority.
  • Each member world contributes an annual tax to the Sorority. This is generally "in kind", taking the form of goods and commodities, materials, assets such as military vessels and equipment, as well as cash and valuables. The Sorority invests a large amount of the tax it receives back into the maintenance of the state.
  • The Sorority acts on behalf of its citizens, representing them in interstellar politics. The Sisters also serve as an internal police force, able to cross borders and intercede in local affairs.

Head of State:[edit]

Beraelyn "The Marked".

Culture and Society[edit]

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Sisters of the Sorority have a reputation for abruptness and pragmatism. They are warriors, trained from infancy in a broad range of martial skills and observe a traditional code that emphasises the duality of the mind and the physical body. A strong will is needed to break a rock, as much as is a strong arm.

Individual Sisters do not have surnames, since they all share the same genetic pool. Instead they earn themselves a "name of virtue" through achievement and though battle.

Each Sister forges her own sword. They are taught the craft as part of their upbringing and education. It is a mark of their skill and ability and the nature of the blade is a reflection of their personality. A Sister who cannot create a decent weapon upon reaching 18 years of age is not considered suitable for a leadership role.

  • Each Sister will forge a number of blades during her life, with each new weapon displaying her experience and finesse - typically a new weapon is produced if a promotion is being sought. A senior Sister may be required to make a sword in order to prove their continued fitness. If they can no longer create at least as fine a blade as their previous weapon, they retire from their duties
  • Each Sister is expected to have another artistic talent, a balance to the aggressive attitude their society promotes.

Many Sisters keep pet beasts. The Fal Zarian Snow Bastard is particularly prized.

The Sorority rule their domain from vast private estates located on each member world. These estates all have a central fortress called a Hall, as well as outlying facilities including one or more private spaceports. Each Hall is built in an isolated area, in a defensible position, far from the local population.

  • Each Hall is heavily defended, with a well-equipped garrison and surrounded by Planetary Defense sites.

The heart of each Hall is the Keep, a walled compound divided into a great forge where swords can be made and a tended garden centered on a sacred grove. These are closely guarded at all times.

  • The Keep is surrounded by a range of practical, solidly constructed buildings, including atriums, barracks, private chambers, training areas, power generation plants, storage and warehousing, and vehicle garages.
  • The interiors of private chambers and barracks are a complete contrast to their drab and dour exteriors. They are a canvas upon which the Sisters are expected to express themselves, to display their taste and style.

Military & Intelligence[edit]

The Hygiean Fleet defends the state and is divided between four Naval Bases.

  • Hygiean Fleet Command is drawn exclusively from the ranks of the Sisters.
  • Hygiean Fleet Command also controls the Hygiean Army and the Hygiean Marines.

Droyne Refugees[edit]

Many Droyne that inhabited worlds now occupied by the Korsumug Empire fled to the Sorority. They have formed a commensal society with the Sisters, forming enclaves within the Sorority's private estates and remaining distant from the local populations.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This polity is located in the following areas:

Capital: 1105[edit]

The capital of this polity is located at:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

The following systems and worlds can be found within this polity:

14 of 14 World articles in Sorority of Hygiea
Esme  •  Eso Ilian  •  Fal Zaria  •  Foosho  •  Imporis  •  Mhalis  •  Miller  •  Pomodo  •  Quesha  •  Ribis  •  Wisshu  •  Yeshura  •  Yurisay  •  Zharax  •  
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