Lore: Governance & Governments:
The Galactic Governance:
The Galactic governance is a political entity comprised of politicians from the four
And it is also made up of the corporate diplomats representing over one hundred of
the galaxy's most powerful entrepreneurial interests. The Sparq
have an unknown role in galactic politics.
The Governance rose out of necessity. The wars that were once fought over star-systems
and galactic territory were bad for business. In turn these conflicts hurt corporate profits and had the side effect
of massacring legions of
consumers, customers, and buyers. However well this turn of events proved for military contractors and suppliers,
it had an overall cooling effect on the galactic economy. Something had to be done...
Over time, the Governance formed into the bureaucratic monstrosity that is both loved
(perhaps) and reviled by many (confirmed) today.
Due to the number of competing interests involved, the Governance has little effect on
local politics and is often slow in reacting to serious and potentially devastating situations.
Taxes are high enough to garner resentment from the general populace who generally sees no
direct benefit of having the Governance in place. The average citizen perceives the Governance as a wasteful, ignorant,
and dangerously ambivalent entity. Corporations tend to see the Governance as a necessity and see the value in
having a body with which to ratify and perhaps enforce trade agreements, border disputes and the like.
The Governance has a small, yet still powerful, standing military presence, and in
times of great need can call on the participating member races to provide support. Failing that, they have
been known to employ any one of a number of Mercenary Companies or Bounty Hunters,
as long as those
organizations are on the list of approved vendors and have satisfied all aspects of the Governance procurement
process (processing time for new applicants may be expected to last for several, and more often than not, more
than twenty years, from start to finish). The corporations out of necessity, and perhaps also because they can, have
also formed enormous private military presences with which they zealously protect their interests. Their primary
concern is piracy and work-stoppages, as a result their is often strict law and order on corporate worlds and the most
commonly travelled trade routes are relatively safe.
The Sparq are mysterious and imposing by anyone's standards. Current knowledge of the
robotic race is limited, less from an overt attempt at secrecy on the part of the Sparq. In fact the machines
are notoriously reticent to share more information than is strictly necessary. As a result, we know little about
The Sparq do employ a diplomatic core. That is to say that there are configurations
of Sparq that are regularly encountered in diplomatic relations, however infrequently.
The Sparq prefer not to get involved with the development of the other races.
It is well rumored that they have provided guidance to the galactic leadership from time to time but
otherwise they seem to require little from the living races and offer even less in return.
Sparq have been known to initiate limited diplomatic contact with any race
that has evolved to the point of faster than light travel.
The D'esht race is extinct in the modern Galaxy and their political problems
have been more or less resolved by virtue of their total annihilation/disappearance.
It is believed that their political, social and religious systems
were not so different from the ones in place today.
While there is a great deal more about the D'esht that is known
in certain circles, the details are classified and have not yet found their way into common knowledge.
This ancient race is also extinct and there is precious little
evidence of their existence. Nothing is known about their political systems and motivations.
There are of course other species in the galaxy on any number of
habitable worlds. Some of those species may be classified as intelligent, and others still
as sentient. Due to their technological, biological, or other 'deficiencies', they do not
play and active role in Galactic politics with some exceptions.
Within their own worlds, and systems these species have their own
unique and equally ineffective forms of local governance.