Archosaurian Empire

The Archosaurian Empire

Archosaur emblem
Image from Andrew P. and Arik
The Emblem of the Archosaurian Empire

The Archosaurian Empire lies in the volumes around and beyond Cluster M39 (often known as the Archaipelago), on the border between the Solar Dominion and the old Cygexpa volumes. A large region of space dominated by Panvirtuality entities can also be found nearby. More specifically, the name Archaipelago refers to the 122 loosely aligned Terragen systems within the M39 cluster. Since the collapse of Cygexpa, the Archosaurian Empire has become the most powerful faction in this sector.

The Archosaurian Empire - Data Panel

StatusInterstellar Empire
Tech LevelsUltratech, Transapientech, Godtech
Kardashev LevelAt least 2.1
Established in present formThe Archosaurian Entity achieved 5th toposophic level in 9,400 AT and united all transapients in the Archaipelago Cluster (M39).
OriginsVarious habitat clusters constructed throughout the region, beginning with the Post-ComEmp Era.
Ruling ArchailectThe Archosaurian Entity (5th toposophic), AKA ArchSaur, AKA Toh Chi Lok-Malar (Mother of the Wise Dinosaur Race).
Capital SystemToh Chi Lok-Nar Habitat Cluster
Political SystemQuasi-socialist archailect protection alliance of various Archaitheocracies.

Cultural diversity and free expression is officially tolerated, regional micropolitical election is encouraged, yet archailect memetic control and martial law (via Toh Chi-led patrols) is considerable by Sephirotic standards. Every sapient species must have at least one spokesbeing to act as a facilitator between the sapient and transapient races.

The Empire has often been described as a smaller, more visibly structured version of the Utopia Sphere.
EmblemA theropod dinosaur with her tail curled around a clutch of eggs.
Archsaurs Meeting
Image from Steve Bowers
Archosaurians meeting on the Giant Ring of the Archsaur
Number of Stellar States121 habitat clusters within the Archaipelago star cluster.
The Giant Ring of the Archsaur (under construction)
300 colonies within former Cygexpa territory.
98,724 smaller settlements.
Planetary colonies are rare; the earliest example was was destroyed by its own godling in 7400 AT, and since that time most of the population has been accommodated in space habitats.
Population135 billion physicals, more than 60 trillion virtuals

Physical Population Breakdown:

Bionts - 73% (41% nearbaseline human, 20% superbright human, 10% superbright dinosaur uplift, 1% other uplift, 0.6% rianth, 0.4% neogen)
Cyborgs - 1%
Sapient Ships - 1% (mostly fusion & amat)
Vecs & other Sapient Artificials - 23%
Transapients - 2% (this includes 0.4% postbiont and 0.1% transapient ships)

Number of high transapients: Close to one million. At least a hundred thousand are transapient capital ships.

Number of godlings: While this information is generally not revealed to sapients, it is believed to be well above one thousand. This includes the twelve godlings overseeing the Cygexpa colonies. It is also rumoured that all major virches are directly controlled by at least one godling or power, rather than run automatically by high- level software.

Number of basic archailects: 120
Points of InterestThe majority of human superbrights live within HeavenWatch. This polity was founded by thousands of human scientists and transapients who broke off from the Argus Project, under the leadership of a high transapient named ToneWatcher. The dispute was not understood by any sapients, but believed to be ideological in nature. ToneWatcher eventually became UrchinStar, HeavenWatch's ruling archailect, and continues to listen for messages from other galaxies.
The various dinosaur uplifts that constitute the Toh Chi Lok-Nar are all descendants of GEvidian's experiments. Now clearly the dominant polity, the Toh Chi Lok-Nar arrived ironically late on the scene. The first recorded contact with the polity was with HeavenWatch in 5439 AT.
Throughout the 6000's AT, the region acquired dozens of weylforges via trade with the Solar Dominion.
The Archaipelago Attacks of 8400 AT were a tremendous blow to the region's security (though not entirely unprecedented). It is widely believed that this incident led to the radical alteration of Toh Chi foreign policy and its eventual domination of the cluster and nearby settlements.
Archosaurian Empire
Image from Steve Bowers
  • Abstract progenitism  - Text by Frogworld5
    The philosophical belief that forces of abstraction challenge themselves intellectually through the encouraged growth of the discrete and the concrete in the universe.
  • Archaipelago  - Text by Darren Ryding
    The popular name of the M39 Cluster before ArchSaur's transcension to 5th toposophic level and subsumption of all the other archais and godlings within the region. After that point (9400 AT), the region became known as the Archosaurian Empire. However, the term Archaipelago is still used to describe the cluster itself.
  • Archangel Corvette  - Text by Darren Ryding
    One of a million transapient corvettes in the Archosaurian Empire, noted for the eerie cyan glow of their heat deflection armour.
  • ArchSaur (Archailect)  - Text by Darren Ryding
    An aggressive expansionist archailect in the Archaipelago Cluster, known to have subsumed several other AI entities.
  • Dino Kids - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Clade/Subculture of archosaurian rianthed devotionalists who identified with the memetic of the hyperturing GEvidan.
  • Dinosaur  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Terragen formerly extinct Mesozoic archosaurian reptile. Most of the well-known species have been lazurogened with a greater or lesser faithfulness to paleontological authenticity; some of these have also been provolved. A large number of dinosaurs and other mesozoic species can be found on the surface of the terraformed and mesozoiformed planet Owen.
  • Dominator Class Ship  - Text by Darren Ryding
    One of the capital ships of the Archosaurian Empire, recognised by its dark, broad mothlike 500 metre wide form.
  • Dorrahsa  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    A race of small dinosaur provolves, the Dorrahsa spread widely during the Age of Establishment. Only one clade of Dorrahsa were settled on Owen, where they have reverted to a primitive culture. Those that are distributed through space are generally more intelligent, technologically savvy, and assimilate well into hu culture (mainly as companion sentients), although a few clades have a predilection for violent employment (mercenaries and piracy are common occupations, but only in conjunction with other races).
  • GEvidian  - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
    Late Federation and early Expansion Age hyperturing maverick gengineer and lazurogenicist, responsible for the creation of many dinosaur provolve clades.
  • Giant Ring of the ArchSaur  - Text by Marcel Lossi
    A very large ringworld orbiting a bright, partially disassembled star.
  • Kulshedra  - Text by Steve Bowers
    A Dragon World.
  • LokRok  - Text by Darren Ryding
    Archosaur Toh Chi music genre.
  • Molatov Skulwak   - Text by Darren Ryding
    A human artist, cartoonist and satirist in the small Avon system of the Archosaurian Empire
  • Owen (System)  - Text by PortalHunter
    System containing Owen, the homeland of a number of species of Dinosaur provolves.
  • Sunhugger Dyson Sphere, The  - Text by Darren Ryding
    Hypernode structures around the star YTS 44429-10-11-9
  • Throne Ship  - Text by Darren Ryding
    Giant ship of the Archosaurian Empire.
  • Toh Chi Lok  - Text by Darren Ryding
    Tweaked superbright deinonychus provolves; the dominant species of the Toh Chi Lok-Nar.
  • Toh Chi Lok-Nar - Text by Darren Ryding
    Vast habitat cluster in Archaipelago. The home of many dinosaur provolves, as well as the archailect known as the Archosaurian Entity.
  • Trias Vecs  - Text by Ryan B
    Vec clade originating from an unaligned system in Archosaurian Empire space.
  • Urchinstar  - Text by Darren Ryding
    Spiky archailect of the Archaipelago, later subsumed by the Archosaurian Entity.
Development Notes
Text by Darren Ryding

Initially published on 19 November 2002.

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