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Poku Saeruo Degonjo

The Poku Saeruo Degonjo, also called the Hidden Sun Clan, is a player faction created by Nashoba. They claim a territory of space south of Yamatai (Planet) in the Kikyo Sector. No matter their species, a member of the Clan is considered Poku'vonai, one of the People of the Clan.

Poku Saeruo Degonjo
Hidden Sun Clan Flag
Above: Their flag is comprised of a central eye with a black iris and a
yellow sclera, surrounded by a stylized blue
star, on a field of gold and brown.
Capital The Sotâka Ruomâqi (World Station)
Population Over 1 Billion in YE 41
Head of State Mui (Clan Leader) Tarbah Leyto
Government Type Galysumanâ'ai (Government)
Formation YE -693
Currency Odawina (OW)

History

Kyn'ka (History) of the Poku Saeruo Degonjo.

Quick Summary

On a distant world more than 750 years ago, a sentient feline species known as the Qaktoro rose to power, ruling over a subordinate cousin species, the Tula. In time, their world formed the center of a vast Qaktoro Empire which allied itself with other spacefaring species. Disaster befell them all when those allies provoked a war with a powerful alien force whom the Qaktoro came to call the Death Wraiths. This enemy reached out from the darkness of space with terrible, planet-shattering weaponry and threatened the Qaktoro Empire with extinction. Facing this threat, the final stand of the defeated Qaktoro Empire created a fleet of huge Wunyaka Vonai (Ark) ships, sending as many as they could on a desperate journey for the survival of their species.

As their homeworld and all who remained on it were utterly destroyed, the Ark ships escaped into the void of space. This fleet was called the Norka (The Exodus), and after a fifty-year journey, the Norka eventually saw the signs of a distant star going supernova. A nebula formed in the wake of that star's destruction, and the interstellar refugees settled within that Nebula's obfuscating embrace. They called the Nebula Siama Rya or Soul of the Divine, and the system within the Nebula the Degonjo Saeruo (Hidden Sun System). Thereafter, they titled themselves the Hidden Sun Clan.

More than seven-hundred years passed as the shard of a defeated Empire recovered in the Nebula. It took a remarkable period of change occurring in 754 CY (YE 35) for the Poku Saeruo Degonjo to finally make formal contact with another polity for the first time in centuries. The Clan had made contact with the Yamatai Star Empire, and they formed the YE 35 HSC - YSE Treaty with them in the same year. The Clan remains staunch allies of the Empire, dedicating Emissaries and Ambassadors to treat with them diplomatically, trading with them extensively, and fighting against their shared foes. With the aid of Yamatai, the Clan colonized a world within its borders, placing its people on the soil of a planet for the first time in over seven centuries. What lies next in the troubled yet hopeful history of the Hidden Sun Clan?

Clan Origin Story

“In the great dark time, there was much turmoil in the void. Worlds burned like the bright suns, and people fell dead where they stood. From this crucible, Kotoz Mui, greatest of the war lords said, 'If we are to survive as a people we must leave before the great fires consume us.' So the word went out among the people. They gathered all of the people who were fit for the great journey. They loaded all that they could carry onto the great void arks. Then, when no more could be loaded, they left the orb of their birth. For many years the people traveled through the void. From time to time, when supplies grew low, they would hunt, and then the clan would continue on. It is said that one night, while on the ark named Prowler, Kotoz Mui beheld the light of a star that appeared from nowhere. He took this as a great portent and turned his ark and the others towards the light. They came upon a great mist in the void, and many feared to enter. Kotoz chided them and called their warrior status cheap. He did shame them when the Prowler entered the mist, and so they followed. Deep within the great mist did they find a dark star, the one that had led them here. Here, with the mist of the star to hide them from all others, the clan would build a new home, a place from which they could hunt and prosper.” Clan Story Keeper Vespe.

Culture

The culture of the Poku Saeruo Degonjo is explained in numerous articles which you can find in the Information Section of this page.

The Code

All young members of the Clan learn the tenets of their Code, and are taught that it is good and right to live and die by them. The following are the four tenets of the Code.

  • Clan before self.
  • Be fierce in the face of your prey.
  • Prey shall know no mercy.
  • Death before dishonor.

Social Structure

The Clan's social structure includes a number of layers and interwoven groups. The reputation of these groups factors into their standing in the clan, as well as the amount of support and resources they may be given by the Clan as a whole.

An Individual's Place

An individual's place in the Clan depends on their membership in social groups, and on the standing of those groups in society.

An individual is a full citizen of the Clan if they have passed the Baqnor (move from youth). They are a member of a Punla (Family), which is part of a Ruoka (House), which is part of the Clan. An individual is also a member of a Sect. Different members of the same Family and House may be part of different Sects; this is not unusual, and helps to interweave the Clan.

Those who are Râyjo Vonai (Bound People) are bound to their Rây'a (binder). Bound people are not full citizens, but are still managed by the Clan, and are its responsibility.

Leadership Hierarchy

The Galysumanâ'ai (Government) directs the Clan as a whole, and is comprised of three distinct entities:

Recruiting

Information

This list is arranged alphabetically by the English term

Incorporated Species

The Hidden Sun Clan consists of the following different species and groups.

Qaktoro

Tula

Tuoro

Qakla

Niko Yârme (Free Neko)

Government

Treaties and Diplomacy

Territory

Lumujo Saei (Territory) - An overview of Clan territory, agreed upon in the YE 35 HSC - YSE Treaty with Yamatai. The following items lie within that territory.

Technology

Notable Vessels

Roleplay and IC Content

Other

News

OOC Notes

  • Article by Nashoba with updates by Hollander.
  • Art of the Qaktoro, Tula, Qakla and Tuoro seen on this page is by Deviantart's Haribon, aka Mark Devera.
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DescriptionAround 750 years ago during the myriad struggles for dominance, a race of felinoids chose to find a place where they could live their lives by their own warrior code. So they packed up all that they owned, and left in their fleet of ships. They gathered resources along their journey with lasted about 50 years. Eventually they chose to settle in the large nebula about 80 light years south of Yamatai. They were lead to it by the super nova that coalesced into the nebula. The inner core of the star remains a dim remnant from which they called their new home the Hidden Sun nebula, and themselves the Hidden Sun Clan. Created by Nashoba.
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