The government of Mikaea is organized along the basis that the Mikaeans are all the children of the Highfather, who governs the nation as a household. Consequently, the government of Mikaean is structured in a vastly different manner than those found in other nations.
- Taza'Zhazhanin – The Taza'Zhazhanin, or "Hierarchy of Fathers", is a body which is composed of all the male Mikaeans born to the Ta'Zhazhan. The all-male body is responsible for providing prospective candidates for positions the Ta'Zhazhan may wish to fill, as well as organizing all of his male offspring in an orderly fashion, as well as keeping track of all living male Mikaeans and keeping tabs on their status and behavior. All members of the Taza'Zhazhanin, known as ezonin or "brothers", are directly controlled by the Ta'Zhazhan, but are granted a great deal of freedom so long as their behavior does not reflected poorly upon the prestige of the nation and its highest-ranking patriarch. Any male Mikaeans may be stripped of their lands and titles if they are found at fault by the Taza'Zhazhanin, with an inquiry into their behavior and actions established to investigate. If deemed to be guilty of any wrongdoing, an ezon may be stripped of his territory and titles, but in line with Mikaean law, morals, and traditions, his daughters are his property alone, and they cannot be taken from him either by his fellow members within the Taza'Zhazhanin, nor by the Ta'Zhazhan based on principle.
- Hazakiyon – A hazakiyon, or "honorable council", is any council of well-respected and established individuals appointed by the Taza'Zhazhanin to oversee a matter of governance and oversight within Mikaea. All individuals appointed to a hazakiyon may be selected by any member of the Taza'Zhazhanin for their own needs so long as permission from the patriarch who area the candidate comes from has agreed. To work within a hazakiyon means working directly under and for a patriarch, which is a highly coveted position and source of prestige within Mikaean society. Working in a hazakiyon brings with it many great privileges, such as wealth, status, power, and influence within society, especially when that society consists of clonial daughters with few privileges beyond their coteries. Though members of the Taza'Zhazhanin may join a hazakiyon, and frequently do on the higher-level councils, the majority of such bodies consist of female members who perform the bulk of the administrative work due to their vastly superior numbers and availability.
- Sanka – A sanka, or "circle", is an open assembly council that gathers to discuss matters of concern involving the Mikaeans and the various parties with vested interests in them. Such bodies vary greatly from a hazakiyon, as it has no fixed size and few membership requirements in terms of who may and may not join. A sanka traditionally consists of any Mikaeans interested in voicing their concerns in an open forum and putting matters to a vote before all members of the community, with the only prerequisite for doing so being that the individual must not be a jova (or "ward"), and being at least twenty-five years of age. Any Mikaean may sit in on the meetings of the sanka, but they may not speak or present a matter before the council unless called to stand before the body as a witness or subject of community investigation. Another important distinction of the body is that while a hazakiyon and its social unit counterparts exercise administrative authority within the community, a sanka offers the Mikaeans within the community as a whole to meet and vote on topics deemed reasonably within "the sphere of public interest". In all other aspects of life, the sanka takes secondary importance in the decisions of the higher bodies of governance. It is widely understood that the decisions of a sanka represent the plurality of a community's stance on a subject, and most higher authorities consider it wise to follow its lead.
- Ta'Zhazhan – The Ta'Zhazhan is the paramount figure in Mikaean cultural, financial, sociopolitical, and religious life, the father of all those within his realm. To compare him to the semi-divine pharaohs of Egypt or the emperors of China and Japan would be a grave understatement of his power and a woefully inadequate assessment of his omnipotent influence upon Mikaean civilization. The Ta'Zhazhan is, for all purposes, the Mikaean people and the state itself. He is invested with all manners of power and prestige no human individual would be able to comprehend, as the Ta'Zhazhan literally controls every aspect of the lives of his children. Mikaeans are genetically hard-coded to obey the Ta'Zhazhan's voice and have a degree of loyalty to him that cannot be readily found in nature. Every Mikaean is a clonal version of himself, with all of the lower-ranking patriarchs of the Taza'Zhazhanin, the body of male offspring sired by the Ta'Zhazhan, only producing replicates of the genetic code provided by the Ta'Zhazhan. Add the fact that all males are either spawn by the Ta'Zhazhan or spawn sons from the genetic code of the Ta'Zhazhan, and one can see how the Ta'Zhazhan is indeed the father of every male and female Mikaean on the planet. The sons of the Ta'Zhazhan who become fathers their own sons, are only able to do so with the blessing of the Ta'Zhazhan in the form of a courtesan born with the genetic templates the son will need to produce viable offspring within her own body. Once the two have had intercourse, all of the genetic information transferred to the courtesan will be transferred in turn to the son, who may then produce fertile male offspring.
- Dakazhan – A dakazhan is the second-highest rank a male patriarch can attain before reaching the theoretical limit of their power within the hierarchy of the Taza'Zhazhanin. These individuals wield power over millions of Mikaeans whose loyalty to them is only exceeded by their loyalty to the Ta'Zhazhan, from whom all Mikaeans are descended. The majority of the dakazhanin are the direct sons of the Ta'Zhazhan, with the rest having been elected to the status of dakazhan from the lower rank of auzazhan by popular vote of their uncles and previously-elevated brothers. A dakazhan will no doubt have been granted the ability to produce a fair few of their of sons by the Ta'Zhazhan, and manage their households with the aid of dozens to hundreds of lower-ranking auzazhan sons who support the needs of their father. Similar in rank and role to a governor or magistrate within another country, the dakazhan is granted lands to reside upon, provided that his children pay taxes and contribute to the needs of the wider nation. Beyond that, the dakazhan may govern his lands however way he wishes, being as cruel or as lenient as he desires. The dakazhan can be removed from his position, only if he violates one of the few laws placed upon him, such as attempting to usurp his father's position, or illegally attacks his brothers or their daughters. The Taza'Zhazhanin may present a vote before the Ta'Zhazhan with his permission, and if the vote determines the dakazhan to be at guilt, the Ta'Zhazhan may either veto the vote, or uphold its outcome, and strip the dakazhan of his possessions, though not of his sons and daughters.
- Auzazhan – An auzazhan is the lowest-ranking patriarch within the Taza'Zhazhanin who is the son of a higher-ranking dakazhan and the grandson of the Ta'Zhazhan, who is the father of all Mikaeans. An auzazhan is the father of all Mikaeans who make up a marin, or district, which would be the Western equivalent of a town, city, or incorporated area, and would by the standards of an American or European, be the rough equivalent of a very powerful mayor or city manager. The auzazhan does not have fully matured reproductive organs or a complete template for the male chromosome to clone from himself, meaning that he cannot produce male offspring; as a consequence of this, all of his children will be female. Auzazhanin constitute the majority of the males within the Taza'Zhazhanin, with members of that group accounting for approximately 95-98% of the Taza'Zhazhanin. All auzazhanin are answerable to their fathers, or to other high-ranking members of the Taza'Zhazhanin within who's land their daughters may be a cause of concern or troublemakers. These exiled sons may become troublemakers within the country, hiding out in the mountains and sending their daughters out on raids or conquests, or becoming a productive member of society and taking up residence in the lands of their brother or father. Many disgraced auzazhanin have taken to going into exile with their children, and becoming a diasporic population in another land.
- Muzazhan – A muzazhan is a Mikaean patriarch who has gone into exile following his disgrace within the Taza'Zhazhanin, stripped of his lands, ranks, and title, and moved abroad away from his homeland. Muzazhanin are, as indicated by their title, already fathers to many offspring, and have held the rank of zhazhan, or "father", within the Taza'Zhazhanin. Consequently, upon leaving the homeland, the offspring of a muzazhan will almost always accompany him into exile, granted the male offspring do not already possess their own lands and title back in Mikaea. Indeed, many female offspring will give up their own employment and professions to go with their father. This may present a number of problems for both Mikaea and the nation the muzazhan decides to reside in, if he chooses to leave. Many muzazhanin have taken up the role of bandit king, hiding away in the mountains, forests, are any difficult terrain or sparsely-populated region, and attack the lands of his fellow Mikaeans to sustain himself and his children. Furthermore, without the checks of the Taza'Zhazhanin in place, the offspring of a muzazhan can quickly multiply until they present a threat to everyone else in the region. However, many muzazhanin have gone overseas with their children, and formed a large diaspora population of Mikaeans, contributing to their new homeland as community leaders. Other muzazhanin choose not to leave at all, and ultimately "move in" with another patriarch and his children, living and working with them, though without any say in the affairs of state.
- Vakazhan – A vakazhan is a Mikaean patriarch who has devoted both himself and his offspring to the pursuit of a martial life, with military training, discipline, and obedience beyond even the standards of the Mikaeans, serving as their sole goal in life. Vakazhanin are responsible for the majority of the military personnel deployed by the Mikaean government and the various households, as it allows for a seamless line of control and clear hierarchy of command, with the father at the top and his daughters at the bottom. So as to prevent them from growing too power, vakazhanin cannot produce sons as a mere limitation of their positions, and are forbidden from holding lands not devoted solely to their needs as military personnel. All logistical needs for a vakazhan can be met by any patriarch within household of a vakazhan, though a vakazhan is permitted to maintain his own logistical network with the proper authorization from the members of the Taza'Zhazhanin he reports too. All vakazhanin by default given the rank of zha'zhadak, or "field marshal", with the vakazhan reporting directly to the Ta'Zhazhan likewise known as the Ta'Zhadak, or "Generalissimo". Unlike most Western militaries, the Mikaean vakazhanin do not give their military households numbered designations, but more unique names to their personal liking.
- Akzuzhan – An akzuzhan is a Mikaean patriarch who has foregone any attempt to attain land and power for themselves within the Taza'Zhazhanin, rather instead seeking to gain profits through the formation of a corporate house, or akzuhak, a conglomerate in which the employees are the daughters of the akzuzhan, and the assets of the akzuhak are his personal property and investments. An akzuzhan has significant influence over his brothers, in that he and his fellow akzuzhanin play a major role in financing the needs and endeavors of the other patriarchs throughout Mikaea. Akzuzhanin generally avoid all political quarrels and disputes over what they consider nonsense, and are more or less trustworthy insofar as their loyalties are considered. It takes a certain personality to be an akzuzhan, as it conflicts with the natural inclination of a Mikaean zhazhan to control land and resources, and manage armies and settlements within their immediate grasp. For an akzuzhan, he is fully aware that the majority of his daughters will be living and working far away from himself, and that he is entrusting his brothers and their daughters to take care of them as they serve as his corporate representatives far from his place of residence. Likewise, as he owns no lands personally, but works on the land of his brothers, the akzuzhan is likewise entrusting his safety and that of his household in the hands of a brother who may no always like or accept his presence.
- Mahuzok – A mahuzok is a well-respected member of a community appointed by any of the ranking members of the Taza'Zhazhanin, with the goal of mediating disputes between conflicting parties. The mahuzok speaks one behalf and with the authority of the patriarchs who appointed her, and is tasked with preventing tensions from flaring into outright violence between sisters. To be selected an a mahuzok by the Taza'Zhazhanin represents a great honor to be recognized a the voice of reason within one's community, and such a privilege is not taken lightly. The role of mahuzok was established on the grounds that all Mikaeans share the same father and the same family, all members being biologically-related to one another within a single-degree, and thus violence against another Mikaean would be violence against your own family, and therefore unacceptable. As a mahuzok speaks with the voice of the patriarchs who sent her, she may resolve a dispute in the manner she deems most fitting if reason does not work, and her word is as good as law. Harming a mahuzok is considered an attack on the patriarchs, and the offending parties are punished swiftly and severely.
- Yohuzhak – The role of yohuzhak emerged as a consequence of the need of the Mikaeans to organize their manpower and resources efficiently, and ensuring that laws and regulations were adhered to for the betterment of their sisters. Akin to the role of an ombudsman, a yohuzhak is responsible for monitoring the behavior of local leaders and their subordinates, and reporting their actions to the proper authorities they are assigned to. Drawn from individuals from outside of the community or organization, a yohuzhak typically works their way through the hierarchy of the body they monitor, and keep tabs on all operations and resource management of that body. Because all resources and manpower are the personal property of the patriarch the yohuzhak answers to, their role is that of property insurance, so as to prevent waste, mismanagement, and corruption from weakening a zhazhan and his holdings. The identity of a yohuzhak will always be kept secret, except in cases where they maintain a public office to inform the community of the government's interest in investigating their behavior.
- Diyahon – A diyahon is a Mikaean female who speaks on behave of a okun within the council-system that exists between all of the constituent konsanin seeking to voice their concerns to their zhazhan. The diyahon is responsible, not only for speaking on behalf of her okun in a private setting with their father, but also for representing the okun in a public function as a middleman and business partner. As she is elected by the heads of the konsa within the larger clan, and facilitating any business transactions with her sisters. The position of diyahon is filled by an election held by all of the other dukavanin of an okun, with all potential candidates required to be of good standing in the eyes of the okun, and must be a zhakava within the okun. During the election, five candidates are randomly selected from a list of names provided by the heads of the konsanin, and from the five candidates, two of them are elected via single-transferable vote to declare a winner. The new diyahon holds her office for a one-year term, and reports to the okun council who provides talking points for scheduled meetings with their father, as well as potential business proposals that the okun wishes to engage in.
- Zhakava – A zhakava is the head of a uvoka, the smallest familial unit within the Mikaean social structure, and consequently one of the most important roles in Mikaean civilization. The zhakava is responsible for guiding the upbringing of her jovanin, as well as ensuring their successful integration into Mikaean society following their arrival from a creche after spawning into a neophyte. Due to the weight responsibilities and the influence of a zhakava, the Mikaean government has strict standards by which all Mikaeans must adhere if they wish to join the rank of these maternal figures. To qualify as a zhakava, a Mikaean woman must first present an application to the Bureau of Coterie Management, with proof of income, residence, and have attained the age of majority within her household. Second, she must submit to a background check, pass an entry interview with an agent of the bureau, and after passing all of the steps, must schedule an interview with her father to attain his approval to establish her uvoka. Upon gaining the zhazhan, the Mikaean will be presented with a random surname by the state from a list of approved names, and will be escorted to the creche of her birth to receive her new jovanin. The entire process lasts for a period of about a year, during which time the behavior, activities, and finances of the Mikaean female, as well as her interactions with her sisters are closely observed to determine her fitness as a guardian over other Mikaeans.
- Kari – A kari is a female Mikaean who assists the zhakava of her uvoka in managing the day-to-day needs of its members. She is responsible for managing the funds of the uvoka, interacting with the lower-level vajava of the group on the status of their jovanin and their progress, as well as representing the zhakava in meetings that do not demand her immediate action. To be selected as a kari is a sign of great respect and honor, as it indicates that a Mikaean has proven themselves responsible and trustworthy enough to look over her fellow sisters in a position of authority. All of her sisters, even if they are of the same age as her, will refer to her as zhava, an honorific indicating her higher status within within Mikaean society. Legally, any Mikaean seeking to become a kari must be at least forty years old, and be in good standing within her own uvoka, as well as the konsa she belongs to. As kari, she will play a major role in determining which of her sisters is selected to become a vajava, as well as how the money brought in by the zhakava is spent on the needs of her sisters.
- Vajava – A vajava is the second-lowest rank within a uvoka and Mikaean society as a whole, though by far one of the most important and influential a female Mikaean can ever hold in her lifetime. As a vajava, a Mikaean woman is directly responsible for the upbringing of her sisters within the uvoka, serving as a guide to her newborn sisters, and providing them with the knowledge they will need as they mature into an adult Mikaean.. She will eat with them, sleep with them, play with them, provide them with all of the emotional and physical support they need, protect them from harm and provide them with the guidance a Mikaean child requires to be productive and successful in the world. Though some would peg this to be akin to a maternal figure within a human family, the role far closer to that of an older sister whom the younger ones idolize and seek to emulate. Because of the transitory nature of the uvoka's members, Mikaeans view their version of the family unit as fluid and all of their sisters as equally important in their eyes, making a long-term personal relationship with one group of sisters important, but not all-consuming emotional attachment found between a mother and her children with humans. A jova will always remember and cherish the bond between herself and her original vajava, but understands it to be a temporary one that should not and will not replace the equal level of love and attachment she shares with the rest of her sisters.
All Mikaeans are organized into massive household structures known as a hakiyon, within with all of the offspring from a single male progenitor are a member. These bodies consist of hundreds of thousands if not millions of female offspring and their male patriarchs, with the father of all members serving as the zhazhan or patriarch of the household. His word is not just the law, but the irrevocable gospel of the social structure of his offspring, defining who they are and how they behave both in public and in private. These hakiyonin are further divided into TBD, and uvokan, the latter being the smallest social unit within Mikaean society.
- Social units
- Hakiyon – TBD
- Okun – TBD
- Konsa – A konsa ("little haven") is the second-smallest familial unit within Mikaean society, representing a conglomerate of uvokin within a given area. The area covered by a konsa might range from an row of apartment rooms, a number of residential floors, or even an entire apartment building within an urban setting, to all of the uvokin farming and residing upon the same plot of land in a rural setting. Such konsanin typically consist of nearly a dozen uvokin in total, though several konsanin have a range of about three to twelve uvokin when considering urban settings, to as many as twenty or thirty when looking at rural areas where large plots of land are shared. There is no set size on the number of Mikaeans that can make up a konsa, though it is commonly understood that a konsa is a unit defined by the immediate area it occupies, be it an apartment building, a city street, a plot of land, or even a naval vessel in the case of the military. In the case of the latter, members of a konsa typically join the military as a group, and it is often the policy of the military to keep the members of a konsa together as a unit within the armed forces.
- Uvoka – A uvoka ("family/union") is the smallest unit within the social building blocks of Mikaean civilization. The Mikaean equivalent of the human family, though it boasts a number of differences, such as the lack of a clear structure in the form of biology but rather by age, and has a single family head rather than the dual paternal-maternal structure found in human families. At the top of the uvoka is the zhakava, who is the overall guardian of the uvoka and the members it consists of. She is responsible for making all major decisions within the unit, and has the final say on all financial, spiritual, and physical decisions involving its members. The zhakava is supported in her duties by three or more vajava, or "keepers", who serve as the eyes, ears, and hands of the zhakava, as well as providing much needed financial support for the wards within the uvoka. At the bottom of the unit are the jovin, the young wards of the uvoka who have no major rights until they have attained the age of majority under Mikaean law. The formation of a uvoka is a serious matter that involves significant government intervention given the fact that the state and the patriarch in change of the state, is actively surrendering a neophyte Mikaean into the care of a uvoka.
The Mikaeans have a highly complex set of honorifics related to their family-based civilization, within which one's age, rank, and degree of relationship play a major role in the social structure of the Mikaean people. Currently, there are thirty-four honorifics within the Mikaean language; thirteen honorifics for men and twenty-four honorifics for women. Given the importance of family to the Mikaeans, there are different words for different types of relationships, with six words for "brother" alone, and twelve words for the term "cousin".
- Male honorifics
- TBD – A father with the rank of TBD.
- TBD – A father with the rank of TBD.
- TBD – A father with the rank of TBD.
- TBD – A brother with the rank of TBD.
- TBD – A brother with the rank of TBD.
- TBD – A brother with the rank of TBD.
- TBD – A male cousin with the rank of TBD.
- TBD – A male cousin with the rank of TBD.
- TBD – A male cousin with the rank of TBD.
- Zhazhan – A father regardless of rank.
- Ezon – A brother regardless of rank.
- TBD – Any male with rank or children (informal).
- TBD – Any male without rank or children (informal).
- Female honorifics
- Zhava – A sister with a higher rank than self.
- Karava – A sister with an equal rank like self.
- Aumava – A sister with a lower rank than self.
- Zheza – A cousin with a higher rank than self.
- Kareza – A cousin with an equal rank like self.
- Aureza – A cousin with a lower rank than self.
- Dukava – The eldest sister within a okun.
- Dukeza – The eldest cousin within a okun.
- Zomava – A sister of an older age than self (formal).
- Zokava – A sister of an older age than self (informal).
- TBD – A sister of an equal age like self.
- TBD – A sister of a younger age than self.
- Zoveza – A cousin of an older age than self (formal).
- Zokeza – A cousin of an older age than self (informal).
- TBD – A cousin of an equal age like self.
- TBD – A cousin of a younger age than self.
- Mava – Any sister regardless of age.
- Eza – Any cousin regardless of age.
- TBD – Any female regardless of age or rank (formal).
- TBD – Any female regardless of age or rank (informal).
- Yorava – A sister expelled from household.
- Yoreza – A cousin expelled from household.
- Yad'Hak – Any female expelled from household.
- Ionava – A female child or long-time friend (affectionate).
- Ionava – A long-time friend or sister with a close relationship (affectionate).
- TBD – A sister with whom a relationship is strained.
- Zhakava – A sister serving with the role of guardian in a uvoka.
- Vajava – A sister serving with the role of keeper in a uvoka.
- Jova – A sister under the care and supervision of a zhakava or vajava within a uvoka.
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