The Great Seal of the Federation
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- "If you wish to survive, go to the Imperium. But, if you wish to live, go to the Federation."
The Solaris Federation is a large empire in the Perseus Arm, to the galactic south of the Imperium of Man. It is ruled by the Xai'athi who colonized the region in M5. It is made up of over 750 star systems in addition to several hundreds of ringworlds, stations, and thousands of massive nomadic fleets that move about the Federation, and has an excess 300 trillion sentient beings living within it's sphere of influence. It has existed for nearly 40,000 years, making it far older than the Imperium of Man. The Federation is home to an abnormal number of black holes, best known of which is the Malheureux Rift, a cresent shaped rift, covered in black hole, warp storm, and other anamolies, with only a single safe passage into it. The Xai'athi have a tight reign of movement into and out of the region for them alone know of the safest passages into Federation space, meaning that the Federation has some measure of peace from time to time. Since the Federation located far from the light Astronomican, it is protected from the Imperial war machine, and serves as a refuge for any species seeking to escape the Imperium. As a result, the Federation has been overwhelmed by xenos, abhumans, and humans who decided to reason for themselves. This had made the Federation a grave threat to the security of the Imperium, as the Federation's power grow each passing day.
The Solaris Federation was official founded by Binadamu Madora, Belisari Madora, and Dieujuste Archambeau in 742.M4, on the original Xai'athi homeworld, Epsilon Eridani. After a massive Ork invasion in 794.M5, the Xai'athi fled the planet using experimental warp drives to flee the the Epsilon Eridani in 904.M4, and arriving at their current homeworld, Nyumbani, in 327.M5. The Federation is made up of nine breeds of Xai'athi, Eldar included, and various small alien races protected by the Xai'athi. This makes the Federation one of the most diverse empires in the galaxy, second only to the Imperium.
There is little knowledge about the time before the Federation was created, mostly because the people who would make up the Federation were either to primitive and scattered to form any real cohesion, or too concerned with their own matters to care about the surround world. What is known is that 600 years before Binadamu, Belisari, and Dieujuste's arrival to Epsilon Eridani, the planet had been plunged into a terrible world war that lasted for 50 years, and ended in a nuclear hailstorm that devestated the entire planet, killing most of the people, and sending the survivors into a stone age. The Liulan, Nokemono, Anugami, and Zverians created and maintained powerful kingdoms of their own, while the Awali were nomadic of hunter-gathers of the vast, dark, and dense radioactive jungles, and the Vashti passive farmers that controlled most of the planet's surface. Binadamu's arrival triggered a series of events that led to the creation of the Xai'athi, and the merging of several Eldar survivors of a ship that crashed there into his government. The Xai'athi grew to become far more properous than Terra at that time, and formed the Solaris Federation after a series of war to unite the planet, known as the Glorious Campaign, in late M4.
During the Glorious Campaign, Binadamu added the new cultures to his empire as new Xai'athi breeds, molding them for a desired purpose for his campaign. He created the Vashti to serve as fearless shocktroopers, and the Liulan to serve as human computers, who complete countless millions upon countless millions of calculations in a matter of seconds, allowing them to his armies with complete faith that they would get the job done without serious losses. His wars of unification led him to many great people who would prove instrumental to many of his victories, such as the Battle of the Golden River just outside of the Liulan capital in 762.M4, leading to the Liulan Empire's defeat and assimalation into the nation that was the Solaris Federation. The resulting conquests resulted in the great peace that allowed the Federation to prosper very early on in it's history, and the conviction of it's new citizens allowed to survive the many perils that were soon to follow.
Contact with the EldarEdit
In 741.M4, an Eldar ship at the edge of the Eridani system, after being hit by a small metorite, starts to lose power too it engines, and soon after, begin to suffer life support failure. The captian of the ship, upon learning that no other planets in the system are capable of sustaining life, orders the crew to target Nyumbani, and prepare for a crash landing. The ship plows into the surface of Epsilon Eridani outside of the small town of New Haven. Of the 1,629 Eldar onboard, only 511 survive, and they begin to crawl of the burning wreakage. The locals of Matumaini rush to the site of the crash, and discover a large, odd looking ship inside of the massive crater. The survivors emerge, and the Xai'athi, alarmed by presence of the alien crew, grab their guns, and rush to the crash site to either apprehend or kill the invaders. The Eldar for their part, are prepared to fght to the death aganist the "savage" natives. Binadamu arrived on the scene just in time to stop either side from fighting, and ordered the Xai'athi back to their homes. He had the Eldar escorted to his palace, and allowed them to fix their ship. They examined their ship, and concluded that it was beyond repair, and even worse was the fact that they were without any of their technology. They data stores were stolen after they were taken from the crash site, probably by the government or looters. Binadamu offered shelter to the Eldar, and provided them with citizenship when their decided to stay in the city.
The Eldar seperated themselves from the rest of the Xai'athi for the next 70 years, but as time passed, it became clear that they could not survive without the help of the Xai'athi. They relucantly intergrated themselves into the communities around them, and well after the Exodus of M4, the Eldar were loyal residents. Most of the older Eldar died off from a mysterious plague, leaving the vulernable young Eldar to under the wing of the Xai'athi. It is believe the plague was a biological weapon used by Binadamu to kill off the Eldar he knew would resist his attempts to harvest genetic material from them, and get them to access the technological data only they could understand. By M9, the Eldar were as common a sight as the Awali, and would greatly contribute to the future growth of Nyumbani.
FormationEditIn 742.M4, 14 years after the creation of the first Xai'athi breed, Binadamu declared himeself the "Kaizari of the Solaris Federation", and chose the symbolic name "Muumba", meaning "creator". Under Kaizari Muumba the Solaris Federation, the Xai'athi would expand under the umbrella of the new state's protection, conquering planets in the name of the Kaizari and the Xai'athi. However, it wouldn't take long for the Xai'athi the run into, the Orks, who would, for much of the time between Age of Terra and Dark Age of Technology, battle with Solaris over control of the Eridani System. The Orks were located in the neighboring system, Ugrot, an Ork system that had been destroyed later on in the Great Crusade. The Orks hadn't known of the Xai'athi's existence in the Eridani system, and were intrested in a fight. The Xai'athi state, only 50 years old by the time of the first Ork Waaagh!!! in 794.M4, wasn't really prepared for war. Only with the help of the Eldar technology they took from the crashed Eldar ship, were they able to defeat the Orks. However, their presence was now known by the Orks, and Epsilon Eridani would become the permenant target of their warbands. The Eridani government decided that staying in system was impossible, and approached Kaizari Muumba with options for evacuation. One plan was to move the populace to another neighboring system, Muumba stated that the Orks continue to look for them even if they moved, and that they would find them sooner or later no matter what. Another involved taking the fight to the Ork system, until later corrected on the logistical, economical, and technological issues involved. Muumba, fed up with the terrible options created one of his own. He came up with the idea to simply move to another part of the galaxy. His advisors were shocked, and attempted to change to choice with something a little less dramatic, but Muumba's mind was made up.
Just as the first Ork ships were leaving their system, the Xai'athi were working on building huge sleeper ships, and putting the final touches on their experimental warp drive. Using Eldar technology as a blueprint, the Xai'athi managed to create a highly unstable, and extremely inaccurate warp drive. They had the Eldar navigate, for any attempt would be fatal. Sixty massive sleeper ships were built in the span of 27 years, as the Xai'athi fortified their homeworld aganist the Ork invasions, and built planetary guns to hold off the Ork warships as sleeper ship entered the Warp for the Perseus Arm, with the slight hope that it world be safer than the place they called home.
In 907.M4, the first sleeper ship, Safina, chrisened after the colony ship that colonized Epsilon Eridani, took off, the rest of the fleet followed, as automated guns on the planet fired away at the Ork fleet. The Orks were unable to get to the sleeper ships, or follow, and as they attempted to land on the planet, the Xai'athi's entire nuclear arsenal was detonated, exterminated anything living thing on the planet. The trip to the Perseus Arm would take 400 years (4 years to the Xai'athi and Eldar), and as they travelled, the Awali's Wanasayansi Caste (scientists), designed weapons, vehicles, and armors to prevent another exodus from ever happening aganist, Kaizari Muumba called on the leaders of the other Xai'athi breeds to discuss plans for the future of the Solaris Federation. The Federation was better organized, to allow each of the breeds control of their own affairs, and allowed their own military forces. This gave the Federation better flexiblity, and quick reaction to threats. The Federation would maintain the most advanced military devices, and allow each of the breeds to develop their own militaries to their preferred technological tastes.
By the time the Xai'athi began to near their new home, the Eldar began to demand more rights and political freedoms. They weren't allowed to vote, take a government job, or join the military. Their loyalty was in question, as they had just joined the Federation (despite the rather long time since their joining Solaris, most Xai'athi who questioned them were still alive). Muumba knew that the Eldar's technological power was needed for the Federation to prosper, but for the Federation to gain access to it the needed the Eldar's cooperation. He granted them the right to vote, and join the military, and after landing on Nyumbani, he granted them permission to get a government job. The Exodus was important part of Federation and Xai'athi history, and immortalized with he construction of the Msafara Memorial, the first structure built on Nyumbani in 327.M5. It was a reminder of the Xai'athi's will to survive and prosper, even in the face of near extinction.
The Eldar Slave RebellionEdit
After the Fall of the Eldar, the Federation, which was far away from the Eye of Terror when it opened, only noticed the fall of the Eldar Empire when Eldar citizens began to die in the streets, and those who did not began to go insane. Binadamu's wife, Caria, was unphased by the birth of Slaanesh, thou she did feel it's presence in the Warp. The Xai'athi were unharmed as a whole by the psychic scream, but were well aware of it. In M30, the government decided that something had to be done about the volatile Eldar who were damaged by the psychic attack, and with the help of a Nokemono scienist, managed to enslave all insane Eldar. The few sane ones protested aganist it seeing their brothers and sisters enslaved, but soon relized the benefits of free labour, and the alternative to enslavement. By 172.M30, there were two million Eldar slaves in the Core Worlds, and another half a million in the colonies. This added greatly to the Federation's decaying infastructure, which suffered during the years of corrupt Kaizaris. Around 767.M30, the Eldar Craftworld, Shaorann, passed thru Xai'athi space, to check on the wellbeing of the Federation Eldar. Still maintaining the arrogance of the old empire, they were no doubt appalled to see Eldar slaving away for the "lesser" Xai'athi. They were futher appalled to see fellow Eldar serving as taskmasters and overseers, pushing their brothers and sisters to work harder for their Xai'athi masters. An escaped Eldar slave by the name of Conri, fleed to the edges of Federation space, to the Awali colony of Mdomo, determined to free the enslaved Eldar. By chance, he ran into an Eldar force from Craftworld Shaorann, which was on it's way to destroy the captial of the Mdomo colony. Conri and the Eldar warriors killed the entire population of the colony, sparing no one. They freed the Eldar slaves, and equipped them for war. This would be the first step to slave rebellion.News of Mdomo's destruction spread across the Federation, and the Awali were determined to discover the attackers. Binadamu had the Akili search the entire region for those responsible, and the Nokemono, wishing to save face as they designed the colony's defense systems, sent out their own forces to hunt down the attackers. No more than a week after the attack, an Eldar craftworld was found snooping around the colonies, and attacked any who drew to close to them. The Federation's fleets were sent in pursuit, but the poor communications between the captians who wanted to get revenge on the Eldar first, led to their easy defeat. The craftworld was discovered to have been emmiting an encrypted singal, which disrupted the slave collars the Xai'athi were using to control their slaves. The Eldar slaves, thou lacking much free will due to the Federation's extensive genetic programs, were able to comprehend the fact that what the Xai'athi doing to them was wrong. They broke free of their masters, and under the leadership of Conri, fought the armies of the Federation to a stand still. The Federation's corrupt government couldn't muster the forces needed to repel the Eldar, and backed by Eldar technology, the Federation was swept aside. Matters were only made worse when the signal coming from Craftworld Shaorann, began to reach the Core Worlds, where the majority of the slaves were located. Kaizari Haikyō-sha declared a state of emergency, and ordered the Nokemono forces in the colonies to save the Core Worlds, leaving the colonists to die at the hands of the Slaorann Eldar warriors. Caria, who best understood the Eldar tactics, had her personal army, the Roghnaithe, defend the entire width of the Rim, and commanded the force personally. When news of her actions got to Binadamu, he was rightfully enraged at Kaizari Haikyō-sha for putting his wife at risk just to save her political carrer.
The slave army, now calling themselves the Army of the Freedmen, were strangling Federation supply lines to the front, sabotaging warship engines, and blowing up barracks deep within the Federation. The Federation held off a Freedmen offensive on the Awali homeworld of Juno, which was overrun with by the Army of the Freedmen in 773.M30. The forces of Craftworld Shaorann were defeated by the Roghnaithe on the Nexusian world of Capella, which was home to a rather large number of Federation Eldar who supported the government. This victory would lead to a serious of close, but decisive victories for the Federation. The Army of the Freedmen attempted to take the vital trading world of Bahari, which was preparing to evacuate it's population for the coming attack. The Freedmen decimated the local forces, and began killing the civilians, until the Roghnaithe and the Awali XXIV Mgawanyiko (24th Awali Division), landed on the planet to confront the Freedmen army. The Freedmen attempted to outmanuover the Federation force, but without the aid of Craftworld Shaorann, which was being boarded by a massive Federation force, the Freedmen had guidance from their farseers, and were destroyed. Caria ordered her Roghnaithe forces to capture Conri, who was attempting to escape the Federation with his the remaining forces. When the Roghnaithe captured Conri, Caria had him taken to Nyumbani for immediate execution. To send the point home, Caria, first amoung the Federation's Eldar, was the one to give the death sentence. Conri was strapped on a metal structure, with his hands firmly gripped onto each of it's two poles, and mounted on top of Nyumbani's tallest building, the Kioo Ikulu (the residence of the Federation Kaizari), during an electric storm. The metal device would attract lightning, and each strike would bring Conri closer to death.
In 776.M41, two days after his death sentence, Conri finally died. His body was shot into the sun of the Uhuru system, and all captured slaves of the Army of the Freedmen executed. All first generation Eldar slaves were also killed, as they all had the same flawed kill switch which was supposed to stop the slaves from gaining their independence. Virturally none of the Freedmen soldiers escaped the Federation, with fewer than 140 making it to the Frontier Systems. The craftworld that helped them, Craftworld Shaorann, was captured by Solaris, and it's data leeched out it's systems before it's destruction. The Shaorann farseers were slowly tortured to death, and their spirit stones crushed, allowing them to be fed to their Great Enemy once they died from the torture. The Federation was greatly damaged by the war, as over 11 billion Xai'athi and Federation Eldar were killed. The damaged to the infustructure was light, by the loss of life was unreconcilible. The Xai'athi were now more on guard aganist the Eldar, and chanllenged them every chance they had from then on.
Fall of the EldarEdit
For millenia, the Xai'athi and their xeno allies had long feared an Eldar invasion of the Federation. From Kaizari Muumba to Haikyō-sha, the Federation had always been on a level of military preparedness that had never been seen before in the galaxy since the War in Heaven. The Eldar had travelled to the Federation routinely to scold the Xai'athi's efforts to challenge them, and even killed Xai'athi and awaited a response they could simply laugh at. The First Eldar Conflict was a disaster for the Federation, as Eldar warriors simply appeared within Federation space via the Webway gates located across Solaris, and attacked military outposts, shipyards, and cities, and then disappearing like the wind. When Kaizari Kyōfu ordered the destruction of the entire Webway system in Federation in M24, the Eldar were infuriated, and threatened another conflict if the Xai'athi didn't rebuilt it. The Xai'athi got away with their actions by replacing the Webway gates with Nodegates, which only the Xai'athi had access to. They told the Eldar they couldn't rebuild the system since they didn't have the technology to do so (when in fact they did). The Eldar didn't care to look into the matter, and left the issue alone. Such close calls and skirmishes would be the norm, as the Eldar simply ignored the Xai'athi, and didn't bother dealing with them until M30.
Around 102.M30, the Eldar living within the Federation began to go insane, and attacking anyone in sight without hesitation. At first, such instences were few, but the numbers began to rise, until it had became a state issue. No reason for this insanity could be explained, and even the Farseers of Solaris couldn't explain what was happening. As the cases got worse, some Eldar, and even a few Xai'athi, began to see the face of a vicious being in the Warp. Binadamu, who had been following the case closely, finally discovered the issue, and ordered that all Eldar be relocated to the nearest Infinty Cores in the Federation, and remain there until he gave the all clear. A great thing about the Fall is that the Xai'athi were no longer plagued by the thought of an Eldar invasion, and destruction of the Xai'athi race. The Xai'athi now have free reign over their expansion, and begin exploring Eldar technology and history like never before, no longer worried of the Eldar looking over their sholder. The removal of the Eldar as a threat to Solaris opened the way for the Xai'athi to finally expand across the galaxy, and without fear of an Eldar invasion. However, the Federation would soon find out that a new power had emerged to fill in the gap left behind by the Eldar.
The Xai'athi were completely oblivious to the fall of the humanity's great federation. They still thought that Terra was still expanding it's colonies, and even sent an expeditionary fleet to check on Terra in 132.M23, and even brought back some new ideas after observing Terra's creations. Uneffected by warp storms, the Xai'athi were able to continue expansion, while Terra and her colonies were seperated by them. By M29, the Xai'athi had colonized 2,500 star systems, most of which were undergoing extensive terraforming. In 007.M31, a colonization fleet was onroute to a newly discovered world in the far north, when it a massive ship that was razing the planet they were suppose to coloize. Enraged, he captain hailed the ship, demanding a response from the warship. The ship didn't responed, and so the captain ordered a nearby psyker to send a message. He got a terrifying response, ordering the ship to surrender in the name of their "God-Emperor", or perish. The captain sent an distress call to the nearest warship, and ordered his ship to open fire. This would be the first the ship-to-ship battle between Solaris and the Imperium.
An Awali battlecruiser, the KSX Nyayo, soon arrived to discover that the colony ships were destroyed, and several odd looking ships (which the captain later described as if a Vashti gallery threw up on them), picking through the ruins. The Nyayo opened fire, destroying each ship, and picked up the survivors for interrogation. The Awali called on a Kordanian to extract the information. He finished his job in less than five minutes, and explained the sitituation to the captain, who in turn sent the information back to Nyumbani. It didn't take long for the news to travel back to the Utawala there, which demanded an explaination from this "Imperium of Man". A massive armada of 3,000 ships was sent to discover the source of these warships, and confront the Imperium. The Xai'athi didn't expect to see a well organized empire capable of destroying them, and would soon regret pushing the Imperium's hand.
The Great Solar WarEditThe Imperium invaded the Federation in 012.M31, the Imperium of Man invaded the Solaris Federation upon discovering the location of the Xai'athi when the Xai'athi armada was forced to flee the system. The Imperium amassed a massive military force to begin the invasion, and began to destory all Xai'athi colonies they could find. The Xai'athi were utterly unprepared, partly in due to the recent Eldar Slave Rebellion in 767.M30, in which billions of Xai'athi and freed Eldar were killed by their rogue slaves. The Kijeshi was weakened, and had to kill all of the first generation Eldar slaves. The Xai'athi were also busy rebuilding their empire, and undergoing the replacement of Kaizari, after the 16th Kaizari, Haikyō-sha, fled the Federation on corruption charges. The Imperium took advantage of this, and quickly did away with the undermanned defences along the frontier. The large mining world of Yasuda was captured in 013.M31, and the entire population massacred. The Federation was collapsing along the entire width of the frontier, and by 014.M31, the federation of 2,500 star systems shrunk to fewer than 150. The government paniced, and the Kijeshi was unable to protect supply lines to the front. The bulk of the population of the old frontier, were evacuted to the core worlds further south. The Kijeshi, Nyota Flotta, and the newest addition to the military, the Mnyama, a military force similar to the Space Marines, were amassing near the frontlines, for a counterattack on the Imperium near LP-193, the last world in Xai'athi hands that, if captured, would allow the Imperium to enter the Core Systems.
Several Imperial armies were sent to the planet, along with a few Space Marine companies. The Xai'athi sent the 8th Majeshi of Bandari, 12th Majeshi of Juno, and 13th Majeshi of Kimbilio to LP-193, along with 13,000 battlewalkers, titans, and six Black Lotus Dreadnoughts, warships capable of destroying entire star systems. The fate of Xai'athi race would be decided here, for if the Imperium conquered the planet, they would gain immense technological advances, and use that knowledge to destroy the Federation. Kaizari Airíoch, who refused to allow this emmense threat to security, commanded the Xai'athi forces personally. The Imperium believedthat they had suceeded in exterminated the entire Xai'athi civilization, an began to colonize the region. The Imperium also declared it agrand victory, having believed the largest human civilization ever found was defeated. The upcoming battle would prove just how wrong they were.
The Battle of LP-193 took place in 0014.M31, with Kaizari Airíoch as commander of the Xai'athi forces, and an unknown Imperial commander (his name was removed from Federal records shortly after the battle to avoid martyrdom), as commander of the entire Imperium force on LP-193. The first phase of the battle took place in the Upana Canyon, between the 88th Ukuaji Mgawanyiko (equivilent to a division), and the 61st Imperial Army. The Xai'athi force dug in on the eastern hand of the canyon, while the Imperium force approached from he west. The Imperium peppered the area with shells, and stormed the Xai'athi position with the 31st Imperial Stormtroopers, their crack troops, at the fore. The first wave was unsucessful, and the Xai'athi pushed the attackers back, but the second wave, with four Warhound Titans backing them up, wiped out the Xai'athi defenders. All 50,000 defenders were killed, and the leader executed by the Imperial commander. The Imperium forces passed the canyon, and but had to stop short of the capital when a Black Lotus fired it's superweapon in between the Imperium and Federation forces, seperating them once more. This time, the Xai'athi when on the offensive. The commanding officer of the 12th Majeshi of Juno, Ujumla Masud (ujumla is the equivalent to a general), lead his force into the crater, and attacked the Imperium force head on. This opened the way for the rest of the army to attack the Imperium sides, and gain a swift victory.The Xai'athi went on to the reconquered world of Yasuda, which was currently being colonized by the Imperium. When Imperial forces began to arrive, and set up defences, the colonists knew the Xai'athi were coming back. They rushed to the spaceports, stampeding each other to get to the nearest vessel, only to leave the planet, and run directly into the Xai'athi fleet. The Xai'athi mercilessly killed the colonists, and any that were captured, were either tortured to discover the number of Imperium troops on the planet, or even worse, melted down into biological material to power their more organic warmachines. The battle was a quick, bloody mess. The Xai'athi landed, and proceded to kill everything in sight. The Nokemono were even worse, killing their captives slowly, and even going a step further to make their death as painful as pyshically possible. The Imperium was decisivly defeat, wth fewer than 10,000 escaping the fight. The Xai'athi didn't stop there. They went on the hunt down, and kill those who fought in the battle, and invaded Imperium space to retake teir old colonies. The Xai'thi murdered billions of humans further in the Imperium, but halted their advanced 014.M31. The deeper into Imperium space the Xai'athi got, the fewer and fewer troops they found. The Imperium counterattacked, and defeated most of the Xai'athi forces that invaded the Imperium. The last Xai'athi world in Imperium space, LP-024, was the launching point of Xai'athi invasions into Imperial territory. The Xai'athi knew, that so long as the Imperium had the strength, they would never stop looking for the Xai'athi and their homeworld. Thus they devised a scheme to lure the Imperium to LP-024, and give the impression that it was the home of the entire race. As the Imperium obversed traffic in the system, the Xai'athi increased movment into the system, to fool the Imperium into believeing that the colony was a core world, and placed high valve targets (Black Lotus dreadnoughts, space stations, orbital shipyards), around the planet. The Imperium attacked the ships and stations arould the colony, and called in an Exterminatus. There were no Xai'athi on the planet, for the Xai'athi were confindent enough that the Imperium wouldn't land on the planet. This confindence was enforced by the fact that the Xai'athi had made victory in space as costly as possible, and the Imperium was too frustrated to deal with the Xai'athi on land. As the Imperium left what they believed to be Xai'athi space, the Xai'athi celebrated their victory bck on Nyumbani, and began the long and difficult process of rebuilding their empire once more. They had suceeded in reclaiming 750 of their worlds, all of which were to far from the Astronomican for the Imperium to reach (supposedly). Back in the Imperium, humanity was too busy dealing with the Horus Heresy, didn't even notice their supposed victory.
AftermathEditThe Xai'athi, having faced three Ork Waaagh!!!s, an Imperium invasion, and a massive Eldar slave rebellion, were in no condition to expand any further beyond their current borders. The government decided to buckle down, and fix what problems presented themselves. The first and upmost of all was the rebuilding of the Federation, which was in a terrible state. Most shipyards had been destroyed during the Great Solar War, and with Eldar slaves hidden within the ruins, no sane Xai'athi would attempt to rebuild the yards without protection. Trade also shrunk by 83 percent, as the majority of the trade vessels during either were converted into warships or destroyed by the Imperium, and the lack of shipyard meant that few merchant vessels could be constructed, espescially after the government halted all non-important building projects in the drydocks, to make room for more warships. The second problem was the economy, which collasped in 021.M31, and the rise of piracy in 029.M31. The fleet couldn't send any ships to the core worlds to protect what trade routes were left, allowing the pirates free reign of the Federation's many rich trade lanes. The final problem laid with the government itself. The politicans had no idea of how to fix any of the problems that brought the Federation to ruin, and those who did had little support and political power. In 045.M31, Kaizari Airíoch stepped down after she suffered numerous breakdowns, impeding on her ability to effectively govern the Federation, and finally agreed that she could no longer rule. She handed control of the Federation over the her second, Kansela Trofaste, who became known as Kaizari Ydmyk in 046.M31. She set about handling the disaterous problems of the Federation in 053.M31, once she had earned the trust of the people, who felt the young Kaizari wasn't fit for the enormous responsiblity given her.
Kaizari Ydmyk started off her reformation plan by dealing with the most serious threat to Solaris, piracy. She understood that her shipyards couldn't be rebuilt if pirates intercepted the raw materials, generators, and weapons that were being transferred to the planet's spacedocks. She also knew that she couldn't fight the pirates if she didn't have ships, or if she pulled ships away from the border, which would give the Imperium the green light to invade again. Thus, she order the creation of a small warship that could be produced locally, but was strong enough to handle border patrol duties. The creation of the Mwepesi-class Cruiser was the answer to her call. The Mwepesi was a fast, sleek warship, that could hold it's own in a one-on-one fight long enough for help to arrive. Thousands Mwepesi were built of the course of 300 years, but they fulfilled their job in removing the pirate threat from the core worlds. Free of pirates, Ydmyk was able to handle the Eldar slaves lurking within the shipyards. The Bureau of Xeno Affairs was handed a blank check, given access to the Federation's best tech, and exempt of being back by the law. The Bureau hunted and killed the Eldar slaves using illigal anti-psyker weaponry, and used their secretly cloned and conditioned Eldar slaves to fight for them. The Bureau quickly took control of the shipyards for Ydmyk. The Xai'athi were finally able to fix the shipyards, and restore shipbuilding to at least half it's pre-war productivity. Ydmyk finally turned to the most important problem of all, the economy.
Ydmyk ordered a interstellar economic shutdown in 101.M31, and reorganized the economy from the bottom up. She created a new list of trade laws, and assigned the Colonial Transit Authority to handle the ports and stardocks of the Federation. Though this made her immensely unpopular with the Wafanyabiashara caste, the general populace and politicans idolized her and her efforts. The Solaris Federation, though still weak from the war, was able to finally rebuild with little worry of the issues that plagued them after the war. The Bureau grew in power, and was given complete control of the Eldar slave creation facilities, and the responsibility of keeping the slaves in line. The CTA became a paramilitary power, and was act as the Federation's internal trade regulator, and would combat the Federation's growing piracy problem for the next 10,000 years.
New FacesEditUpon Kaizari Ydmyk's farwell address in 001.M32, her sucessor, Kaizari Msanifu, set about establishing relations with the surrounding species that wanted to join the Federation as protectorates, which guaranteed the protection of their world from the Imperium and promise of fair trade and employment within Federation space. He gave them the right to live and work within Federation territory, with the exception that they accept Federation laws and supply the Federation with troops during wartime. The promise of protection and trade was good enough for the species seeking protection from the genocidal Imperium, and virtually every race in the lower half of the Perseus Arm joined the Federation as protectorates. These boosted the Federation's power, and made them much deadlier of an enemy. The Federation had contact with an alien race known as the Nekulli as far back as M27, and traded with them extensively. An astroid was dicovered by the Federation's Eldar farseers (the Thuarians), warned the Federation of the dwindling time the Nekulli colony had, and the Federation saved about 150,000 Nekulli colonists. When the astroid destroyed the colony, rather than return to the Nekulli homeworld, the colonists decided to remain in the Federation, where their stated life was better.
The Federation has offered a home within it's space to many races under the threat of extermination by the Imperium, two of which were the Scythians and the Stryite. A fleet belonging to a group of Scythians arrived in Federation space sometime after the Great Solar War. The Federation gave the Scythian a safe haven from the Imperium, upon hearing of their near extermination by the Imperium and narrow escape. The Stryite were discovered on Stryia V by Akili agents when their ship landed there in M32. The Stryite welcomed the newcomers, and gave them shelter during their stay. When the Blood Angels arrive, the Akili offered a home for many within the Federation, of which many accepted. Today, there are billions of Scythians and Stryite within the Federation, along with hundreds of other species protected by the Federation. During the Federation's recovery period during the Ydmyk adminastration, the government hired the Loxatl to come all the way from the Maelstrom to defend the Federation. They set up bases in the oceans of the penal world, Kordan, were they fit in well, partly in due because the Kordanians provide more than enough of a challenge for the new Loxatl citizens.
The Rixari IncursionEdit
- "I have no words for you beast. You invade our space, kill our people, and then you demand us to surrender? By the end of this war, you will beg for peace."
- —Kaizari Vijana, insulted by the Rixari's demands for the Xai'athi's surrender
Considered a small scale invasion by a relatively advanced species, the Rixari Incursion was a conflict between Solaris, and a recently undiscovered race called the Rixari. In 890.M41, a small fleet of Rixari warships entered the Federation under the belief that they were passing through Imperial space. The scouts studied the Xai'athi from their ships from the edge of the system they enter, seemingly avoiding detection. The Federation's Bureau of Xeno Affairs quickly discovered the force, but upon scanning the fleet, noticed their technology was rather inferior, and completely dismissed the possiblility of invasion. A sub-species of the Rixari known as the Amphanox, sent their recon teams to one of the colonies to begin observing the Xai'athi populace. The Bureau again dismissed the warning signs, and allowed the intruders to poke around. They discovered vital weaknesses in the Xai'athi, and would this knowledge later on. Upon completing their evaluation of the Xai'athi, the Amphanox team messaged their race not to begin a direct attack, but another sub-species of the Rixari, the Avarno, began a deadly invasion on a race they mistakenly believed were humans. Their invasion was targeted at the world of Helio Prime, a Nexusian colony inhabited primiarily by the Awali. The Avaro force wiped out the small colony of 500,000, and proceded onwards to another world inhabited by the Vashti.
The Federation didn't see the Rixari as an immediate threat, and tiny forces to confront the "walking fish people". This, however, would be the Federation's undoing, as the Rixari's Resonant Amplification Weapons could easily disrupt the nanites inside of an Awali's body, turning the host into a pile of metal dust. This discovery was made by acciedent, as the Rixari discovered that one of their slave races lasted much longer with RAW weapons, than those equipped with standard issue weapons, leading to them being quickly exterminated by the Xai'athi. The Federation didn't relize this until five of their rim worlds were conquered. Until the workings of this weapon could be determined, the Kurugenzi ordered the Kijeshi soldiers to stand and die, hoping to learn how to counter this threat. The Rixari could only take five Xai'athi worlds, and still, despite their colony status, the Xai'athi were holding out in pockets across all planets, and engaging the Rixari in bloody combat. It soon discovered that the masters of this races, who the Xai'athi discovered were simply slave soldiers, were on their way to get the war on track.
The Rixarun Collective's combined forces quickly swept aside Federation forces, still made of majorily Awali askaris and Iconian warbots, and were proceding on to their seventh world. At the dark core world of Travail, the Vashti were waiting to see how these creatures would perform aganist their Radium weapons. When the first Rixari force landed, with a force of psykers at the front, the Vashti nullified their powers and slaughtered the army. The Rixari believed that their RAW weapons would kill them just like Awali forces before them, by they failed to learn that the Vashti had relatively few nanites, and sense they couldn't feel pain, didn't notice they were being shot. The Federation, armed to the teeth, and filled with countless troops, was dead set on the destruction of the Rixari. Normally, the Federation would send diplomats to the world of the attacker, and request a peace treaty, not so with Rixari. The Mtawala rallied the Federation, and simply stated:
"'We're bigger, badder, and stronger, and we got bigger guns too. We beat the crap out of the Imperium, the Eldar, the Orks, and the Necrons. Why are we getting beaten by a bunch of fish and some side orders? Really?"
That question was enough to get the Federation back on track, and the Kijeshi returned with a revegence. The Xai'athi could move faster than the lumbering Rixari, and were armed with far superior weaponry, allowing them simply move around the Rixari force, and attack them from all sides. Their slaves were easy to deal with, with the 30-foot tall beast known as the Rixarun were a tad bit harder to deal with. The Federation was ordered to halt their advance on the Rixari, as the Federation, at the request of the Awali, wished to speak with the Rixari emperor. However, Vijana had other plans for the Rixari leader.
The Rixari effectively surrendered before the Solaris Federation launched a counter strike, upon discovering that the Federation was far larger than orginally believed. Kaizari Vijana had the Emperor of the Rixari assassinated to weaken the resolve of the Rixari, believeing that it would push the Rixari to the neogiating table sooner, despite Binadamu's warnings that the Emperor was far more reasonalbe than she thought. In 891.M41, just a year after the war started, the Awali, Iconians, Nokemono, and Vashti, visited a Rixari delegation to discuss the terms of the truce. The Rixari were the ones who called for an end to the war, when the advisors to the 4th Rixari Emperor, Ilaxan Yul'drak, found the draft for the peace treaty he planned to show to the Xai'athi, in a pool of his own blood. When the Kaizari and the Kurugenzi came to the newly conquered world of Theta Iota (known as Kazalix to the Rixari), as a show of force, they arrived with a fleet of 4,000 ships, 20 million troops, 70,000 vehicles, and 7 Black Lotus Dreadnoughts, the dreadnoughts alone capable of exterminated the entire Rixari civilization. The Xai'athi wanted to make it clear who was in charge of the Perseus Arm, and would tolarate no less from some "walking fish", though many Federation officials believed it to be overkill, that was until they saw the Rixari fleet in orbit over Theta Iota. By the end of the negotiations, the Rixari agreed to leave Xai'athi space and never return under the threat of total war, while the Xai'athi agreed to assist the Rixari in their quest to destroy the Eldar, something the Xai'athi quickly agreed upon. Before negoiations ended, Kaizari Vijana interrupted.
"Before we began, I would the Rixari to direct their attention to the window on the right. Do you see that wonderfully crafted ship over there? That is a Black Lotus Dreadnought. The Federation has one thousand of those graceful beasts in active service, and another nine thousand in reserve. That one ship there is capable of reducing this serene star system into a cloud of radioactive dust, while under attack by an enemy fleet, and then reducing the enemy fleet into a cloud of radioactive dust. That warship only can carry 500,000 troops, 20,000 vehicles, 5,000 nuclear warheads, and 2,000,000 warbots. It can bring entire solar systems to it knees, and make an example of those who refuse. Now, imagine what ten thousand can do. I have no reason to believe we shall be meeting at this table again. Do you?"
Vijana's point was made, but Emperor Tah'lan, ever smug, attempted to to make a comeback, but it resulted in humiliation, at which he began to insult the Vashti leader, Akasha Madora. The insults shared between Akasha of the Vashti and Tah'lan of the Rixari, insured that no reconcilation would ever be made between the two races. While the Awali got alone rather nicely with the Rixari despite their heavy casulaties, the Vashti saw the Rixari as a vagrant race, and wished to despose of them. Binadamu enforced the Federation's non-interfernce of breed foreign affairs, and if the Vashti wished to continue the war, then that was their choice. Today, the Federation and the Rixari are close allies, though the Vashti continue to launch devestating invasions into Rixari space. The Rixari have demanded the Federation step in, but the Federation has stated many time that each government within the Federation is within their full rights to do as they please. The Rixari don't agree with the setup, but have not pressed any further demands for intervention. For this reason, the Rixari have been allowed, not by the Federation government, but by Binadamu himself, to attack the Vashti at their leisure.
The Perseus CrusadesEdit
By M37, the Federation was a powerhouse of an empire. It was second largest empire in the galaxy, and had a large, and advanced military force that could deliever a blow to the Imperium for each of their own. The Federation was prosperous, secure to a degree, and had little turbulence in the past 4,000 years. In 893.M37, the Akili was given orders to hunt down an Inquisitor that managed to evade Federation forces, and steal an STC from the Federated Worlds of Terra Nova, and attempted to return to Terra to tell the Adeptus Terra of the wealth of technology the Federated Worlds was hiding from the Imperium. The inquisitor tried to kill an Akili agent who attempted to apprehend him, but when she escaped his attack, he fled the Federation. Binadamu had made it very clear of the threat the Imperium could grow into if it gained more technology, and had eight four-person Akili teams sent out to find and kill him.
The teams tracked the Inquisitor down to his homeworld in Segmentum Pacificus, but were ordered not to harm him just before the Akili shot him. Binadamu decided to instead, take the STC, and give him a route into the Federation, which keep changing due to the numerous black holes that shift the safe passages into Solaris for the Imperium. The Imperium discovered the map, and the Inquisition, believing that the inquisitor was a traitor travelling into the Federation numerous times, had him killed. His family fled to the Xai'athi fortress world of Nyanda, and the detail passages into the Federation fell into the hands of the Imperium. Binadamu had a long-term plan for the coming invasion, and waited for the Imperial response for 3,000 years. As the time passed, the Imperium had discovered a number of "safe routes" into Solaris, and began perparations for their long awaited invasion of Solaris.
As the Imperium began launching battlefleets toward the Perseus Arm, Binadamu ordered the Akili to warn Kaizari Hekima of the approaching Imperial invaders. They were not to tell them of their intent, or why they all of a suddenly appeared. Without wasting a moment, the Kijeshi, Merikebu, Sirya, and the breed militaries were mobilized for war, and preparations for the invasion were put in place. What was not known at the time was that the Imperium, angered by their previous losses to Solaris, has decided to launch not one, but five seperate crusades against the Xai'athi. Binadamu had hoped for this to happen, as the Xai'athi had no additional information on the military capabilities of their neighbor. Having the Imperium foolishly throw all they had at the Xai'athi was the perfect way to do so. Thus, Binadamu awaited a chance to test Humanity once more, all for the sake of "science" and self-preservation.
Terrors of DivaraEdit
- "Appearently, the Akili has discovered a bunch of Asartes within the Rim Worlds. Let the fools have their fun, then I'll let the Akili take them out. From here-on end, the world of Divara was destroyed by the Maadui sorcerors. I'm I understood?"
- —Binadamu Madora, ordering the observation of the Lords of Midnight, and blaming the Maadui of their attacks
Sometime around M41, the Federation Rim Worlds were infiltrated by the Space Marine chapter known as the Lords of Midnight. This group had been observing the lifestyle of the Xai'athi and xenos living there for years, and were disgusted by their stress free way if life, apparent angered that the Xai'athi had little knowledge of war and loss. Thus, the Lords of Midnight took it into their own hands to bring fear into their lives. Unknown to these terrorists, was the fact that the Akili had been watching them, and reporting their activities to Binadamu. He wanted to see how the Xai'athi would deal with these marines, and allowed the LoM into Solaris. The Akili left Xai'athi warships, modified for human use, to fall into the hands of the Lords of Midnight, allowing them to sneak into the Rim Worlds. Unknown to the Astartes, the Akili had laced the ship with billions of nanites, which attached themselves to some of their members. This allowed the Akili to keep tract of the terrorists, and collect information on the chapter's activities.
The Lords landed on the Anugami world of Divara, where they began terrorizing the xeno population. The criminal elements on Divara were also targeted, the Lords of Midnight drug criminals to their deaths, while allowing a rare few survive their torture. These survivors were found in alleyways, crawling to Kudhibiti officers for their protection. The issue became detrimental when the survivors explained that they believed that the attackers were from the Imperium. The Kudhibiti was horrified, and a curfew enforced, with the perceived hope that it would protect the populace. This didn't work, as people simply disappeared from their home, with no signs of a struggle or even that anyone was even in the home. When the Kudhibiti believed that they had gotten all of the evidence they needed to point them to their suspects, that was when the madness began.
Explosions underneath the cities, xeno thugs popping up out of nowhere, Xai'athi civilians disappearing without a trace, and about any other unexplainable incident known disrupting and confusing the Kudhibiti. Assassinations and kidnappings without any reasonable explaination quadrupled, and soon, even Kudhibiti was under attack. The Kudhibiti responsible for investigating the attacks were picked off one by one, and then the Kudhibiti headquarters of Divara blew up, killing 739 officers. Divara, as far as the Federation was concerned, was lost. Binadamu, not wishing to cause a massive witch-hunt across the Federation, ordered the Akili to blame the Maadui for the destruction of the cities on Divara. He wanted to know all there was to know about the Lords of Midnight, and needed them alive for his plans in the future,
GovernmentEditThe Solaris Federation is both a multi-party democratic federation, and a loose confederacy, led by a Kaizari, or Emperor, who is elected by popular vote. The government is split into the Kurugenzi (executive), the Bunge (legislative), and Mahakama (judical). The Kaizari is the supreme authority in the Fedaration, and rules the Federation in the name of the Mtawala (Binadamu Madora), the Federation's symbolic leader.
The Federation is made up of smaller empires which handle interior affairs alone, and leave foreign and military affairs in the hands of the Federation. Solaris is made up of nine seperate empires, and several hundreds of smaller interstellar states, which are represented by the Utawala on Nyumbani.
Each Xai'athi leader is free to act on their own accord, and given wide berth to do so. They may do as the please or see fit, but they and their people are held responsible for whatever happens with other species in the Milky Way Galaxy, not the Federation. This allows Solaris to still have relations with a certain species even if one of the members states causes harm to the race. Such politics may not be easily understood by outsiders, but the process works.
The Federation has embassies with the Tau and a few select craftworlds, who the Federation doesn't deem an immediate threat. The few craftworlds that have these embassies, have only accepted them on the basis that the Eldar living in Solaris may have contact with them in times of need. This allows the Federation Eldar and Craftworld Eldar to stay in contact and learn of the other's lifestyles and cultures. It also allows trave between the two, using gates built by the Eldar on Xai'athi worlds after Kaizari Hekima's "Exchange Program" in 183.M35. This project was considered mostly a failure, as some Craftworld Eldar see the Federation Eldar as traitors to their race, due to the Federation's massive use of Eldar slave labour, the free Eldar's indifference toward their suffering.
The Federation Compiled Statutes (SFCS or FCS), a book of laws written and organized by Kaizari Hekima in the Mahakama in 801.M34, is the compilation of all laws in the Federation. However, the SFCS does not apply for the empires of the breeds of Xai'athi, only for worlds under the direct control of the Federation. The Mahakama is responsible for maintaining the law throughout Solaris, with the Director, the man responsible for leading the Mahakama, at the forefront.
The military arm of the Mahakama is the Kudhibiti, or the Federal Police. They maintain bases and outposts throughout the Federation, upholding Federation law, while allowing the seperate empires to regulate domestic law. The Kudhibiti is also responsible for patrolling state-controlled shipping lanes in Solaris-governed systems in tandum with the CTA, and combating piracy near said systems.
The Solaris Federation, after contact with the Imperium of Man in 987.M30, decided that it was necessary to explore and evaluate the civilized species of the Milky Way Galaxy, and determinate the threat posed by them. The Xai'athi have taken up a defensive stance on most politic situtations, but in others, will "intervene for the betterment of the species".
Imperium of Man: After the Great Solar War ended in 014.M31, the Solaris Federation and Imperium of Man have kept clear of each other. The Imperium was not capable of bringing the state back into their grasp, and gave up completely after the Horus Heresy. The Imperium recognizes the threat posed by the Federation, and has many times, invaded Solaris since then, with the Perseus Crusades being the most recent. Neither side seeks a war, and have decided to limit any engagemnts with the other to the small, sparsely border worlds. As of 999.M41, there has been an uneasy peace between the two.
Tau Empire: The Xai'athi first discovered the Tau after learning of a xeno attack on the Imperium mining world. The Xai'athi, intrigued by this action, sent the nearest Akili agents within the Imperium to investigate. The Tau Empire was discovered shortly after, and diplomatic relations between both governments was soon establised. The Xai'athi see the Tau as themselves on a smaller scale, and have built a single node-gate in Tau space to boost trade betwen themselves and the Tau. The Xai'athi have agreed to defend the Tau if the Imperium invades, but only if talks with Terra fail. So far, the Tau are the Xai'athi's most important trading partners. The Federation's official spokesman in the Tau Empire is Aun'El Capella Vals'al, a Federation born Tau.
Eldar: Relations between these two powers is in the toliet. After the Eldar Conflict, The Xai'athi are unwilling to negoitate with any craftworlds they may find, and mostly send them away. The Eldar, upon learning of the Xai'thi enslavement, have passed knowledge on to others, warning them to avoid Federation space. The Federation usually hunts Eldar to rocure genetic material for the Eldar cloning process, to produce more slaves for the state.
Orks: The Xai'athi experience of the Ork invasion of their original homeworld has led to their intense hatred of the Orks. After clearly most of the Federation-controlled section of the Sagittairus Arm, the Federation's contact with the Orks have few and far between. However, there are a few cases in which the Federation hires the Orks to attack the Imperium, or hunt Eldar craftworlds, and bring the populace back to be turned into a genetic stew for processing. The Orks have launched several Waaagh!!!s into Federation, enough for the Xai'athi to get their hands on several hundreds of live specimens for study.
Dark Eldar: The government considers the Dark Eldar a minor threat, and don't bother with them. Dark Eldar raids outside of Awali space are non-existent, allowing the of the Federation to consider them the Awali's problem. However, for the rare Dark Eldar elsewhere in Solaris, they are met by the full force of the military, sending a clear warning that the Federation will not tolerate "terrorists and pirates" in it's space.
Tyranids: The Xai'athi do not even bother with seeing if the Tyranid are capable of diplomacy. The Tyranid attempted to invade Federation space in late M41, and were easily defeated, as the Federation's nanotechnology proved superior to the biological threat. The Xai'athi used their semi-organic nanites to devour the Hive Fleet that did enter the Federation. As the nanites were quick to adapt to the changing tactics of the Tyranid hive fleet, the Tyranid force was quickly devoured, and the Federation saved from a potentially deadly conflict.
Rixari: The Federation's deadlings with the Rixari is quite odd. During the Rixari Incursion, both sides suffered enormous casulties, moreso being the Awali who were the first to respond to the attack. They hadn't discovered the Rixari's use of sound weaponry, which was the only true weakness of the Awali. While the Awali are allied with them, the Vashti Dominion, in protest to the past Rixari invasion of the Federation, refused to sign any treaty with them. Today, every race save for the Vashti are allies with the Rixari. The Vashti have continued the wage on the Rixari, and due to the Federation's political stance on the freedoms of a breed's government, the Federation can do nothing to stop the Dominion's attacks.
Senimar: The Senimar are a protectorate of the Federation, do in part to a generous act of mercy on the part of Solaris. The Imperium of Man invaded Senimar space, and was on the verge of crushing the Senimar civilization, when a fleet of Federation warships exited nodespace right into thick of an ongoing battle between the Imperium and the Senimar. The fleet saved the Senimar forces, and pushed the Imperial naval force out of Senimar space, reconquering their worlds as they went on. The Senimar, well aware of the fact that they couldn't stop another Imperial invasion, agreed to become a protectorate of Solaris. Their alliance with the Federation remains strong today.
See also: MerikebuThe Federation Armed Forces, or Shirikisho la Jeshi (Kijeshi), is the offical military force of Solaris, and based out of Nyanda. After the Centennial Convention of 500.M33, the Kijeshi was overhauled after an Ork Waaagh!!! defeated them in several battles during the Kusafisha Campaigns. It was refitted with the most advanced Xai'athi weaponry and armor, and seperated into three branches, to increase operational mobility. The Kijeshi serves as the Federation's ultra-advanced peacekeeping force, keeping the other Xai'athi states within the Federation from fighting each other, and maintaining law and order. They usually arrive on the scene just in time to stop a conflict from starting, and keep the region safe for traders and travellers. After the Xai took over Solaris, and in turn the military, a second military force, known as the Sirya, was created as the multi-racial military of Solaris, with a dulled technological edge and far more troops.
Size & ExtentEdit
The total number of the Kijeshi is five billion men and women based out of the fortress world of Nyanda. The Sirya, numbering some seven billion troops and ten billion Iconian military-grade robots, based out of the Rim World of Kimbilio (known as the "Capital of the Rim"). The Kijeshi was increased to it's current size during the Great Solar War with the Imperium of Man in late M30 to account for the massive number of Imperium troops that entered Federation space in 991.M30. However, since the Great Solar War in M31, the Federation has no need for such a large force, due to the Federation's presence outside the Imperium's reach. Due the military's indifference to the security of the Rim Worlds, all systems outside of the Federation Core Worlds are defended by the member states like the Vashti Dominion and Iconian Empire, who defend their territories with their own independent military forces, overseen by the Sirya. This helps the Kijeshi focus on protecting the Federation's two most important core worlds, Nyumbani and Nyanda, and keeping the Xai'athi breeds in line of the Federation Charter. Since the Kijeshi is now the military arm of the Xai, the Kijeshi has access to all of the Federation's best technology and weapons, while the Sirya, made up of the average breeds of the Xai'athi, have been given less support.
The Kijeshi is seperated into three independent branches, the Jeshi (Army), Merikebu (Navy), and Vikosi Maluum (Special Forces), which operate with little interference from the other. However, when joint operation is required, they carry out their assignments with little difficulty from the other branch. They can count on the cooperation of the other branch to fulfill their responsibility, and carry out their mission without delay. It is this teamwork that provides the Kijeshi with a sharp advantage in comparison with their human conterpart, the Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy, who the Xai'athi consider sloppy (a common Xai'athi misconception).
The Kijeshi and Sirya are organized into Majeshi (armies), which is responsible for the defence of their homeworld. However, to increase combat readiness, the Kijeshi deploys Majeshi to other worlds for training and combat practice using live ammo. The head of both the Kijeshi and the Sirya is the Antioch, or Supreme General. The Antioch is responisible for advising the Kaizari of military affairs, and leading the Kijeshi during peacetime. Under him is the Vita Bunge, or War Assembly, which the Antioch leads. The current Antioch is Lisa Krane, the Xai desendent of one of the human generals that served Binadamu during the Glorious Campaign on Epsilon Eridani.
The Sirya also employs xeno forces (usually as fodder), like the Tau from the Xai'sha Sept, who are the only Tau citizens of the Federation, and are usually placed in segregated regiments. The best known of this divisions in the Tau XII Kikosi (or the 12th Tau Regiment), which served with distinction during the Rulara Campiagns in late M41. Tau XII Kikosi is currently deployed with the 8th Federal Fleet in Segmentum Tempestus. The Tau only constitute a tiny portion of the Federation military, and thus are very rarely seen in combat. However, their prowess on the battlefield is legendary, and one of their own, Commander Solstice, was the Kijeshi's Antioch in 781.M41, but he gave up the position to led the forces Xai'sha Sept aganist the Imperium in 809.M41. Another force made up of xeno citizens is the Dilseoiri. Recruited from amoungst Eldar citizens of the Federation, the Dilseoiri is made up of 15 million Eldar citizens, and serve as the Federation's fast attack troops. And finally, there's the Legiones Hominis, or Legions of Man. Since before the Age of Strife, Solaris and the mankind's federation of worlds had been in contact for millenia. Millions of humans immigrated to the Solaris Federation, forming a strong human population. When millions of them joined the Sirya over the centuries, the Legiones Hominis was formed, creating a powerful human military force for Solaris. When the Great Solar War began in 991.M30, the Legiones Hominis had a force of 100 million, and fought their Imperial brothers for the Federation. By the war's end, only 29 million remained. Today, the Legiones Hominis has regained it's strength, and serves as a seperate military force within Solaris, as the humans' newly formed government known as the Federated Worlds of Terra Nova, one of the newly founded nations within Solaris.
The Solaris Federation has the second largest economy in the galaxy, and the highest income rate of any race in the known galaxy. The Xai'athi, who have held on to their old M3 capitalist nature, have focused most of their free time toward the growth of the economy. The Federation has a mixed economy, which is completely self-suffient, and trades off some of their goods with the other races. Trade outside of the borders is focused mainly with the Tau Empire, a few Exodite worlds, and, though very rare, some Ork worlds that use Kordanian-built weapons. The Imperium rarely trades with the Xai'athi, but they do trade Vashti weapons (which are ornate even by Imperium standards), in exchage for raw material the some Imperium worlds have marked as surplus. In M36, the Xai'athi economy was larger than the Imperium economy, and it held that position until M38.
The Federation trades primarily with the Tau Empire using the Nyanda-Ta'u Nodegate. Trade consists of medicines, spices, low-tech weapons, and raw minerals from the Federation, and foodstuffs, minerals not avaliable to the Federation, and high-tech weapons. The Xai'athi trust the Tau enough to allow them to enter their core worlds, and set up businesses and request work visas in the Federation. The same can be said fo Xai'athi in the Tau Empire, who are even allowed to live there. The Wafanyabiashara caste has several trade offices in Tau space, and trade with human worlds that are loyal to the Tau. Trade with human worlds in the Imperium is sparse, but happens quite frequently. The Imperial worlds that get ships to the Federation do so in great secrecy, trading surplus goods with the Xai'athi in exchange for medical goods that can't get in the Imperium. Since the Federation isn't constrained in terms travel, they can move a huge amount of goods over a short period of time. Trade in Solaris doesn't take decades or centuries as with the Imperium, but days to weeks, and at the longest, months. With the nodegate, travel is measured in hours and days, allowing Solaris' economy to explode.
Corporations form an important part of the Federation economy, as they form an organized effort to marsall the resources of Solaris. Corporations like the Maendeleo Corporation, Nishati Syndicate, and Yoshida Zaibatsu, are intergratal parts of the Federation economy, and have many rights given to them to allow the Federation to protect it's economic intreasts throughout the galaxy. Also, do to the precarious nature of the galaxy, corporations are permitted to keep private armies, and armadas, as the Federation cannot corporate assets in the event of war.
The Maendeleo Corporation deals in high-tech wares, robotics, and scienitific research, providing the Federation with cheap high-tech goods that would otherwise been sold at a higher price by federal suppliers. The head of the corporation, Awuor Ijara, is a strong supporter of captialism, and is considered by his critics to be a selfish and greedy man (hense his name), and rightly so. He has on numerous occasion, violated hundred trade laws, corporate pratices, and managed to dodge corruption charges, all in the pursuit of profit. Under his leadership, the Maendeleo Corporation has prospered, all while stepping on the backs on others.
An Iconian corporation, the Nishati Syndicate is a powerful energy supplier, with access to powerful energy weapons and advanced warships. It uses it's private security force to force out competition in areas of intreast. It's CEO, Manyara Madaki, is a selfish woman, who inherited the corporation from her father, who was killed by Awour Ijara's thugs in 607.M39. She didn't care much for him, and didn't even attend his funeral. She has focused her attention on the exploitation of Eldar power generators her men captured from an Exodite world with some advanced technology. She had the planet razed shortly after cleaning out the cities.
The Yoshida Zaibatsu is the powerful of the nine zaibatsus found in Nokemono space, and is responsible for construction of Nokemono warships, weapons, and R&D. The head of the zaibatsu is Tatsuo Yoshida, reknown throughout Nokemono space for his indifference to the cost of power, and his unquinchable thrist for more. During his time in Nokemono military, Tatsuo single-handedly killed 38 Space Marines in a single battle during Operation: Reaper Storm.
Royal Vashti Nullium CompanyEdit
The RVNC is an influenctial Vashti corporation, run by the royal family of Britannia. The Britannian queen, Victoria III, is the CEO and majority shareholder. The RVNC produces massive quantities of the metallic nullium, which is used a weightless building material by the Xai'athi. It holds a monopoly on all nullium produced by the Vashti, who produce 80% of the Federation's nullium. This makes it a powerful playing in both Vashti and Xai'athi politics.
- "I've never know a Xai'athi not to be quintilingual."
- —Binadamu Madora
The Solaris Federation is home to well over 300 trillion sentient beings, spread across 750 star systems (including protectorates), within a 10,000 lightyear distance. There are countless species in the Federation, with the Xai'athi make up the majority of the population. The Bureau of Xeno Affairs is charged with keeping an eye on the xeno populace, and ensuring the Xai'athi people that they still control the Federation.
The official language of the Solaris Federation is Swahili, while the de facto is the ancient English (the forerunner to the Imperium's Gothic). However, the Federation's member states are allowed to have their own official language, but their government officials must also know Swahili. Coptic is the Federation de facto religious language due to the power of the Kanisa in Xai'athi life. English is the de facto language of all Xai'athi outside Awali space, due to the fact that English was the lingua franca of Terra in M3.
The Solaris Federation advocates freedom of religion, and so long as a religion doesn't involve the destruction of the galaxy, an end to all life as we know, or the serving of an evil, all-powerful death god, the Federation will allow that belief flourish. The largest, official religion of the Federation is the Coptic variant of Christanity, organized under the Takatifu Angalia (or the Kanisa), which is the most powerful of the religious orders in the Federation. It became the state religion of the Federation, with some 95 trillion followers, though almost all are Awali. This does not mean that it is the only state-ordained religion. Other religious organizations prospering in the Federation include the New Catholic Church, the sucessor to the ancient and defunct one on Terra, with some 80 trillion followers, and Leanaí de Gaia, the chief religion of the Nexusians, with some 100 billion followers. So far, Solaris has over 9,000 religious beliefs festering within it's borders, something one wouldn't expect to find in the Imperium.
Regions of the FederationEdit
Solaris is divided into three major regions, each with a unique culture and outlook of the Federation as a whole. The affluent Core Worlds, situtated far from the horrors of the galaxy, are under the direct control of the federal government. The Rim Worlds are governed by the individual breed government like the Tabaka Confederacy of the Awali, and the Vashti Dominion. These worlds are visited by war on an infrequent basis, but the region is divided by the empires of the individual Xai'athi breeds who handle the defense of the Rim. Finally, the poor, backward Frontier Region, which is a warzone. The Xai'athi living here are supcision of all government decisions, and don't trust outsiders. They feel the Federation has turned their back on them, which is true. These worlds are governed by their inhabitants, and exempt of all federal taxes, as their combating the forces of the galaxy is enough of a payment to their neglectful Federation.
Core WorldsEditThe technologically advanced center of the Federation, is without a doubt, the safest place anywhere to live in the galaxy. Over 35,000 years of continuous development, militarization, and Xai'athiformation, turned the Core Worlds into the most important part of Solaris. The Core Worlds are 100 systems strong, and have a population of 85 trillion Xai, the true rulers of the Xai'athi. The Core Worlds are patrolled by most of the Merikebu, and garrisoned only by Kijeshi forces. This region of Solaris is under the direct control of the federal government, and is one of the wealthiest parts of the galaxy. The culture of the Core Worlds is refined, cosmopolitian, and in comparison to the rest of the galaxy, at the forefront of technological innovation. The Xai'athi here look down on the rest of their species with contempt, and there are multiple laws in place in which anyone outside of the Core Worlds, Federation citizen or not, must obtain a government passport to gain entry, and even then, the passport must be upgraded to gain access to the deeper parts of the Core.
Such is the protection of the Core Worlds, that there inhabitants have not seen a major incursion into the Core Worlds since the Great Eldar Slave Rebellion, 10,000 years ago, and even then, the slaves rose up within the Core Worlds. No outside power has ever managed bypass the Merikebu vessels that litter the region, nor have they managed to defeat the Kijeshi armies planetside. The Coreworlders are noted for being tech-savvy, intellegent, ancient beyond reckoning, and gods in their own right do to their grasp of arcane arts. They have the best anti-Chaos defenses in the galaxy, and are immune to it's pull. Such is their power, that am entire planet full of stone age natives were once culled by a band of Coreworlder explorers looking for treasure. They were never punished by the Federation government, who looked passed their genocide, and even covered their murders up. The full might of the Xai'athi's technological achievements can be found in every part of the Core, from the massive towers, to the individual inhabitants.The dwellers in Core Worlds spend their time developing new technologies, inventing new weapons, and even making entire species for fun. These creations are usually small, numbering no more than a couple thousand for each creator, but the much larger one, numbering in the hundreds of thousands to even the millions, are usually the product of the richer Coreworlders, such as senators, resentatives, and powerful socialites. These Xai'athi are usually the ones responsible for leading Solaris, but mostly spend their times leading their micro-empires, sending their armies against a fellow Coreworlder in their wargames, to see who has the best army. This complete divorcing of the Core Worlds from the galaxy and even the rest of the Federation, has made the people of the Core Worlds both arrogant, and completely apathic to the horrors suffered by the rest of the galaxy, including those of the Federation at large.
The Coreworlders are considered lazy, immoral, and weak, all of which are as wrong as one can get. Coreworlders deadly combatants, and wield the greatest technology of mankind (as the Xai'athi are still desendant of humanity). They have access to the best weapons designed by Solaris, which are kept out of the hands of of non-Coreworlders, and the best defenses avaliable. Coreworlders are the equal of 10 Astartes, a fact proven during the Umbra Hunt on 821.M41, in which 13 Coreworlders hunted down and killed, 78 Astartes of an unknown Space Marine chapter deep within the Imperium of Man. Because of their superior strength and technology, Coreworlders are univerisally feared both within Solaris, and outside of it's space. The technology used by Coreworlders is usually within the realm of electromagnetic plasma cannons, rayon shields, and fusion beam arrays. They wear Naxium armor, a newly created element which combines the properties of Sardonikium and Nullium, to create weightless, psychically tuned armor, which gives the Coreworlders the best defense of both worlds.
Rim WorldsEditThe Rim Worlds of Solaris form the bulk of the Federation, numbering some 430 systems, and home to some 150 trillion Xai'athi, Eldar, Humans, and xenos. The Rim Worlds are relatively safe, and dispite the infrequent battle of two near the edge of the rim, there little happening here. The Rim Worlds, due to the imposed segregation by the Xai, are home to majority of the Xai'athi breeds and the core of their individual empires. The Tabaka Confederacy, Vashti Dominion, and the Zver Federation just to name a few, are located here. Since the central government of Solaris, made up primarily of Xai, cares little for the ongoings of affairs outside the realm of the Core Worlds, they leave these empires to themselves, and allow them govern these worlds as they please. Each world is thus completely unique, as each breed has a certain preference for the way their planets will be governed. Additionally, the technological scale of each planet is different depending on the breed ruling it. Awali cities will tend to decieve an outsider, as it's massive Gavite stone cities, trick onlookers into believing that the Awali are quite primitive, while in fact that Awali are amoungst one of the most advanced races in the galaxy. Vashti cities are gothic to the extreme, as cathedrals adorned with stained-glass windows dominate the skyline, and Nokemono cities built using the ancient Nipponese architechure mixed with advanced contemporary tech.
The Federation does does rule a few of these directly, such as the world of Kimbilio, which is considered the capital of the Rim Worlds, as Nyumbani has become more and more detached from the daily ongoings of the rest of Solaris. The Kijeshi, now controlled by the Xai, does not protect the Rim Worlds, and leaves that job to the Xai'athi breed militaries, such as the Awali's Silaha, the Vashti's Armée de l'Vashti, and the Iconian Iron Legions. The federal military presence in the rim has been left to the Sirya, a multi-racial military force made up of all species that call the Rim Worlds home. The Sirya has been forced to go into the Frontier Regions to put down Chaotic incursions, Imperial crusades, Dark Eldar raids, and more recently, Tyrannic invasions. Thus, the Rimworlders, while still loyal to the Federation, have began to question the government's actions toward them, having basically transformed the Rim Worlds into a buffer zone to protect the Core Worlds and it's elitist Xai population.
The Xai'athi living the Rim Worlds have remain true to their ancient cultures, and many Imperials who come to the Rim Worlds will be able to see what Terra's cultures were like during the early Age of Terra, some 30,000 years ago. The Rimworlders are considered to be friendly, honest people, who will offer their assistance to those in need, and enjoy trading with new cultures. They are considered the "true" face of the Federation, as the Xai in the Core Worlds are the closest to Binadamu's vision for Solaris. While this may be so, each of the breeds in Rim Worlds carry out their own research, wars, and religions, and are as diverse as the Federation is powerful. The Rimworlders routinely see the horrors of the galaxy, as returning Sirya forces tell stories of the Imperial Titans deployed against them, and the super-human warriors known as the Space Marines that desend from the sky on the frontier, and how the Xai'athi of the frontier distrust them with a passion unequaled by even the Xai. These tells have humbled the Rimworlders to the point that they have seen Binadamu's plans to expand the Federation across the galaxy as the only way to bring lasting peace to the other races across space.
Frontier RegionEditThe Frontier Region of Solaris are a hostile region of space, moreso than many others, and is made up of 220 systems and some 65 trillion Xai'athi and other species. Here, small portions of the Astronomican still shine brightly, and many Ork worlds not sterilized by the Xai'athi stand defiant. This is usually where outcasts, exiles, criminials, and pirates make there homes, far from the influence of the Core Worlds, and outside of the self-imposed juristication of the breed empires. The Xai'athi who live here maintain their own governments, militaries, and economies, and are completely self-sustaining. The frontier is used by Solaris as buffer zone, asorbing most if not all of the damage caused by invaders, while any stragglerings are destroyed in the Rim Worlds. This usage of the frontier worlds as fodder for the richer Rim and Core Worlds has caused the inhabitants out here to become embittered toward the government. They are by far, the most paranoid people in Solaris, believing in government conspiracies, secret alliances between the Federation and the Imperium of Man to to destroy them, and a heavy since of superority over the Eldar, with massive plantations on some worlds with armies of Eldar slaves.
As the Frontier is of little importance to the government in the Core, and the Rim Worlds have little stake in these poorly developed worlds, the worlds of frontier are allowed to govern themselves however they please. Such empires like the Navarro State, Unified Sirus Federation, and the Bahari Republic, just to name a few, rule these worlds. Bitter rivalries betweens these states has led to numerous wars, such as the Sirus-Navarro Conflict, in which Sirus attempted to become the supreme power in the region. Considering the causes and sizes of these wars, the Federation's richer inhabitants laugh at them, while the Xai'athi of the Rim Worlds, who depend on the Frontier to screen enemies for them, are quite concerned with them. The Frontier's protection are left in the hands of the region's many inhabitants, and the good will of the Sirya to intervene on their behalf.
The people of the Frontier Region are beyond insane. They don't trust anyone outside of their hometowns, making planetary governments hard to form and maintain without a threat greater than each other. They war against each other over the most trivial reasons, and nation-states within stellar empires is the norm. Here, tyrants, secret organizations, aspiring rulers and warlords, and military bases the likes of which no one has ever seen can be found without trouble. These wannabe thugs, despots, and military leaders can be seen wasting lives and testing their newest creations and inventions against others, and such battles are usually shown throughout Solaris as entertainment. The introduction of the Imperium of Man in M31 only made the region deadlier, and how the Federation plans to expand their control into other regions of space is unknown, as they must first go through the Frontier.
The Federation has no one culture, instead being a blend of several hundreds of unique cultures and beliefs. The Federation is a haven for xenos fleeing the Imperium's ever growing forces, and as a result of this, the Federation has asorbed thousands of different ideas, beliefs, and cultures. The Xai'athi themselves are deeply divided, with each breed itself being made up of several sub-breeds. An example being the Awali, who are split into several major groups, with the predominate being the Azaran, Ixians, and Mchanga, just to few.
Life in the Federation is very safe, pleasant, and rather quite, in comparison to the never-ending wars of the galaxy. Xai'athi, freed Eldar, and xenos are free live as they please, either striving to get to the top of the ladder, or just looking to get by seeking a life of ease. Patriotism is the most important part of Xai'athi life, and every Xai'athi and Eldar are proud to show which politicial party their a member of. Being unpatriotic is frowned upon, and rooting for the other side borders on treason. Propaganda is plastered over most sides of buildings, shown in the media all the time, and preached to the average Xai'athi on an almost everyday basis. The Federation paints itself a liberator come to free impoverished worlds of their troubles, protect them from Orks, Eldar, and humanity, for the simple price of their basic rights and ability to govern themselves. The Xai'athi usually drop political pamphlets over cities their about to invade, and use loudspeakers to warn the people of the impending attack, demanding they surrender and reap the benifits of the Federation.
On the Federation totem pole, Awali are at the top, and slave Eldar are at the bottom. Awali control most parts of the government, while the Eldar slave dominate the deadly mines and factories of the Federation forge worlds. The Xai'athi are the very top, and control every aspect of life in the Federation, from politics, music, sports, and industry. Freed Eldar are at the upper middle, under the close watch of the Bureau of Xeno Affairs, which is to keep the Eldar in line. These Eldar are extremely patriotic themselves, and would never betray the trust of the Federation, but the stigma attached to them because of the slave brothers and sisters, has put them in a bad light. Below them are the Tau, who left the Tau Empire shortly after Commander Farsight's supposed betrayal of the Tau'va. They sought to live in an state less authoritorian, and moved to the Federation. They lower than the freed Eldar because of their less human-like apperance, something the Xai'athi admit they have to get use to. Humans are just below the Tau, primarily because of the memory of the Great Solar War with the Imperium of Man, and the more recent Perseus Crusades. Though they are disliked by most Xai'athi, humans have found a friend in the Nexusians, who and more open to repentant outsiders. Xenos that came to the Federation to find shelter from the Imperium's grasp on the galaxy, are considered slightly lower than the Tau, who the Xai'athi have a well established relation with. And finally, the lowest of the low, slave Eldar, commonly refered to as "Uchafu", the Awali word for "filth". They have no rights, are denied access to the Federation's Infinity Circuit, and despised by even the freed Eldar. They are put to work in Xai'athi households, and often serve as fodder during combat. Their psychic abilities were stripped away during their creation process, and are property of the state by means of the Bureau.
Slavery and the EldarEditThe issue of slavery within the Federation has been highly debated by Xai'athi, Eldar, and Tau, and is a huge grey spot in the Federation. Sometime after the Fall of the Eldar in M30, Eldar not killed by the pyshic scream of Slaanesh's birth, were driven insane. Some Xai'athi wanted to put the Eldar out of their misery, but others decided on another course of action. They wanted to enslave the insane Eldar, as the were millions of them, and wiping them out would be both difficult, and dangerously close to suicidial. Eldar not driven insane, spoke out aganist the idea, but were too few in number to do anything about it (few sane Eldar constituted less than 0.01% of the Federation population). The government, with little choice, requested to know how the enslaving process would go about. A Nokemono scienist by the name of Michiko Takahama, devised a way to use the Federation's cloning cylinders to alter the unstable Eldar, and create the slave they were looking for. She proposed that the cylinder be modified to allow it to melt down the insane Eldar, remove "undesirable traits", input a killswitch should they even rebel, and use the genetic stew to create the slave. The genetic material taken from a single Eldar could be used to create 200 slaves. This would provide the Federation with a huge labour force, and allowed them to create a thinking army loyal to the Federation. The plan was put into the works immediately, and by 172.M30, there were 300,000 slaves in the Federation toiling away on mining worlds at the frontier.
To keep these slaves under control, the Bureau of Xeno Affairs was created in 175.M30, and given the responsiblity of maintaining and protecting Eldar Slave Processors, and regulating the slave creation process. The Bureau was exempt from the law, allowing them to carry out their duty without interference from the authorities. The Bureau is relentless in their tracking down of escaped slaves or callaborators, literally hunting across the galaxy, killing who get in their way. As their name suggest, they also handle other issues involving xeno species, like regulating the Nyanda-T'au Nodegate, connecting Xai'athi space to Tau space. Their responsible for negoiating with Terra, and hunting down rogue pyskers through the use of one of their departments, the Federal Pysker Corps, a primarily Vashti occupation. Non-enslaved Eldar have by M40, gotten past the slavery issue, and view the slave Eldar the same way as most Xai'athi. They live their lives alongside their enslaved brothers and sisters without so much as a hint of disgust, and care little for their well-being. It is for this, and hundreds of other reasons that Craftworld Eldar consider Federation Eldar as traitors, and view them no differently than they do about the Xai'athi in general. Federation Eldar have no problem killing other Eldar outside of the Federation, and considered more patriotic than most Xai'athi, assuring most of where their loyalty lies. As for controlling their emotions to advoid being taken by thr Great Enemy, Federation Eldar live mostly on conquered Maiden and Exodite worlds in the Federation, located mostly at the Core Regions of the Federation. They study about Chaos and the Warp, and have imposed a rigid social code on themselves to keep themselves from falling to Chaos. With the help of the Federation, these Eldar have been able to prosper, and constitute 0.05% (or 200 billion), of the present Federation population.
See also: Timeline of the Xai'athi
The Xai'athi use a completely different timing system than that of the Imperium. The Solaris Sandard Calendar is divided into BSC (Before Solaris Creation), and ASC (After Solaris Creation), which starts at 0 SC, or 3,742 AD (or 742.M4), the year of the Solaris Federation's creation. The calendar was adopted in 001.M5, after Dieujuste Archembeau approached Binadamu on the subjest of a new dating system for the Xai'athi. As there is a zero year in the calendar, and both the BSC and ASC dates start at years -1 and 1. This zero year is purely ceremonial, and lasted only day. To convert an Imperial date into a Federation one, the date must be subtracted by the year 3,742, example being, to get the end year of the Horus Heresy, 30,014 (or 014.M31), must be subtracted by 3,742, with the resulting year being 26,272 ASC. The calendar is divided into five epochs, the Foundation Era (742.M4-001.M12), the Stabilization Era (001.M12-001.M20), the Tribulation Era (001.M20-876.M28), the Recovery Era (876.M28-001.M35), and the Federation Era (001.M35-Present).
Each is anchored at a major event (usually when every fifth Kaizari is elected). The Foundation Era began when the Federation was created in 742.M4, and ended after the administration of Kaizari Yǎnguāng in 001.M12, who defeated Kaizari Sadique during the Sadique Crisis. The Stabilization Era began with the election of Kaizari Malin in 001.M12, and ended when Kaizari Gaikō-kan's administation ended in 002.M20. The Tribulation Era began shortly after Kaizari Zhelezo took over the Federation after a fraudalent election in 001.M20, and ended after Kaizari Mkulima's assassination in 876.M28. The Recovery Era began in 876.M28, after the Mkulima's scheming Kansela became Kaizari Haikyō-sha, and ended in when Kaizari Matumaini term ended in 001.M35. Finally, the Federation Era began when Kaizari Hekima was elected in a landslide election in 001.M35, and is the current epoch of the calendar. Today, the Federation year is 37,257 ASC, or 999.M41 in the Imperial calendar.
The Federation as a whole, is lightyears ahead of the Imperium, the Tau, and the Orks, in the field of technology, out stripping them in every possible way. However, they are outclassed by the Eldar, who regard the Xai'athi as a threat to the Eldar race. The Xai'athi use a mixture of technology given to them by humanity during the Dark Age of Technology after the Alien Wars, a gift for their assistence in fighting the alien menace. This techology wasn't much, but gave the Xai'athi access to AI, which they quickly developed, and placed many restrictions on. The vast majority of their technology came from the remnents of Eldar technology they got from the wrecked Eldar ship on their old homeworld Epsilon Eridani, with help from naive Eldar who had by the time the technology was accessed, were patriotic members of the Federation.
The Federation uses a form of space travel called node space. It isn't connected to the Warp in any way, and can easily travel pass warp storms. It is also safe, and fast, allowing the Federation to get reinforcements to the front in little time. However, node drives are difficult to maintain, and require enromous amounts of energy to work. Node drives only have enough charge for a 25,000 lightyear jump, and must wait for three days to make another jump of the same length. If a ship lacks the needed energy to power a node drive, and attempts to use one, their drive will implode, killing all onboard, and even taking out the ships nearby. Some node drives even explored without prompting, if it hasn't been properly cleaned, or if certain parameters aren't taken into consideration (size of ship, power output, speed). These risks have not kept the Federation from producing them in vast numbers, but as a safty precaution, frigates are the smallest ships allowed to equip a node drive. Anything smaller must use a nodegate, which is far safer, but are static. Nodegates are permanate connections within the Federation, linking systems together, and providing colonies access to the Core Worlds. The Xai'athi learnt from humanity's mistake during the Age of Strife, and opted to have another form of travel in the event node drives are deemed inoperable.
The Xai'athi are master robotic experts, the Iconians being proof of that. After witnessing the work of the Men of Iron used by the humans, the Xai'athi copied their idea, and built robots of their own, using AI extensively. However, after several AI uprisings, the Xai'athi removed the AI functions, and agreed to kept artifical intellegence under wraps for a while. As the Xai'athi knowledge of robotics grew, some saw robots as the ultiamate form of immortality, and transferred their memories to robotic bodies. These Xai'athi would become the Iconians known today. They built massive factories that produced countless millions of robotic labourers, removing the need for Xai'athi to ever work again, but Binadamu, ever watchful for any slip-ups, ordered that robots either be used for mining, war, or high-risk labor, not seeing any need for the Xai'athi to become lazy hedonists like the humans and Eldar. Today, if the need arises, the Iconians can crank out a massive army of robotic warriors for the Federation, and has done so on many occasions (Great Solar War, Necron Wars, Eldar Conflict). The robots do not use AI, and as a safety measure, and a robotic army is split up into smaller groups connected to a Iconian commander, preventing any issue with said force.
Only a fool would attempt to confront Solaris in a full scale war. The Federation maintains a plethora of diverse weaponry, ranging from the crystalline Msumari Sniper Rifle, to the psyker killing Fantôme Cannon. The Federation has weapons that can bypass Eldar holofields, and others that make Imperial Star Lances look like lasguns. Each breed of the Xai'athi have they own unique weapons, like the Vashti's Eclair Rifles, which fire beam or bolts of pure energy, which can turn a Space Marine into a pile of slag within seconds of exposure. Also, there is the Nokemono Power Katana, which is perhaps the sharpest blade in the galaxy, second only to the Kifo Blades of the Awali. As for starship weapons, the main cannon on a Black Lotus Dreadnought, by far the most powerful ship in the Federation arsenal, is capable of deleting entire star systems. These weapons and many more help negate any numerical advantage the Imperium, the Orks, or the Tyranids may have aganist the Federation on the battlefield, in space and beyond. Federation weapons technology follows so closely behind the Eldar, that the Tânguns given to the Federation's Dilseoiri troops, are considered to be the closely any race has gotten to constructing a true Shuriken Catapult. This both stuns and scares the Eldar, as the Federation is quickly approaching their technological level. For this and many many other reasons, the Eldar have gained a new respect for the Xai'athi and their Federation.
After the Great Solar War, the Federation began producing massive amounts of weaponry, which part of a series of military programs to insure that another conflict with the Imperium of Man would be as one-sided as possible. The Federation has access to Titans, which come in the Kaizari-, Maisha-, Mfalme-, and Binti-class titans. The Federation has several thousands of the war machines (believed to be in the tens of thousands), and unlike the Imperium who takes centuries to build one, it usually takes Solaris around five years tops to build a Binti. Also, whereas the Imperium builds slightly humanoid titans, and the Eldar skeletal ones, the Xai'athi build completely humanoid ones, with five fingers, two eyes, a nose, mouth, and head. The faces are designed to match thoses of their inventors. The Kaizari-class titan was designed by Enzi Wakali in M24, and thus all Kaizari titans bear his face. None of the Federation's titans bear hardpoints, all weapons are fired the eyes, hands, wrists, and fingers. Such weapons as the Omni-Ray, are fired from the eyes, while others like the Xyon Beam, are fired from the fingertips. These weapons can tear through entire divisions, infantry, armored, or otherwise. These titans are controlled by one person, lives out their life in a sphere filled with refined nishatium, their mind connected to the titan in such a way, that they become the titan, with the ability to feel, hear, and smell as the titan. Thus, Federation titans retain the names of their pilots.
- "I've never been to the Imperium of Man before. Tell me, are their people as sickly as I've been told?"
- —Members of the Waganga Caste conversing about hygienical state of the Imperium of Man
- "Okay, we may have some issues with slavery and mega-corporations, but at least we know where to stop."
- —Senator from the Bunge, admiting to some of the Federation's more obvious flaws
- "Get to know our friends, the xenos! They fight for us, let's fight for them!"
- —Federation propaganda poster
- "The Imperium. The Federation. Which side will YOU choose?"
- —Federation propaganda poster
- "See this face? -Iconian- He fights for YOUR freedom."
- —Federation propaganda poster