"One hammer blow will be all it takes. Place the soldiers on alert, and summon our reserves! We crush them here and now, for the Federation!" - Unidentified 46th Reaver Regiment Commissar
The Ankanian Imperialis, previously known as the Ankanian Federation, is a faction created & played by Mr.Nex.
In the year 20XX, with the achievement of space travel, a group of humans were sent to establish a colony. The fleet exited Earth's reach and communications cut out. The colony fleet had been considered lost.
Little did they know that this colony fleet would form today's Ankania. The colonists began forming the Nation of Ankania, building several settlements across their starting position on the planet.
The Ankanians did not know that there were other lifeforms on the planet, predominantly a race of alien cultists that carried a dark, corrupting power. The threat was met with their full fury and supposedly eradicated.
With their settlements constructed, groups of colonists began to explore the planet. One of them sought out an ancient temple that lingered in the distance, and was about to enter when they were stopped by a large humanoid with a "god-like" aura emanating from them. This individual would later be known as the Perpetual, the god-like being's right hand man. This being had been watching them from the shadows for quite some time.
Spurred on by their deity-emperor and his ever diligent Perpetual, Ankania looked to the stars and began settling the other planets in their system, bringing dozens of planets into their fold. Many of these worlds were hazardous environments, causing the Ankanians to make gas masks mandatory for most of their military units.
The Heresy Edit
At the end of a successful campaign, a high ranking officer made his way into one of the ancient temples on the planet, and received "enlightenment" from a pantheon of living deities. He brought their teachings back to his people. Bolstered by the corruption of these alien entities, he gained many followers and silenced those who stood in his way.
A military parade took place on one of the inner planets, and there they struck, destroying their military opposition and quickly gaining access to several inner and colony worlds.
Ankania's Perpetual launched a crusade of epic proportions, personally leading the charge in order to buy his people enough time to produce new war machines and ascertain a means to combat corruption.
The Perpetual's efforts reclaimed the Federation's lost territories, despite being heavily wounded in battle.
"There are no concepts in our Imperialis. Victory is no mere concept for Ankania. Why do you think that the 46th Regiment never surrenders?" - Unidentified 46th Reaver Regiment Commissar
Imperialis Reformation Edit
Ankania's Federation was transformed into the Ankanian Imperialis, an ever-expanding, militaristic and xenophobic authoritarian empire who's citizens live strict lives offset by limited expression, emotional interaction and recreational activities.
There are no concepts within the Imperialis. The philosophy first ingrained into the citizenry towards the creation of the Imperialis was that the laws of Ankania were not concepts, but rather things inherent within true Ankanian DNA. Because these traits were inherent in every Ankanian, they need not be conceptualized.
True Ankanians do not betray the Imperialis and Perpetual Praefect. They do not commit theft, murder or rape. They do not abuse their loved ones, they do not behave selfishly at the expense of the Imperialis, fellow citizens and family. These things make up the very lifeblood of an Ankanian.
Emotional interaction and recreation are needed to prevent the citizenry and soldiery from cracking beneath the pressure of their otherwise difficult lives in service to the Imperialis. Attempts to entirely transform the citizenry into fleshly automatons only invites room for the Ruinous Powers to grab hold.
Again, this is viewed as inherent, thus it isn't spoken of outside the home and there is no mention of it in Ankanian media.
Ankanian law -viewed as the very genes they're made up of- is outwardly enforced by guardsmen, but a number of organisations work inwardly, often silently, towards the maintenance of the Imperialis.
Lead-up to the Interstellar Campaign Edit
The Galactic Government was passively hostile towards them, declaring several of their practices unethical and leaving it at that. Hostilities ensured when a world within the GG's fold was assaulted and colonized by the Imperialis in order to contain and destroy a recent outbreak by the Ruinous Powers on-world. Prisoners of war were executed.