THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF CELESTIAL DEMOCRACY
The Galapeon race are the dominant species of the Celestial Sea’s Inner-Rim, boasting colonies over five major planets in the Galapeon Commonwealth, following the expansion from their homeworld of Gal approximately half a millenia ago. Their unparalleled success in galactic conquest led to the formation of Celestial Democracy, a galaxy-wide phenomena designed to promote collaboration and trade between alien worlds.
The Galapeon Commonwealth, which represents it’s people, are made of Syndicate representatives from each of the five worlds: Gal, Amathonia, Bahunt, Cantia and Amplexia. Society has been run by the Syndicates ever since the revolution back on Gal, centuries before exploration to the neighboring worlds had begun. Overpopulation and depleting resources had crippled the government’s of old, paving the way for chaos and anarchy on the streets of Gal.
Resources were claimed by those who organised most efficiently. It became a dog-eat-dog world where the only way to survive was to be with a Syndicate. For centuries the world was torn by gang warfare, millions dying in the crossfire. There were only a finite amount of resources left on Gal and even the most successful of the syndicates wouldn’t last the century. The Galapeons began to look to the stars as their only viable way of securing a future, a mission that would require the combined resources of all syndicates in order to ensure their survival.
A landmark agreement was made between the syndicates in pursuit of galactic conquest. It was decided that different syndicates would set out to colonize the four neighbouring worlds within their reach, where they would each be given roles to play in the greater agenda. Every Syndicate would have its own share of representatives, ensuring fair distribution of resources amongst the colonies of the five worlds. This colonial network would be known as the Galapeon Commonwealth, which would later come to form the basis of Celestial Democracy.
Having successfully established colonies over five Inner-Rim worlds, the Galapeon Commonwealth had become the most influential civilization in the galaxy. Expansion began, as the Galapeon people explored the Celestial Sea in search of new worlds to conquer. Diplomats would travel throughout the Mid-Rim inviting alien civilisations to join the Celestial Democracy. Valuable allies were gained, further increasing Galapeon dominance, as hostile worlds would have to answer for.