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s_omara Aug 24, 2016 @ 2:57pm
Government Territories of the Bulrathi Empire
The Bulrathi Empire is a headstrong dictatorship lead by a warrior Emperor, served by a War Trust, a council of advisors from various sectors of society, and a robust military presence. As the Bulrathi seek to spread their borders and influence across the galaxy, the Emperor must maintain a powerful grip on his people. He relies on his experienced War Trust and faithful Authorities to maintain a strict regime, which allows the Emperor to focus on high priority issues.

The War Trust has no real authority in the Empire, other than the serving as advisors. They’re a committee of twelve Bulrathi who act as a board that appoints Emperors (upon the previous Emperor’s death), advisors, and Authorities. The War Trust is typically composed of the wealthiest, strongest, and most well-connected Bulrathi from powerful Territories. While their power and role is subtle, they have an incredible ability to influence the future direction of the Empire’s leadership. The War Trust is self-governing and elects to replace their own members upon death.

The backbone of the Emperor’s command are the War Trust’s appointed Authorities. Authorities are regional overseers of Territories, large swaths of land which serve the Empire devotedly. Bulrathi Territories have a wild west approach to order, with bounty hunting Reivers bringing in criminals to face the Authority’s judgement – which serves as judge and jury. These Authorities have considerable power within their relatively small realm, but ultimately must answer the Emperor’s strict codes at the end of the day.

The Territories are largely self-managing, setting their own policies and laws as long as they align with the Emperor’s vision. The Reivers are the closest thing resembling law enforcement, with the Bulrathi mostly taking a “settle it yourself” mentality towards crime. If issues are too contentious or nuanced, the Authority will pass judgement. In Territories, the Authority’s word can only be overturned by a direct order from the Emperor.

Territories which rule over cities and production hubs such as Arctodar or Parictis (both major metropolitan areas on Ursa) have much more influence with the Emperor and are sought after positions in the Empire. While all Authorities are carefully chosen, the leaders of important Territories are often hand chosen by the Emperor rather than appointed by the War Trust. The Emperor understands and respects the control that a leader would have in these regions, and must have total faith and trust in those he chooses to rule over them.

While this structure of government may seem like a breeding ground for rebellion and discontent, the Bulrathi are an honorable race who respect those in power. The Emperor is served faithfully and loyally, those who speak against the government face serious consequences.
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Davor Aug 25, 2016 @ 8:33am 
Another good story.
seabo_76 Aug 25, 2016 @ 9:19am 
Love my big and fluffy Russian Bears ;)
ashbery76 Aug 28, 2016 @ 4:44am 
It's a shame the game does not have this lore ingame.We get no info about the races apart from traits.
Olli15081970 Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:00am 
ok
Holylin Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:02pm 
But, but Michael Dorn said they were lead by a hag not a warrior emperor :P
Last edited by Holylin; Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:03pm
seabo_76 Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:04pm 
Originally posted by Holylin:
But, but Michael Dorn said they were lead by a hag not a warrior emperor :P

Bulrathi Emperor is correct

They believe in the Hag as a guide and spiritual advisor but she is not the true leader more like a figurehead (Queen of England?)


Last edited by seabo_76; Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:06pm
Holylin Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:09pm 
Originally posted by seabo_76:
Originally posted by Holylin:
But, but Michael Dorn said they were lead by a hag not a warrior emperor :P

Bulrathi Emperor is correct

They believe in the Hag as a guide and spiritual advisor but she is not the true leader more like a figurehead (Queen of England?)

What? The queen of England is not the ruler of England?
This is treason !!!!!!
Birdie_Sparrow Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:27pm 
The Hag is more like a shamanistic prophet or oracle. She prophecies and experience carry great weight and is one of the factors the Emperor uses in determining a course of action. Think of her as the Oracle of Delphi.
seabo_76 Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:26pm 
So...they get her all drugged up and watch her writhe around naked chained to the floor and predict the future from her drool patterns?

Bulrathi are so awesome
Last edited by seabo_76; Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:27pm
Birdie_Sparrow Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:34pm 
Actually I kind of think of her as the two oracles from 13th Warrior :)
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Date Posted: Aug 24, 2016 @ 2:57pm
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