I give you the Syrbor(Sire-Bor):History
The Syrbor are a race of extremely intelligent beings. Their home planet, Frittera, is actually a moon orbiting an enormous gas giant. They enjoyed thousands of years of very little war and great achievements in science and technology. They prospered for a long time until they began devoloping technology that could contradict the beliefs of the larger religions of the planet. With new theories for space exploration the Syrbor would soon enter into a great Dark Age at what should have been the beginning of great age.
They have had advanced technology capable of exploring the galaxy for centuries but have been unable to use it. For 3 centuries the Syrbor were locked in the Great TriCrusade. A war involving three factions, all of which had differing views on what the world-wide religion should be.
Before the TriCrusade however the Syrbor enjoyed 5 millenia of mostly free thought. In the beginning of these first 5000 years is when the Syrbor first began to organize into cities. Before then they had only been small tribes of mostly hunter-gatherers. When cities began to spring up tribes would start to unify and take up residence together. Each tribe would be given certain tasks in the new cities according to how they had lived before and the skills of their tribe. For example, a tribe that was known for building strong and durable huts would be put in charge of construction of new city structures while a tribe that had been very spiritual would become that city's religious leaders. This of course is how it usually worked, not all cities were a compilation of different tribes.
Throughout the 5 millenia (known as the Eon of Progress) they Syrbor engaged in mainly only small conflicts among city-states usually over the rights over land or buildings. There were a few larger wars but miraculously the Syrbor existed for suh a long time with very little strife. (It should also be noted that the Syrbor were of the first evolution on their planet, there had never been a mass extinction, this fact was due to very little volcanic and tectonic activity as well as the gas giant's great gravitational pull that seemed to draw any impending meteors or comets away from the planet and sling-shot them out into space.)
It was during this time that the word of the Three Divine was spread. Many pilgrimages were made all across the world by Holy men and women to visit mysterious holy areas that were mentioned in the ancient tablets and to gather all the tablets into one place. The ancient tablets are a set of 18 12-foot tall stones, they were divided into sets of three, 6 stones for each of the divine. Each tells stories of each of the divine and the responsibilities that each divine holds. These tablets were said to have appeared mysteriously in the ground beneath 3 different cities. Each set was unearthed during the excavation for the cities' new Grand Tower(a sort of cross between a castle and a town-hall). The cities were all spread across different sides of the world. It is a great mystery to this day how these tablets were placed in such places, how they were discovered simultaneously, and above all who made them.
The pilgrimages made during this time though not only uncovered all the tablets and the places mentioned within them but also spread the word of the Three Divine. The word seemed so powerful and there was so much detail in just a few of the tablets that it would convert anyone who heard it from the spiritual beliefs they once held. Belief in the world spirits has long been a dead religion, it had no texts or true events to back it up, just hunches and supersition. This made it weak enough to be broken and replaced by the word of the Three Divine.The 3 Factions:The Divines' Unity:
This was the most aggressive, and originially the largest faction of the three. It's beliefs were rooted in the oldest religion of Frittera, the belief in the three Divines. Each Divine(or God) ruled over the world with equal power, every century those three Divine would pass into the Endless Realm and three more Divine would be chosen from the souls of those who had perished within the last century. They Divines' Unity was greatly angered by the uprising of the Neodiluculo and even more angered when even more Syrbor orgnaized into the Alliance of Stars. Some new and actually accepted the fact that there was life on other planets and there was the ability to reach it but they did not want the ancient beliefs to die, they therefore began a program to place a giant network of satelites above the planet that would prevent the passage of any vessel to space and also block any transmissions.Neodiluculo Federation:
This was the smallest of the factions, it believed in a new religion with little basis. This religion stated that the Universe was made up of infinite Gods, each with their own planet to rule over. Each one of these Gods had seperate Demigods to rule over each nation or continent on each world. And these Demigods had seperate lower deities that guided a select few members of a race to be their leaders. The Neodiluculo Federation believed that new dawn was coming and that their Demigod had been chosen by the God of the planet to lead the entire Galaxy into battle against the forces of evil and the only way to prove themselves worthy of such a task was to assimilate or destroy the rest of their race. Although they would resort to killing they much preferred to assimilate new members and when it became obvious that a Syrbor did not wish to change sides they would attempt endlessly to brainwash him.The Alliance of Stars:
This group started out as the second largest at the beginning of the war but by the end Had become twice as large as the Nediluculo Federation and the Divine's Unity combined. They had actually existed for a very long time but had never organized. They were the scientists of their world, the believers that there was a logical explanation for all, those who did not just take to heart the words of the ancient tablets but who searched for the existence of higher being if there was one. They were the ones who long ago devoloped the technology for space travel. This group's accepting and level-headed nature gained them many supporters who deserted the other two factions. They named themselves the Alliance of stars for it was their quest to reach the stars, against the will of the Divines' Unity.
Now after the three centuries of chaos The Alliance of Stars has emerged triumphant and taken control of all of the Divines' Unity's land and has sentenced those guilty who have done great evils against others of their kind. Slowly but surely all Syrbor are drifting towards the beliefs of the Alliance of Stars, which is now the governing body of the planet and still keeps the name "Alliance of Stars." The Satellites above the planet have been deactivated and removed and the Syrbor have finally began the exploration they have long sought.
Their long time spent on their planet has actually given them much time to perfect the process of space travel without actually threatening lives. The Syrbor ring ships have a large Quantum Ring around them that bends and manipulates space to the point where their ships can travel hundreds of thousands of lightyears within mere seconds.
The Alliance of Stars also have additional Technology in the use of nanotechnology and biomechanics, they are currently deeply experimenting with living yet pilotless fighter ships.
With the Tricrusade now over Frittera is going through a Rennaisance. With new technologies being researched and the construction of the new government, the Syrbor may finally breathe and think freely.Government:
The Syrbor have established a new Government under a new Flag and with a new name, The Fritteran Republic(originally the Alliance of Stars). This Government is yet to be completely solidified. As of now the planet is ruled by the Fritteran High Council, located in Rengala, the planetary capital. This council is composed of representatives from different sections of the world, there are a total of 8 sections that are clos to equal in size and population. Each section's representative is also the ruler of that section, with their own council to help them with affairs within their section. The High Council has a total number of 9 members. The 9th member is the Prime Fritteran(currently Telgar). The Prime Fritteran's purpose is to watch over the interactions between the 8 other members, settle disputes, keep things civil in meetings, to break a tied vote and to also propose solutions.TechnologiesQuantum Ring:
This is the most notable of all Syrbor achievements. It has been in development since before the Tricrusade and has been tested in Alliance research centers ever since the first design was created. With the Network of the Unity's satelites it was impossible to test it in space, which actually turned out for the better. Being forced to try and try again on the planet in large vacuum chambers caused the Syrbor to make rapid advancements in their technology without spending so many resources on a full-scale deep-space program. The Quantum ring works by taking the shape of space for millions of lightyears in front of it and combressing until the end that the ship wants to emerge from is almost touching where the ship is already sitting. The space that was inbetween the ship is pushed outward and compressed, making the trip much shorter. However this limits the ships to traveling in "Quantum Bursts" if it needs to navigate around a large object such as a planet or star.Nanotechnology:
Unlike many other races who use nantechnology to create structures or use it for war the Syrbor use it for medical reasons. Syrbor "nanocells" were developed halfway through the last century of the Tricrusade by the Alliance of Stars. Nanocells are nanbots who act as regenerative cells, they can repair a simple wound or even help rebuild a dying organ. More advanced but far more costly and experimental forms of the cells can be used to even regenerate limbs, although this form of nanocell is extremely rare and is still in test phases.Living Ships:
Living ships are currently not even created yet. They are still being researched. Small models and tests with such technology have been made but nothing has been made yet that can actually be completely functional. Much more time is needed until even a working prototype will be made of a living ship.