The Hamalzah’din Path

pathsThe Hamalzah’din Path is an ultraconservative sect within Quantar that was first noticed in 117, but which has been growing exponentially since then.  It is led by Qashish (High Priest) Rabb Nost’avor, the Seneschal of Makhna Omala’ak (one of the oldest and holiest places in Quantar).

Nost’avor and the Hamalzah’din believe that Quantar is too secular and far too connected-to and dependent-upon the other factions.  They believe that Quantar government should be decentralized, that primary power should reside within the Akhot’ah and that all focus should be on harvesting, defending and improving Quantar space.

 

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Zantor Station

Zantor Station was a major trading and refining outpost being built by Quantar in Great Venure Belt sector.  Construction was started in 84.11AT.  While Quantar claimed the station was built for trade and mining, Hyperial claimed that it was being built as advance base to launch attacks.  zantor stationUltimately, it became the climax of the Second GVB Wars when on 86.10.17AT, Hyperial launched a sneak attack on the nearly-completed station destroying its small defense force and holding all of the station workers and engineers hostage.

On 86.10.28, Quantar launched a counter-attack to re-take the station and free the hostages, but as the battle tipped their way and it became clear that Quantar would regain the station, Hyperial Admiral Payge Roddick ordered the station be destroyed along will all hostages aboard, triggering a Quantar response that Hyperial would never recover from.

Small bits of Zantor Station wreckage remain in GVB — which has become a Quantar monument to the horrors of war, and to all who lost their lives that day.

The following partially-corrupted communique was discovered on a DSS recovered in Outer Roh Cloud.  Sections within brackets are our “fill-ins.” This is the only known piece of its kind:

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We hav[e com]pleted the outer skin of th[e] station and are read [f]or delivery of the __________________________ There have be[en] no sighting of the Hyperial attac[k s]hips and we fear they hav[e] _____ ay to mask their presence. I expect the prima _______ light deck, quarters and trading floor _________ [r]eady within ________ and once that ___ complete we ca[n com]mence with the project. Zantor Stati[on] _______  a great asset for The Chosen. Our miners will be able to foc __________ heir harvest and it will shor[ten the tr]ade route to Sol[rain]— _______________ most of all it will _________ of Hyperial ___________ …

Dr. Silar Tashawar

Name: Silar Tashawar
Third Tahir
Home: Quantar Core
Birthplace: Jenos, Perasca
Date of Birth: 070.7.26

Dr. Silar Tashawar is a former member of the supervisory board of Venurian Prospecting Ltd. and new Third Tahir for the Qua’ it tahir.

Tashawar was born in Jenos, capital city of Perasca into a very conservative family and received a religious upbringing — especially by his mother who was a priestess at the Temple Sa’khra in Jenos.

As a young man, he dreamed of a military career but his parents tried to steer him in a different direction. Tashawar graduated from the Department of Geology of The Jenos School of Mines and then pursued postgraduate studies in Economic Petrology at the same university. He received his Ph.D. in Geochemistry at a remarkably young age and then joined Venurian Prospecting Ltd. and concentrated on the business side of things. While working at the geology-department he studied at the Venurian Business University and graduated with honors.

Because of his extensive knowledge and ingenuity, he quickly gained recognition within the corporation and climbed the career ladder, becoming a member of the supervisory board of Venurian Prospecting Ltd. in 104.  Tashawar had also developed a strong interest in politics and gained a reputation for being a reliable mediator, eloquent spokesman and a tough negotiator. After the assassination of Queliar Neamru, the Qua’ it tahir elected Tashawar as the new Third Tahir on 111.3.18.  .

After seeing Solrain Speaker Demeter Garreth very publicly undergo the genetic modification to become a jump-pilot, Tashawar decided to do the same, for both personal and political reasons.

Quantar Political Overview

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Governmental Structure:  Qua’ it tahir (Will of the People)
Capital Planet: Quanus

Quantar government (Fa’hil Memta) is unique in as far as a “Tahir” is elected by the people, and remains in this position for life.

The Tahirs must publicly announce all major governmental decisions to the citizenry, with consenting and dissenting opinions where applicable.  If a decision is unpopular enough, any Tahir may be removed by a 70% popular vote. – although this has not happened in over a century.

Historically the people replace the Tahir upon his/her death with a member of his own family. As a result, Quantar government was dominated by  the Neamru family for several decades. That chain was broken in 111AT when Silar Tashawar was elected Third Tahir.

Tahirs

First Tahir: Penjia Neamru (f)
Second Tahir: Sandokhan Neamru (m)
Third Tahir: Silar Tashawar (m)

Vazirs

Esteb Jarwahaal (m)
A’Quina Meniokee (f)

Station Governors

Quantar Core: Delphia Neamru(f)
Corridor: Sathama Randi (m)
Tripoint: Queliar Neamru II. (m)

Quantar System Overview

The Quantar System is located between Amananth and Hyperial, and currently consists of 31 sectors. The Quantar have built four space stations – Quantar Core Station, TriPoint Station,  Corridor Station, and Quantar Storage Depot. The primary stations are located near the dominant planets of the Quantar System – Quanus, Perasca, and Kapenja.

Quantar Core: Quanus

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Population: 8,000,000,000
Capital City: Petrios
Cities of note: Admantar, Khalar Fa’el, Quezos
Corporations: Aristio, Annihilitech, Lexxor, Venurian Prospecting, Cromforge

Quanus is the dominant planet of the Quantar System, and the seat of the “Fa’hil Memta”, the Quantar government. Just as their space-bound brethren, the inhabitants of the planets are primarily miners.

Quanus is rich in precious stones and minerals that also represent their primary export articles. Like all citizens of the Quantar Systems, the Quani refuse to wear such adornments themselves.

Corridor: Perasca

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Population: 4,300,000,000
Capital City: Jenos
Cities of note: Zravion, Bankalla, Sa’ing Matar, Puunjah
Corporations: Aristio, Annihilitech, Lexxor, Venurian Prospecting, Cromforge

Perasca is the smallest planet in the Quantar System. But because it distantly orbits the gas giant Roh, some astronomers insist it is a large moon. Others believe Perasca was once a rogue planet, initially attracted then slowed by Ring View’s gas giant Orus and ultimately captured by Roh’s massive gravity.

The administrative headquarters of the Venurian Prospecting Ltd. in Jenos employs millions of Quani. The Jenos School of Mines is reknowned for its geological and Mineral Engineering departments.

Tripoint: Kapenja

planet_kapenjaPopulation: 5,500,000,000
Capital City: Kapenja
Cities of Note: Quelos, Xerxos, Fakar
Corporations: Aristio, Annihilitech, Lexxor, Venurian Prospecting, Cromforge

Kapenja is rich in fossil fuels and carbonized rock, making it an important  provider of refined fuels. Therefore, refineries and purification facilities dominate the Kapenjian landscape.

TriPoint once housed the TRI headquarters for a brief time, but is now strictly a Quantar outpost.

Quantar Societal Overview

logo_quantarQuantar in a nutshell is a highly advanced hunter-gatherer tribal culture. Quantar pilots are sometimes considered religious zealots by outsiders. They are ingrained with deep spiritual beliefs in relationships to the Great Cosmos, Nature, and Matter.

From a very early age until the day they die, Quantar mine the raw resources of their planets and space for use in their religion, art, and science, which is one in the same and also referred to as “Quantar.”

Quantar vehicles are sleek and well crafted, and closely blend natural form with technological function. This emphasis on design and efficiency often results in increased speed and maneuverability. Although advanced weapons are readily available and utilized, most Quantar pilots live by the famous words of the Third Book of Hamalzah,

What weapon do I require? For behold, I am the Lion… I am the weapon.

The Quantar are highly protective of the territory they inhabit, which is held as sacred space to them. They control access to a multitude of mineral products, and the majority of the Great Venure Belt, bordering Hyperial. Quantar lost and reestablished control of these areas during the Second GVB War with Hyperial, named after the original Jihad al Din (or Faith War). Like its predecessor, the Second Faith War ended with the Hyperials completely defeated and without a space fleet.

To the Quantar, mining resources is more than a source of income; it is a way of life and an entire belief system. In fact, every Quantar ship is manufactured with a Bussard Mining Scoop for increased mining productivity. This device, through the use of electromagnetic particulate collection fields, increases the efficiency and speed of mining. Of course, this device is only useful when used in conjunction with a mining laser. Quantar ships are often best in class when rigged for mining.

Although mining, trading, exploring, keeping holy Quantar beacons tuned and fighting for honor are essential to a Quantar’s status, loyalty, teamwork and selflessness are the religious keys to ascension.

Mehr Limi’im

Mehr Limi’im (the “Great Mother”) was an enormous asteroid orbiting the planet Quanus.  It was a vary rare “composite asteroid” that contained common, semifluxor, precious, radioactive and ice ores.  The station now known as Quantar Core was originally built in-and-around this asteroid.

The yields from Mehr Limi’im sustained Quantar through the darkest times after The Great Collapse.  It has been hundreds of years since it was finally mined-away, with just a few small common-roid remnants left.