United Kyekna Monarchies
The United Kyekna Monarchies, known on its homeworld simply as "the United Monarchies", is an empire ruled by the Kyekna, which currently controls a total of 33 systems, with a much larger group of uninhabited territory systems. Their capital system is their home planet Kenaklesh, though they also inhabit its binary planet Kalkak.
The UKM is a very old civilization which dates back to the time of the First Galactic Senate, but it has retained a reclusive nature and remained within the confines of the isolated Chechkal Cluster and the few scattered neighboring star groups.
- Kyekna - The industrious eusocial insect race known as the Kyekna were the originators of the UKM, and they remain a majority within its populace. With a specialized caste society, biologically-ingrained loyalty to their monarchs, and a lack of any predatory instincts, the Kyekna are efficient workers.
- Karkal - The Karkal were a predatory, carnivorous species native to Kalkak. Only the reproductive Karkal castes were sapient, with all other castes only having enough brainpower to perform whatever task was asked of them. A few Karkal defected to the UKM during the Kyekna-Karkal War, but the Karkal have since gone extinct.
- Cheripod - The Cheripodi are a race of brachiopods native to Chekach, the survival of their species was put in danger by the CHKC-27 AIs during the Chechkal Wars, but after the UKM intervened to save them, the Cheripodi joined the United Kyekna Monarchies.
- Zhariz - Silicon-based forms of life, the Zhariz are native to Akakz and can only live on greenhouse planets. The Zhariz have settled on many otherwise uninhabitable UKM greenhouse worlds, such as Tzalcak and Kitchich.
- Main article: Politics of the United Kyekna Monarchies
The UKM is a federal monarchy consisting of many smaller principalities, states, territories, and constituent countries. The UKM's political landscape has been shaped by the historical Chechkal Wars, and the UKM has remained internally accepting and libertarian with an outward foreign policy of nationalism and peace through strength for most of its existence.
The UKM has a heavily nationalistic and industrial culture. The UKM's vast and multidirectionally voluminous underground cities require complex infrastructure, water/plumbing/ventilation systems, and construction equipment/skill to build and maintain. Mines, factories, shipyards, powerplants and construction contractors employ a significant percentage of the Kyekna and Zhariz populations (though the Cheripodi statistically tend more towards being technologically than mechanically inclined).
This industrial inclination guided the UKM's strategic and social hierarchy of planets: While many polities classified their planets' importance based on population or wealth, the UKM instead had its plunderbund of elite planets, the "Foundry Worlds", held in high acclaim based on their capacity to mine up raw resources and convert them into machinery, ships, power, and weaponry. Notable foundry worlds include Kenaklesh, Clikakac, Okikz, Chityl, Crytch, and Akakz.
- Main article: History of the United Kyekna Monarchies
The UKM came about on Kenaklesh soon before the first Kyekna interplanetary colonization efforts began, and the UKM's early history was shaped by the Kyekna-Karkal War. Within a few centuries, the UKM controlled the entirety of its home system of Kakoonal and began to spread outwards to other systems such as the Trezzth, Bezck, and Thyph systems. The multi-century Chechkal Wars were what ultimately brought the many races of the Chechkal Cluster together under a single banner.
- Main article: United Kyekna Monarchies Defense Force
The UKM's military is known as the United Kyekna Monarchies Defense Force, it operates an Army, Navy, Airforce, Space Armada, Probe & Satellite Agency, and Ballistic Missile Force.
The Kyekna control 33 systems, most of which are within the Chechkal Cluster. There are several stars within the UKM sphere of influence which lack usable planets, which are not counted in this list.
|Star||Planet||Star type or planet type||Population|
|Kakoonal||—||Type F||51 billion|
|—||Kelkarka||Ice Giant||8.4 bil (moons)|
|—||Kacliktz||Gas Giant||2 bil (moons)|
|—||Izekkak||Ice Giant||<1 mil (moons)|
|Bezck||—||Type WR||7.3 bil|
|CHKC-4||—||Type A||<1 mil|
|CHKC-9||—||Type A||<1 mil|
|—||Chalkak||Gas Giant||<1 mil (space stations)|
|CHKC-10||—||Type B||<1 mil|
|CHKC-11||—||Type M||<1 mil|
|CHKC-27||—||Type G||<1 mil|
|—||CHKC-27 B||Garden||<1 mil|
|Chakkech||—||Type C||<1 mil|
|—||Zekchik||Dead Garden||<1 mil|
|Chroliaden||—||Type F||18.8 bil|
|Cifia||—||Type K||15 bil|
|Cridl||—||Type M||15.2 bil|
|—||Crekyt||Gas Giant||6.2 bil (moons)|
|Chullzem||—||Type G||7 bil|
|Chyzar||—||Type F||7 bil|
|—||Orkyrk||Ice Giant||1 bil (moons)|
|—||Zeral||Gas Giant||<1 mil (moons)|
|Drynezd||—||Type G||8.2 bil|
|Ekeklez||—||Type F||17 bil|
|—||Kiritka||Ice Giant||4 bil (moons)|
|Kaltanik||—||Type K||15.4 bil|
|Kichatz||—||Type F/Type M binary||18.1 bil|
|—||Kikrak||Gas Giant||<1 mil|
|Kirr||—||Type K||12.3 bil|
|—||Zekichek||Gas Giant||<1 mil|
|Kych||—||Type K||17 bil|
|—||Kyrik||Gas Giant||<1 mil|
|—||Kykek||Gas Giant||<1 mil|
|Kyzeem||—||Type F||8.2 bil|
|Trezzth||—||Type G||19 bil|
|Trughgiz||—||Type F||8.5 bil|
|Thyph||—||Type F||21.7 bil|
|Tylch||—||Type K||<1 mil|
|Tzir||—||Type B||<1 mil|
|Tzrik||—||Type K||9.7 bil|
|Rhyizt||—||Type A||<1 mil|
|Yechtchit||—||Type B||<1 mil|
|Zendl||—||Type F||24.3 bil|
|Zhan||—||Type M||<1 mil|
|Zhelrr||—||Type B||<1 mil|
|Zhovezz||—||Type G||8.3 bil|
|Zyrrd||—||Type L||<1 mil|
Bezck • Chakkech • CHKC-4 • CHKC-9 • CHKC-10 • CHKC-11 • CHKC-14 • CHKC-27 • Chroliaden • Cifia • Cridl • Chullzem • Chyzar • Drynezd • Ekeklez • Kakoonal • Kaltanik • Kichatz • Kirr • Kych • Kyzeem • Trezzth • Trughgiz • Thyph • Tylch • Tzir • Tzrik • Rhyizt • Yechtchit • Zendl • Zhan • Zhelrr • Zhovezz • Zyrrd