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The Lyran Star Empire is the name of the official government of the Lyran species. Not much is known about it except that it is somewhat feudal with many Lyran Counts serving as rulers on other worlds. This also, unfortunately, has the side effect of resulting in many internal conflicts within the empire. This has prevented the race from actively stretching their rule to dominating the galaxy.

There are approximately 21 counties each of which are ruled by a Count. Four of those counties are duchies which are led by a single Lyran Duke. The King Emperor of the Lyran Star Empire rules the 21st county. Each county pays and supports the Lyran fleet; providing it with necessary maintenance while the local county controls the local border stations. The duchies are known to make use of starbases.

The following are the list of the Star Empire's structure:

  • Homeworld (Royal Imperial Province)
    • Red Claw Duchy
      • Black Stripe County
      • Pelt Hunter County
      • Golden Fang
      • Predator County
    • Enemy's Blood Duchy
      • White Stripe County
      • Hidden Dagger County
      • Bloody Claw County
      • Dark Star County
    • Far Stars Duchy
      • Doom Star County
      • Blood Star County
      • Night Star County
      • Dark Storm County
    • Foremost Duchy
      • Apex County
      • Silver Moon County
      • Black Claw County
      • Night Roar County

The Lyran Star Empire are an advanced species; making use of warp capable starships, disruptor weaponry and Expanding Sphere Generator technology that aids in their defence.

The Gorn Hegemony developed Gravitation Density Distortion Sphere technology which is said to be a creation of their own which works somewhat similar to the expanding sphere generator.

(TOS game: Starfleet Command)


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The Lyran Star Empire is the official government of the Lyran species. Not much is known about it except that it is somewhat feudal, with many Lyran counts serving as rulers on other worlds. This also has the side effect of resulting in many internal conflicts within the empire.

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Government

The Lyran government is a feudal monarchy. The king-emperor directly rules the area surounding the capital system, while the rest of the empire is divided amoung four dukes in the late 23rd century, but there were as many as eight in 2385. (RIS Bouteina: "Battle at the Grave of Thoughts")

Each duchy is divided into five counties, four led by a count reporting to the duke, and one ruled directly by the duke. Officially, the majority of the Lyran fleet is built, maintained and operated by the dukes and counts, lending their support to the crown. As a matter of convenience, a significant number of navy personel are conscripts from across the empire, and only senior officers/petty officers are from the 'home' territory. Even then, each ship normally has at least a few members of other counties and duchies, officially to encourage cooperation, but unofficially to provide 'hostages' to keep the various factions from attacking each other.

The power of the king is maintained by keeping the four (or more, depending on era) dukes in a state of constant rivalry, a state echoed at the duchy/county levels. Any gain in power by one faction will see other factions moving to balance the power, one way or another. An example of this was, when the Enemy's Blood Duchy was rising in power, one of its counties revolted. The crown tacitly (and with the less tacit support of two other dukes) allowed this county to become autonomous, weaking the powerful duke.

History

Federation records do not state when the Lyrans first expanded from their own worlds, but know more from their contacts with their neighbors. The first starfaring race the Lyrans met was the Klingon Empire in the mid-21st century. Both took hostile action and soon all-out war existed between the two nations. A couple of years later, while attempting to flank Klingon lines, they attacked what they thought was a Klingon mining colony, only to find the previously uncontacted Hydrans, starting a new war with them. A while later, in the late 21st century, the Hydran-Lyran war was enough of a drain resulting in an armistice with the Klingons on unfavorable terms. With the war with the Klingons over, the Hydran invasion was defeated in less than a year.

Technology

The Lyrans are an advanced species, using warp-capable starships, disruptor weaponry and expanding sphere generator technology in their defense.

The Gorn Hegemony developed gravitaton density distortion spheres which are said to be a creation of their own, which works somewhat similar to the expanding sphere generator.

Splinter groups

A fractured rebel county of the Star Empire is the Lyran Democrative Republic, which managed to survive due to internal politics that prevented the King-Emperor of the Lyran Star Empire from re-absorbing this splinter group.

By 2385, though, the LDR was reunified with the Lyran Star Empire. This move almost doubled the size ot the LSE, from 21 counties in 2294, its size went to 41 in 2385. (RIS Bouteina: "Sphere of Influence")

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