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Dewiek

The Dewiek developed as a space faring race on the now fragmented ring-world in the Acrux system within the Dewiek Home Periphery. From there they ventured to many systems and encountered many other sentient life forms while they were still primitive. It is thought that their visits to Earth, for example, spawned the werewolf legends that are still popular among Humans today.

Approximately five hundred years ago the Dewiek race was attacked by the Architects, an alien race ancient even by Dewiek standards. In the massive war that followed the Dewiek fought bravely and well against a foe vastly superior in technology and numbers.

The alien race, however, released a bio-engineered plague that decimated the Dewiek population. Little more than ten percent of the Dewiek population survived the plague; appearing naturally immune to its effects.

These remnants of the Dewiek race managed to strategically seal one of the network of stargates, trapping their enemy, and fled their home periphery to the relative safety of a small collection of isolated systems, now known as the Dewiek Pocket Periphery.

The Dewiek have, relatively recently, finally re-opened the stargate and are slowly beginning to rediscover the ruins of their former civilization and the technology that was lost.

Prior to the Architect wars there were eleven Dewiek Packs, each with its own Packleader, these formed the Council Of Eleven or The Dewiek High Council and administered the Nation from the Homeworld in Acrux, after the Great Death by the Bio-engineered plague released among the Dewiek by the Architects the survivors fled and formed into one large pack with one Packleader.

To administer the various parts of the pack, The Pack co-ordinator and individual Packlords were formed, these were among the most perfect and strong Dewiek. The origins of the Dewiek along with many other parts of their history are lost. This is due to a massive war which was fought against a race known as the Architects and their allies the TCA. The Dewiek are thought to have originated from the Acrux system, known be in a region of space called the Dewiek Home Systems. Slowly the Dewiek spread out from Acrux and eventually discovered the cluster periphery. Centuries of colonization and expansion passed relatively peacefully. At some time later a group of humans managed to find their way into Noctollis and were allowed to settle there as long as they agreed to various conditions placed on them. with little choice in the matter they agreed. They founded their own colony and coexisted side by side with the Dewiek.

With the technological advances that had been made and a good and basically peaceful attitude the Dewiek flourished and their civilization grew. They researched into transport systems, construction and studied other civilizations that they made contact with. They were not prepared for what was to come....

Around 800 years ago the Architects brought death and destruction. Due to discrepancies in historical records it is unclear whether it was just the Architects we fought. Some records detail battles with another group of technologically advanced Bio-tech aliens called the TCA and their allies. After suffering many casualties in the early assaults the Dewiek started to fight back. A huge war fleet numbering thousands of Wolflords and Claws was assembled and strengthened by a new ship design, the Direwolf. Colonies were built in secret locations, some where built within asteroids and moons, to act as weapon silos and to refit ships. The Dewiek weaponry was never based around offensive beam weapons but relied upon thermal torpedoes which although effective, in long drawn out actions meant that ships ran out of ammunition. After many bitter years of fighting the Dewiek started to gain the advantage and began to push the Architects back.

The balance of the war began to swing in favour of the Dewiek. It was now that the Architects committed the greatest atrocity of the war. They released a bio-engineered plague that ravaged the entire Dewiek race. The plague wiped out whole planets and civilizations. The only hope left for the Dewiek civilization were those who were naturally immune to the plague. Ultimately this won the war for the Architects for there were not enough crew to man the ships or build new ones. The active fleet shrunk in size and colonies ran with skeleton staff, with this the Architects were able to travel where they wished destroying planetary populations with impunity. The Dewiek and human ships left were no match for the Architects massive ships.

The Dewiek fleet in ruin and a population of tens of billions reduced to a few hundred thousand the Dewiek command took the only action they could by scuppering the surviving colonies and naval bases, sealing the stargates to the cluster periphery and fleeing to their last refuge, the Dewiek Pocket Periphery which now could only be reached via a black hole. The Dewiek survived but the fleet was non existent as many of the ships were badly damaged and had to be left behind when they fled. Many of the technological marvels were lost and forgotten including the knowledge of how to use and operate stargates. Information of the lost colonies, the damaged ships which were left behind and the Dewiek Citizens who could not escape became fragmented over the years due to the haste in which ships and bases where evacuated.

Slowly over the last 500 years the Dewiek have regained some of that knowledge and recently have taken to the stars again.

About twenty years ago the Dewiek Elder Nation has seen a major revival. Upon securing there assets in the Pocket Periphery they began the hard task of reclaiming the Home Periphery. This went well with little opposition. As the DEN continued to move through there old systems they encountered several Architects ships. They were in orbit of a planet that had been the scene of a major battle in the first war. The ships were using debris in the atmosphere to sustain there Plasma weapons. Any ships that tried to approach the planet was attacked automatically and pursued until out of range of the debris field. Fearing a return of the Architects the DEN quickly rallied a fleet and destroyed the ships. The DEN collected hulls and fragments of the ships for study and discovered that they had been running automatically for some time and that a lot of the technology had decayed suggesting they had been abandoned .

The DEN expanded believing they had seen the last of there old foe. On reclaiming Acrux the DEN halted there expansion and began to consolidate there assets and build up. This was a wise move as a few months later the Hexamon appeared in an attempt to recapture Acrux from the DEN. The Hexamon were a race created to serve the Architects and maintain the systems of the Architects. They were supported by the living ships of the TCA. The initial advance was overwhelming with the DEN being pushed out and losing there colonies. Several military blunders such as leaving half there fleet in orbit and the other in the space square meant that the Hexamon were able to obliterate the DEN taking few loses. eventually the HXM won and the DEN retired. However the DOM had supported the DEN in several actions and looking to get revenge for there loses the DEN and DOM talked of an alliance. As talks progressed the DTR became involved and in a few weeks the 3D alliance was formed. It was not long before the DEN and its allies were back in Acrux and the Hexamon were destroyed. There TCA allies fled and took sanctuary in Dyson helping the FGZ. All that was left of the HXM was a Escape pod full of the last few Hexamon which too refuge in Yank under the protection of the KAS.

Ten years ago the DEN continued to gain strength and at the start of 199 they invaded the cluster fighting there old enemies the CLN who had taken over many old DEN colonies when they arrived in the systems all those years ago. The war was supported by the DOM and some DTR assistance. They methodically captured CLN colonies removing there presence from countless systems. The CLN were assimilated into the Felini Empire or FEL, a new group of biped Felines.

Dewiek Sagas  [Recruit]

While humans look to their Emperor or their Senate for recognition of status and territory, the Elder must work tirelessly for the glory of the Nation earning their place in the collective memory as one of the great Sagas. Such is the tales of the greatest Elder told from mother to cub, in the drinking bars of the veterans and the whispers of travelling Dewiek across the galaxy. Some Sagas may be held by one or more individuals, living or dead. Even some particularly honoured aliens are spoken of in the Sagas after achieving a rare status of acceptance by the Dewiek.

There are several known sagas although not every Saga told has a living embodiment at this time.

The Saga of the High Lord

The High Lord of the Nation is the great alpha of all the Dewiek and master of the Elder Council. Dewiek Lords give their fealty to the High Lord out of recognition of his unrivaled prowess and martial ability. Some High Lords achieve their status through cunning and guile although the most traditional route is to kill the previous High Lord and defeat all challengers in a bloody contest that cements their power and righteousness among the Dewiek.

Living: Magnus the Red
Deceased (remembered): Filtairn, Darkmane, Maichikwai

The Saga of the Wolf Mother

The Wolf Mother of the Nation is a female Dewiek who has through great cunning and mental fortitude amassed a seat of power within the male dominated Elder Council. Preferring persuasion and diplomacy to rally the warriors of the Nation to her cause, she can be more deadly than the male of the species. At least one Wolf Mother has usurped the power of the High Lord and taken leadership of the Nation in her time. More commonly, the Wolf Mother commands the secret lairs of the Nation and guides her cubs to seek out the lost lore of the Ancients.

Living: None
Deceased (remembered): Adoqhina

The Saga of the High Priestess

The Dewiek as a whole are not a religious people, disavowing the mental shackles of orthodoxy in preference for the hard truths of their fangs ripping into the flesh of their enemies. Yet the pack mind is a complex state of being; susceptible to introspection, and influenced by the many marvels of its collective experience. Philosophies that try to explain the nature of the Dewiek, balancing their innate savagery with their higher functional understanding of technology, crop up time and time again. Those who would shape and guide the Nation are often spoken of in the Saga of the High Priestess.

Living: None
Deceased (remembered): Osho the White One

The Saga of the Wolf Baron

The Wolf Barons have carved a domain within the Nation's territory that is fully under their rule and whilst they enjoy a privileged status of being allied to the Nation, they do not answer directly to the High Lord of the Nation. On day to day matters, the purpose and direction of their packs are there's alone to decide.

Living: Armand - Wolf Baron of the Falconians, Gregor Konstantine - Wolf Baron of the Dominion
Deceased (remembered): None

The Saga of the Wolf Lord

The Wolf Lords are the most trusted rulers under the command of the High Lord whose territory may be one or more entire star systems. This is an honour that High Lords do not give out lightly, as it is the Elder's to keep until death.

Living: Oatka - Wolf Lord of the Ringworld
Deceased (remembered): None

The Saga of the Great Wolf

The Sagas howled in honour of those who lead the great hosts of the Nation on successful hunting trips that rip apart worlds and decimate those who would oppose them are the most popular within the drinking halls. No simple skirmish will bring the title of Great Wolf to a soul and the honour is not simply reserved for Dewiek - those who fight for the Nation and lead worthy packs can be considered Great Wolfs by the Dewiek.

Living: Armand, Hrafn - Great Wolf of the Packs
Deceased (remembered): None

The Saga of the Long Fang

The Long Fangs have brought honour to themselves in providing a blood offering to the Nation and the High Lord by killing worthy foes. Whilst not one of the greatest sagas to be remembered through all the ages, the Sagas of the Long Fangs nourish the bloodthirsty mind of the Dewiek and mark out individuals that have earned exceptional honour and worthiness.

Living: Oatka
Deceased (remembered): None

 
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*** Inter Galactic News ***

Empire - DEN action grinds to a halt

After months of tension relations between the Empire and the Dewiek Nation, which rose to several large scale fleet actions ending in the DEN losing over 60 Direwolf warships in Solo, things appear to have moved from antagonistic to unfriendly. With the Solo system being a particular issue an agreement has been reached between the Wolf Mother of the DEN and Xavier Fox of the GTT. Since this things have become very quiet, not just because the shooting has stopped, but also because my reporters have been on their summer holidays.
 
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Welcome to the latest version of ESNN, giving the news and views from the ESNN's reporter and news anchor, Ainsley Moore, making this the peripheries' most favourite unbiased publication in the known universe from our new home in the Heartland,

And so with the news from the last few weeks,
 
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  • DEN assault FEL base and get wiped out
  • CIA Trade fleet caught and destroyed by the DEN
  • Krell denounce worship of the True One

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    Huge fleet skirmish at the London/Crossley wormhole

    A large fleet of over 700 DEN warships responded to the EMP action in Crossley, where a 4000 hull DEN platform was destroyed. Reports show the DEN ships caught a group of CIA ships napping and inflicted significant losses on the humans. IMP and GTT fleets moved to assist the CIA, matching DEN fleet numbers, but the arrival of over 1200 Hexamon ships seems to have tipped the battle in favour of the DEN-HEX alliance.

    The combined DEN-HEX force pushed through the wormhole into the Heartland area of human space and retaliated, attacking several CIA platforms in response. The outnumbered Empire fleets abandoned the area and fled, they are currently waiting for the larger alien force to make their next move from their hiding places.
     
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    Admiral Lord Simms killed after a long and distinguished service to the Empire.

    The Imperial Services have intercepted and serious damaged several DEN ships on the way to the Empire’s home systems. Unfortunately during the action Admiral Lord Simms was injured and reports from the Viceroy indicate he has passed away, fighting the enemies of the Empire like any true Imperial Officer.

    The Viceroy has stated that the officers and crew of the DEN ships have been captured and are now awaiting trial at a secret IMP base.

    DEN continue to strike at the Empire

    Reports are coming in of multiple engagements between the Empire and the Dewiek Elder Nation over the last week. With several battles taking out Empire ships in the Heartland of the CIA.

    AFT turn to piracy

    The Association of Free Traders have, after a long history of neutrality, turned to piracy this week. AFT Drake boarded an IND ship in the Halo periphery, killing several of the crew in the process.
    Independent trader Jarlebanke Langhofdi immediately took to the public communication channel demanding an answer to why supposedly peaceful traders had killed his crew and taken his ship.

    The AFT remain silent over the attack.
     
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    Combat Special Edition

    Since the DEN started shooting at those lovable FEL fluffballs things have certainly been heating up. So we through it would be prudent to bring you, gentle beings of the peripheries, a special edition in order to keep you updated with all the latest action in regards to who the DEN are shooting and who is shooting them.

    Felini strike back at Dewiek

    Reports have come in of the FEL striking back at the DEN in the Kallisan system. A huge FEL force supported by the IMP and CIA assaulted DEN positions taking both the platform and base called Lucien. There was much rejoicing in the FEL camp as the Felini proved they were not such lovable fluffballs after all!

    GTT get sucked into the war

    A passing fleet of GTT warships got caught in the fighting and this saw the GTT enter the war. When asked about this CEO Fox pointed out they are not warships at all, they are trade defence ships. So how they came to be in the DEN system of Kallisan is a mystery to us. But the GTT CEO was clear that they only engaged using support and defend orders to protect allies. Needless to say, the CEO commented “We found ourselves on the Dewiek Nation’s enemy lists pretty soon after.”

    Dewiek Nation attacks GTT positions in Orion Spur, breaking DOM system rules

    A fleet of DEN warships has engaged and destroyed a significant number of GTT cargo ships and escorts in the DOM system Monument. The GTT immediately took to the public channels to ask why the DOM were not doing something. In reply the DOM issued a statement to stop, which the DEN ignored.

    The DEN newssheet "The HOWL" published a completely unbiased review of the attack shortly after.

    DOM make a choice

    After the above incident and then further raiding by the DEN, taking out a few GTT cargo ships in the DOM system of Coptuv, the DOM seemed to have been faced with a choice of stopping drinking their tea and doing something or just hoping it would go away. Instead they seem to have decided to abandon the whole idea of being an active affiliation and we have since folded. The lengths some people will go to not to have their elevenses disturbed is truly staggering. We asked the DOM for a statement on their new system rules to share with our readers but have received no replies.

    DOM positions share out

    Just as we were going to press news has come in of various DOM assets being given to other affiliations or sold. Hopefully we will have more on this story in the next issue of your favorite factual newsheet. Yes, that's us at the SSS.

    *** Affiliations ***


    AFT Association of Free Traders (54) - Marion Tweedy
    CIA Combined Intelligence Agency (64) - Laton CIA
    DNA Displaced Natives Asylum (66) - DNA people
    DTR Detinus Republic (58) - Morley Decker
    DEN Dewiek Elder Nation (67) - Urd
    DOM Dominion (57) – we believe the DOM are now inactive
    FCN Falconian Republic (70) - Bacran
    FEL Felini Tyranny (49) - Juris
    FLZ Flagritz Republic (47) - Kayxaer
    FET Frontier Exploration & Trade (56) - Cu Chulainn
    GRC Gracians (13) - HG1
    GTT Galactic Trade & Transport (52) - Xavier Fox
    GCE Garcia Enterprises (4) - Neil
    HEX Hexamon (23) - Ando
    IMP Imperial Services (51) - Jack Jones
    KRL Krell (30) - Namica
    KRT Krell of the Reverence Temple (37) - Kal Torak
    KST Kastor Kastorians (12) - Kastor
    MZC Mizuchi Combine (86) - Mizuchi
    MOH Mohache (73) - Listens
    MIC Mohache Independent Commune (76) - Sleeps with Dragons
    NLF Naplian Liberation Front (38) - NLFHQ
    RIP Regularly Involved in Piracy - Githyanki
    RRH Roy Robert Holdings (39) - Roy Roberts
    SMS Stellar Mining and Smelting (53) - MikhailM
    USN Ulian Stellar Nation (34) - Oeipus Prime
    WMB Wimble Nations (25) - zz

    * Leader MAY be inactive, affiliation may be active
    ** Affiliation has no leader but this is the only known contact

    NPC / FoC: ARC, CIV, CGT, FRE, HBO, HEF, IND, ISP, JCN, MEK, MRC, PIR, PRV, TCA, TRN, KAS

    Inactive: ANT, BHD, COD, HVE, IDC, RIP, RCF, SKW, TAG

    Deceased: CAL

    *** Submission ***

    By private message to The Editor or via Mica if you prefer to remain anonymous.
     
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    New pirate threat rocks Corward Arm.

    Several large pirate ships have been spotted in outer rings of Corward systems. Reports forwarded to us at the SSS allow us to exclusively tell readers that traders should keep their wits about them when moving through these areas.

    No existing pirate menace has yet claimed ownership.

    In a possibly unrelated event one of the FET cartel members claimed nothing was happening in the outer ring of Coptov shortly afterwards. But it could be that they are still trying to catch Empire backed pirates and have nothing to do with the new sightings.
     
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    DEN continue to shoot innocents

    The Dewiek have made themselves busy shooting at the peaceful and innocent traders of the SSL. Leader of Solar Spices and Liquors Mr TOAD has been vocal pointing out that the Beast-DEN are being totally unfair. News of a go-fund-me appeal are yet to surface though.

    This office is sure that it must have provided the DEN light relief after picking on the equally defenceless Felini. Word is that the DEN faced such an uphill struggle in these recent actions they had to take up Felini inter-breeding to provide some entertainment as the battle reports were rather boring.
     
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    Return of the LiQuans

    A close associate of the Baron LiQuan has been haunting the Corewards periphery and like the old Baron it is said he has a meklan connection. It's unclear whether he obtained his meklan nanites via the CIA but there are rumours that the DEN may be helping the Liquan relative in a bid to sow discontent in the Stellar Empire. Exactly why they would start in Corewards is unclear although with DEN allies, the DOM, having strong positions both in the Sol system and the old Harcorp systems of Harlong and Coptuv they may be the linking factor.


     

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