Aegyptus

Aegyptus

Flag: The flag is a rectangle with two diagonal stripes of vibrant blue and beige. The emblem is a sphynx and a mask in a very abstract style.
Motto: Goddess, Fidelity, Motherland

The oldest nation of the modern world, Aegyptus was founded a mere 500 years after the fall of the Second Empire. The Great Desert borders this desert nation on the east. Aegyptian culture is based off of a dynastic theocracy, with the highest priest in the capital's temple ruling the nation. Currently in a state of martial law, imposed to aid the nation's military in stopping the raiders from the tribes of the Great Desert.

There is a bit of internal strife between the tribes. While the nation is unified, and remarkably so, when it comes to world affairs, the tribes are constantly struggling to gain influence over each other. The current tribe in power is the Djedkare. Each tribe controls a section of the nation, governing its own people as they see fit. Only when the tribes come into direct conflict does the High Priest step in.

Aegyptus is home to many remnants of the Second Empire, though the close proximity to the Great Desert has caused much damage from weather and raiding. What remains of the ruins is a mere shadow of what once was. The only real monument of any value, which is kept in pristine condition, is one of the original generation ships from the Exodus. As the area was the original landing by the colonists from Terra when New Earth was discovered, this monument is respected by all of the people of the world. None would dare harm this piece of history. It is currently under the control of the Tem Tribe.

The people of Aegyptus tend to have darker complexions. Common hair colors are black and dark brown. Similarly, the Aegyptians also tend to have brown eyes, with the rare blue or green are not unheard of. Clothing varies by region, as the nation is rather large. The majority of the nation is temperate to hot most of the year, so the dominant fashions are light fabrics. Clothing is loose and flowing to allow the occasional breezes to cool the wearer. Favored colors are pastels for women, and whites or tans for men. The exception to this clothing style is in the northern third of the nation, where it borders the Northern Ocean. With the colder climate that far north, clothing is less flowing and more layered for warmth.

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Social

Economy

Military

The Aegyptus Dinar is used in the nation it takes its name from. It has a conversion rate of 4 units to 3 credits.

Sciences

Magic

Psi

Religion

People of Note

Leaders (chronologically by term served)

Assadollah Jirdu (1479-1590) shows up in Aegyptus and leads a revolution to free the slaves. In the process, he takes over leadership of the nation and is worshiped as a god.

Pharaoh Taman-ajir (3415-3470) was the first ruler of the nation since the slave revolt back in 1500 to have a rebellion against him.

Hoda Farrokhnia (3647-3700) was a poor leader of the nation.

Zatayt Khalil (4348-4381) nearly ruined the nation, and was quickly replaced by a successor.

Illys Al Mashkhoul (4382-4434) the successor to Zatayt Khalil, was a great leader for Aegyptus.

Faiza al-Bazzaz (4435-4441) was another strong leader in succession for the nation.

Hatem Djedkare (4442-Present) is the current God Emperor of Aegyptus.

Other Individuals of Note

Nabil Arif discovered the formula for syltiz, a chemical compound that increases the nutrients farmland provides. This enables Aegyptus to thrive by taking over some of the borderlands of the Great Desert for their own agricultural use.

Timeline

0500 Aegyptus is founded from the ashes of the Second Empire of Man.

1500 Assadollah Jirdu shows up in Aegyptus and leads a revolution to free the slaves.

2500 Aegyptus expands its borders to include more of the continent.

3300 Aegyptus begins a war to exterminate all Proto.

3380 Aegyptus thwarts an invasion attempt coming from Kazaad.

3430 Aegyptus wars with Anij over land.

3540 Aegyptus expands its borders.

3470 Aegyptian separatists rebel against the Pharaoh Taman-ajir.

3540 Aegyptus expands its borders.

3560 Exploration of the Great Desert by the Aegyptians proves its inhabitability when the explorers get lost.

3580 Aegyptus invents the first e-cell, the battery sized energy packs used to power lasers.

3680 Aegyptus is lead poorly by Hoda Farrokhnia.

3730 Aegyptus grows in economic power.

3830 Aegyptus attacks Columbius in hopes of conquering them, war ensues.

3840 The Church of the Last Revival finds its way to Aegyptus.

3920 Aegyptus revolutionizes AI.

3980 Aegyptus is linked with the Unfinished Circle, the allegations are later found to be untrue.

4040 Aegyptus sends colonists through the wormhole.

4060 Aegyptians begin to catch the flesh eating disease.

4150 Nabil Arif's discovery of the formula for syltiz, a chemical compound that increases the nutrients farmland provides, enables Aegyptus to thrive

4200 Aegyptus and Salaridan team up to explore Erebus, one of the planet's two unexplored moons.

4250 Aegyptian rebels take control of key cities, ensuring the eventual fall of the current government.

4280 Aegyptus is hit by a devastating sandstorm.

4370 Aegyptus expands its borders.

4373 Aegyptus baffles the world with the announcement that they will no longer put up with the demands of the United Confederation of Free States.

4374 Aegyptus has a civil war over their denouncing the United Confederation of Free States.

4379 Aegyptus is attacked by an army of Djinn and Ifreet.

4381 Aegyptus is brought to the brink of ruin by Zatayt Khalil.

4385 Desert Raiders from the Great Desert attack Aegyptian outposts.

4387 Raiders from the Great Desert attempt to invade Aegyptus.

4390 Aegyptus ends their protest of the United Confederation of Free States and petitions for admittance.

4391 Aegyptus suffers a rebellion.

4392 Raiders from the Great Desert attack Aegyptus, but fail in the invasion.

4393 Aegyptus is hit by a drought.

4398 Aegyptus is weakened by infighting among its leadership.

4401 Aegyptus is devastated by a magical sandstorm.

4402 Raiders from the Great Desert attack Aegyptian supply caravans.

4403 Aegyptus rebels against the Faceless One occupation.

4409 Aegyptians rebel against the Djinn/Ifreet city-states, regaining total control of their nation.

4414 D'Gran wars with Aegyptus.

4419 Aegyptus investigates a string of kidnappings and disappearances.

4424 Raiders from the Great Desert almost succeed in invading Aegyptus.

4426 Aegyptus is lead well by Illys Al Mashkhoul.

4430 Aegyptus is assaulted by the Faceless Ones.

4431 Aegyptus is wracked by sandstorms.

4433 Aegyptians rebel against their government in the wake of the Great Collapse.

4435 Aegyptus thrives, thanks to the strong leadership of Faiza al-Bazzaz.

4440 Raiders from the Great Desert successfully raid Aegyptian armories. Aegyptian government implements martial law to attempt to stop raids on armories.

AEGYPTUS
Government Type: Dynastic Theocracy
Terran Naming Conventions: Arabic, Egyptian
National Language: Aegyptu
Current Leader: Hatem Djedkare (male)
Major Groups: The Eight Tribes (Achoris, Djedkare, Herit, Khonsu, Meritari, Nebka, Neith, Tem), The New Dawn Sect
Key Locations: Sheru al-Achoris, Sheru al-Djedkare, Sheru al-Herit, Sheru al-Khonsu, Sheru al-Meritari, Sheru al-Nebka, Sheru al-Neith, Sheru al-Tem, Sheru al-Zhibar (capital), various ruins dating back to the Second Empire
Neighboring Nations: Asan, Aigno, Great Desert, Senoris, and Suludan
Civilization Traits of Aegyptus
Space Sciences: Jump Drive, Subspace Telescopes
Engineering Sciences Micromolecular Circuitry, Advanced AI, Ionic Flight
Biological Sciences: Basic Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Basic Microscopy, Cell Theory, Manufactured Drugs
Physical Sciences: Basic Electricity and Use, Periodic Table
Planetary Sciences: Basic Scientific Meteorology, Hydrologic Cycle, Wave/Tides motion
Psionics Sciences: Populous cultivation, Basic training for all
Magical Sciences: Widespread acceptance and use, Extensive training
Social Sciences: Development of social classes, Symbolic commerce
Cultural Organization: Advanced Tribal
Cultural Attitude: Coexistent only with equals