- May 21, 2016
Korgon was long destroyed, and the Korgonians had drifted in space thereafter for millennia. The few of their species who had survived their planetary apocalypse had been scientists, entrepreneurs, and the top echelons of the global military and political classes. Aboard their great life-arks, they set up a foundation based in equality, meritocracy, and progress. Their second generation, however, was of a different type entirely. The first whole generation of Korgons to be raised without a planet, in a post-cataclysmic society. Schools were established, but the "voidlings" rejected their cultural standards. To these new Korgons, their culture was in turmoil and need of renewal. Their planet was gone, the past was gone, history was gone. A completely different ideology was born; one which centered impermanence and opportunism. (Void Dwellers)
As the conditions amid their ill-fitted and desperate interstellar arks persisted for millennia, the species devolved to its lower instincts. Within a generation, powerful trade unions emerged within the arks, and began to aggressively dictate the distribution of resources. The population expanded uncontrollably, and the trade unionists made basic commodities unreasonably expensive and molded impoverished classes out of what once was perfect equality. Livable space on the arks, as well as agricultural potential were relatively fixed, and became strained to their limits over time. Overcrowding, malnutrition, and inequality took hold. Gradually, over thousands of years, the Korgons became twisted monsters, almost unrecognizable from the people who had once created the three vast life-arks. (Criminal Heritage, Ruthless Competition, Rapid Breeders)
The Korgons today are the survivors of total planetary calamity. They are bruised, broken, and twisted out of form. Centuries aboard the ark ships has changed culture, and biology as well. The low-gravity of the arks has been fully embraced by the Korgonian body at surprising speed. They now grow much larger than they did on their doomed planet Korgon, and their gigantism became an issue which amplified the limited space and nutrition of the arks. Likewise, their adaptation to minimal gravity has resulted in other and various epi-genetic adaptations. (Adaptive, Strong)
The prevailing government is characterized by its oppression and totalitarianism, but much dissent exists. There is talk of political revolution, and most Korgons see change as inevitable. Many who have been forced into the lowest classes believe that when a new home planet is colonized, authoritarianism will undoubtedly end, for it is only in the confines of the void that such depravity endures. (Authoritarian, Fanatic Materialist, Unruly, Deviants)
Though Korgon has long been annihilated, the Korgonians today are not without hope. They have lowered themselves to barbarism, but are still intent on forging onward. Perhaps this stellar empire will find a new home planet, and end this prison-age of deprivation?