> > Agreed, but we need our to be somehow different. Many of them are
> > quite 'German' in terms and dress. Ours should be based elsewhere in
> > stereotypes.
> I don't remember where, but there was a discussion once about a
> Japanese/British tradition and how that might play out as a world-
> galaxy-wide) Empire.
> Imagine the importance of tea!
Shudder. What a ghastly thought, a galaxy full of tea-swilling island-dwellers.
How about a religious organization as Evil Empire? One that's very much into the convert-or-die thing, maybe with telepaths to ensure sincerity? Or perhaps just a theocracy with intolerable-to-the- neighborhood beliefs, like requiring mass sacrifices of unbelievers to keep the suns burning or somesuch? Or a combination of both?
The question to which this was a reply is still outstanding...
In the writeup on Omegapedia, I state that the squids "are the most omnipresent antagonists within the SFO universe; while not always at the direct center of the plots and assaults upon Humanity in general and Space Fleet Omega in particular, they are never far removed."
So, are the Ikai'i our "evil empire", or will there be something else? Is the Federation/Directorate itself the "bad guys"?