Two Thousand Worlds
Most common name in the Imperium for
region of space ruled by the K'kree.
K'kree Empire is situated (at its
eighty parsecs trailing the
"Two thousand worlds" is a literal translation of the K'kree T't'tkahk
Kirr. The same words can also be rendered idiomatically as
"universe." In times past, the words meant "night sky," for
roughly two thousand stars can be seen from one hemisphere of Kirur, the K'kree homeworld.
name should not be taken to mean that there are exactly 2000 worlds in
The K'kree government is highly conservative. The current dynasty
the Two Thousand Worlds has been in power since prehistoric times, and
form of the government has remained unchanged except for a few minor
made necessary by the problems inherent in governing an interstellar
K'kree expansion into space progressed very slowly after the discovery
the jump drive in -4142. The
nature of society and the technical limitations placed upon spaceflight
that society (K'Kree spaceships must be very large, for example)
to inhibit early exploration and colonization.
The discovery of other sophonts caused a xenophobic reaction in K'kree
The realization that intelligent carnivores might exist somewhere
space sparked the K'kree obsession to convert the universe to
This obsession stimulated the growth of the Two Thousand Worlds
its present size and still dominates K'kree culture. Local
cultures are tolerated and other aspects of K'kree society are not
heavily enforced, but all races within the Two Thousand Worlds are
K'kree contact with the Hive
was soon followed by the Hiver-K'kree war of -2029 to -2013. The military
of the K'kree proved superior in the first stages of the war. The
ended due to nonmilitary considerations, however, when the Hive Federation demonstrated a plan to
alter the K'kree social order through the use of psychohistorical techniques and
to implement it. The K'kree withdrew to the antebellum borders, and the border
the two states has remained stable to this day.
The K'Kree Empire eventually stopped in its expansion. Increasing
of administration over interstellar distances and contact with other
races (such as Hivers and humaniti)
stabilized the Two Thousand Worlds at its present size.