I found this space and thought it’s about time i’d delve deeper into the story of the Jennerit.
FYI: There are parts where I am discussing what the Jennerit may have been like previous to the events of Battleborn (, as in previous to the last star scenario), please keep that in mind while reading.
The Jennerit Race
A proud multi-planet humanoid race, obsessed with Domination (and Immortality). A race with a major classist system in place akin to that of the Ancient Greek and Egyptian societies of yesteryear. I would presume that they also have a massive fundamental religious system in their culture; i’m basing that on Ambra’s highly influential position as a sun priestess in the Jennerit society.
The Jennerit are known as De facto ‘vampires’ by the other races, this is probably due the Jennerit’s ability to live eternal lives through ‘The Art of Sustainment’; performed by the Silent Sisters, the priestesses of the Jennerit Empire. Also the Jennerit really seem to like the colour red, i don’t know it’s a cultural thing or…
‘The Jennerit Art of Sustainment’ uses the their sun harvesting planet, Tempest to transfer immortalising energy into the Sustained few.
A person only has to go through the act of sustainment once to become immortal, once they have they are eternally sustained (, as long as they stay close to home). Sustainment may be the reason many of the Jennerit are so pale. Sustainment may also come at a ‘cost’ of some kind (, probably a slow decent into insanity or a ‘sensitivity’ to sunlight).
‘The Act of Sustainment’ is a privileged activity; one that only the upper classes (and special cases) got to partake in. This probably means the lower classes live shorter lives. The only way currently revealed allow the underclasses to rise to the sustained caste is through becoming a champion of the gladiator pits (, most likely because they thought nobody could actually do it).
I don’t think I am going too far assuming they had slaves (or at least forcibly ‘indentured’ servants), since the cultures the Jennerit seem to be based on had them as integral parts of their societies.
They also have Gladiator pits! With Gladiators! Which is Awesome!
The gladiator pits were probably used as a distraction (, to the rich and the poor alike) and a source of false hope for the underclasses to aspire to.
The Jennerit Empire
Ruled by The Immortal Empress Lenore, a Great Imperialist Empire that spanned many galaxies with powerful solar-powered high-tech weaponry (Lasers!!!) used at their Empress’s whimsy. I have a feeling the Jennerit Empire has a long history of conquest and enslavement. The Empire uses their Planet/Ship (Ship-Planet), Tempest to fly from sun to sun as a power source
The Empire has a chauvinistic society with xenophobic points of view. As for the cause of their nigh never-ending desire for conquest? Resources probably, or just plain boredom (, i mean what else are they going to do, they live for a really long time).
The Jennerit Imperium
The Warring Section of the Jennerit Empire (either that or the Specials Forces/Navy Seals part of the Empire). Housing the Crème De La Crème solders of the Empire like; The Katana-wielding Sith-Samurai Rath, the Infamous Warlord Rendain and the recently freed Gladiator Caldarius; all of which are sustained. This may be because of the battle advantage being sustained gives them or all the best soldiers exclusively from that elite upper caste.
The Jennerit are a warring race, so i’d say it’s safe bet they had a massive fleet with a plethora of warships for the conquest of whole solar systems at once. Now… I’m not saying the Jennerit are Evil! Just Evil like.
With the Jennerit Empire being such a classist race I can’t imagine the upper classes fighting as foot soldiers (they’ll have the cushy jobs as generals, etc); as such it was probably people in the middle-class, or the lower classes with it being one of the few realistic viable options to send food home for the family. Also it should be taken in consideration that in their chauvinistic society being in the military would be seen a respectable/honourable thing (even if the cause was meaning-less conquest).
After Rendain’s successful coup of the Jennerit Empire to the Varelsi, the surviving members of the Imperium still loyal to reality and common sense decided to continue the fight against the apocalypse with the Battleborn.
Their planet, Tempest is more of drill rig/solar panel, used as a power source for Jennerit technology (Lasers!!!) with which the Empire has conquered many.
It was hinted somewhere that some people are part of an ‘Apocalypse Cult’; wanting to allow and/or cause the end of the universe for religious reasons. I think that might be the Jennerit (, or parts of it).