Battle Thrall

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Ur-Quan Topics
Kzer-Za • Kohr-Ah
Sentient Milieu
Slave Revolt
Slave War
The Words
Doctrinal Conflict
Second Doctrinal War
Kzer-Za • Kohr-Ah
Path of Now and Forever
Ur-Quan Hierarchy • Battle Thrall • Fallow Slave • Oath of Fealty Doctrinal Conflict
Dreadnought • Marauder • Sa-Matra
Excruciator • Slave Shield • Talking Pet

The ‘’’Battle Thralls’’’ of the Ur-Quan Hierarchy are races that have pledged to serve the Ur-Quan Kzer-Za by carrying out military objectives against free worlds and enforcing the Oath of Fealty. Each new world that is subjugated by the Hierarchy is then offered a choice to join Hierarchy as Thralls, or as Fallow Slaves, by taking the Oath. It is unknown whether Battle Thrall status is permanent or if these worlds face the Oath once their objectives are completed.

Thralls appear to exercise autonomy, but not total independence over domestic affairs. During the first Slave War, the Hierarchy recognized the Veep-Neep Dynasty in the Yehat’s power struggle, but completely intervened in Thraddash politics to install Culture 19.

The Hierarchy permits their interstellar travel, but not violence against other Battle Thralls, or law-abiding Fallow Slaves. The setup is essentially an alliance of subservient stars.

Hierarchy Battle Thralls during the Ur-Quan Slave War (Star Control I):

  • Mycon - only known race to actively seek out the Ur-Quan and request Battle Thrall status.
  • Spathi - intended to become a fallow species, but were tricked by the Umgah into becoming thralls.
  • Androsynth
  • VUX
  • Ilwrath
  • Umgah
  • Thraddash - did not directly participate in the Ur-Quan Slave War.1

Hierarchy Battle Thralls at the beginning of Star Control II:

Notes and references

1The Thraddash claim to have been Battle Thralls at the time, told to "guard the flank". They are usually not included in such lists because there is no mention of the Thraddash in Star Control I.