The Protectorate is an autocratic political entity that governs 99.5% of the total population of the Qhami galaxy. The Protectorate was established 347 years after the end of the Kelnar War by Soledon, the first Primarq, following his conquest of the Qhami in the Bakásbole. The male descendants of Soledon have ruled the Protectorate for 475 years.
The Brightest Star
While Soledon and his successors are the most popular figures of Protectorate history the story of how the Protectorate came to be begins with Dasnal. Without her equation of the path of least cost, Soledon would not have had ships fast enough to carry out the Bakorle and the subsequent Bakásbole and there would have been no Protectorate.
Dasnal was admitted to Soledon’s household school at the age of eight. She became a member of Soledon’s council when she was only fourteen years old. As a member of the council Dasnal dedicated herself to calculating a more efficient way through fold-space. Dasnal worked on the system for nine years. The result was the equation of the path of least cost, known colloquially as the Dasnal equation.