Formed in 2564 by the Treaty of Whythe at the conclusion of the Almach War, the Almach Protectorate is a Skrellian collaboration government consisting of the systems of Whythe, Vounna and Angessa's Pearl, with a military presence in the technically-neutral Relan Federation. It took the place of the earlier Almach Association, a seccessionist alliance that existed from February 2562 until April 2564. As a result of the Skathari Incursion, much of the Skrellian government oversight has withdrawn from the Protectorate, leaving the Relan-led entity functionally independent in most regards, and sorely lacking in outside support.
The Almach Protectorate Government is made up of individuals selected to represent their systems by the Far Kingdoms Skrell, primarily 'Skrell-friendly' members of the region's pre-war governments in order to minimise disruption to daily life. Though the APG oversees most day-to-day government tasks, the organization is ultimately headed up by the Far Kingdoms themselves, and are required to act under a subset of Skrellian law. Similarly, member states lacked any military autonomy when the Protectorate was formed, and were heavily occupied by the powerful Far Kingdoms fleet. During the Incursion, the vast majority of the Skrellian fleet withdrew, and Relan has led a struggling effort to remilitarize in the face of Skathari and pirate threats in the years since.
Science and Technology
Under the terms of the Treaty of Whythe, the Almach Protectorate was not made to to fully conform to the Five Points of Human Sanctity. However, all research is performed was under the strict supervision of Skrellian superiors and regular SCG inspections are in place to ensure that the Protectorate was not committing 'severe' violations (typically extreme genetic modification, and new development of emergent intelligences) and that Almachi technology was not entering the wider galaxy in a dangerous manner. Following Skrellian withdrawal, SolGov inspections became rare and unreliable, leading to much greater proliferation of transgressive technologies, much to the benefit of corporations such as Kaleidoscope Cosmetics.