Located in the Galactic Core.
Population: Mertorthar ruled all inhabited planets of
the Galactic Core (estimated between 10,000 and 100,000) with
a population of between ten and a hundred quadrillion beings)
Ethnic Breakdown: All species were represented.
Type: Theocratic totalitarianism
Administrative divisions: unknown
Leadership: The Gergathan ruled Mertorthar through a series of High Priests.
Religions: The Gergathan was worshipped as supreme deity
Language analog: Ancient Sino-Tibetan
Mertorthar was born when the Gergathan recalled the Coruman race to Messilinia and launched a war of conquest against the Pylistroph. The Council of the Wise capitulated quickly, but others fled the Core in the Flight of the Daamin. The Schism of the Hlutr divided the Hlutr race.
About 600 million BCE, Mertorthar reached beyond the Core to
destroy the Empire of the Iaranor. During this effort, many tributary
worlds rebelled, and Mertorthar's authority fell apart. The
Gergathan was forced to turn its attention back to the Core.
Mertorthar was succeeded by Garadhros.