Each of the three main Galactic regions provided important elements to the Second Terran Empire. Credix supplied the mystical foundations: Lorecanism; the Old Empire cults of Kaal, Brandix, and Meletia; and the all-important legitimacy inherited from the First Empire. Borshall/New Sardinia provided the head and heart of the Second Empire: the brains, the technology, and the culture that would hold it together. And Geled . . . Geled supplied the force, the might, the Armies and Navies to unify the Galaxy. Geled had learned warcraft through centuries and millennia beseiged by neighboring hostile states.