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If you excel in life, then you can become Immortal in death. Our Path encourages us all to strive for greatness in our chosen calling, and this drive has forged a powerful empire in the flames of competition and struggle. The inhabitants of the Dominion are guided by the strength of their faith, and with that faith in their hearts they can conquer the galaxy.
The Dominion culture, at its core, is an extension of the tenets of the Path of Tulak, the religion developed by the Dominion's dominant species, the reptilian Tulaki. The Path encourages its followers to strive for greatness in their chosen profession or calling, and this drive has forged a powerful empire in the flames of competition and struggle. From the sacred world of Origin, the ruling priesthood of the Dominion guide the faithful, holding their many and diverse adherents together, and exhorting them towards the heroic acts that might grant them a seat among the Immortals. The ecclesiocracy ensures that healthy competition can flourish in their Dominion, with forces both within and without - a view that has sparked many of the most destructive wars in recorded history.
The Dominion is a place for mighty champions and cunning villains, where power and status are ready to be seized from the hand of a bested competitor - be they a researcher, warrior, pilot or doctor. Meanwhile, the priests whose wise counsel guides the Dominion watch for signs from the Immortal Spirits, the ascended souls of the greatest sophonts ever to exist.