|Spirits of Emperors Past|
|Story:||Worldwar (throughout series)|
|Type of Appearance:||Referenced|
The spirits of emperors past are the deities of the Race's cult of emperor-worship. The cult holds that the spirits of emperors of the Ssumaz dynasty become deified upon each emperor's death. In the afterlife, they look after the souls of those who had served their Empire faithfully in life.