Vla'akith is a name taken by those who ascend to rule over various githyanki empires. Normally, as part of their coronation, they embrace lichdom. Vla'akith CXV, better known today as Lady Hunger, is the only empress to break this tradition, instead choosing vampire.
To-date, only one male githyanki has had this title. The rest have all been githyanki woman. Some of these Vla'akith strive for an even greater title, turning the masses to worship them as if they were a god. A few have become gods during these periods of pseudo-theocracy, when the populace worships a mortal in hope they will be elevated to godhood.
This pseudo-theocracy is a system unique to Githyanki culture, a way for the githyanki to promote one of their own to godhood. A Vla'akith, always a githyanki empress, attempt to garner enough Divine Power from their worshipper base, hoping to join the ranks of the Higher Powers as the representative among peers for Githyanki mortal interests.
- Golvix, 6th Order Housecarl under House Vrankalli - "Pseudo-Theocracy, the Old Way"
The first githyanki empire, and still the oldest, was founded a year after the Incarsabec Rebellion (1531 HE - 1544 HE). Its leader was Gith, Vla'akith I of the B'lailleth Empire.
|True Name||Coronation Name||Reign||Empire||Notes|
|Gith||Vla'akith I||1545 HE - 1555 HE||B'lailleth Empire|
|Zylashe Vla'akith||Vla'akith II||1555 HE - 1568 HE||B'lailleth Empire||assassinated her predecessor Gith|
|Lady Hunger||Vla'akith CXV||720 - present||B'lailleth Empire||vampire empress|
|Ta'keen Gel'i'c||Vla'akith CXVI||820 - 838||Har'kish Empire||start of Har'kish|
|Seh'kresh Kir'muse||Vla'akith CLVI||1269 - 1301||Har'kish Empire||slain by Pivix Cari'lith|
|Pivix Cari'lith||Vla'akith CLVII||1301 - 1510||Har'kish Empire||became a god|
|Tha'tira Vu'tiro||Vla'akith CLVIII||1510 - current||Har'kish Empire||current ruler|