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 githyanki woman have taken the title Vla'akith. Some strive for an even greater title, turning the masses to worship them like a god. A few have become gods during these periods of pseudo-theocracy where the populace worships a mortal.
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, try to acquire divine power from their people, 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"
|True Name||Coronation Name||Reign||Notes|
|Zylashe Vla'akith||Vla'akith I||1555 HE - 1568 HE||assassinated her predecessor Gith|
|Lady Hunger||Vla'akith CXV||720 - present||vampire empress of the B'lailleth Empire|
|Ta'keen Gel'i'c||Vla'akith CXVI||820 - 838||start of the Har'kish Empire|
|Seh'kresh Kir'muse||Vla'akith CLVI||1269 - 1301||slain by Pivix Cari'lith|
|Pivix Cari'lith||Vla'akith CLVII||1301 - 1510||became a god|
|Tha'tira Vu'tiro||Vla'akith CLVIII||1510 - current||current ruler of Har'kish|