Hundreds of thousands of years ago, an empire arose in what is now named the Belleon Galaxy, near the Cosmoteer galaxy and the Milky Way. Their name has been lost to time, however it is known that they are a proud and strong empire, made of multiple species, ancient humans included, and had many cultures, however they were all unified into one mighty interstellar entity. They explored space, traded, made allies, fought wars, however in their galaxy, they stood strong in the face of any crisis, and even had a fair amount of space in the Milky Way.
But then, something happened.
Around ninety thousand years ago, their outer colonies started falling. They investigated, and what they found shocked them.
Ruined buildings, hundreds of millions dead, and they fell to an enemy that fought hard to erase many empires: something completely alien to the empire.
The empire fought for millenia, glassing planets, destroying enemy fleets left and right, but in the last hundred years, their ground started falling, until they were pushed to the final inch of destruction, but then, they were wiped out by a weapon unknown.
The price of freedom was everything. Their empire suffered total collapse, with their capital, the outer colonies and most of the inner colonies being glassed, taking until today to recover. They sent all of their resources to one of their last worlds, the government ceased to exist, and then the one last world fell into the stone age, with nonfunctioning remnants of what was left covering the planet.
THE NEW(er) AGE
And so it was. The New Age of darkness and stagnancy. Bands of hunter-gatherers roamed the planet, hunting deer with metallic spears. It was eighty thousand years - nothing. Only the occasional development, great in comparison to the others, was made. A spear-thrower there, a bow here, and hafting... Fire... It was nothing interesting compared to fusion reactors and ringworlds.
But then, one hunter-gatherer band found... something...
It seemed to be an ancient database. They set up camp, lit a fire, and investigated it. They first circled around the object, and then they started to tap one of it's buttons. A holographic interface appeared, and then a man tapped something that read "database". A (semi-complete) record of the history of the ancients appeared... "Tell me more."
And thus began an age of great technological development. The renaissance, the industrial revolution... They knew they weren't alone, and wanted to explore the stars like their ancient ancestors, and quickly developed, advanced through the ages. They broke through the warp barrier, and discovered subspace, with the first ship 'Intrepid' warped to the next star system, starting a golden age of expansion...
The Age of Expansion
In this time, the Illateri Sovereignty expanded to hundreds of star systems. Trade routes were set up, the entire nation supplied themselves, multiple colonies were set up. The ancient worlds became known as the Inner Colonies in modern times, the most developed worlds prospered, sent resources to the outer colonies. Everything was generally good. The people loved these times. As the Sovereignty expanded, however, the outer colonies began to fall into anarchy. Pirate bases were set up, but it was still good, because the pirates didn't raid as often as today. They continued expanding, until the golden age ended....
The Recent Years
In the recent years, after the golden age of the Illateri people, many alien species were discovered. The Etharians, the Imperial Realms of Hydar were one of them, but we'll get to that. The Pirates we previously mentioned have bene ramping up attacks, trade routes have been assaulted. The Etharians and the Hydari were discovered too, as i mentioned a sentence ago, and more recently, relations with the Hydari have been breaking down. The warrior race have been assaulting Illateri colonies and Etharian ones too, and it looks as if they're going to plunge this galaxy into war... The only hope is the gateway that has been recently reactivated in the Illater ststem, leading to two galaxies, and the peoples there may be what they need...
The year is G.Y 3019. The Illateri Sovereignty has begun to expand into the Milky Way and Cosmoteer galaxies.
The Illateri Sovereignty has three main levels of government:
Highest Level Goverment: The Assembly - An assembly of twenty one Archons, led by a man named High Archon Kaavex, who has the authority to take control of the entire nation in times of crisis. The Archons are the highest authority in the Illateri Sovereignty, and authorize the most important decisions, such as war declarations.
Middle Tier Government: Sector Commanders - These people govern the sectors of the Illateri Sovereignty, such as the Core sector. They are the direct superiors of the System Governors.
Low Level Government: The System Governors run the day to day operations of planets, colonized asteroids and all assets in the system they govern. They are the subordinates of the Middle Tier Government.
Color Codes: War, Bad, Poor, Mediocre, Good, Brilliant
BORAD ( @Fort_Master_Gustav ) Stability: Reasonable, Status: Allies
After encountering the BUREAU OF RESEARCH AND DEFENSE, the BOARD OF DIPLOMACY OF THE BUREAU proposed an alliance in hopes of long-lasting friendly relations and co-operation between the two empires.
Did you seriously expect me to add a list of celestial bodies for a civilization spanning THOUSANDS OF LIGHT YEARS?!
oh fine i'll add a few core planets later on
It turns out i have too much time on my hands
Kinetic Weapons - This faction, unlike most others, has not stopped using the tried and true kinetic weaponry in favor of lasers. In fact, the "Spear" Cruiser and it's variant's primary weapons are Coilgun batteries!
Coilguns - A type of Kinetic Weapon that uses multiple conductive coils to create a magnetic field that propels a projectile forward.
Railguns - They are like Coilguns in that they use conductive materials to create magnetic fields that propels projectiles foward, however they use two rails instead of multiple coils in order to propel the said projectile.
Chemically Propelled - Just because they have more advanced kinetics does not mean that they can't use the old Chemically Propelled weapons too! Their flak guns fill the role of an Anti-Air weapon, and they are chemically propelled.
Energy Weapons - They use energy weapons alongside their kinetics!
L(ight) A(mplification) (by) S(timulated) E(mission) (of) R(adiation) - Unlike the rest of the galaxy, they use actual LASERs instead of those plasma weapons with bad names. LASERs work by 'exciting' electrons and when they return to their normal state, they emit photons (aka the stuff that light is made of) that are all the same wavelength, and then they are released at whatever you want to shoot it at. (It's an oversimplification.)
Plasma Weapons - Alright. Here's the stuff that the rest of the galaxy likes calling 'Lasers'. These work by turning gas into plasma, and then using a magnetic field to contain that plasma and prevent the plasma from turning back into gas. When you want to blow something up, the plasma is released and the magnetic field keeps on containing it until the field can't contain it anymore and it turns back into gas OR it hits and damages something.
Energy Generation - Due to breakthroughs made in the fields of Physics, fusion reactors are now practical! With this new kind of reactor, ships can get all the energy that is required without turning your ship into a flying dynamite stick!
Propulsion - Advances in design plus the development of practical nuclear fusion, plus the generation of powerful magnetic fields allows Fusion Drives to be created, allowing for extremely efficient and fast interplanetary travel. These types of drives are slowly being replaced by a type of engines "Ion Engines" which used highly accelerated ionized particles to move the ship. Alongside the space-warping capabilities of the Space-time Manipulators, these become extremely powerful (and energy-hungry) thrusters that can easily move a ship.
FTL - There are two types of FTL drive currently in use, one currently in testing. Let me discuss this.
Warp Drive - (Ignore all of my other explanations for my Warp Drive.) The immense power of space-time manipulation has it's benefits. Contracting space in front of the ship using the drive, and expanding it behind the ship allows a ship to move through space at 'faster-than-light' speeds. It requires exotic matter, something like charged FTL fuel.
Slipstream - The power of space-time manipulation also allows you to punch holes in higher dimensions - slipstream space for example. This allows ships to travel far far faster than Warp Drives. The catch is that it requires an absurd amount of FTL fuel, however any ship can pass through the rift instead of one at a time which allows more fuel saving, useful for transporting extremely large fleets from point A to point B really fast.
All large ships are equipped with both of the drives, but the smaller ones only carry Warp Drive. There's one other form of FTL that has not been explained:
- Hyperspace - Across all galaxies, there are networks of naturally forming FTL routes called hyperlanes. Only discovered recently when a testing ship designed to play with a new generation of Slipstream drives accidentally punched a hole into hyperspace. It allows you to travel at speeds far greater than any Slipstream or Warp Drive however the catch is that you need to stay in a hyperlane else you be shredded to bits not much larger than a human, and it's still quite dangerous for ships to travel through Hyperspace, and the appropriate protection against the dangers of Hyperspace is still being developed, so it's only in the prototype stage.
Shields - The Illateri Sovereignty has developed shielding technology. These shields project an extremely thick and dense layer of gravitons around the ship which, using it's strange properties, ultimately deflects many types of projectile and energy weapons.
Communication - The Illateri Sovereignty has very good FTL communications - tachyons are used to communicate with everyone outside a range of five light seconds. Everything within that range, laser or radio is used.
Cloaking - Using a ship's deflector shield grid, you can use such fields of gravitons to bend light to literally hide a ship. This is possible because a ship's shield grids are usually made of gravitons, which do gravity stuff.