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.
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.
Armor - The innards of a standard Sovereignty one meter by one meter armor cube are made of Titanium, Carbon and Stainless Steel with a coating of graphene and CNT... And paint, of course.
The reason I gave this a whole section was that... well there are a few FTL types, not limited to just one...
Warp Drive - The most basic form of Sovereignty FTL. This works by generating a 'bubble' of space-time and accelerating it to superluminal velocities by expanding space behind it (generating a field of anti-gravity) and contracting space in front of it (generating a field of gravity). This does, however, require a form of 'exotic matter', like FTL fuel that is hard to mine but is worth mining.
Slipstream Drive - If you can generate a wormhole from one point of space to another, you can generate a tunnel of space-time to another dimension - the sixth included, and it's a certainty that there's some form of dimension that allows you to literally shorten the distance between point A and point B, and the Sovereignty found such dimension - slipstream space. The Sovereignty has developed this technology to such a degree that ships can create a rift that allows you to get from point A to point B and back almost instantaneously.
Hyperdrive - Across every single galaxy in the universe, there are natural hyperstructures, light years long - some even hundreds of parsecs long, that enable safe FTL travel in a dimension known as HYPERSPACE as long as you travel through these hyperstructures. These are the hyperlanes. Accidentally discovered when a vessel tried to enter slipstream, but miscalculated and entering hyperspace, this technology is being developed right now.
Energy Generation - Breakthroughs in Nuclear Fusion currently allow high-temperature Fusion to occur in a ship's reactor core. Secondary fission reactors allow the main one to start reacting, and allowing for extra power generation. Just a few months ago, the most powerful reactor ever developed by the Illateri Sovereignty has been developed - the Cold Fusion Reactor. While previously thought impossible only a generation ago, new breakthroughs in other fields of science have allowed a more powerful Cold Fusion as opposed to an energy-hungry muon-catalyzed fusion.
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 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.
Communication - The Illateri Sovereignty is highly experienced with tachyon communications to the point where a standard tachyon communications array can be weaponized. There are also other, safer methods of communicating distances over five light seconds - Subspace Radio uses 'Subspace' to send a transmission to other ships, stations, habitats, planets, solar systems and more, and standard laser comms are extremely powerful now.
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.