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  • First explorers reach the Verge

    During 2314 the first explorers reached the [[Verge]]. A group of explorers from the [[Starmech]] Collective reached [[Tendril]], the closest system in the [[Verge]] to old space. Exploration was slow at first, but the pace quickly increased.

  • Kendai Drivesat Relay Destroyed

    The [[Drivesat Relay]] at Kendai station is destroyed as fighting escalates in Galactic War Two. This vital link in the chain of [[Drivesat Relay]]s connecting the [[Stellar Ring]] with the [[Verge]] causes an almost complete loss of communications …

  • The Second Galactic War Ends

    The second galactic war comes to an end as the Treaty of Concord is signed, creating the Galactic [[Concord]] a Stellar Nation created from whole cloth, given powers of oversight over all other nations, with an elected council, staffed by members from …

  • Kendai Drivesat Relay Reconstructed

    The Kendai [[Drivesat Relay]] is restored, reopening communication with the [[Verge]]. The relay actually went online on November 4th, but due to the distance involved, it took 6 days to receive the first message from the Verge confirming contact. This …

  • Basic Background

    The campaign is set in the year 2501, and takes place in a region of space known as the [[Verge]]. The galaxy is recovering from the aftermath of the second galactic war that raged across all known space for over a century. The [[Verge]] had been …

  • Austrin Ontis

    Austrin-Ontis is one of the stellar nations, a large mega corporation which is most well known for their arms manufacturing. !http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/43168/Austrin.jpg(Austrin)!

  • Void Corps

    Void Corps is one of the most ruthless of stellar nations. Descended from an old Earth megacorporation specializing in computer hardware and software known as Microtel, Void Corps was originally a subsidiary specializing in space travel and colonization. …

  • Verge

    The Verge is the name given to the most recently settled frontier... Humanity had barely begun exploring the area when communications were severed. Now almost 125 years later, communications have been re-established, the stellar nations are returning to …

  • Starmech

    The Starmech Collective is one of the Stellar Nations. Masters of robotic technology, the human and aliens that make up the Collective live a hedonistic lifestyle, mostly freed from the need to work menial and dangerous jobs by their legions of robotic …

  • Stellar Ring

    Stellar Ring is the name given to the heavily settled region of space extending out from the Solar System and Old Earth. It is where all of the [[Stellar Nations]] are located, a highly civilized region, but one that is still recovering from the ravages …

  • Drivesat Relay

    A drivesat relay or drivespace communications relay is an FTL communication system. It consists of a central space station that controls a network of dozens to hundreds of drivesats. Drivesats [[starfall]] into [[drivespace]] without changing position, …

  • starfall

    Starfall is the name given to the process by which a starship or other object enters [[drivespace]]. It is caused when a [[mass reactor]] is attached to a [[gravity induction drive]] and overpowers it temporarily creating a tear in spacetime allowing a …

  • Stellar Nations

    The Stellar Nations are the collective name given to the governments in the [[Stellar Ring]] that survived the Second Galactic War. The Stellar Nations currently in existence include" The Galactic [[Concord]] [[Austrin Ontis]] Unlimited The [[ …

  • klick

    Klicks are a hostile [[external]] species that were first encountered by humanity in the [[Hammer's Star]] system. Very little is known about them by the general public other than their existence and descriptions of them as being "bug like". They have …

  • external

    External is the name given to an alien species whose homeworld is unknown, or lies outside of explored space. Technically refers to sentient species, but in general conversation can mean any previously unknown race. Usage is similar to current …

  • Hammer's Star

    Hammer's Star is the furthest extent of human colonization, usually considered the outer extent of the Verge. Hammer's Star itself is in fact not the primary of the stellar system, rather the entire stellar system orbits a black hole known as the Pit …

  • Long Silence

    The Long Silence is the name given to the period between the destruction of the Kendai [[Drivesat Relay]] and it's repair, a period of 109 years during which communication between the Verge and the Stellar Ring was for all intents non-existant. A few …

  • drivespace

    Drivespace is the name given to the alternate realm through which all FTL ships and communications travel. It is a featureless realm of unending darkness. A ship in drivespace is completely cut off from the outside world for the duration of it's …

  • mass reactor

    The mass reactor was a human invention that creates an incredible amount of energy in a very small volume, using the decay of dark matter interacting with rhodium it makes even the power produced by a nuclear fusion plant pale in comparison. It was the …

  • gravity induction drive

    The gravity induction drive is an ancient fraal invention that is now the primary form of space propulsion as well as one of the integral components of a stardrive. The induction drive creates an artificial gravity field around a starship, so that rather …

  • Concord

    The Galactic Concord (often shortened to just the Concord) is a political body created at the end of Galactic War 2. It is somewhat similar to the UN of old earth, a body created with oversight abilities, governed by a council of representatives from …

  • Borealis

    Philosophy majors IN SPAAACCEEEEE!!!! a society based around the idea of continous ongoing education - leaders of government are deans and professors of a handful of specific colleges that rule the nation - many of its members are in fact clones of a …