Hello and welcome to the website Traveller Republik, a cyberspace dealing solely with the galaxy-spanning empires of human and alien civilizations using the Traveller format. This website is a collaborative effort and Traveller Republik (TrR) is seeking new authors to help create a Milky Way-wide storyline: this includes aliens races (both new and old), technologies, planets, organizations, leaders (royal and otherwise), as well as everything and anything needed to run numerous galactic civilizations across an entire galaxy! There are over 2 MILLION sectors to claim so message me to join up!
The CURRENT BLOG is located here. These are new, up to date items that I have been working on for this website. Feel free to come and collaborate!
The date of the Anciene Republik is current more than 100,000 years in our future and was started as a joint effort between (my good friend) Leroy Guatney and myself, Damon Bradley. More information will be forthcoming as I copy the many pages Leroy and I compiled over the years and I look forward to any and all help possible in making this a successful website. Various sections on this page will include a Contact section, Bestiary, Ship’s Locker, Encounter sections and others. If you want to make an addition to the website, feel free to join the project!
A Brief History of the Galaxy
In 2087 AD a probe using a sail propulsion system beamed to Earth the very first images of an earth-type planet around Alpha Centauri A. This discovery was met with major interest, but without an effective interstellar drive and the sheer immensity of the galaxy, going to the stars meant loss of many years from one's life. The invention of the jump drive by Ares Drive Systems in 2688 AD saw an explosion of interest in the stars and other worlds of space. The number of worlds inhabited by humans quickly went from three to hundreds and soon thereafter to thousands.
The limitations on communication imposed by travel speeds, for a time, presented a problem to governing large expanses of space beyond a few dozen sectors. This naturally lead to a feudal system based upon family bonds in a nobility-based social structure. The first Emperor unified all of the great Star Houses as they were known. The founding of an empire happened in 5631 AD, but it, by nobody's definition, incorporated all of the galaxy.
As people from Earth spread across the galaxy, a long history of wars, rebellions, new empires, and other interstellar states unfolded. Numerous aliens were contacted, some of whom had also invented jump drive before meeting humans. Still more aliens learned of the jump drive from the expanding humans. None of these developments ever sidetracked the destiny which would become many different human empires and later, the Anciene Republik, and several hundred other major interstellar states. But one alien contact did give the humans pause to consider their destiny.
Fortunate for humanity, the only real interference that was met during the outreach involved the Rao Hive. This large alien insectoid-like race resembling Earth's ants has expanded via sub-light drives to about 300 worlds across a thousand parsec sphere. After contact with Humaniti rapidly soured, a massive 1000-year genocidal conflict broke out (one so gruesome and bloody that it is spoken of to this day). In the end the Rao were left only their volcano-wracked homeworld; they were eradicated from the rest and nobody since those times has been foolish enough to violate the interdiction of that world. This Rao Homeworld is directly across the Rift (from [1,2] Branff sector) in the outer isophotes of the Perseus Arm.
With the Rao safely out of the picture, the passing of many more millenia saw the formation of at least ten major human empires (and five minor ones) that eventually covered the entire Milky Way galaxy. During this time, 2.3 million sectors were colonized and eventually ruled by the Emperor of the Anciene Republik from the capital world of Corfu. Jump conduit technology had been invented by human scientists, with the assistance of the Eldarans. At the height of the Republik's technology, jump conduits could move starships many sectors at a time. This allowed the Republik to thrive, laying a foundation for the greater peace that it brought to the galaxy. Today, few examples of this technology remain functioning, and most of the conduits are are no more than 48 parsecs in length. Today, the galaxy-spanning Anciene Republik has mostly fallen and now controls just 1,000 worlds in and around the capital planet Corfu and Olde Earth. In the Orion Arm alone there are 70 major human empires, 22 joint human-nonhuman leagues, 119 nonhuman empires, and 14 weird things that defy description, save they seem to be sociological systems of some sort.
Major empires include:
Concordat of Mankind
and many others.
While one of the first human empires was the Empire of Humaniti, at least 10-15 other major human governments have followed. Today, however, the Anciene Republik is one of the larger interstellar governments in the Orion Arm which has accomplished the administration of hundreds of worlds with two tiers of representation and two key branches. Individual planetary governments appoint (or elect) a representative (still uses the archaic title of "Senator") to the Sector Assembly, itself responsible for enacting legislation governing the sector. The power of the Assembly is balanced by the Council of Nobles with up to sixteen (or more) chairs for the subsector Governors. The Governor occasionally votes in person, but the position is usually represented by seneschals. This system contains only minor changes from the days of the Imperial Senate which served the Emperor and the Empire.
However, it is surprising that it took as long as it did to find that there was no real need for the Emperor. When Emperor Argo II died without issue in 18,214 IE, the news took more than a millenium to reach all parts of the Empire of Humaniti. The Sector Assemblies simply carried on as normal, transferring the Emperor's veto powers to the local Council of Nobles directly as they had always done in the name of the Emperor previously. The current date is 50,924 RE (or 100,908 AD). The Republik has fallen apart over the last 5,000 years and now many interstellar states rule the galaxy.
For those who are interested in collapse scenarios, the Hammerstar detonation in the Orion Arm fulfills this option. The zone of economic, political, and military destruction emanating from the hypergiant stars' destruction has crawled up the arm of the galaxy, only stopping outside the boundaries of the Hert Federation, located near the Anciene Republik. This is known as the Collapse and has caused trillions of deaths due to its expansion. This part of the Milky Way galaxy is open for development by you and is also detailed in the Kobra Worlds section of this webpage.
Will you be one of the people to create and populate this galaxy? Come join us! We are looking for 2 groups of people, a HIWG group that will create the past empires and history of the current Anciene Republik and people willing to make new alien or human empires and create whole sectors of the galaxy. Please email us if you wish to join this collaborative effort.
The Author: I have been a Traveller fan for almost 30 years and look forward to working with others on this website. Creating a vast galaxy-wide Traveller universe is a daunting task, will you join me? Send me a message at idahobeef at yahoo dot com if you would like to participate. Best wishes, Damon
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