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Discussion in 'THE TEST CHAMBERS' started by Rainjay, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. The universe of this roleplay is grand and vast, especially since humans have colonized a majority of the Milky Way Galaxy. Nearly eight centuries have passed and things have definitely changed! Much of the worldbuilding for this game is up to the players- you- and will be worked on and developed as we progress, but there is some background in the universe that you can find here.

    Science progressed rapidly in the early 2000s once global warming became a serious threat. Early versions of biodomes were implemented across the globe in attempts to slow down the deterioration of the environment. They were only somewhat successful; it was the war on resources that contributed most to correcting global warming. In the mid 2000s, almost every country entered into World War III--The War on Oil. The war itself was very brief what with the threat of Mutually Assured Destruction looming overhead; to resolve conflict, the UN was expanded to encompass the entire planet, and took control over all oil companies and become the sole producer and distributor of the resource. The lock down on oil use prompted the use of clean energy.

    During this time, progress in science allowed for the creation of a space craft that could feasibly travel to Mars on a one-way colonization mission in a single life time. The craft landed in the early 2100s, where biodome technology was implemented to create a colony on the planet. During excavation, the colonists found the remnants of strange, ancient technology--the colony turned from a village into a dig site. It appeared as though another civilization, alien likely in nature, had once lived on Mars. The deeper the excavating went, the more remains they found. Although there were no skeletons, organic remains, or real evidence of actual life, the remains of the technology found on Mars propelled human science by centuries.

    The planet Alva was discovered soon after the discovery on Mars. Using tech discovered and repurposed from Mars, it was reached in the 2200s, and colonized in 2255. Nearby gaseous planets in the same system were found to be a harvestable source of clean energy. Despite the advancements in space flight, most journeys were still one-way; this harvestable source of energy allowed for ships to 'harness' fuel along their flight to allow for return journeys. In the late 2200s, scientists began also to experiment with wormholes, using the advanced physics modules found in the alien Mars tech. Originally, it was only functional for communications. However in the year 2300 the first space flight through a worm hole was successful, with a landing in a habitable planet two systems away.

    After Alva was colonized and common space flight was made a reality, the UPN (United Planetary Nations) was established from the UN. It would rule over all of mankind, across the solar systems and the Galaxy itself. It organized research projects, enforced human rights laws, and controlled the colonization of new planets and the use of new resources with a tight hand.

    Bioweapons began to become of use in 2300, but were later banned after terrorists and fallen governments used these weapons to their (brutal) advantage. In the same year, biodomes were perfected for use in slowly terraforming uninhabitable planets, although their uses were limited and sometimes complete terraforming proved impossible. Colonization of the Galaxy continued as an increasingly fast pace.

    In the early 2600s, flight outside of the Milky Way was just beginning to be considered. In the year 2695, a long distance ship was send through a wormhole to the outskirts of Andromeda. The ship landed on a planet named Olyxious. Not much is known about the planet--the UPN has notably kept any information of the planet and the landing under tight wraps.

    The Khaian were first encountered in 2698 on a planet called Irvine. The war was soon initiated. Bioweapons, brought back from the ban in attempts to eliminate the Khaian, proved ineffective- this later proved to be due to the massive difference in the super-evolutionized alien lifeforms from humans. Many planets collapsed under the war, and others became refugee camps for billions of survivors. Slowly, humanity was growing in understanding of the Khaian, but no totally effective way of killing them has been found.

    The Milky Way is full of planets that contain life; although of different types and in different environments. Many of the planets now colonized have been heavily terraformed, and in some cases, humans live under large domes that create artificial environments that can sustain human life. These domes have often been used to terraform the planets themselves, although in the case where the atmosphere itself cannot be altered, life remains entirely underneath the domes.

    Life has spread outwards from the Solar System, now dubbed Sola. Big cities and large populations concentrate nearest to Sol, while the edges of the Milky Way are less populated. Most of the colonies settled on the edges of the Galaxy are independents, with small, informal governments and little technology apart from domes, PADs, shuttles, and communications. Cities and countries towards Sola have higher tech, are less industrial, and have a higher population density. High rises and underground apartments are common, while clear forests and mountains are reserved mostly for the upper middle-wealthy class in many planets.

    Planets are governed either by the rare independent country, or more commonly, by a 'mother' country on Earth. Countries such as Spain, Russia, or Japan have colonized other planets, whose governing bodies defer to that of their mother country. Some colonies have several mother countries, while some colonies have no government and answer solely to the UPN.

    The UPN, United Planetary Nations, was originally composed of representatives from Earth-mother-countries, including China, Russia, the United States, Australia, and the United Nations. Eventually, South American and African countries and city-states joined the coalition, and later, new countries on other planets in other solar systems joined. Now, each individual country that does not report back to a mother country is allowed a single representative into the UPN. Now, the UPN stands above all governments in the Milky Way, although only has direct control over roughly 80%. The outer colonies, not a threat in any way, and certain high-wealth vacation planets, do not have governments and are external entities.

    Information on planets can be found here under "Backstory" then "Era of Exploration".

    Earth, while originally the hub from which all colonies came from and all governments reported to, now is just the well protected homeland of humanity. Some UPN officials still reside here, and many research facilities, monuments, and landmarks still reside on the planet, but without Earth, human life in the 'Way would continue on just fine. It is only protected as a cultural hub.

    Durness is a cold planet, and only some areas of the planet have summer- even then, their summer is comparable to a Northern Earth spring, highs reaching 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit), the highest ever recorded temperature being 18.8 degrees (66 degrees Fahrenheit). However, the planet has still been organized into four seasons, designed around different flora and fauna patterns. Each have been named after the typical seasons on Earth; months follow this pattern as well. The designation of days into each month has been orientated around seasons and how long they last.

    There are twelve months on the planet Durness, with their number of days as follows:

    Jan. - 36
    Feb. - 34
    March - 32
    April - 32
    May - 32
    June - 30
    July - 31
    Aug. - 31
    Sept. - 32
    Oct. - 35
    Nov. - 35
    Dec. - 40 (41 on leap years)

    Click here to visit the info thread on the group age (you'll have to scroll up to the top because for some reason, whenever you click on the thread it brings you to the last post).

    The United Planetary Nations (UPN) is a large government group that controls the majority of the Milky Way galaxy. About 80% of the colonies and countries in the Milky Way are underneath the UPN's power. Each government and colony underneath the UPN may have their own laws, but the UPN controls all human rights laws and planetary laws; these laws mostly regulate war policies, trading policies, terraforming, research, and colonization.

    Originally the UPN was situated on Earth and was run only by Earth countries. They ran research projects and all galatic expeditions until countries began to expand out of the UPN's control. They gave up on making laws for all countries and instead began to create human rights laws, much in the way the United States follows a Constitution over state laws. However, each country, the governments below them, can run their land as they please, so long as they do not break UPN regulations. The UPN allows for countries to create Galatic Empires as well, allowing single countries to 'own' multiple planets and countries on planets they do not 'own'.

    Planets are not bought and sold the way land on a planet may be. Instead, the UPN ensures that all countries and colonies have expansion space, and that no one country can dominate the 'Way, but allows countries to 'own' planets that they populate the majority of. For example: if China were to own most of the territory on the Earth, they would 'own' the Earth, and be allowed to control planetary trade and laws. As it stands, Earth is still populated by several large countries, and several smaller ones, and thus has no leading government apart from the UPN.

    The UPN has several research outposts and has designated entire planets for research and excavation. Artifacts and ancient ruins found on planets will cause them to rope off entire systems to keep out intruders, although colonies often are formed on these planets for trade and the housing of scientists. UPN military bases are found in nearly every system, and towards the interior of the galaxy, on nearly every planet. They have even built space stations to house military officials and researchers.

    Not far from Sola (the solar system in which Earth resides) is a ship building yard. It is one of many, but it is the largest and is UPN owned and controlled. Here, ships of all sorts including cargo, shuttle, cruise and battle ships are built and then transported throughout the galaxy. Nearby is the largest off-planet trading outpost, also UPN possessed.

    Election into the UPN is done by planetary and Galactic empire vote. Each individual country, colony, and Galactic empire that has it's own, separate government, is allowed to hold their own votes or hierarchy system to choose a representative for the UPN. Thus: all planets that report to a single government, for example Russia, may only have one representative. Each country, colony, and Galactic empire may chose how their representative represents them; some Galactic empires have a congress underneath their representative, and treat their rep like a president. Some independent colonies simply hold votes and let their rep do as they think is right.

    The UPN only has one prison, although it is rather large. They do not handle inter-planetary affairs, only galactic ones. Thus, if a human rights or outer-planetary law is broken (certain types of manslaughter, claiming a planet that you do not hold rights to settle on, or trying to create a planetary government on a planet you do not hold the claim to) they will hold a trial and imprison the offenders. Theft relating to the UPN also will land you in their prison, as well as UPN military desertion and treachery.
    #1 Rainjay, Dec 13, 2015
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