A History (by Paladin-007)
Galaxy: 2-arm spiral Giant
Race: Human Stock
Species: 8 Races
Home: System Awenn Has an additional Green 1 world in the
In year 1 (turn 1) our society had a new awakening. The
Orion Senate was formed, and we were invited to join. Hoping
to establish our place in the galaxy and possibly reform all
of civilization into a single harmonious society we are presumptuous
enough to change the name our nation state to the Orion Federation.
When Ambassador Williams arrived in the Senate he was both
surprised and pleased at the number of other civilization
represented there. Original Senate members:
With a firm belief in trade Ambassador Williams works quickly
to establish both trade and research agreement with all of
the civilizations, and with the exception of the New Orions,
every other race appeared very happy to agree and our relations
began to warm accordingly.
Knowing that there is security in strength, and strength
is derived from resources Admiral Greer orders his two reconnaissance
ships to begin scouting two of the three star lanes connecting
our system with the rest of the galaxy. As new and colonizable
worlds are discovered an aggressive colonization program is
initiated. In the year 35 our scouts find a magnate civilization
on Psi Leonis I. After establishing a colony there, we were
happy to include the plant race calling themselves the Audreih
into our growing Federation.
In the year 53 we are surprised to find a magnate civilization
of the famed Darlocks only one starlane away from our home
system on the world of Wolf I. After establishing a colony
there both of our races were happy to begin working together
to form a more perfect union to unite the galaxy.
As time passes we are happy to coexist with our neighbors
but as we pay more attention to their doings were are surprised
to see that we are the only civilization operating under the
premise of Peace and Prosperity. Our placement in the galaxy
appears to be very fortuitous. Our home system acts as a blocking
system shielding nine other systems from exploration and exploitation
by others with the only other entry into this region protected
by a Guardian in the Ursa system.
Many congressmen argue the point that we need a stronger
defense. Our worlds are virtually defenseless. However, the
counter argument goes that we are friendly with all of our
neighbors and although there will be a need for a strong military
in the future our resources are best spent building our colonies
and expanding our base at this time. Weighing in on the debate,
Admiral Greer states that the military, although concerned
about the military build-up of our friends and neighbors,
is happy to keep the budgetary policy as-is for now. He argues
in favor of those who wish to spend more on the economy and
infrastructure believing that he will need that infrastructure
to support a much stronger military later.
Then in the year 67 another magnate civilization is located
on the world of Al Tarf VI. We immediately dispatch a colony
ship to this world to integrate this new civilization into
our own, but this is when disaster strikes. A number of years
after finding this new civilization, a crystalline warship
arrived and blatantly attacked our ship destroying it and
killing its crew.
Debates raged in congress for years until finally the hawks
won. A bill was written and passed in the year 73 increasing
military spending from Peace and Prosperity to Peace through
Strength. No longer will we allow our military to sit by the
wayside and remain weak while there are threats to our people
In the year 93 still another magnate civilization was located
on the world of Beta Cyg I. After establishing a colony there
we were happy to include the protoplasmic species calling
themselves the Ajadar into our ever-growing society.
During the past century relations with our fellow members
of the senate have continued to grow closer. We have military
alliances with all but the Meklars, and of course the Antarans.
Trade is prospering and we are gaining a great deal of both
fiscal and technological benefits from these relationships.
Then in the year 103 a new race, another Ismaeis race calling
themselves the Auarhciniala are invited to join the senate.
Ambassador Williams is delighted to have a new civilization
to deal with and he immediately sets to work arranging economic
and research trade agreements with them. Another twenty-three
years pass without incident and then the first overtly hostile
action against our civilization occurs in the year 126.
In 126 the Auarhciniala set an armada of sixteen warships
in our home system and begin a blockade! Congress is infuriated!
There are calls for WAR but after checking the relitive strength
of our two nations the calls for war are silenced. The Auarhciniala
are rivaled in power only by the Orions themselves!
In a very vocal but nearly unanimous emergency session of
congress our budgetary policy is switched to Limited War and
our people began to brace for the worst. Ambassador Williams
worked feverishly to improve relations between our nations
and a few years later a non-aggression pact was signed.
As our military strength increased and relations with the
gas bags improved our people began to relax. War was averted
and in the year 160 we degraded our budgetary policy back
to Peace through Strength.