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PostSubject: The Federation   Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:40 pm

Alright people, this is not an RP (yet) but rather an explanation on the universe of the Federation, an entirely separate continuum from the main RP.

So what is the Federation? The Federation is an extremely long-lasting, partially democratic government formed on Earth in 2865. The Federation was formed after the near complete annihilation of the human race, and Earth, by the Strigiforme after attempted thermonuclear bombardment. Although the government is labeled as a democracy, it is much closer to an authoritarian dictatorship or meritocracy- The President is a mere political figurehead, while the real decisions are made by Federation Command, a sect of people who control everything of importance from behind the scenes; As far as the general public is concerned, Federation Command doesn't exist. Everybody who works there is wiped from history- They never existed, except in highly-classified records. Small matters, such as town or city administration, is left to actual democratically elected leaders, while Command focuses on larger issues.

After the discovery of several jump nodes in 2660, the Earth governments began sending colony ships and warships through them to other systems. This was completely unregulated, and this led to the Contact war. Little details on the start remain- From scattered reports, it seems that an American colony ship and escorting warships attempted to enslave an Owl population on one of the backwater Strigiforme outposts, the first species encountered. Retaliation was swift, and within weeks, the Earth Governments were barely keeping Strigiforme out of the Sol system. After intense negotiations, the Strigiforme agreed to withdraw, with the condition that a large tribute was sent to the Strigiforme every Earth year.

Expansion began again, albeit slower, as most of the industrial output of Earth had to be saved for the Strigiforme's tribute. During this time they encountered multiple other races- the Valyrians, who seemed terminally insane and were avoided- The Feles, who were generally friendly- the Equestrians, who were friendly, but quickly became one of the most hated races on Earth due to their customs, second only to the Strigiforme. This went on for nearly 200 years.

But eventually, it ended. A war broke out between the Equestrians and Earth, and at first, they were badly losing. With most of Earth's output geared towards tribute, a war effort was almost impossible. The Equestrians refused a cease-fire and continued to bomb Human colonies, which reached a high point with the destruction of the metropolis Aretlas, a highly important industrial world. The governments made a unanimous decision to seize the tribute stockpile and gear all production towards the war, and the Equestrians were driven back. But this did not abide well with the Strigiforme, who learned of the decision through human spies. They sent an overwhelming attack force towards Earth and crushed all resistance in a short manner, with all forces dedicated on the Equestrian front. The fleet reached Earth and humanity surrendered- completely, trying to avoid doom. The Strigiforme refused, and prepared to launch a thermonuclear bombardment on the last human-inhabited planet.

They were stopped, however. Not militarily, but diplomatically. The Skytherian Empire, a gleaming expanse of robots and lizards, stepped in with the threat of war. If the Strigiforme destroyed the Humans, then they would destroy them. Other nations, including the Catians and the Valyrians (in an act of insanity) backed this demand. With the threat of total destruction on them, the Strigiforme reluctantly agreed. Laws were quickly put in place to protect the new Human empire, which forbid any nation from attacking them until they regained sufficient strength and self-sufficiency to be a functional empire. Aid was given to Earth, which was devastated- most of the infrastructure had collapsed, and the populace was ruined. Skytherian fleets were formed to patrol the Sol system, ensuring that nobody would interfere with their growth. Under their protection, humanity rebuilt.

The Federation was formed by the remnants of Britain, Germany, Russia, Japan, Brazil, Sudan, and Israel. They learned from the mistakes of the former governments, and sought to correct it- no more would democracy determine their course through blind-opinion and rigged polls. The Command chain was selected by the most intelligent, talented, and skilled individuals at their disposal- working in total anonymity, they would control everything from behind the scenes. Through shrewd diplomacy and the occasional military conquest, the newly formed Federation united Earth under one banner and sought to both rebuild and sent humanity back into the stars. At this, they succeeded.

They expanded for nearly 500 years under the protection of the Skytherian Empire. The Federation, aware of the terms of the treaty, sought to exploit it- military power was to be minimal for as long as possible. As their strength was determined by military power, the treaty was greatly prolonged. The Strigiforme caught onto this early and sought to overrule the treaty, but the Skytherian Empire refused. Unabated and undeterred, the Federation spread enough to become the largest empire in the sector. The Strigiforme despised this turn of events, but due to the treaty, were unable to stop it, and instead began gearing for war. The Skytherian Empire finally realized that the Federation had been exploiting the treaty, and withdrew it immediately. The Federation was prepared, and within weeks of the treaty's withdrawal, was fielding nearly 20 advanced battle fleets and 15 more less advanced defense fleets. The Strigiforme declared war, but after losing a handful of colonies to the new fleets, quickly surrendered, and instead turned it's eyes on Skytheria.

The Equestrians were none too happy either, and after a period of bitter tensions, the Equestrians funded a long-running terrorism campaign in human colonies. These included the mundane shootings or hostage taking, to more severe radiation bombs and bombing, to the outright horrible nuclear bombings and even the rare antimatter weapon. The Federation, in light of these events, declared a totally isolationist policy- Nobody enters except with good reason. All other species, save the Skytherians, are viewed with extreme suspicion, even hostility.

For 800 years, the Federation has kept this stance. Technological innovation has slowed, and so has expansion. New systems must now first be scouted via regular sublight travel, which takes years, before FTL travel is allowed. The Federation has changed it's guise of a government multiple times, once a republic, once an oligarchy, but it has always been controlled by Command.

And we are here at present day.



ENTITIES-

The ARK stations do not exist in this universe, and ARK-1 is merely known as Skytheria, with little mechanical layering. The Network does not exist either.

The Man in Black is a mysterious entity; Nobody is really sure what 'he' is, or where he came from. He has appeared constantly in all empires, and until the Gamma Incident, had not been known by the Federation. His motives are unsure; he seems to be unpredictable, though his targets seem to have common themes; Normally impenetrable fortresses, hostile worlds. His actions are often even more bizarre- He doesn't attack outright, but seems to wear down the facility from within, slowly, but surely. The Gamma Incident is the only example of an outright attack. His actions aren't necessarily hostile. He may be some sort of researcher, or explorer, accidentally causing problems where he treads. He may be from an alternate dimension; nobody knows. He doesn't necessarily cause destruction.

The Strigiforme are not the main faction; Rather, they are a 'splinter' group of the faction, sent extra-dimensionally by the original empire, a one-way trip. Since then, their ideals have changed drastically, to a degree where not even the post-revolution xenophobic Strigiforme would agree with them.

The Equestrians have evolved normally, but they are more inclined to defend themselves and use advanced weaponry. Their ancient weapons, such as the Orbital Friendship Cannon, have been decommissioned, as they violated the 5 Rules of Warfare for Civilized Species, mainly for acting upon higher-brain functions (Details below). They use more conventional weaponry. Although their society has degraded from the past cheerfulness with the passing of a large number of political figures, their culture retains many of their beliefs.



The Rules of Warfare are a set of rules detailing the operations of Armed Forces in wars, passed and enforced by every nation except the Strigiforme. They are as follows;

1.) Each army must have clearly-defined visual styles, apart from the enemy, that distinguishes their troops from that of the enemy. Posing as an enemy soldier to gain an advantage is forbidden under all circumstances.

2.) Weapons must be designed to be humane in design; Weapons causing excessive pain and agony, designed to cause excessive pain or agony, or operates on cruel mechanisms are forbidden in warfare.

3.) Under no circumstances are devices that act and deliberately change higher brain functions are allowed. This includes mind-erasing, controlling, thought suggestion, and other mechanisms. Soldiers must be allowed to operate on their own conscious.

4.) Biological, Radio-logical, and Chemical weaponry, by their very definition, are not allowed in warfare. Their very function is designed to exploit natural systems, and they cause excessive suffering upon those fired upon.

5.) Civilians are to be held exempt from conflict, and therefore, are not to be fired upon. A civilian is defined as a non-combatant, whom does not participate in battles. This includes field-medics and doctors.






More to be expanded upon later- Here is the basic idea. If you have ideas or suggestions, PLACE NOW


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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:51 pm

This is the...fifth RP set up today, right? I lost track.

If I were to make a suggestion, it would be to replace Catians in the lore with Feles - of the two they seem the much more fleshed out feline race.


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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:56 pm

YES WE NEED MORE RPs, TIEL.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:21 pm

Replaced the Catians with the Feles, I agree.

This isn't an RP Tiel. This is an explanation on the new universe, as requested by Julo. This will be a new RP universe I will expand on, because reasons.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:05 pm

You've got your factchecks wrong. If war was between Humans and Equest., Strig would say, "Well, humans give us shit and we hate the guts of their enemies, so why are we invading humans?"  Instead, SR would go killenate the Eq.


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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:11 pm

Yes, ACH loves to get it on with equines. That much is evident in his love life.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:42 pm

Comrade Tiel wrote:
Yes, ACH loves to get it on with equines. That much is evident in his love life.
I can verify that.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:34 am

This is a highly-splinter sect ACH. Not your regular Owls.

Also, they hated the humans almost equally (if not higher) than Equestria. Since the Humans were on the losing side, and unprepared, AND violating the terms of their tribute treaty, well, it makes more sense to invade the humans and annihilate them, as they aren't able to really fight back, unlike the Equestrians, who would have been able to hold you off for long enough to call their buddies.

EDIT: Maybe the Strigiforme were trying to gain the Equestrians trust, partly, by joining their side; By annihilating the Humans, they would make the Equestrians let their guard down, making them all so much easier to killenate.


Double Edit: I know it's off-topic, but Vinyl, your summoning instructions were not clear enough. I got Ark-D stuck in a star.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:34 am

I thought I calimed earth lore wise long ago O.o , a really long ago actually ...
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:46 am

Quadraxis wrote:
Double Edit: I know it's off-topic, but Vinyl, your summoning instructions were not clear enough. I got Ark-D stuck in a star.
It should've worked, maybe try it without writing Oglogoth around it, that's just as a tribute to my patron horrorterror but isn't required for the procedure. You also don't need the transmutation circle, that's just to potentially create homunculus. You don't even truly need to say Homestuck, Vinyl works just as fine, but isn't guaranteed. But at least you didn't wreck D-Ark.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:41 pm

Well I was expecting you fen to explain with that earth stuff ... Oh cmon don't you want that smexxy eagle as the Earth's flag ? And better name than the "Federation" ? And all the lore I developed -.- , you than must at least add it to the Empire RP so that I can claim Earth Legally out of ideological reasons and care for the survival of the human race which apparently breeds faster than rats in our universe Razz .
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:27 pm

@Iv, I direct the following to you.
Fenway wrote:
This isn't an RP Tiel. This is an explanation on the new universe, as requested by Julo. This will be a new RP universe I will expand on, because reasons.
Note: "This is an explanation on the new universe, as requested by Julo. This will be a new RP universe I will expand on, because reasons."
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:36 pm

Now the problem is that this RP lore becomes universal here. So far just for the game I had no problem with me being not based on Earth but when it comes to lore I like Earth , it's an amazing planet and I don't want to give up on it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:44 pm

Hey, Iv, all my lore is totally different here too, and you know how I defend that on the main RP.

Actually... The lack of the NSCD or ARKs might just....


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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:36 pm

I'd really prefer we do without futurecraft tropes for just one RP. No NCSD, no Heirarch Fenway, no ACH inserting owls into everything regardless of whether it makes sense, no Revan ripoff facs, no Tien douchebags, just a plain, honest, sci fi RP that actually doesn't make arguing the only way to win a battle.

But honestly I just don't think people here are ready to leave their comfort zones. Everyone's willing to just do the same thing over and over again with slight rule changes. And before Fenway takes this as a personal offense - it wasn't intended to be.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:18 pm

Comrade Tiel wrote:
I'd really prefer we do without futurecraft tropes for just one RP. No NCSD, no Heirarch Fenway, no ACH inserting owls into everything regardless of whether it makes sense, no Revan ripoff facs, no Tien douchebags, just a plain, honest, sci fi RP that actually doesn't make arguing the only way to win a battle.

But honestly I just don't think people here are ready to leave their comfort zones. Everyone's willing to just do the same thing over and over again with slight rule changes. And before Fenway takes this as a personal offense - it wasn't intended to be.
How about an Invasion RP? Everyone sets up as their preferred race or whatever, and has to prepare for a fuckmassive(owl) invasion. I'd not participate, but I could also be the big bad. And maybe, there's no owl horde after all....?!?!
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:04 pm

Iv, you can kindly GTFO. This is an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT UNIVERSE FROM MAIN RP. You might be a splinter human faction or something, I don't know. What matters is that I created this universe to be something different from what we normally have. Of course, there are owls, but it's because of the previously-known Strigiforme Inter-dimensional suicide missions. This sect is not anything like the normal one, even the post-revolution one. Heck, they might even LIKE Equines. Also, they have... mutated... a lot. They are no longer 30 feet tall. They are now about 2 feet tall. And cannot breath fire. Life in this universe is tough.

Tiel, I agree with you. No Hierarch Fenway, No N.C.S.D (Skytherians were never wiped out, Frestorians never existed here) No Arks, no Network. Just a regular universe with predictable beginnings and outcomes.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:23 pm

How do y'all handle this, mechanics wise? Is it the typical make-random-crap-up forum RP, or is there a system more or less resembling a traditional RPG(Traveler, D&D, etc.)?
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:26 pm

For the last time

THIS IS NOT AN RP


This is an EXPLANATION on the new universe I am expanding upon later! A sort of Backstory. This is new universe, which is more sci-fi than anything we had before. More hard-science and such.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:21 am

Well see this is not an RP and now apparently this is not lore either so what's the exact point in this ? It could be a setting for an RP but again you said it is not an RP so ?????????? ? Kinda confusing O.o

I don't mind Fen so long it will not be official lore and as well as I know you anything that happens in the RP becomes official lore so yea .... Also didn't I tell you kindly that sending me to GTFO never works ?


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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:49 am

Fenway I'm having trouble finding the application to this, which is most certainly an RP.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:13 am

Are my Valyrians even more insane in this universe? C:
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:25 am

Are there poopians?
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:42 am

You've forgotten my and I quote 'bat-shit crazy' Endians.
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PostSubject: Re: The Federation   Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:23 am

This is new lore for a new universe, the one of The Gamma Incident. Please, just stop.
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