The idea of Neo-Terranism, also known as human supremacy, came to be in the 4,000's after the formation of the Lactean Confederacy. This ideology posits, among other things, that there is no way to know that nonhumans are sapient, as they have a very foreign psychology. Therefore, they reason, humans have no way to know if they are truly sapient or not. The ideology was, at first, very fringe. With such a weak central claim it had to be. This changed as the Lactean Confederacy continued to expand. Dozens of species were found destroyed or contained to solely their own systems. As puzzling as this was, most assumed it was the humans that were weird for wanting to expand. Believers in Neo-Terranism, however, believed that species that did not expand when afforded the opportunity were inherently inferior.
They remained fringe until tensions between the Lactean Confederacy and The Empyrean began to become apparent in the early 15,000's. The emphatically religious Ravis, the majority in this nation, were widely looked down upon or despised. Far-right pundits began covering the "weakness" associated with those who practice religion. Many nonhumans and even humans that practiced religions began to be discriminated against by large numbers of people. The Neo-Terrans took the idea and ran with it, claiming that "The only civilization rivalling the Lactean Confederacy is made up of a weak and intellectually inferior species." The logic continued as "Therefore if even the strongest non-humans are weak, how weak and pathetic are the rest?" The movement began picking up steam in the late 18,000's as war became more and more apparent. Many people were afraid, taking advantage of this fear, Neo-Terranists saw their popularity grow wildly.
When war with the Empyrean and other civilizations began in 19804, the popularity of the idea exploded. Many humans believed that the only reason the YoC hasn't won yet was because of the non-humans getting in their way. While believing that they were weak, they believed that they were also dangerous savages that want to undermine society as a whole. This double-think deluded large numbers of people. Advances in Instant Communication allowed for large echo-chambers of billions to form, further causing the idea to flourish. The election of Hal Drusus, a vocal Neo-Terranist, to the position of Lactean President, caused the divide to grow even more. Humans and non-humans alike were outraged. This election was one of the largest factors in causing the Split of the Lactean Confederacy. Hal Drusus instituted policies intentionally designed to draft more non-humans into the military, allowed companies to do as they wish with minor non-human worlds, and enforced O'Neill cylinder standards that would prevent non-oxygen breathing species from even being allowed into Lactean systems.
- 1 Exercitus Via Sagittaria
- 2 The Sheol Galaxy
- 3 Expansion
- 4 Neo-Terran Co-prosperity Sphere
- 5 Shifting Astropolitics
- 6 The Dominium of United Duchies
- 7 Expansion
- 8 Siege of Ambrosia
- 9 Collapse
- 10 War of the Ancients
- 11 Sagittarian Occupation
- 12 Latest Reunification
Exercitus Via Sagittaria
The corruption and fallout of this election eventually caused the nation to break under the pressure. It fractured into thousands of pieces, most of which were human, ranging in size from a handful of systems to large swathes of the galaxy. Foreign powers were too damaged to intervene, leading to what is called the Anarchic Period.
Many humans negatively affected by the Split blamed non-humans for causing the split, which was not entirely untrue. At this point, Hal Drusus II, the son of Drusus, formed a "citizen's militia" he called the Exercitus Via Sagittaria (Via Sagittaria Army). This group had the intention of proving the superiority of humankind by reuniting the galaxy under human rule. Large numbers of people in the relatively secure Helyar Systemrushed to join. Using abandoned or stolen military assets, the Army began deporting non-humans still in the Helyar Systemwith no regard for their circumstances. Many were killed for their "treason against the state" (which was more accurately just individuals that the soldiers did not like).
The militia began to gain members quickly. Humans across the galaxy where now suffering, and the minorities offered the perfect scapegoat. The militia grew to one billion members in 20700 CE. The often contracted missions from the various fiefs across the galaxy in exchange for weapons, supplies, or antimatter. They gained a respectable reputation among many humans, but were feared by most others, human and non-human alike. Many nations, especially Sagittarium, funded the Neo-Terrans to rid the galaxy of potential threats. One of their largest sponsors was the planet Earth , ruled by Hal Drusus I.
On a less grand scale, the militia would fund extensive research into psychokinesis, a rare ability capable of manipulating quantum particles. This research involved abducting tens of thousands of individuals and beginning experiments illegal under even Lactean law. Psychokinetic humans were usually made into super-soldiers, however, the non-humans were hooked into extensive machines built to truly find the limits of the ability. Towards the end of the Neo-Terrans stay in the Via Sagittaria, they were just beginning to understand the process.
At the same time, in 20985, the Neo-Terrans experienced an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Dotskgard. They lost a large portion of their fleet to the inexperienced Dotsk fleets made up of inferior ships. Hal Drusus II was injured as well, somehow activating psychokinetic abilities even he did not know he had. He accidentally destroyed a garrison of his own men before injuring himself even more, causing himself to pass out. The moment he awoke, he ordered his remaining troops to leave the galaxy to a place he "saw in his dreams."
"There she was! A galaxy occulted from view by the Via Sagittaria! He took my hand and lead me through the cosmos, travelling at fantastic speeds. There, I saw Scipio, this will be our new home-world, the homeworld of a utopia free alien filth! I saw an eternity of hard-fought expansion, power, and grace. All will bow to our glorious nation! All will be pushed aside before the might of humanity! We will be able to rebuild in this crimson galaxy..."
A quote from Drusus II before he passed out again despite a stable condition. After he woke up fully, he continued exclaiming the "fate" of his new nation. The other Neo-Terran officials, knowing of the imminent threat facing the Earth after losing so horribly, agreed. They planned to travel to NGC 1569, what would later be named the Sheol Galaxy. There they planned to create their ideal society. Preparations were made with the entire militia planning on fleeing the galaxy. Their preparation became frantic as reports of an invasion of near-sol space by  came in. They left days before the Earth fell to the Consortium. On their ships there were millions of people. trillions of kilograms of cargo, and everything they needed to start a new colony in an untouched galaxy.
The Sheol Galaxy
NGC 1569 (The Sheol Galaxy) was the target of their expansion. At 11 million light years away, it was not prohibitively far, but still would require centuries of travel to reach. They still had some of the best ships in the galaxy at their disposal, allowing them to travel to the galaxy within 500 years. This was still a very long journey, but journeys of a century of more were already fairly commonplace, so five centuries would not be much different. They left the Via Sagittaria itself in 29886 CE and the Aylothn-Sagittaria Group itself in 30341 CE. The Neo-Terrans reached their goal in shortly after in 30386 CE.
The galaxy was likely too small to support any advanced civilizations to challenge their claims. In addition to this, it was close enough to allow for a wormhole gate to be constructed once they needed one. Turning off their warp drives, they quickly began searching for this "Scipio" Drusus II spoke of. Drusus complained of everything being "foggy" while at the same time, the fleet was greeted with another, a fleet bearing the symbol of Beatrix and the flag of the Lactean Confederacy. It seems there was already an intergalactic gateway leading from the Via Sagittaria to the Sheol galaxy, and the followers of Beatrix took advantage of this gateway. They began firing on the Neo-Terrans without delay. Large portions of the fleet were destroyed before they could even fire back. A small number of ships meant to grow food, several scouts, and a handful of single-person craft managed to escape.
These craft eventually all docked on the largest surviving ship, a freighter containing mostly supplies for cloning and gene editing. There were mostly civilians in this now-combined craft. They were several light-years from where their comrades were destroyed and were at a loss for what to do. They could not go back to the Via Sagittaria and only half of them had woken up from the cryogenic freeze. While they were arguing, everyone on the ship simultaneously lost consciousness. They awoke to see a planet out of the view ports. Confused, they began looking around the ship. Finally, in the cockpit there sat Hal Drusus II himself. He explained to the group that Sheol was the wrong galaxy and IC 342, what would be named the Occult galaxy, was the true home of Scipio. Amazed at his ability to fly the craft to an entirely new galaxy as well as his survival, the remaining group would refer to him as "Emperor" for the rest of his life.
Colonizing Scipio was difficult. The Neo-Terrans had little resources for landing on planets. Only a handful of landers were included on the craft and they had the resources to unfurl exactly one small space elevator designed to function on bodies with 50% the gravity of Scipio. Nevertheless, they set up the elevator and immediately began scouring the world for supplies. Scipio was an algae-rich world with little species diversity but with an atmosphere composed of over 50% oxygen, 49% Nitrogen, and 1% carbon dioxide. To unmodified humans, this environment would be far less than ideal, but to humans filled with nanites that greatly improve bodily function, this was more than adequate.
The planet's crust was made up of mostly silicates. They used some more of their precious resources to construct machines capable of synthesizing carbon nanotubes and graphene from areas rich in carbon. Using these materials, they were able to start looking for metals, of which there were precious few available on the planet. They made do with using entirely carbon-based materials and only using metal (especially metals larger than iron) when it was absolutely necessary. After several centuries, their population rose to one million and they were able to build a proper space elevator. In 30567, Drusus II left the bridge, a rare occasion itself, and walked to the a bio-synthesis lab. Here, he began typing. Arranging genes in ways the rest of the technicians never thought of. When he was finished, after several weeks, he created the genes of an organism capable of bringing metal from asteroids to Scipio. He announced he had saved the colony and returned to his quarters. He ordered for there to be "one ship for every living person" referring to these organisms.
Immediately, the ship released one thousand of these organisms. At once, they began rapidly moving in random directions, apparently looking for an asteroid. They would random move about like a bacteria until sensing the very weak gravity of one of these bodies. At once, they would move towards the object while giving off a microwave signal, a signal designed to attract others of its kind to aid it. Once on the body they would slowly englobe it in organic material, using the asteroid's water and other biological materials to make itself larger. Once the asteroid is englobed, it is filled with roots that begin draining the asteroid of metals. When the metals are depleted, a small solar-powered transmitter is left on the body that signals others that it is now useless. The metal rich organism flies back to Scipio to await processing. These organisms offered the Neo-Terrans a new way to gather materials, but also a new way to approach space, a biological approach.
Inspired by Drusus' seemingly genius creation of an entirely new, at least to the Neo-Terrans, branch of engineering, engineers from across the planet modified the device to hundreds of variations. Some were designed to gather water from drained asteroids, some gathered nitrogen, some purified carbon, some would repair the ship, and some, while requiring "cybernetic implants" could act as defense drones. Every decade a new engineer would completely change how the technology was used with a radical innovation. After another one hundred years, houses were constructed from these organisms, the frames of vehicles and even engines were grown in pods, and all other matter of technologies were built. New proteins were discovered that would allow for properties entirely foreign to natural forms of life. The population was allowed to grow as quickly as possible and, by 31,000, was at well over 100 million.
Neo-Terran Co-prosperity Sphere
The Neo-Terrans were finally free of the crippling lack of heavy metals in the galaxy. An almost entirely biological Dyson Swarm was constructed, elevating the Neo-Terrans to the status of of Kardashev II. With this, they were able to create more warp drives. With the resources of the entire system at their disposal, they were able to build enough warp drives to begin interstellar colonization. First, they would send a probe, made up of mostly biological material except for the shell, to the system they wanted to colonize. This probe would reproduce rapidly and arrange the system neatly, usually with a decent portion of the dyson swarm completed by the time humans would arrive. With this, they were able to expand to several dozen systems within three decades. By 32,000, they had managed to form a decently large nation of 251,000 stars, most of which were entirely automated.
Drusus then ordered his new massive empire to find an intergalactic gateway and build a wormhole leading to it from Scipio. They looked throughout the galaxy and even began looking beyond the galaxy
Rise of Rune-Err
The Dominium of United Duchies
Siege of Ambrosia
War of the Ancients
Declaration and Sides
Creation of Vignette
(Gonna be a planet that is an AI mind that uses psychokinesis to blow stuff up)