"One of the Thirteen Founding Planets of the Intergalactic Federation, It is the oldest of them all, predating any world of this Nation. It's singularity lies on its people, that have a particular culture, and are for the most part, gentle and caring individuals, who took millions of people escaping war, hunger, force expulsion and disaster, just as they were expelled once from their homes very long time ago." - Miriam Ulrich, Parlamentarian
Nova is a terran world that lies in the Sedei System, located in the Akai Nebulae, in the Lewis Galaxy. It is one of the thirteen founders of the Intergalactic Federation, to which it belongs to this day. The planet is the oldest settled planet in the I.F, and was for about a millennia, an independent republic.
The Planet was settled by expelled citizens of the Union, who did not agree on making the Implantation of the Gift, (As is known the parasite used by this nation) mandatory to everyone by law once they reach adulthood and in order to conceive a child, in which both parents should be infected. They were either against the parasite implantation, or wanted it to be implanted at will and not by law in adulthood. This dissidents were a minority and they were forcibly expelled from the nation. This people were forced to look for a new home, and they settled in the Akai Nebulae, then a far area in the unknown regions of the Lewis Galaxy but under early intensive exploration by Humanity and the Galactic Powers by the time. Nova was one of the first planets found suitable for mankind in the Nebulae, and so, the dissidents departed and settled in Nova.
It's the oldest Planet to be settled. During the early days of the Union, back in the foundation of that nation in 35,239 CE, it became compulsory for everyone to have the parasite in their bodies. Those that refused, had to leave the nation. Those few that did not accept this, left the Union territory and travelled to a far away planet. They settled in it in 35,240 CE and called their new home Nova. In Nova, they remained quite isolate for a thousand years. During this milenia, they colonized later on the planet known as Mirdan. Both planets kept independent from each other although relations and commerce between the two remained due to their far away distance from the economic hubs of the Union and the Empire. They organized themselves into planetary republics. By 35,820 CE, Relations where open with the Empire of Mankind prior to the war against the Union.
The Union even conscious of their existence, remained quite indifferent to this two republics. Nova served as a neutral area for both nations, but specially for activity from the Empire, since the Union has always been despised by its inhabitants. During the war between the Empire and the Union, many refugees came first to this neutral Planets seeking a new place to start again from the destruction caused in their homeworlds. Soon refugees made more than half of the population of the planet. Measures were taken, and many started to settled in the life abundant planets of the region nearby, close to the Akai Nebulae. Nova has a diversified economy. It holds the main military educational institutions and training centers of the Federation. It holds as well many businesses and technological train, vehicles and transport manufacturing centers. Its as well the main center for engines technology development and production. Most of the Settlers from Nova came from either Isso and its system and some other recent colonies.
The Culture of Nova is based on the ideas of freedom of choice and liberty. Due to the history of the planet, there are several customs in this world that are proper and unique. This is also due to the fact of isolation suffered for many years before the arrival of refugees and the birth of the Lewis Federation.
Novan is a local language, that emerged as a result of isolation from centuries from the central Imperial and Unionist worlds. This language is closely related to the Mirdan Language and shares similarities with the Unionist and Imperial tongues as it belongs to the Anarian Language Family. The languages is used mostly by local Novans and it was a way to distinguish them from later refugees from the Imperial-Unionist conflicts. Nevertheless, the new arriving colonist learnt the language. In fact, Novan has a profound influence in the Federal tongue.
Novans wear a blue attire with several ropes of white that indicates the traditional approach to freedom and liberty. A round golden sphere batch represents their scaping from slavery as well. Synthetic attire as it is common in the Empire and the Intergalactic Federation are also very used.
Many follow their own set of believes, while some follow a sprout of the Unionist Religion, which doesn't require to be implanted until adulthood but later on, when the persons its ready or at will. Another religious division of the Unionist religion only gives the parasites to a few chosen ones. The only regarded as suitable for it. These beliefs are regarded as hereditary by those in the Union and the other way around as well.