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Via Lacrimosa

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Via Lacrimosa, alternatively called Effulgence or The River of Heaven, is a grand-design spiral galaxy possessing an active galactic nucleus with a diameter of about 120,000 light years. It is one of the largest galaxies in the universe as well as the main galaxy in the Lacrimosan Sub-group. The nearest galaxy to Via Lacrimosa is the Ejeunor Galaxy, a small dwarf satellite. Stars are considered to be a part of Via Lacrimosa so long as they are located within 60,000 lightyears of Nocturne, Via Lacrimosa's central black hole.

Politically, Via Lacrimosa is divided into over fifty civilizations which qualify as "intersteller." The largest of which is the United Federation of Star Systems, totaling at over 10 billion stars. The most populous nation within the galaxy is Sagittarium and the largest in terms of area alone is the Un'oit Collective. In terms of intergalactic standing, Via Lacrimosa is virtually unmatched as the origin point for some of the most powerful civilizations in the universe. For a large number of civilizations outside of the galaxy, one could easily trace their origins, at least somewhat, to Via Lacrimosa. Major civilizations such as The Lewis Nations and the Thulcandran Federation trace their origin directly to Via Lacrimosa.

A large number of events contributed to the modern astropolitcal setting of Via Lacrimosa, most notably the War of the Final Transition, the formation of the Confederacy of Borealis, and the War of the Ancients. From these events came the modern Via Lacrimosa galaxy, a galaxy dominated by democracies with only a handful of undemocratic states having any level of prevalence. Since the Commonwealth's Eclipse, Via Lacrimosan states had been a major influence on intergalactic affairs. As of late, especially since the War of the Ancients, the galaxy had lost its monopoly on influence to others such as Aylothn, Via Lacrimosa Galaxy, and Flower Galaxy.

Names

The name "Via Lacrimosa" comes from a the Yohjan name for the galaxy "Via Lacrimosa." "Via" was a prefix used to describe any galaxy; it roughly translates to "way" or "road" referencing the appearance of a galactic arm in the night sky. Lacrimosa means "weeping," likely a reference to the various wars fought throughout the history of the Yohjan civilization. The original Yohjan name was likely "Via Galaktea;" however, most data about the earliest Yohjan languages has been lost.

In other languages, such as Ravis, the galaxy is called "Effulgence," meaning "radiant splendor or brilliance." Via Lacrimosa dominated the night sky of the Ravis with a brightness rivalling that of even their largest moons. As such, they named the galaxy a word in their language which translates to Effulgence.

The last common name for the galaxy is "River of Heaven" originating from the Tenshin word for the galaxy. Its name is also a reference to how the galaxy looked from the night sky of the Tenshin home-world, however, it is the only common name to originate from a technological civilization rather than from a primitive one.

History

Pre-Modern History

The earliest evidence of civilization dates back to about 1.1 billion BCE to a planet known as Nagisa near to the Yggdrasil Nebula. This world was likely home to a fairly late Kardashev II civilization controlling a large portion of the galaxy. Most of the information about it comes from advanced meta-materials embedded in the soil of Nagisa that would only be available to such a civilization. The civilization is called "The First Civilization," given the lack of evidence for other Via Lacrimosan nations before it.

After several other civilizations that may have existed came Sedrua, a nation not of Via Lacrimosa but of another realm named the Suvaren Field. By about 80,000 BCE, Sedrua came to control a fairly large portion of Via Lacrimosa centered on the planet Hathia. The vast majority of it was an uncontrollable wilderness. There were no other civilizations save for the Un'oit who were far too dispersed for Sedrua to conquer, The Ror Units who were barely able to leave their planet, and the Molkor who had little organization to speak of. Sedrua did not contact these species. Most species in the galaxy were similarly deemed not worth the trouble of communication. Even primitive species were merely left alone and only observed from a distance. Thus the status quo remained for tens of thousands of years. With time, Sedruan leadership became complacent. With every nearby galaxy under their control, they began to stagnate, its leaders more concerned with matters in their home galaxy than in their vast networks of colonies.

After its peak, Sedrua slowly began shedding territory in the galaxy. Its holdings around Hathia grew increasingly difficult to maintain as there was no Hyperlane infrastructure to allow for easy and cheap travel. Over the next few thousand years, Sedrua continued losing influence as the Triumvirate Civilization rapidly expanded. This nation soon grew to be a competitor to Sedrua, causing tensions to rise between the two nations. Sedrua eventually confronted the Triumvirate Civilization in 61,814 BCE in what is known as the Sedrua-Triumvirate War.

What followed was an era in which the Triumvirate was the sole great power in Via Lacrimosa. They integrated every species into their empire, even including various primitive races that barely had the concept of extraterrestrial life. In this age, the three most powerful individuals in the known universe were the three rulers of the Triumvirate, Legio, Holo, and Aeluer. Their influence did not stop at the edges of Via Lacrimosa but extended into all of its satellites.

Triumvirate Reform

Their unquestioned and absolute rule ended in 15,089 BCE the Triumvirate agreed to federalize. They allowed their subjugated species to form self-governing nations in exchange for paying regular tributes to the Triumvirate.eir subjects. The Yohjan Confederacy, Florenta, Dotskgard and the Lowuks Entente were the largest of such states formed the from once-subjugated races.

Another civilization, named Regnum Aureiga, in which the Humeiga lived, was saved by Triumvirate and made into an associate state. It was able to begin space exploration and meet the Humans and the Triumvirate in 15,362 BCE by crossing their wormhole. The encounter with humans will have an impact since the coincidence is that the two species are similar, and that therefore, an alliance between them will be made and will also help them for the foundation of Yohjan Confederacy.

From there, the galaxy entered a new, more crowded, era. With the total number of significant nations rising from only a handful to six, the astropolitical dynamic shifted greatly. These emerging powers soon entered a period of competition. Without such strict oversight from the Triumvirate, the soon began competing with each other for resources as well as valuable systems. While most certainly sister-nations all coming from the same place, their systems of government, general xenophobia, and unwillingness to cooperate causes tension to soon grip the galaxy.

By the 7,000's, almost all of the major states in the galaxy became what is known as a Great Power, a nation capable of influence on the galactic scale. By this point, however, several of the states began to shed their xenophobic tendencies to create alliances against what they believed to be greater threats. The nation most deemed to be a threat was the Yohjan Confederacy. Its imperialist practices, rampant xenophobia, and powerful military made it a threat far surpassing virtually anything else in the galaxy. The origin of what is known as the Local Axis is also around this time. It was an alliance between The Florenta and The Lowuks Entente that later went on to include Dotskgard as well.

Tensions began rising between the two major organizations, the Local Axis and The Yohjan Confederacy. Both of which were striving to become the sole master of the galaxy. They competed with each other not only for resources, but also for federal funds and attention. Around the 5,000s BCE, the Triumvirate began a program that invested more into the most productive states while leaving less productive states behind. This resulted in these nations beginning to become more and more expansionist with time. Letting the enemy gain the upper hand was unthinkable.

War of the Final Transition

Main Article: War of the Final Transition

The War of the Final Transition was the culmination of several millennia of tension between the Yohjan Confederacy and virtually all of its sister-nations. It started with an attack on Florenta by the Yohjan Confederacy amidst disputes over a valuable neutron star system. Normally, such disputes would not erupt into a full-scale war; however, tensions were so great that almost anything could have caused the conflict. The moment the attack happened, the YoC claimed it was "self-defense" and began mobilizing its forces immediately.

The war quickly escalated to involve most nations in and around the galaxy. Even so, the majority of the fighting took place between Florenta and Yohjan Confederacy. The Triumvirate federal government, always slow to involve itself in the many skirmishes its states partook in, took several centuries to recognize the conflict as a civil war. In 763 BCE, the Triumvirate government launched an attack on every one of its states involved in the conflict. The war was greatly taxing for all sides. The pressure was too much for the unpopular Yohjan government to handle, causing it to collapse in 0 CE. The Triumvirate itself fell to infighting as one of its three leaders refused to engage in the war. The Triumvirate fell in 210 CE. Its leaders fled to Martial Space, a region within Via Lacrimosa untouched by the war.

Post-War Period

The Post-War Period is defined by the general anarchy experienced by most inhabitants at the time. The anarchy brought about by the Split of the Yohjan Confederacy is usually considered to be the origin point of most human monarchies, as almost all of them can trace their bloodlines to the first nobles to emerge during this time. The State of Tenshi and Erstes Konsortium formed during this period. Various organizations such as the Neo-Terrans and Omnite also formed in this time. The vast majority of nations forming lasted for less than a century before collapsing into themselves, as such, the average nation was small, often occupying a single star system.

Both Florenta and the Entente did all they could to enforce order from the occupied portions of the Confederacy. Their efforts went somewhat well until the effects of the war finally caught up to the Entente, causing it to collapse in 1,009 CE. Alone as the galaxy's sole great power, Florenta very quickly became the center of commerce. Smaller nations began fighting over trade routes to Florenta, all while it spread the state religion, Fuukanism, to further its influence.

The Un'oit Ascension

Main Article: Un'oit Ascension

Florentan dominance lasted for just under ten millennia. Starting in about 10,000 CE, the Un'oit Collective began rapidly expanding. After perfecting its restoration of billions of Triumvirate artifacts, the Collective began an invasion into various places in the galaxy, particularly human, Rorran, and Molkor space. Motivated by revenge after the War of the Final Transition, the Un'oit destroyed hundreds of worlds and subjugated thousands. For a time, even Erstes Konsortium was conquered.

The conquest would only increase human influence across the galaxy, however. Fledgling nations in the core saw a huge population boost as human refugees entered. By the time the Un'oit's conquest made it to the core, core nations were well-prepared. The Vaplein Republic, being the largest of the core nations, beared the brunt of the defensive costs. Ten thousand years after the War, a new normal emerged. Human civilization formed into a feudal one. Ancient core worlds (colonized since before the collapse of the Yohjan Confederacy) acted as the center of kingdoms, while uncolonized lands became home to warlords. The Un'oit eventually stalled halfway into human territory as they met heavy resistance from more well-established worlds.

The most important effect of the Un'oit Ascension was not its reinforcement of monarchy as the dominant power structure in Via Lacrimosa, but its bolstering of the Neo-Terran movement. Reactionaries, dismayed at the fall of most of humanity to the Un'oit, joined the Neo-Terrans in large number, rallying behind their leader, Hal Drusus II. Hal Drusus II was a powerful user of Thaumaturgy, a being known as a Magi. He had gathered most of the human magi in the galaxy and had been using them to commit acts of terror within the Collective. Once reaching enough members, however, Drusus changed focused to Florenta.

The end of the Un'oit Ascension era was the reemergence of the Florenta as the great power in the galaxy. Hal Drusus II, his army of Magi, and one of the most advanced fleets in the galaxy had the goal of killing the Prophet-King of Florenta, Molonov. Drusus would end up killing the prophet, plunging Florenta into chaos. Several centuries later, in 14,007 CE, it reemerged as Empyros, a fascist theocracy. In 16,012 CE, Empyros destroyed most of the Neo-Terrans, causing them to flee into uninhabited space. What followed was a period of rapid expansion by Empyros, ending the Un'oit Ascension era.

The Great Empyreal Crusade

Main Article: The Great Empyreal Crusade

By 18,991 CE, Empyros was a thoroughly different nation from its past. Molonov only believed in peaceful expansion, while this new nation expanded by any means necessary. They also interpreted Molonov's writings far differently from the modern interpretation. They began to believe that the end of the universe was imminent, forcing them to destroy as many nonbelievers as possible to make way for the "New Universe." Having seized most of the Yohjan Confederacy's military assets, Empyros was the premier military power of the galaxy.

This dangerous belief combined with the military power of one of the greatest empires in history allowed for what is know called the Great Empyreal Crusade. Starting in 18,991 CE, Empyros' expansion quickly overtook neighboring nations. They were not interested in mere conquest, but genocide. Those they did not kill were brainwashed to be used as soldiers on the front lines.

The first half of the Crusade saw nation after nation fall to the far more organized Empyreal armies overwhelmed most nations. Their old enemy, the Neo-Terrans, had mounted a somewhat effective counter-attack in Martial Space, their new home-region. Besides this and the meek support from the Commonwealth of United Economic Nations in the Aylothn galaxy, there was hardly any effective resistance until 20,000 CE. That year, most of the human nations in and around the galaxy began creating an alliance, simply called "The Allies against Empyros." They formed robust diplomatic systems to counter the Florentan threat.

Next year, the Un'oit nations and the Atlin nations, all of which were also attacked by Empyros, joined the alliance. While at first, the species were hesitant to work with each other, mounting Empyreal victories quickly changed their minds. Empyros continued to exert its influence across the galaxy, causing the Anarian Fever Crisis as well as the formation of the Neo-Terran Co-prosperity Sphere.

Galactic Geography

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The physical map of Via Lacrimosa

Arms

Via Lacrimosa has two major arms, the Anthrov Arm and the Svartálfar Arm. The name of the Anthrov Arm is derived from the ancient Yohjan Word meaning "human" due to it being the arm where the majority of humanity lives to this day. The Svartálfar Arm is named for a mytho-historical race of beings coming from a fairly widely held human mythology. The arms have other names; however, the human names have become far more common in official documents and maps.

There exist two sub-arms as well, the Chiai Sub-Arm and the Minami Sub-Arm. The meaning of these names are unclear, however, they likely come from the ancient Atlin words for the regions "Khai" and "Mimae." These regions are distinct as there exists regions of low stellar density between them and the rest of the arms.

Astrophysical Regions

The Core

The core is the most populous and most productive region of the galaxy. Out of all the regions, the core has the largest population and highest population density. It is controlled by the nation of Sagittarium. The core contains the central black hole known as Nocturne. Nocturne supplies the plurality of the energy in the core, with most of the rest generated by the massive stars common in the core.

Fortune's Ring

Surrounding the core is a region known as "Fortune's Ring," a region of space less dense than the core but not a part of any arm. Fortune's Ring is heavily influenced by Sagittarium. Despite this influence, the region is home to dozens of small nations all vying for dominance. These smaller nations are mostly leftover monarchies from the galaxy's more monarchical days. The rest are a myriad of experimental and unique forms of governance rarely seen elsewhere.

The Expanses

In between the two arms exist two regions of relatively empty space called the "Leer" and "Resplendent" expanses. The names of the expanses come from Erstes Konsortium's name of the region which roughly means "empty." The Resplendent Expanse comes from The Ravis word for the region that, when translated, means "Resplendence." The regions have a far lower density than the arms, lending to a lower population.

The Circuit of the Gods

The final region is known as the "Circuit of the Gods." This region is a circular region immediately outside of the galaxy with few stars. Its name also comes from a legend among the crews of military vessels in the region during the War of the Final Transition. Large numbers of reports of "god-like beings" residing in the region began appearing, hence the name. Later scans and reports give no indication that such beings existed. To this day, a large number of inhabitants of the galaxy believe the region to be the home of the legendary beings. Instead of literal gods per se, there are beings in the region known as The Ekrosian Guardians that spontaneously form from gas and other materials within the region. While dangerous when provoked, they are mostly inert.

Political Regions

Martial Space

Martial Space is the region of space that was ruled by a nation known as the Neo-Terran Co-prosperity Sphere. This expansive nation established monarchies in much of the nations in this region. Most of the Martial States have become a part of the Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony; however, there still exist several that retain independence. Martial Space, despite having a large number of species, are mostly inhabited by species very similar in appearance to humans. It is called "Martial Space" due to the name of the first emperor of the Sphere, Hal Drusus II, who was commonly known as "Mars."

Verpletter

Verpletter (coming from the Erstes word meaning "broken"), is a region of space that is filled with a large number of small states with varying ideologies. Located largely in the Fortune's Ring region, Verpletter is a valuable region filled with many large stars and abundant resources. The region had only been united once, during the early 80,000s CE, before being cut off from their colonizers. By the time contact was reestablished, the region fell into a state of chaos. Foreign powers could do little to restore order to the region.

Nearby Galaxies

While the Ejeunor Galaxy is the closest galaxy to Via Lacrimosa, there exist other major galaxies near it. Ventemir is the next closest galaxy followed by Ouranir. These two galaxies are visible in the night skies of most planets in Via Lacrimosa due to their sheer size and proximity. The most remote satellite is Florescence. The nearest major galaxy is Aylothn, one also visible in the night sky of most worlds. Aylothn is over twice the size of Via Lacrimosa.

Political Map

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Native Species

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Species Name
Humans
Vexlores
Dotsk
Native Planet
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PlanetIcon.png Eithlinn PlanetIcon.png
Population Percentage
~10.7 Percent
~10.1 Percent
~9.7 Percent
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Species Name
Humeiga
Gainge
Molkor
Native Planet
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Population Percentage
~9.1 Percent
~8.9 Percent
~5.4 Percent
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Species Name
Ror Units
Un'Oit
Native Planet
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Population Percentage
~3.3 Percent
~2.7 Percent

Civilizations

The UFSS


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3.008 Thalsiedeln Humans The United Federation of Star systems is one of the most influential nations in the galaxy.

The United Federation of Star Systems is currently the largest nation, in terms of energy consumption, in Via Lacrimosa. While other nations are slowly catching up in terms of power, The UFSS remains firmly in the lead. It formed out of reforms to the Erstes Konsortium.


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3.088 Scipio Humans, Vexlores, Naidarans, Gainge, Farlas, Demi-Vexlores The Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony is the largest nation within Via Lacrimosa as well as the most influential. Its monarchical system has been spread to many of the nations in the galaxy.

The Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony (NTIH) is a large magocratic monarchy and one of the Martial States. It has influence over some 30 billion stars, a full third of the available stars within Via Lacrimosa. The NTIH is considered by many to be a , making it only the second of the Martial States to become one. It was formed in 97,821 CE, making it one of the youngest nations to have the status of superpower. At one point, the nation controlled the majority of the population of the galaxy and, at a later point, had influence far outside of Via Lacrimosa in galaxies such as Ventemir.

Regnum Aureiga


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3.003 Aureiga Humeiga Regnum Aureiga has the third highest population and fifth highest economic output of any civilization in Via Lacrimosa

Regnum Aureiga is a large great power that, unlike most in Via Lacrimosa, is a oligarchy that does not even claim to be democratic. It is an ancient civilization formed well before most others in the galaxy in about 18,000 BCE. As one of the oldest civilizations in the galaxy, its historical records have been an invaluable source of information for history before the modern era. The Fusion of Crowns


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2.982 Parona Kshi, Humans, Vlanoans, Un'oit The Fusion of crowns is a Federal Monarchy ruled by one dynasty over 12 lesser monarchs. These monarchs rule 12 kingdoms, operate 12 distinct militaries, and most even have their own currencies.

The Fusion of Crowns is a Federal Monarchy and one of the Martial States. Its main inhabitants are an artificial android race known as the Kshi. The other inhabitants with representation in the 12 monarchies are Humans, Vlanoans, and Un'oit. Other species residing in the Fusion of Crowns, of which there are many, do not have any representation. There is no parliament nor constitution, making the only checks on the power of the crowns competition with other nations and each other. Even so, the Fusion of Crowns scores high on development indexes due to their association with a constitutional monarchy, the State of Tenshi.

For most of its history, the Fusion of Crowns had been a loose association of duchies, only banding together when an outside threat forced them to. They first united under a single dynasty in order to compete with the Dominium of United Duchies that neighbored them during the 60,000s CE. They remained united only due to pressures from the peasant class that demanded unity and, therefore, peace. Additionally, the Fusion of Crowns was far richer united than divided.

Alkan Intendancy


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2.908 (in total) D'Naevium Ror units, Humans, Vexlores, Atlins, Ravis, Thalians The Alkan Intendancy is a large polity made up of thousands of small kingdoms, republics, and other states

The Alkan Intendancy is an association of a large number of states located on the borders of Regnum Aureiga. It has one king who rules over thousands of lesser kings, dukes, presidents, bishops, prime ministers, intendants, and other politicians who, in turn, rule smaller nations. The Alkan Intendancy is not a singular state, but an association of many states slightly analogous to a Confederation. It is very unstable and most of its states are a remnant of the more feudal period of the galaxy's history.

Kal Federation


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2.912 Onaud Vlanoans The Kal Federation is a relatively small nation far from the core. It is not very dense.

The Kal Federation is a large civilization within Via Lacrimosa. Being so far from the core, the nation is very spread out. It relies heavily on its hyperlane network to transfer supplies across its length. The Vlanoans, descended from a Via Lacrimosan species called the Svaltálfar, are the last remnants of the Svaltálfar civilization. They have a monarchist system of governance, inspired by its neighbors in the galaxy; however, the Federation operates far more like a republic than a monarchy. The monarch is elected by popular vote and has to answer to a house of lords. These titles are remnants of a truly feudal age. The monarch is essentially a president and the house of lords is more analogous to a house of representatives.

Kristallaus


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~2.8 [None] Kristalls Kristallaus is a region of space, not technically a nation, as it managed to create a successful anarchist society. Much like its neighbors, there is a monarchy (explained below).

Kristallaus is a very unique nation for not only having implemented anarchy, but having a very unique way of maintaining it. There is no government in Kristallaus; however, there is governance. Rules do not come from the top but from the bottom. Individuals live in small-scale communes and collectively decide how to manage their commune. The people can choose to have larger meetings to discuss larger-scale issues; however, this gets difficult across interstellar distances. As such, the region remains incredibly vulnerable to more organized forces in the region.

Counteracting this natural weakness, a being known as Solomon of Kristadt defends the region from outside forces. This being, which is likely an artificial intelligence, is technically a king. The king has no official power nor sits atop a hierarchy; however, Solomon is referred to as "king" all the same. In addition to defending Kristallaus from outside threats, Solomon uses their fleet to maintain the system. Setting up any form of hierarchy in Kristallaus is futile.

Rendell


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2.727 Ekros Humans, Thalians, Ekrosians Rendell is still technically a part of Sagittarium, but is officially its own nation.

Rendell is an electocratic democracy located in Via Lacrimosa. The nation was founded in 31,794 CE as a satellite state of Sagittarium. It gained partial independence when Sagittarium democratized and joined in 41,184 CE. It borders the Martial States despite not being one itself. It has a fairly modest size and population compared to nearby nations, but it has taken great care to live up to its original colonizer. Rendell has a large military in part due to generous funding it receives from Sagittarium and in part due to the fallout of the War of the Ancients. Rendell was hit hard during the conflict, so much so that the population has still not reached pre-war levels. The native Ekrosians only have a population in the trillions. Compared to the over one quintillion humans within the nation, they are practically endangered.

Rendell, embracing its colonizer's culture, places great emphasis on its central black hole. They care so much about it that almost every inhabited world orbits within one lightyear of the body. The Ekrosian home world, Ekros, was moved to orbit it. Their technology regarding the colonization and utilization of black holes comes directly from Sagittarium, giving them one of the most developed black holes in Via Lacrimosa.

Timeline

This timeline includes events in Via Lacrimosa and its satellites.

Before Common Era

13.51 Billion BCE

Via Lacrimosa forms
Nocturne forms
12.49 Billion BCE
A collision between Via Lacrimosa and a large satellite causes it to become a spiral galaxy while also creating the galactic halo.
12.1 Billion BCE
Via Lacrimosa has gained all of its modern satellites by this point. The youngest one, Florescence, forms around this time.
4.9 Billion BCE
A hypothesizes civilization, known as the "Alkan First Civilization" forms. They are thought to have created the life on the planet D'Naevium
1.1 Billion BCE
The First Civilization rises and falls.
1,200,000 BCE
Mahou first emerges, it quickly takes over its home planet of Callithyia. It is the oldest still-living being in the galaxy.
~1 million BCE
The Un'oit evolve, likely on Torlak.
Modern Farlas are first created by Mahou.
970,120 BCE
Mahou begins expanding outside of its home system, becoming the first interstellar civilization in the galaxy.
900,112 BCE
Mahou collapses into civil war as it splits into numerous different consciousnesses. It loses much of its territorial gains.
~540,000 BCE
The Svartálfar first colonize large parts of the galaxy.
450,000 BCE
The Dotsk evolve on Eithlinn.
~311,000 BCE
An ethnic minority of the Svartálfar, called "The Myrkálfar," split off from the Svartálfan nation.
300,000 BCE
Humans evolve on Aegyn.
290,000 BCE
The Vexlores evolve on Err.
~210,000 BCE
The Myrkálfar evolve into the modern day Vlanoan species.
174,888 BCE
Mahou's civil war finally stops.
99,871 BCE
The Triumvirate Civilization is established in the Ventemir Galaxy by The Administrator, Legio, and Molonov.
82,848 BCE
The Triumvirate, using wormholes of its own creation, clandestinely gains control over the galaxy Florescence.
74,841 BCE
The traditional date of the formation of Fuukanism by the prophet Molonov.
61,814 BCE
The Sedrua-Triumvirate War begins.
59,700 BCE
Sedrua loses much of its influence to the Triumvirate after it loses the Sedrua-Triumvirate War.
44,129 BCE
The Triumvirate contacts and uplifts the Vexlores.
The Triumvirate creates a non-aggression pact with Mahou.
The Triumvirate begins construction of the Demiurge settlement and creates the Gainge species to populate it.
35,000 BCE
A handful of Naidarans manage to find refuge on a life-bearing world in the galaxy. They represent the last remaining members of their species.
~ 19,950 BCE
A wormhole created by Triumvirate link the Melyos System and Aegyn.
Humeiga is saved.
18,444 BCE
The Triumvirate finishes construction of the Demiurge settlement.
18,298 BCE
Foundation of Regnum Aureiga, by the Humeiga on Aureiga.
16,781 BCE
The Triumvirate unites the Ror Units for the first time in recorded history.
15,362 BCE
First contact by Humeiga with Humans and Triumvirate: A treaty is signed between there.
15,100 BCE
The Triumvirate begins construction on Holo's Ring.
15,089 BCE
Tensions between the Triumvirate and its subjects causes it to reform into a Federation.
The Yohjan Confederacy, Florenta, Interstellar Systems of Ysau, The Lowuks Entente, and Dotskgard form as autonomous states.
The Triumvirate federal government still controls most of the galaxy.
12,744 BCE
The Administrator seizes control of much of the Triumvirate federal territory, the other two leaders do not seem to care.
10,400 BCE
The Administrator finishes construction on Holo's Ring, causing the Vexlores to remain loyal to The Triumvirate.
7,000 BCE
Around this time, the Yohjan Confederacy becomes a great power, soon it is followed by Florenta and Lowuks Entente.
6,710 BCE
The Local Axis forms as an alliance between Florenta and Lowuks Entente against the Confederacy.
1,301 BCE
The Yohjan Confederacy begins an invasion of Un'oit-controlled space.
1,300 BCE
The Un'oit Collective forms in response to the invasion.
1,285 BCE
The War of the Final Transition when a Yohjan Fleet began firing on Florentan ships.
Regnum Aureiga is one of the few nations to join the war on the side of the Yohjan Confederacy.
1,237 BCE
The Yohjan advance stalls as the war becomes a period of total war for both sides.
763 BCE
The Triumvirate federal government finally intervenes in the war.
719 BCE
Claes Dynamics creates Beatrix to help the YoC win the war against the Triumvirate.
712 BCE
Interstellar Systems of Ysau falls to Triumvirate forces.
550 BCE
The war once again becomes a stalemate.
189 BCE
The Neo-Terran movement begins.

Common Era

0 CE
The Yohjan Confederacy falls in an event known as the Split of the Yohjan Confederacy.
Regnum Aureiga pulls out of the war with minimal penalty.
Molonov flees to Florenta where he ascends to the throne as "Prophet-king."
The Administrator goes into hiding.
Legio remains in Martial Space, controlling the last vestiges of Triumvirate federal territory.
Beatrix's Wake begins.
4 CE
The Erstes Konsortium is officially founded as a Kingdom with its capital on Thalsiedeln.
120 CE
Around this time, Omnite as a movement comes to be.
210 CE
The War of the Final Transition ends with the collapse of the Triumvirate federal government.
Florenta remains as the only Great Power standing in the galaxy, albeit badly damaged.
The Vexlores first form Rune-Err and seize large amounts of the Triumvirate's remaining territory, greatly shrinking it. The last remnants of the civilization go into hiding across the galaxy.
588 CE
Dotskgard enters a bloody civil war as nationalists attempt to take power from the technocratic government.
1,009 CE
The Lowuks Entente collapses in a similar fashion to the Yohjan Confederacy.
2,304 CE
Senku Takanashi I, Rui Sakagami, Erich Serebryakov, and Luka Claes IV establish the Tenshin Ministry by combining their various assets.
The Tenshin Ministry becomes an official nation called the State of Tenshi.
7,141 CE
Florenta reorganizes itself into a Confederation with equal representation for colonists in Via Lacrimosa.
9,007 CE
Rune-Err become a Great Power, capable of influence on the scale of the entire galaxy.
9,899 CE
The Un'oit Ascension begins.
10,812 CE
The Neo-Terrans create the Kshi.
11,711 CE
Vaplein Republic forms.
12,712 CE
The Erstes Konsortium begins a brief stint under the control of Un'oit Nobility after being conquered.
12,988 CE
The Erstes Konsortium rebels and reinstates the surviving members of the human nobility.
13,684 CE
The Neo-Terrans manage to kill the prophet Molonov, plunging Florenta into a period of internal strife.
14,007 CE
Florenta reforms into Empyros, a fascist theocracy.
14,571 CE
The descendants of the first Naidarans in the galaxy form an interstellar civilization called Naidaro.
15,102 CE
The State of Tenshi begins an invasion into the Ventemir Galaxy.
16,012 CE
Empyros routes the Neo-Terrans, causing them to flee human space.
16,987 CE
The Neo-Terrans form a Junta state under the rule of Hal Drusus II on the distant planet of Scipio.
17,809 CE
The Blessing of Mars forms upon the death of Hal Drusus II. Hal Drusus III becomes the next Supreme Commander of the Neo-Terrans.
18,991 CE
The Great Empyreal Crusade begins as Empyros invades all of Via Lacrimosa. They use large numbers of seized Yohjan and Triumvirate military assets which even by this point rivalled the technology of other nations.
19,000 CE
Around this time, the nations of the galaxy begin cooperating and the chaos from since the fall of the Yohjan Confederacy ends.
19,180 CE
Dotskgard falls into another bloody civil war.
19,927 CE
The Anarian Fever Crisis begins on Anar.
20,001 CE
Dotskgard's civil war ends as it emerges as a democracy.
20,167 CE
The Abeona Initiative concludes with large numbers of humans leaving Via Lacrimosa to colonize the Lewis Galaxy.
20,310 CE
Itsuki Takanashi founds Takanashi Antimatter.
20,904 CE
Empyros falls and the Great Empyreal Crusade ends. It is divided into Ravi-Anthrovia, Empyreal Lacrimosa, and Blumeheim.
The galaxy remains united as the first genuine international community forms.
With support from the Vaplein Republic, the modern state of Drusidia forms under Jayvyn Drusus, Hal II's grandson.
21,387 CE
The people of the Yggdrasil Nebula, under Freyja Zhang, form the nation of Vanaheimr.
21,677 CE
Klein Vay leads a coup against the Vaplein Republic, creating Sagittarium.
21,691 CE
Tenshi gains complete control over the Ventemir Galaxy.
22,006 CE
Erstes Konsortium, under Kaiser Isla II, easily conquers the Ouranir Galaxy during the First War of Ouranir.
22,771 CE
With support from Sagittarium, Drusidia begins purging remaining Triumvirate forces in Via Lacrimosa.
23,333 CE
The last vestiges of the Triumvirate are destroyed.
The Gainge are incorporated into Drusidia and reorganized as a semi-autonomous territory called Amme.
23,777 CE
Dotskgard begins construction on Mili.
24,180 CE
Pyotr Drusus I becomes the emperor, he begins the process of the Neo-Terran incorporation and recognition of other species.
25,009 CE
The Erstes Konsortium becomes a constitutional monarchy known as the United Federation of Star Systems.

The modern organization known as the Erstes Konsortium forms.

25,184 CE
Drusidia recognizes the Naidarans as a "human species" just like the Gainge, allowing them to be incorporated into Drusidia.
27,945 CE
Drusidia, Rune-Err, and Mahou unite under one banner into the "Neo-Terran Co-prosperity Sphere."
29,001 CE
The Sphere collapses due to infighting as the latest emperor attempts taking territory in Via Lacrimosa. The Sphere received heavy resistance from natives of the galaxy as well as sanctions from virtually every nation in that galaxy, causing it to collapse.
29,005 CE
Many of the modern duchies form, not changing their names to kingdoms out of respect for tradition. This includes Kristallaus and the Fusion of Crowns.
30,108 CE
The Treaty of Albedo is signed by the United Federation of Star Systems and Vanaheimr, forming the Confederacy of Borealis.
30,801 CE
Regnum Aureiga become an associate state of Confederacy of Borealis.
31,434 CE
Klein Vay dies, causing a succession crisis in Sagittarium.
31,511 CE
The Ekrosian Crusade begins, causing large numbers of The Ekrosian Guardians to move towards Via Lacrimosa's core, causing great damages on their path to the core.
31,580 CE
Felix Abedayo takes power in Sagittarium, brilliantly commanding his troops to defeat the Ekrosian Guardians.
34,122 CE
Drusidia attempts to invade nations in the Fusion of Crowns.
34,207 CE
The invasion ends in an armistice, Drusidia gains territory from the nation but fails to conquer it.
35,009 CE
Dotskgard joins the Confederacy of Borealis.
35,184 CE
Blumeheim, Ravi-Anthrovia, and Empyreal Lacrimosa join the Confederacy of Borealis.
35,818 CE
Naidaro reforms itself into a constitutional monarchy following intense protest by civilians.
The other duchies immediately declare war on Naidaro.
35,820 CE
Naidaro falls, demoralizing democratic movements among the duchies.
41,000 CE
Despite lobbying by the other duchies, Kristallaus adopts an anarchist government.
41,001 CE
Solomon of Kristadt emerges, leading the collection of ancient ships known as Solomon's Fleet. Solomon and volunteer militias drive back the duchies.
Solomon of Kristadt begins preventing any government from reforming in Kristallaus, maintaining its current state of anarchism.
41,057 CE
Reforms in Sagittarium make it into a democracy, allowing it to join the Confederacy of Borealis.
54,045 CE
AI rights activists are violently repressed by governments across the galaxy.
54,062 CE
Representatives in the Confederate government are permanently banned from the galaxy if they are robotic or artificial.
Due to Sagittarium's large android population, it threatens to leave the Confederacy, causing it to reverse the decision.
59,715 CE
Drusidia and Rune-Err enter a bloody conflict.
59,809 CE
The Emperor of Rune-Err, Nicodemus IV, and the Archon of the State of Tenshi, Meiko Takanashi III, marry, creating a military alliance between these two nations. The alliance creates a nation known as "Tenshi-Err."
60,134 CE
After experiencing a total defeat, Drusidia surrenders to Tenshi-Err.
Tenshi-Err unites with Drusidia into the Dominium of United Duchies which also extends into a portion of Via Lacrimosa and all of the Ventemir Galaxy.
Mahou, Naidaro, and Amme are also incorporated.
61,238 CE
The Demi-Vexlores, as a species, are created as a combination of Human and Vexlore genetic material.
63,001 CE
The Dominium becomes a superpower rivalling even the Confederacy of Borealis in terms of economic potential.
63,101 CE
Prince Jeroboam is born. The Blessing of Mars immediately decides that he will be the next Emperor.
63,131 CE
Without warning, Jeroboam uses his great power to begin destroying various military bases throughout Via Lacrimosa.
63,132 CE
Emperor Nicodemus IV personally ventures to his location to kill Jeroboam.
Despite being a gifted Thaumaturgist, Nicodemus is unable to kill Jeroboam.
Nicodemus flees to the capital world and orders Jeroboam to be hunted by the military.
63,144 CE
Jeroboam makes it the capital world, Err, and, overpowering local military assets, kills Emperor Nicodemus.
Several months after, Jeroboam tracks down and kills Meiko Takanashi III, the archon of Tenshi.
Jeroboam kills most of the advisors as well as the children of Nicodemus and Meiko.
63,145 CE
A strike force sent by the Confederacy of Borealis fails to kill or even debilitate Jeroboam.
Jeroboam flees Via Lacrimosa to somewhere in intergalactic space, leaving the Dominium in chaos.
63,146 CE
A strike force from the Empire of Mankind fails to kill Jeroboam.
63,147 CE
Gen IX, a distant relative of Meiko III, claims the throne of the Dominium; however, few recognize this as legitimate.
In the same year, Drusidia declares independence as the Blessing of Mars chose a new emperor.
Vexlorian territory begins destabilizing as the government loses its means to keep order.
63,148 CE
Other species declare independence shortly thereafter, leaving the Dominium as a mere shell of itself.
63,150 CE
Gen IX dissolves the Dominium as it soon becomes apparent that governing Vexlorian space would prove impossible.
63,151 CE
As Vexlores flee Vexlorian space in large number, they begin integrating into nearby nations such as Tenshi, Drusidia, Amme, and the Confederacy of Borealis.
65,000s CE
Demi-Vexlores become more widespread as Human-Vexlore couples become more common.
70,001 CE
The Ror Units, among other species, rebel against the Un'oit Collective.
The Rorran Intendancy Forms out of thousands of small states in the region of space it controls.
70,506 CE
Vexlorian space finally reunites under Rune-Err under a distant relative of Nicodemus IV.
88,073 CE
The War of the Ancients begins with an invasion by the Quintet Puontari Federation into Via Lacrimosa, provoked by the UFSS.
88,074 CE
The Celestial Plague is released into Via Lacrimosa, causing a great number of deaths and stalling the Confederate counter-attack.
88,116 CE
To counter POLIKY, the Confederacy creates an alliance with the artificial intelligence Claudia.
88,248 CE
Drusidia and Amme declare war on the Quintet Puontari Federation.
88,790 CE
Jezebel II ascends to the Drusidian throne.
88,791 CE
Vignette is completed.
88,905 CE
The War of the Ancients ends, Via Lacrimosa is relatively unscathed.
88,906 CE
Drusidia begins generously aiding the Confederacy in its reconstruction efforts.
88,173 CE
Due to extensive damage by the Celestial Plague, the Un'oit Collective joins the Confederacy.
88,289 CE
The Confederate Government authorizes the usage of the ERS Moon Signal, TRS Last Waltz, and the TRS Night Running.
88,805 CE
The War of the Ancients draws to a close in a ceasefire agreement.
The QPF withdraws troops from the galaxy as it becomes abundantly clear that their invasion will not work.
88,806 CE
The Confederacy begins a reconstruction program heavily dependent on foreign aid from neighboring powers, notably the Duchy of Drusidia.
The State of Tenshi finally joins the Confederacy after being an associate state for most of its history.
88,996 CE
The Tenshin Dispute, causing the Sakagami House to break off from the State of Tenshi, taking a large portion of the Ventemir Galaxy with it.
The Sakagamis form the Entente of Ventemir.
89,512 CE
Drusidia forces Sagittarium to become a more Anthopocentric society in what is known as the Lacrimosan Era.
Sagittarium's ancient authoritarian tendencies return full force as they begin cracking down on non-human activity within its borders. Large numbers of immigrants flow in from Drusidia and the surrounding nations, further expediting this issue.
89,787 CE
Drusidia begins interfering in Confederate elections. These plans fail and the Confederacy, despite needing as much help as they can get, put harsh sanctions on Drusidia.
89,977 CE
Government researchers create the first Law Stabilization Device, a device capable of negating many anomalous phenomena.
90,804 CE
Jezebel's War begins with several Drusidian Magi Divisions entering Via Lacrimosa.
91,001 CE
Jezebel's War ends at the death of the Drusidian Empress at the time, Jezebel II.
The Confederacy occupies Sagittarium and reforms the government.
The Kal Federation forms.
96,490 CE
SICTIRIAD technology starts becoming widespread within Via Lacrimosa.
97,821 CE
The Second Treaty of Hiroseh goes into effect, creating the modern Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony.
99,998 CE
The planet Tloinin begins broadcasting its loud signals, worrying many government officials.
Large numbers of what were believed to be defunct factories in the galaxy begin creating large numbers of ships capable of war. These ships began moving towards the Ventemir Galaxy.
Legio, one of the Legions, claims responsibility.
100,000 CE
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Satellite Galaxies

Satellite Galaxies,
Image Galaxy Name Native Species Important Planets Number of Stars
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Ouranir Galaxy Ysi Moúdhroneos 11 Billion
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Ventemir Galaxy Orcubor, Legionnaires, Atlins Lowa, Veritas, Ayomi, Gohbrin 1.5 Billion
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Cerise Galaxy [WIP] [WIP] 750 Million
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Florescence The Ravis, Llæns Alphos 41 Million
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Ejeunor Galaxy Shevins Eydafrei ~380 Million

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