Via Sagittaria, 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 Sagittarian Sub-group. The nearest galaxy to Via Sagittaria is the Ejeunor Galaxy, a small dwarf satellite. Stars are considered to be a part of Via Sagittaria so long as they are located within 60,000 lightyears of Nocturne, Via Sagittaria's central black hole.
Politically, Via Sagittaria 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 Sagittaria 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 Sagittaria. Major civilizations such as The Lewis Nations and the Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony can both trace their origin directly to Via Sagittaria.
A large number of events contributed to the modern astropolitcal setting of Via Sagittaria, 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 Sagittaria galaxy, a galaxy dominated by democracies with only a handful of undemocratic states having any level of prevalence. Since the Commonwealth's Eclipse, Via Sagittarian 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 the Aylothn Galaxy, Via Lacrimosa Galaxy, and Flower Galaxy.
The name "Via Sagittaria" comes from a mispronunciation of the Yohjan name for the galaxy "Via Sagitta." "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. Sagitta means arrow, 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 Sagittaria 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.
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 Sagittarian nations before it.
After several other civilizations that may have existed came Sedrua, a nation not of Via Sagittaria but of another galaxy named Suvaren. By about 168,000 BCE, Sedrua came to control the entirety of Via Sagittaria, leaving the vast majority of it under its control, save for the Un'oit who were deemed "not worth conquering." 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. The most important nation to break away was the Triumvirate Civilization, falling away in 99,871 BCE. Over the next few thousand years, Sedrua continued losing influence to the Triumvirate. Tensions would 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 Sagittaria. 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 Sagittaria but extended into all of its satellites. Their unquestioned reign ended in 15,089 BCE when interval division gripped the Triumvirate's leaders. All at once, they lost control over the majority of their subjects. Without the usual constant enforcement, which ended during this internal dispute, the subjugated species of the galaxy very rapidly formed interstellar civilizations of their own. The Yohjan Confederacy, The Proto-Empyrean, Dotskgard and the Lowuks Entente were the largest of such civilizations formed the from once-subjugated races.
Meanwhile, a civilization named Regnum Aureiga, in which the Humeiga lived, was saved by Triumvirate. 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. At first, these nations were largely isolated from each other, and, in many cases, were completely unaware of the existence of the others. It took until 12,000 BCE for these new nations to even know the others existed, however, by then, a large portion of them were already well beyond type 2.0. These emerging powers soon entered a period of competition. 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 nations in the galaxy became what is known as a Great Power, an organization capable of influence on a galactic scale. By this point, however, several of the nations 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 Proto-Empyrean 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. 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 the nations around it. It started with an attack on The Proto-Empyrean 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.
Via Sagittaria 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 legendary 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.
The core is the most populous and most productive region of the galaxy. 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. 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 final region is known as the "Circuit of the Gods." Few stars reside in this region and it is the least populated of any region in the galaxy. Its name also comes from a legend, this time from 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 turning up, hence the name.
While the Ejeunor Galaxy is the closest galaxy to Via Sagittaria, there exist other major galaxies near it. Ventemir is the next closest galaxy followed closest by Ouranir. These two galaxies are visible in the night skies of most planets in Via Sagittaria due to their sheer size and proximity. The most remote satellite is Florescence. The nearest major galaxy is the Via Lacrimosa Galaxy, one also visible in the night sky of most worlds. Via Lacrimosa has a forth of the mass of Via Sagittaria and is 657,000 light years from Via Sagittaria.
|Flag||Type||Capital World||Founding Species||Notes|
|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 Sagittaria. 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.
|Flag||Type||Capital World||Founding Species||Notes|
|3.001||Thalia||Humans, Thalians||This nation has the highest energy output of any in the galaxy, but they export a great deal of it, lowering the Kardashev score.|
Sagittarium is a rapidly emerging superpower within the center of Via Sagittaria set to overtake the UFSS as the premier galactic power within one thousand years. Currently, it is the undisputed number one military in the galaxy. It formed out of a military coup in the Vaplein Republic but has since become a republic itself.
|Flag||Type||Capital World||Founding Species||Notes|
|3.003||Aureiga||Humeiga||Regnum Aureiga has the third highest population and fifth highest economic output of any civilization in Via Sagittaria|
Regnum Aureiga is a large great power that, unlike most in Via Sagittaria, 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 0 CE.
|Flag||Type||Capital World||Founding Species||Notes|
|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 Sagittarium. It has one king who rules over thousands of lesser kings, dukes, presidents, bishops, prime ministers, intendants, and other politicians who, in tern, 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.
This timeline includes events in Via Sagittaria and its satellites.
|13.51 Billion BCE:||-Via Sagittaria forms
|12.49 Billion BCE:||-A collision between Via Sagittaria and a large satellite causes it to become a spiral galaxy while also creating the galactic halo.|
|12.1 Billion BCE:||-Via Sagittaria has gained all of its modern satellites by this point. The youngest one, Florescence, forms around this time.|
|1.1 Billion BCE:||-The First Civilization rises and falls.|
|~1 million BCE:||-The Un'oit likely evolve on Torlak.|
|450,000 BCE:||-The Dotsk evolve on Eithlinn|
|300,000 BCE:||-Humans evolve on Aegyn.|
|168,370 BCE:||-Sedrua first expands into Via Sagittaria.|
|99,871 BCE:||-The Triumvirate Civilization is established in the Ventemir Galaxy.|
|82,848 BCE:||-The Triumvirate, using wormholes of its own creation, clandestinely gains control over the galaxy Florescence.|
|81,104 BCE:||-The Administrator is created by the Triumvirate Civilization.|
|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 its influence in the satellites of Via Sagittaria to the Triumvirate after it loses the Sedrua-Triumvirate War.|
|~ 19,950 BCE:||-A wormhole create by Triumvirate link the Melyos System and Aegyn.
-Humeiga is saved.
|18,298 BCE:||-Foundation of Regnum Aureiga, by the Humeiga on Aureiga.|
|17,520 BCE:||-The Triumvirate becomes a Kardashev III civilization and have gained sovereignty over the entirety of the galaxy and beyond.|
|16,781 BCE:||-The Triumvirate unite 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.|
-A dispute amongst the leaders of The Triumvirate causes it to lose large amounts of territory.
|15,000 BCE:||-The Pax Sagittaria begins, a period marked by relatively little conflict.|
|9,051 BCE:||-The Administrator, as described by itself, "etches itself into space." What exactly this means is unknown.|
|7,000 BCE:||-Around this time, the Yohjan Confederacy becomes a great power, soon it is followed by The Empyrean and Lowuks Entente.|
|6,710 BCE:||-The Local Axis forms as an alliance between The Empyrean and Lowuks Entente.|
|1,301 BCE:||-The Yohjan Confederacy begins an invasion of Un'oit-controlled space.
-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 Empyreal 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 joins the War of the Final Transition, taking opportunity of the now-weakened great powers.|
|719 BCE:||-Claes Dynamics creates Beatrix to help the YoC win the war against the Triumvirate and its superintelligence, The Administrator.|
|712 BCE:||-The Interstellar Systems of Ysau falls to Triumvirate forces.|
|550 BCE:||-The war once again becomes a stalemate.|
|189 BCE:||-The Neo-Terran movement begins.|
|0 CE:||-The Yohjan Confederacy falls in an event known as the Split of the Yohjan Confederacy.
-Regnum Aureiga capitulates at the discovery that Humans started the war.
-Beatrix's Wake begins.
|4 CE:||-The Erstes Konsortium is officially founded as a Kingdom with its capital as Thalsiedeln.|
|120 CE:||-Around this time, Omnite as a movement comes to be.|
|210 CE:||-The War of the Final Transition ends with the death of Aeluer, one of the Legionnaires and the loss of almost all of the Triumvirate.
-The Empyrean remains as the only Great Power standing in the galaxy, albeit badly damaged.
|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:||-The Empyrean reorganizes itself into a Confederation with equal representation for colonists in Via Sagittaria.|
|10,812 CE:||-The Neo-Terrans create the Kshi.|
|11,711 CE:||-The Vaplein Republic forms.|
|13,684 CE:||-The Neo-Terrans manage to kill the prophet Molonov, plunging the Empyrean into a period of internal strife.|
|14,007 CE:||-The Empyrean revokes representation for its colonies and emerges as Empyros, a fascist theocracy.|
|15,102 CE:||-The State of Tenshi begins an invasion into the Ventemir Galaxy.|
|18,991 CE:||-The Great Empyreal Crusade begins as The newly reorganized Empyrean begins an invasion of every polity in both Via Sagittaria and 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 Sagittaria to colonize the Lewis Galaxy.|
|20,310 CE:||-Itsuki Takanashi founds Takanashi Antimatter.|
|20,904 CE:||-The Empyrean falls and the Great Empyreal Crusade ends. It is divided into Ravi-Anthrovia, Empyreal Sagittaria, and the modern Empyrean.
-The galaxy remains united as the first genuine international community forms.
|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.|
|23,777 CE:||-Dotskgard begins construction on Mili.|
|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.
|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 Sagittaria'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.|
|35,009 CE:||-Dotskgard joins the Confederacy of Borealis.|
|35,184 CE:||-The Empyrean, Ravi-Anthrovia, and Empyreal Sagittaria join the Confederacy of Borealis.|
|41,057 CE:||-Reforms in Sagittarium make it into a democracy, allowing it to join the Confederacy of Borealis.|
|50,000 CE:||-The Neo Pax Sagittaria beings, marking an era of relative peace compared to previous eras.|
|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.
|70,001 CE:||-The Rorran Intendancy Forms out of thousands of small states in the region of space it controls.|
|88,073 CE:||-The War of the Ancients begins with an invasion by the Quintet Puontari Federation into Via Sagittaria, provoked by the UFSS.|
|88,074 CE:||-The Celestial Plague is released into Via Sagittaria, causing a great number of deaths and stalling the Confederate counter-attack.|
|88,116 CE:||-To counter POLIKY, the Confederacy creates a copy of the original Beatrix to assist them.|
|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 fall and the Confederacy, despite needing as much help as they can get, put harsh sanctions on Drusidia.
-The Sagittarian government sides with 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 Sagittaria.|
|91,001 CE:||-Jezebel's War ends at the death of the empress at the time, Jezebel II.
-The Confederacy occupies Sagittarium and reforms the government.
|96,490 CE:||-SICTIRIAD technology starts becoming widespread within Via Sagittaria.|
|97,000 CE:||-Immigration from the Via Lacrimosa galaxy greatly ramps up as the two galaxies integrate their economies.|
|98,156||-The Confederacy begins a program to create mundane soldiers capable of standing up to Magi.|
|99,998 CE:||-The planet Tloinin begins broadcasting its loud signals, worrying many government officials.
-Large numbers of factories in the galaxy are hacked and begin creating large numbers of ships capable of war. These ships begin moving to the proximity of major worlds with what seems to be the intent of protecting them.
-Legio, one of the Legions, claims responsibility.
|100,000 CE:||-Current Year|
|Image||Galaxy Name||Native Species||Important Planets||Number of Stars|
|Ouranir Galaxy||Ysi||Moúdhroneos||11 Billion|
|Ventemir Galaxy||Orcubor, Legionnaires, Atlins||Lowa, Veritas, Ayomi, Gohbrin||1.5 Billion|
|Florescence||The Ravis, Llæns||Alphos||41 Million|
|Ejeunor Galaxy||Shevins||Eydafrei||~380 Million|