The Via Sagittaria Galaxy, 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 the second-largest galaxy within the Aylothn-Sagittaria Group as well as the main galaxy in the Sagittarian Sub-group. The nearest galaxy to Via Sagittaria is the Ejeunor Galaxy, a small satellite of Via Sagittaria. 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, Occult Galaxy, and Flower Galaxy.

Names

The name "Via Sagittaria" comes from a mispronunciation of the Yohjan name for the galaxy "Wia Sagitta." "Wia" 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 "Wia 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.

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 star cluster Kanadett. 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. In 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." Sedrua slowly began shedding territory in the galaxy. First, The Diunity broke off from Sedrua and formed their own independent state in 166,733 BCE. They were closely followed by the Triumvirate Civilization, falling away in 99,871 BCE. Over the next few thousand years, Sedrua continued losing influence to the Triumvirate. By the late 80,000's BCE, they lost all influence in the satellites, allowing for a large portion of their influence to disappear in the main galaxy itself. In about 50,000 BCE, they had lost any influence they had in the galaxy.

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 far into the known universe, at their peak controlling a large portion of the Telusian Group in addition to the Sheol Galaxy. 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 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 Sedrua despite their low influence. 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 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 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.

Galactic Geography

The physical map of Via Sagittaria


Arms

Regions

Civilizations

Timeline

13.51 Billion BCE: -Via Sagittaria forms

-Nocturne 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.
450,000 BCE: -The Dotsk evolve on Eithlinn
300,000 BCE: -Humans evolve on Aegyn.
168,370 BCE: -Sedrua first expands into Via Sagittaria.
166,733 BCE: -The Molkor and Ror Units create The Diunity and break away from Sedrua.
99,871 BCE: -The Triumvirate Civilization is established in the Ventemir Galaxy.
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.
59,700 BCE: -Sedrua loses its influence in the satellites of Via Sagittaria.
50,406 BCE: -A period of regression and strife causes Sedrua to lose most of its holdings in Via Sagittaria itself.
~ 19,950 BCE: -A wormhole create by Sedrua link the Melyos System and Helyar System. 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.
15,362 BCE: -First contact by Humeiga with Humans and Triumvirate: A treaty is signed between there.
15,089 BCE:
-A dispute amongst the leaders of The Triumvirate causes it to lose large amounts of territory.


-The Yohjan Confederacy forms.

-The Empyrean forms.

-The Lowuks Entente forms.

-Dotskgard forms.

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.
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 Diunity of Fornax begins sending funds and weapons to members of the Local Axis to help defeat the Yohjan Confederacy.


-The Interstellar Systems of Ysau falls to Triumvirate forces.

550 BCE: -The war once again becomes a stalemate.
0 CE: -The Yohjan Confederacy falls in an event known as the Split of the Yohjan Confederacy.

-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'
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.
10,985 CE: -The original Neo-Terrans flee Via Sagittaria to the Sheol Galaxy.
11,711 CE: -The Vaplein Republic forms.
15,102 CE: -The State of Tenshi begins an invasion into the Ventemir Galaxy.
19,180 CE: -Dotskgard falls into a bloody civil war.
19,927 CE: -The Anarian Fever Crisis begins on Anar.
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.
20,387 CE: -The people of the Yggdrasil Nebula, under Freyja Zhang, form the nation of Vanaheimr.
20,677 CE: -Klein Vay leads a coup against the Vaplein Republic, creating Sagittarium.
20,691 CE: -Tenshi gains complete control over the Ventemir Galaxy.
21,833 CE: -Due to actions taken by Sagittarium, the galaxy becomes far less chaotic.
22,006 CE: -The Erstes Konsortium, under Kaiser Isla II, easily conquers the Ouranir Galaxy during the First War of Ouranir.
22,904 CE: -The Diunity splits fairly amicably to form the Rorran Intendancy and Molkoryo.
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, Vanaheimr, and Molkoryo forming the Confederacy of Borealis.
30,801 CE: -Regnum Aureiga become a associated nation of Confederacy of Borealis.
31,812 CE: -The Rorran Intendancy joins the 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 joins the Confederacy of Borealis.
41,057 CE: -Reforms in Sagittarium make it into a democracy, allowing it to join the Confederacy of Borealis.
88,073 CE: -The War of the Ancients begins with an invasion by the Quintet Puontari Federations 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 Battle of Ego'is occurs, marking the first time an artifact from the Triumvirate was used.

-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.
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 Occult 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.

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.

95,000 CE: -The galactic economy begins recovering as trade with nations from the Sheol and Lewis Galaxies ramps up.
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

Satellite Galaxies

Satellite Galaxies,
Image Galaxy Name Native Species Important Planets Number of Stars
Scr00031.jpg Ouranir Galaxy Ysi Moúdhroneos 11 Billion
SML.png Ventemir Galaxy Orcubor, Legionnaires, Atlins Lowa, Veritas, Ayomi, Ushio, Gohbrin 1.5 Billion
Duoscr00057.jpg Florescence The Ravis, Llæns Alphos 41 Million
Sag dSph.jpg Ejeunor Galaxy Shevins Eydafrei ~380 Million


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