November 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm #3656
The Elthari Union (/’El-θ-æ-ri/) is an autocratic hegemony, located on borderland of the Bravian Commonwealth and the Kingdom of Eirangard. The Union consists twelve Elthari ruled worlds, and the “softly” occupied territories of Elrad, Darrion and Bayran. Even these three systems have an interpendent status and not de-jure part of the Union, the Elthari intelligence and security forces keeps these systems “in the line” and as the Elthari vassal frontiers to the nation enemies. Although the Elthari have a good relationship with their neighbors, the national doctrine determines Elrad, Darrion and Bayran as the buffer zone of the Union and as such they are internationally considered as the unrecognized part of the Elthari Union territory.
Comprised of 12 worlds, the core worlds of the Elthari Union enjoys a high standard of living among a majority of its citizens, with the export based on the raw and unique material, hand in hand with the big base of the technological development and low-cost military capacity, used for the repair, refit, refurbish and maintenance of the military and civilian hardware business across the Verge.
The name “Elthari” to describe the Eltharia, Bayran’s word for “Elder place”, refering probably the christianity Paradise. The first usage was earliest recorded in 2890 as Eirangard explorers found a one of lost Astrum Diaspora at the planet B-8R. The planet society was a highly technologicaly undeveloped and religiously based and hostile against the Eirangard’s explorers – which was perceived as heretics.
The Eirangard monitored Bayran for another five years tried to found a reason why Bayran’s Astrum Diaspora Expedition failed and the population degraded to almost a middle age era, until 2896 when the research expedition got silence. The reason why was unknown until 2905, when the Kingdom of Eirangard, on their a regular control of the system, met Union’s Cruiser Mírotvůrce and the Union’s occupation administration over B-8R.
Mírotvůrce was a former Threshold Cruiser Spartan, under command of Rear Admiral Cherkesov, defector of the Threshold Civil War, who found B-8R back in 2896 and destroyed the Eirangard research expedition and moreover, discovered something that Eirangard did not – a wreck of the Astrum Diaspora Expedition ship of the original colonists on the B-8R. Eltharia once again came to reality as the Elthari Union was established by 2902 at the planet B-7-1A, the original world, which should be colonised by the Astrum Diaspora expedition, which ended at B-8R.
The Core is Elthari expression for the member planets of the Union. There is no geographical meaning of the expression, as the Union grow not the the “center” and the Eltharia, the Union’s capital, is not in the Core as well. All planets within “the Core” are considered to be elite worlds of the Union, although some of them often do not reach the levels of the development of the Frontier world. Be the Core world allows the planet to choose their own planetary government and have representatives in the National Council.
Eltharia is the Elthari Union capital world. The system is closed for any kind of the nonUnion traffic and personnel under a death penalty. The planet is home for the Father, leader of the Union, and the Council of Twelve. The capital planet itself is highly developed and technologically advanced, as their citizens have an access to all conceivable technologies and benefits provided by the Union.
Tharey is the core system of the Elthari Union Navy. The Navy HQ, alongside the second biggest (as the dock for the Father’s Will is defacto shipyard) shipyards on the Union’s territory, is to find there. Tharey system are the heart and lungs of the Union’s ship production, not only military, but the civilian as well.
Pathea system is the only one open system within Union to foreign citizens. The modern, rich, highly urban developed world is center to any possible business you can imagine. Anything from the fruit and grain, through slaves, to dreadnoughts, can be bought or sold on this planet. The Pathea Stock Guilds are protected from from the Union trade regulations and the laws, with the exception of Thanator intervention and Tax Administration control. However, as long as you pay taxes and duties, you will be able to sell your own child to slave-houses (even though the slavery in the Union is forbidden) or buy the nuclear warhead in a convenient 2 + 1 package within Christmas sales without any unnecessary questions or bureaucracy.
Sanctor system is the only one system, which have a their own military, government, legislature, judicatory system, fully interdependent to Union, as well with their own Shipyard infrastructure. Sanctor is not answer anybody less than Father itself, not even the Council of Twelve.
Sanctor planet is homeland of the Thanators, interdependent judicatory police force for the time of the national crisis. The Thanators are the Law in times like this, when they could arrest, judge and punish according to their own conscience and judgment, independent at the any other Branch in Union, without possibility to interfere their authority. Dejure they could be deploy by the Father at the Core worlds, but in history, the situation has never gone so far as to make it happen.
The Frontier, more precisely the Frontier Worlds, are the planets under “protection” of the Elthari Union. These planets are under the more or less soft occupation of the Union’s military and administrative. They are not part of the Union, they are not rights as the worlds of the Union, and though the proforma they are a fully independent on the Union, the Union takes them as as its borderbound against the others. Their status has nothing to do with their development – Bayran and Porterland are more developed and rich than some of Union worlds, but even the Bayran was a founder planet of the Union, he never be part of state development and as time passed, he become “Frontier”. This planets and systems have a some sort of independence, but they are hashed and depleted by the Union. Proforma the Frontier worlds are protected under the “Pact of Friendship, Cooperation and Protection” (PFCP), which guaranties them a military protection, political independence, and economical cooperation with and within the Union, but in fact the PFCP is used as the matter of military occupation, political reprisals, and economical depletion of the Frontier worlds by the Union. Any rebellion against the Union is heavily punished. The Frontier Fleet, the “Protector of Frontier“, is in fact a shock navy for counterinsurgency in the Frontier Space, while Thanators ending the rebellions on the ground and filling the alleys by the hangmans’.
Elrad is a really economically poor world, rich on the mineral resources. The planet’s government is nonexistent, the Elrad is protectorate of the Union, after the last rebellion in 3399. The civil population living in the hermetic domes over cities, as the atmosphere is heavily toxic due a heavy industrialization – and the chemical bombardment by the Frontier Fleet back in 3399. The unprotected ground is dead, no man’s land where you cannot survive, as the toxic air is heavily corrosive even for the modern materials. Elrad is used as the prison planet, one-way ticket for the citizens of the Union, worst possible criminals enslaved in the planetary mines for life. A very short one. The civil population works mostly in Union’s mining corporation ELMAG as the qualified workforce – administration, mine guards, etc.
For shitty payroll, but still better be ELMAG worker than “miner“.
Darrion was shithole planet even before the Union annex the planet as their Frontier world. 90% of world needs are exported from the outside, mineral wealth was exhausted long before the Union annexation, and barely 30% of the population could be feed by the planetary agriculture.
The planet is the place, where you doesn’t want to live, where you doesn’t want to be born and where the police and goverment is just another criminal gang. The Union annexed planet only for their strategic position, for nothing else. Only hope for the locals is they survive long enough and be lucky to get the job within the Union enclaves, hidden behind the walls creating the islands of the peace and justice. Outside these walls you find the society where the 4/5 of the population is poor just coming out of the day, and 1/5 is the criminal syndicates, gangs, or goverment.
Criminal rate, drug addiction and ubiquitous corruption is daily bread.
On the orbit of planet is the Frontier Fleet dockyards and the Area Command Station, on the ground is couple of the Union Trade Outposts, the ground forces military installations, the Navy Academy and Navy-Frontier Retranslation and Gradar Picket station.
Bayran is founder planet of the Union and former thirteenth planet of the Core. After 3087 rebellion, where the rebels won the six days long independence, the planet was excluded from the Union and was the first one Frontier planet. The planet itself is more or less visible Union occupation for over 400 years, try to more or less successfully escape from the Union seclusion. Last rebellion happen during the the Frontier Spring in 3399, a one of few which happen on the planet itself, not within the Bayran system.
The planet is the Union’s PFCP treaty checkout box. Rich, highly developed and populated, cultural center of the trade, diplomatic and all others relationships between the Union and outer space. On Bayran is all space nations embassies which have a diplomatic relationship with the Union. The planet have a strong “independent” government, own law enforcement, military forces or judicatory system. The Union presence is only “political”, and intimidating the the Frontier Fleet inspection flights, not the actual occupation which could see on the Portland.
But still, there are two faces. Within and outside of governmental district walls. Within, for eyes of the outsiders, there is friendship between the Bayran and Union authorities. Without, no so much. The Bayran is rich and powerful, and even after first rebellion back in 3087, the union couldn’t openly terrorize the planet population, because the planet economy and technological was and is the golden egg. The planetary economy is based on the hightech development and products in many areas, supported by the Union’s need for own secrecy on one side, and the need of the international trade on another. Yes, Pathea is place where you can sell or buy anything you can imagine, but the Bayran…Bayran is place where you can trade with dignity.
The Union “occupation” go through the three organisation. The Union embassy, and unlimited advisory to Bayran government from the Union Ambassador. The UMR – the Directorate of Naval Intelligence – so-called “invisible Thanators”, have unpleasant habit to talking into the police investigations or judiciary processes, or let someone to disappear. And most visible – the “Trade Supervision Office”, which supervise the Bayran industrial and trade complex as the proforma Bayran Tax and Trade Legal Authority.
And, there is of course, the Frontier Fleet, which makes random visits and the customs inspections in the Bayran space.November 3, 2017 at 2:43 pm #3657
Btw. the spelling and grammar (and a lot of sentences form) will be wrinkled in the end of nation creation, please don’t be grammar nazi XDNovember 20, 2017 at 1:14 pm #3714
Update for the Union page
The political system in the Elthari Union is quite difficult to outsiders. The Union is federation of twelve core worlds which every one have a own executive, legislature and judicial branch based on the democratic election with four years mandate, where every planetary citizen have a number of votes depending to his merits to the society. Over the local governmental bodies stands the National Council, which is the one chamber 120-seats parliament with one year mandate, with 10-seats for every Union world, chosen on the demarchy principle from the citizens of every Union planet. The Executive branch of the Union is presented by the Council of Twelve, serving as an administration. Members of Council are chosen by the Father, the ruler of the Elthari Union, and their mandate depends only on the Father’s will.
Although the Council is called “of the Twelve”, as a matter of fact have a thirteen seats. The thirteen seat lies to the Frontier Protector, who is not entitled to vote.
The Father is the Head of State and Head of the Council of Twelve. He has ultimate authority over the Union, and de-facto an unrestricted leader. Despite this, the Father does not enter into Union politics, except the time of national emergency and crisis, and serves more as the spiritual leader of the state more than legislature figure.
As the Father-Founder of the state, the Father regularly performs a public rally and holonet speeches, appoints the National Council, Union and Frontier Fleet Flag Officers, personaly honors soldiers and civilians by the Union decorations, and defend the State of the Union before the National Council.
In the state of the Union Crisis or Emergency he could declare “the Fathers Protocols”, which is the Executive Orders with the lawfulness of the constitutional law.
The person of the Father is quite shrouded in secrets. Despite his public appearances, there is no chance to meet him personally in private. He have no advisers, nor assistants. He is unaccessible even for the foreign state visits. His will is the law, and his word done thing. As the Founder of the state he is about 615 years old, plus minus decade, but the persona which is the Father is the man in his late 60s. He’s ~250 years older than the national average life expectancy age. By many in the Union, the Father is not a man, but the antic with divine powers. Partly because the propaganda, which build the image of the Father as the Leader of the Nation, an immortal being, which there was all the time, and will be, serving to the greater good of the Union, partly because the facts are clear. The Father was founder of the Union. The Father was there all the time. And will be.
The federal Executive body of the Union is the Council of Twelve, the state administration chosen by Father itself. The Council of Twelve rules to the Union, as the ministers of the state. Members of the Council are not ministers in common mean, but the council who decide on the matters of the State. Ministries have they own administration, who subject to the Council.
The Frontier space is subjected to the Frontier Protector, thirteen member of the Council, which ha no voting power. He is absolute ruler over the Frontier space, answering only to the Father.
The planets of the Union core have their own governor and his administration. He is voted in office by the planetary citizens directly by the majority vote. His mandate is not limited, it depends only on the will of the planet’s citizens. Every two years is a referendum on elections is announced, and if the vote is not passed, the governor remains for another term. But any time, with 15% of the population signed under petition, governor could be appeal.
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