The Hydrian Imperial Realm

Authors: Ronan
The Hydrian Imperial Realm
CapitalHydriad City, Hydriad
Other Notable Worlds

Venner, New Londonium, Imperica, New Eden, Hyperion, Hurdon, Dracon, Novaya Molotov, Prisilica

Government TypeConstitutional Monarchy
Government Composition

Executive- Emperor

Legislative- The Imperial Senate

two senators for each member world

Judicial- Imperial Court of Proprietors 

17 Proprietor Court Judges

Head of GovernmentEmperor Rowan F. Hydranus
Cartography

1) Number of Termini Worlds 1
2) Number of Habitable Worlds 19
3) Number of Major Stations 5

Official Languages

English

German

Russian

Spanish

FoundedMarch 4th, 2911
Population48,909,500,000
CurrencyHydrian Imperial Unit

The Hydrian Empire or the Hydrian Imperial Realm as it is formally known, is a moderate sized star nation with nineteen habitable worlds and claims to another fifty or so worlds and moons that can be made habitable. It borders the People’s Coalition and the Threshold in which it has rough relations with both star nations. It has grown close with the Intersystems Alliance and even went from a absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy just to please the Alliance. Their worlds are rich in minerals and ores that are rare in other parts of the galaxy which have helped the Empire to construct great cities and fleets to house and protect its population.

The Hydrian people are proud of their nation and are willing to defend it , not matter the cost. Due to this though they have many times showed that they think themselves higher and above others. Racial tensions are also on the rise as immigrants move into their worlds. They Hydrians love to interact with new people but hate it when they decide to stay.

History


The Empire can trace its beginnings back to the 2600s when multiple colonization fleets traveled far out into space and colonized a large cluster of worlds. They had little to no communication with home and so separated into independent states. Over time some of the states began to grow and make colonies of their own which caused war and tension with their neighbors who sought after the same worlds. Because of this there was almost constant warfare between the dozen or so star nations.

In the late 2800s the star nation of Hydriad joined together with the nation of Venner and began to slowly wage a war against the other states. By the turn of the century most of the worlds were under Hydriad’s control. In 2905 the last world to fall to this new star nation was the planet Dracon. With the fall of Dracon there became a power struggle between Hydriad and Venner which soon became a civil war. The war ended finally when the Vennerian fleet was destroyed at the 2nd battle of Dracon. With this the Empire was unified and Hydriad was declared the capitol. On March 4th, 2911 Emperor Taen Hydranus declared the new nation to be the Hydrian Imperial Realm.

The Empire has conducted many operations against the Gaennan Empire during their three hundred year civil war which caused the galaxy to see the Empire as intrusive. Because of this the Empire now tries to stay out of things with its neighbors and it kept to itself for quite some time. The Empire went to war with the Threshold in the mid 3100s which ended in a standstill. The two countries are still locked in a state of cold war with both borders being heavily militarized. Because of this the Empire has recently declared itself a constitutional monarchy in the late 3300s so they can better improve their relations with the Alliance and thus gain a sizable military ally. The Empire today continues to colonize and terraform new worlds in hopes of expanding their power and to create more of a buffer zone between the Empire and other star nations.

Cartography 


There are currently 19 inhabited worlds in the Hydrian Empire with the most populous being the planet of Venner. Venner was terraformed and colonized back in the mid 2600s. It quickly grew in population due to birth programs that were created to increase the military strength of the planet. These programs have long since been deemed illegal and wrong but it did help bring their planet to power. Venner then united with a neighboring planet called Hydriad and they worked well together to conquer neighboring worlds. Soon after they finish taking over what is now the core of the Empire, Venner felt that it should be the sole ruler of this new nation instead of having to split power with the less populous Hydriad. This led to war which then saw Venner defeated by superior military forces. Venner is now a center of industry and technology and has been building starships for hundreds of years. Venner is a low gravity planet with 0.9 Gs, although it is larger than earth with a diameter of 17,200 km. The planet remains a strong member of the Empire but not as strong as it could have been if it wasn’t for the civil war. Nineteen billion currently live on Venner

Hydriad is the capitol world of the Hydrian Empire with its capitol city of Hydriad City having a population greater than fifty million inhabitants. The planet itself has a slightly higher gravity than earths at 1.1 Gs and a diameter of around 15,000 km. Hydriad was colonized back in the mid 2600s by English and German settlers who were led by a man named Victor F. Hydranus. It is he whom the current Emperor is descendent from. The Planet is a lush jungle like world that is renown for its resources and minerals that lie beneath its thick jungles. The planet became the center of attention in the region when it joined with the planet Venner and conquered all the surrounding worlds to create the Hydrian Imperial Realm. The people of Hydriad were quickly forgiving of the people of Venner and allowed them to rejoin society very quickly. The 1st and 2nd Imperial Fleets currently are stationed around the planet to protect it constantly. The planet has a population of around seven billion. 

Hyperion is the military capitol of the Empire. After being colonized in the late 2800s by Hydriad settlers the planet quickly grew in population and in significance. By the time the Empire was officially created, Hyperion was already proving to be a weapon of war with its massive factories producing weapons and warships of all shapes and sizes. Hyperion is also an important world due to its strategic location in the center of the Empire. Today Hyperion is where most active military forces are centered and it continues to produce weapons for the Empire. The planet has a population of around five billion.

The planet New Eden is a major tourist world that was colonized in the mid 2800s by settlers from Dracon. The planet quickly became known for its beauty and luxurious cities began to grow up. When it was annex by the Hydriad/Venner forces in 2910 the people put up no fight at all. Because of this the planet was accepted with open arms into the new empire and was seen as a world of peace. Its popularity continued to rise as a tourist destination and soon the prices to live in this beautiful world increased and many people left. The planet is a low gravity world 0.8 Gs with a diameter of around 14,000 km and a population of around three hundred million.

The Planet Dracon is a high gravity world with 1.3 Gs and a diameter of nearly 22,000 km. It has two inhabited moons and is known for being the last planet to be conquered by Hydriad/Venner before the creation of the Hydrian Empire. It is now known for its massive cities and its industrial output that rivals that of Venner. Dracon has a population of about twelve billion.

The planet Hurdon is actually a moon that orbits a large gas giant. It measures about 11,000 km in diameter and has a low gravity of 0.7 Gs, the moon has a high density core and is a economic goldmine with massive amounts of valuable ores covering the planets surface. This has brought great wealth to both the people of Hurdon and the Empire. It has a population of about eight hundred million.

The planet Novaya Molotov was colonized by a large amount of Russians back in the late 2600s. The planet fought the hardest against Hydriad/Venner during the unification war. Their world suffered massive orbital bombardment when their defense fleet was devastated in the battle of the Molotov Gardens which are a massive asteroid belt that orbits ten million miles closer to the star. Tens of millions of innocent civilians were killed until they finally surrendered with nearly twenty five percent of its population wiped out. It has greatly recovered today and now is the financial center of the Hydrian Imperial Realm with its rich asteroid belt and its banks that govern the economy of the Empire. 

New Londonium is the cultural heart of the empire. It was colonized after the unification of the Empire and was established to mix the cultures of the separate planets so they can all share each others cultures to hopefully solidify the union between the separate planets. It now is a world filled with architecture and art from multiple different cultures.

Imperica is the largest habitable planet in the Empire with a diameter of about 25,300 km and has a population of about eight billion. It is a high gravity world with 1.45 Gs. The planet was colonized by Spanish and English settlers in the mid 2600s. It was originally called Irid but once it was conquered was renamed Imperica.

Prisilica is a beautiful and important world in the empire. It was colonized in the late 2900s by the Empire and quickly became a major shipping world. Prisilica produces the most star ships in the empire and also doubles as a tourist attraction with its beautiful seas and lush valleys. It has recently been undergoing racist tension as many Isharan immigrants travel over to this world from the Isharan Eisharat.

Government


The Hydrian Imperial Realm is a constitutional monarchy with the Emperor being the head of state. The Emperor has power to declare war and the power to deny the passing of a bill unless there is a 7/8 majority in the senate. The senate has two members for each inhabited planet in the Empire. One of the senators is voted by the populous of his world while the second senator is chosen by the Emperor. Many of the minor worlds that aren’t taken seriously due to their lack of really anything for the Empire has created Unions to act against the larger and more important worlds so they can have a say. The Emperor chooses seven of the seventeen Judges to serve in the Court of Proprietors. The other ten are elected by the people of the Empire as a whole. The senate has the power to pass laws and to collect taxes. The senate also has the power to deny war if the Emperor wants it as long has they say no with a 3/4 majority. The Court of Proprietors has the power to place restrictions on the Emperor if he is seen acting against the greater good of the people. They also have the power to declare laws unconstitutional and wrong.

Military


The Hydrian Imperial Realm has three different military groups, these being the Hydrian Imperial Navy (HIN), the Hydrian Imperial Army (HIA), Hydrian Imperial Defense Force (HIDF). The HIA has an active force of a few billion  soldiers and the HIN has about 800 starships of various sizes with many thousands of star craft to support it. The HIDF is the smallest of the three and is to support the HIN and the HIA in times of war but at times of peace they are like the police force of the Empire and protect the spaceports from pirates and thieves. The Hydrian Military is currently undergoing a growth with the cold war that exists between the Empire and the Threshold. The Military has a large influence in the government and because of this they have been able to secure themselves the equipment they need for many years to come. The largest vessel in the HIN is several kilometers in length and can take on almost any vessel put up against it.