May 12, 2018 at 11:36 pm #4802
Ive been toying around with the PC since for a very long time. Since 2012 at least. I posted a thread similar to this on the old forum, and I’d like to try and get some more input on the PC.
Bundeskunzler: Tapfer Bartolmy
Marshall: Aleskander Hirsch
Chief Magistrate: Caroline Ginsberger
4 houses popular: Bartolmy, Kowalaweicz, Abolhassan, Feher
4 houses industrial: Hirsch, Weber, Kohler, Lloyd
4 houses commercial: Iravani, Yih-tsze, Maslanka, Demir
Here’s a picture of my working map of the PC. The size of the Yellow circle indicates population.May 12, 2018 at 11:45 pm #4803
Guterzug:A Guterzug is a nomadic space stationthey move through their systems, and rarely, between systems, as resources deplete or new opportunities arise. They are often fairly small, usually have large, but basic drive sections attached to the hab sections. These drives are not often kept “hot”, to minimize maintenance.This is an example of a guterzug set up for industry and shipfounding. This one has a population of about 50,000; comfortably, if densely housed.Guterzug are affiliated with a patron house who will provide trade links and security for the station, in return for nominal taxes and allegiance. That said guterzug inhabitants are usually more strongly personally attached to each other and their guterzug than the house with which it is affiliated. It is rare, but not unheard of, for a guterzug to switch house affiliations, either because of a perceived insult, or because the other house made a better offer.May 13, 2018 at 6:46 pm #4810
Nieu Geneva and House Bartolmy
Nieu Geneva, Seat of Bartolmy, and the only world with a terminus.
Nieu Geneva is the longest inhabited of the worlds in the PC. Second in population to Iram, it is nevertheless considered the cultural heart of the confederation. This is in part due to it’s proximity to the only known Terminus in confederation space, but part due to it’s history. It is the second planet in from it’s primary, Romandy, a g-type yellow dwarf similar to Sol. However, it’s orbit is much further out than Terra’s. This results in a world that is habitable, but whose equatorial zones never grow warmer than temperate. There are no jungles on Nieu Geneva. This colder global climate is one of the primary reasons for it’s second status in terms of population.
Nieu Geneva’s capital city, Beachhead, Is a planned, arcology-type city. The design process was started even as the colony ships left Sol, and the final placement and plan was settled on immediately upon arrival in the Romandy system. The new nation was originally planned to be primarily in the Romandy system, but the discovery of the much more hospitable and fertile Iram in the Ubar system nearby put paid to that idea. The Nieu Geneva Parliament was originally planned to be the parliament for the entire nation. After the settlement of Iram, the current movable capital scheme was hit upon, leaving the massive parliament building to the planet of Nieu Geneva. That said, Beachhead still hosts the Magisterial Guild’s headquarters.
House Bartolmy is acknowledged as the preeminent house of the confederation. Though it does not lead in wealth, industry, or population, it’s seat at the cultural heart of the PC, age, and strength and stability of alliances affords it vast political cachet. More Bundezkanslers have been appointed from this house, or at the behest of it, than any other.August 13, 2018 at 2:12 am #5022
History of the confederation:
The Confederation’s predecessor, the Multiparty Interstellar Settlement Initiative, set out to establish a single colonized world, with the romandy system having been selected for colonization. Upon arrival, or shortly beforehand, the Iram system was discovered, and the original colony Idea was discarded, as many of the colonists, and a faction of the leadership was unhappy with the prospect of staying on Nieu Geneva when Iram had such potential. The faction who settled Iram was led by former swiss Federal Councilor Edvard Du Shey. His close friend, Alma bar Tolmy, became the leader of the Nieu Genevans. Relations between the two colonial worlds during the initial period of settlement were good. Even after the deaths of the initial leaders of the two worlds, the leadership of each incipient house was friendly toward the other. Gradually, the colonial worlds discovered,and spread out to more useful worlds throughout the region, notably finding Niemcy, the third garden world of the confederation, Helle, a terraformable, but high gravity (~2G) world, Starigrat, a massively resource rich system with no rocky planets, and Sandan and Shakuss, two worlds, though far apart in space, were nearly identical, and while not habitable on their own due to exotic atmospheric content and high average temperatures, were both nearly terra-standard gravitationally, orbitally, rotationally, and magnetically.
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