|No. of Stars||21|
|Majority Control||Non-aligned Human-dominated (NaHu) - 86%|
|2nd Control||Hell Worlds (HeWo) - 10%|
|3rd Control||Rimward Federation (RiFe) - 4%|
- 1 Description / Specifications
- 2 Physical Astrography
- 3 Political Astrography
- 4 History & Background
- 5 References & Contributors / Sources
Description / Specifications
Orret Subsector lies within Far Home Sector and is named for the Orret system and its white bright giant star. The coreward and spinward regions of the subsector contain the Demon's Eye Rift, while its rimward regions are dominated by the Pador-Aredian Cluster and dotted with scattered systems. Two Star Lanes, the Void Edge and the Pador-Peset Spur, cross the Subsector and carry huge amounts of interstellar trade. Pador is an extremely important industrial and commercial hub.
Clusters & Traces
Rifts & Voids
Other Astrographic Features
- Demon's Eye Nebula.
- The Cauldron Nebula, lying within Cauldron Sector, some 87 parsecs to coreward-trailing, can be seen as a star-studded luminous region in night-time skies from all of the worlds of the Subsector.
- Basilisk's Eye (1723 Tarchon Sector). The extremely luminous white supergiant star, lying around 156 parsecs to coreward-trailing, can be clearly seen from all of the worlds of the Subsector.
- Demon's Eye (1621 Far Home Sector). The intensely luminous blue supergiant star lying approximately 1 parsec to spinward at its closest point, can be clearly seen from all of the worlds of the Subsector even in daylight.
- Manjazar, the red bright giant primary star of the Sarudis system, Manusta, the red giant primary of the Quistil system, and Intens, the white bright giant primary star of the Orret system, all lying along the rimward border of the region, can be clearly seen from all of the worlds of the Subsector.
Population: 5.578 billion Sophonts.
- Humaniti (Human races)
- Other Non-Human Races
- Hoppers: approximately 381.57 million (6.84% of the population), largely concentrated within insular self-sufficient communities within established urban areas on human worlds. Most have never visited Fedan, their ancestral homeworld, and many have developed unique customs and habits.
- Sath: approximately 18 million.
- Temelik: 387.01 million (6.94% of the population), largely concentrated on Iasanu. Individual Temelik can be found throughout human-dominated space.
- Anglish. The language of the Firstworlds. A direct descendant of Fleet Anglic, widely spoken throughout the Distant Fringe. Most people know a few words and phrases of Anglish.
- Meranto. The language of the Rimward Federation, closely related to Fleet Anglic. It is not widely spoken outside of the Pel Avena cluster – many native Meranto speakers can also speak Anglish.
- Padori. A direct descendant of Fleet Anglic, widely spoken within the Pador-Aredian cluster and common throughout the rimward half of Far Home Sector.
- Kha’thak. A Sath language, the primary language of the Ka’sa and Khas'ahi Factions of the Sath Alliance.
- The Hell Worlds, formerly neutral human-dominated systems occupied by the Ka’sa and Khas'ahi Factions of the Sath Alliance.
- The Rimward Federation has a single member system, a part of the Pel Avena Cluster, lying on the spinward edge of the Subsector. It claims dominion over a broad expanse of interstellar space, further extending its borders into the region.
Pador is the industrial powerhouse of the Rim. It directly controls three other systems within the Pador-Aredian Cluster including Iasanu, the homeworld of the Temelik. The vessels of the Padoran Grand Fleet patrol the Pador-Aredian Cluster, the Void Edge Star Lane and the Pador-Peset Spur, keeping the Star Lanes open, flying the flag for Pador, and maintaining political stability. Pador could easily support a substantially larger navy and military but conservative political interests within its government prevent this.
- Pador is deeply concerned about the danger presented by the Sath on its rimward borders and is increasing its military presence among the systems in the area. Vessels of the Padoran Grand Fleet frequently come into contact with powerful Sath commerce raiders.
The Rimward Federation claims a single system, Peset, along with a surrounding buffer zone of interstellar space, in the spinward-rimward corner of the Subsector. It is the spinward terminus of the Pador-Peset Spur and has been declared a Free Port and Commercial Enterprise Zone. It is undergoing a period of intense development and expansion. The tiny but efficient Rimward Federation Navy primarily busies itself with customs enforcement and anti-smuggling operations. It cooperates closely with the Padoran Grand Fleet.
The Hell Worlds are formerly neutral human-dominated systems occupied by the violently anti-human Sath, specifically the Ka’sa and Khas'ahi Factions of the Sath Alliance. They have moved in millions of troops, tens of thousands of ships and vehicles and huge amounts of equipment, and appear to be transitioning from a military invasion to a full-scale colonisation effort. An organised and proactive human resistance exists, supported strategically by powerful offworld interests and physically by both mercenary and starmerc forces.
- Powerful Sath commerce raiders are active throughout the Subsector and present a considerable danger to interstellar trade and commerce.
Orret, subsector K of Far Home has 21 worlds, of which 15 have native gas giants. The estimated population for the subsector is 5 billion sophonts (not necessarily humans). There is one High population (Hi) world, one Moderate population (Ph) world, nine Non-industrial (Ni) worlds, seven Low population (Lo) worlds, and no Barren (Ba) worlds. There are four Agricultural (Ag) worlds versus one Pre-Agricultural (Pa) world, and four Non-Agricultural (Na) worlds. There are three Rich (Ri) worlds versus one Industrial (In) world. There is one Asteroid (As) belt, three Desert (De) worlds, three Garden (Ga) worlds, three Ice-capped (Ic) worlds, six Poor (Po) worlds, three Vacuum (Va) worlds, and one Water (Wa) or Ocean (Oc) world. There are no Naval bases in the subsector, no Scout bases, and no Way stations. The highest population world is Pador (Far Home 2325). The highest tech level is C at Pador (Far Home 2325). The average technology level is 8 (with most between 5 and 10).
The Non-Aligned Human-dominated worlds in Orret encompasses 18 worlds with a population of 5 billion. The highest population world is Pador (Far Home 2325). The highest tech level is C at Pador (Far Home 2325). The average technology level is 8 (with most between 5 and 10).
The Rimward Federation in Orret has jurisdiction over one world with a population of 8 million. The highest population world is Peset (Far Home 1728). The highest tech level is B at Peset (Far Home 1728).
History & Background
Orret Subsector saw some early activity by humans, particularly within the Pador-Aredian Cluster, where refugees from the repressive Second Confederation found shelter. Following the establishment of the Third Confederation successor states began to emerge but their development was ended by the onset of the Dark Age. Following the Renaissance period survivor worlds were recontacted, scavengers picked over the few remains that there were, and hardy pioneers looked to the empty systems and the opportunities they presented. Almost all expansion and growth within the region is relatively modern, beginning during the so-called Golden Age and continuing with the nebulous Development Organizations and the rise of polities.
- A strong social divide exists between wealthy and aristocratic Fives, descended from the original settlers and crew of the Last Armada, and Gens, individuals whose ancestors were grown in GenPods and raised by Hoppers.
Major Historical Events Timeline
Some of the more important historical events that have affected this area include:
- 2255AD: The Last Armada arrives in the Demon Cluster.
- 2500AD: The monolithic and anti-expansionist Second Confederation is founded. Settlement within the Demon Cluster is restricted to its coreward regions: Orret Subsector remains largely unexplored and unpopulated.
- ca 3000 AD: The Haven, a sanctuary for refugees fleeing the Second Confederation, is active within the Pador-Aredian Cluster.
- 3359AD: 1st Civil War begins. Orret Subsector is considered to be have Expansionist sympathies.
- 3398AD: 8th Civil War begins.
- 3400AD: The Vilani Scare. Fall of the Second Confederation. End of the Civil Wars. The Dissolution period. New Sath expansion in the rimward-trailing quadrant of the Sector.
- 3417AD: The Third Confederation is founded. Limited development within the Subsector.
- 3650AD: Rise of the Padoran Assembly.
- 3730AD: Voyagers arrive and devastate the Subsector. The Dark Age begins.
- 4549AD: Unusual activity in the primary star of the Demon's Eye system. The Voyagers depart and the Dark Age ends. The Renaissance sees the first steps back into space.
- 4590AD: The Sath reemerge into space.
- ca 4900AD: Golden Age. Space travel becomes relatively commonplace.
- 4933AD: Formation of Rimward Opportunities Development Organization.
- ca 4980AD: Foundation of New Frontiers Development Organization.
- ca 5000AD: A pirate coalition known as the Immortals are active, preying on New Frontiers interests.
- 5183AD: The Rimward Federation is founded from the core regions of Rimward Opportunities.
- 5184AD: "Hollow Opportunities", following the secession of the Pel Avena Cluster from Rimward Opportunities.
- ca 5300AD: The gradual fragmentation of New Frontiers leaves a number of powerful independent worlds within the region.
- 5344AD: Scybrian Wars begin. Orret Subsector massively profits from exporting raw materials and finished goods.
- 5350AD: Rimward Opportunities ceases to exist as an entity.
- ca 5450AD: Factional war within the Sath Alliance: the Sath Diaspora.
- 5489AD: Scybrian Wars come to an end.
- ca 5550AD: The Sath technological base advances to the point where they are able to produce their own jump-2 drives.
- 5596AD: The Sath occupy the Hell Worlds.
- 5600AD: Data for Orret Subsector is published in the DSP Listing.
References & Contributors / Sources
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science