New Era 1248 Sourcebook 1: Out Of The Darkness

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Out Of The Darkness
Author Martin Dougherty
Canonical Yes
Edition 1st
Format Book (PDF)
Language English
Pages 166
Publisher Avenger Enterprises
Version Traveller The New Era
Year Published 2006
Available from TBD
The New Era sourcebook 1
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New Era 1248 Sourcebook 1: Out Of The Darkness is a New Era 1248 source book supporting a milieu beyond Traveller The New Era.

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A century after the Third Imperium tore itself apart in Civil War and dragged the rest of Charted Space down into ruin, Humaniti still teeters on the brink of extinction. But now there is hope.

For emerging from the darkness are the powers of the New Era; the Fourth Imperium, the Terran Commonwealth, the Freedom League, the Zhodani Concord and many others. Diminished, battered and bloody, they remain as beacons in the night and as bastions against the howling tides of destruction.

Out of the Darkness continues the story begun with MegaTraveller’s Rebellion setting and moves forward from the early-reconstruction era of Traveller: The New Era. Compatible with all rules versions, Out of the Darkness presents an overview of Charted Space, with answers at last to the Big Questions of the New Era.

The history section tells of the fall of the Third Imperium and the fate of each faction. The tales of the survivors are told as well as those who strove and failed. The bright defiance of Archduke Margaret’s faction, holding the line to the end; the vainglorious grab for Capital by the Vilani Imperium and of course the horror that became the Black Imperium of Emperor Lucan. From the Second Rule of Man to the New Lords of Kusyu; from the honourable Republic of Regina to the living hell of the Black Imperium remnants, each successor state is unique. Out of the Darkness presents an overview of each, to be further developed in future products.

Between these fledgling empires lie whole sectors of Wilds, punctuated by pocket empires and trading alliances. An entire section of the book deals with conditions in the Wilds and how to generate UWP data for Wilds systems. Later sections of the book present answers to the big questions of the New Era universe – the Empress Wave and its effects on Human Space, the nature of Virus, and what lay behind the Black Curtain surrounding Capital. The fate of the Star Vikings is revealed as they forge Corewards to the aid of their lost human cousins.

Finally, a complete setting for Traveller games in the New Era is presented. The County of Ukse lies on the very fringe of the Fourth Imperium. It is a frontier between the civilized interior and the untamed Wilds, a place where adventurers can make a fortune or meet a miserable end.

Table of Contents[edit]


7 The Last Page of History
8 About this Book
8 Standards and Assumptions
9 Author’s Introduction
11 The New Era: 1248 Setting
14 Chapter 1: A Unified History of Charted Space
17 The Second Civil War and the Collapse (1116-1130)
24 The Dark Years (1130-1195)
46 The Early Reconstruction (1196-1205)
52 The Rise of the Powers (1206-1208)
57 The Curtain War (1209-1211)
60 The Calm (1212)
61 The Storm (1213-1218)
65 The Founding Years (1219-1221)
68 The Expansion Period (1222-1228)
70 The Grand Clashes (1229-1242)
73 The Last Rally (1243-1246)
75 The Year of Lucan the Great (1247)
78 The New Era (1248-)
79 Chapter 2: Charted Space in the New Era
80 The People of Charted Space
85 Significant Minor Races
88 The Wilds
91 Major and Minor Powers in The New Era
91 The Fourth Imperium
93 The New Ziru Sirka
96 The Freedom League
98 The United Worlds
100 The Spinward States
101 The Solomani Successors
101 The Terran Commonwealth
104 The Solomani Imperium (The Second Rule of Man)
106 Distant Lands
109 Organizations and Power Groups
114 Chapter 3: Referee’s Information
115 Virus
116 Common Viral Strains
119 Viral Entities as Characters
121 The Empress Wave and Related Matters
122 The Tragedy of the Yaskoydri
126 The Eighth Zhodani Core Expedition
127 Avery’s Mission
129 Longbow and Related Projects
131 Matters of History
134 The Great Rescue
134 The Droyne, The Ancients and Related Matters
135 The Deadspace Phenomenon and the Ghost Fleet
136 The Forward Timeline
144 Final Notes
145 Appendix 1: Generating UWP’s for Worlds in The New Era
153 Appendix 2: The County of Ukse
154 The County and Surrounding Region
156 Worlds of The County
158 Nearby Worlds
160 Adventuring in Ukse County
164 Ukse Map
165 Luurii Map
166 Ginugmuu Map

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Black Imperium
  2. Empress Wave
  3. Fourth Imperium
  4. Freedom League
  5. Lucan
  6. Margaret
  7. New Lords of Kusyu
  8. New Ziru Sirka
  9. Republic of Regina
  10. Second Rule of Man
  11. Terran Commonwealth
  12. Wilds
  13. Yaskoydri
  14. Zhodani Concord

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