|No. of Stars||15|
|Majority Control||Protectorate of Leset (Prot) - 40%|
|2nd Control||Non-aligned Human-dominated (HaHu) - 40%|
|3rd Control||Non-aligned Sophont-dominated (NaSo) - 13%|
|4th Control||Non-aligned unclaimed - 7%|
- 1 Description / Specifications
- 2 Physical Astrography
- 3 Political Astrography
- 4 History & Background
- 5 References & Contributors / Sources
Description / Specifications
Xelan Subsector lies within Far Home Sector and is named for the Xelan system and its red giant primary star. The majority of the Subsector lies within the Moat Rifts. The Protectorate of Leset, a paranoid and autocratic Mantlerist state, occupies the systems of the Ritos Cluster, lying within its rimward regions.
The following astrographic features can be found within this area:
Clusters & Traces
Rifts & Voids
Other Astrographic Features
- The Cauldron Nebula, lying within Cauldron Sector, some 78 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 128 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 16 parsecs to spinward-rimward at its closest point, can be clearly seen from all of the worlds of the Subsector even in daylight.
Population: 6.712.billion Sophonts.
- Humaniti (Human races)
- Other Non-Human Races:
- Hoppers: an estimated 200.464 million "Distant" Hoppers (2.99% of the population) typically within human settlements. Most have never visited Fedan, their ancestral homeworld, and many have developed unique customs and habits.
- Jellyfish: approximately 1.7 billion.
- Temelik: approximately 75,000, found throughout human-controlled space.
The following languages are the most commonly spoken within Xelan Subsector:
- 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.
- Orometi. The language of the Protectorate of Leset and the Worlds of The Leader, the language the defunct Empire and a common language throughout the region. It is derived from Bengali and other south asian languages of old Terra.
The Protectorate of Leset is a monolithic impersonal bureaucracy headed by the Protector. It is a Mantlerist state – the first to emerge in the Distant Fringe – and is relatively politically isolated. The Protectorate sees itself as a society of equals striving to bring equality and liberty to the downtrodden masses. However, some are far more equal than others – those in positions of power and influence enjoy advantages that the general population do not. The state is repressive and paranoid. A brutal pro-Mantlerist purge is underway and those deemed to be dissidents may suffer arrest, interrogation and incarceration for activities "against the interests of the State and the Citizens".
The Worlds of The Leader is bombastic, militaristic and expansionist and is ruled by a social elite descended from Fives. It casts itself as a center of culture and excellence with a proud history and rich and noble traditions. Public buildings are monolithic and pristine, and are bedecked with flags and banners and the symbols of The Leader. Security within the state is extremely tight and military patrols and checkpoints are commonplace. Public announcements are broadcast featuring the proclamations of The Leader and filled with anti-Mantlerist propaganda. Despite its carefully maintained public image the state is in crisis, with shortages of almost everything, including basic life support supplies, foodstuffs and fuels. The entitled and increasingly detached ruling elite, descended from Fives, find themselves at odds with the deprived and repressed masses of the Gens, who increasingly display Mantlerist leanings.
Turmoil and fear engulfs the Protectorate of Leset as the increasing pro-Mantlerist purge reveals increasing numbers of counter-Mantlerists and traitors. The sinister OIA, the Office of Internal Affairs, supported by military units, arrests, interrogates and incarcerates any person it deems to be "acting against the interests of the State and the Citizens". Those of Fives descent are particularly reviled and many are denounced by their peers. Social norms and supply chains within the state have begun to break down as key figures disappear, replaced with loyal but less capable individuals. The state maintains a facade of social normality, with uplifting public proclamations and propaganda, flagship infrastructure projects, and uplifting cultural events. Everything is in short supply and there is a thriving – though absolutely illegal – black market.
- The Protectorate has a deep hatred for the corrupt Worlds of The Leader, run by the degenerate Fives, the descendants of the Empire. Its teeming masses of downtrodden and exploited Gens will soon rise up and throw off the yoke of elitism.
- The arrogant and imperialist Firstworlds is equally despised.
- The Vigs, the feared intelligence arm of the Worlds of The Leader, are active within the Subsector. They maintain a network of informants, handlers and sympathisers and move against anybody they deem to be an enemy of the State. They are able to call on military units as required. They particularly target Mantlerist organisations or anyone suspected of having Mantlerist sympathies.
- The Worlds of The Leader maintains control of the Ordin Subsystem, the far companion in the Solitude Trinary Star System.
Xelan, subsector D of Far Home has 15 worlds, of which 12 have native gas giants. The estimated population for the subsector is 6 billion sophonts (not necessarily humans). There are two High population (Hi) worlds, one Moderate population (Ph) world, six Non-industrial (Ni) worlds, five Low population (Lo) worlds, and no Barren (Ba) worlds. There are three Agricultural (Ag) worlds versus one Pre-Agricultural (Pa) world, and no Non-Agricultural (Na) worlds. There are no Rich (Ri) worlds versus no Industrial (In) worlds. There is one Asteroid (As) belt, one Desert (De) world, two Garden (Ga) worlds, one Ice-capped (Ic) world, three Poor (Po) worlds, one Vacuum (Va) world, 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 Oromet (Far Home 2710). The highest tech level is B at Oromet (Far Home 2710). The average technology level is 6 (with most between 2 and 9).
The Non-Aligned Human-dominated worlds in Xelan Subsector encompasses eight worlds with a population of 1 billion. The highest population world is Axasorsa (Far Home 2802). The highest tech level is A at Loudom (Far Home 3205). The average technology level is 5 (with most between 2 and 7).
The Protectorate in Xelan Subsector has jurisdiction over six worlds with a population of 5 billion. The highest population world is Oromet (Far Home 2710). The highest tech level is B at Oromet (Far Home 2710). The average technology level is 7 (with most between 4 and 9).
There is one unclaimed, largely unexplored system in Xelan Subsector.
History & Background
Xelan Subsector saw limited activity by humans prior to the establishment of the Third Confederation, and what little development there was abruptly ended with the advent of the Dark Age, nearly two thousand years ago. 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. Those of Fives ancestry are uniformly despised. They are regarded as parasites and leeches at best and may suffer persecution and abuse.
Major Historical Events Timeline
Some of the more important historical events that have affected this area include:
- ca 600,000BCE: Jellyfish emerge on their homeworld.
- pre-5000BCE: Jellyfish present on Kedol.
- 2255AD: The Last Armada arrives in the Demon Cluster. The Seven Colonies are established. Year One.
- 2500AD: The monolithic and anti-expansionist Second Confederation is founded. Xelan Subsector sees no settlement or development other than a few military outposts and listening stations.
- 3359AD: 1st Civil War begins. Refugees from the conflict seek shelter within the Subsector.
- 3398AD: 8th Civil War begins.
- 3400AD: The Vilani Scare. Fall of the Second Confederation. End of the Civil Wars. The Dissolution period.
- 3440AD: Third Confederation established. Some limited settlement and development within the Subsector.
- 3730AD: Voyagers arrive and devastate the Subsector. The Dark Age begins.
- 4549AD: The Voyagers depart and the Dark Age ends. The Renaissance sees the first steps back into space.
- ca 4900AD: Golden Age. Space travel becomes relatively commonplace.
- ca 4900AD: Formation of New Frontiers Development Organization.
- 4910AD: Tal Varisan Development begins very sporadic commercial exploration of the Subsector.
- 5050AD: Emergence of the Empire.
- ca 5100AD: New Frontiers interests in the Ritos Cluster bring it into conflict with the Empire.
- ca 5200AD: Tal Varisan Development merges with the worlds of the Risa Cluster to form the Firstworlds.
- ca 5300AD: New Frontiers ceases to exist as an entity: its former territories gain independence.
- 5344AD: Scybrian Wars begin.
- 5476AD: Revolution within the Empire.
- 5477AD: Collapse of the Empire. Formation of the League of Krayal.
- 5479AD: Formation of the Protectorate of Leset.
- 5489AD: Scybrian Wars come to an end.
- 5517AD: Fall of the League of Krayal. Formation of the Worlds of The Leader.
- ca5580AD: The Client States ally with the Protectorate.
- 5600AD: Data for Xelan 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