Xelan Subsector

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Xelan Subsector
Arodir Brink Ragol

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Nisor
Sector Far Home
Capital Oromet
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%
Xelan Subsector is Subsector D of Far Home Sector.

Description / Specifications[edit]

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.

Physical Astrography[edit]

The following astrographic features can be found within this area:

Sectors[edit]

Xelan Subsector lies within Far Home Sector

Clusters & Traces[edit]

Rifts & Voids[edit]

Other Astrographic Features[edit]

Nebula[edit]

Bright Stars[edit]

  • 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.

World Listing[edit]

The following systems and worlds can be found within this area:

15 Worlds in the Xelan Subsector
Axasorsa  •  Cleth  •  Ilea (FH 3107)  •  Jerune  •  Kedol  •  Loudom  •  Malenor  •  Oromet  •  Orsal  •  Remo  •  Solitude  •  Subalec  •  Urida  •  Windune  •  Xelan  •  

Political Astrography[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population: 6.712.billion Sophonts.

  • 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.

Native Sophonts[edit]

Linguistic Topography[edit]

The following languages are the most commonly spoken within Xelan Subsector:

Polities[edit]

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.

Interstellar Relations[edit]

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.

Capitals[edit]

Oromet serves as the Subsector capital.

Subsector Summary[edit]

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).

Polity Listing[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Some of the more important historical events that have affected this area include:

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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