Oculus Alignment

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Cornered in the Rimward-Trailing edge of Knoellighz Sector, the Oculus Alignment (OA or Vo on the map) polity claims 16 parsecs (hexes) of territory and populates it with 8 worlds, two of which reach Trailing into LLako Subsector of Dhuerorrg Sector. The Oculus Alignment features two Naval Bases and one Corsair Base (consisting of Marque-d privateers).

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Astronavigational Codes[edit]

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Description (Specifications)[edit]

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Goals[edit]

The Oculus Alignment seeks to annex the rest of the Zarthurrue Subsector. As the rest of Knoellighz Sector's polities seems to aim for Coreward expansion, the Alignment is no different. Just slower-paced.

  1. By the end of the distant Fifth Frontier War, the Alignment hopes to court worlds two parsecs Coreward of its 1105 borders.
  2. At the turn of the Rebellion, the Alignment seeks to annex Zarthurrue worlds four to six parsecs Coreward of its 1105 borders.
  3. Using the Hard Times era as a plea for mutual survival, the Oculus Alignment hopes to dominate or otherwise encourage membership of the entire subsector and minor parts of Llako subsector, Dhuerorrg

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This polity is the first and smallest empire to solidify upon the colonization of Knoellighz Sector. However, due to poor world selection, the Oculus Alignment suffers a stunted growth throughout the history of the sector. Hence, the other polities of Knoellighz Sector out-distance and claim more worlds through the centuries.

Demographics: 1116[edit]

Significant populations of the following sophont races reside within this polity:

Major Historical Events Timeline: 1116[edit]

These are some of the more important historical events that have affected this polity:

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Government & Politics (Leadership)[edit]

Many of the governments on the worlds of the Oculus Alignment are decentralized and as such the entire polity can only agree on a corporate, business structure to keep things running smoothly. This is another reason why the polity has not expanded as quickly as more decisive empires in Knoellighz Sector. Balkanized, anarchic, and democracies take the major lead in the worlds and on some, the Population is too low to care about their individual ruler-ship. Yet, the worlds of the Alignment manage to come together like a board of directors under a COO leadership at the capital (c.1105) of KOURRGENONG (Knoellighz 2740). The harsh environment of the capital provides the volatile backdrop that seems to spur the 'board' into actions rather than debate.

  • Due to the Oculus Alignment's small size, it has to play a careful game with neighboring Ascendancy Pact and Bakne Alliance. There is a sector-wide, "dog-eat-dog" mentality and this stresses the ambassadors of the Alignment to no end. Corsairs, possibly in the pay of other polities as privateers, from Zarthurrue and Llako subsectors are a hurdle the Alignment Navy is hard-pressed to chase into the unclaimed territories Coreward.
  • The Oculus Alignment has functioning interactions with the Pact of Gaerr in Gvurrdon Sector and Rranglloez Stronghold in Tuglikki Sector. Knowing that the Bakne Alliance and the distant Democracy of Greats are bold enough to cross the gulf between them and Oculus Alignment means that caution is taken not to fully provoke the Navies of those empires.
  • Were it not cut off from the Infinity League by the Ascendancy Pact, the Oculus Alignment might see corporate parallels and be willing to conduct trade. However, the lack of any Jump-1 mains makes the Alignment less than desirable for many traders who might leap from the Bridge of Destiny to try their hand.
  • Even though there is little-to-none engagement with the Navies of the Ascendancy Pact, the independent states between them and the Oculus Alignment serve enough buffer to keep tensions from spurring a full conflict. Piracy is more common between the two polities than Naval engagements. This is something the Alignment would like to keep status quo.
  • The polity motto, like a corporate slogan reads, "Oculus Alignment: Our worlds see eye-to-eye."

Interstellar Relations[edit]

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Internal Politics[edit]

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Government Structure[edit]

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1. Executive Branch[edit]

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2. Legislative Branch[edit]

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3. Judicial Branch[edit]

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Technology & Trade (Economy)[edit]

In the Oculus Alignment polity is found:

  • Highest Technology Level - Usullghourzok (3237) with a rating of C (TL 12).
  • Lowest Technology Level - Khoeroeztukhs (3238) with a rating of 2
  • Highest Population - KOURRGENONG (2740) with a rating of 9
  • Lowest Population - Usullghourzok (3237) at a low of 1

Interstellar Commerce[edit]

The following businesses operate out of or in this polity:

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Research & Technology[edit]

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Military & Intelligence (Force Projection)[edit]

Added to previously mention reasons of the polity, the Oculus Alignment also suffers slow growth of its Navy and ground forces. With its only Industrial planet constantly raining acid from the skies, its factories and assembly lines have to export major ship components to other member worlds for final assembly and maiden flights. This puts the Charisma in the hands of worlds on the far end of the polity when a new vessel pulls from the shipyard. The Oculus Alignment has but one medium-to-large fleet that patrols the entire polity, while each member world focuses on aerospace defenses and its meager ground forces. This might make the Oculus Alignment seem easy prey, but for the lack of a draw to this part of Knoellighz Sector.

  • The Oculus Alignment's forces can match up to the likes of the Pact of Gaerr or make a stand up to the Rranglloez Stronghold, but takes special care not to provoke the wrath of the Ascendancy Pact, the Bakne Alliance or the distant Democracy of Greats, all of which around 1105 have their sights set Coreward and the frontier of the Vargr Extents while trying to keep solid their delicate polities.
  • The military is often more occupied with responding to internal emergencies, such as exodus from doomed and failing worlds. At 1105, it was decided that KOURRGENONG (2740) was doomed if it could not reduce its Population of 5 billion and emigrate its citizens to other polity worlds. Also around this time, analysts found that Khoeroeztukhz (3238) was failing due to increasing air pollution from mined radioactives and the refining it takes to process the finds.
  • Thus, the only true fighting asset the Oculus Alignment can field outside its borders is the Hunters' Bawn privateer band out of Touaenfaez (3140), another slowly-failing mining system as asteroids collapse from extensive extraction. The privateers prey upon all borders outside the Oculus Alignment, but refuse to respond when the Alignment asks for defense aid.

Ground Forces[edit]

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Naval Forces[edit]

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Special Forces[edit]

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Paramilitary Forces[edit]

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Intelligence Agencies[edit]

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Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

Cornered in the Rimward-Trailing edge of Knoellighz Sector, the Oculus Alignment (OA or Vo on the map) polity claims 16 parsecs (hexes) of territory and populates it with 8 worlds, two of which reach Trailing into LLako subsector of Dhuerorrg Sector. The Oculus Alignment features two Naval Bases and one Corsair Base (consisting of Marque-d privateers).

To Trailing can be found the Pact of Gaerr and Rranglloez Stronghold polities in Gvurrdon and Tuglikki Sectors respectively. To Trailing, in Dhuerorrg Sector looms the Bakne Alliance. A short distance in parsecs to Spinward is the polity Ascendancy Pact. A subsector or more Coreward is found the Democracy of Greats. This somewhat binds the Oculus Alignment polity into one subsector, Zarthurrue.

No world articles for Oculus Alignment

Hex Name UWP Travel Codes Gas Giant(s) Notes, Bases

Zarthurrue / Knoellighz

2740 KOURRGENONG CAC6977-5 Cx Fl Hi In 3 Naval Base

Polity capital, insidious atmosphere, High Population of 5 billion, Industrial planet surface under domes, doomed in less than five decades with frequent catastrophes and accidents, most assets in highport orbit stations adjacent and needful of Naval Base, cost overruns in move to orbit, chemicals, manufacturing and refining exports, exodus to 3138 and 0410 Dhuerorrg

2840 Gurroerrgeksgunn D412436-8 Ic Ni 4

Thin atmosphere, Low liquid water, Ice-capped, cold climate requiring vacc suits, ice caverns house 10,000 to 90,000 shivering Vargr in a self-perpetuating oligarchy, equatorial big-game fishing and whaling export

3138 Orllouaegz B746776-7 Ag Ga Ri 0

Thin and tainted atmosphere from cinnabar (Mercury ore) mining, cold climate, yet breadbasket world feed rest of polity and heavily guarded by the Navy above the balkanized and competing government nations on each continent, immigration from 2740 to help raise agriculture output

3140 Touaenfaez D000878-7 As Na 4 Corsair Base

A failing set of bands of asteroid belts, ruled by Hunters' Bawn privateers balkanized privatized and registered with the Navy, corporate sabotage stunts this world from proper growth under the privateers

3237 Usullghourzok B323100-C Lo Ni Po 3 Naval Base

90 Vargr host the downport in a thin atmosphere without a government or codified law, frequented by Navy, welcomes immigrants from 2740 to fashion high-tech atmosphere processors for doomed environments, suffers production from low Population. It is through this world's High-Tech gateway that the imported slaves from non-aligned and lawless worlds of Zarthurrue subsector come, (see Zarthurrue Triangle).

3238 Khoeroeztukhs D67368D-2 Lt Ri 0

Another slowly-failing world due to air pollution from more radioactives mining, Communistic Civil Service Bureaucracy that is considering exodus to 3237 and limiting mining operation to minimal, hoping to curtail further pollution but not always obeyed

Llako / Dhuerorrg

0139 Dadhoezorzksagaenkharze B7A4446-A Fl Ni 2

Fluid oceans produce chemicals refined for export by a Representative Democracy, exotic atmosphere harmless but does alter pitch in unfiltered breathers (higher helium content precipitating), imported water from 3138

0140 Aekirfaetsuentuerrghgvaedz A381133-A Lo Ni 0

Downport only, Air-thinners used but tiresome to breathe outside, Low Population of 80+, online black market hub visited by smugglers, privateers, Corsairs, tavern-themed setting, Self-perpetuating Oligarchy is oft-bribed by criminal element or funded by Oculus Alignment just to stay operational despite its low Law, welcomes immigrants from 3238 and 2740 in hopes of raising its world values

World Listing: 1116[edit]

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

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Astrographic Features & Trade Routes: 1116[edit]

The following astrographic features and trade routes can be found within this polity:

Greater Mains (Blue & Cyan Lines: 51+ destinations)[edit]

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Lesser Mains (Green & Yellow Lines: 11-50 destinations)[edit]

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Micro Mains (Red & Pink Lines: 0-10 destinations)[edit]

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Rifts, Voids & Jump Bridges[edit]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  • Author & Contributor: The Pakkrat
  • TravellerMap, inspiration
  • Mongoose Traveller, generation engine
  • Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science