Velous Subsector

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Velous Subsector
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Demon's Eye
Sector Far Home
Capital Tal Varisa
No. of Stars 19
Majority Control Non-aligned Human-dominated (NaHu) - 74%
2nd Control Firstworlds (FiWo) - 26%

Velous Subsector is Subsector F of Far Home Sector.

Description / Specifications[edit]

Velous Subsector lies within Far Home Sector and is named for the Velous system and its red giant primary star. The coreward-spinward region is dominated by the Risa Cluster, the rimward-trailing regions lie within the Demon's Eye Rift, while the center of the Subsector contains scattered systems. The Scybrian Run Star Lane terminates in the coreward edge of the Subsector, while the Kuyt Chain Star Lane follows its spinward border. Fedan is the homeworld of the Hoppers, an insect-like Sophont species and humanity’s earliest allies in the Distant Fringe. The region saw heavy fighting during both the civil wars and the Scybrian Wars.

Physical Astrography[edit]

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


Velous Subsector lies within Far Home Sector

Clusters & Traces[edit]

Rifts & Voids[edit]

Other Astrographic Features[edit]


Bright Stars[edit]

Star Lanes[edit]

A number of Star Lanes lie within the Subsector:

World Listing[edit]

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

19 Worlds in the Velous Subsector
Adik  •  Arisada  •  Betrix  •  Dhon  •  Eliat  •  Fedan  •  Galamid  •  Maujen  •  Melesh  •  Mustrak  •  Omiote  •  Orishada  •  Redous  •  Risa  •  Salatho  •  Seich  •  Sokarn  •  Tal Varisa  •  Velous  •  

Political Astrography[edit]


Population: 11.586 billion sophonts.

Native Sophonts[edit]

Linguistic Topography[edit]

The following languages are the most commonly spoken within Irikusk subsector:


The Firstworlds occupies the Risa Cluster, within the spinward-coreward regions of the Subsector

Interstellar Relations[edit]

No information yet available.


Tal Varisa, the capital of the Firstworlds, is the default Subsector capital.

Subsector Summary[edit]

Velous, subsector F of Far Home has 19 worlds, of which 15 have native gas giants. The estimated population for the subsector is 15 billion sophonts (not necessarily humans). There are two High population (Hi) worlds, two Moderate population (Ph) worlds, eight Non-industrial (Ni) worlds, four Low population (Lo) worlds, and no Barren (Ba) worlds. There are three Agricultural (Ag) worlds versus two Pre-Agricultural (Pa) worlds, and three Non-Agricultural (Na) worlds. There are three Rich (Ri) worlds versus one Industrial (In) world. There are no Asteroid (As) belts, one Desert (De) world, one Garden (Ga) world, one Ice-capped (Ic) world, seven Poor (Po) worlds, two Vacuum (Va) worlds, and two Water (Wa) or Ocean (Oc) worlds. There are no Naval bases in the subsector, no Scout bases, and no Way stations. The highest population world is Tal Varisa (Far Home 0911). The highest tech level is B at Tal Varisa (Far Home 0911). The average technology level is 7 (with most between 4 and 9).

Polity Listing[edit]

The Non-Aligned Human-dominated worlds in Velous encompasses 14 worlds with a population of 4 billion. The highest population world is Dhon (Far Home 1511). The highest tech level is A at Maujen (Far Home 0917), Redous (Far Home 1220), and Seich (Far Home 1512). The average technology level is 7 (with most between 4 and 9).

The Firstworlds in Velous has jurisdiction over five worlds with a population of 11 billion. The highest population world is Tal Varisa (Far Home 0911). The highest tech level is B at Tal Varisa (Far Home 0911). The average technology level is 6 (with most between 3 and 8).

History & Background[edit]

Velous Subsector was settled by humans of the Last Armada almost three and a half millennia ago, but development was abruptly ended with the onset of the Dark Age, nearly two thousand years ago. Following the Renaissance period survivor worlds were recontacted, scavengers picked over the remains, 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.

Major Historical Events Timeline[edit]

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

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