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The Third Imperium (alternately just "The Imperium") is a loose [[federation]], and as of [[1105]] it is by far the largest organized [[polity]] in [[Charted Space]]. While dominated by [[humaniti]] (in particular, by humans of [[Solomani]] and [[Vilani]] descent), it includes several non-human [[race]]s. It has trappings of nobility, mainly to have some designated person in charge when crises happen, because - due to communication lags similar to those seen on [[Terra]] in the Age of Sail - it takes weeks, months, or even years (depending on origin and destination, and the amount of deliberation required) for messages to traverse the Imperium and get acted upon.
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Also called The Imperium. Founded in 0 by [[Cleon]] Zhunastu from the [[Sylean Federation]] in what is now [[Core Sector]]. The [[Third Imperium]] is a [[feudal confederation]]. Member worlds of the Imperium agree to pay taxes and obey a few fundamental laws which the Imperium promulgates, known as the [[High Laws]]. In return, the Imperium agrees to patrol the space between the worlds, to protect interstellar trade, to encourage travel and commerce, and to arbitrate diplomatic relations between worlds. Beyond this, individual worlds are left to their own devices so long as they acknowledge the power of the Imperium to rule the space between the stars.{{Page cite|name=Imperial Encyclopedia|page=42}}
  
The Imperium itself rules the space between the [[system|stars]] (and, where there is not a solar-system-wide government, between the [[world|planets]]). It also has jurisdiction over the primary [[starport]]s, which act as Imperial embassies in addition to their port functions. There are minimal laws, mostly protecting trade (though possession of weapons of mass destruction, slavery, and murder of Imperial citizens are among the things outlawed universally). The rest is left to the local planet's or local system's laws.
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Imperial power is present on member worlds in the form of [[Starports]], consulates, bureaucratic offices, and bases Sometimes, larger enclaves of Imperial power are placed where they can enhance the emperor’s strength.
  
For instance, [[Duke]] [[Norris]] is the Imperial representative on [[Regina]]. He is not the personal ruler of Regina itself (see [[Regina (world)]] for how the planetary government works), though he has influence just like anyone with control over vast wealth and infrastructure would have.
 
  
([[0]] to Present): The [[Third Imperium]] itself is a far-flung empire of 281 [[subsector]]s and over 11,000 [[world]]s. {{Page cite|name=The Kinunir|page=1}}
 
* The Third Imperium was founded in [[0]] by [[Cleon I|Cleon Zhunastu]] from the [[Sylean Federation]] in what is now [[Core Sector]].
 
** Historians credit this event as the end of the [[Long Night]] left after the demise of the [[Second Imperium]].
 
* It grew swiftly during the pacification campaigns, and more slowly thereafter, until stability was reached in the [[600s]], by which time the Imperium had grown past and absorbed almost all of the territory of the [[First Imperium|First]] and [[Second Imperium|Second]] Imperiums.
 
** The main exception being to [[coreward]], where territory was lost to the split-off [[Julian Protectorate]] and the [[Vargr Extents]].
 
* The Third Imperium is also known as the '''Ziru Sirkaa'''. Please note the [[Vilani]] double ''-aa'' ending to contrast it from the [[First Imperium]], which was known as the '''[[Ziru Sirka]]''' with a single ''-a'' ending.
 
* Please see [[Emperors of the Third Imperium]], [[Imperial Cultural Region]], [[Imperial Moot]] and [[Imperial Nobility]] for related information.
 
  
=== Library Data Referral Tree ===
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== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
Please refer to the following [[AAB]] [[Library Data]] for more information: <br>
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The [[Third Imperium]] itself is a far-flung empire of 281 [[subsector]]s and over 11,000 [[world]]s. {{Page cite|name=The Kinunir|page=1}}  
'''[[Third Imperium]]:'''
 
* [[Government]]
 
** [[Feudal Confederation]]
 
** [[Imperial Autonomous Region]]
 
** [[Imperial Bureaucracy]]
 
** [[Imperial Calendar]]
 
** [[Imperial Cultural Region]]
 
** [[Imperial Currency]]
 
** [[Imperial Law]]
 
*** [[High Laws]]
 
*** [[Imperial Navigation Act]]
 
*** [[Imperial Sanction]]
 
*** [[Imperial Warrant]]
 
*** [[Rite of Assassination]]
 
*** [[Rite of Fleet Control]]
 
*** [[Warrant of Restoration]]
 
** [[Imperial Nobility|Imperial Leadership]]
 
*** [[Emperors of the Third Imperium]]
 
*** [[Imperial Moot]]
 
*** [[Imperial Nobility]]
 
**** [[Gentlemen]]
 
**** [[High Nobility]]
 
**** [[Imperial Clan]]
 
**** [[Landed Nobility]]
 
**** [[Noble House]]
 
**** [[World-State Nobility]]
 
** [[Imperial Research Station]]
 
** [[Symbol|Imperial Symbols]]
 
*** [[Imperial Sunburst]]
 
*** [[Iridium Throne]]
 
** [[Unified Armies of the Imperium]]
 
*** [[Imperial Army]] (IA)
 
*** [[Imperial Interstellar Scout Service]] (IISS)
 
*** [[Imperial Navy]] (IN)
 
*** [[Imperial Star Marines]] (ISM)
 
*** [[Mercenaries]]
 
 
 
=== [[Astronavigational Code]]s ===
 
A wide variety of astronavigational codes have been used within and without the Imperium over its history. At least two major surveys by the [[IISS]], the [[First Survey]] and [[Second Survey]] have helped to evolve this system.
 
:{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|+ Third Imperium Primary Astronavigational Codes
 
|-
 
! #
 
! [[Polity]]
 
! Survey
 
! Code
 
! Type
 
! Remarks
 
|-
 
| i.
 
| [[Sylean Federation]]
 
| Pre-Imperial
 
| SylFed / SF
 
| No standard code
 
| Pre-Imperial foundational state. Founded [[-650]].
 
|-
 
| ii.
 
| [[Sylean Federation]]
 
| Pre-Imperial
 
| SyFe
 
| No standard code
 
| Pre-Imperial foundational state. Founded [[-650]].
 
|-
 
| iii.
 
| [[Sylean Federation]]
 
| 1st Survey ([[300]])
 
| Sy
 
| 2-ltr code
 
| SyFe (Sy) became the 3rd Imperium
 
|-
 
| I.
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| Im3I
 
* ImXx
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Add last 2 letters for [[Domain]].
 
e.g. '''ImDs:''' Imperial, [[Domain of Sol]].
 
* Please see domain astronavigational codes information below.
 
|-
 
| 1a.
 
| [[Third Imperium]] <br>
 
[[Client State]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| CsIm
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| [[Client State]]s have not yet been formally made full members of the Imperium.
 
* Many host Imperial military, naval, and/or scout bases despite this informality.
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Domain Codes ====
 
The Third Imperium possesses seven domains in [[1116]].
 
 
 
:{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|+ Third Imperium Domain Astronavigational Codes
 
|-
 
! #
 
! [[Domain]]
 
! Survey
 
! Code
 
! Type
 
! Remarks
 
|-
 
| 1.
 
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImDc
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Established in [[0|000]].
 
* The oldest domain and source of the pre-foundational state, the [[Sylean Federation]].
 
|-
 
| 2.
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImDv
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Established in [[76|076]].
 
* The core of the old [[Ziru Sirka]].
 
* The [[Vargr]] threaten this domain.
 
|-
 
| 3.
 
| [[Domain of Gateway]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImDg
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Established in [[79|079]].
 
* An underdeveloped frontier area and a crossroads between several [[Major Race]] polities.
 
* The [[K'kree]] threaten this domain.
 
|-
 
| 4.
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImDi
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Established in [[81|081]].
 
* A rich core region protected by the [[Great Rift]].
 
* Has access to the frontier at [[Reaver's Deep Sector]].
 
* The [[Aslan]] threaten this domain.
 
|-
 
| 5.
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImDa
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Established in [[110]].
 
* An old frontier and later source of conflict with the [[Julian Protectorate]].
 
* Also the location of military defeats and several lost sectors.
 
* The [[Vargr]] threaten this domain.
 
|-
 
| 6.
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImDs
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Established in [[111]].
 
* A source of conflict with the [[Solomani Confederation]] after its establishment.
 
* Location of the homeworld of [[Humaniti]] at [[Terra]].
 
|-
 
| 7.
 
| [[Domain of Deneb]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImDd
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Established in [[589]].
 
* The newest frontier and a source of conflict with the [[Aslan Hierate]], [[Vargr Extents]], and [[Zhodani Consulate]].
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Cultural Region Codes ====
 
Some parts of the Third Imperium have divergent cultures from the mainstream sensibilities of the Imperium and it has become expedient to develop a federalized system of '''[[Imperial Cultural Region]]s''' to better meet the needs of these divergent regions. Some of these regions hold official imprimatur from the [[Emperor]] while others hold a less official status:
 
 
 
:{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|+ Third Imperium [[Imperial Cultural Region]] Astronavigational Codes
 
|-
 
! #
 
! [[Imperial Cultural Region|Region]]
 
! Survey
 
! Code
 
! Type
 
! Remarks
 
|-
 
| 1.
 
| [[Amec Protectorate]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImAP
 
* ImAp
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Third Imperium, [[Amec Protectorate]] (Dagu)
 
* Established in ???.
 
* Culturally [[Terran]] and [[Solomani]].
 
* Located primarily in [[Dagudashaag Sector]].
 
|-
 
| 2.
 
| [[Atsah Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImAC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Independent [[Aekhu Vargr]]
 
* Established in 200.
 
* Culturally [[Imperial Vargr]].
 
|-
 
| 3.
 
| [[Darmine Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImDC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
* Culturally [[Darmine (race)]].
 
|-
 
| 4.
 
| [[Geonee Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImGC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
* Culturally [[Geonee]] and [[Llyrnian]].
 
* Largely associated with the [[Geonee Confederation]] polity.
 
|-
 
| 5.
 
| [[Hezeraek Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImHC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
* Breakaway cultural region of the [[First Imperium]].
 
* Strongly associated with the [[Hezeraek Connective]] polity.
 
|-
 
| 6.
 
| [[Jonkeereen Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImJC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
* Culturally associated with the [[Jonkeereen]], a [[Variant Human Race]].
 
|-
 
| 7.
 
| [[Lancian Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImLR
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
* Culturally associated with the [[Lancian]]s.
 
* A long rebellious area.
 
|-
 
| 8.
 
| [[League of Antares]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImLA
 
* ImLa
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Third Imperium, [[League of Antares]] (Anta)
 
* Established in [[191]].
 
* Autonomous area associated with the [[Third Imperium]].
 
* Formed as a result of the [[Julian War]].
 
|-
 
| 9.
 
| [[Luriani Cultural Association]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImLC
 
* ImLc
 
* ImLu
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Third Imperium, [[Luriani Cultural Association]] (Ley/Forn)
 
* Established in ???.
 
|-
 
| 10.
 
| [[S'mrii Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImSC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
|-
 
| 11.
 
| [[Suerrat Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImSR
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
|-
 
| 10.
 
| [[Sydymic Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImYC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
|-
 
| 11.
 
| [[Sylean Worlds]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImSW
 
* ImSy
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Third Imperium, [[Sylean Worlds]] (Core)
 
* Established in ???.
 
|-
 
| 12.
 
| [[Tapazmal Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImTC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
|-
 
| 13.
 
| [[Thaggeshi Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImGC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
|-
 
| 14.
 
| [[Vegan Autonomous District]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImVD
 
* ImVd
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| Third Imperium, [[Vegan Autonomous District]] (Solo)
 
* Established in ???.
 
|-
 
| 15.
 
| [[Vilani Cultural Region]]
 
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 
| ImIC
 
| 4-ltr code
 
| TBD
 
* Established in ???.
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
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From it's founding through the [[Pacification Campaigns]] it grew swiftly, then more slowly thereafter, until stability was reached in the [[600s]], by which time the Imperium had grown past and absorbed almost all of the territory of the [[First Imperium|First]] and [[Second Imperium|Second]] Imperiums. The main exception being to [[coreward]], where territory was lost to the split-off [[Julian Protectorate]] and the [[Vargr Extents]].
The Imperium is the focal point of history within [[Charted Space]].
 
* As it rises and falls, so does interstellar civilization... for better or worse.
 
* It is a powerful aggregate super-polity, supra-polity, a hyperpower, and as it goes, so does the greater state of war and peace amongst the [[Major Race]]s.
 
* Some conjecture that the Imperium itself is the results of [[Ancients]] social engineering, a venerated [[Hiver]] manipulation, or something else. Noone really knows if the Imperium arose on its own bootstraps or as the result of mysterious outside powers.
 
* Whatever it may be, the Imperium is the 800-pound gorilla in the room and interstellar diplomacy is largely focused around the foibles and tribulations of this single supra-polity. All others rank behind it.
 
  
=== Imperial Overview ===
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The Imperium has few lawa mostly protecting trade, including banning possession of weapons of mass destruction, slavery, and murder of Imperial citizens. The rest is left to the local planet's or local system's laws. The leadership of the Imperium has trappings of nobility, mainly to have some designated person in charge when crises happen, because - due to communication lags similar to those seen on [[Terra]] in the Age of Sail - it takes weeks, months, or even years (depending on origin and destination, and the amount of deliberation required) for messages to traverse the Imperium and get acted upon.
The ''Imperium'' is a series of consecutive galactic empires reaching back into recorded interstellar history.
 
:{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|+ Traveller [[Third Imperium]] Overview
 
! #
 
! Imperium
 
! Years
 
! [[Mileu]]/s
 
! [[Timeline]]
 
! Literature Body
 
! Publisher/s
 
! Remarks
 
|-
 
| 1a.
 
| Pre-[[First Imperium]]
 
| ([[-9235]] to [[-4046]])
 
| [[Rise of the Vilani]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| Various
 
| Various
 
| [[Rise of the Vilani]]
 
* Early rise, growth and expansion of [[Vilani]] civilization before the founding of the [[Ziru Sirka]].
 
|-
 
| 1b.
 
| [[First Imperium]]
 
| ([[-4045]] to [[-2205]])
 
| [[Ziru Sirka]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| [[GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars]]
 
| [[Steve Jackson Games]]
 
| [[Ziru Sirka]]
 
* The empire of the [[Vilani]], the [[Ziru Sirka]].
 
* Its epic rise and tragic fall...
 
|-
 
| 1c.
 
| Sub-[[First Imperium]]
 
| ([[-2422]] to [[-2205]])
 
| [[Interstellar Wars]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| [[GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars]]
 
| [[Steve Jackson Games]]
 
| [[Interstellar Wars]]
 
* [[Terran Confederation]] vs. [[Ziru Sirka]]
 
* An epic, extended conflict...
 
|-
 
| 2a.
 
| [[Second Imperium]]
 
| ([[-2204]] to [[-1776]])
 
| [[Rule of Man]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| {{CT}}
 
| [[GDW]]
 
| [[Rule of Man]]
 
* A polity formed by the [[Solomani|Terrans]] after they had conquered the First Imperium.  
 
* The ''Rule of Man'' collapsed due to the weight of the stagnation that it had absorbed from the ''[[Ziru Sirka]]''.
 
* Led to the ''[[Long Night]]'', an interregnum between the [[Second Imperium]] and the [[Third Imperium]].
 
|-
 
| 2b.
 
| Post-[[Second Imperium]]
 
| ([[-1775]] to [[0]])
 
| [[Long Night]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| {{CT}}
 
| [[GDW]]
 
| [[Long Night]]
 
* The interregnum between the Second and Third Imperiums.
 
* Widespread collapse of interstellar civilization.
 
|-
 
| 3a.
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| ([[0]] to [[1116]])
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| {{CT}}
 
{{MT}}
 
| [[GDW]]
 
|  [[Third Imperium]]
 
* A '''[[Third Imperium]]''' arose after a period known as the [[Long Night]], when a small federation of planets known as the [[Sylean Federation]] re-absorbed the worlds of the previous empires.
 
|-
 
| 3b.
 
| Sub-[[Third Imperium]]
 
| ([[0]] to [[199]])
 
| [[Milieu 0]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| [[Marc Miller's Traveller]]
 
| [[Imperium Games]]
 
| "Iron Era of the Third Imperium" (0 to 499)
 
* [[Milieu 0]]
 
* The founding of the Third Imperium from the foundational state of the [[Sylean Federation]] forward.
 
* An age of conquerors and founders...
 
* Creation of the [[Domain]] system.
 
|-
 
| 3c.
 
| Sub-[[Third Imperium]]
 
| ([[200]] to [[499]])
 
| [[Milieu 200]]
 
* [[First Survey]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| [[Traveller 5th|Traveller (5th Edition)]]
 
| [[Far Future Enterprises]]
 
| "Iron Era of the Third Imperium" (0 to 499)
 
* [[Milieu 200]]
 
* The early years of the fledgling Third Imperium.
 
* A meteoric rise and expansion of territory...
 
|-
 
| 3d.
 
| Sub-[[Third Imperium]]
 
| ([[500]] to [[999]])
 
| [[Milieu 500]]
 
* First [[Civil War]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| [[Traveller 5th|Traveller (5th Edition)]]
 
| [[Far Future Enterprises]]
 
| "Silver Era of the Third Imperium" (500's to 999)
 
* [[Milieu 500]]
 
* Internal conflicts and the first civil war...
 
|-
 
| 3e.
 
| Sub-[[Third Imperium]]
 
| ([[990]] to [[1100]])
 
| [[Mileu 990]]
 
* [[Second Survey]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| [[T20|Traveller20]]
 
| [[QuikLink Interactive]]
 
| "Golden Era of the Third Imperium" (Year 1,000+)
 
* [[Mileu 990]]
 
* An earlier focus than [[Mileu 1100]].
 
* A transition from a growing empire (silver age) to a mature empire (golden age).
 
* Includes the [[Solomani Rim War]].
 
|-
 
| 3f.
 
| Sub-[[Third Imperium]]
 
| ([[1100]] to [[1116]])
 
| [[Mileu 1100]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| 1. [[Classic Traveller]]<br>2. [[T20|Traveller20]]<br>3. [[Mongoose Traveller]]
 
| Various
 
| "Golden Era of the Third Imperium"
 
* [[Mileu 1100]] (Default Setting)
 
* A well-established Third Imperium reaching governance limits...
 
* A mature empire looking to the future...
 
|-
 
| 3g.
 
| Post-[[Third Imperium]]
 
| ([[1116]] to [[1220]])
 
| Rebellion, Collapse & Virus
 
* Mileu [[Rebellion]]
 
* [[Hard Times]]
 
* [[Second Civil War]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| 1. [[MegaTraveller]]<br>2. [[Traveller: The New Era]]
 
| [[GDW]]
 
| [[Rebellion]]
 
* The Golden Era of the third Imperium was cut short...
 
* This period chronicles the collapse of the Third Imperium in great detail.
 
* Sometimes called ''Collapse & Interregnum''.
 
|-
 
| 3h.
 
| Post-[[Third Imperium]]
 
| ([[1116]] to [[1220]])<br>([[1116]] to [[1130]])
 
| Years of the Imperium Eternal
 
* [[Milieu 1120]]
 
* [[Era: Imperium Eternal]]
 
* "Loren-verse"
 
| Alternate [[ATU]]
 
| [[GURPS Traveller]]
 
| [[Steve Jackson Games]]
 
| [[Years of the Imperium Eternal]]
 
* An alternate timeline where the Third Imperium did not collapse.
 
|-
 
| 4a.
 
| Pre-[[Fourth Imperium]]
 
| ([[1221]] to [[1247]])
 
| Years of the Collapse
 
* [[Traveller: The New Era]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| [[Traveller: The New Era]]
 
| [[GDW]]
 
| [[Years of the Collapse]]
 
* The Fourth Imperium era begins with the founding of the [[Regency of Deneb]] and the [[Reformation Coalition]], the first of the rebuilding efforts of [[humaniti]] and its allies.
 
* Includes the [[False Spring]].
 
|-
 
| 4b.
 
| [[Fourth Imperium]]
 
| ([[1248]] to [[1899]])
 
| [[Milieu 1248]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| [[Traveller:The New Era: 1248]]
 
| [[Avenger Enterprises]]
 
| [[Fourth Imperium]]
 
* A [[Fourth Imperium]] arises from a group of surviving states that joined a [[Grand Fleet of All Humaniti]] to defeat the last remaining faction of the Rebellion.
 
* Includes the [[False Spring]].
 
* It endures for some time and then falls, plunging ''[[Charted Space]]'' into a second ''Long Night''.
 
|-
 
| 5a.
 
| [[Galaxiad]]
 
| ([[1900]] to the ''Far Future'')
 
| [[Milieu Galaxiad]]
 
| Standard [[OTU]]
 
| [[Traveller 5th|Traveller (5th Edition)]]
 
(''in development'')
 
| [[Far Future Enterprises]]
 
| [[Galaxiad]]
 
* An exciting new storyline set in the universe of Traveller!
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
=== A. Goals: 1105 ===
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=== Goals ===
 
The preamble of the '''Warrant of Restoration of the Imperium''' reads:
 
The preamble of the '''Warrant of Restoration of the Imperium''' reads:
  
:{| cellpadding=5
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: The worlds of the universe lie separated by the vastness of space, each alone, and dependent upon its own resources. In the past, a greater community of worlds has existed, promoting a greater good for all its members, and for all those who have interacted with it. The time has now come to reestablish that greater community.             
|-
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:On the foundations of the past, in order to promote:                 
|The worlds of the universe lie separated by the vastness of space, each alone, and dependent upon its own resources. In the past, a greater community of worlds has existed, promoting a greater good for all its members, and for all those who have interacted with it. The time has now come to reestablish that greater community.             
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: Safe travel among the stars, the exploration of worlds circling those stars, the pursuit of knowledge, mutually profitable trade and commerce, the active exchange of information and tech the individual pursuit of personal betterment, and the collective pursuit of community good, we hereby reestablish the '''Grand Empire of the Stars'''.  
|-
 
|On the foundations of the past, in order to promote:                 
 
|-
 
|Safe travel among the stars, the exploration of worlds circling those stars, the pursuit of knowledge, mutually profitable trade and commerce, the active exchange of information and tech the individual pursuit of personal betterment, and the collective pursuit of community good, we hereby reestablish the '''Grand Empire of the Stars'''.  
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
 
Please see ''[[Warrant of Restoration]]'' for more information.
 
Please see ''[[Warrant of Restoration]]'' for more information.
  
=== B. Symbols: 1105 ===
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=== Symbols ===
 
'''Third Imperium: Symbols'''
 
'''Third Imperium: Symbols'''
 
The Capital of the Third Imperium is at {{World|Capital|Core|Core|2118}}, formerly known as '''Sylea''', and is the location of many of the most important symbols of the Third Imperium:
 
The Capital of the Third Imperium is at {{World|Capital|Core|Core|2118}}, formerly known as '''Sylea''', and is the location of many of the most important symbols of the Third Imperium:
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* National Founder: [[Cleon Zhunastu]] I
 
* National Founder: [[Cleon Zhunastu]] I
 
* National Language: [[Anglic]] & [[Vilani]]
 
* National Language: [[Anglic]] & [[Vilani]]
* National Literature: Unknown
 
* National Motto: Unknown
 
* National Sport: Unknown
 
  
=== C. Polity Quick Facts: [[1105]] ===
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=== Polity Quick Facts ===
 
The following overview is available of this [[polity]]:
 
The following overview is available of this [[polity]]:
 
* Government: [[Feudal Confederation]]
 
* Government: [[Feudal Confederation]]
* Astrography: This polity is located over 19 sectors.
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* Astrography: This polity is located over 19 sectors and includes an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 systems.
* Astrography: This polity is estimated to have between 10,000 to 12,000 [[World-system]]s.
 
 
* Capital: The capital of this polity is [[Capital (world)]].  
 
* Capital: The capital of this polity is [[Capital (world)]].  
* Population: This polity is estimated to have a population of 17,989,466 (millions) (almost 18 trillion inhabitants).
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* Population: This polity is estimated to have a population of 17,989,466 (millions) (almost 18 trillion inhabitants).The most numerous race/s of this polity are: Races of [[Humaniti]]  
* Population: The most numerous race/s of this polity are: Races of [[Humaniti]]  
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* Economy: The economic output (gross product) of this polity is estimated at 138,935,068 (BCr) (...almost 139 quadrillion credits). The ''per capita'' earning of inhabitants in this polity is estimated at  7,723 (Cr). The resources available in this polity are estimated at 8,629,159 (RU). The shipyard capacity of this polity is estimated at 19,157 (Mtons). The [[Starport Authority]] population is estimated at 157,981,050 (employees).
* Economy: The economic output (gross product) of this polity is estimated at 138,935,068 (BCr) (...almost 139 quadrillion credits).
 
* Economy: The ''per capita'' earning of inhabitants in this polity is estimated at  7,723 (Cr).
 
* Economy: The resources available in this polity are estimated at 8,629,159 (RU).
 
* Economy: The shipyard capacity of this polity is estimated at 19,157 (Mtons)
 
* Economy: The [[Starport Authority]] population is estimated at 157,981,050 (employees).
 
 
* Military: The armed forces of this polity are estimated at 2,500,000 (BEs).
 
* Military: The armed forces of this polity are estimated at 2,500,000 (BEs).
* Technology: The average technology level of this polity is estimated at TL-12 (C).
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* Technology: The average technology level of this polity is estimated at {{TL|12}}. The highest attainable technology level of this polity is estimated at {{TL|15}}. Technology level research in this polity is working towards mastering {{TL|16}}.
* Technology: The highest attainable technology level of this polity is estimated at TL-15 (F).
 
* Technology: Technology level research in this polity is working towards mastering TL-16 (G).
 
  
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
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# [[Sylean Federation]]
 
# [[Sylean Federation]]
 
# [[Third Imperium]]
 
# [[Third Imperium]]
 
=== Demographics: 1105 ===
 
Significant populations of the following [[sophont]] races reside within this [[sector]]:
 
* [[Humaniti]] (Human races)
 
# [[Answerin]]
 
# [[Azhanti]]
 
# [[Darmine]]
 
# [[Geonee]]
 
# [[Ilurian]]s
 
# [[Jonkeereen]] ([[Variant Human Race]])
 
# [[Kaggushus]]
 
# [[Lancia|Lancians]]
 
# [[Luriani|Luriani/Roryniar]]
 
# [[Nexxies]] ([[Variant Human Race]])
 
# [[Selenite]] ([[Variant Human Race]])
 
# [[Solomani]] ([[Major Race]])
 
# [[Suerrat]]
 
# [[Syleans]]
 
# [[Tapazmal]]
 
# [[Thaggeshi]]
 
# [[Tredhili]] (non-canon)
 
# [[Vilani]] ([[Major Race]])
 
# [[Ziadd]] (non-canon)
 
 
* [[Non-Human Race]]s
 
# [[Ael Yael]]
 
# [[Aslan]] ([[Major Race]])
 
# [[Bruhre]]
 
# [[Bwaps]]
 
# [[Chirper]]
 
# [[Dishaan]]
 
# [[Droyne]] ([[Major Race]])
 
# [[Eliyoh]]
 
# [[Kirissukyoya]]
 
# [[Llellewyloly]]
 
# [[Llyrnian]]
 
# [[Lurent]]
 
# [[Nenlat]]
 
# [[Sigka]]
 
# [[S'mrii]]
 
# [[Tahavi]]
 
# [[Vegan]]s
 
 
* Terragens (Non-human Terran races)
 
# [[Dolphin]]
 
# [[Orca]]
 
# [[Uplifted Ape]]
 
# [[Ursa]]
 
# [[Vargr]] ([[Major Race]])
 
 
==== Demographic Data Table: 1105 ====
 
Significant populations of the following [[sophont]] races reside within this polity:
 
:{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|+ Imperial [[Sophont]] Demographics (Populations 10+ billion)
 
! Race
 
! Population
 
! Type
 
! Remarks
 
|-
 
| [[Humaniti]]
 
| 015 trillion
 
| [[Major Race]] (Various)
 
* Imperial Man
 
| [[Humaniti]] is the dominant species on the many thousands of systems and worlds within the Third Imperium and while most humans are of [[Solomani]], [[Vilani]], or mixed ancestry, literally dozens of other races and sub-species of humans exist: [[Minor Human Race]]s, [[Human Chimera]]e, [[Variant Race]]s, ethnic groups, and nearly every other possibility imaginable. Humans are a prolific species and can be found in large numbers throughout vast tracts of both the [[Third Imperium]] and [[Charted Space]].
 
|-
 
| [[Suerrat]]
 
| 359 billion
 
| [[Minor Human Race]]
 
| The Suerrat are a prolific race of hairy humans with atavistic (ape-like) features and a powerful, well-developed space empire prior to being conquered by the [[Vilani]]. Their great numbers, wealth, and prosperity still make them a powerful force within the Imperium.
 
|-
 
| [[Lancia|Lancians]]
 
| 235 billion
 
| [[Minor Human Race]]
 
| The Lancia or Lancians are a minor human race conquered by the [[Vilani]] whose culture has long been repressed. Other than their background and culture, they physically resemble baseline genetic humans in almost every way.
 
|-
 
| [[Vegan]]s
 
| 155 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The Vegans are a strange human-like race of arid, low-gravity, near-vacuum desert-dwellers. Their communal culture with its distinctive [[tuhuir]]s has long baffled human observers. Their society and space empire has long been a crossroads and pawn between larger major races.
 
|-
 
| [[Sylean]]s
 
| 119 billion
 
| [[Minor Human Race]]
 
| The Syleans are genetic humans with a powerful spirit and ambition. Their cultural achievements form a solid cornerstone of the Imperium and one of their own was reputed to be the founder of the Third Imperium. [[Cleon I]] has been reported of [[Solomani]]-[[Vilani]] ancestry, while others record his heritage as pure [[Sylean]]. The religion, philosophy, and trade instincts of the Syleans are widely considered second to none, while maintaining a mysterious spiritual aspect that few non-Syleans ever seem to fully grasp.
 
|-
 
| [[Luriani|Luriani/Roryniar]]
 
| 104 billion
 
| [[Minor Human Race]]
 
| The Luriani are an enigmatic race of humans, adapted to a semi-aquatic life. Their flexible culture has allowed them to prosper, even while under foreign yokes. Some attribute it to luck or serendipity, but the Luriani know better.
 
|-
 
| [[Kaggushus]]
 
| 092 billion
 
| [[Minor Human Race]]
 
| The Kaggushus are powerful, genetically-engineered humans, with a long record of ground combat prowess. Their homeworld has long played an important role in Imperial history and their culture has long been repressed.
 
|-
 
| [[Sigka]]
 
| 090 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The Sigka are an aquatic minor race known for their wide-ranging trade missions and advanced technological prowess. As an aquatic proto-species, they were known for great piscinoid aggregates that shoaled and schooled together and their society cooperates and collaborates with each other in ways that other species can only marvel at... 
 
|-
 
| [[Darmine]]
 
| 076 billion
 
| [[Minor Human Race]]
 
| The Darmine are a minor human race, which has little variance from the human genetic baseline including interbreeding capability. Their culture has long been rebellious and has ever since been tracked by the Imperial authorities.
 
|-
 
| [[Aslan]]
 
| 073 billion
 
| [[Major Race]]
 
* [[Imperial Aslan]]
 
| The Aslan are a young and powerful race of felinoid-like [[sophont]]s, united in spirit, but not in temporal power. Their often quarreling empire, the [[Aslan Hierate]] lies [[rimward]] and many Aslan have settled into the Imperium as refugees and exiles with a long and proud record of dedicated and loyal service.   
 
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| [[Lurent]]
 
| 070 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The Lurent are a mysterious, nomadic species with a unique planetoid starship design, a penchant for trading, and a wanderlust second to none. Few know much about the Lurent and they like it that way.
 
|-
 
| [[Geonee]]
 
| 065 billion
 
| [[Minor Human Race]]
 
| Shorter dwarf-like humans who developed on a heavy gravity, geologically unstable world, which gave them incredible strength and a powerful penchant for taking risks. Their space empire was developing when the [[Vilani]] conquered them. Geonee society has always had a rebellious streak as well as a number of well-kept secrets.
 
|-
 
| [[Bruhre]]
 
| 060 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The Bruhre are massive hexapods accustomed to a sulfur-tainted atmosphere and an exotic biochemistry, largely incompatible with mainstream [[Humaniti]] and sophontdom. Their culture is extremely complex, and intolerant of outside ways. However, they have keen scientific and philosophical insights that still motivate researchers to overcome their intolerance to learn their insights despite being isolated from mainstream Imperial culture... 
 
|-
 
| [[Selenite]]s
 
| 060 billion
 
| [[Variant Human Race]]
 
| The Selenites are human beings, geneered to survive in the microgravities of space habitats. They have experienced explosive population growth and their numbers now make them a force to contend with.
 
|-
 
| [[Llyrnian]]s
 
| 050 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The Llyrians or "Devils" are a strange, trisymmetrical, digging species adopted by and allied to the [[Geonee]]. Their zero-G combat aptitude make them some of the most capable ship-to-ship fighters ever known.
 
|-
 
| [[Vargr]]
 
| 042 billion
 
| [[Major Race]]
 
* [[Imperial Vargr]]
 
| The Vargr are an enormously adaptive race, capable of fitting in anywhere. As a variant race, they have some racial insecurities, but one of their biggest concerns is whether the Third Imperium will ever fully integrate them into their society.
 
|-
 
| [[Answerin]]
 
| 040 billion
 
| [[Minor Human Race]]
 
| The Answerin are baseline humans with little genetic variation, while their culture sets them greatly aside. Their powerful psychological sciences help them conquer fear in unparalleled ways. They are fatalistic in one aspect and supremely self-confident in others. Their service as mental health specialists and, oddly enough, fearless mercenaries is in high demand throughout [[Charted Space]].
 
|-
 
| [[S'mrii]]
 
| 028 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The S'mrii are an enigmatic alien race of insectile centauroids with a long history of loyal and dedicated service to the Imperium. The history of their ancient culture is studded with great tragedies and even greater technological achievements.
 
|-
 
| [[Nenlat]]
 
| 024 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The Nenlat are a strange trisymmetrical race of amphibianoids known for their strong tastes for adventure and exploration. Their technological aptitude makes them commonplace on tramp freighters, interface starships, and exploration teams throughout [[Charted Space]].
 
|-
 
| [[Dolphin]]s
 
| 020 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| Dolphins, an aquatic species and variant race from [[Terra]], were brought by the [[Solomani]] to interstellar space. They have prospered ever since and their keen astrogational skills are in high demand.
 
|-
 
| [[Ziadd]]
 
| 017 billion
 
| [[Minor Human Race]]
 
| The Ziadd are a minor human race with atavistic Neanderthal-like characteristics. Their dynamic culture and keen mercantile instincts have made them famous throughout the Imperium.
 
|-
 
| [[Llellewyloly]]
 
| 015 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The "Dandies" are a finicky bunch of non-humanoid sophonts with a near-unique biology, full of complex social rules that make it hard for outsiders to join their society. Their unique outlook allows them to see many problems "outside of the box", which has led to some remarkable technological innovations. Much of their society is still blanketed in mystery despite centuries of interaction with [[Humaniti]].
 
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| [[Chirper]]s
 
| 015 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| Chirpers are a simple apolitical race of pet-like sophonts that some suspect are proto-sophonts, primitive versions of the [[Droyne]], or possibly even related to the [[Ancients]]. They might be simple ''babes in the woods'' or they could be a species far more devious...
 
|-
 
| [[Bwap]]s
 
| 010 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The [[Bwap]]s are an amphibious, newt-like species dependent on moist air humidity, who are an ubiquitous part of nearly every  institution, bureaucracy, and ''paperwork'' processing organization throughout the greater [[Third Imperium]]. Their regenerative automy ability is well-known (...they can regenerate entire limbs), but their secret experiments into [[Psychohistory]] are only rumored at. The mild unassuming image of a Bwap functionary is portrayed throughout the popular media, but what other secrets do these master bookkeepers hold? 
 
|-
 
| [[Kirissukyoya]]
 
| 010 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The Kirissukyoya a strange trisymmetrical race of starfaring merchants. Their race was known for high quality merchandise throughout [[Deneb Sector]] until internal differences led to a global war which devastated Kiri civilization. They are still re-learning and re-gaining their former glories after a devastating conflict in which the [[Droyne]] mysteriously intervened. Observers still ponder why the normally reclusive Droyne intervened...
 
|-
 
| [[Tahavi]]
 
| 010 billion
 
| [[Non-Human Race]]
 
| The Tahavi were the first non-human race encountered by the [[Vilani]] and their early exposure to a sophisticated technological race has greatly benefited them. They have developed into a powerful race of starfaring merchants despite being an aquatic race greatly hampered in trade with terrestrial walkers... 
 
|-
 
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* Base calculations made by [[Nathan Brazil]] using T5SS data.
 
  
 
=== Historical Eras ===
 
=== Historical Eras ===
 
The history of the [[Third Imperium]] is generally separated by ''Sanctioned Imperial Chroniclers'' into a number of different periods:
 
The history of the [[Third Imperium]] is generally separated by ''Sanctioned Imperial Chroniclers'' into a number of different periods:
  
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==== Dawn of the Third Imperium 0 - 119 ====
|+ The Progress of The Third Imperium
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The dawn of the Third Imperium started with the founding of the Imperium from the existing [[Sylean Federation]]. This period is marked by the quick expansion of the ImperiumThe rule of [[Cleon I]], [[Cleon II]], and [[Artemsus]], who oversaw the [[Pacification Campaigns]]. The dawn period ends with the completion of the Pacification Campaigns.
! Eras of Imperial History
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! Dates
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* [[0]]: [[Third Imperium]] founded
! Imperium
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** [[0]]: [[Domain of Sylea]] founded.
! Remarks
 
|-
 
| Dawn of the [[Third Imperium]]
 
| 000 - [[119]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Iron Era
 
* [[Milieu 0]]
 
|-
 
| The Antebellum Years
 
| [[120]] - [[474]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Iron Era
 
* [[Milieu 200]]
 
|-
 
| Imperial Disarray
 
| [[475]] - [[621]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Silver Era
 
* [[Milieu 500]]
 
* First Imperial [[Civil War]]
 
|-
 
| Imperial Recovery
 
| [[622]] - [[767]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Silver Era
 
* [[Milieu 500]]
 
|-
 
| The Stumbling Years
 
| [[768]] - [[939]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Silver Era
 
|-
 
| The Solomani Crisis
 
| [[940]] - [[1002]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Golden Era
 
* [[Mileu 990]]
 
|-
 
| The New Millennium
 
| [[1003]] - [[1084]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Golden Era
 
* [[Mileu 990]]
 
|-
 
| The Golden Age
 
| [[1085]] - [[1106]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Golden Era
 
* [[Mileu 1100]]
 
|-
 
| Fifth Frontier War
 
| [[1107]] - [[1110]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Golden Era
 
|-
 
| An Uncertain Future
 
| [[1111]] - [[1115]]
 
| [[Third Imperium]]
 
| Golden Era
 
|-
 
| Rebellion, Collapse & Virus
 
| [[1116]] - [[1220]]
 
| Interregnum
 
| Bronze Era
 
* Sometimes called ''Collapse & Interregnum''.
 
|-
 
| Years of the Collapse
 
| [[1221]] - [[1247]]
 
| Interregnum
 
| Bronze Era
 
* [[Regency of Deneb]]
 
|-
 
| False Spring
 
| [[1248]] - [[1899]]
 
| [[Fourth Imperium]]
 
| Steel Era
 
* [[Milieu 1248]]
 
|-
 
| Milieu Galaxiad
 
| [[1900]] - ''Far Future''
 
| Interregnum
 
| Platinum Era
 
* [[Galaxiad]]
 
|-
 
|}
 
 
 
==== History-Era: Domains ====
 
Most of the domains were never totally absorbed into the Imperium. This was a recipe for disaster.
 
* Please see [[Domain]] for more information.
 
  
'''Six Imperial Domains:''' <br>
 
During the [[Pacification Campaigns]], Emperor [[Artemsus]] divided space into six regions, labeled them domains, and appointed an [[archduke]] over each of them.
 
 
To each archduke, he assigned the continuing pacification of the domain’s many systems and their integration into the Imperium. The domains were:
 
* 1. Antares (Lishun, Antares, Mendan, Amdukan)
 
* 2. Gateway (Ley, Glimmerdrift Reaches, Gateway, Crucis Margin)
 
* 3. llelish (Ilelish, Zarushagar, Reaver’s Deep, Daibei)
 
* 4. Sol (Dispora, Old Expanses, Solomani Rim, Alpha Crucis)
 
* 5. Sylea (Core, Fornast, Massilia, Delphi)
 
* 6. Vland (Corridor, Vland, Gushemege, Dagudashag)
 
 
'''Seventh Domain of Deneb:''' <br>
 
In [[589]], during the [[First Frontier War]], a seventh domain was established:
 
 
* 7. Deneb (Spinward Marches, Deneb, Trojan Reach, Reft).
 
 
The intent was to appoint an archduke to be responsible for their supervision. However, the Civil War broke out before an archduke was appointed.
 
* Following the civil war, the emperors expressed concern about individuals with powers equaling their own, so they moved to lessen the power of the archdukes in the Imperial government. Because of this, no archduke of Deneb was ever appointed. As a result, the domains came to have little practical significance. Each archduke did retain the power to create knights and baronets.
 
* In the years after the [[Fourth Frontier War]], and after the problems it presented from lags in communication, Emperor [[Strephon]] felt a strengthened archduke position could enable the Imperium to more quickly respond in defending the realm. Against the protests and opposition of some prominent members of the Moot, Strephon reestablished the domain as a level in the bureaucracy of the [[Imperial Navy]] and returned to the Domain the ability to collect taxes. Still later, Strephon gave the archdukes the ability to legislate and enforce the desires of the emperor on the local level.
 
* One of Strephon’s last acts before his murder was to finally appoint an archduke of the Domain of Deneb:
 
** Archduke [[Norris]]
 
 
==== History-Era: Mileu 1100 ====
 
No information yet available.
 
 
==== History-Era: Rebellion ====
 
'''The Divided Imperium:''' With the assassination of emperor Strephon and all immediate heirs to the throne in [[1116]], the resulting turmoil has caused some confusion as to who will succeed Strephon to the throne.
 
* Thus, at the moment, factionalism in the Third Imperium is at an all-time high. Even with the uncertainty of the current moment, the Third Imperium still stands. The archdukes are instituting local stopgap measures until such time as a strong central government can be re-established.
 
 
=== Major Historical Events Timeline: 1116 ===
 
These are some of the more important historical events that have affected this polity:
 
* ([[-4014]] to [[-2423]]): [[Pax Vilanica]]
 
* ([[-2404]] to [[-2215]]): [[Interstellar Wars]]
 
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* ([[-2204]]): [[Rule of Man]] Founded
 
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* ([[-1776]] to [[0]]): [[Long Night]]
 
** ([[-1776]] to [[-1526]]): [[Twilight]]
 
** ([[-1523]] to [[-1519]]): [[Vilani War of Liberation]]
 
** ([[-1118]] to [[380]]): [[Aslan Border Wars]]
 
*** ([[380]]): [[Peace of Ftahalr]] (End of Aslan Border Wars)
 
** ([[-650]] to [[0]]): [[Sylean Federation]]
 
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* ([[0]]): [[Third Imperium]] founded
 
** ([[0]]): [[Domain of Sylea]] founded.
 
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* ([[76]] to [[120]]): [[Pacification Campaigns]]
 
* ([[76]] to [[120]]): [[Pacification Campaigns]]
 
** ([[76]]): [[Domain of Vland]] founded.
 
** ([[76]]): [[Domain of Vland]] founded.
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*** ([[111]] to [[120]]): [[Sylean Pacification Campaign]]
 
*** ([[111]] to [[120]]): [[Sylean Pacification Campaign]]
 
** ([[111]]): [[Domain of Sol]] founded. (Originally: [[Domain of Diaspora]])
 
** ([[111]]): [[Domain of Sol]] founded. (Originally: [[Domain of Diaspora]])
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==== The Antebellum Years 120 - 474 ====
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The Antebellum years are marked by the slowing of the expansion of the Imperium, as the expansion reaches the borders of the other major races.
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The rule of [[Martin I]], [[Martin II]], [[Cleon III]] (the mad), [[Porfiria]] and [[Anguistus]] (both known for their empire building), [[Martin III]], [[Martin V]], and [[Nicholle]].
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The [[Julian Confederation]] successfully resists integration into the new Imperium. The [[Vargr Campaigns]] fail to produce any new territory, and the [[Aslan Border Wars]] conclude with the [[Peace of Ftahalr]].
 +
 
 
* ([[175]] to [[191]]): [[Julian War]]
 
* ([[175]] to [[191]]): [[Julian War]]
 
* ([[220]] to [[348]]): [[Vargr Campaigns]]
 
* ([[220]] to [[348]]): [[Vargr Campaigns]]
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* ([[332]]): [[Imperial Road]] reconnected to Imperial Core.
 
* ([[332]]): [[Imperial Road]] reconnected to Imperial Core.
 
* ([[380]]): [[Peace of Ftahalr]] (End of Aslan Border Wars)
 
* ([[380]]): [[Peace of Ftahalr]] (End of Aslan Border Wars)
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* [[420]]: [[First Survey]] completed.
* ([[589]] to [[1109]]): [[Frontier Wars]]
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** A series of conflicts between the Third Imperium and [[Zhodani Consulate]].
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==== Civil War [[475]] - [[621]] ====
** ([[589]]): [[Domain of Deneb]] founded.
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This period starts with the Assassination of Emperess [[Nichole]] by [[Cleon IV]]. This starts a wave of assassintions of the emperors and an outright civil war. There are more than 20 claimants to the throne and the increasingly disparate factions across the Imperium fall into a brief civil war.  
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* [[589]] to [[604]]: [[First Frontier War]]
 
* ([[604]] to [[622]]): First Imperial [[Civil War]]
 
* ([[604]] to [[622]]): First Imperial [[Civil War]]
** ([[589]] to [[604]]): [[First Frontier War]] 
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** ([[606]]): Imperial Coup (Empress deposed. [[Olav|Grand Admiral of the Marches Olav hault-Plankwell]] ascends.) Beginning of reign of the [[Emperors of the Flag]].
** ([[606]]): Imperial Coup (Empress deposed. [[Olav|Grand Admiral of the Marches Olav hault-Plankwell]] ascends.)  
 
*** Beginning of reign of the [[Emperors of the Flag]].
 
 
** ([[615]] to [[620]]): [[Second Frontier War]]  
 
** ([[615]] to [[620]]): [[Second Frontier War]]  
 
** ([[622]]): [[Arbellatra]] proclaimed regent.  
 
** ([[622]]): [[Arbellatra]] proclaimed regent.  
 
** ([[629]]) [[Arbellatra]] ascends to become the Empress.
 
** ([[629]]) [[Arbellatra]] ascends to become the Empress.
  
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==== Stability [[622]] - [[939]] ====
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The civil war ends with the Regent [[Arbellatra]] and then the founding of the [[House Alkhalikoi|Alkhalikoi]] Dynasty. Also to rule over the imperium are [[Zhakirov]], [[Margaret I]], [[Paulo I]], [[Tomutov I]] (who resigned in a scandal), [[Paula II]], [[Tomutova II]], [[Margaret II]]. The stability period is a long period of generally peaceful interactions with the the neighbors. There are few border conflicts. The Imperium continues to expand the local diplomatic efforts rather than broad sweeping policy and aggressive stances.
 
* ([[624]]): Imperial [[Express Boat Network]] established.
 
* ([[624]]): Imperial [[Express Boat Network]] established.
 
** ([[718]]): [[Express Boat Network]] grows to cover entire [[Third Imperium]].
 
** ([[718]]): [[Express Boat Network]] grows to cover entire [[Third Imperium]].
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* ([[640]] to [[675]]): [[Sydymic War]]
 
* ([[640]] to [[675]]): [[Sydymic War]]
 
* ([[704]] to [[940]]): [[Solomani Autonomous Region]]
 
* ([[704]] to [[940]]): [[Solomani Autonomous Region]]
 
* ([[772]] to [[798]]): [[Psionics Institute]] Scandals
 
* ([[772]] to [[798]]): [[Psionics Institute]] Scandals
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* ([[800]] to [[820]]): [[Psionics Suppressions]]
 
* ([[800]] to [[820]]): [[Psionics Suppressions]]
** ([[810]] to [[820]]): Suspected [[Zhodani]] Fifth Column Subversion
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==== The Solomani Crisis [[940]] - [[1002]] ====
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The period is marked by increasing crises on the borders of the Imperium. The Empress [[Margaret II]] dissolved the [[Solomani Autonomous Region]] in [[940]] setting the stage for the [[Solomani Rim War]]. She did not live to see the outcome. [[Styryx]] resigns after the [[Third Frontier War]]. Leaving [[Gavin]] to manage the Rim war and increasing conflicts.
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* ([[979]] to [[986]]): [[Third Frontier War]]
 
* ([[990]]-[[1002]]): [[Solomani Rim War]]
 
* ([[990]]-[[1002]]): [[Solomani Rim War]]
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==== The New Millennium [[1003]] - [[1115]] ====
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The rule of [[Gavin]] and [[Paulo III]] wanted to leave his heirs with a stable peaceful Empire and pursued that goal with determination. The rule of [[Strephon]].
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* (1082 to 1084) Fourth Frontier War
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* (1107 to 1110): Fifth Frontier War
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==== Rebellion [[1116]] - [[1124]] ====
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Started with the assassination of [[Strephon]] and the disintegration of the Third Imperium into factions.
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=== History-Era: Domains ===
 +
During the Pacification Campaigns, Emperor [[Artemsus]] divided space into six regions, labeled them [[domain]]s, and appointed an [[archduke]] over each of them. To each archduke, he assigned the continuing pacification of the domain’s many systems and their integration into the Imperium. The domains were:
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:# Sylea (Core, Fornast, Massilia, Delphi)
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:# Vland (Corridor, Vland, Gushemege, Dagudashag),
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:# Gateway (Ley, Glimmerdrift Reaches, Gateway, Crucis Margin)
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:# Ilelish(Ilelish, Zarushagar, Reaver’s Deep, Daibei)
 +
:# Antares (Lishun, Antares, Mendan, Amdukan)
 +
:# Sol (Dispora, Old Expanses, Solomani Rim, Alpha Crucis).
 +
 +
In [[589]], during the [[First Frontier War]], a seventh domain Deneb (Spinward Marches, Deneb, Trojan Reach, Reft) was established.
 +
 +
Following the civil war, the emperors expressed concern about individuals with powers equaling their own, so they moved to lessen the power of the archdukes in the Imperial government. Because of this, no archduke of Deneb was ever appointed. As a result, the domains came to have little practical significance. Each archduke did retain the power to create knights and baronets.
 +
 +
In the years after the [[Fourth Frontier War]], and after the problems it presented from lags in communication, Emperor [[Strephon]] felt a strengthened archduke position could enable the Imperium to more quickly respond in defending the realm. Against the protests and opposition of some prominent members of the Moot, Strephon reestablished the domain as a level in the bureaucracy of the [[Imperial Navy]] and returned to the Domain the ability to collect taxes. Still later, Strephon gave the archdukes the ability to legislate and enforce the desires of the emperor on the local level.
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 +
==== History-Era: Rebellion ====
 +
'''The Divided Imperium:''' With the assassination of emperor Strephon and all immediate heirs to the throne in [[1116]], the resulting turmoil has caused some confusion as to who will succeed Strephon to the throne.
 +
 +
Thus, at the moment, factionalism in the Third Imperium is at an all-time high. Even with the uncertainty of the current moment, the Third Imperium still stands. The archdukes are instituting local stopgap measures until such time as a strong central government can be re-established.
  
 
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== Worlds & Sectors (Political [[Astrography]]) ==  
 
== Worlds & Sectors (Political [[Astrography]]) ==  
 +
 
The [[Third Imperium]] controls vast swathes of [[Charted Space]]. Some have called the [[Third Imperium]] an ''Empire of many Dukes''. A complicated system of governance developed over a several millennia timespan of the three Imperiums and has the following characteristics:
 
The [[Third Imperium]] controls vast swathes of [[Charted Space]]. Some have called the [[Third Imperium]] an ''Empire of many Dukes''. A complicated system of governance developed over a several millennia timespan of the three Imperiums and has the following characteristics:
 
* [[Imperial Space|Empire Politic]] ([[Emperor]])
 
* [[Imperial Space|Empire Politic]] ([[Emperor]])
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* [[Sector]]s: Shows all sectors in the Imperium.
 
* [[Sector]]s: Shows all sectors in the Imperium.
  
=== Sector Map: 1105 ===
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=== Sector Map ===
The location of this polity in [[Charted Space]] can be found on the following map:  
+
[[File:Third Imperium Sectors.png|center]]
 
 
{| border="1"
 
|+ Sectors Near the Imperium
 
|-
 
! Stellar<br>Coordinants
 
! x: -5
 
"[[spinward]]"
 
! x: -4
 
{{Imperial}}<br>Periphery
 
! x: -3
 
{{Imperial}}<br>Border
 
! x: -2
 
{{Imperial}}<br>Core
 
! x: -1
 
{{Imperial}}<br>Core
 
! x: 0
 
{{Imperial}}<br>Core
 
! x: 1
 
{{Imperial}}<br>Border
 
! x: 2
 
{{Imperial}}<br>Periphery
 
! x: 3
 
"[[trailing]]"
 
|-
 
! y: 2
 
"[[coreward]]"
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Zh}}" | [[Ziafrplians Sector|Ziafrplians]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Va}}" | [[Gvurrdon Sector|Gvurrdon]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Va}}" | [[Tuglikki Sector|Tuglikki]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Va}}" | [[Provence Sector|Provence]]
 
* Capital
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Va}}" | [[Windhorn Sector|Windhorn]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Va}}" | [[Meshan Sector|Meshan]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Va}}" | [[Mendan Sector|Mendan]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Va}}" | [[Amdukan Sector|Amdukan]]
 
* Capital
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Va}}" | [[Arzul Sector|Arzul]]
 
|-
 
! y: 1
 
{{Imperial}} Border
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Zh}}" | [[Foreven Sector|Foreven]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Spinward Marches Sector|Spinward Marches]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Deneb Sector|Deneb]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Corridor Sector|Corridor]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Vland Sector|Vland]]
 
* Former<br>Capital
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Lishun Sector|Lishun]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Antares Sector|Antares]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Empty Quarter Sector|Empty Quarter]]
 
| [[Stars End Sector|Stars End]]
 
|-
 
! y: 0
 
{{Imperial}} Core
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[The Beyond Sector|The Beyond]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Trojan Reaches Sector|Trojan Reaches]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Reft Sector|Reft]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Gushemege Sector|Gushemege]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Dagudashaag Sector|Dagudashaag]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Core Sector|Core]]
 
* Capital
 
* Reference
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Fornast Sector|Fornast]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Ley Sector|Ley]]
 
| [[Gateway Sector|Gateway]]
 
|-
 
! y: -1
 
{{Imperial}} Core
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Touchstone Sector|Touchstone]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Riftspan Reaches Sector|Riftspan Reaches]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Verge Sector|Verge]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Ilelish Sector|Ilelish]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Zarushagaar Sector|Zarushagaar]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Massilia Sector|Massilia]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Delphi Sector|Delphi]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector|Glimmerdrift Reaches]]
 
| [[Crucis Margin Sector|Crucis Margin]]
 
|-
 
! y: -2
 
{{Imperial}} Border
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Afawahisa Sector|Afawahisa]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Hlakhoi Sector|Hlakhoi]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Ealiyasiyw Sector|Ealiyasiyw]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Reaver's Deep Sector|Reaver's Deep]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Daibei Sector|Daibei]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Diaspora Sector|Diaspora]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Old Expanses Sector|Old Expanses]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Hinterworlds Sector|Hinterworlds]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #e060FF" | [[Leonidae Sector|Leonidae]]
 
|-
 
! y: -3
 
{{Imperial}} Periphery
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Karleaya Sector|Karleaya]]
 
* Sub-capital
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Staihaia'yo Sector|Staihaia'yo]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Iwahfuah Sector|Iwahfuah]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Dark Nebula Sector|Dark Nebula]]
 
* Capital
 
* [[Tlaukhu]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|So}}" | [[Magyar Sector|Magyar]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Im}}" | [[Solomani Rim Sector|Solomani Rim]]
 
* Former<br>Capital
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|So}}" | [[Alpha Crucis Sector|Alpha Crucis]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Hv}}" | [[Spica Sector|Spica]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Hv}}" | [[Phlask Sector|Phlask]]
 
|-
 
! y: -4
 
"[[rimward]]"
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Etakhasoa Sector|Etakhasoa]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Aktifao Sector|Aktifao]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Uistilrao Sector|Uistilrao]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|As}}" | [[Ustral Quadrant Sector|Ustral Quadrant]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|So}}" | [[Canopus Sector|Canopus]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|So}}" | [[Aldebaran Sector|Aldebaran]]
 
* Capital
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|So}}" | [[Neworld Sector|Neworld]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Hv}}" | [[Langere Sector|Langere]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #{{Allegiance colors|Hv}}" | [[Drakken Sector|Drakken]]
 
|}
 
  
 
==== Political Divisions: 1105 ====
 
==== Political Divisions: 1105 ====
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=== Territorial Overview: 1105 ===
 
=== Territorial Overview: 1105 ===
The three Imperiums each expanded or lost territory within the Imperium proper:
+
The Third Imperium covers 28 sectors many of which were occupied by the previous imperiums.
 
:{| class="wikitable sortable"  
 
:{| class="wikitable sortable"  
|+ Imperial Territorial Overview ([[-4045]] to Present)
+
|+ Imperial Territorial Overview  
! #
 
 
! [[Sector]]
 
! [[Sector]]
! [[First Imperium]]
 
([[-4045]] to [[-2204]])
 
! [[Second Imperium]]
 
([[-2204]] to [[-1776]])
 
 
! [[Third Imperium]]
 
! [[Third Imperium]]
([[0]] to Present)
 
 
! [[Domain]]
 
! [[Domain]]
 
! Remarks
 
! Remarks
 
|-
 
|-
| i.
 
 
| '''TOTALS:'''
 
| '''TOTALS:'''
| 27 [[Sector]]s
 
| 28 [[Sector]]s
 
 
| 28 [[Sector]]s
 
| 28 [[Sector]]s
 
| 7 [[Domain]]s
 
| 7 [[Domain]]s
| It is suspected that the Imperium is approaching its governance limits as of [[1116]].
+
|  
* The Imperium is a strongly expansionistic state.
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 01.
 
 
| [[Alpha Crucis Sector]]
 
| [[Alpha Crucis Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. The [[Solomani Confederation]] controls this sector following the [[Solomani Rim War]].  
* The [[Solomani Confederation]] controls this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 02.
 
| [[Amdukan Sector]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
| Lost
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
 
| This {{Imperial}} territory was lost to the depredations of foreign powers.
 
* This sector is noted as one of the locations of the [[Julian War]].
 
* The [[Julian Protectorate]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Hhkar Sphere]] has a significant presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
|-
 
| 03.
 
 
| [[Antares Sector]]
 
| [[Antares Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. The sector was mostly incorporated during the [[Julian War]] and the [[Julian Protectorate]] still holds territory here. The [[Lesser Rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here.
* This sector is noted as one of the locations of the [[Julian War]].
 
* The [[Lesser Rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here.
 
* The [[Rukadukaz Republic]] has a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Vargr Extents]] have a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 04.
 
 
| [[Core Sector]]
 
| [[Core Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
 
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| This is a core sector. The Imperial [[Capital (world)|Capital]] is located here.
* The Imperial [[Capital (world)|Capital]] is located here.
 
* This sector is noted for the [[Sylean Worlds]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 05.
 
 
| [[Corridor Sector]]
 
| [[Corridor Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. The [[Vargr Extents]] contest this area in [[1116]].
* The [[Vargr Extents]] contest this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 06.
 
 
| [[Dagudashaag Sector]]
 
| [[Dagudashaag Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| This is a core sector.
* This sector is noted for the [[Amec Trade Protectorate]].
 
* It is noted for being an industrial powerhouse.
 
* It is particularly rich in intelligent life ([[NIL]]s).
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 07.
 
 
| [[Daibei Sector]]
 
| [[Daibei Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. The [[Solomani Confederation]] has a presence following the [[Solomani Rim War]].
* The [[Solomani Confederation]] has a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 08.
 
 
| [[Deneb Sector]]
 
| [[Deneb Sector]]
| Frontier
 
| Frontier
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| [[Domain of Deneb]]
 
| [[Domain of Deneb]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. The [[Vargr Extents]] have a presence in this area in [[1116]].
* The [[Vargr Extents]] have a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 09.
 
 
| [[Delphi Sector]]
 
| [[Delphi Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
 
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core area.
+
| This is a core sector. The [[Delphi rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here.
* This sector is noted for the presence of [[Droyne]] and [[Vargr]] Imperial citizens.
 
* The [[Delphi rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here.
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 10.
 
 
| [[Diaspora Sector]]
 
| [[Diaspora Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| This is a core sector.
* This sector is noted for the presence of a number of sub-polities within the greater [[Third Imperium]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 11.
 
 
| [[Empty Quarter Sector]]
 
| [[Empty Quarter Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. The [[Lesser Rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here. The [[Julian Protectorate]] and some of its constitute states hold territory here.  
* This sector is noted as the location of the homeworld of the [[Bwaps]] at [[Marhaban (EQ 0426) (world)|Marhaban (EQ 0426)]].
 
* The [[Lesser Rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here.
 
* The [[Hegemony of Lorean]] has a significant presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Julian Protectorate]] has a significant presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 12.
 
 
| [[Fornast Sector]]
 
| [[Fornast Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
 
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| This is a core sector.
* This sector is noted for the [[Luriani Cultural Association]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 13.
 
 
| [[Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector]]
 
| [[Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector]]
| Frontier
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| [[Domain of Gateway]]
 
| [[Domain of Gateway]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a fringe border area. The Imperium has half a subsector of member worlds in this sector.  
* This area is mostly held by many small independent powers known as [[Pocket empire|pocket empires]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 14.
 
 
| [[Gushemege Sector]]
 
| [[Gushemege Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| This is a core sector.
* This sector is noted for the [[Lancian Cultural Region]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 15.
 
 
| [[Hinterworlds Sector]]
 
| [[Hinterworlds Sector]]
| Frontier
 
| Frontier
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a fringe border area. There are three Imperial worlds in the sector, administered from the Domain of Sol, but not actually part of any domain.  
* This area is mostly held by many small independent powers known as [[Pocket empire|pocket empires]].
 
* The [[Hive Federation]] has a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 16.
 
 
| [[Ilelish Sector]]
 
| [[Ilelish Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| This is a core sector. The [[Great Rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here separating the Third Imperium from the [[Aslan Hierate]].
* This sector is noted as the location of the [[Suerrat Republic]].
 
* The [[Great Rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here separating the Third Imperium from the [[Aslan Hierate]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 17.
 
 
| [[Ley Sector]]
 
| [[Ley Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| [[Domain of Gateway]]
 
| [[Domain of Gateway]]
 
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
 
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
* This sector is noted as one of the locations of the [[Julian War]].
 
* This sector is noted for the [[Sydymic War]].
 
* This sector is noted as the location of the capital of the [[Luriani]] at [[Daraam (world)|Daraam]].
 
* This sector is noted for the [[Luriani Cultural Association]].
 
* This sector is noted for the [[Khuur League]] of the [[Sydite]]s.
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 18.
 
 
| [[Lishun Sector]]
 
| [[Lishun Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| This is a core sector. The [[Vargr Extents]] have a presence in this area in [[1116]].
* The [[Vargr Extents]] have a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 19.
 
 
| [[Magyar Sector]]
 
| [[Magyar Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. It was an important battleground during the [[Solomani Rim War]]. The [[Solomani Confederation]] controls this since the [[Solomani Rim War]].
* This sector is noted for the [[Aslan Border Wars]].
 
* It was an important battleground during the [[Solomani Rim War]].
 
* The [[Solomani Confederation]] controls this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Third Imperium]] has a significant presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 20.
 
 
| [[Massilia Sector]]
 
| [[Massilia Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
 
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| This is a core sector.
* This sector is noted as the location of the [[Geonee Confederation]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 21.
 
 
| [[Mendan Sector]]
 
| [[Mendan Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
 
| Lost
 
| Lost
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
| This {{Imperial}} territory was lost to the depredations of foreign powers.
+
| Listed as one of the sectors of the Domain of Antares, the sector was part of the [[Julian War]] and never incorporated into the Third Imperium.  
* This sector is noted as one of the locations of the [[Julian War]].
 
* The [[Asimikigir Confederation]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Commonwealth of Mendan]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Julian Protectorate]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 22.
 
 
| [[Meshan Sector]]
 
| [[Meshan Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
 
| Lost
 
| Lost
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
 
| [[Domain of Antares]]
| This {{Imperial}} territory was lost to [[Vargr]] depredations.
+
| Listed as one of the sectors of the Domain of Antares, the sector was part of the [[Julian War]] and never incorporated into the Third Imperium.  
* This sector is noted as one of the locations of the [[Julian War]].
 
* The [[Opposition Alliance]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Ruler of Five]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 23.
 
 
| [[Old Expanses Sector]]  
 
| [[Old Expanses Sector]]  
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| This is a core sector. The [[Solomani Confederation]] has a presence in the sector since the Solomani Rim War.  
* The [[Solomani Confederation]] has a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 24.
 
| [[Provence Sector]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
| Lost
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
 
| This {{Imperial}} territory was lost to [[Vargr]] depredations.
 
* This sector is noted as the location of the homeworld of the [[Vargr]] at [[Lair (world)|Lair]].
 
* The [[Dzarrgh Federate]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Empire of Varroerth]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Irrgh Manifest]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
|-
 
| 25.
 
 
| [[Reaver's Deep Sector]]
 
| [[Reaver's Deep Sector]]
| Frontier
 
| Frontier
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. This is border sector between the Imperium and the Aslan Hierate.  
* This area is partially held by many small independent powers known as [[Pocket empire|pocket empires]].
 
* The [[Aslan Hierate]] has a significant presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Carrillian Assembly]] has a significant presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Principality of Caledon]] has a significant presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Solomani Confederation]] has a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 26.
 
 
| [[Reft Sector]]
 
| [[Reft Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| [[Domain of Deneb]]<br>and<br>[[Domain of Vland]]  
 
| [[Domain of Deneb]]<br>and<br>[[Domain of Vland]]  
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. This sector is noted for and named after the [[Great Rift]]. Control of this sector is split between two {{Imperial}} [[domain]]s.
* This sector is noted for and named after the [[Great Rift]].
 
* Control of this sector is split between two {{Imperial}} [[domain]]s.
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 27.
 
 
| [[Solomani Rim Sector]]
 
| [[Solomani Rim Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
 
| [[Domain of Sol]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. This territory was conquered by the [[Third Imperium]] from the [[Solomani Confederation]] during the [[Solomani Rim War]].
* This territory was conquered by the [[Third Imperium]] from the [[Solomani Confederation]] during the [[Solomani Rim War]].
 
* The [[Solomani Confederation]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* This sector is noted for the presence of [[Terra (SR 1827) (world)|Terra (SR 1827)]], also known as ''Sol'' or ''Earth'', which is the probable birthplace of [[Humaniti]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 28.
 
 
| [[Spinward Marches Sector]]
 
| [[Spinward Marches Sector]]
| Frontier
 
| Frontier
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
| [[Domain of Deneb]]
 
| [[Domain of Deneb]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area. This sector is noted as the site of multiple [[Frontier Wars]] with the [[Zhodani Consulate]]
* This sector is noted as the site of multiple [[Frontier Wars]].
 
* The [[Zhodani Consulate]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Darrian Confederation]] has a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Sword Worlds Confederation]] has a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Vargr Extents]] have a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* It is particularly rich in intelligent life ([[NIL]]s).
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 29.
 
 
| [[Trojan Reach Sector]]
 
| [[Trojan Reach Sector]]
| Frontier
 
| Frontier
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| [[Domain of Deneb]]
 
| [[Domain of Deneb]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a frontier area.
* This area is partially held by several small independent powers known as [[Pocket empire|pocket empires]].
 
* The [[Aslan Hierate]] holds a plurality of worlds in this sector.
 
* The [[Florian League]] has a significant presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Glorious Empire]] has a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 30.
 
 
| [[Verge Sector]]
 
| [[Verge Sector]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Majority
 
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} frontier area.
+
| This is a Core Sector. The [[Great Rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here separating the Third Imperium from the [[Aslan Hierate]].
* The [[Aslan Hierate]] has a presence in this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Great Rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here separating the Third Imperium from the [[Aslan Hierate]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 31.
 
 
| [[Vland Sector]]
 
| [[Vland Sector]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 +
| [[Domain of Vland]]
 +
| This is a core sector.
 +
|-
 +
| [[Zarushagar Sector]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
+
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
 +
| This is a core sector.
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== [[Astronavigational Code]]s ===
 +
A wide variety of astronavigational codes have been used within and without the Imperium over its history. At least two major surveys by the [[IISS]], the [[First Survey]] and [[Second Survey]] have helped to evolve this system.
 +
:{| class="wikitable sortable"  
 +
|+ Third Imperium Primary Astronavigational Codes
 +
|-
 +
! #
 +
! [[Polity]]
 +
! Survey
 +
! Code
 +
! Type
 +
! Remarks
 +
|-
 +
| i.
 +
| [[Sylean Federation]]
 +
| Pre-Imperial
 +
| SylFed / SF
 +
| No standard code
 +
| Pre-Imperial foundational state. Founded [[-650]].
 +
|-
 +
| ii.
 +
| [[Sylean Federation]]
 +
| Pre-Imperial
 +
| SyFe
 +
| No standard code
 +
| Pre-Imperial foundational state. Founded [[-650]].
 +
|-
 +
| iii.
 +
| [[Sylean Federation]]
 +
| 1st Survey ([[300]])
 +
| Sy
 +
| 2-ltr code
 +
| SyFe (Sy) became the 3rd Imperium
 +
|-
 +
| I.
 +
| [[Third Imperium]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| Im3I
 +
* ImXx
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Add last 2 letters for [[Domain]].
 +
e.g. '''ImDs:''' Imperial, [[Domain of Sol]].
 +
* Please see domain astronavigational codes information below.
 +
|-
 +
| 1a.
 +
| [[Third Imperium]] <br>
 +
[[Client State]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| CsIm
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| [[Client State]]s have not yet been formally made full members of the Imperium.
 +
* Many host Imperial military, naval, and/or scout bases despite this informality.
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Domain Codes ====
 +
The Third Imperium possesses seven domains in [[1116]].
 +
 
 +
:{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|+ Third Imperium Domain Astronavigational Codes
 +
|-
 +
! #
 +
! [[Domain]]
 +
! Survey
 +
! Code
 +
! Type
 +
! Remarks
 +
|-
 +
| 1.
 +
| [[Domain of Sylea]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImDc
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Established in [[0|000]].
 +
* The oldest domain and source of the pre-foundational state, the [[Sylean Federation]].
 +
|-
 +
| 2.
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
 
| [[Domain of Vland]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
* This sector is noted as the site of the capitol of the former [[Ziru Sirka]] at [[Vland (world)|Vland]].
+
| ImDv
* The [[Vargr Extents]] have a presence in this area in [[1116]].
+
| 4-ltr code
* The [[Windhorn rift]] serves as a natural defensive barrier here.
+
| Established in [[76|076]].  
 +
* The core of the old [[Ziru Sirka]].
 +
* The [[Vargr]] threaten this domain.
 
|-
 
|-
| 32.  
+
| 3.
| [[Windhorn Sector]]
+
| [[Domain of Gateway]]
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Partial
+
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
| style="color: #000; background-color: #FFB0B0" | Held: Minority
+
| ImDg
| Lost
+
| 4-ltr code
| [[Domain of Vland]]
+
| Established in [[79|079]].  
| This {{Imperial}} territory was lost to [[Vargr]] depredations.
+
* An underdeveloped frontier area and a crossroads between several [[Major Race]] polities.
* This sector is noted for the presence of the [[Windhorn rift]], a natural defensive barrier.
+
* The [[K'kree]] threaten this domain.
* The [[17th Disjuncture]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Empire of Varroerth]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
* The [[Ngath Confederation]] contests this area in [[1116]].
 
 
|-
 
|-
| 33.  
+
| 4.
| [[Zarushagar Sector]]
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
| style="color: #000; background-color: #ff0000" | Held: Full
 
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
 
| [[Domain of Ilelish]]
| This is an {{Imperial}} core sector.
+
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
* This sector is noted for the [[Darmine cultural region|Darmine Cultural Region]].
+
| ImDi
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Established in [[81|081]].
 +
* A rich core region protected by the [[Great Rift]].
 +
* Has access to the frontier at [[Reaver's Deep Sector]].
 +
* The [[Aslan]] threaten this domain.
 +
|-
 +
| 5.
 +
| [[Domain of Antares]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImDa
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Established in [[110]].
 +
* An old frontier and later source of conflict with the [[Julian Protectorate]].
 +
* Also the location of military defeats and several lost sectors.
 +
* The [[Vargr]] threaten this domain.
 +
|-
 +
| 6.
 +
| [[Domain of Sol]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImDs
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Established in [[111]].
 +
* A source of conflict with the [[Solomani Confederation]] after its establishment.
 +
* Location of the homeworld of [[Humaniti]] at [[Terra]].
 +
|-
 +
| 7.
 +
| [[Domain of Deneb]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImDd
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Established in [[589]].
 +
* The newest frontier and a source of conflict with the [[Aslan Hierate]], [[Vargr Extents]], and [[Zhodani Consulate]].
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
==== Cultural Region Codes ====
 +
Some parts of the Third Imperium have divergent cultures from the mainstream sensibilities of the Imperium and it has become expedient to develop a federalized system of '''[[Imperial Cultural Region]]s''' to better meet the needs of these divergent regions. Some of these regions hold official imprimatur from the [[Emperor]] while others hold a less official status:
 +
 
 +
:{| class="wikitable sortable"
 +
|+ Third Imperium [[Imperial Cultural Region]] Astronavigational Codes
 +
|-
 +
! #
 +
! [[Imperial Cultural Region|Region]]
 +
! Survey
 +
! Code
 +
! Type
 +
! Remarks
 +
|-
 +
| 1.
 +
| [[Amec Protectorate]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImAP
 +
* ImAp
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Third Imperium, [[Amec Protectorate]] (Dagu)
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
* Culturally [[Terran]] and [[Solomani]].
 +
* Located primarily in [[Dagudashaag Sector]].
 +
|-
 +
| 2.
 +
| [[Atsah Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImAC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Independent [[Aekhu Vargr]]
 +
* Established in 200.
 +
* Culturally [[Imperial Vargr]].
 +
|-
 +
| 3.
 +
| [[Darmine Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImDC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
* Culturally [[Darmine (race)]].
 +
|-
 +
| 4.
 +
| [[Geonee Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImGC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
* Culturally [[Geonee]] and [[Llyrnian]].
 +
* Largely associated with the [[Geonee Confederation]] polity.
 +
|-
 +
| 5.
 +
| [[Hezeraek Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImHC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
* Breakaway cultural region of the [[First Imperium]].
 +
* Strongly associated with the [[Hezeraek Connective]] polity.
 +
|-
 +
| 6.
 +
| [[Jonkeereen Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImJC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
* Culturally associated with the [[Jonkeereen]], a [[Variant Human Race]].
 +
|-
 +
| 7.
 +
| [[Lancian Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImLR
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
* Culturally associated with the [[Lancian]]s.
 +
* A long rebellious area.
 
|-
 
|-
 +
| 8.
 +
| [[League of Antares]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImLA
 +
* ImLa
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Third Imperium, [[League of Antares]] (Anta)
 +
* Established in [[191]].
 +
* Autonomous area associated with the [[Third Imperium]].
 +
* Formed as a result of the [[Julian War]].
 +
|-
 +
| 9.
 +
| [[Luriani Cultural Association]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImLC
 +
* ImLc
 +
* ImLu
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Third Imperium, [[Luriani Cultural Association]] (Ley/Forn)
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
|-
 +
| 10.
 +
| [[S'mrii Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImSC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
|-
 +
| 11.
 +
| [[Suerrat Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImSR
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
|-
 +
| 10.
 +
| [[Sydymic Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImYC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
|-
 +
| 11.
 +
| [[Sylean Worlds]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImSW
 +
* ImSy
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Third Imperium, [[Sylean Worlds]] (Core)
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
|-
 +
| 12.
 +
| [[Tapazmal Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImTC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
|-
 +
| 13.
 +
| [[Thaggeshi Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImGC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
|-
 +
| 14.
 +
| [[Vegan Autonomous District]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImVD
 +
* ImVd
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| Third Imperium, [[Vegan Autonomous District]] (Solo)
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
|-
 +
| 15.
 +
| [[Vilani Cultural Region]]
 +
| 2nd Survey ([[1065]])
 +
| ImIC
 +
| 4-ltr code
 +
| TBD
 +
* Established in ???.
 +
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 +
  
 
==== Territorial Overview Chart Key ====
 
==== Territorial Overview Chart Key ====
Line 1,929: Line 1,043:
 
* The vast majority. A crucial and massive presence.
 
* The vast majority. A crucial and massive presence.
 
|}
 
|}
 +
 +
== See also ==
 +
{{Referral-Tree-Third-Imperium}}
  
 
== References & Contributors (Sources) ==
 
== References & Contributors (Sources) ==
 
{{Advanced}}
 
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|S4= {{Ludography cite|name= Marc Miller's Traveller |page= 186}}
 
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Also called The Imperium. Founded in 0 by Cleon Zhunastu from the Sylean Federation in what is now Core Sector. The Third Imperium is a feudal confederation. Member worlds of the Imperium agree to pay taxes and obey a few fundamental laws which the Imperium promulgates, known as the High Laws. In return, the Imperium agrees to patrol the space between the worlds, to protect interstellar trade, to encourage travel and commerce, and to arbitrate diplomatic relations between worlds. Beyond this, individual worlds are left to their own devices so long as they acknowledge the power of the Imperium to rule the space between the stars.[1]

Imperial power is present on member worlds in the form of Starports, consulates, bureaucratic offices, and bases Sometimes, larger enclaves of Imperial power are placed where they can enhance the emperor’s strength.


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Description (Specifications)

The Third Imperium itself is a far-flung empire of 281 subsectors and over 11,000 worlds. [2]

From it's founding through the Pacification Campaigns it grew swiftly, then more slowly thereafter, until stability was reached in the 600s, by which time the Imperium had grown past and absorbed almost all of the territory of the First and Second Imperiums. The main exception being to coreward, where territory was lost to the split-off Julian Protectorate and the Vargr Extents.

The Imperium has few lawa mostly protecting trade, including banning possession of weapons of mass destruction, slavery, and murder of Imperial citizens. The rest is left to the local planet's or local system's laws. The leadership of the Imperium has trappings of nobility, mainly to have some designated person in charge when crises happen, because - due to communication lags similar to those seen on Terra in the Age of Sail - it takes weeks, months, or even years (depending on origin and destination, and the amount of deliberation required) for messages to traverse the Imperium and get acted upon.

Goals

The preamble of the Warrant of Restoration of the Imperium reads:

The worlds of the universe lie separated by the vastness of space, each alone, and dependent upon its own resources. In the past, a greater community of worlds has existed, promoting a greater good for all its members, and for all those who have interacted with it. The time has now come to reestablish that greater community.
On the foundations of the past, in order to promote:
Safe travel among the stars, the exploration of worlds circling those stars, the pursuit of knowledge, mutually profitable trade and commerce, the active exchange of information and tech the individual pursuit of personal betterment, and the collective pursuit of community good, we hereby reestablish the Grand Empire of the Stars.

Please see Warrant of Restoration for more information.

Symbols

Third Imperium: Symbols The Capital of the Third Imperium is at Capital/Core (Core 2118), formerly known as Sylea, and is the location of many of the most important symbols of the Third Imperium:

Polity Quick Facts

The following overview is available of this polity:

  • Government: Feudal Confederation
  • Astrography: This polity is located over 19 sectors and includes an estimated 10,000 to 12,000 systems.
  • Capital: The capital of this polity is Capital (world).
  • Population: This polity is estimated to have a population of 17,989,466 (millions) (almost 18 trillion inhabitants).The most numerous race/s of this polity are: Races of Humaniti
  • Economy: The economic output (gross product) of this polity is estimated at 138,935,068 (BCr) (...almost 139 quadrillion credits). The per capita earning of inhabitants in this polity is estimated at 7,723 (Cr). The resources available in this polity are estimated at 8,629,159 (RU). The shipyard capacity of this polity is estimated at 19,157 (Mtons). The Starport Authority population is estimated at 157,981,050 (employees).
  • Military: The armed forces of this polity are estimated at 2,500,000 (BEs).
  • Technology: The average technology level of this polity is estimated at TL–12. The highest attainable technology level of this polity is estimated at TL–15. Technology level research in this polity is working towards mastering TL–16.

History & Background (Dossier)

The end of the Third Imperium was hastened by increasingly dangerous power games, which culminated in a Second Civil War.

Political Lineage: 1105

  1. First Imperium AKA Ziru Sirka AKA Vilani Imperium
  2. Second Imperium AKA Rule of Man AKA Terran Imperium
  3. Long Night
  4. Sylean Federation
  5. Third Imperium

Historical Eras

The history of the Third Imperium is generally separated by Sanctioned Imperial Chroniclers into a number of different periods:

Dawn of the Third Imperium 0 - 119

The dawn of the Third Imperium started with the founding of the Imperium from the existing Sylean Federation. This period is marked by the quick expansion of the Imperium. The rule of Cleon I, Cleon II, and Artemsus, who oversaw the Pacification Campaigns. The dawn period ends with the completion of the Pacification Campaigns.

The Antebellum Years 120 - 474

The Antebellum years are marked by the slowing of the expansion of the Imperium, as the expansion reaches the borders of the other major races. The rule of Martin I, Martin II, Cleon III (the mad), Porfiria and Anguistus (both known for their empire building), Martin III, Martin V, and Nicholle.

The Julian Confederation successfully resists integration into the new Imperium. The Vargr Campaigns fail to produce any new territory, and the Aslan Border Wars conclude with the Peace of Ftahalr.

Civil War 475 - 621

This period starts with the Assassination of Emperess Nichole by Cleon IV. This starts a wave of assassintions of the emperors and an outright civil war. There are more than 20 claimants to the throne and the increasingly disparate factions across the Imperium fall into a brief civil war.

Stability 622 - 939

The civil war ends with the Regent Arbellatra and then the founding of the Alkhalikoi Dynasty. Also to rule over the imperium are Zhakirov, Margaret I, Paulo I, Tomutov I (who resigned in a scandal), Paula II, Tomutova II, Margaret II. The stability period is a long period of generally peaceful interactions with the the neighbors. There are few border conflicts. The Imperium continues to expand the local diplomatic efforts rather than broad sweeping policy and aggressive stances.

The Solomani Crisis 940 - 1002

The period is marked by increasing crises on the borders of the Imperium. The Empress Margaret II dissolved the Solomani Autonomous Region in 940 setting the stage for the Solomani Rim War. She did not live to see the outcome. Styryx resigns after the Third Frontier War. Leaving Gavin to manage the Rim war and increasing conflicts.

The New Millennium 1003 - 1115

The rule of Gavin and Paulo III wanted to leave his heirs with a stable peaceful Empire and pursued that goal with determination. The rule of Strephon.

  • (1082 to 1084) Fourth Frontier War
  • (1107 to 1110): Fifth Frontier War

Rebellion 1116 - 1124

Started with the assassination of Strephon and the disintegration of the Third Imperium into factions.



History-Era: Domains

During the Pacification Campaigns, Emperor Artemsus divided space into six regions, labeled them domains, and appointed an archduke over each of them. To each archduke, he assigned the continuing pacification of the domain’s many systems and their integration into the Imperium. The domains were:

  1. Sylea (Core, Fornast, Massilia, Delphi)
  2. Vland (Corridor, Vland, Gushemege, Dagudashag),
  3. Gateway (Ley, Glimmerdrift Reaches, Gateway, Crucis Margin)
  4. Ilelish(Ilelish, Zarushagar, Reaver’s Deep, Daibei)
  5. Antares (Lishun, Antares, Mendan, Amdukan)
  6. Sol (Dispora, Old Expanses, Solomani Rim, Alpha Crucis).

In 589, during the First Frontier War, a seventh domain Deneb (Spinward Marches, Deneb, Trojan Reach, Reft) was established.

Following the civil war, the emperors expressed concern about individuals with powers equaling their own, so they moved to lessen the power of the archdukes in the Imperial government. Because of this, no archduke of Deneb was ever appointed. As a result, the domains came to have little practical significance. Each archduke did retain the power to create knights and baronets.

In the years after the Fourth Frontier War, and after the problems it presented from lags in communication, Emperor Strephon felt a strengthened archduke position could enable the Imperium to more quickly respond in defending the realm. Against the protests and opposition of some prominent members of the Moot, Strephon reestablished the domain as a level in the bureaucracy of the Imperial Navy and returned to the Domain the ability to collect taxes. Still later, Strephon gave the archdukes the ability to legislate and enforce the desires of the emperor on the local level.

History-Era: Rebellion

The Divided Imperium: With the assassination of emperor Strephon and all immediate heirs to the throne in 1116, the resulting turmoil has caused some confusion as to who will succeed Strephon to the throne.

Thus, at the moment, factionalism in the Third Imperium is at an all-time high. Even with the uncertainty of the current moment, the Third Imperium still stands. The archdukes are instituting local stopgap measures until such time as a strong central government can be re-established.

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  1. Overview of the Third Imperium.
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Government & Politics (Leadership)

The government of the Third Imperium is a very chaotic yet stabilizing institutional supra-polity widely considered to be a feudal confederation. It is adequately organized to unite in times of trouble yet culturally flexible enough to be tolerant of a very wide variety of sophonts with an extremely diverse spectrum of sensibilities, cultures, mindsets, trophic preferences, and folkways.

Overview: 1105

Overview: 1105:

  • Feudal Confederation: The Imperium can be best thought of as a form of feudal confederation. Member worlds of the Imperium agree to pay taxes and obey a few fundamental laws which the Imperium promulgates, known as the High Laws.
  • Third Imperium Duties: In return, the Imperium agrees to patrol the space between the worlds, to protect interstellar trade, to encourage travel and commerce, and to arbitrate diplomatic relations between worlds. Beyond this, individual worlds are left to their own devices so long as they acknowledge the power of the Imperium to rule the stars.

Internal Politics: 1105

Any polity or supra-polity as large as the Third Imperium is bound to have a number of competing internal constituents and the Imperium is no exception.

Internal Factions by Sophont Species

There are too many competing groups to easily list, but here are a number of the better known groups:

Other Differentiated Factors

Please note that these various groups are differentiated and defined on a number of different levels:

Political Factions: 1105

The following are some of the best known factions within the Imperial Moot:

Interstellar Relations: 1105

This polity conducts diplomacy and maintains active relations with many other polities.

Allied Powers: 1105

Positive relations exist with the following other polities:

Neutral States: 1105

Neutral relations exist with the following other polities:

Enemy Powers: 1105

Negative relations exist with the following other polities:

Member States: 1105

The following organizations and states have acquiesced part of their sovereignty, thus forming sub-polities, to this supra-polity:

Government Structure: 1105

The Third Imperium holds to classical divisions of governance including an executive, legislative, and judicial branches supported by a large bureaucracy and a powerful military.

  • Both the bureaucracy and the military are split into numerous subdivisions.
  • The division of power between the three branches is not equal and the executive, through the person of the Emperor, holds supreme power.
  • Both the legislative, the Moot, and the judicial are subordinate to the executive.
  • Both the bureaucracy and the military answer to the Emperor although the nature of the feudal confederation creates the following status quo:
    • The bureaucracy is largely subordinate to the Emperor with local parts of its subject to various members of the Imperial Nobility.
    • The core of the military, the Imperial Navy and Imperial Marines, is subordinate to the Emperor while many other parts of the military answer to Sector Dukes and local powers.

A. Executive Branch: 1105

Executive power for the Third Imperium is vested in the Emperor.

B. Legislative Branch: 1105

Legislative power, or deliberative power, for the Third Imperium is largely vested in the Imperial Moot, whose members are composed of the Imperial Nobility.

  • Some claim the the Emperor has subverted the power of the Imperial Moot, and that the Moot is no longer a representative or deliberative body.
  • Please see Imperial Moot for more information.
  • Please see Imperial Law for more information.

C. Judicial Branch: 1105

Judicial power for the Third Imperium is vested in the Ministry of Justice.

  • The Imperial Ministry of Justice exercises authority over violations of Imperial law, especially when those violations occur on Imperial territory, including within the extrality boundary of starports. Judges, justices, and the other personnel of the Imperial justice system are part of the Ministry of Justice.
  • The Ministry of Justice possesses a number of duties including:
    • Imperial Courts: High nobles, acting as the Minister of Justice, operate the Imperial Courts.
    • Imperial Prison System: The Ministry of Justice also maintains the Imperial Prison System to house convicted criminals.
    • Special Agents: Lastly, the Ministry of Justice appoints Special Agents to travel throughout the Imperium to investigate specific cases, and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice. Most of these agents act with the direct authority of the Minister, and a few have limited Imperial Warrants, making them personal representatives of the Emperor. It is rumored that there are special "super" agents with vastly greater authority granted to them.
  • Please see Ministry of Justice for more information.

D. Bureaucracy: 1105

  • Institutions: Imperial power is present on member worlds in the form of consulates, bureaucratic offices, bases, and sometimes, larger enclaves of Imperial power are located where they can enforce the Emperor’s will.
  • Please see Imperial Bureaucracy for more information.

E. Military: 1105

The military of this polity is subordinate to the supreme executive (civil governor) of this supra-polity, the Emperor.

  • Please see Military & Intelligence (Force Projection) tab for more information.

Military & Intelligence (Force Projection)

The Third Imperium is widely regarded as retaining the largest and most powerful military in Charted Space.

  • While the centralized Third Imperium maintains an Imperial military, the Imperium, is by nature, a feudal government, and nearly every power-holder under the Emperor maintains additional private militaries if they can. These forces can be called upon and even pressed into the service of the Imperial military.

A. Ground Forces: 1105

This military, the ground forces of the Third Imperium or the Imperial Army, includes:

The Imperium also regulates and even sometimes hires:

B. Naval Forces: 1105

The Imperial naval forces are the largest branch of the military of the Third Imperium. The Navy patrols the interstellar highways and maintains the stability of the interstellar trade order while maintaining enough distance and cultural tolerance for some very diverse cultures to prosper. The Navy primarily consist of the following divisions:

Naval Technology: Vast resources beyond the Quadrant. The bulk of the Navy is built to Tech Level 15 standards with some newer models incorporating Tech Level 16 breakthroughs. The fleets of the Quadrant have not yet completed the transition from Tech Level 14 standards.

C. Special Forces: 1105

The Imperial Marines are the most elite regular forces unit available although many kinds of special forces exist within the marines, army, and the IISS.

Some of these elite forces include:

D. Paramilitary Forces: 1105

Related paramilitary institutions that support the Imperial military includes:

E. Intelligence Agencies: 1105

A related intelligence-gathering institution that supports the Imperial military includes:

  • Imperial Intelligence Command (ImpCom)
    • Imperial Naval Intelligence (INI)
      • The INI can draw on the assets of the entire Imperial Navy and is primarily concerned with military intelligence; it tracks starship and troop operations, and can mount intelligence gathering activities into all parts of the Imperium.
    • Imperial Ministry of Justice (MOJ)
      • The MOJ is primarily concerned with Imperial society; it has contacts with the court systems of the worlds of the empire, and it has an intelligence network which concentrates on criminal activity. The MOJ is especially valuable when dealing with the criminal elements of the empire and can offer great rewards (in terms of amnesty or pardon) to those who support its mission.
    • Imperial Secret Service (ISS)

Technology & Trade (Economy)

The Imperium maintains a very high level of interstellar trade and uses the Imperial Military to maintain the safety of the spaceways.

Technology Timeline: 1105

A rough timeline of technological achievement is as follows:

Interstellar Commerce & Trade: 1105

Interstellar commerce and trade are the foundation of the Third Imperium and such trade is considered of vital importance to the Emperor. Great efforts are extended to provide a stable and secure environment in which to trade. While trade is regulated to a degree, the commercial environment on the interstellar scale is largely laissez faire and is often far more regulated by local duchies and world or system governments than by the Imperium itself. As long as the Imperium receives its share, the other details are left to local governments.

Corporation Listing: 1105

The following businesses operate out of or in this polity:

Interstellar Currency & Finance: 1105

The Imperium uses the Imperial Credit, informally known as the Crimp, as its currency. The Crimp is well-known for its stability and ability to hold value.

Research & Technology: 1105

Scientific research is of great importance to the Third Imperium and the government conducts vast experiments to refine and develop existing technology.

Calendar & Timekeeping (Chronology)

The Third Imperium maintains a standard calendar, which sets a timekeeping baseline for all parts of the Imperium.

Calendar Specifications: Imperial dates count from the year of the founding of the Third Imperium, specifying the year zero as a holiday year.

  • Dates before that are negative; dates after that are positive, usually with the sign suppressed.
  • Imperial dating uses a Julian system for specifying days.
  • Each day in the year is consecutively numbered beginning with 001.
  • Thus, in the year 1105, the first day of the year is 001-1105.
  • Weeks of seven days and months of 28 days are used to refer to lengths of time, but rarely to establish dates.

Mathematics: 1105

The majority of the Third Imperium has standardized on a Base-10 system of mathematics, including:

  • Mathematical logic
  • Arithmetic
  • Statistics
  • Particle mechanics
  • And other branches of mathematics.

Sciences: 1105

The majority of the Imperium possess an advanced knowledge of the sciences that includes:

  • A formalized method of scientific inquiry.
  • Earth (planetary) and Space sciences, including astronomy, cosmology, and geosciences.
  • Social sciences, including psychology and sociology.
  • Life sciences, including biology.
  • Physical sciences, including chemistry and physics.
  • Formal sciences, including mathematics and logic.

Trade Routes (Economic Astrography)

The following astrographic features and trade routes are widely used by interests within this polity:

Mains, Branches & Arms

Clusters & Traces

  • No information yet available.

Rifts, Voids & Jump Bridges

  • No information yet available.

Other Astrographic Features

Worlds & Sectors (Political Astrography)

The Third Imperium controls vast swathes of Charted Space. Some have called the Third Imperium an Empire of many Dukes. A complicated system of governance developed over a several millennia timespan of the three Imperiums and has the following characteristics:

Third Imperium Political Astrography
# Division Name Ruler Remarks
1. Imperium

(Entire Imperium: All of the sectors)

Empire Politic Emperor Highest Astrographic Division.
2. Domain

(Several sectors with size differences)

Domain Archduke Most powerful nobles short of the Emperor.
3. Sector

(Sixteen subsectors)

Realm Sector Duke Extremely powerful nobles
4. Subsector

(A subsector with possible additional worlds)

Duchy Subsector Duke
  • Duke
Powerful and very capable nobles.
5. Cluster or Trace

(Several worlds)

County
  • Viscounty
Count Promising nobles.
6. World

(World-State)

Marquisate Marquis Fledgling nobles
  • Lowest Astrographic Division.

Capital/s: 1105

The capital of this polity is located on this world:

World Listing: 1105

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

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  • Domains: A list of Domains of the Archdukes.
  • Sectors: Shows all sectors in the Imperium.

Sector Map

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Political Divisions: 1105

Territorial Organization:

  • The Imperium’s territory is divided into sectors.
  • These are, in turn, divided into subsectors and systems.
  • Groups of sectors, called domains, have been created above the sector level.
  • Some parts of sectors are further subdivided into duchies and counties.
  • Frontier areas are sometimes designated districts and later given more formal subsector designations as development occurs.

Territorial Overview: 1105

The Third Imperium covers 28 sectors many of which were occupied by the previous imperiums.

Imperial Territorial Overview
Sector Third Imperium Domain Remarks
TOTALS: 28 Sectors 7 Domains
Alpha Crucis Sector Held: Partial Domain of Sol This is a frontier area. The Solomani Confederation controls this sector following the Solomani Rim War.
Antares Sector Held: Majority Domain of Antares This is a frontier area. The sector was mostly incorporated during the Julian War and the Julian Protectorate still holds territory here. The Lesser Rift serves as a natural defensive barrier here.
Core Sector Held: Full Domain of Sylea This is a core sector. The Imperial Capital is located here.
Corridor Sector Held: Majority Domain of Vland This is a frontier area. The Vargr Extents contest this area in 1116.
Dagudashaag Sector Held: Full Domain of Vland This is a core sector.
Daibei Sector Held: Majority Domain of Ilelish This is a frontier area. The Solomani Confederation has a presence following the Solomani Rim War.
Deneb Sector Held: Majority Domain of Deneb This is a frontier area. The Vargr Extents have a presence in this area in 1116.
Delphi Sector Held: Majority Domain of Sylea This is a core sector. The Delphi rift serves as a natural defensive barrier here.
Diaspora Sector Held: Full Domain of Sol This is a core sector.
Empty Quarter Sector Held: Partial Domain of Antares This is a frontier area. The Lesser Rift serves as a natural defensive barrier here. The Julian Protectorate and some of its constitute states hold territory here.
Fornast Sector Held: Full Domain of Sylea This is a core sector.
Glimmerdrift Reaches Sector Held: Partial Domain of Gateway This is a fringe border area. The Imperium has half a subsector of member worlds in this sector.
Gushemege Sector Held: Full Domain of Vland This is a core sector.
Hinterworlds Sector Held: Minority Domain of Sol This is a fringe border area. There are three Imperial worlds in the sector, administered from the Domain of Sol, but not actually part of any domain.
Ilelish Sector Held: Full Domain of Ilelish This is a core sector. The Great Rift serves as a natural defensive barrier here separating the Third Imperium from the Aslan Hierate.
Ley Sector Held: Majority Domain of Gateway This is an Imperial frontier area.
Lishun Sector Held: Full Domain of Antares This is a core sector. The Vargr Extents have a presence in this area in 1116.
Magyar Sector Held: Partial Domain of Sol This is a frontier area. It was an important battleground during the Solomani Rim War. The Solomani Confederation controls this since the Solomani Rim War.
Massilia Sector Held: Full Domain of Sylea This is a core sector.
Mendan Sector Lost Domain of Antares Listed as one of the sectors of the Domain of Antares, the sector was part of the Julian War and never incorporated into the Third Imperium.
Meshan Sector Lost Domain of Antares Listed as one of the sectors of the Domain of Antares, the sector was part of the Julian War and never incorporated into the Third Imperium.
Old Expanses Sector Held: Full Domain of Sol This is a core sector. The Solomani Confederation has a presence in the sector since the Solomani Rim War.
Reaver's Deep Sector Held: Partial Domain of Ilelish This is a frontier area. This is border sector between the Imperium and the Aslan Hierate.
Reft Sector Held: Majority Domain of Deneb
and
Domain of Vland
This is a frontier area. This sector is noted for and named after the Great Rift. Control of this sector is split between two Imperial domains.
Solomani Rim Sector Held: Majority Domain of Sol This is a frontier area. This territory was conquered by the Third Imperium from the Solomani Confederation during the Solomani Rim War.
Spinward Marches Sector Held: Majority Domain of Deneb This is a frontier area. This sector is noted as the site of multiple Frontier Wars with the Zhodani Consulate
Trojan Reach Sector Held: Partial Domain of Deneb This is a frontier area.
Verge Sector Held: Full Domain of Ilelish This is a Core Sector. The Great Rift serves as a natural defensive barrier here separating the Third Imperium from the Aslan Hierate.
Vland Sector Held: Full Domain of Vland This is a core sector.
Zarushagar Sector Held: Full Domain of Ilelish This is a core sector.

Astronavigational Codes

A wide variety of astronavigational codes have been used within and without the Imperium over its history. At least two major surveys by the IISS, the First Survey and Second Survey have helped to evolve this system.

Third Imperium Primary Astronavigational Codes
# Polity Survey Code Type Remarks
i. Sylean Federation Pre-Imperial SylFed / SF No standard code Pre-Imperial foundational state. Founded -650.
ii. Sylean Federation Pre-Imperial SyFe No standard code Pre-Imperial foundational state. Founded -650.
iii. Sylean Federation 1st Survey (300) Sy 2-ltr code SyFe (Sy) became the 3rd Imperium
I. Third Imperium 2nd Survey (1065) Im3I
  • ImXx
4-ltr code Add last 2 letters for Domain.

e.g. ImDs: Imperial, Domain of Sol.

  • Please see domain astronavigational codes information below.
1a. Third Imperium

Client State

2nd Survey (1065) CsIm 4-ltr code Client States have not yet been formally made full members of the Imperium.
  • Many host Imperial military, naval, and/or scout bases despite this informality.

Domain Codes

The Third Imperium possesses seven domains in 1116.

Third Imperium Domain Astronavigational Codes
# Domain Survey Code Type Remarks
1. Domain of Sylea 2nd Survey (1065) ImDc 4-ltr code Established in 000.
2. Domain of Vland 2nd Survey (1065) ImDv 4-ltr code Established in 076.
3. Domain of Gateway 2nd Survey (1065) ImDg 4-ltr code Established in 079.
  • An underdeveloped frontier area and a crossroads between several Major Race polities.
  • The K'kree threaten this domain.
4. Domain of Ilelish 2nd Survey (1065) ImDi 4-ltr code Established in 081.
5. Domain of Antares 2nd Survey (1065) ImDa 4-ltr code Established in 110.
  • An old frontier and later source of conflict with the Julian Protectorate.
  • Also the location of military defeats and several lost sectors.
  • The Vargr threaten this domain.
6. Domain of Sol 2nd Survey (1065) ImDs 4-ltr code Established in 111.
7. Domain of Deneb 2nd Survey (1065) ImDd 4-ltr code Established in 589.

Cultural Region Codes

Some parts of the Third Imperium have divergent cultures from the mainstream sensibilities of the Imperium and it has become expedient to develop a federalized system of Imperial Cultural Regions to better meet the needs of these divergent regions. Some of these regions hold official imprimatur from the Emperor while others hold a less official status:

Third Imperium Imperial Cultural Region Astronavigational Codes
# Region Survey Code Type Remarks
1. Amec Protectorate 2nd Survey (1065) ImAP
  • ImAp
4-ltr code Third Imperium, Amec Protectorate (Dagu)
2. Atsah Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImAC 4-ltr code Independent Aekhu Vargr
3. Darmine Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImDC 4-ltr code TBD
4. Geonee Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImGC 4-ltr code TBD
5. Hezeraek Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImHC 4-ltr code TBD
6. Jonkeereen Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImJC 4-ltr code TBD
7. Lancian Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImLR 4-ltr code TBD
  • Established in ???.
  • Culturally associated with the Lancians.
  • A long rebellious area.
8. League of Antares 2nd Survey (1065) ImLA
  • ImLa
4-ltr code Third Imperium, League of Antares (Anta)
9. Luriani Cultural Association 2nd Survey (1065) ImLC
  • ImLc
  • ImLu
4-ltr code Third Imperium, Luriani Cultural Association (Ley/Forn)
  • Established in ???.
10. S'mrii Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImSC 4-ltr code TBD
  • Established in ???.
11. Suerrat Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImSR 4-ltr code TBD
  • Established in ???.
10. Sydymic Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImYC 4-ltr code TBD
  • Established in ???.
11. Sylean Worlds 2nd Survey (1065) ImSW
  • ImSy
4-ltr code Third Imperium, Sylean Worlds (Core)
  • Established in ???.
12. Tapazmal Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImTC 4-ltr code TBD
  • Established in ???.
13. Thaggeshi Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImGC 4-ltr code TBD
  • Established in ???.
14. Vegan Autonomous District 2nd Survey (1065) ImVD
  • ImVd
4-ltr code Third Imperium, Vegan Autonomous District (Solo)
  • Established in ???.
15. Vilani Cultural Region 2nd Survey (1065) ImIC 4-ltr code TBD
  • Established in ???.


Territorial Overview Chart Key

Chart Key
Sector Type World % Color Significance Notes
Frontier sector Imperial Fringe 0% (No color) Little District. Imperial Fringe. No ownership.
Lost sector Imperial Fringe 0% (No color) Little Imperial Fringe. Former possession. Rarely remaining client states.
  • Often referred to by former Imperial name.
  • Often a lingering and unofficial presence.
Minority sector Imperial Border 1% to 10% (Pink or Salmon) Significant District. Almost always an Imperial Border area literally and figuratively. Typically governed from a nearby domain.
  • A significant, but minor presence.
  • Often encompass border or periphery areas.
Partial sector Imperial Border 11% to 50% (Pink or Salmon) Very significant Almost always an Imperial Border area both literally and figuratively. Partially owned but typically governed from a nearby domain.
  • Up to half the sector. A very significant presence.
Majority sector Imperial Core 51% to 90% (Imperial Red) Great Part of an established Imperial Domain. Typically part of the Imperial Core.
  • More than half. A great presence.
Full sector Imperial Core 91% to 100% (Imperial Red) Crucial Part of an established Imperial Domain. Almost always part of the Imperial Core.
  • The vast majority. A crucial and massive presence.

See also

Third Imperium

References & Contributors (Sources)