Sector General Information



Diaspora Sector / General Information

  • Credits
  • A Note On Travel Zones

  • Capsule History of Diaspora
  • Diaspora Sector Astrography
  • Rebellion-era Governments

  • Sector Data

    Credits

       The information in this sector comes from the Astrogator's Guide to
       Diaspora sector, published by GDW.  It has been entered into Galactic
       by Jeff Zeitlin.


    A Note On Travel Zones

       The Astrogator's Guide to Diaspora Sector, from which this data was
       taken, uses the Travel Zone for Failing/Doomed status in the data
       from 1129, and uses the Allegiance field to indicate both polity
       membership and effective level of interstellar control (Safe/
       Frontier/Outlands/Wilds).  Because of limitations in the GALACTIC
       package, this convention cannot be followed.
    
       Instead, Failing and Doomed worlds are indicated by FAIL or DOOM
       in the Trade Codes/Notes field.  Polity membership is as normal
       in the Allegiance field.  The level of interstellar control is in
       the Travel Zone field; the coding is based on the declaration by
       the Travellers' Aid Society in 1127.  The following codes are used:
    
             Red         represents worlds in the Wilds.
             Amber       represents worlds in the Outlands.
             Blue        represents worlds in the Frontier.
                         (Blue is normally used in the TNE galaxy in
                         GALACTIC to indicate Balkanized worlds.)
             None        represents worlds in the Safes.


    Capsule History of Diaspora

        Nakulakak sector (called Diaspora today) was only thinly settled by
        the Vilani Grand Empire of the Stars.  When the Vilani came into
        contact with the Terran Confederation, further development of the
        area was attempted, but it was (as characterized by one Terran
        general) "too little, too late".  Attempts to use it as a buffer
        zone only made it easier for Confederation forces to conquer large
        portions of it, and eventually the Vilani started trading away
        sections of the sector in hopes of appeasing the Terrans.
    
        The Terran Confederation, as part of a policy of cultural domination
        coupled with military domination, embarked on a massive resettlement
        and colonization effort.  It was at this time that the sector became
        known as Diaspora, taking its new name from the "diaspora" of Terrans
        that eventually colonized the sector.
    
        The Long Night affected this area as it did the rest of the Rule of
        Man, but here, as occasionally happened elsewhere, a small group of
        planets was able to band together and maintain a tenuous hold on
        interstellar travel and trade.  The Union of Sufren was thus able to
        profit from contact with Cleon Zhunatsu's Third Imperium, and was
        incorporated into it in 330, bringing additional prosperity as one
        of the main routes between the Imperial capital and the homeworld
        of humaniti.
    
        With the start of the Rebellion, Diaspora found itself at the frontier
        of four factions: Daibei, Margaret's Imperium, Lucan's Imperium, and
        the Solomani Confederation.  Repeated Solomani offensives aimed at
        cutting Imperial supply lines to rimward have had a profound effect
        on the sector.  Gradually, the intensity of military action lessened
        and targets were chosen more selectively; by 1123, nevertheless, much
        of the rimward portion of the sector was in ruins.  By 1129, none of
        the major factions exercises any significant amount of control over
        the area, although Margaret, Daibei, and the Solomani still have
        significant influence in the area.


    Diaspora Sector Astrography

        There are several traffic patterns in Diaspora sector; these have
        become even more important during the Rebellion than they were 
        during the prosperous era of a single interstellar government in
        the region.
    
        The ALURZAN LOOP connects 46 worlds in the sector via Jump 1; it is
        centered in the Alurza subsector and is the key to controlling the
        sector.  In the Rebellion era, it also provides the only bridge
        between coreward and rimward areas that is not in the Wilds.
    
        The EBERLY CORRIDOR is the only non-Wilds route between the Imperial
        core and Solomani Rim.  It is centered in The Blight subsector,
        next to the Eberly Gap.  The corridor takes its name from the single
        planet that dominates the corridor; Eberly maintains a policy of
        strict neutrality and bars warships of recognized powers from
        travelling the corridor (through the efforts of a sizeable force
        of mercenaries of its own).  Tariffs and port/refueling fees are
        high in order to support the mercenaries and maintain their
        neutral status.
    
        The LIBERT MAIN represents a Jump-2 extension of the Alurzan Loop.
        It extends from Libert to Kushga subsectors.
    
        The CUMBER MAIN in Hijiri subsector is almost as important as the
        Alurzan Loop; it connects 42 worlds in the four rim/spinward
        subsectors of the sector.  There are still several high-grade
        starports along it; this results in high traffic, high mercenary
        activity, and lots of politics.
    
        The KHAVLE MAIN represents Diaspora's connection to Margaret's
        Domain; as such, it is the primary route for both the Doom Trade
        from the sector to the Safe, and the remaining high-tech trade from
        Vaward in the Old Expanses sector.  


    Rebellion-era Governments

        With the withdrawl of effective control of the sector by the various
        faction, several smaller local governments have coalesced from the 
        chaos in an effort to try to maintain even a limited order, or to
        extend hegemony over other worlds in their area.
    
        The ECCLESIASTY OF NARQUEL couples a desire to expand secular power
        with a holy mission to convert others to their version of the True
        Faith.  It currently controls three worlds, and is looking to
        increase that number, especially with worlds capable of shipbuilding
        and other industrial capabilities.  Narquel maintains armed forces
        at TL12, although these are rarely seen outside Ecclesiasty borders,
        in spite of continuing opposition to Narquel expansionism from Soyuz,
        Gasudarsk, and other nearby worlds.
    
        The UNION OF SUFREN represents the hub of Margaret's influence in
        the area.  The worlds of the Union have strong internal ties, 
        dating back to the Long Night, and have managed to maintain TL14
        military capability, which is deployed only in response to
        deployments by the Vassalry Judiciate.  Other actions are taken
        through hired mercenary groups.  The Union has a strong policy of
        support for the Khavle Accordment in order to maintain its trading
        ties with Margaret's Domain.
    
        The VASSALRY JUDICIATE is an expansionist polity acting in opposition
        to the Union of Sufren, the Khavle Accordment, and the Alurzan Cartel.
        Its origins are in the wars of succession and control resulting from
        Lucan's gutting of the Moot.  The Judiciate is based at Backman, which
        supplies TL12 troops for operations in Sufren and Alurza subsectors.
        Hervestia supplies Judiciate troops at TL7 to TL9 for operations
        elsewhere.
    
        The KHAVLE ACCORDMENT exists solely because of its location astride
        the trade route from the Union of Sufren to Margaret's Domain.  It
        has no central government to speak of, and military action on the
        Accordment's part is in response to outside provocation, and rarely
        outside the boundaries.
    
        The ALURZAN CARTEL is a (overgrown) trade association with no
        centralized government, and no facilities for starship maintenance
        and repair.  It is currently embroiled in internal problems, most
        of which are provoked by the Vassalry Judiciate.
    
        The UNITY OF PROMISE is interested in survival, period. Its troops,
        whether native or mercenary, are never deployed outside the Unity's
        boundaries.  Their biggest single concern (of a host of important
        concerns) is the threat from the Solomani.
    
        The CUMBERAN CONFEDERATION renounced its membership in the Solomani
        Confederation, and is therefore a target for hostile operations by
        Solomani proxies.  They maintain TL12 lift troops, which they have
        used outside their borders in support of anti-Solomani operations.
        The Cumberan Confederation has a large population of Vegan refugees,
        and has exchanged ambassadors with the Aslan and Duke Craig in Daibei.
        It is actively attempting to expand its external links with polities
        that can be presumed to oppose Solomani expansionism, against the day
        that Solomani forces move against Cumber.
    
        The NEW ORDER VIGILANCE ALLIANCE is a Solomani puppet state set up
        by Solomani Security to oppose the Cumberan Confederation.  The
        people of the Alliance are not enthusiastic about either the 
        existance of the Alliance or its domination by Solomani Security,
        and as a result, the morale of the troops (equipped at TL8) is low.
    
        The DUWAMISH LEAGUE is heavily supported by the Cumberan Confederation
        in order to assure a trade route to trailing; even so, its long-term
        viability is in doubt.  Its biggest asset is the naval facility at
        Alki, which was abandoned by Lucan's forces at the end of the Black
        War phase of the Rebellion.




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