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    Credits

    Trojan Reach Sector - Credits
    -----------------------------
    
    The Classic/MegaTraveller data for the Trojan Reaches was
    published in issue 20 of The Travellers' Digest put out by
    Digest Group Publications in July of 1990. The people
    involved in the sector write-up from that issue were James
    Holden, Mike Jackson, and Clay Bush.
    
    This TNE data (circa 1200) came from a text file which was
    copyrighted GDW, Inc. 1994.
    
    Chris Griffen typed in the world descriptions, pulling them
    from the TNE Regency Sourcebook by GDW.
    
    


    Sector Information

    Trojan Reach Sector Information
    
    Outrim Void
    
    Colloquial name for the region rimward of the Spinward Marches. It consists
    of many independent worlds, small empires, and Aslan colonies. The
    Imperium's civilian population, who know little about it, regard it with
    suspicion. Corsairs and persons escaping Imperial justice find it a natural
    haven. Historians believe many Outrim worlds were settled during the Rule
    of Man. Some worlds maintain links to the Imperium or the Zhodani
    Consulate. Others have been isolated from outside contact since they were
    settled. [Source: Traveller's Digest 19]
    
    Vilani Settlement of the Sector
    
    During its decline, a revolt led the First Imperium to abandon its
    scattered settlements in Corridor Sector. These isolated outposts proved
    unable to maintain trade in the face of Vargr piracy. Surviving records
    state that several groups took their old, failing starships and left to
    find safer worlds in Reft and Trojan Reach.
    
    Evidence of the Vilani presence has been found on multiple worlds in these
    two sectors. Most finds are dated between -2300 and -1700. Experts
    generally attribute the occasional site with earlier or later estimated
    dates to starship crews stranded by misjumps or some other such mishap.
    
    Most of the Vilani settlements in Reft died out long before the advent of
    the Third Imperium. The Trojan Reach colonies fared somewhat better, at
    least for a while. In -2074, they formed a small state known today as the
    Sindalian Empire. The Sindalian emperors ruled with iron fists, prompting a
    50-year period of civil dissent that culminated in a bout of
    bacteriological warfare. The civilization of old Sindalnow Noricum (2018)
    collapsed, and the Empire itself fell in -1441. [Source: Traveller's Digest
    19]
    
    During the Rebellion
    
    The political situation in Trojan Reach was one of utter turmoil. As news
    of Strephon's assassination leaked across Imperial borders, the sector's
    governments fell into disarray. Although few at first realized the full
    extent of the danger, the Florian League and Glorious Empire immediately
    readied their military forces.
    
    The prime threat came not from the rapidly splintering Imperium, but rather
    from the Aslan. The landless Ihatei of the trans-Rift colonies seized the
    opportunity to expand. Backed by their fellows in the Hierate, they swept
    out of Aslan territory into the vast no-man's-land of the Reach's central
    subsectors. As they pressed onward into Imperial territory, lesser powers
    were overrun.
    
    By the end of 1117, most of the Florian worlds in Nora'a subsector had
    fallen to Aslan invaders. Apparently, the Aslan are content with these
    holdings, as they have taken little additional Florian territory in the
    years since.
    
    Sophontologists are quick to point out that this is atypical Aslan
    behavior, as enough Ihatei remain landless to intrude upon other Florian
    worlds. Some explain this strange behavior by pointing out that richer
    Imperial targets drew more attention. Others, however, point to rumors of
    high-tech Florian weapons, hastily put into production as the Ihatei first
    crossed the League borders.
    
    Unlike the Florian League, which has so far weathered the Aslan expansion
    without fatal injury, the Glorious Empire has been wholly overrun by the
    Aorlakht. Minor clans began to encroach on Empire territory in 1117, and
    Aslan settlers had taken over three worlds by the end of the following
    years. The beginning of 1119 saw the Empire surrounded by Aslan land
    seekers, and a full-fledged attack by the Aorlakht reabsorbed the splinter
    state.
    
    Syoakh (1027), former capital of the Empire, put up a hard fight against
    the Aorlakht forces and suffered for it. Substantial planetary bombardment
    by nuclear weapons poisoned the Syoakh's atmosphere and drove this rival
    separatist state into submission. Hierate honor was finally satisfied after
    500 years.
    
    With the Floriani and the Glorious Empire out of the way, only the smallest
    of powers stood between the Aorlakht and the Imperium. Great Ihatei fleets
    set out from Tlaiowaha, moving up through the Borderlands along the old
    Aslan-Imperial Tradelane. The Aslan set upon Tobia subsector, encroaching
    on the sector capital itself. In 1118, much of Tobia (3215) was staked out
    by Aslan settlers. Sector duke Quinn committed suicide in the wake of this
    disaster.
    
    Tobia's fall was hastened by a lack of naval strength. At the outbreak of
    the Rebellion, Alexander Quinn had sent many ships coreward to bolster
    Norris' forces against the Vargr. This left him unprepared for the sudden
    incursion of the Aslan land-seekers. A good leader, Quinn will nevertheless
    be remembered more for his historical studies than his military prowess.
    
    Quinn's successor, Duchess Sharik Arcadia of Gazulin (2708), was his total
    opposite. Arcadia was a career Marine officer; her body of experience
    rested with combat, not administration. Still, she quickly adjusted to her
    new role.
    
    Realizing that the time for open confrontation had passed, she deployed the
    navy to hold the region's unoccupied territory. Then, taking an offensive
    tack, she tried a new strategy: turning the Aslan against themselves.
    Within weeks of her succession, she set plans in motion to exploit
    factional differences among the Aorlakht clans. Evidently those plans
    worked, for the Aslan stopped their quest for new, "unoccupied lands" on
    the remaining worlds of the region. [Source: Traveller's Digest 19]
    
    In the New Era
    
    Trojan Reach was the area of the greatest Imperial territory losses to the
    Aslan Ihatei. The antebellum Imperial border enclosed the core-trailing
    quarter of Sindal (G) subsector, and three quarters of the Tobia (H)
    subsector. All territory in both these subsectors was lost by the late
    1110s, but this dire situation was eventually stabilized by the new Sector
    Duchess, Sharik Arcadia of Gazulin (who succeeded Duke Alexander Quinn in
    1118 upon his suicide with the Aslan invasion of Tobia), who enacted
    policies to encourage the encroaching clans to fight with each other, which
    they were only too willing to do.
    
    The Zhodani name for Trojan Reach is Idrflanta, the Aslan name is
    Hlaoirloahauri.
    
    




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