A-259: Federated Trade Association Factbook

The Federated Trade Association Flag, each large star representing a system, the two colors representing the two local governments, and the middle star representing unity and the FTA Conference’s Capital Planet, Unitas. Credit to u/TubelessADY for making this.


FTA Roundel

The Federated Trade Association

Formed during the collapse of Gaia, the Federated Trade Association is a relatively young entity being around 250~ Years old. The FTA administers two local governments, six systems, three major population centers, five habitable planets, and a few small colonies throughout.

The FTA has a large number of companies, who provide services to other governments in the cluster. Companies founded in the FTA tend to stay because of the low tax on corporations, the expertise of tradesmen, and the amount of Silver thrown their way in the form of contracts.

The FTA Conference (Often referred to as ‘The Conference’) is the primary government of the FTA. Each inhabited planet in the FTA sends representatives to The Conference, who perform the overall budget of the FTA, which is small, but runs diplomacy, defense, and contracting services.


The Economy of the FTA is varied, and depends on the local government, as the FTA does not impede on the planet’s ability to choose an economic system.

Association Governments

The FTA subdivides into two local governments of three systems each. Here’s some pointers about them!

The Winchester Commonwealth

Credit to Angry Penguin#6416 for designing this flag. The Winchester Commonwealth’s Flag.

The Winchester Commonwealth

The Winchester Commonwealth, as an entity has existed for around 300~ Years, during the initial collapse of Gaia. It is a one house democracy, with a President. This government initially founded the FTA, which eventually, supplanted it.

The Alissi Periphery

Credit to u/DanTheTilapiaMan for designing this flag. The Alissi Periphery’s flag.

The Alissi Periphery

The Alissi Periphery, is a group of frontier systems united under one banner. This group joined the FTA for to protect themselves against common threats. It is a one house democracy, with a Prime Executive serving as the head of state.

Association Worlds

This list is of most relevant worlds.

Association Worlds

Arcadia (TWC)

The water world of Arcadia


A word to mean peace or innocence, Arcadia is a farming planet, maintaining a small population, who maintain the planet’s large farms. It is located in The Winchester Commonwealth. The food here feeds most of the FTA.

Blazefelt Pass (TAP)

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Blazefelt Pass

Blazefelt Pass is one of many uninhabitable planets in the Association, however is rich in many resources needed to construct a multitude of items, like ships, ammo, etc. As such, it is prized by many companies who go there to gather resources. A handful of forges orbit Blazefelt Pass, ready to smelt together minerals, and ship them off to shipyards and factories in the rest of the cluster. It is located in The Alissi Periphery.

Cistreo's Staff (TWC)

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Cistreo’s Staff

Cistreo’s Staff is a moon (that’s on par with most planets) orbiting a brown dwarf, which orbits an O-type star. Cistero’s Staff is in the Goldilocks zone, and thus was colonized early in the Gaian Empire. When the Gaians abandoned the planet in the wake of the catastrophe, some people from the Alissi Periphery took it over. Around 21 Billion People live on Cistero’s Staff, and that number is expected to bloom exponentially as the FTA takes a larger role in the Cluster. It is located in The Winchester Commonwealth.

Ralstoria (TWC)

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Ralstoria is the mostly densely populated planet in the Association, hosting around 114 Billion humans, and is the Capital of the Winchester System, and the Commonwealth of Winchester.

Unitas (JA)

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Unitas is the capital of the Association, serving to host the FTA Conference, and a multitude of small facilities in and around cluster. Designated as the capital due to it’s unique geography (it sits at the crossroads between the Alissi Periphery and the Winchester Commonwealth.) It has a population of 29 Billion People. Unitas has a stunning set of natural rings, and has a few orbital manufacturing facilities.

Riol (TAP)

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Riol is the capital of the Alissi Periphery, and it’s most populous planet, with around 21 Billion people.

Elisia (TAP)

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Elisia is a young planet that was discovered and was consequently colonized very recently. Elisia has a small but hardworking population of 110 Million.

Axia (TAP)

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Axia is a middleground planet, but maintains large factories that produce large quantities of items for the cluster. It is located in the Alissi Periphery.

Association Systems

The Association encompasses six systems, and here they are.

Association Systems

Winchester System (TWC)

Winchester System

The Winchester System is the crux of the Winchester Commonwealth, and hosts the capital world of Ralstoria, as well as a few more planets.

Aeria System (TAP)

Aeria System

The Aeria System is the primary system in the Alissi Periphery. It hosts the capital world of Riol, and the smaller planet of Axia.

Laeria System (TAP)

Laeria System

The Laeria System is a system in the Alissi Periphery. It hosts the world of Blazefelt Pass.

Rillia System (TWC)

Rillia System

The Rillia System hosts the important world of Arcadia, and a few minor farming colonies.

Acaia System (TAP)

Acaia System

The Acaia System is a system in the Alissi Periphery. It hosts the world of Unitas and Elisia. Acaia Prime is a B Type star, with a second star, Parallia, being a M Type Star. Parallia has a Dyson Swarm,

Ekota System (TWC)

Ekota System

The Ekota System hosts the world of Cistreo’s Staff.

Association Military



ASCFED Emergency Deployment Order Effective IMMEDIATELY

Reservist Deployment Criteria has been met pursuant to ASCFED Defense Agreement Protocol 4-8, Article 2.

Broken Vase assesses immediate incident threatening Association territory in your area.

Additional strategic resources have been allocated. Readiness levels are to be immediately raised to highest levels.

Report to your CO and duty positions and follow all orders as given by CDCOM and PKCOM Callsigns.


The Reservist Callup during a major Hyperlane Accident

Capital Ships are usually Carriers, with smaller ‘Pocket Cruisers’ making up most of the CDCOM Fleet. These are usually placed in conjunction with EWar assets (mostly small Corvettes), and operate power projection throughout the cluster. Carriers operate exclusively in the heartlands, with power projection attempting to deter piracy.

When in a pinch, under ASCFED Defense Agreement Protocol 5-1, Article 4, CDCOM is allowed to seize civilian ships to convert them into warships.

There are twenty Pocket Cruisers, operating under four Task Forces.

Ship Names

Pocket Cruiser Listing

Verdant Horizon | CL-01

Outgoing Forge | CL-02

The Winchester System | CL-03

Blaze’s Dream | CL-04

Dwarf’s Bowstaff | CL-05

Admiral Parker Sira | CL-06

Point Refuge II | CL-07

Defender’s Glory | CL-08

Cascadia’s Vengeance | CL-09

Lack of Planning | CL-10

Reach into the Unknown | CL-11

Presentation of the Facts | CL-12

Slip into the Night | CL-13

Objective Analysis | CL-14

Force of Dawn | CL-15

Numerical Research | CL-16

The Acaia System | CL-17

The Aeria System | CL-18

Promise of Victory | CL-19

Technical Skills | CL-20