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Silefrim & NeoEdhelerim Communities Protest Against Calerostan Inquisition

25/04/6001 P.E.

A protester’s sign bearing the words “WE ARE PEOPLE TOO”, along with the SNER’s logo.

A public protest garnering more than 600 thousand protesters has broken out this morning in the Middle Plazas of Galactya’s Diplomatic District; the crowd has amassed itself in front of the Calerostan Section of the newly built Coalition Headquarters, hosting the Star Empire’s main Embassy. Despite causing quite the chaos in the diplomatic center, the crowd has shown itself to not be violent, and the organizers of the protest have rather peacefully explained their motives to the many Starlight News Journalism Teams.

We decided to organize this protest to communicate our disapproval of the Calerostan Inquisition’s attitudes towards us,” says Nauthril Dúveneth, well known Silefrim rights activist and co-founder of the SNER activist group “especially due to their unwillingness to treat us as equals, even when under international pressure. I also want to make this clear: this protest is EXCLUSIVELY directed at Calerost, and not at Galactya. The Empire supported us in our times of need, and continues to do so by listening to our voices and treating us like people, not monsters, something which our old government doesn’t seem to be able to do.

Other organizers have also pointed out how the protest was held in response to the Inquisition’s further denials to any diplomatic talks that could potentially lift some of the laws that have been penalizing the first generation of NeoEdhel citizens, as well as Silefrim and Visten religious communities.

The Ministry Of Welfare and of Foreign Relations, who have both been requesting such talks for more than 200 years, have both released official statements from their respective Ministerial Offices showing their support to the protesters and the SNER activist group, further disapproving of the Inquisition’s practices. Even various members of the Council Of Clades have released similar statements, saying that such discrimination, religious or not, has no place in the Coalition Of United Stars.

The Calerostan Ambassador has refused to release any real statement regarding the protest, but he has confirmed that this will be discussed in the next Ambassadorial Discussion on Ilanor.





A picture of Olmaestav taken from middle orbit.

Olmaestav is one of the planets in the Olmetvi Star System, situated in the north of Quadrant 5. Ever since it’s discovery in 2895 P.E. (5018 BBT), the planet has been one of the greatest tourist attractions in the Empire, first attracting Imperial citizens, and then spreading it’s charm to foreign nations. Olmaestav is now one of the biggest resort planets in Galactya, with all kinds of peoples often taking a swim in it’s lukewarm waters.

As can be seen in the picture above, Olmaestav is a panthalassic planet, surrounded by a ring of particularly reflective regolith, theorized to be the remains of an ancient major moon. While normally these rings would decay and fall inside the atmosphere relatively quickly, an array of Gravity Engines placed inside the ring makes sure to keep it stable and organized, further improving it’s beauty.

The surface of the planet is covered in an ocean several kilometers deep, drowning even the tallest of peaks. The absence of emerged lands feeds the wind currents and the cloud coverage, allowing the growth of tremendous perennial supercells that travel along the equator. While the main attractions of the planet rest under the waves, many often go to the reinforced observation domes above the raging seas to observe the passing of these giant storms, with a lucky few being able to witness the beautiful starsets the planet is known for.

The Epipelagic Deltas host the most thriving ecosystems on Olmaestav.

However, the real beauty of Olmaestav is found below the blue waters, which hosted an incredibly complex ecosystem that existed far before Galactyan intervention: from the lukewarm Epipelagic Deltas teeming with coral reefs and millions of species of colorful marine organisms, to the Mesopelagic Fumaroles around which bioluminescent creatures big and small thrive in migrating colonies.

Wherever the thriving environments give away to dead and sterile stone, the underwater, the underwater city rises, with many tunnels and bridges designed to allow the passage of migrating species, and hosting many bubble habitats in which visitors not so accustomed to the rest of the submerged environment can stay.

Breathing and Pressure Augmentations are available in all touristic facilities in the city, and are included in all guided tours and diving expeditions. There are also special expeditions inside of safe areas in which tourists are allowed to freely interact with the native wildlife, as long as they treat all the organisms with respect, of course.



12/04/6001 P.E.


Progress Report is a weekly magazine organized by the Imperial News Agency Starlight News and the Ministry Of Technology. Progress Report covers the technologies, processes and programs that the Ministry Of Technology develops and coordinates, in it’s never ending mission to advance our people through the stars.

The recent Intensive Research Period organized by the Ministry Of Technology has, thus far, been most successful. 26 Research Supercomplexes located in Quadrants 1, 2 and 3 have been activated, as well as 514 other smaller Complexes in Quadrants 4 to 13.

A schematic illustrating the possible industrial and military applications of the new myomer.

The Biophysics SubDivision has produced the first prototypes of a new version of the old carbon-meshed industrial organic filaments commonly used in most industrial machinery and production arrays. The electromechanical actuating material seems to possess greater tensile strength than the previous myomers, and seems to be far more conductive. It is even theorized to be able to sustain monopole enhancements without the need of specialized biometallic strands. These properties would make it a valuable replacement technology for organic fusion reactors and other machines utilizing high conductivity wiring. The possible applications of this new material on living organisms are now being researched by the Neogenics Division. However, further testing is still required to properly ascertain the true properties of the new myomer. Possible tests will include prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures, high tension and repeated flexing.

The Pylbire SphereHab Ring, constructed in 5012 P.E.

The Evolutionary Biology SubDivision has been studying the development of lifeforms in zero gravity environments with different atmospheric makeup compositions and pressures, temperature ranges, available resources and presence of competition. The tests, ongoing since 5034 P.E., have been carried out in a large array of specifically constructed self contained spherical habitats in orbit around the planet of Pylbire in Quadrant 5. It has been observed that the test organisms, who have been modified to possess a rate of mutations increased by millions of times, have now reached the first phases of the complex multicellular stage and seem to converge towards similar evolutionary solutions in similar environments. Higher atmospheric densities lead to a development of paddle-like appendages, while lower atmospheric densities lead to pressurized digestive systems that would propel the organism through the ejection of digestive gases. Depending on the fluctuation rapidity and amplitude of the temperature ranges, various heating or cooling methods like fur or sweat were developed. Interestingly enough, in an habitat with void-like temperatures and pressure, as well as the presence of various other competing species, some of the organisms developed though carapaces, the strongest pressurized digestive systems, and the ability to eject cone-shaped spikes from their carapace towards the competing lifeform during an hostile encounter. The resemblance of this to military ship construction doctrines and Ramming projectiles has garnered the interest of the Ministry Of Defense.

The Qucazny Amat Farming Complex.

The Particle Physics SubDivision has finalized it’s prototype of the enhanced Sub-Stellar Amat Miners that will be placed in orbit around large gas giants and brown dwarfs. The new model is a fusion of regular stellar collectors and planetary quadriloops: an array of multicolliders is placed in the center of the monopole-doped spinning quadriloop, so that the currents induced in the plasma collide directly on the large energy collectors, which then redirect the antiparticles to the central multicollider where they are cooled and stored in electromagnetic traps arranged radially around the central multicollider. The Collider Quadriloops, as they have been called, are now being tested extensively in the Amat Farming Complex around the gas giant Qucazny in Quadrant 7, where they are being compared in performance with their older counterparts.

A schematization in Austral made for a team of specialist of the Union Of Emerald.

The NanoRobotics Subdivision has made notable advancements in various kinds of Utility Fog dedicated to construction projects, upgrading the efficiency of the individual foglet modules. The modules are now able to replicate faster than before, decreasing construction times by 17%. The Ministry Of Infrastructure is already requesting usage of the new Fog in the construction of the Belt Of Thaievia in Sector 11, as well as implementing the new Fog in other maintenance and planetary construction projects. The new Utility Fog has now been optimized to achieve major dynamicity and heightened responsiveness during the reproduction of objects like utensils and additional appendages, greatly improving pre-existing Effector Frames and greatly helping those working in non-automated maintenance. Excessive Replication prevention modules were also improved to nullify the chances of a Grey Goo scenario.

Antimatter Beams impact zones on Karmeeyli.

Under request by the Ministry Of Defense and authorization of the Council Of Clades, the Particle Weaponry SubDivision has began military testing on the Planetary Testing Site of Karmeeyli in Quadrant 12. While antimatter bombs and relativistic ramming weapons were also tested on the southern pole of the planet, the main focus of the testing was the effectiveness, energetic output and blast radius of the newly developed Antimatter Pulser Beams. Using monopole-doped rotating rails to generate a spinning magnetic field, a brief stream of antimatter particles is focused and accelerated by the field towards the intended target. Depending from the size of the pulsed stream, Antimatter Beams can go from achieving the effects of a simple plasma grenade, to a high mass Relativistic Ramming Weapon. While hydrogen or helium powered proton and electron beams, as well as Biometallic Relativistic Weapons, still prove to be more efficient, Antimatter Beams have proven to be highly successful during the tests.



Ferristia Joins The Empire In It’s Fight Against Tinman Syndrome

57/04/6001 P.E.

Ulnuibes, one of the biggest Scientific Centers in the Sector, is the main main trading point and joint research nexus with the Ferristian Commonwealth.

In the last weeks, the highly infective prion commonly known as Tinman Syndrome has been spreading around thousands of different star systems, affecting the lives of trillions of citizens in more than 10 thousand worlds. The Medical Infrastructure still holds strong, thanks to the Empire’s commitment to always be ready for an health crisis, no matter how incredibly rare those have become.

A similar situation is also unfolding in Ferristian Territory, with uncountable numbers of worlds being infected with the mutated biometallic prion. Despite less people being affected compared to Galactya, the biometallic nature of all Ferristian Citizen, together with the much smaller population, have made things much more dire in the Commonwealth.

The two governments have therefore decided to unite their forces in a combined effort to exterminate the disease. Through the usage of the various research AI Systems on Ulnuibes, various experimental cures and modifications have been created, and are already being tested on a variety of volunteers from both nations. The test results have yet to become public, but voices are that promising results have been achieved.





A picture of PseudoLand in orbit around it’s mother star, Tithum Crus.

PseudoLand is a large Space Habitat in orbit of Tithum Crus, a M3.5 III red giant located in Quadrant 3. Three thousand kilometers in diameter and length, the habitat takes it’s name from the fact that it is, in fact, shaped like Breather-surface pseudosphere.

The red giant was reached during the first phases of Era 2’s First Colonization Wave, in 2062 P.E. (6318 BBT), and the first colonies were quickly constructed on the farthest planets in the system, with notable aid from the two planets closest to the star that were (and still are) evaporating due to the vicinity with the giant deformed sphere of plasma that is Tithum Crus.

PseudoLand was constructed in 2976 P.E. by the Imperial Architect “Halo Of Flame”, at the time an embodied First Toposophic Transapient working for the Ministry Of Infrastructure, who has now become the habitat’s Structure Operator by merging with the structure’s computational processors and ascending to a level between the Second and Third Toposophic.

A city in one of PseudoLand’s sections.

A forest in one of the sections, with a fake sky projected by a series of optical phased array mirrors.

PseudoLand is divided into 21 closed sections, located within it’s large ridges, each with it’s own unique environment, containing brightly colored neogen lifeforms interacting with eachother in complex ecologies. The processing matrix of the Structure Operator is largely contained within the structure of PseudoLand, but it also seems to use the ecologies for a significant amount of computation. By heating or cooling the air in the torus, adjusting the water vapor saturation, and by affecting the atmosphere mechanically with organic paddles and constrictors, the weather can be controlled with great precision. The effects of this control results in patterns of rainfall and wind that feed back into the consciousness of Halo Of Flame. The weather is actively controlled to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the inhabitants, whether they may be Imperial Citizens or the lifeforms themselves. Dust-devils and small whirlwinds are relatively common, often arranging loose dust into aesthetically pleasing patterns. Small localized rainclouds will often form over gardens to promote growth; on occasion an overheated creature will be cooled by a similar rainfall.

Each section can be illuminated through various means. Some use artificial lighting like Fusion Stars or Luminaire Lamps. Others, usually the hotter ones, use arrays of redirectable mirrors (combined with a series of ozone airwalls) to reflect Tithum Crus’ starlight inside the section. Others don’t use artificial lighting at all, and prefer to use bioluminescent fauna and flora to illuminate the environment.

The outer shell of PseudoLand is constructed out of two 10 meters thick layers of diamondoid reticulate reinforced with structural cabling made out of Pandifico and carbon-meshed biofilaments, interrupted by another 10 meters thick layer of radiation insulators to protect the habitat from harmful radiation.

One of PseudoLand’s sections with bioluminescent flora.

Each section has it’s own semi-independent infrastructure and culture, that rendered PseudoLand a quite notable “must visit” for many foreigners or Imperial Citizens touring the Empire’s Innermost Worlds. A particularly thriving foreign community of Carsicoid has also established itself in one of the bioluminescent sections more than a century ago and Halo Of Flame was happy to construct various spawning pools for them.

Overall, PseudoLand has always been considered one of the Empire’s most fasinating points of interest: an architectural marvel, a neogenic masterpiece, a perfect example of transapient circuitry and a feast for any sociologist. PseudoLand has something for everyone, from a daring modosapient explorer to a calculative transapient.




Did you know…

Purpurhaze, an high freedom virchworld hosted inside a large moon brain in the Middle Quadrants, with a population base of 56 million. The residents have created a series of large nonsensical cities near the planet’s equator, in which they reside.

That Galactya has the largest population of virtual sophonts in the known Sector? That’s right! While the only nation that is completely virtual based is the Akropii Republic, their population amounts to little higher than 1 trillion sophonts; meanwhile, more than 12 trillion virtual citizens live in the Galactyan Empire (a good 15% of the total population) ! Such a large population is located fully within an enormous series of virchworlds hosted inside the Empire’s verious megastructures and other habitats. Some are hosted within Dyson Swarms, others in Moon Brains, others even in orbital rings or McKendree Cylinders: anything is viable with sufficient computronium and energy.



Imperial Militarization Program Sparks Public Protest On Imperial Pacifist Worlds

49/04/6001 P.E.

Bi’Lithur, a heavily engineered world of the Inner Quadrants and one of the major military construction centers of the IMP, around which numerous protests and manifestations of pacifist factions occurred.

In the follow up to the public announcement of the Imperial Militarization Program, more commonly referred to as IMP, many throughout the Empire have expressed their dissatisfaction with the new project: in their words, national security should be achieved by better diplomacy or improvement of surveillance and defensive installations, and not through an increase in the Empire’s defensive arsenal. While this portion of the population remains a minority compared to the pro-IMP majority, political tensions in many of the more pacifist worlds.

Until now, these tensions had only resulted to online complaining, small and relatively friendly disputes in public areas, and public broadcast debates on many sociopolitical discussion channels. However, this standard morning numerous public manifestations and open protests were organized by activist organizations such as Ophral, Kamalii and THAV in front of the Central Administration Buildings of more than one hundred and twenty planetary and lunar colonies, with many more habitats being subjected to smaller protests as well.

The Empire has yet to intervene or release any statement about the manner but, knowing previous history, it is most definitely ready to intervene if the situation turns to violence. If that will not be the resulting situation, then the protests will be likely ignored by the Higher Government. The Emperors and the Council Of Clades have made it very clear that IMP is a non-negotiable project that they consider extremely necessary for the Empire’s security.

We await for further developments.



24/05/6002 P.E.


Progress Report is a weekly magazine organized by the Imperial News Agency Starlight News and the Ministry Of Technology. Progress Report covers the technologies, processes and programs that the Ministry Of Technology develops and coordinates, in it’s never ending mission to advance our people through the stars.

Image showcasing Kaelarantha Ring and the surrounding orbital Jenkin’s Swarm lifting stellar matter that is then ejected from Kaelarantha’s poles.

After 32 years of S3 and S4 lead construction, the first array for the large-scale industrial production of magmatter has been completed around the Core Quadrants star Kaelarantha, called the Kaelarantha Ring.

The ring consists of a microgravity mass-stream ring suspended above the star by controlled, small convective fluxes of stellar plasma. This ring, coupled with an orbital toroidal Jenkins swam around the star, acts as a starlifting array by creating extremely powerful magnetic fields and using them to accelerate stellar matter towards the poles. Two rings of magnetic statites concentrate the generated outflow into a powerful stream, which is then redirected towards the mass-stream ring to be collected by a series of supported starscoops.

Each of the 25000 starscoops is connected to its own conversion furnace, which it supplies with both fuel and resources to convert. The furnaces automatically divide material by purpose: hydrogen and helium are used as fuel for the furnaces, while all elements with an atomic mass equal to or greater than iron is fed inside the main reactor chamber and converted into magmatter. Materials with masses between helium and iron are either collected separately or discarded by ejection into the star.

The furnaces convert high atomic mass elements into magmatter through a two-stage process consisting of monopole catalyzed fusion followed by beam core inversion. A system of high-power diamagnetic vacuum tubes then moves the microscopic strands of magmatter through the ring, where they are stockpiled into special container stations and retrieved by large, specialized freighters.



Star Cluster & Archailect Suddenly Disappear: Mysterious Anomaly Or Planned Event?

36/03/6002 P.E.

The Mephemnedi Cluster is an open cluster of 37 stars located above the Baghrada Nebula, in Quadrant 13. This picture, taken in 5998, shows Laocor, Su’umun and Qanzit, the cluster’s three brightest stars.

The previously uninhabited Mephemnedi Cluster was claimed in 5976 by the S4 Lesser Archailect Chezeqiel (चाजाकिएल) for a new colonization project that involved preparing the entire cluster for colonization by engineering many of it’s worlds, and outfitting it’s systems with the appropriate infrastructure. Works began in 5977 after the Archailect arrived in the Cluster, and by the first days of Toimar 6002, various starlifting arrays, dyson swarms, belts of habitats and various megastructures had been constructed, and more than 32 worlds had been engineered and/or outfitted with cities, arcologies and spaceports.

However, in the beginning of Toimar, Chezeqiel’s communications with the Godweb and the rest of the Empire started to become ever more sporadic and cryptic, eventually stopping completely from the 12th of Toimar onwards. 76 days later, on the 29th of Kolimar, large pulses of energy were detected by sensor arrays all throughout Region 13, and Chezeqiel’s communications channel with the Godweb was abruptly cut off. Ships carrying volunteer colonizers were put on hold, and a fleet of inspection ships lead by the Archailect Nymcaphaerula entered the cluster to inspect the various star systems.

What they found was shocking: all structures, worlds and stars in the system were completely untouched, and infrastructure was continuing to run smoothly thanks to the non-sapient AIs that handled it’s processes: however, the entirety of Chezeqiel processing substrate, which consisted of various Moon Brains spread throughout the cluster, had completely disappeared without a trace. There were no signs of damage to the systems, nor were there any remaining energy signatures that could have corresponded to an attack of such scale.

When various Archailects and Godlings were asked about the situation, they too couldn’t come up with a proper explanation, saying that the answers evaded them too, and that none of their current hypothesis would be modosapient comprehensible. However, they promised that they would make it their duty to find out what happened.

After further investigations and controls proved that no danger of any kind could be detected inside the cluster, the colonization program restarted, and the first colonizers have already arrived in the various systems.