The Imperial Fatherland
|The Imperial Fatherland of New Rodina
Patrie Imperiala de Neu Rodina
|Motto: Glory to our Forgotten Fatherland|
|Anthem: "Himnusz Dicsőség"|
|Recognised national languages||Hungarian|
|Recognised regional languages||Cenuşian, Barescan|
|Ethnic groups||Human 77.5%, Cenuşian 21%, Barescan 1.3%, Piranativan 0.2%|
Imperial (military use mostly)
|Government||Empire, Single-Party State|
|-||Emperor||Miksa Krisztián Kajetán Ignácz|
|-||Chancellor||Octavian Arisztid Balog|
|-||New Inimă||1 AE|
|-||New Rodina||82 AE|
|-||Imperial Fatherland||1901 AE|
|-||3138 AE census||508,631,344,890|
|Gini (337AR)|| 73.1
|Currency||Imperial Piesă (IPS)|
|Date format||dd/mm/yyyy (AD)|
|Drives on the||right|
The Imperial Fatherland of New Rodina, more commonly referred to as the Imperial Fatherland or New Rodina, is an interstellar entity centered around the capital planet New Verăglia in the Milky Way galaxy. The Fatherland controls 23 systems, for a total of 21 habitable planets, 87 inhabitable planets, 52 dwarf planets and over 200 moons. The population of 208,631,344,890, is mostly located in the four hub planets of New Verăglia, Cenuşia, Auria and Constanteren. As many other planets are more lightly populated.
Etymology and terminology
As tensions between rival states on Atlas rose and the world was on the brink nuclear devastation, the government of the Republic of Grozav Inimă forsaw the impending apocalypse, like most nations of the "old world". The "SPARO" Project was launched by the Iniman government in the year XXXX. The project saw a massive exodus of Iniman colonisers into space, to colonise planets beyond the Solar system that had been deemed colonisable by the Iniman secret space programme. The Iniman exodus fleet was situated in the heartland of Grozav Inima. The records telling the ancient legend state there was approximately 30 ships.
When nuclear fired rained from the skies in XXXX, the colonist ships left Atlas, with more than 20 million colonisers. Once in open space, the spaceships prepared their experimental and untested warp drives. Their destination was designated New Verăglia, after the capital city of Grozav Inima, it was a habitable planet that was discovered by scientists of SPARO seven years before.
After arriving on New Verăglia, the Iniman colonizers found the planet already inhabited by a medieval era native civilization which was violent and often clashed with the Iniman refugees. In 61AE, the natives, colloquially referred to as Orcs or Greenskins, became an acute threat to the colonizers, as the city of Peticia was sacked by Orcs. Soon after, a charismatic general named Augusztus Constantin rallied the colony and beat back the natives, after the Orcs were defeated, Constantin became Emperor for life.
Soon after this, the new Empire launched a systematic purge of the Orcs on New Verăglia, which ultimately led to the extinction of the Native people. Once New Verăglia was secured, the Fatherland expanded to the planet of Constanteren, named after Emperor Constantin. The planet of Constanteren became the first planet apart from New Verăglia in the Fatherland, and quickly became a hub of trade for the Empire.
Auria and Cenuşia were settled at approximately the same time, and Cenuşia was the first planet apart from New Verăglia found to have intelligent life. However, unlike the Orcs, the Cenuşians began to worship the Human colonizers as gods, in awe of their advanced technology. The Human colonizers were quick to capitalize on this, and began to utilize the Cenuşian natives to work for substandard wages, and used them to help them complete the colonization of the planet. After Cenuşia was finally colonized, the Cenuşians became a more important part of the Empire, becoming almost as respected as the human population.
The Empire continued to expand, and incorporated two other races into the Empire, the Barescans and the Piranativi, the Barescans were an industrial-era civilization from the planet of Baresca, and became a client state, able to keep relatively independent, but were taxed by the Empire in exchange for advanced technology and protection. The Piranativi were a stone-age culture, who responded to the humans in much the same way as the Cenuşians, however, the colonization of Piranativ has been indefinitely put on hold, as the planet and it's inhabitants have become something of a curiosity for the Rodinans.
Journey to New Veraglia
The journey to New Veraglia began after the exodus fleet departed from Grozav Inima in XXXX, the vessels were supplied by the Vertega Oppirus Corporation, who had become one of the most successful businesses in space travel in Atlas. Due to the scientific power of Vertega Oppirus, the warp drives utilized by the Exodus Fleet were rigorously tested. As a result, unlike the drives of other nations, such as the Collectivist Union, the warp drives only suffered a 3% failure rate.
The planet of New Veraglia had been spotted by the VertOpp SZEM Telescope, and was determined to be a perfect candidate for settlement, despite it's distance from Atlas, which was 930 Light Years from Atlas, and would ultimately take the exodus fleet 8 years to reach the planet.
The ships were all outfitted with artificial gravity, which was achieved by using the centrifugal force of a rotating hull to create pseudo-gravity for the colonists. The spaces were described as being cramped, although it was considered relatively luxurious when compared to previous spacefaring vessels. The largest ship, the Exod, featured cinemas, swimming pools, and a variety of other leisure centres to compensate for the cramped living quarters. The living quarters were generally 3x3 metres large, and featured a bed, a dresser and a table, with colonists sharing large toilet complexes. Rooms for two were also available, which doubled the size, and provided two dressers, a table and a double bed.
The Colonists first made planetfall in AE9, which was 9 years after the exodus began. The journey had taken 8 years, with a further year being spent landing rovers and probes onto the planets surface to determine if the atmosphere was breathable. Despite the atmosphere being found to be breathable, the rovers now detected the presence of a native people, further delaying the planetfall before a colonist militia could be formed to protect the colony.
This colonist militia mainly utilized the weapons of the colony ship's security force, which acted as an in-ship police force, utilizing mainly shotguns and submachine guns. The city of Bălanoraș was founded in AE9, the smaller colony ships landed on the surface of the planet, forming the basis of the city, while the largest ship, the Exod, stayed in orbit to become the first Space Station to orbit the planet, Starbase 1.
The colonial militia almost immediately clashed with hostile natives, which were described by militiamen as "Brutish" and were colloquially named Orcs. These clashes were mostly in the favour of the firearm wielding militia, and by AE14 the Orcs became fearful of the Colonists and attacks on Bălanoraș stopped.
Peticia was the second city to be founded on the planet of New Verăglia, it was originally a mining outpost, which primarily mined iron ore. At Peticia, the element of Verăglium was discovered, it was a radioactive element more explosive than traditional TNT but less so than Uranium or Plutonium. It quickly became used by the new colonial militia, and Peticia became a highly important outpost, and quickly grew into a town to house the ever-increasing numbers of miner's families. After a few years the mining town of Peticia was the second largest city in New Verăglia.
However things would not end well for the residents of Peticia, as in AE61, the city was ransacked by Orcs, the colonial militia was overwhelmed by the sheer number of the natives, and the colonists who failed to escape the city were butchered. Word of this reached Bălanoraș, and a charismatic military general named Augusztus Constantin promised to be rid of the Orcish menace. A few short years later, refugees from Peticia were resettled in the newly-recaptured city, and the General began a long and arduous campaign which lasted over 20 years. However, in AE83, the last surviving Orc was reportedly publicly executed in Bălanoraș.
In AE103, the new Empire of New Rodina, as it now styled itself, began a drive to settle the entire planet, the Exod II was the first military starship built by the Colony. It had a top speed over twice that of the original colony ships, and wielded a fearsome new weapon, the PHZR-1 20MW Laser Array, and Torpedoes tipped with Hydrogen Bomb Warheads. Attached was also the newest weapon of the Empire, the Imperial Grenadier.
The Exod II made its way back to Atlas, and Imperial Grenadiers swarmed the old Republic of Grozav Inima. Protected by radiation armour, they evacuated any Inimans they deemed as "righteous" and "true", and purged those deemed undesireable. Ultimately, over two thousand people from Fallout shelters and other survivors of the Apocalypse were rescued, and returned to New Verăglia. By AE400, the population of New Verăglia was over four billion, and the Empire wished to expand to other planets.
Colonization of Constanteren
Constanteren was discovered by space telescopes aboard Starbase 1 in AE35, a habitable planet within a week's warp from New Verăglia. However, plans for extraterrestrial colonization were not pressed until AE400, when the population of New Verăglia became increasingly massive. A small fleet of colonist vessels, accompanied by the newly formed Imperial Star Navy, made for the planet, which was then called Niovantescu-IV, after it's discoverer. The colonist ships made planetfall in AE411, after a week of travel and another week of surveying the surface. It was renamed Constanteren, after the founder of the Empire, Constantin. The planet was far colder than the hot and humid New Verăglia, in fact, it was largely a world of tundra and snow.
The first settlements were plagued with issues, first was the environment, the temperature, which typically hovered at around seven degrees celcius, could reach as low as negative fifteen on a cold day. Colonists were forced to wear layers of clothing to keep warm. The real boom in Constanterens population came as the Vertega Oppirus Genetics Laboratory announced their most influential and controversial product. With Vert-Opp genetic manipulation, infants born on Constanteren were able to be genetically modified to suit the cold weather, if the parents could afford the treatment. This meant that the often freezing temperatures of Constanteren were offset, and the planet quickly began to fill out as the cold became a non-issue.
Colonization of Auria and Cenuşia
Auria and Cenuşia were two planets orbiting the same star, Cenuşia was almost identical to Atlas in biodiversity and environment, which made it a prime target, targeted by the Empire before another spacefaring civilization could claim such an impressive prize. Auria was in the same system, orbiting closer to the the sun than Cenuşia, as such it was a hot planet, with the temperature hovering at around 36 degrees on a normal day, almost the entire planet was covered in jungle, savannah and desert, with sparse forests in the poles.
The Emperor decided to colonize Cenuşia as soon as possible, and in AE438, another fleet of colony ships departed for the planet. When they landed they found something shocking, the planet was already inhabited by a medieval-era race of beings then called Cenuşians. The Cenuşians were shocked to see the colonists, and the Empire prepared to eliminate them as they had done to the natives of New Veraglia. However, something unusual happened as the natives began to worship the colonists as gods, attributing their technology to magic and miracles. The Empire decided to continue with the colonization of the planet, and the Cenuşians were incorporated into the Empire as a client race.
Geography and climate
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