In the year 2815, humanity is still standing strong, and the Terran Grand Republic stands the strongest among the star-nations humanity has seeded across the galaxy. Forged during early years of wide scale human expansion from Earth and her solar system, it was created to prevent the possibility of war on Earth as non-space capable nations feared they may be denied access to resources or territory their own populations required.
So, to make sure a global conflict did not break out, a new type of government was formed to represent Earth as a single body and to provide council and rulings for her colonies. The TGR was formed in the year of 2090, and since has taken over as the prime form of government for Earth and the Inner Colonies.
While the Inner Colonies are united under a single government the Outer Colonies, seeing themselves to be on their own against the dangers of space, both natural and human, and so far away from the central government on Earth, they should be the ones to govern themselves. Under a body known as the ?Outer Union?, the colonies used political maneuvering to separate themselves from the control of the TGR. Since most of these outer worlds were still new colonies that were still getting sorted out, or private ventures that didn?t always end up as profitable as their investors had hoped, there was little resistance to the separation.
Though it had achieved its goal, the Outer Union was politically too weak to hold together, and bit by bit, the outer colonies broke up among themselves into single planet star-nations or small two or three planet ?pocket empires?.
In the year 2108, an Outer Colony, Neo Caledonia, detected a non-human ship at the outer range of their sensors. Unsure of what to do word was sent out to anyone who was receiving for help and guidance, but with no word, the colony did its best to avoid any appearance of hostility as a larger non-human ship began to move into the system a few weeks later.
The aliens, who would later identify themselves as a species called Melik, saw how small the colony was, they offered to help them along; it turned out the first ship Neo Caledonia detected was an advanced scout for a survey fleet, while the second was the fleet flagship. Everything was going fine for a few months, the rest of the Melikian survey fleet moved in system, and the fleet commander and the Neo Caledonian president began drafting some formal ground work between Neo Caledonia and the Melikian home world Thoth.
That was until the Terran Grand Republic?s fleet arrived. When the TGR received Neo Caledonia?s message, the belief was that the colony was under threat of hostile invasion, and thus an armed response was sent. When repeated attempts were made to contact Neo Caledonia by the Grand Republic Stellar Navy and they failed to receive a reply, the worst was assumed. In reality, the lack of a reply was due to several factors; a bad storm had blown over Neo Caledonia?s main planet-side comm station, and repairs were still underway, and the waste energy of the Melikian vessels were on a similar frequency to the incoming GRSN signals, which left them badly garbled and barely disguisable from background ?noise?.
As a result, the GRSN Fleet came is with its weapons hot, and managed to surprise the survey fleet. The Melikian?s response was swift and despite the fact it was merely a survey fleet, with limited weapons in general and only a few light warships acting as escort, they badly out classed the attacking GRSN fleet, inflicting heavy casualties. Fortunately, Neo Caledonia managed to get messages through to both fleets and convince them to stand down before the GRSN was wiped out. A cease-fire was brokered and the GRSN fleet was able to return to the Republic.
While Republic lost in the battle, they gained much more in the long run. Aside from some ?recovered? Melikian technology and footage of their tactics, Earth learned they were not alone in the galaxy?and that the Melik, while more than willing to assist others to grow and become better, are no push overs and have humanity badly out classed. These realizations have led the TGR to constantly strive to be at the fore front of human technology, and to regard any non-human sentient with suspicion.
While the TGR recovered, Neo Caledonia learned of the worlds under the rule of the Melik Sphere, of the worlds of The Great Corus, a body as vast as the Sphere, but who only guided and advised it?s member world, never ruled; as well as the many worlds, some friendly, others not, who were a part of neither. This was how humanity found out that they were truly not alone among the stars, and in the past seven hundred and seven years, it has become another player on the galactic stage.
Welcome everyone who decide to take a peek at this Rp. For this Rp we will be playing as a mercenary group called ORION. Opening up at a seedy space station bar where all characters are looking for work or just place to escaped too.