Update 1 - To The Stars
So let’s go over the settings for our campaigns. I’ll play them on two different settings, Universe A
will be in a medium size galaxy while Universe Gold
will be in a large size galaxy.
This means there should be fewer groups in Universe A and more in _Universe Gol_d. Things in general should be harder for Universe Gold than for Universe A. For both we’ll be playing with the default settings in everything else and on normal difficulty. Stellaris features a lot of random generation so we should get two very different stories for both of our universes, with different placements, empires, events, etc. I’ll be playing through on normal speed and will pause when necessary.
Universe A - Part 1 - Humble Beginnings
The Passeri have done nearly all they can within their own star system. Luzanta gleams in the black void of space as they take to the stars, looking towards a brighter future for their people. After losing contact with the mysterious alien race that made First Contact with them these avian creatures have started to expand and search the galaxy. Thankfully Faster-Than-Light(FTL) devices have made this far more possible than ever was before. Hyper Drives and Hyper Lanes make it all possible for the Passeri to reach for their dreams, of a greater galactic community.
Right away before sending out their first science ship, they send the ISS Refractory Plumage to set up a mining station on the planet Praadyk, a molten world in their home system. It was known for its intense heat and previous attempts to survey and establish a presence on its surface proved troublesome. But with the modern tech they now hold onto they’re able to set up the station with greater ease, allowing for Energy Credits to be taken from the planet. Energy Credits are an important resource, the Passeri use energy in high quantities. Little do they realize now but Energy Credits, an energy backed currency, is accepted in the wider galaxy.
Mining stations are already in place throughout the system. But the Solar Federation is at the limit of what resources it can harvest from its home system. Yavak knows his people need him, the 27 year old from Luzanta Station had always grown up as a stargazer. He was a roamer who never stayed in one place for long, now a major leader of the Science Ship ISS Prodigal Plumage, he sets out with his FTL ship to survey a nearby Star System. With a great goodbye from Floresta they depart. All across the news images of the ship are played as it heads to the limits of the Luzanta System before showing empty space as it disappears, the Solar Federation of Floresta has begun its very first steps towards joining the galactic community. The date is 2200,02,01.
Scientifically the Solar Federation is quite advanced. Yet still they seek greater heights and begin Genome Mapping. Some disagree with this move, but to the Passeri there is only the future and science is the greatest pathway to the future. Fusion Reactors are in their early stages but their scientists are hopeful. At the same time Engineers get to work on Nanomechanics which should allow them more advanced facilities. Research takes quite a bit of time, but is so fruitful in what it brings to a society. Almost exclusively doing it is positive, but what paths one takes is important for the growth of a fledgling Empire.
Universe Gold - Part 1 - Gold Experience
Ah yes, it is time. The dampening is upon them all. The date is 2200,01,01. Clinging to their undersides suckling like a freshly birthed mammal is the old way. It is time for the new way to come. Civil Wars once fractured the world of Chantharellus. Now however it is one cohesive group, The Gloriously Moist Collective proved the strongest and thus survived while others fell. Warlord Lumpy, the supreme leader of the Collective rules with an iron fist, as do his governors and lesser lords. Lumpy has one main goal in mind, the domination of the galaxy. Though small in number now he wishes to see a tingly and moist curtain that will dampen this dark galaxy and cast shadows so grand even the most powerful of empires will tremble and expunge musk.
First and foremost the ISS Hurgi-Durgi is sent to the to the toxic world of Oschla. While highly deadly it is rich in minerals. The slaves and workers are high in number and production, Lumpy cares little for failure causing the crew of the Hurgi-Durgi to understand how important such a task is. At risk of death everyone involved begins to build at an alarming rate, making their leader rather dank with pride for this success. Minerals are heavily important resources for construction of ships, bases, and buildings. It is a basic necessity for the plans of Lumpy to expand their borders beyond the system.
Plort is meticulous, he is crafty, he has spores for details. After rising up above his previous superior due to a sudden and mysterious death, Plort the Purple has taken command of the ISS Ag’Lator, the first ship of its kind. Its crew, it isfull of daring individuals who seek to spread their influence and be pioneers in the galaxy. Their Warlord expects the best of them and without question they go off into the final frontier. Waiting, hoping for first contact is is the Lumelius Starfleet, itching for action. As of yet they do not know if life truly exists outside of their glorious system, but there’s only one way to find out.
At this time the scientists still on Cantharellus take to doing detailed research. They start working on Field Modulation, Ground Defense Planning, and Powered Exoskeletons. If anything has been learned by the Chanterelle it is that things must be earned, and they will be in for a fight. While boosting Mineral and Energy Credit harvesting they seek to set up their military in preparation with an oncoming battle. The Exoskeletons in particular may prove most fruitful, allowing their proud warriors even greater strength against whatever puny mortals dare stand in their way.