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A while ago I made a number of Stellaris "playthrough reports". The idea was to try something new and give you guys some ideas for a setting if you ever need one. Stellaris got a Update, so time to make a new one. While as usual the new empires are not quite "playable" yet due to a number of bugs/oversights, I will keep to a more traditional human Empire.

 

Setting for Humanity:

Humanity of Sol is mostly Unified under the Global Government of the UN and has been for around a century.

About 100 years before gamestart they Started the "Ulysses Initiative". 6 Arkships with unstable but powerfull Wormhole generators. 0.5 Million colonists in cryosleep each. They were send off. And never heard from again. Reserach into Wormhole travel was ended and about 100 years later the United Nations of Sol developed Warpdrive.

 

In the original Story, one of the Arkships did make it through. The Crysanthemum found a new Colonyword and about 100 years later lead to the "Commonwealth of Man".

While the UNS is Fanatic Individualist/Xenophile, the CoM is Fantic Militarist/Xenophobe. Something like Space early-Romans or the SMAC Spartan Confederation. I found them not that intersting, but their System (Deneb) combined with the Government form of "Science Directorate" interested me. So I made the "Denobulan Diretorate" offshoot, because Alitteration is Always A Awesome Addition.

 

Denobulan Diretorate:

Fanatic Materialist (Science): "Although it hurts, we must grow up and put aside our outdated notions of morality. There is no 'divine spark' granting special value to a living mind. No object has any intrinsic value apart from what we choose to grant it. Let us embrace the freedom of certitude, and achieve maximum efficiency in all things!"

Effects: Cheaper Robot Maintenance, Quicker reserach, Special Living Standart, can not Outlaw AI

 

Authoritarian: "A strong, guiding hand is essential to the success of any civilization - the alternative would be anarchy and chaos. It is the duty of the state to steer its citizens towards the paths that are the most productive"

Effecs: Can use Caste Slavery, Bonus Slave production, Extra Influence, Can not use Democracy

Authority: Oligarchy; 4 Candidates every 20 years. Player choosable for 250 Influence, otherwise randomised.

Civics: Technocracy (+1 Tech Choice), Meritrocacy (+1 Leader Pool size and Leader Skill cap)

Government: Science Directorate; "This government is a materialistic form of oligarchy, where a committee of scientists supervises the government apparatus for maximum efficiency."; Effect: Only scientists can be Rulers; No other Effects possible

 

Species:

Default human

Adaptive Trait

Nomadic Trait

Wastefull Trait (higher consumer goods use)

 

Biography: "The Commonwealth of Man was not the only possible outcome of the Ulysses Initiative. These humans found themself on a hostile world that nessesitated certain curtailing of freedoms during the early colonisation process, a nessesity that still echoes in their society today. However primary property of this Arcships occupants was that most of the colonists were materialists and the leaders in particular renowned scientists, wich resulted in a very scientifically minded Government. However they choose against continuing the Wormhole project, instead opting to adopt Warp drive like their distant earth Cousins would eventually."

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Galaxy Setup:

Huge (1000 Stars)

4 Spiral Arm Shape

11 AI Empires

0 Advanced AI Starts

4 Fallen Empires

x1 Primitive Civilisations

x1.5 Endgame Crissis Strenght

x1 Habitable worlds

Normal AI difficulty and Agressiveness

Warp FTL only

Random Empire Placement

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Summary: 10 years pased. Found broken Ringworld Conquered Pre-FTL species for future leaders.

 

Leaders:
Director-General Lutendo Balewa; Home in the Sky (cheaper Spaceports), Investor (extra Energy Credits), Agenda: Scientific Leap (+Reserach); Rule: 2200.01.01 (47) - ; Adopter of Discovery;

Leaders of Note:
Governor Skye Michaels; Architectural Interest (Cheaper and Quicker building); Iron Fist (Better slave output; 2204.05.30); 2200.01.01 (43) - ; Core sector Governor (Unity), Iron Fist (2204.05.30),
Scientist Abla Gatyeni; Quick Learner; 2200.01.01(46) - ; Survey Corp
Scientist Pyotr Volkov; Voidcraft; 2200.01.01 (34) - ; Research Field Leader,
Scientist Veronique Lavoie; Maniacal; 2200.01.01 (41) - ; Research Field Leader,
Scientist Isabel Batista; Maniacal; 2200.01.01(40) - ; Research Field Leader, Robotic Workers,

2200.01.01:
It was time to take stock of our Situation.
From our point of view, we are approximately in teh South/East Quadrant of the Galaxy. The relative position of earth is currently unknown.
Census identifies 8 Population Units; 5 Units are in indentured Servitude to maximise Farm and Mine output.
Free population under "Academic Privelege". Considerable expnses for Education and Freetime. Increases effective Sciene output.
Slave Unrest kept in Check with 5 Defensive Armies
As final test of Survey Ship functionality, Deneb System will be surveyed

2200.11.28:
Survey of Deneb System Completed.
3 resources exploitable via sapce Miningsation found.
Anomaly found on Inferno/Deneb 1. Deep analsys put off until later, due to tricky environment.

2201.03.01:
Sufficient emergency food reserves aquired. Additional production will be used to increase food availability to people. Growth speed increase over 40% at current population density expected.

2201.07.06:
6th population Unit enslaved on recenty cleared territory on Unity/Deneb 3b

2201.10.25:
Likely Colonysite on Girtab 3 found. Active Biosphere, no sentient or presentient species, Earthlike Climate, good possible maximum size.
Strong Stroms make it slighly inhospitable, but usefull for Meteroological Phsyics Research

2202.09.03:
Powered Exoskeletons Developed. Gateway technology to Robot. Increases strengt in Mining and Military contexts.

2203.02.03:
Tradition Unlocked. Discover Adoption.
"Our insatiable curiosity about the universe is what got us this far, and there is still so much left to discover." - D-G Lutendo Balewa
Effect: Better survey Corp

2203.08.18: Found large amount of space debris in Orbit aroudn gas giant. Clearly spacefaring civilsiation in origin. No recent samples found. All technology of value looted. Can be scrapped for raw materials.

2203.10.22:
Low Prioity Colonysite found in Sheratan. Continental, but very small. No special surface features.

2203.11.01:
Habitable World Survey Initiated. Xenobiologist Community asked for Focus on surveying habitable planets, to increase knowledge about alien Lifeforms.
Thus far no active spacefarinc civilisations found.

2204.01.29:
2nd Survey ship build. Goal: Low level survey of Systems towards the Spiral Arm end to indetify place worth deeper study.

2204.05.30:
Governor Sky Michaels shows considerable ability to maximise identured servant output

2204.11.30:
Encountered sentient-made spacefaring machines. Simple Mining drones. No Active intelligence behind operation discernible.

2204.12.18:
With Batraq, 6th System Surveyed. 3 Biopshere planets, but not habtiably due to Temperature differential.
Found pre-sapient fungoid species on Batraq 3. Pre-Sentients put under general protection as potential Servant race, once sufficient genetic engineering advances have been made.

2205.08.15:
Found active Spacefaring Civilisation. Spacetech seems extremely primtive. Highly hostile.

2206.01.07:
Initial Analysis of Ancient Mining drones complete. No controling intelligence found. Likely abandoned/leftover a ancient, long lost civilisation.

2206.01.10:
Low leve survey of End of Spiral Arm finished. 2 possibly Systems for Colonsiation found. No ability to reach final two System or jump to another Arm due to Warp Range Limitations. Focus on the corewards side of the Spiral Arm now.

2206.04.03:
Technology for Basic Humanoid Robots aquired. Unexpected results regarding usefullness: Inferior in Mineral production to properly Motivated Indentured Servant. Very inferior in Farmwork. Will only be used for Mining work, to allow more population for higher learning opeartions.
Looking into ways to create Specialised Templates

2206.04.17:
Creation of first Colonyship started. Target: Girtab System

2206.07.02:
We have deciphered internal communication of Spacefring Civilsiation. Capable of communication, but unwilling too. Nomadic warrior/Pirate culture. Asume hostile on sight.

2207.03.02:
New Tradition unlocked: To Boldly Go
"A new age of exploration is upon us. As we once mapped the surface of our homeworld, we must now brave new terrain - space. There is a galaxy full of wonder waiting to be discovered."
Effect: Quicker Survey and Survivabiltiy for Survey ships

2207.03.10:
The Niven Ring. One a mere construct of science fiction, now we have irrefuteable proof it is possible to build one. For we have found a broken one in the Fujeau System, just a Warp Jump from Deneb. None of the segments are operational and it would take a scale of engineering undreamable for humanity right now, but we should be able to repair it eventually. But it will likely take decades and until then we have to make sure we survive agaisnt everything this galaxy might throw at us.

2207.07.20:
The odd reading on Inferno in Deneb could finally be analysed. It turned out ot have been a abandoned mining station. We tookcontrol of it, adding to oure Economy.

2207.12.16:
We found the pirate "Home System" it seems. Two massive fleets and a equally massive pirate Galleon.

2208.06.10:
In Teyeta we have a found a Atomic Age "primitive" Civilisation of Religious/Xenophobe Starfish people. There just is not better description for the Hythean of Habitat Pix. If properly nurtured they could make exception scientists, but if allowed to reach spaceflight themself, they could become a huge danger to us and everyone else not sharing their archaic believes.

As such the course is clear: Subjugation!

While their technology is primitive compared to what humanity developed since our atomic age, nuclear weaponry is a threat not to be underestimated. It is important to strike with enough ferrocity to aquire complete Subjugation before they can mobilise their Arsenal.

2208.10.07:
A whole population unit worth of Robots has been produced for one of the mining networks on Unity. Additional units will have to wait for a breakthrough in Robotic Templating technology.

2209.03.10:
Three assault amrmies have been created and hte assault on Habitat Pix can begin. If all goes well, we will ahve our 3rd planet before the colony on our 2nd one is finished.

2209.10.04:
As the ground combat on Habitat Pix continues, we finally have some good news on teh Robotic front. Breakthroughs in modularity allow us to now created varrying patterns of Robots.
The new pattern for Robots is equipped with powerdrills and has a streamliend assembly process with should cut time until a unit is fully ready. However these modifications did increase the cost per unit quite considerably wich does trickle upwards to the mass production needed. Still, this should be a worthwhile tradeoff.

2209.12.04:
The last organised resistance on Habitat Pix has collapsed. Now we need to correct their culture to be more usefull for the Diretorate.

2210.03.01:
We noticed a longterm Sociologicval trend with the presence of Robots. In order to test the Hyphothesis that the presence of Robots increases Materialistic tendencies, at least one unit worth of Robots will be build on Habitat Pix.


The Census of the Denubulan Directorate, 10 years since we travelled off Unity:
Unity: 11 Human Population Units. 5 Free. 1 Robot, 1 Robot being build
Girtab Prime: 1 Human Population unit in growth
Habitat Pix: 7 Hythean, 1 Robot being build

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This was our humble beginning position:

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The resource in reach from Deneb were scarce.

 

It has already grown to encompas the nearby stars, including two habitable Systems:

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This is the new Robot Template for mining work:

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These are the Hythean of Habitat Pix, now integrated into the Denobulan Diretorate. Once they have overcome their their Stellar Culture Shock, they will be quit valuable addition.  However there are limited plans to actually distribute them to other planets.

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And last but not least, the broken Ring:

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Summary: Factions have formed. A new Director-General was named. And hte Hunt for the Hyacynth is on

 

Leaders:
Director-General Lutendo Balewa; Home in the Sky (cheaper Spaceports), Investor (extra Energy Credits), Agenda: Scientific Leap (+Reserach); Rule: 2200.01.01 (47) - 2220.04.01; Adopter of Discovery, CAS Foudner, Creator of Museum of Exobiology;
Director-General Elena Garibaldi; Deep Connections (+Influence), Architectural Sense(cheaper Buildings), Agenda: Skill Development (+XP for all); 2220.04.01 (46) - ; New CAS Leader

Leaders of Note:
Governor Skye Michaels; Architectural Interest (Cheaper and Quicker building); Iron Fist (Better slave output; 2204.05.30); 2200.01.01 (43) - ; Core sector Governor (Unity), Iron Fist (2204.05.30),
Admiral Zack MacNevin; Quick Leaner; 2212.02.29(36) - ; Pirate vanquisher,  
Scientist Abla Gatyeni; Quick Learner, Maniacal (2211.02.05); 2200.01.01(46) - ; Survey Corp, Graveyard Digger, Research leader(2211.02.05), Automated Survey Protocolls, Spaceport Observatories, OLDV Founder,
Scientist Pyotr Volkov; Voidcraft; 2200.01.01 (34) - ; Research Field Leader, Destroyer Hulls
Scientist Veronique Lavoie; Maniacal; 2200.01.01 (41) - ; Research Field Leader, 2220 Candidate, Genome Mapping,
Scientist Isabel Batista; Maniacal; 2200.01.01(40) - ; Research Field Leader, Robotic Workers, Survey Corp (2211.02.05), 2220 Candidate, Hyacinth Hunter,
Scientist Elena Garibaldi; Industry; 2216.05.02(42) - ; Survey Corp, 2220 Ruler,
Scientist Alicia Velazco; Biology; 2220.04.03 (29) - ; Survey Corp,

Species:
Humans; Continental Preference; Adaptive, Normadic, Wastefull; Founder
Hythean; Starfish Mollusks; Oceanic Preference; Talented, Quick Learners; 1st Conquest
Robot M class; Mechanical, Robot, Power Drills, Mass-Produced, Luxurious
Ogi-Nollox; pre-sapient Fungoid; Desert Preference; Starborn (Adaptable + Nomadic combined)

Factions:
Council of Advanced Sciences (CAS); Technologist; Founded 2213.10.06 by Lutendo Balewa;
Obedience, Loyality and Duty Vanguard (OLDV); Totalitarian; Founded 2222.06.07 by Abla Gatyeni


2210.06.10:
For the duration of them overcomming the culture shock, population controls are in effect on the Hythean people. We can simply not allow them to breed without accounting, as this could create pockets of future resistance.(1)

2211.11.03:
After half a decade of Work, the Gitrab Prime Colony is finally finished.

2212.02.29:
The pirate group "Blood Companions" has formed. It seems to consist of humans that were recruited by the Space pirate groups. They will have to be dealt with, with extreme Prejudice.

2212.04.09:
The pirate Fleet has been spotted on Longrange Sensors. Unfortunately their number is bigger then the minimal Fleet we had build before venturing into space. The admiral insist we wait until we have at least 50% numerical advantage.

2212.07.02:
Remote observation of the Mining drones has revealed new ways to detect Mineral rich systems with basic astronomical cartography. There is a number of such systems nearby, with one even falling withint our sphere of influence.

2212.11.01:
The pirates managed to plunder and destroy one mining station, but the fleet now has the strenght to engage them directly and hope for a Victory.

2213.03.24:
The Pirate fleet has been hunted to their home base and neutralsied. 1 of 6 Vengeance Class Corvetts lost. After a paush in drydock, they will return to terminate the pirate base - permanently.

2213.10.06:
The Political Faction "Council of Advanced Sciences" has been founded. The bigest cause for concern thus far was that we have not found any Xeno Empire, and thus we do not know how our technology compares to other empires.

2214.04.25:
After a long Siege and Blockade, the Pirate Asteroid based has finally fallen. Their Strongroom contained significant wealth that will be used of the betterment of the Denobulan Directorate!

2215.01.22:
The pirate Wreckage was quite Fascinating. They seem to have had primitive deflector, armor and point defense technology from the Nomadic Space Pirates.

2215.10.05:
The final Robot unit for the mines on Unity has been produced. The existing Original class robot is being deassembeled, as retrofitting seems to be prohobitively expensive.

2216.01.03:
Gitrab Prime has reached the Robot and Human population nessesary for a Upgrade of the Ship Shelter to a proper Planetary Administration, but we currently lack the resoruces for such a endeavor.

2216.05.02:
Using her Experience in teh Survey Corp, Abla Gatyeni developed new Automatic Survey protocolls that will allow scienceship captians to freely pick their next survey target without having to ask the Director-General for guidance. The Survey Corp manpower has been doubeled to allow for quicker survey of planetary Systems.

2216.07.01:
A great Infrastructure Initiative on Gitrab Prime has been started.

2216.12.07:
A while Ago we developed Neural Implats to better control the Indentured Servants, but the Application of them required a unique Facility complex. Now we finally have the resources to build said complex on Unity.

2217.07.04:
Tradition Unlocked: Planetary Survey Corp
"Our methods of surveying uncharted planetary bodies has continued to improve, and our scans now yield a significant amount of research data that is useful to our scientists."
Effect: Surveying planet now gives me extra science, based on my existing income. (2)

2218.11.15:
The Survey Corp has finished the habitable world survey. A lot of old theories had to be overturned and the many new liveforms are shown in the new Museum of Exobiology on Unity.

2219.02.24:
We found a new form of Cosmozeans towards the end of the Arm. They are refered to as "Space Amobeas" and seem to be geniune biological life in space.

2220.01.04:
Negotiations for a new Director-General are underway and the result is still open. The Candidates are:
Lutendo Balewa, currently governing from Unity
Elena Garibaldi, Survey Corp
Veronique Lavoie, Research Leader
Isabel Batista, Survey Corp

2220.04.01:
Elena Garibaldi was choosen as new Director-General. Former Director-General Lutendo Balewa has retired.

2220.05.04:
It seems like the Hythean have finally overcme their culture shock, and are now productive members of Society.

2220.11.03:
While Corvettes were functional early defense, they are also highly limited. Under Pyotr Volkov, a new class of hull was Developed: the Destroyer

2221.05.03:
Tradition Unlocked: Science Division
"The number of science and medical officers has been increased throughout the fleet, organized into a special Science Division. To support this corps of officers, new training programs have greatly accelerated the rate at which we commission new science officers."
Effect: Additional Reserach Alternatives (+1 for 5 now)

2221.07.12:
Rukbat 3 is not the ideal Climate and poor Minerals. But it also has very good population Capacity. And most importantly, a Unique resrouce: Titanic life!

2222.06.07:
A new political Faction has been founded: Obedience, Loyality and Duty Vanguard

2222.07.20:
We found signs of a number of Precursor Civilisation wich formed what was then known as "The First League". We will try to find more Archeological data on them.

2222.09.05:
The Museum of Xenobiology requested that several Specimens be procured for display purposes. Unfortunately we lack the resources for such a endeavor, as we are still looking for a active spacefaring civilisation.

2223.12.15:
The Hyacinth was another Arkship, send into the general vicinity of Unity. They were supposed to establish a colony, then contact us. But they never did contact us. We will be looking for them from now on.

2225.01.04:
Tradition Unlocked: Polytechnic Education
"In this age of increasingly advanced technology, a basic education in polytechnics and applied science will benefit all of our citizens. This will inevitably lead to more qualified leaders."
Effect: +XP gain for leaders




Notes:
(1) Apparently culture shock now locks out growth. But in turn it is now capped at 5 decades for Stonage Primitives.

(2) Effectively 10% increase of science. This is  one of the cores of the Materialsit way. And one big reason Discovery is wanted by the Faction.

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Summary: Found the Hyacinth. Hired the first Hythean Scientist and noticed their interesting naming scheme.

 

 

Leaders:
Director-General Lutendo Balewa; Home in the Sky (cheaper Spaceports), Investor (extra Energy Credits), Agenda: Scientific Leap (+Reserach); Rule: 2200.01.01 (47) - 2220.04.01; Adopter of Discovery, CAS Foudner, Creator of Museum of Exobiology;
Director-General Elena Garibaldi; Deep Connections (+Influence), Architectural Sense(cheaper Buildings), Agenda: Skill Development (+XP for all); 2220.04.01 (46) - ; New CAS Leader

Leaders of Note:
Governor Skye Michaels; Architectural Interest (Cheaper and Quicker building); Iron Fist (Better slave output; 2204.05.30); 2200.01.01 (43) - ; Core sector Governor (Unity), Iron Fist (2204.05.30), Level 6 (2226.01.02),
Admiral Zack MacNevin; Quick Leaner; 2212.02.29(36) - ; Pirate vanquisher,  
Scientist Abla Gatyeni; Quick Learner, Maniacal (2211.02.05); 2200.01.01(46) - 2228.08.07(74); Survey Corp, Graveyard Digger, Research leader(2211.02.05), Automated Survey Protocolls, Spaceport Observatories, OLDV Founder, Adminsitrative AI,
Scientist Pyotr Volkov; Voidcraft; 2200.01.01 (34) - ; Research Field Leader, Destroyer Hulls, Yurantic Crystall Mining,
Scientist Veronique Lavoie; Maniacal; 2200.01.01 (41) - ; Research Field Leader, 2220 Candidate, Genome Mapping,
Scientist Isabel Batista; Maniacal, Voidcraft(2225.01.17); 2200.01.01(40) - ; Research Field Leader, Robotic Workers, Survey Corp (2211.02.05), 2220 Candidate, Hyacinth Hunter,
Scientist Elena Garibaldi; Industry; 2216.05.02(42) - ; Survey Corp, 2220 Ruler,
Scientist Alicia Velazco; Biology; 2220.04.03 (29) - ; Survey Corp,


Species:
Humans; Continental Preference; Adaptive, Normadic, Wastefull; Founder
Hythean; Starfish Mollusks; Oceanic Preference; Talented, Quick Learners; 1st Conquest
Robot M class; Mechanical, Robot, Power Drills, Mass-Produced, Luxurious
Ogi-Nollox; pre-sapient Fungoid; Desert Preference; Starborn (Adaptable + Nomadic combined)

Factions:
Council of Advanced Sciences (CAS); Technologist; Founded 2213.10.06 by Lutendo Balewa;
Obedience, Loyality and Duty Vanguard (OLDV); Totalitarian; Founded 2222.06.07 by Abla Gatyeni

2226.02.07:
It is time to aquire a new colony. While Sheraton 3 is very small, it#s position just inside our borders will allows us to claim addition territory. However it may be nessesary to organise a sector to allow effective governance. (1)

2226.04.07:
Two of the three likely Systems have been surveyed for ans signs of the Hyacinth. Thus far, without finding a trace. All hope now rests on the Witris System.

2227.02.04:
Isabel Batista finally found a Ion Trail, possibly leading to the Hyacinth

2227.06.21:
We have found the Hyacinth. Apparently they got stuck in the Athoryx system with a stalled reactor. The colonists woke up, so the food supplies ran out, wich led to canibalism and death of all crewmembers.
The ship will be converted into a Museum and towed into orbit of Unity. However there is a lot of sociological data to be gathered once the human remains have been cleared.

2228.02.08:
The first basic Administrative AI has been created. It will aid our science division.

2228.05.13:
The need to pacify local populations via standing armies is no longer given. As a result all standign armies have been disbanded. If nessesary, armies can be effectively recruited from teh Indentured servants via the slave processing facility.

2228.08.07:
Our first scientist has died of old age, since we ventured into space. This may be seen as a signal for all the others to retire as well.
In turn now the first Hythean Scientist will rise to Directorate Prominence. However their naming sheme is ... odd. But we all welcome "Assistomaton 9F" as new Reserach Leader (2)



Notes:
(1) Starting core sector Limit was lowered to 3.

(2) they somehow got the machien Empire namelist. I will asume it is just a "cultural issue" about translating them to english that stuck somehow.

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Summary: I will not spoil this.

 

Leaders:
Director-General Lutendo Balewa; Home in the Sky (cheaper Spaceports), Investor (extra Energy Credits), Agenda: Scientific Leap (+Reserach); Rule: 2200.01.01 (47) - 2220.04.01; Adopter of Discovery, CAS Foudner, Creator of Museum of Exobiology;
Director-General Elena Garibaldi; Deep Connections (+Influence), Architectural Sense(cheaper Buildings), Agenda: Skill Development (+XP for all); 2220.04.01 (46) - ; New CAS Leader, Discovery Finsiher,





Leaders of Note:
(dead)Scientist Abla Gatyeni; Quick Learner, Maniacal (2211.02.05); 2200.01.01(46) - 2228.08.07(74); Survey Corp, Graveyard Digger, Research leader(2211.02.05), Automated Survey Protocolls, Spaceport Observatories, OLDV Founder, Adminsitrative AI.
(dead)Scientsit Assistomaton 9F; Hythean(male); Particle Physics; 2228.08.07 (40) - ; Reserach Leader, Died to "the Bearer",
(dead)Governor Skye Michaels; Architectural Interest (Cheaper and Quicker building); Iron Fist (Better slave output; 2204.05.30); 2200.01.01 (43) - 2232.06.02 (75); Core sector Governor (Unity), Iron Fist (2204.05.30), Level 6 (2226.01.02).
(dead)Scientist Isabel Batista; Maniacal, Voidcraft(2225.01.17); 2200.01.01(40) - 2234.01.05(74); Research Field Leader, Robotic Workers, Survey Corp (2211.02.05), 2220 Candidate, Hyacinth Hunter, OLDV Leader (2228.08.07), Living Metal Finder.
(dead)Scientist Veronique Lavoie; Maniacal; 2200.01.01 (41) - 2235.06.05 (76); Research Field Leader, 2220 Candidate, Genome Mapping.

Govenor Coadjutron XO; Hythean (Male) Army Veteran, Stubborn (2238.06.20); 2232.06.02 (36) - ; Core Sector Governor,
Admiral Zack MacNevin; Quick Leaner, Fleet Logistics (2236.05.01), Unyielding (2236.05.28); 2212.02.29(36) - ; Pirate vanquisher, Drone Defeater,
Scientist Pyotr Volkov; Voidcraft; 2200.01.01 (34) - ; Research Field Leader, Destroyer Hulls, Yurantic Crystall Mining, Kinetic Weaponry, Nuclear Missiles,
Scientist Elena Garibaldi; Industry; 2216.05.02(42) - ; Survey Corp, 2220 Ruler,
Scientist Alicia Velazco; Biology, Stubborn (2229.08.18); 2220.04.03 (29) - ; Survey Corp, Stubborn (Level up), Reserach Leader, Phitaran Dust Refining, Terraforming, Vitality Booster (+10 Leader lifespan)
Scientist Assistomaton 1X; Hythean(male); Materials; 2229.08.18 (33) - ; Survey Corp, OLDV Leader, First Hythean Faction Leader,
Scientist Jiao Cheng; Voidcraft; 2231.02.10(41) - ; Reserach Leader, Survey leader (2234.01.05),
Scientist Atharv Chowta; Field Manipulation; 2234.01.05 (45) - ; Research Leader, Improoved Reserach Assist, T2 Defectors,
Scientsit Helperbot J0; Hythean(Male); Voidcraft;

Species:
Humans; Continental Preference; Adaptive, Normadic, Wastefull; Founder
Hythean; Starfish Mollusks; Oceanic Preference; Talented, Quick Learners; 1st Conquest
Robot M class; Mechanical, Robot, Power Drills, Mass-Produced, Luxurious
Ogi-Nollox; pre-sapient Fungoid; Desert Preference; Starborn (Adaptable + Nomadic combined)


Factions:
Council of Advanced Sciences (CAS); Technologist; Founded 2213.10.06 by Lutendo Balewa;
Obedience, Loyality and Duty Vanguard (OLDV); Totalitarian; Founded 2222.06.07 by Abla Gatyeni



2229.01.01:
It is time to build a proper spaceforce, to evict the various pirate groups that are camping in systems near our borders. We have suffered their disruption long enough! The first Petulant Class Destroyers have been ordered.

2229.06.01:
Tradition Unlocked: Faith in Sciences
"The public has come to regard science as something almost akin to a religion - their faith in it is absolute. There is no question in this universe so big that it cannot be answered by science." - Director-General Elena Garibaldi
Effect: Gain unity for reserach assist (1)

Discovery Tradition Tree Finished: +10% Science Speed

Ascension Perk unlocked: Technological Ascendancy
"Technologies that would have been indistinguishable from magic mere generations ago are now within our reach. A new age of technology has begun."
Effect: +10% Science (2)

2229.09.03:
Technology Unlocked: Heritage Site
A whole generations has gone by, being raised off Unity. Much less the 100 years our civilisation has not resided on earth.
It is important that we do not forget out heritage - how we got here and what made us this strong.

2229.10.26:
Hanataron 3 seemed uninteresting at first: A tombworld, by all evidence the site of a civilisation that once was in the Atomic Age but did not manage to control their Agression, so they wiped themself out. But we also noticed signs of activity. Finally the Survey Corp had the time to spend for a more detailed analysis.
It turned out that some form of Underground Vault had survived the nuclear Holocaust. We will try to reach and breach it, to see what is inside. However, we will need to send the fleet to open this fortified installation. It has been dispatched.

2230.01.03:
The process of Colonisation thus far followed the same pattern as our Arcship: The bulk of colonists in Suspended Animation, with a small crew operating it. However with teh advent of basic AI Systems, we are no able to leave command and control completely to a simple AI agent. That allows us to save supplies for the crew, wich in turn allows more prefab-materials to create the colony.

2230.03.05:
Laser were thus far our only reliable space weaponry, but no longer. We made breakthroughs into Kinetic Weaponry, wich should allow us an alternative weaponry if the situations demand.

2230.11.03:
The colony Sheraton Prime has been established. As improovements to our Colonial Bureaucracy are imminent, no Sector will be created to allow for better management.

2230.12.20:
The Vault on Hanataron seems to have been for the Leadership. Most of the equipment and all organics are unuseable, however one container remains. It will be send to Unity to try to open it.

2231.02.10:
The container of Hanataron was inrestinly a Cryopod. We opened to find a lone Survivor of this Civilisation, who apparently look like oversized earthen Butterflies. (3)
The name of the Occupant is Majura "the Bearer", a General and Royal Advisor to the Queen of the East.
He was apparently intentionally preserved to "bear the knowledge of his people" in case they did terminate themself.
When we asked him to join us, he got violently angry. He tried to escape taking Scientist Assistomaton 9F as hostage. When he was finally taken out by security forces, he and the scientist were dead. This is a troubling result indeed.

2231.07.14:
With our high reliance of Robotic Labor for mines, Food has become overly abundant while Energy is getting scarce. As a result several farms in various low-yield areas will be replaced with powerplants.

2232.06.02:
Governor Sky Michaels died at age 75 today. He will be replaced by Coadjutron XO.

2233.08.04:
New Tradition Unlocked: Domination Adoption
"If we do not impose our will on others, they will inevitably impose theirs on us." - OLDV leader Isabel Batista
Effect: -25% Subjugate war demand cost. +20 Acceptance for Diplomatic Vassalisation

2234.01.05:
Isabel Batista has died at age 74. Meanwhile the Survey corp has developed a example for the next generation of Lasers when investigating a Lightshow on a Frozen world.

2234.10.26:
The Fleet under Admiral Zack MacNevin has reached 22 Units of strenght. Now we can begin clearing nearby systems of Mining drones and later pirate nests.

2234.12.11:
A while ago we found a piece of Earth Pottery in a stable Orbit around a Sun. We finally have the leisure time to try explain it. Assistomaton 1X has been send to investigate. As we do not know how long this will take or even if we find anything, the maximum time for this has been set just above 2 years.

2235.06.05:
Veronique Lavoie died at age 76.

2235.10.04:
Terraforming was a old Dream of Humanity in the pre-FTL age. Mostly to make the Sol System Planet Mars habitable. Such a feat is still way beyond us, but we non the less developed limited terraforming ability. We could at least turn habitat Pix from Oceanic to Tropical Climate, wich would be a minor improovement for humans.

2236.10.02:
Nuclear tipped Missiles are a primitive approach to Space Warfare, but a technology we aquired none the less.

2236.12.21:
The Imporpably Conundrum will stay a Conundrum. Assistomaton 1X has "about enough of that damn pot" and with the planned maximum time having passed, moves on.

2237.05.01:
We detected Communication the Rukbat System has been colonise by a unknown alien Empire. This is unacceptable. We will attack them before they have time to fully establish themself there.
First contact protocoll set to hostile

2238.04.08:
Tradition Unlocked: Colonial Viceroys
"Our control over the colonies is dependent upon us finding capable and loyal individuals that can be trusted to enforce the will of the government."
Effect: Governor Skill Cap +2 and +2 Leader Capacity

Also Unlocked Vitality booster:
Genetic Engineering Gateway tech. +10 Leader Lifespan.

2238.06.05:
The Colony in Rukbat (Bears Fruit) has been vacated, before it could be properly established. Communications will be established with the Aliens resposible for trying to take our rightfull place.

2238.07.02:
We made contact with the Xenos, calling themself the Maweer Caretakers (4)
Ethics: Fanatic Pacifist, Xenophobe
Government: Dictatorial, Inwards Perfection, Irenic Dictatorship
Personality: Xenophobic Isolationists

Something about their Communications indicates they have contact with a lot of other Empires in this sector. If so, they should allow us plentyfull contacts.
It also puts our scientific community at ease to finally have contacted another active Empire, as their technology is only about equivalent to ours. We are seriously considering Subjugating them as our Tributary.





(1) Quite usefull for training the next generation of scientist for every field

(2) I end up with a +35% passive Bonus to all science, before condition modifiers. That is a lot.

(3) The species is definitely random. I first thought it was a Fallen Empire contact, actually. This quest is totally new to me.

(4) One of the new Pre-scripted Empires. The Maweer look like they would say "I am Groot" a lot. They are designed for maximised gain of Unity using the two most effeective Unity booster Civics.

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1.8.0 unfortunately had a bug with Subjugation via War not working. But now 1.8.2 is out taht is fixed and I can continue the game. But let us start with anotehr Census of the Denobulan Directorate.

 

Census 2238.07.13:

Unity: 14 Human Population Units, 9 Free. 3 Robot M Units

Sheratan Prime: 5 Human Population Units, All Free. 3 Robot M Units
Girtab Prime: 13 Human Population Units, 9 Free. 3 Robot M Units
Habitat Pix: 12 Hythean Population Units, 10 Free. 6 Robot M Units

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Summary: A lot empires contacted me, giving me a lot of information about the two eastern quadrants.

 

Leaders:
Director-General Lutendo Balewa; Home in the Sky (cheaper Spaceports), Investor (extra Energy Credits), Agenda: Scientific Leap (+Reserach); Rule: 2200.01.01 (47) - 2220.04.01; Adopter of Discovery, CAS Foudner, Creator of Museum of Exobiology;
Director-General Elena Garibaldi; Deep Connections (+Influence), Architectural Sense(cheaper Buildings), Agenda: Skill Development (+XP for all); 2220.04.01 (46) - ; New CAS Leader, Discovery Finsiher, Domination Starter,
Director-General Atharv Chowta; Explorer, Resilient, Agenda: Grow Economy; 2240.07.01 (51) - ; ALL Founder,


Leaders of Note:
(dead)Scientist Abla Gatyeni; Quick Learner, Maniacal (2211.02.05); 2200.01.01(46) - 2228.08.07(74); Survey Corp, Graveyard Digger, Research leader(2211.02.05), Automated Survey Protocolls, Spaceport Observatories, OLDV Founder, Adminsitrative AI.
(dead)Scientsit Assistomaton 9F; Hythean(male); Particle Physics; 2228.08.07 (40) - ; Reserach Leader, Died to "the Bearer",
(dead)Governor Skye Michaels; Architectural Interest (Cheaper and Quicker building); Iron Fist (Better slave output; 2204.05.30); 2200.01.01 (43) - 2232.06.02 (75); Core sector Governor (Unity), Iron Fist (2204.05.30), Level 6 (2226.01.02).
(dead)Scientist Isabel Batista; Maniacal, Voidcraft(2225.01.17); 2200.01.01(40) - 2234.01.05(74); Research Field Leader, Robotic Workers, Survey Corp (2211.02.05), 2220 Candidate, Hyacinth Hunter, OLDV Leader (2228.08.07), Living Metal Finder.
(dead)Scientist Veronique Lavoie; Maniacal; 2200.01.01 (41) - 2235.06.05 (76); Research Field Leader, 2220 Candidate, Genome Mapping.

Govenor Coadjutron XO; Hythean (Male) Army Veteran, Stubborn (2238.06.20); 2232.06.02 (36) - ; Core Sector Governor,
Admiral Zack MacNevin; Quick Leaner, Fleet Logistics (2236.05.01), Unyielding (2236.05.28); 2212.02.29(36) - ; Pirate vanquisher, Drone Defeater, 1st Maweer Conflict,
General Helperbot F4; Hythean (Male); Defender; 2251.03.26 (36) - ;
Scientist Pyotr Volkov; Voidcraft; 2200.01.01 (34) - ; Research Field Leader, Destroyer Hulls, Yurantic Crystall Mining, Kinetic Weaponry, Nuclear Missiles, Candidate 2240, Cruiser Hulls,
Scientist Elena Garibaldi; Industry; 2216.05.02(42) - ; Survey Corp, 2220 Ruler, Candidate 2240, Reserach Leader (2240.07.01), Shields, Cold Fusion,
Scientist Alicia Velazco; Biology, Stubborn (2229.08.18); 2220.04.03 (29) - ; Survey Corp, Stubborn (Level up), Reserach Leader, Phitaran Dust Refining, Terraforming, Vitality Booster (+10 Leader lifespan), Epigenetic Triggers (Uplifting), Engos Vapor, Colonial Centralisation,
Scientist Assistomaton 1X; Hythean(male); Materials; 2229.08.18 (33) - ; Survey Corp, OLDV Leader, First Hythean Faction Leader, Tree of Life finder,
Scientist Jiao Cheng; Voidcraft; 2231.02.10(41) - ; Reserach Leader, Survey Corp (2234.01.05), Candidate 2240,
Scientist Atharv Chowta; Field Manipulation; 2234.01.05 (45) - ; Research Leader, Improoved Reserach Assist, T2 Deflectors, Candidate 2240, Ruler (2240.07.01),
Scientsit Helperbot J0; Hythean(Male); Voidcraft;

Species:
Humans; Continental Preference; Adaptive, Normadic, Wastefull; Founder
Hythean; Starfish Mollusks; Oceanic Preference; Talented, Quick Learners; 1st Conquest
Robot M class; Mechanical, Robot, Power Drills, Fast building, Expensive Building
Ogi-Nollox; pre-sapient Fungoid; Desert Preference; Starborn (Adaptable + Nomadic combined)
Maweer; Independant Empire; Tropical Preference; Agrarian, Enduring, Conservationsit, Slow Breeders, Solitary
Multyx; Independant Empire; Ocean Preference; Industrious, Conformist, Talented, Slow Leaners, Non-Adaptive


Factions:
Council of Advanced Sciences (CAS); Technologist; Founded 2213.10.06 by Lutendo Balewa;
Obedience, Loyality and Duty Vanguard (OLDV); Totalitarian; Founded 2222.06.07 by Abla Gatyeni
Alien Liberty Lobby (ALL); Founded 2242.05.08 by Atharv Chowta


2238.07.13:
The fleet is now returning to the original goal of cleaning the arms Systems of he Mining Drones. A frontier Outpust is being build in Rukbat, to solidify the Directorates claim there.

2239.08.03:
Epigentic Triggers technology Aquired. Nessesary for Uplifiting pre-sapient speices like Ogi-Nollox.

2239.12.12:
Having learned of our exsitence via communicaitons with the Maweer, another Empire contacted us.
Multyx Confederation.
Ethics: Xenophobe, Pacifist, Spiritualist
Government: Democracy, Inward Perfection, Mining Guilds
Personality: Xenophobic Isolationists

Aside from their Materialsit streak, they are largely identical to the Maweer.

2240.01.01:
We found a Tree. In space. Shielded behind a energy field. It leaking sap seems to have attracted some cosmozean life. Once we have cleared them out, we will be able to analyse what is up with that tree.

2240.04.02:
Negotiations to name the next Director-General are underway. The Candidates are:
Elena Garibaldi (current), Pyotr Volkov (Reserach Leader), Jiao Cheng (Survey Corp), Atharv Chowta (Reseach Leader).

2240.07.01:
By lot, Atharv Chowta has been named Director General, bringing Elena Garibaldi's term to a end.

2240.09.03:
Elena Garibaldi finished Atharv Chowta's work of developing a 2nd Generation Warp drive. The new drive has about 40% higehr range, allowing our ships to cross into the nearby spilral arm.

2241.05.09:
Another Empire contacted us: The Jonus Servitors.
Apparently the bots originally designed to care for their Mect-Pux Masters, gradually took over the Civilsiation of their Makers. The Makers live a life comparable to a well kept pet.
The Machines seem amiciable enough.

2242.04.04:
Tradition Unlocke: Protection Racket
"Our obligation to protect our vassals from the dangers of the universe is one that we take very seriously. Alas, seeing to the defense of their worlds doesn't come cheap...".
Effects: Income from Tributary state increased.

2242.05.08:
A new Faction was formed: Alien Liberty Lobby (ALL) under Director-General Atharv Chowta is for equality of all Species. The are for living in a Multicultural Society.

2242.12.27:
The Tree we found in Deep Space turned out to be a literal "Tree of Life". However the amount of sap that can be savefly farmed is limited. It was decided to give said sap to our Leaders, as this allows the magnification of the life expanding effects.

2243.05.13:
We finally found a first slid clue about the "First League" precursor Federation: A damaged First League Navy Cruiser.

2244.11.10:
Yet another Alien Contact: Lox'Ungrak-Va Conglomerate
Ethics: Fanatic Militarist, Spiritualist
Government: Oligarchic, Corporate Dominion, Police State
Personality: Ruthless Capitalist

2244.12.16:
A furtehr Alien Empire: Autocracy of Mok
Ethics: Xenophobe, Fanatic Spiritualist
Government: Imperial Authority, Feudal Society, Cutthroath Politics
Personality: Slaving Despots
Their "species" looks as if some sort of fungal growth has taken over a pre-sapient mamal.

Practically they do keep the Maweer expansion in check, allowing us to later force them into Tributary Status.

2245.04.12:
Our understanding of the Easter two qudrants is getting very well, with the communication of yet another Xeno Empire: Ox'Braxi Star Coalition
Ethics: Fanatic Xenophobe, Materialist
Government: Oligarchic, Police State, Corvee System (cheaper Resettlement)
Personality: Slaving Despots

2245.08.12:
Rek'Thalar Star Commonality contacted us.
Ethics: Fanatic Xenophile, Pacifist
Government: Democractic, Synchretic Evolution (star with 2nd species), Corvee System
Personality: Federation Builder

2245.08.14:
We exchange Minerals for Energy with the Rek'Thalar. This allows us to start terraforming on our two colonisation candidates.

2246.04.03:
Tradition unlocked. Star Lords
"It is our destiny to lord over those who are weaker. Obedient nations that swear fealty to our great empire may be permitted to exist... at our discretion."
Effect: Happier Vassals

2246.06.07:
The development of Colonial Centralisation marks he beginnng of a totally new kind of infrastructure for all our worlds.

2247.07.04:
Thus far Colonyship design has followed the Arkship pattern: The bulk of colonists in Cryosleep, while the crew steers the ship to it's destination. However our advancements into AI, allow us to leave the control of the ship fully to a computer. The provisions saved on the crew allow us to put in more prefab materials, wich allows quicker establishing of the Colony.

2250.04.02:
Tradition Unlocked: Vassal Acculturation
"Loyalty and service are all well and good, but as responsible overlords we must also take steps to introduce vassal empires to our culture. They will eventually come to thank us for it."
Effect: +5% Unity per vassal (up to +30%)

2250.08.18:
The terraforming of the planet in Rukbat has been completed. Records indicated the Maweer colonist took to calling the planet "Bears Fruit", before they were dislaced. We will name it simpler: Rukbat Prime

2250.09.04:
With Droids, the next level of our Technological Evolution has been reached. While their ability to mine has barely increased, they are now a lot less limited for mental pursuits. However now we can begin work on the 3rd Development level: Synthethics

2250.10.13:
As the titanic Lifeforms on Rukbat Prime might pose a danger, human Slave Armies are being raised to protected the colony.

2250.11.03:
Cold Fusion. For centuries a part of science belitteled as "pipe dream" and "ineffective", it is now a reality. We can now replace the old Fusion Generators in our Ships with Cold Fusion ones, wich do not need nearly as much cooling.

2251.02.25:
Assistomaton 1X has personally found and analysed a total of 4 Archeological Sites associated with the First League. It is expected that we should be able to pinpoint their capitol system with only 2 more findings.

2251.11.08:
War has broken out, but we will only be Observers - not participants.
The Ox'Braxi and Autocracy of Mok declared war on a irrelevant one planet Empire. However the Rek'Thalar Star Commonality had vowed to defend this minor power.

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