Discussion in 'Story Debate Archives' started by Big Steve, Apr 10, 2003.
Here it is.
Info page for the SD.
Just to kick things off with something real basic...
Byzantine (Roman) Empire Preliminary OOB
Population: Roughly 15 Trillion people, although natural birth rate is very low, mass cloning is used when additional population is needed, but even then growth rate could not be brought up beyond .5 percent without massive amounts of construction.
Government: Religious/Military Autocracy
Star Systems: 6,371 Star Systems under the control of the Empire in it's own galaxy.
Imperial Sovereign: Basileus Alexius XII Komnenos, Equal of the Apostles
Capital: Constantinople, Earth
Base Unit of Currency: Nomismata
Industry: Large, but still recovering from an over two decade long civil war and transitioning from wartime to peacetime production.
Economy: Average citizen has a reasonable standard of living, which is steadily increasing in a post war economic boom.
Component Races: Humans
State Religion: Eastern Orthodox Christianity
So there is going to be another bad mother on the lbock?
That depends more on Steve and Fenris than myself and I don't know about "bad"...exactly. More like expansionist, imperialistic maybe...I wouldn't call them evil...
Can you play two powers?
Can I play the Union of Scary bastards, then?
Also, a word about the Templar connection with the technocratic union, it is to say, we have some templars in the union, and offered protection to them when they were tried by the inquisition, but beyond that, we are not really descended from them.
That's up to Steve and Fenris...but considering the Templar are the smallest power, last time I checked anyways, and tend to avoid intergalactic politics, and although have a navy, it's underdeveloped and their true power lies on the ground, it's not likely their would be a conflict of interest and the Templar aren't likely to make any real waves anyways....
Any relevant statistics for the human powers in TRD-1 are in flux at the moment.
Let's just get into lizard space-- I need some new luggage!
So who wants to sell Plymouth weapons?
Going to break the arms limitations?
The HTE's government has a hard time discerning the difference between its press releases and reality, so take everything it says with a grain of salt. And ask the FRE or ADN about the outcome of the Battle of Oberon, don't ask the Empire.
Well, we're not impartial ourselves, so the British are probably the best choice, or the NAA.
Yes, a battle involving 1,200ish ships. Ohh... gigantic.
I kill lizzards. Lizzards die. Die lizzards. Now humans win. Win humans.
Would the ADN come in again if that happened?
The Earth Federation is willing to sell arms. En mass, too.
Well, it would be a violation of the Peace Treaty, and because of recent difficulties, the commission on reducing the limitations that the ADN was going to prompt the creation of, as a result of the Scathford Treaty, has not yet met. You're still bound by the arms limits.
That, and now, it's possible that the civil war with Sampson and now the possibility of anti-Wilsonites fighting back can, has, or will blow the lid off of Plymouth's infidelity toward the limits. Whether this also shows the Ottomans' own perfidy in allowing the unofficial breaches remains to be seen.
The Technocratic Union would sell you stuff if it's not against treaties and the $yndicate can turn a profit on it.
Oh yeah, react to my ships dammit!
Who has the best spying ability in the game?
I get the feeling that AI is quite good, and I would guess that the Imperium would be rather scary too.
AI is good, as is the intelligence service of the CI.
TRD-1 intel tends to be good as well.
While HTE intel is does not posses a good base in this universe, in a few short years we can boast the collapse of the Union of Free Worlds on Waffen Intelligence. And in the various six hundred years of HTE existence we can base a large, unknown sum of other government collapses, alliance disintigrations, and theft of technology on Terran intelligence. As well as countless assassinations and taking of high level alien hostages.
Well, the Confederation of Magellan has excellent internal security - a side-effect of having an extreamly paranoid civilization. Their external intellegience operations are limited, and they've been doing most of those ops with allied help. Their best "intellegience" operations externally are through special-forces operations.
To maintain an empire such as the glorious and righteous HTE, you must have in place an internal security organization to Protect the People from the Influence of Evil.
Evil? That's all you're worried about? Pfft!
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