I've always had these sci-fi ideas in my head well before Rise, but I better get some of them down before they disappear.
The Hectra Empire (Brief History)
Major Race(s): Humans
Formed 0 T.O.T
While a prosperous empire from the outside, the Hectra Empire is but a mere fragment of what it had been centuries ago. Having been torn apart by civil war and government corruption, the Hectra Empire is considered by most in the galaxy as nothing more than the broken remnants of what was once called the Old Order that is now beneath the notice of any major race or galactic superpower.
What began as simply the Coalition that had its origins from Earth evolved into the predecessor of the Hectra Empire, but as humanity explored and grew in the cosmos, it began to show signs of weakness. Unrestricted growth saw technological innovation reaching its limits at the time. Years, sometimes decades, passed before these newly seeded colonies got any additional support or word from the Old Order due to stretched line of communication and transportation. Seeing this, many worlds, either due to selfish governors or discontent populations, began to expand on their own, some creating their own empires in the stars which saw humanity's name sullied by conflicts, both against the Old Order and against other sentient life in the galaxy.
Civil war would be rife within the borders of the Old Order furthered by government corruption as the situation deteriorated. This led to the eventual collapse of bureaucracy within the inner workings of the system that tore apart at the seams. This would be worsened when the Darsonian Systems Alliance struck Earth amidst the chaos, destroying the very core of the Old Order with only a few escaping the destruction. At that point, all seemed lost for humanity's greatest world and its place of origin had crumbled into dust.
Yet, the destruction of Earth also saw the Old Order's revival as a new energetic leader, Tyrone Argus, a scholar who dabbled into the world of politics had survived the attack on Earth, took charge of the hopeless situation. Falling back with what was left to the fortified areas of space that formed the prosperous heart of the Old Order, he made himself self-appointed leader after rallying the support of the few remaining systems for the people were looking for anything remotely resembling hope. With power in his hands and no longer restricted by the slow gears of bureaucracy that had caused many problems in the past, he began sweeping reforms in the government and the military with his trusted advisors.
Slowly, a new, efficient system would be established while a reformed military would see the situation finally stabilized with the empire's remaining holdings intact. This military would also see to the halting of the many races and rogue human factions, performing swift surgical strikes on each of their worlds to cause them to sue for what was at least a cease-fire. These strikes would intensify after a warning was ignored prior to the raid and eventually, many would have to heed such warnings as a serious threat.
By 2555 AD, it was no longer viable for any faction to continue attacking the reformed remnants of the Old Order with other threats in the galaxy posing a much greater risk. The DSA itself had begun to fragment and had to undergo its own reforms while under harsh economical circumstances due to the prolonged wars. It was at this point, a new timeline began that is known as T.O.T or Treaties of Tempest where many signed a cease-fire with the Hectra Empire and the storm of warfare slowly began to die down. By that point Tyrone had left power long ago, leaving it to the hands of the reformed government that now had to begin work on rebuilding so much after centuries of warfare and strife.
To commemorate this achievement and its survival, the Old Order was renamed as the Hectra Empire, named after a seemingly ordinary bird that lives much of its life in fear from predators until it eventually survives and grows long enough to transform into a majestic animal that no other creature would dare harm. Slowly, but surely, the Hectra Empire began to spread out from its holdings once internal problems were dealt with. First, the rogue human elements were annexed that many races were more than happy to see go into an empire that was not constantly in conflict with them. Eventually the empire began to spread into the untamed areas of space known to many as the Septica Arm thanks to technological advancements in travel and navigation.
This did not go unnoticed by the other factions who have slowly begun to also creep into the wilderness of the Septica Arm and they are more than eager to destroy the rebuilding Hectra Empire before it can spread to become a dangerous threat once again.
Edited by mirage, 29 August 2013 - 09:21 PM.