Culture Profile: The United Galactic FederationAstrography
The United Galactic Federation (Federation for short) spans most of the Milky Way Galaxy, with a few settlements in the Magellanic Clouds. Every arm in the Milky Way is home to Federation systems and settlements, though the Orion Arm is where Federation control is the weakest, as that is the center of Imperial control.
Natural Physical Appearance
Being a galactic empire, the Federation's population is extremely diverse. Even humans, the overwhelming majority, are diverse, with many subspecies and ethnicities making up the human population. However, the Federation is predominantly composed of humans of the "Galactic" ethnicity, which has been the dominant ethnicity of mankind since time immemorial. Humans of this ethnicity have medium tan skin, black hair, and are on average six feet tall.
You'd think that such a massive empire would have no uniform appearance tradition, but the Federation would prove you wrong. In its efforts to ho
Heverlough CircleThe Heverlough Circle is one of the oldest alliances on Atlene, preceded only by the Ciolan League. Though small in size compared to the greater powers of the Confederation, the Heverlough Circle nonetheless remains a key building block of the alliance. The two members of the Heverlough Circle are opposites, though in complementary ways. The Republic of Enstildwen is a highly urbanized, cosmopolitan republic that contributes generously to the Confederation's war effort, while the Republic of Poyngtage is a more traditional, rural state that wants very little to do with the Confederation but is obliged to because of their membership in the Heverlough Circle.
The two states of the Heverlough Circle are predominantly Carrellic, though Enstildwen has considerable Volksche and Onofrecian minorities. Situated in the river valleys south of the Ethurius Mountains and isolated from the rest of Atlene by the Stony Mountains, the Heverlough Circle has developed in relative isolation. The major ex
The Art of Modern Warfare: AtleneBeing heirs to the Elunic Empire, the Confederation of Atlene's member states have access to some of the most advanced weapons systems on the planet. The war with the Oaranics has helped advance Atlenian military technology even further, giving them access to weapons such as lasers and guided missiles. However, because Atlene is a very resource-poor continent, and the demands for the Endless War are so great, the average Atlenian soldier does not get to hold these weapons. It is no secret that the lot of an Atlenian soldier is nasty, brutish, and short if they are fortunate, but with the security of the entire continent at stake, they have little say in the matter.
The Confederation of Atlene's armed forces are organized under the banner of the Confederate Grand Army. The Confederate Grand Army (CGA for short) is a supranational organization and is managed, as a whole, by the Confederation directly. The Confederation's members are all required to make a contribution in men and materiel