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October 9, 2009, 12:41 pm
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Transitions in the Century Following the Establishment of the Federation Space

Earth, at the end of the last age.

As the cumulative effects of exhaustion of natural resources, environmental
decline and overpopulation reached their limits, the global economy and
established order were on the brink of collapse. The regional violence
gripping the Earth Sphere grew worse with each passing day, abruptly
degenerating into World War III.

Terrified of the war it had wrought, mankind sought to end the fighting through
the unification of all nations, and all peoples. Thus was the “Federated Earth
Nation” born, with dominion over all governance, all economics, and all
military matters. With the subjugation of the independent lunar metropolis –
defiant to the very end – in the so-called “Lunar Campaign”, the “Federation
Space Calendar” officially began.

The Federated Earth Nation sought to mend the scars of war through the
colonization of the new frontier: space. This project drew its strength from
the quantum leaps in the fields of physics and energy achieved during the war.

Construction of the space colonies, redevelopment of the moon’s surface,
development of Mars, surveys of outer space…

Space was not just the new frontier, but an ocean of hope. Numerous asteroid
cities and space colonies were constructed in an astoundingly short span. The
beginning of the Federation Space Calendar, with the influence of mankind
extended all the way to the orbit of Mars, could be called Earth’s honeymoon
with Space.

However, that honeymoon paled with the passage of time.

As the heat of pioneering that had encircled all mankind cooled, the
dictatorial bent of a few humans sapped the Federated Earth Nation of its
willpower. Resistance by the colonies, upon whom repression fell especially
heavily, was fierce. The resulting war between OZ, the actual rulers of the
Federated Earth Nation, and those who opposed them, eventually gripped the
entire Earth Sphere.

This conflict, known as the “Revolutionary War”, finally ended with the death
in battle of the Federated Earth Nation’s president, Treize Khushrenada. And
by his secret will, the world was reborn into a new order, where every nation
and people was valued alike. Governance was returned to individual nations as
in the previous age, and the “New United Nations” was born as a means of
uniting their wishes.

This took place in Federation Space Calendar year 98.

However, from that point forward, the Earth and mankind were faced with the
perpetual menace of assault from space.

The failure of the “Cygnalite Project” to explore the constellation Cygnus, and
the crash landing of a giant, artificial object known as “EI-01”, began an
invasion of mankind by forces believed to be of extraterrestrial origin.

What followed was the approach of life forms which came to be known as the
“Radam”. These beings took control of the Orbital Ring, greatly limiting
mankind’s access to space.

Moreover, incursions from an alien culture situated somewhere near Jupiter,
termed the “Jovian Lizards”, wrought the destruction of the city on the Martian
surface and indeed the total retreat of mankind from the Mars Sphere.

Meanwhile, a rash of terrorist incidents, fueled by the new technological
menace of robotics, struck the Earth’s surface.

Mankind had but taken its first steps under the New United Nations when these
threats wrought terror and anxiety, making peace a distant dream once more.
Problems supposedly solved lingered instead with no hope of solution, building
a critical mass at the world’s core that might never be removed.

Arbitrary divisions between men, such as between the “Coordinators” who had
undergone genetic engineering and the “Naturals” who had not, became a spark
which could ignite another conflict between mankind at any time.

In the Federation Calendar Year 99, the world is about to enter a new age of
conflict, in which even tomorrow is uncertain.

– Space Development Corporation, Historical Notes “Space Development
Report”, excerpted from Chapter 1 introduction


At the beginning of the Federation Space Calendar, the honeymoon of mankind and
space begat a new occupation, based on life in space. Its members are known as

They were tasked with constructing the colonies, terraforming asteroids, and
gathering raw materials – supporting the era of space development from behind
the scenes. Their numbers grew in step with demand, and their duties expanded
from mere transport to the opening of new space routes and exploration of
unexplored regions of space.

However, their very existence became an obstacle to the Federated Earth
Nation’s schemes to monopolize such commerce. When a series of restrictions
robbed them of their dwelling places, they began a new life taking commissions
from a variety of other sources. Some would contract them to protect merchant
vessels, while others would contract the theft of those same vessels. Some
even lowered themselves to thievery of their own devising, or what became known
as “Space piracy”.

Now, nearly a century after the institution of the Federation Space Calendar,
the majority of society thinks of the terms “Trailer” and “Space Pirate” as
synonymous. However, it is an indisputable fact that some Trailers exist who
inherited the character and frontier spirit of the original Trailers. These
true Trailers, from their dwelling on the hidden colony “Bit”, pride themselves
as “spacemen” in accepting the most difficult and dangerous of jobs to this
very day.

– Encyclopedia Galactica, “Trailers”

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