Alien LifeThe Milky Way alone is home to over one hundred billion planets. Most of these worlds are dead rocks or gas giants, but about twenty billion are similar to the human homeworld, Earth. Over sixty million worlds with Earth-like conditions have been terraformed over the millennia. Two billion worlds, about a third similar to Earth, have given rise to life in some capacity in their history.
Most alien life was, and remains, simple, and poses no threat to humanity's hegemony over the galaxy. On ninety-nine percent of the Milky Way's life-bearing worlds, life is no more complex than the unicellular life that arose on Earth. These curiosities are studied closely by human scientists, and samples are taken to various laboratories all throughout the galaxy. Typically, this world is inhospitable to human life, and is too costly to terraform, so they remain preserved as they were during discovery. If the world is fit for terraforming, then samples are taken of the alien life and studied elsewhere,
List of Major Ongoing ConflictsThe existence of the Grand Chessboard and the proliferation of planet and system-destroying weapons has led to a major reduction of large military conflicts. In this context, large conflicts are fought on an interstellar scale, often between two combatants each with faster-than-light power projection capabilities.
Grand Chessboard - Technically not a war, but a long-simmering ongoing conflict between the Third Galactic Empire and the United Galactic Federation, the galaxy's two superpowers. The Grand Chessboard, also known as the Tournament of Shadows and the Cold War, is generally considered to have begun after the Federal Revolution, and continued up until the modern day. The two superpowers have fought five direct wars against one another, and countless proxy conflicts. The creation of hyperlight weapons has, so far, prevented another Federation-Imperial War, as now both sides have the capability of decapitating the other with a first strike.
Yrrakis War - A major prox
Culture Profile: Interstellar Coalition
The Interstellar Coalition (“Coalition”) is a medium-sized galactic power contained entirely in Xeno Alley and sharing borders with both the Citizens’ Alliance and United Galactic Federation. It is just shy of having a quarter of a million systems under its control, though recent wars have put its exact borders in flux and contention.
Natural Physical Appearance
The Coalition is dominated by baseline humanity. Compared to most other powers the Coalition has a greater range of ethnic and racial diversity, with the Caderi, Halgan, and Xenia identities being treated as unique cultural groups that are distinct the common Galactic ethnicity. Xeno species and shortmen polities exist in the Coalition, but they only make up a small fraction of its total population and have little influence within it due to their voluntary isolation from the rest of the alliance. Instead, these non-human groups exist as distant, but respected, trading partners and war
TnM - EllaEra un día completamente normal dentro de mi vida. La misma rutina de asistir a la preparatoria con la confianza de poder hacer de hoy algo especial. A diferencia de la mayoría de las estudiantes de mi edad, no tenía interés especial en las actividades que podrían considerarse "dentro del margen de normalidad", excepto, claro, por mi reciente (y único) talento en el teatro. No. A mí me gustaba inventar o mejor dicho, debía inventar. El aceite automotriz debía recorrer en mis venas en lugar de sangre al igual que mi padre. Aunque a estas alturas ya debería haberme rendido en ese aspecto.
Yo era una Flynn en todos los sentidos. Desde mi cabello rojizo en punta hasta la incansable energía que me impulsaba a continuar con mis metas y sacarlas adelante por muy desastrosos que fueran los resultados. Jamás rendirse. Esa la marca distintiva de nuestra familia, aún cuando mi madre, extrañamente, me ha comenzado a destacar otro aspecto que yo nunca había notado: la distracción.
Sí, la dis
He might hear you.
I am pressed against the wall. My fingers are spread as wide as they will go as my palms press heavily on the drywall. I take a deep breath. Hold it tight. I feel the air escaping my lungs, my circulation; my blood thinning of oxygen as I hold, one, two, three .
I hear Him slither down the hallway. His movements are languid, snake like, as He comes after me. I can imagine it all in my head: the long, thin arms, coiling around every turn and corner, searching for me. Have you ever noticed His face? His eyesor lack thereof? I have a theory. He doesn't have eyes because He doesn't need them. He hears things. Feels things. Smells things.
I exhale, slowly, hoping not to catch His attention. It's a fruitless thought. He knows where I am. He's only playing with me. A game of cat-and-mouse, where He is the cat, and I am nothing more than a rubber mouse hiding underneath old and rusty furniture. He will
Culture Profile: Solarian Community
The Solarian Community is a medium-sized interstellar polity, with a few hundred thousand member star systems. The star systems and worlds that make up the Solarian Community are located on the Federation side of the Neutral Zone, serving as a buffer between the minor states of the Neutral Zone and the Federation proper. On the rimward side, the Solarian Community borders the Duzhonev Imperium, one of the most highly militarized borders in the entire galaxy.
Natural Physical Appearance
The Solarian Community is made up of a variety of species, but it nonetheless is dominated by baseline humans. However, most Solarian humans are not of the Galactic ethnicity, but are of the Kzmik ethnicity. The Kzmik are fair-skinned and tall compared to Galactics. What makes the Kzmik unique is that they have a variety of natural hair colors, such as red, brown and blonde, and a variety of eye colors, such as blue, green and brown. Almost all other baseline human populations i
BTTXNeko!Reader PrussiaXReader EndingHe was ignoring you, and that just ticked you off. Alright. It was your fault, but he was to blame too, right?! With his adorable face and gorgeous red eyes and exoti- sorry! You hadn't meant to let your mind lead you on like that.
The reason that he was ignoring you was that you hadn't turned into a human or talked to him at all lately, and it was starting to worry your three housemates. This was attributed to the fact that you were undeniably attracted to the Prussia man and had grown to love him over the course of your stay. You just didn't trust yourself to keep your mouth shut or your lips to yourself in that form.
Unbeknownst to yourself, the three guys had devised a little scheme to get you back to normal. They would ignore you. Being a cat, there was nothing that you hated worse.
They all pretended not to see you. That is, they were, until you whipped out your super cuteness attack, and Toni and Francis were back to petting you and giving you attention. The only person tha
InSaNItY~ Papa!2P!Romano x Child!Reader Chap 7
You were scared. England or Oliver, as he told you to call him had you in the kitchen, and he was making cupcakes. “So poppet~, it’s been three days~! Do you still think your father is coming for you~?” He asked, not turning around.
“O-of course he is!” You exclaimed. ‘He has to. He just has to! P-papa!! Wh-where are you…?’ You though. Tears pricked in the corners of your eyes. Oliver didn’t seem to take notice, until he turned around with the cupcakes. “O-oh! No! D-don’t cry, poppet!”
He tried to comfort you, but you only cried harder. You missed your father. You wanted HIM to comfort you, not Oliver.
Just then, the door burst open. In walked a very furious Flavio ((I finally learned 2P!Romano’s human name. =u= )). “Did you make _____ cry?” He asked. Oliver said nothing. Flavio walked over and picked him up by the collar of his shirt. “DID. YOU. MAKE. _______. CRY?” He asked louder,
Seven Mintues in Heavan- SilverXReader
It was your turn to pick from the hat. You reached in and pulled out a
braclet with a pearl in the middle of it. "Put it on ___." The white
hedgehog walked toward you. "Oh heh, hi Silver." He smiled and took
your hand his and walked in the closet. "AWWW! They will be so cute
together!" You heard Amy scream as Sonic closed the door.
You felt arms wrap around your body and a head on your head "Silver?"
You asked blushing. You have been friends for years and you both would
do anything to make each other happy. "You're warm ___." He smiled as
he put one of his hands on your head, pulling you closer to him. "And
you're soft and fluffy!"
He laughed and nuzzled your forehead. Your face was pretty red now but
you liked the attention from him and you nuzzled back. "Hey___?" "Yes
Silver?" He looked down for a second and lookedd in your (e/c) eyes.
"Y-you're not one of thoses... "what happens in the closet, stays in
the closet people are you?"
You shook your head. "No why?" "B-Because I don't wan