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Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:04 pm
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Consider the bullet bitten and the nettle grasped. I've revised the timeline a bit and put together a basic timeline graphic to hopefully make it a bit more understandable. Input is welcome. On the graphic, ignore the day/month parts of the date; I can't get rid of that with the free version of the software I'm using. Razz I've cut down the time elapsed between the beginning of the Civil War to the MSI's foundation to about 30 years, and added some details and things like that as well.

1520-1528
Clatius’ War
Emperor of the venerable Velonnian Imperium, which has ruled Velonna and its colonies and satellites for hundreds of years but has been recently plagued with corruption and unrest, launches a disastrous and unpopular war of expansion against a coalition of neighboring systems. The war lasts 7 years and results in Velonna losing valuable frontier territory and taking on massive debts.

1530-1534
Velonnian Revolution

Weak government, a crumbling economy, and a fed-up population leads to mass civil unrest. After four years of increasingly violent revolution, the Imperium is overthrown and a group of revolutionary leaders declare the Velonna Republic, led by a populist People’s Congress and claiming to embody the will of the masses. Despite its idealistic constitution, however, the People’s Congress maintains a stranglehold on power brutally suppresses opposition to protect the revolutionary government from reactionaries and other internal opponents.

1534-1543
Velonnian Civil War

The Velonna Republic proves to be short-lived, as it can keep neither the radicals within its ranks nor the Imperialists and separatists opposing it at bay. In addition, the Republic is unable to pay off the debts inherited from the Imperium, and earns the enmity of many nobles and corporations—some of which had supported the Republic because of the Imperium’s own inability to pay its debts—by first attempting to pay off their loans with worthless currency and then voiding the debts altogether. After just three years of Republican rule, Velonna and its realm fractures, leading to a long and bloody civil war between innumerable sides as every noble family, revolutionary demagogue, and military commander attempts to seize control of either the nation or a part of it. The Republic of Velonna is soon ousted from its capital in Urbis Magnus, and fades into insignificance as more and more factions join the fight. From this chaos eventually emerges the Minotaur Mercenary Force, led by Admiral Markus Calinius, who consolidates the planets relying on his navy-for-hire for protection into a resource base and conquers much of the fractured Imperium.

1543
Fall of Velonna

Calinius and the MMF take Velonna, declare the restored Velonnian Imperium, and gain the support of many nobles and other factions. This marks the official end of the Civil War, though consolidation continues far into the future in various parts of the Imperium.

1545-1552
Republican Rebellion

Simmering unrest under the new Imperium erupts into the Republican Rebellion as numerous factions, mainly remnants of the Revolutionary government which started the conflagration, attempt to secede or resist the Imperial government through guerrilla warfare. Calinius is unable to quell the violence, and it continues to spread.

1550
Calinius Assassinated
Calinius is assassinated on the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of the Velonnian Revolution. Cecilius Calvert, a politician from a wealthy noble family, is next in line for Chancellor. Under his indecisive leadership, the Republican Rebellion only worsens, with the Republican factions linking up and declaring a new Republic over large portions of the Imperium.

1553-1555
Year of Tyranny

After 2 years of seeing the Imperium crumble, Maxwell Augustus Damirius, a senior Naval officer, joins a conspiracy among top military commanders and nobles and seizes power, claiming the long-dormant office of Tyrant and leading rapid and sometimes ruthless campaigns to expunge opposition to Imperial rule from the Imperium. This is later referred to as the “Year of Tyranny,” though historians will point out that it lasted longer than a year.

1555
Damirius Elected Imperator

Having crushed organized opposition and rooted out much of the dissent to Imperial rule from the nobles, corporations, and local governments, Damirius declares the Imperium reunited and at peace with itself and steps down from the position of Tyrant, only to be elected Imperator by the Assembly of Lord-Generals (which some will later point out is by this time packed with Damirius’ supporters). From this time forward, the Velonnian Imperium remains unbroken by major insurrection or secession, though rebellion will continue to linger throughout.

1555-1558
Consolidation Period

Damirius continues to consolidate his hold on the Imperium, setting up the government and rebuilding infrastructure. To centralize power and gain the loyalty of the nobles, much of the debt of the various noble houses accrued during the Civil War is taken on by the Imperial government, and this, along with the Imperium’s significant pre-existing debt, is payed off through the sale of colonization charters in the Eastern Reaches, the vast expanse of habitable worlds to the Galactic East of Velonnian space. In the rapid expansion which ensues, the Imperium comes into contact with a number of other races and governments, many of which are already beginning to fight a war against an expanding insectoid race.

1558-1563
Noble War

The Imperium joins together with a number of new allies in the Torium Pact, which officially begins the Noble War against the invading insectoids, which are commonly referred to by Velonnians as the Shellterrors, after the insectoid armies of Velonnian legend. This legend plays a major role in the Imperial effort to boost nationalism, as Damirius and his military leaders evoke the ancient tales and traditions of war to rally the public and the military. The aliens are eventually defeated and largely exterminated. Their homeworld, ravaged by orbital bombardment, is renamed Triumph, and on one of the glass deserts is built the City of Triumph, an impressive collection of monuments to the war and the various combatants. Triumph becomes a communal monument world, jointly administered by the Torium Pact and the home of first tombs and obelisks but later great libraries and even universities.

1565
Formation of the MSI

Following its great victory in the Noble War, the Torium Pact nations continue to grow closer and more interdependent, and in 566 consolidate themselves into the Majestas Sempiternus Imperium, or MSI. The new nation quickly becomes a galactic power as it begins making contact with other factions in the civilized galaxy.

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:42 pm
Nice... seems to hearken back to revolutionary France a lot. I like. Razz

I also thought the MSI's situation was interesting, in that it's effectively a loose confederacy of highly-centralized imperium-esque states. This description really sheds light on some of those aspects; nice job there.

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:18 pm
It all sounds great. Razz

Do you think you'll be able to get dates for the different events sometime soon? If only so I can get any backstory of my own underway and have some idea of how long different events are. Smile


Also, do you think we could do some small roleplaying/stories based on the War of Unity?

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:17 pm
MM: That's the idea. Razz

Arik: I'll see about getting that done; I think I have some rough dates somewhere already. Since I have no idea how the PCG-verse dates things, for now I think I'll base it off of the founding of the modern Imperium, since it seems likely that such a momentous event, especially administered by someone like Damirius, would be an occasion for resetting the galactic calendar. Razz

As for roleplaying and stories, sure. I don't have any real details for that, so if you have any ideas, go for it.

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:43 pm
As far as I'm aware, no one really has any solid dates; J-red did post his timeline a while ago, but based on discussions in the chat, those probably aren't applicable.

By my understanding, we have a "prime" lego-based PCG-verse about 400 years after TNG --so around the early 2600s-- a non-lego scondary PCG-verse about 150 years after TNG, and a third non-PCG-centric one for everyone to have their individual subfaction backgrounds without having to worry about reconciling it with with the "Prime" universes. Then there's a few minor alt-universes for the stories that need them, a persistent-RP universe, and... I think that's it. Of course, I don't think any of that got solidified, and I could've been misinterpreting/misremembering all of that, but still. Razz

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:48 pm
MAD, this seems really well put together. The Torium Pact is a nice touch as well, and once I get a chance (outside of homework, attempting to get a media server running, and other stuff) I'll incorporate that into my subfaction's history.
On PCG dates: I don't think anyone other than J-Red understands all the different PCG-verses, and dates, and which thing occurs where, and all that. Razz Working from the modern Imperium's founding is a good idea.

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:19 pm
This is a fascinating and well thought-out history. Well done! Reminds me a lot of ancient Rome, nicely done!



I can shed a tiny bit of light of universes. 

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The short version: J-red and I realized different people had written different things over the years that took events in different directions and at different times. So, to make sure everyone gets to keep their head-canon and just have fun instead of worrying about the impossible task of trying to make it all fit together somehow, we decided that the events of our little world take place over three different, "main" universes.

Universe 1: Prime PCG-Universe: Lego based universe with many sci-fis in it, last understood date, circa 2,500, home of J-red and PCG founders works. 

Universe 2: PCG Star Trek-universe: An earlier dated, Trek based universe with many overlapping events, but without our characters as minifigures. Date, circa 2,440. 

Universe 3: The PCG Roleplay/Writing universe. If it doesn't fit well in the other two, it goes here and doesn't have to be worried about it so we can all just have fun. Date, circa whenever is needed. 


LONG version. For the curious and also for those with nothing better to do. More facts, more Dino talking in long walls of text, it doesn't relate to this topic, only the question.

Explanation of different universes:
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We have ABOUT three main ones, with the idea being that with a limitless multiverse, many events will be shared across different universes, but with each one being somewhat (from slightly to drastically) different (by as little as one tiny change, such as having Bob wearing a different color shirt once in a lifetime in universes A and B) we use three "main(ish)" universes to allow for different things to happen that better fit with what different people want to write/RP/fandom about. Razz 
 

Background behind idea:
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The idea of different events from our assorted works taking place using multiple universes is actually rather new, as J-red and I finally realized that everyone (including and especially me! Razz ) has basically written things the way they want them to be without necessarily keeping them in line with the main universe, and then not wanting to change long established "personal canon"/head-canon, we decided that "hey, this is sci-fi! We have limitless universes at our disposal! We can just say that all of it is true, without conflicting with anything, by placing it in multiple universes with a lot of the major events occurring across multiple universes, while leaving everyone free to pick and choose which tid-bits work best for their own stories and RPs." And thus the idea that explains how the heck we have so many conflicting stories (EG, did we have a great, Lego Universe based war, or only Borg invasions?) that magically no longer conflict. Call it lazy if you will, because it is, but it's working smarter, not harder. Razz 
 

List of primary Universes within PCG
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The first universe is the Lego based one. In this main universe in which the PCG had its start and J-red does his work, many sci-fis, (Star Trek, little bits of Star Wars, Space Battleship Yamato, etc) Arthurian legend (J-red) and Lego themes (Castle, Space Police, Lego Universe, Mars Mission, Pirates, and probably many more that I have missed) come together to form our "Prime" universe, and in which, I believe, we are all minifigures. I want to say that this universes is set circa 2,500, (but you'd better ask J-red on that Razz ) 

The second universe is a Trek based one in which many of the major events, and all our characters exist, but it forgoes the Lego (aside from being a medium to show ship/character designs, like clay, or scale model kits) and also uses less drastic influence from other sci-fis. I believe that besides myself, Tetrah (Mightyman to you Scare, it's a new name) and possibly Scarecrow, S-H, and perhaps some others who have retired, use(d) this universe This version moves the date back to ROUGHLY the mid 2,400's; likely starting things off about 2409 (Star Trek Online) through perhaps about 2,465 or so. This universe has been in practical use for years with those who tend to be less Lego...y in their works, but the idea of how it actually worked that we could have some stories, roleplays, and models be more Lego-based, while others remained more Trek in nature, only came about recently. 

The third universe is MUCH more loosely designed and laid-out than the other two. This third (and quite possibly fourth through one-hundredth or maybe even many more) universe(s) are the highly adaptable location(s) of Roleplays and stories that do not fit as well within either of the other two universes. Want a war to happen that would really mess things up? DONE! Need a character to die for a roleplay, but want to keep playing as said character outside of said roleplay without bringing said character back to life? Done! It was actually easier to do that than to type all those "saids." Want Pizza? We live in the age of personal, pocked sized computers with wireless internet, seriously just pull out your phone and order one, but you can randomly write one into existence for no reason whatever in this universe too, you just can't eat it here in 2015.


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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:49 pm
...Yeah, Dino pretty much nailed it. Razz

Don't remember if I mentioned this previously, but J-red also mentioned having a subfaction-only universe. Basically, in the "Prime" and Trek-based universes, any part of PCG canon trumps whatever other canon there is- so, for example, if the foundation of the MSI here is in the 2300s, but the Prime PCG canon has PCG peacekeepers in the conflict in the mid-2400s, then the War of Unity is getting moved to the mid-2400s for the purposes of official "canon". In the subfaction-focused universe, however, this is reversed: to use the previous example, the War of Unity would stay in the 2300s and the PCG version would get retconned to fit.

TL;DR- In the prime universes, PCG canon trumps any subfaction canon; in the subfaction universe, it's reversed, so everyone can keep their awesome headcanon.

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:28 pm
Okay, I think I get it. Since I'd like the MSI to be geographically relatively isolated from the "center of attention" in the Prime and Trek universes (e.i., far from Earth, where the Federation and other Trek factions wouldn't have had a significant impact on its development), most of our history shouldn't conflict with either of the stricter universes. I would say we simply put the Velonnian Civil War, which was when the MMF was at its height as a mercenary/paramilitary organization, at around the "early PCG" era, when we were based on the Creation Lab and the MMF was an active player faction. So I guess that would put the Velonnian Civil War maybe 10-20 years or so before present day in the Prime and Trek universes, which would work pretty well with what I'm thinking as far as time frames go.

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:20 am
Sounds good. Do we have a map of where all the systems in the MSI are in relation to each other, or would you mind if I threw one together quick?

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:44 pm
I've sorta got a map of the general regions, according to my own opinions/perceptions of the MSI's backstory, which doesn't really include the extra factions anyway. Razz

If you'd like it... Uhh, I'm chaotically busy for the next... a few days at least. So honestly probably just go ahead, mine's not official or anything anyway. Razz

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:33 pm
Neat. I'll start working on it then procrastinate horribly for weeks. Razz

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:42 pm
Awesome. Me too probably. Razz

(There needs to be a name for this. Collaborative Procrastination? Synchronized Lazing? Man, us PCG-forum-goers could get gold medals in the Olympics if this were a sport... Razz)

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:17 pm
Razz

I'm going to try and base mine off of this beauty:

WARNING: large image:

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:06 am
Ori'kaidon nikolojedison wrote:Razz

I'm going to try and base mine off of this beauty:

WARNING SUPER LARGE IMAGE 600000000000x560000000000:

Fix'd. Razz


To be safe, open in a browser tab, since browsers (at least my browser) resize images and things.

http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/starmaps/media/winchhabhyg/HabHYG50lyHab_Large.png
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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:52 am
Alright, so this is what I came up with last night:

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http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/19/09/30/90/msi_ma10.png


I'm probably going to try some other star mapping tools I've found to get a better handle on the different clusters, systems, etc.

[EDIT: Whoops, wrong image.]

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:16 am
Wow, cool. Razz Yeah, definitely go for it.

The only thing is maybe to base it off of regions. Like instead of just sprawling planets around randomly have areas that they're in.

Aaand found that map. Razz

http://i21.servimg.com/u/f21/17/53/85/97/cheesy10.png

The idea behind it is that over the course of Velonna's history colonization efforts would've mostly gone to the right. ("East", so to speak Razz)

-So the blue region is sort of the main "Core" worlds, to borrow Star Wars terms. They're the earliest-colonized worlds of the MSI, and also the most well-developed. A lot of them would probably be Coruscant-esque ecumenopolises with cities that cover most or all of the planet. The orange dot is where I figured Velonna would be.

-The orange region would be the next sector of well-colonized space after the blue one. If you notice the teal-blue dot in it, I was thinking that might be some sort of central point to a big circular cluster of colonize-able planets/systems that would form the main body of the MSI's territory, with both the blue and orange regions being included in the planet-sprawl of this galaxy-esque "cluster". Planets in this region would be very tightly packed the closer they get to the teal dot.
Essentially the orange region is the not-quite-as-old worlds of the MSI. They'd still be well-developed and well-populated, but not as much as the blue region.

-NOTE: This map assumes a few things with the MSI's history. One, that Velonna was colonized by somebody else. Probably a colony ship came in from one direction, found the first easily-inhabitable planet, and landed there. So Velonna would most likely be on the "edge" of its territory, with few if any nice, habitable planets in the direction that the colony ship came from.
Two, that they started sprawling after that. So after that first assumption, the whole map is basically just a big steady spread of colonization outward in one direction. The trend is that each region afterward is new, less developed, and less populated.

-Now, the green region is something different. Assuming Velonna is off to one side of its territory, and that the majority of the MSI's most important/earliest-colonized worlds are surrounding Velonna, that puts them in a bad position. Namely, the most important stuff is right on the edge of what is probably another, possibly-hostile faction's territory. Razz
So this green sector is a big "barrier" of sorts. It would be lightly populated with civilians, but probably be very well defended, with a strong military presence, lots of military bases, regular patrols, lots of outposts, and so on. This would form a wall against any would-be invaders.

-Anyway, the yellow region's just the next step outward. Unlike in the map, it'd probably be sort of a ring (and thinner than I made it) around the blue/orange regions (thinning out the closer it got to the green). These would still have a few well-populated worlds, but for the most part they'd either be industrial worlds or agricultural worlds, with their purpose being to supply the inner worlds of the MSI.

-Ignore the red I think. It's supposed to be sort of an "industrial" sector, controlled mostly by the big-name megacorporations as a place to hold the bulk of their industry and resources.

-And lastly the purple region is the newest region of colony worlds. If the blue is the big city, the orange is suburban, and the yellow is the rural communities, the purple is the Oregon Trail. Razz
Most of the worlds here would have just been colonized by ordinary people "looking for a simple life". Most worlds would probably have a city or two, or at least some kind of major spaceport, but for the most part they'd be lightly populated agricultural worlds designed only to support their own populations rather than other worlds.
Think Halo's colonies, Nik. Razz


Anyway, I think that's all my ideas for the MSI's territory. Razz I don't know where our sub-factions would be located, but I think it would just depend on how recently they and the MSI "first met".

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:22 am
Awesome. I found the "It's Full of Stars" tool (http://reocities.com/CapeCanaveral/7472/ifosweb/index.htm), so I'm putting systems into that. I just wrapped up Velonna (conveniently enough at 0, 0, 0 in the tool Razz) and I'll use the map you posted when making the other systems.
By the way, this tool is crazy detailed, so if any of you guys have data like planet mass, surface gravity, other planets in the systems, star type, stuff like that offhand I'd gladly take it and plug it in. I already have it all for my subfaction, conveniently enough. ;P Otherwise I'll just leave it all at default values and input it as more is revealed.

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:18 pm
Coool... Shocked
I'm a lousy map-maker, so I might give that thing a try. Razz Maybe if I ever get time to keep the Pirate RP going I'll try it out on that.

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:01 pm
The topic has been edited. The dates I'm using are based on standard years after the foundation of the original Velonnian Imperium.

We still need to figure out our name, as well. Any ideas?

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:06 pm
Awesome. Looks great. Razz

I better get to work revising my own backstory stuff, then... And I'll probably pick over the stuff with a fine-tooth comb in the process, so I'll update you on just how good it is. Razz

As to a name, I had an unoriginal idea and thought of the "Minotaur Sector Imperium", almost like a spin on the current Minotaur Space Imperium, re-portraying it as if the "Minotaur" part refers to the region rather than our faction's "mascot" of sorts. But honestly I wouldn't mind if we tossed the Minotaur part, so I'll keep thinking. Razz Maybe I can find some cool Latin word that starts with an M...

EDIT: Well, here's a list. Razz Dunno what to pick though. http://comp.uark.edu/~mreynold/recint1.htm#M

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:25 pm
The Ms that stuck out to me: Magnalis (Great), Maniamentum (administration of justice), Marearchus (admiral, fits with Damirius being supreme admiral), Millenarium (thousand, could be interesting if MSI had a "thousand" worlds - or thereabouts), Miscuare (to mix - if I find the noun mix, could be better, but refers to how the MSI is a mix of subfactions), Multoties (many times - refers to the many revolutions/wars?), Mundare (to purge by ordeal - refers to revolutions), Murale (a wall - the way it's been described in maps thus far, the MSI looks to be a wall along the frontier)

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:32 pm
I like Murale, and Mixturam could work for "mix." We could also just drop the "sector" part of the name and use Latin for all three words: messing around with Google translator, I came up with Majestas Sempiternus Imperium, which should (very) roughly translate to something like "Empire of Eternal Majesty," which I think is a name characters like Imperator Maxwell Damirius and Grand Admiral Meikall Greylark would approve of. Razz

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:34 pm
Yeah, that sounds good. Whatever you come up with, I'll follow, you're the Supreme Admiral after all. Razz

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Re: Timeline: From Velonnian Imperium to Modern Day

on Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:16 am
Honestly, I really like that, MAD. Razz "Sempiternus" sounds slightly odd, but the meaning makes it worth it in my opinion, and Majestas has a nice ring to it.

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