Ad Astra: The Gaian Republic

Welcome to the next installment in my “Ad Astra” series. Today I provide you with some details on the Gaian Republic:

The Gaian Republic (Quick Facts)

Main World: Gaia, 2nd planet of the Halley system
Government: Representative Democracy
Head of State: AdministratorArlen Coronaar
Official Language: English
Official Currency: Gaian Credit
Military: Professional Army/Navy
Economy: Social Market Economy
Major Religions: Atheist 78%, Neochristianity 12%, Other 10%
Major Worlds: Gaia, Alexandria, Asgard, Paris, Hephaistos, Aeon, Nifelheim, Sanctuary, Tannhauser

“Freedom, Equality and Fraternity. These are not just empty words from a world lost to us, these are the ideals we want to build our republic on!”Tycho D’Arellien, first Administrator of the Gaian Republic

The Gaian Republic is the oldest nation in the Omega Centauri Star Ocean. Port Liberty, its capital city, was founded at the place where the first colonists from Lost Earth set foot on a new world. After contact to Earth was lost the Gaians struggled for centuries until they finally returned to the stars.

The Gaians are proud of their achievements, their freedom and their ideals, and sometimes are regarded as arrogant by other humans.
The common Gaian citizen has a high standard of living. The Republic’s education, healthcare and social welfare system is on a very high standard. Even the Republic’s frontier worlds are often better off than e.g. the major worlds of the Akkathon Federation.

The Gaian economy is almost second to none, because of the resource rich planets Hephaistos and Nifelheim, and the vast industrial plants in the orbit of Tannhauser. The Gaian industry is known for high-tech equipment and psitech devices.

The Gaian Republic maintains a small professional army and navy in order to defend its member worlds against aggressive neighbours like the Tovenaar Empire. Although the Gaians don’t have as much ships and troops as other nations the Gaian forces are well-trained, well-equipped and highly motivated.

The Gaians have several trade agreements with both the SpaceCorp Corporate State and the Akkathon Federation, but are in a state of cold war with the Tovenaar Empire.
They are on friendly terms with the Psitech League and it is rumored that they have special ties with the Twilight Star.

That concludes part 3 of my “Ad Astra” series. Stay tuned for more. If you have any comments, questions or criticism, feel free to speak your thoughts in the comments below!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

2 thoughts on “Ad Astra: The Gaian Republic”

  1. The riff on the Foundation novels was not intended but I have read his Foundation novels several times, so perhaps that has influenced me when I was creating my own world.

    And if you like the setting so far, I have good news for new: I will post more about the factions of the Omega Centauri star cluster later.

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