The Confederation was formed by a large group of humans who have adopted traditions from the ancient Iroquois culture and some others They scouted carefully and found 8 systems with habitable planets or moons within close proximity. The Confederation was founded about 300 years ago with the original systems of Iroquois, Seneca, Mohawk, Tuscarora, Cherokee, Onondaga, Cayuga and Oneida. About 200 years ago they colonized some mining colonies in systems with no habitable worlds. They were named Onatha, Yosheka, and Heno after figures from Iroquois mythology. About 150 years ago a penal system was established on a planet named Huron after an Iroquois tribe that had been an enemy of the other nations. Huron was established on a planet previously thought too harsh to be inhabited.
The Confederation is democratic republic. There is an elected executive known as the Huaduno. The legislature is the Grand Council, headed by the Tadadaho. The eight original member planets have nine representatives each in honor of the nine traditional clans of the Iroquois. The three mining colonies have three reps each and Huron gets four reps for the non-criminal residents. This gives the Grand Council 85 members. The Tadadaho is elected from the body and only votes in case of ties. The judicial system is refered to as the Peacemakers. The high court are called the Great Peacemakers and has nine members.
Over a third of the Confederations economy is dedicated to the military. They produce primarily simple craft and arms the can be produced in mass. They have a very large navy but it consists mainly of small ships that must use jumpgates. They have only developed jump point tech in the last decade and have only a handful of ships that can create jump points. The highlights of their navy are the Arrowhead light fighter and Tomahawk gunboat. The fleet ships are designed on a modular set up. They all have the same highly efficient engine system and command/crew module. They can then be designed for carrier, scout, transport or destroyer duty. Due to the modular design there are also some "uglies" in the navy that were pieced together after battle.
The planets are:
The federal capital of Covenant is here housing the Grand Council and the office of the Huedeno. The planetary capital is Hiawatha. Most of the planet is dedicated to governmental support although there are large acadmic and research areas. The planet is standard human gravity and climate. The fleet at Iroquois is known as the Bear Fleet.
The headquarters of the navy and naval training. The planetary capital is Genesee. It's economy is primarily in support of the navy. It is about 85% water. The large water content is used in training naval personnel in weightlessness and confinement in underwater facilities. The fleet at Seneca is known as the Eel Fleet.
The headquarters of the army and marines. Its economy is primarily in support of the military. Its capital is Brant. It is cold moon around a gas giant. It has large polar ice caps but is fairly moderate temperature at the equators. The fleet at Mohawk is known as the Wolf Fleet.
The home of the judicial branch. It was thought wise to keep the Peacemakers away from the policitcs of Covenant. It is a hot planet with almost no polar ice. The equator areas are uninhabitable. The northern hemisphere is home of the Great Peacemakers. The southern hemisphere is the appealate courts with one dedicated to each planet. The planetary captial is Hancock. The fleet at Tuscarora is known as the Turtle Fleet
The primary agricultural world of the Confederation. It is almost human standard across the board. The capital is Ross. The fleet at Cherokee is known as the Deer Fleet.
The primary shipyards for both civilian and military craft. While there are smaller military shipyards at Seneca, Mohawk, and Cayuga, Onodaga is the only one that can produce the jump point capable ships. Its capital is Canastego. It is a moon with lighter than standard gravity. Its slow orbit around its gas giant results in 3 month periods of night when the planet is between Onodaga and its star. The Onodaga fleet is known as the Heron Fleet.
Produces almost all the military hardware for the army and marines and has a small shipyard that primarily produces troop transport design. Its capital is Chonodote. It is a temperate moon with large freshwater lakes and very small oceans. While there some islands it has one large land mass that is never completely broken by water. The fleet at Cayuga is known as the Hawk Fleet.
The home of civilian technology and industry and the academic and cultural center of the Confederation. Its captial is Southwold. It has a very large tropical band centered at the equator and taking up nearly a third of the planet. It has very small ice caps with much of the remaining nothern and southern hemispheres covered by water. The largest mining operations outside the colonies are on Oneida. The fleet at Oneida is known as the Beaver Fleet.
The prison world. It is a frozen moon oribiting a gas giant. It was orignally deemed too hostile for habitation as there is only a narrow area around the equator that gets warm enough for living. It houses both domestic and foreign military prisoners as well as domestic civilian prisoners. The prison facilities are built in geodesic domes in the unhabitable frozen areas, if someone escapes it's unlikely they can suvive to another area of the planet. The capital is Wyandot.
The mining colonies are Onatha, Yosheka, and Heno. The first is a solid planet while the last two are moons around gas giants. They provide the primary raw materials for production. All are built under geodesic domes. They are essentially city-states from a governmental standpoint.
The fleet patroling Huron and the mining colonies is known as the Snipe Fleet.
I added all the planet types and fleet names. I decided to make Tuscaroroa the Turtle fleet because turtles are often portrayed as wise. I didn't want to develop a lot of the planets too far until I can see what effect things like high and low gravity have in game terms. I'm moving the comment on military structure to another post.
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