OtherSpace’s first player-created universe, the Bright Cluster is a small (but growing) area that offers abit
for everyone that is looking for something different.
The Cluster is a relatively peaceful region, historically. For thousands of years two dominant races
lived in relative peace. The nomad Kirvir travelled the stars as scavengers, traders, and explorers. The
xenophobic and shamanistic Myini, although a race capable of travel, have kept to themselves. These
two races periodically worked together, trading with one another.
It was not until recently when a race of scaled, war-like humanoids known as the Idarans developed
space travel did things change. The Idarans developed their technology by chance, locating a wreckage
of a spaceship on their world and adapting it to develop ships of their own. The Idarans, in a matter of
decades, expanded to many other worlds without regard for anyone else.
The expansionary tendencies of the Idarans did not go unnoticed, and the Myini soon reacted to this.
The Idaran and Myini would soon go to war over territory, plunging the Bright Cluster into darkness.
Over the course of a decade, hundreds of thousands died in the conflict. The Kirvir remained neutral in
the war, and offered aid to both sides.
Back on Idar Prime, however, as the war dragged on civil unrest started. The Quorum of Governors, the
leading government body of the Idaran people, would soon find themselves at odds with some civilian
groups, particularly the Toro Merchantile Authority. The Authority was the largest economic group in
the Idaran Hegemony, with its own military.
The Chancellor, wanting more power, ordered the Hegemonic Imperial Guard to invade Idar Minor
where the Authority was based out of. Unknown to the Chancellor, the military leadership had plans of
their own. They used the cover of invasion to launch an overthrow of the government, capturing the
Quorum and putting the Chancellor on trial.
With the Quorum dissolved, the new Hegemonic Military Council called for a cease fire to the conflict
with the Myini. In the weeks to follow, the Myini have halted their advance and the Idarans have
retreated to their homeworld to tend to their wounds.
Meanwhile, at the edge of Idaran space an anomaly caught the attention of the Hegemonic Imperial
Guard. Dispatching a ship to investigate, the Hegemony came in contact with a ship from another
dimension. Trans-Dimensional Expeditions, from the Ancient Expanse, crossed through the anomaly –
known as a dimensional rift, and made first contact with the Idarans.
The confrontation with TDX was peaceful, and in the exchange the Idarans received rift technology.
Since then, a new destroyer was commissioned that is capable of traveling through the rift. Additionally,
the Hegemonic Military constructed Dawnlight Station at the site of the rift. This station is to act not
only as a first line of defense, but also as a hub of trade and diplomacy for the Bright Cluster with the Ancient Expanse.
BRIGHT CLUSTER WORLDS
BRIGHT CLUSTER RACES
- January 2023
- March 2019
- February 2019
- December 2018
- October 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- January 2018
- November 2017
- October 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- October 2016
- August 2016
- July 2016
- June 2016
- March 2016
- February 2016
- December 2015
- October 2015
- July 2015
- June 2015
- May 2015
- December 2014
- November 2014
- October 2014
- September 2014
- August 2014
- July 2014
- June 2014
- May 2014
- April 2014
- March 2014
- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013