- Independent scout who discovered Irschcha in
MAGNI, Subsector 18-C:
No. systems: 180 Sector: Aries
with 3 inhabited planets: 3 Ruled by:
with 2 inhabited planets: 9
with 1 inhabited planet: 27
- See Alanna, Dana Dru-.
MARINE CORPS, IMPERIAL TERRAN:
- The senior Imperial service, the
founded by Emperor Chang on 10
November 2128, though he established the
Empire itself and took the Throne on 22 January. The date was
deliberately chosen to coincide with the birthday, 353 years earlier, of
the United States Marine Corps; the Navy and the Administrative Service
were founded one week later, replacing Solar Federation services which
were then disbanded.
Emperor Chang had retired from the USMC at the rank of Major General
after twenty-five years' service, and thought it only fitting that the
ITMC -- a great majority of whose first officers and NCOs came from the
USMC -- continue the history and traditions he thought invaluable. He
also instituted a new tradition at that time: at 1000 hours, Palace
Standard Time, on 10 November of every year, the Sovereign àself
publishes the Birthday Article to every Marine post and shipboard
detachment. While there have been many changes, the ITMC retains things
like the dress blue uniform and Marine Emblem which make its lineal
descent from the USMC obvious. The dress blue uniform (with the USMC
male version used by both sexes) is essentially unchanged; the ITMC
Emblem substitutes the Imperial stylized globe for the USMC's Terran
Western hemisphere. The service uniform, since Rangers wear forest green, was
changed to black. (For non-humans, there are uniform variations based
on physical structure; Traiti, for instance,
do not wear headgear except
for protection, and the Irschchans,
since 2569, wear a kilt version of
any Imperial uniform.)
- (Also called Butterfly People) Human-variant Exotics
developed and named for their beautiful wings that resemble those of
butterflies. They are very strong, especially in the shoulder
and back areas, and are able to fly in low grav or strong air currents.
They have solid iridescent skin tones; wings often have this as their main
color along with the hair and eye coloring in varying shades. Wings come in a
variety of shapes and patterns and colorations.
Mariposans are frequently employed as members of the Amators' Guild or parts
of harems and other similar occupations. They also enjoy dancing and any other
performing arts that allow them to express themselves and display their wings.
Manfredi/DruAlanna's pen name when writing
- Human-variant Exotics specializing in healing
massages. Highly empathic, those who also have strong healing talents
sometimes take part in other medical/healing related studies and professions,
if not employed with the Amators' Guild or
Women average 5'5 to 5'11; men from 5'9 to 6'3. They have a very slender
and are deceptively fragile looking with very long fingers. In reality they
are very strong and flexible. Skin tones are generally shades of very golden
tan. Hair ranges from light to dark golden blonde to a light golden brown.
Eyes are generally golden, almost amber to tans and medium brown.
Very strong empathy and healing Talents,
especially via massage, are pretty
the norm for these Exotics. They have
the usual 50% chance of having any other Talent at all (same as for other
human-variants). (Karla Newsome)
- An emergency medical response team led by a
whenever possible a trauma specialist.
MEDART, James Kieran:
- RJT-6743-5197 (14 Aug 2494-28 Mar 2669)
Ranger, 2515-2669. Led rescue of Yonar
Colony, his first solo mission,
2518. Negotiated with the cloudcats to obtain human/Irschchan
settlements on Ondrian in exchange for the privilege of travel on
Imperial ships, 2532. Called Mjolnir Conference, 2542, which resulted in
the end of the Sandeman War and the creation of Subsector 5-D, Sandeman.
Recruited Ranger Corina Losinj, then
helped her stop White Order revolt,
2569; en route from Irschcha to Terra on this mission, the two discovered
and began to train his latent Talent. To
Ranger Losinj's surprise, this
included healing, an aspect that had not appeared on Irschcha. Negotiated
entry of Kingdom Systems into the
Empire, 2572. Acted as healer for the anti-Ravager team during that war.
Had Medart not been selected as a Ranger, he planned to specialize in
xenoanthropology, and has in a sense done so, though not formally. His
interest in the variety of cultures humans and non-humans alike can
develop has led him to study and visit as many as his assignments allow;
while he is not totally familiar with all the cultures in the Empire, he
is the Ranger normally called on when there is an inter-cultural problem.
MEERCLAR, Subsector 9-F:
No. systems: 111 Sector: Ursa
with 3 inhabited planets: 5 Ruled by:
with 2 inhabited planets: 12
with 1 inhabited planet: 28
- HPUJE-7895-2835 (? 2518-20 Nov 2572) Found 18
by Subsector 6-G Rescue Service, alone in an escape capsule from which
all identification had been removed. He appeared to be approximately
four months old, and medical tests showed him to have been a subject of
major genetic engineering (which explained the lack of identification, if
not the abandonment).
Raised on New Bavaria by a series of foster parents who found him
difficult to cope with. He enlisted in the Subsector Navy in 2536, then
deserted in 2538, stole a ship, and began a career of piracy. A
charismatic leader, he soon attracted other criminals and became head of
a pirate fleet which eventually spread its operations out of Sector 6,
making it an Imperial rather than a local concern. Several Imperial
agents attempted to infiltrate; all, until Nevan
DarLeras in 2570-72,
were uncovered and killed. Melgarie himself died when Nevan was able
to call in a Fleet strike which destroyed the pirate base.
- Imperial Ranger. Took part in Mjolnir
2542. Killed in White Order attack on Imperial Palace, 2569.
or military officers with special
commissions to carry particularly sensitive or ceremonial verbal or
written messages from the Sovereign or a Ranger. All Messengers are
protected with special anti-interrogation conditioning which
triggered by circumstance as well as by a spoken phrase, and on occasion
a volunteer is given special conditioning so à can deliver one of the
Sovereign's messages in à's own words and as close to voice as the
Messenger can manage. When acting as such, Messengers wear scarlet
blouses and travel in scarlet courier-class ships.
Exception: To avoid confusion with Peacekeepers,
Messengers operating in the Land Prime universe's Heaven's Republic wear the
dress blue blouse with black service dress trousers.
- The Imperial Terran
Marine Corps and
Navy. Imperial military personnel are very carefully selected; as a
rule, enlisted personnel and Academy candidates have the equivalent of a
pre-Empire bachelor's degree; by graduation and commissioning, an officer
has the equivalent of three or four doctorates, and all ranks are
expected to continue their educations. They are thoroughly tested in all
physical and psychological aspects, then assigned where their individual
aptitudes, attitudes, and training will be most useful. Note that this
definitely includes a person's preferences, part of the Empire's
pragmatism: a person does better in a job à likes, so it is in the
Empire's interest to put à there. If for some reason it is necessary
put someone in a job à =doesn't= like, à will be there as
MINOTAUR, Subsector 2-D:
No. systems: 129 Sector: Hydra
with 3 inhabited planets: 6 Ruled by: Woodward family
with 2 inhabited planets: 12
with 1 inhabited planet: 27
- The Ondrian plant that is the only source of
Originally wild, it has been intensively cultivated since 2532, when
humans and Irschchans established a colony for that purpose. Miracle-
weed has been grown on other worlds, but does not thrive or produce
MITHRA, Subsector 6-D:
No. systems: 146 Sector: Scorpio
with 3 inhabited planets: 4 Ruled by:
with 2 inhabited planets: 12
with 1 inhabited planet: 23
Sector: 5, Pegasus Year:
Subsector: B, Sleipnir Day:
System: Thor Gravity:
Settled/established: 2154 Axial tilt:
By: North Americans, Scandinavians Oxygen:
Satellites: 2 (Gnasher, Grinder) % Water:
Ident code prefix: MJO Continents:
Ruled by: Klaes family
Arms: On a platinum field, a mallet proper, head upward, with a thong
through the handle's end.
General: Stopping point of the Sandeman Eruption, 2542.
- (2542) The conference Ranger James Medart
a successful attempt to end the Sandeman
invasion of Sector Five.
Mjolnir at the time was a Sandeman protectorate; its Baron Klaes declared
it extraterritorial so the two sides could meet on neutral territory.
The war ended due to what Medart likes to call "sweet reason, backed by
five battle fleets" -- though to his amusement, the Sandemans saw the
fleets and Imperial weaponry as a temptation rather than a threat, and
joined the Empire for the chance to use them.
- A group of related alternate universes. Exactly
multiverse ends and another begins is not definite, since there is
overlap, sometimes considerable. Grouping alternates into multiverses,
though, makes it easy to refer to such a group without having to identify
each alternate by its official designation.