OBERON, Subsector 4-A:

No. systems: 51                          Sector: Fornax 
  with 3 inhabited planets:  7           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 13
  with 1 inhabited planet:  23

Araneid week, 8 days.

Araneid month, 8 octaves.

Araneid "decade", 8 of their homeworld's years.

ODIN, Subsector 6-B:

No. systems: 101                         Sector: Scorpio
  with 3 inhabited planets:  1           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets:  9
  with 1 inhabited planet:  24

OGHMA, Subsector 20-A:

No. systems: 102                         Sector: Chameleon
  with 3 inhabited planets:  4           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 15
  with 1 inhabited planet:  29

OLYMPUS, Subsector 3-B:

No. systems: 41                          Sector: Sculptor
  with 3 inhabited planets:  2           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 10
  with 1 inhabited planet:  23

(for Church of the Omniverse) The commonest of the "new" (post- hyperdrive) religions. It began soon after Nannstein announced hyperdrive to be a success, and got a major boost the first time an other-universe ship appeared in Imperial space. (Dropped there by a hyperdrive malfunction, the only publicly-known reason for interuniverse transition.)

It is a highly syncretic religion which teaches that there is one Creator of all the universes that form the Omniverse. This Creator is unknowable by finite intelligence, but some of À's attributes can be deduced from what humans can understand of À's creations. The main parts are that all religions are true in part, with the gods being those aspects of the Creator (some in body) sent to reveal what a given society needs and can understand about the Creator. (Everything in all the universes is part of the Creator, of course, that being what À created with.) Sin is either failure to use, or the harmful use of, the Creator's gifts. Deliberately causing unnecessary harm/pain is the greatest sin.

The totality of existence, in which anything that can happen either has or eventually will. (The Omnist Church defines it as "The entirety of creation, plus the Creator.")


Sector: 20, Chameleon                        Year:
Subsector: A, Oghma                          Day:
System: Allagash                             Gravity:
Settled/established: 8000 BCE/2532 CE        Axial tilt:
By: Cloudcats/humans and Irschchans          Oxygen:
Satellites: None                             % Water:
Ident code prefix: OND                       Continents:
"Ruled" by: Whatever cloudcat volunteers
Arms: On a gold field, a red clipped fret. General: A mostly mountainous, arctic to subarctic world; the only temperate zone is near the equator. It is the only place where miracle- weed, the source of rapid-heal, will grow productively.

Cloudcats were moved here circa 8000 BCE because their sun was about to go nova. The cloudcats were established in the mountains, where psionically activated survival aids left by the Others gave them the comfort and leisure to develop their arts and philosophy. Humans and Irschchans founded a joint colony in 2532 to grow miracle-weed; they believed the cats to be unintelligent predators until a young Irschchan, lost in the mountains, was rescued and returned to the colony by a cloudcat whose name translates to Starflower.

Rapid-heal was so valuable a medication that Emperor Yasunon sent Ranger Medart to attempt negotiation with the cloudcats. They proved amenable, wanting little more than that the colonists leave them alone unless they instituted the contact, and the right to travel on Imperial vessels whenever they chose. In return, they permitted the colonists to occupy and farm the entire equatorial zone.


Sector: 14, Phoenix                No. planets: 5
Subsector: A, Fenris               Inhabited: 1
Ruled by:
(Linda Gerhart)


Sector: 14, Phoenix                          Year:
Subsector: A, Fenris                         Day:
System: Origani                              Gravity:
Settled/established: 2127                    Axial tilt:
By:                                          Oxygen:
Satellites:                                  % Water:
Ident code prefix: ORI                       Continents:
General: Adopting a feudal-type society, Origani managed only sporadic communication with Terra for about 200 years, when it regained full communication and became part of the Empire. It is primarily an agricultural planet, its claim to fame being the aphrodisiac it produces from the keisha plant, grown on nearby Purgatory. (Linda Gerhart)

ORION, Sector 1:

Ruled by: Shirley family               No. systems: 791
Subsectors: 8                          Inhabited planets: 424

    A. Sol               E. Amaterasu
    B. Surya             F. Shamash
    C. Heimdall          G. Helios
    D. Ra                H. Paiva
Arms: On a field of six gold and blue vertical stripes, an ermine quarter.

The Intelligence Division's Office of Special Investigations, charged with investigating alleged offenses by members of the Imperial Marines, Navy, or Administrative Services.

OSIRIS, Subsector 6-C:

No. systems: 172                         Sector: Scorpio
  with 3 inhabited planets:  1           Ruled by:
  with 2 inhabited planets: 10
  with 1 inhabited planet:  24

Those not of the warrior caste.

A post-technological race that encouraged the development of intelligence in the Milky Way Galaxy, then left for another plane of existence. They are part of cloudcat and Traiti legend/history, having transported both races from their worlds of origin to different ones in order to save them, then provided them with psionic support equipment (survival aids for the cloudcats, Godhome for the Traiti). They are also known as Those Who Went Before.

OWAJIMA, Kiyoshi:
Began his career as a Kai-school ninja, a mostly hereditary group that provides the Nippon-Ni Shogun's secret police. Like the others, he is honorable and idealistic, though his standards do not necessarily match most Imperial citizens'; for instance, he firmly believes the Kai school's teaching that some form of well-trained, well- disciplined secret police is essential to the smooth functioning of a society, able to unobtrusively remove disruptive elements that the open police and courts cannot touch. During this period, his cover was that of an artist, and he was much admired for the disciplined spareness of his work. When he discovered the existence of IntelDiv field agents, he decided his skills could be put to excellent use as one of that group, and after Nevan DarLeras swore fealty to Corina Losinj, was the top-rated field agent until his own retirement.

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