459 members / 12 legates
In the Terran Union we are all about the sovereignty of the individual, but we avoid harming the sovereignty of others. We are striving to make a better learning from our failures and growing from them. If you wish to live your virtual life in peace, and want to contribute to a better universe, then this is the right place for you.
Our government services offer different activities and services for our citizens; civilian or otherwise. As a citizen, you will be protected by a strong, affordable, and efficient military - formed from your kinsmen’s loyalty and dutiful nature. We will help you gain access to the experience of elder and advanced players; and will bestow help towards a bountiful career - in any field, civilian, corporate, military, or otherwise.
We sincerely hope to see you among our stars!
Addendum: The Terran Union is a Nation, that will function similar to a real life government. The military will be comparable to a sim, with full time duties for it’s members.
our Discord server: https://discord.gg/4ZyUnE6
The Economy of the Terran Union will mainly be consisting of private ruled companies, but there will also be government ruled facilities, such as shipyards and trade posts.
Be a Company in the Union
(means the headquarters will be on TU territory)
Your Company will be part of the Union and it would be gladly seen if your employees would also be Citizens of the Union.
The Company will follow the law, pay taxes and sometimes the company will be offered contracts by the government (conditions in Gameplay/PvE/Building | Designing | Scripting | Engineering).
Military contracts are mostly given to companies that are within the Union.
Your company will be allowed to have contracts with other factions and even branches in other faction’s territory, you can also call for help by the TU, be it diplomatically help to establish trade routes or military help to defend your property.
Companies in the Union:
Be a Company that works with the Union
(means the headquarters will not be on TU territory)
You will be an independent company and the company and their employees can make whatever they want.
If you want to work with us you can ask for a contract or we offer you one, we will also search for friendly relations and offer to establish branches or mining rights in our territory.
You will have no rights to call for help by the TU, but any kind of help can be part of a contract.
Companies with a friendly relation to the Union:
(having a branch/multiple branches in TU territory)
Companies that are currently working with the Union:
Vulture Corporation (Relation will probably change with time)
Banks are important facilities in the economy, so the Union will provide a National Bank, that will offer following services:
The protection of your valuables is an important task, so the National bank is offering safes for a small fee. Here you can store whatever you want and it will be under the protection of the government.
The National Bank will offer loans for Citizens and Companies in the Union.
An item market for the everyday needs. Established in cities exceeding 50 Citizens.
An item market for advanced elements and materials. Established in cities exceeding 200 Citizens.
A market for everything your heart desires. Only established in planetary and regional capitals.
Ship market included. Will have Government Trader.
A market for everything and in huge amounts. One per planet.
Ship market included. Will have Government Trader.
We will have public libraries, where all the unclassified knowledge, exploration data and recipes, that are gathered by the Union, will be stored for the access of the Citizens.
This Library will be containing all the information that are be considered as classified by the government. Including recipes/blueprints for weapons of mass destruction, blueprints for military ships, locations of important/very valuable resources and so on.
Access to this information’s are only granted to employees of the government with corresponding release level.
We will have public schools accessible by Citizens of the Union.
Here you can learn a profession of your choice. Experienced players will teach you what is important for your chosen profession, providing recipes and blueprints and will help you to increase your skills to a certain degree.
We will have schools accessible only by employees of the government.
Here is the choice of profession more specific and more challenging. Experienced employees will teach you what is important for your chosen profession, providing recipes, blueprints and resources and will help you to increase your skills to a degree of your liking.
New Employees of the Administration will be also trained here. They are taught how the government works, what their duties and if necessary the handling of tools outside of the game, for example Excel.
Here will be trained the military personal in courses such as, basic training, advanced tactics, fleet maneuver or advanced officer training.
Public Service Announcements
We will provide Public Service Announcements for each administrative level, in our forum and on in game bulletin-boards.
We will provide a nationwide newspaper, published by opinion independent journalists (I hope this makes sense, what I mean is that they will get a salary from the government, but they will be free to write whatever they want, would I write “opinion-free” it would probably indicate the exact opposite. Terminology is really difficult please help me someone with this). About what the newspaper will report, will depend on the news priority for the nation. It is also possible that there will be more local-oriented newspapers.
We will provide a Newscast with the most important news regarding the Union and the galaxy, such as wars, peace treaties, politics (mostly TU but also galaxy), government decisions, new colonies and sometimes a bit propaganda for example the completion of a new TU Capital ship.
The newscast will be provided via YouTube and in game functions.
We will finance exploration missions of different sizes, reaching from single ship missions, to long journey convoys with multiple ships.
The only we are asking for is, to share your data and discoveries first with us, before you sell it to others.
We will offer regular trips to different mining locations, including a military escort. Depending on where the location is, how valuable are the mineable resources and how often the trip is made, the size of the convoy will reach from just a few, to dozens of ships with hundreds of players. But we require for the protection we provide 10% (5% for citizens of the TU) of the resources which you have mined.
We will also have continuous mining missions with Motherships or Stations, of course also under the protection of our Military. If you're a freelancer, you can mine in the region where the mission is and give us 10% (5% for citizens of the TU) of your mined resources or we could buy the resources but for a slightly cheaper price as on the free market. If you're a Newbie or just need some cash, we offer salaries to mine for us and you can decide if you prefer your own ship to mine with or if you want to borrow a ship from us for free. (this will probably be limited due to the limited space on board the motherships and stations)
Building | Designing | Scripting | Engineering
We will offer different contracts to make something for us, that could be a Script, a Design Concept, a Mechanical Contraption, a Ship, a Building, a Mega Project or just a simple beautification of a city.
The contracts are split in 3 main categories:
After the completion of the contracts, the created blueprints are passed to the Terran Union.
Trade | Transportation
We will regular offer escorts to trade posts that are far away from the TU Territory. To participate, a fixed price is estimated, depending on the duration and dangerousness of the journey.
We will also offer missions and long-term contracts, to transport goods and people for us.
We will offer positions in our research facilities for scientists and engineers who are more in development than maintenance. As an employed researcher you are free in your choice of research, but sometimes you will get requests, which you can reject, but consider your reputation.
In case of war, a rejected request can lead to a dismissal, depending on the importance of the request and your current research.
This will be an employment; you will get a salary but your discoveries will belong to the Union.
We will also offer Freelancer and Company-Contracts, if we need some specific tech to be researched fast.
We will have a lot of civilian buildings, ships and stations and they must be maintained.
If you considering such work, we will offer you an employment and a salary.
As the development of the game is progressing, there will be probably other career branches and as soon as we know it we will offer employments, contracts and missions.
We will offer missions and contracts to people who don't want to join the military, but be prepared this work will be dirty and probably more on the unofficial side of things.
We will organize different kinds of competitions, for example building competitions in various classes reaching from art, to fighters, and we will probably have dog fights. We are open for suggestions.
Once a year we will organize a great national tournament, where every citizen of the Union can show his skills.
The participants will compete in various disciplines, such as building, dog fight, racing, strategy, and so on. The tournament will start in the cities and every citizen can register there. The winner on city level will then compete on the regional level, the winner of this are going on the planetary level and after this we will have the grand final on the national level.
We will try to organize Events timed and themed to real-life holidays and we will try to get other factions and maybe even the devs on board for this.
RP is welcome but not necessary.
We will try to create events and special areas for roleplaying and we look forward to receive ideas and suggestions from you.
War, Chaos, Desolation, Despair
this is our history and in this state we left Earth, Terra, birthplace of Mankind, our beloved Mother and we had almost destroyed her in our greed and envy, but a Neutron Star was faster. And now we're lost, drifting in space, aimlessly, alone.
Delight, Relief, Beauty, Hope
our first thoughts and feelings as we saw her, our new home, our new Mother, Alioth. We gave a promise to ourselves, this time we will make it better, we will build a Civilization, greater, better, more beautiful then everything that Mankind has seen till now.
And we will take good care of our new Mother.
The Union is a Federal Nation and is organized in four administrative levels:
National, Planetary, Regional and City
Each Level is more or less self-regulating and has an own parliament.
The Leader is the head of the National Parliament and the Ministerial Council, he is also in direct control over the Military, together with the Supreme Commander.
A Successor and Second-in-command is elected by the National Parliament.
Candidates for this Position can be proposed by the retiring Leader, the Military Council and the National Parliament.
The National Parliament is made up of the Leader, the Ministers, five representatives elected direct from the citizenship and at least one representative from each planet. With the growth of population, the planets are granted additional seats in the Parliament, 1 for every 2,500 citizens (Numbers may change after game launch). The Parliament also makes laws that are valid for the entire nation and decide together with the leader and ministers on the future course of the nation. The Parliament will meet at least once a month.
The Planetary Parliaments are made up of at least one representative from each Region and one from each City that exceeds 500 citizens. With the growth of population, the regions are granted additional seats in the Parliament, 1 for every 500 citizens (Numbers may change after game launch). The Parliament also makes laws that are valid for the entire planet and elect its representatives for the National Parliament.
The Regional Parliaments are made up of at least one representative from each City in the Region. With the growth of population, the cities are granted additional seats in the Parliament, 1 for every 200 citizens (Numbers may change after game launch). The Parliament also makes laws that are valid for the entire region and elect its representatives for the Planetary Parliament.
The City Parliaments are made up of at least five elected representatives from the Citizenship. With the growth of population, the Parliament gets additional seats, 1 for every 100 citizens, up to a maximum of 30 seats (Numbers may change after game launch). The Parliament also makes laws that are valid for the City and elect its representatives for the Regional Parliament.
The Parliaments will be able to choose their meeting cycle, recommended is once a month,
the elections are held once a year.
The Ministries are the Administration of the Nation and are operating on all administrative levels. The only administrative level that will have all ministries, is the National Level. Depending on the tasks of the ministries, they will have branches in the various administrative levels.
Tasks that have the ministries, for example, are: Nomination of judges and ambassadors, operating Stargates owned by the government, city and infrastructural planning, tax collection and distribution, i.e. the everyday tasks.
Ministries that are likely to arise are:
Ministry of Economy
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Trade
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Internal Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Exploration
Ministry of Expansion and Colonization
Ministry of Research and Development
Ministry of Military
Ministry of Defense
Each Ministry will be led by a Minister, chosen by the Leader and approved by the National Parliament, the Minister will choose a Second-in-command. There will be also Ministers without official ministries.
The Ministerial Council will meet once a week to discuss the current affairs of the nation and to consult.
This Council consist only of the leader, his Second-in-command and the ministers.
The Military of the Terran Union is organized under a single operating branch currently for all offensive and defensive forces, the NSF, National Space Forces. However, another branch does currently exist, Military Intelligence, which is ran by Zamaro, whereas the NSF is run by Imperator and Palleon.
As a member of the Cinderfall Syndicate, the government of the Terran Union will actively work with the Authority Council, so that the citizens of the Union and members of Cinderfall will have a pleasant time in the universe.
If you want a position as high ranking official (Minister, Parliament representative, General and Admiral) you should be aware that this means a lot of work for you and you will probably receive phone calls in the middle of the night, because of some catastrophe or enemy attack.
If you want to be a member of the administration, you should be aware that this means work and you should have some skills in office software. Even after you finished your work you will be a contact person for the citizens of the TU.
If you want a position in the military, you should be aware that this means discipline and to follow orders. If an officer ordering you to jump, you will jump and not ask why. You will us also tell fixed times in which you are online and at least half this time you are on duty; in the other half you can do what you want. Next topic is that you've committed yourself, just leaving is desert and will have consequences, but you aren't bound forever. The Contract will have a runtime of 3 months, 10 deaths on duty or 50 dead enemies. I know this whole thing sounds not really good, but here is the good part, you will get a very generous salary and we will take good care of you.
The above mentioned jobs are 18+ exceptions considered on case by case basis.
(currently available. with time it will be more | To pay taxes and to follow the law, are duties for all ranks)
Citizen: Your only duties are to pay taxes and to follow the law, otherwise your freedom is boundless and well protected by military and law enforcement.
Government employed: You are an employee of the faction and as such you get a salary and you have in some cases access to the resources of the faction, but your work will belong to the faction.
Soldier: Pretty good description above in the warning.
We are a Nation we accept all as long as they follow the law.
If you want to join, simply leave a post that says that you wanna join and we will contact you. (this method will probably change later)
At the moment we are searching for a capable artist for emblems and pictures for the description, if someone feels like "I want to help" please send a PM to Darius Sanguna