Sauria

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Facts

  • Primary: Psi Serpentis A
  • System name: Psi Serpentis A IV (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
  • Also known as: Lyaksti'kton, N'Ragolar (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
  • Class M
  • Surface gravity: 1.2G (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
  • Inhabitants: Saurians
  • Nation
    • Antiquity - 2165 - : Non-unified (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
    • - 2270 - Present: Federation (DTI Novel: Forgotten History)
      • Councillor S'Kaa ( - 2270 - ) (DTI Novel: Forgotten History)
  • Planet suffers frequent heavy storms, especially in daylight (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel, Patterns of Interference)
  • Extreme heat during daylight (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)

History

  • Third Oceanic War (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
    • War between Veranith and M'Tezir during the reign of the Basileus prior to Maltuvis (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
    • All Veranith immigrants in M'Tezir expelled or executed (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
  • September 26, 2165: Maltuvis begins planetary invasion of Sauria from M'Tezir via orbital bombardment of opposing nations, declaring establishment of the Maltuvian Empire (ENT Novel: Live by the Code)
    • Majority of opposition forces falls overnight to Orion-provided spaceborne weaponry (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
    • All but two nations yet to surrender by October 8 (ENT Novel: Live by the Code)
  • January 24, 2166: Federation cuts off trade with Sauria, releasing an official statement decrying the sentient rights violations of Maltuvis against the Saurian people (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)

Nations

Global League

  • Spans all but M'Tezir by 2163 (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
  • Begins to lose membership to M'Tezir through actions of Maltuvis starting 2164 (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
  • Government:
    • - 2163: Federated representative democracy (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
      • Central ruling body: Executive Council led by Presider (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
        • - 2163 - : Presider Moxat (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
      • Executive Council convenes upon administrative barges in neutral waters (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)

Individual Nations

  • Lyaksti (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures, Patterns of Interference)
    • Founding member of Global League mid-22nd century (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
    • Largest land mass on Sauria (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
      • Rainforested continent (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
    • Government:
      • c.1st millennium BC - mid-22nd century: Imperial state, possible monarchy (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
        • Dominant power on Sauria prior to formation of Global League (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
      • Mid-22nd century - : Global League (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
    • Cities
      • Capital city
        • Destroyed September 2165 upon attack by Maltuvis (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
      • Akleyro (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
        • Ancient city along Vasakleyro River (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
        • By 2166, Center of surviving resistance against Maltuvian Empire (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
  • M'Tezir (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures, Tower of Babel, Patterns of Interference)
    • Initially spanned continent of M'Tezir through 2164 (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
      • Lilac-skinned Saurian race native to M'Tezir continent (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel, Patterns of Interference)
      • Expansionist efforts under Maltuvis allowed M'Tezir nation to expand through annexation of other nations (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
      • Historically in conflict against R'Ganik, Veranith (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel, Patterns of Interference)
    • Government:
      • - 2163: Hereditary monarchy (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
        • Title of head of state: the Basileus; monarch abandons birth name upon taking the title (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
      • 2163 - 2165 - : Dictatorship (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures, Tower of Babel)
        • First head of state Maltuvis, former Basileus (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures)
    • Military force known as M'Tezir Royal Command (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
    • High mineral concentrations (including dilithium, duranium, and tritanium) leading to great prosperity upon opening of offworld trade (ENT Novel: A Choice of Futures, Tower of Babel)
      • The result of the massive upthrust of land forming the M'Tezir continent bringing rare earths in the mantle closer to the surface than anywhere else on the planet (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
  • Narpra (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
    • Spans an archipelago running from the northern tip of M'Tezir to the west coast of Sauria's largest continent (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
    • Prior government:
      • - mid-22nd century: Independent state (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
      • Mid-22nd century - 2164: Global League (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
      • 2164 - : M'Tezir (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
        • Forced, alongside many other nations, to cut ties with Global League in order to allow M'Tezir military forces to distribute cure to Maltuvis's engineered plague, under the guise of having discovered a cure to a natural malady (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
    • Cities
      • Patorco Harbor
        • Built on the largest island of Narpra
    • First inhabited c.6th millennium BCE (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
  • R'Ganik (ENT Novel:Patterns of Interference)
    • Lilac-skinned Saurian race native to R'Ganik (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
    • Near to M'Tezir
      • Historical enmity with that nation (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
  • Veranith (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel, Patterns of Interference)
    • Historically enemies of M'Tezir (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel, Patterns of Interference)
      • Various wars in the past between the two, including the Third Oceanic War (ENT Novel: Patterns of Interference)
    • Government:
      • Some sort of representative democracy (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
        • Main legislative building Veranith Parliament Building (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)
      • Military body Veranith Defense Force (ENT Novel: Tower of Babel)

Indigenous Life

Animal

  • Bioluminescent insects of various species

Plant

  • Bioluminescent algae of various species
  • Rumweed
    • Kelp-like plant used in the brewing of Narpran rum