Sunday, December 17, 2006

Failed Colony

During the first expansion of man into the galaxy the French colony fast-as-light vessel le Poulpe arrived in the new Aquitaine star system with its sensors malfunctioning from a micro meteor strike. The Le Poulpe crew therefore failed to detect a massive solar flare. The solar radiation and accompanying magnetic wave fried many of the ships crucial operating systems. The Crew heroically managed to get in orbit of the New Aquitaine prime.

Unfortunately the colonist still faced many problems after landing including the volatile weather. The first few years the colony was hit by several class five hurricanes, causing the destruction of what few supplies that they still had. Arguments in the colony caused the remaining colonists to split up as they abandoned the original colony landing site.
The colony’s technology level slid downwards as they lost the ability to generate electricity and to maintain any of the original colony equipment. Fighting also broke out between the various surviving factions. The factional fighting caused many groups to simply pick up and migrate to more isolated areas of the continent. This left the colony with a technology level similar to earth during the middle ages.

The colony was discovered by the survey ship the CSS Al-Sistani, while it was searching for suitable planets for colonization. After an initial survey the confederate government dispatched a science group of Anthropologists and Sociologists to survey the planets inhabitants.

The confederate government contacted the Frankish empire which refused to accept the planet. The Celtic Alliance later accepted New Aquitaine as a protected world.

The planet is still made up of feuding groups; the factions evolving into tribes and city states, and therefore the Celtic Alliance has decided not to upgrade the planets technology levels until a peaceful planetary wide government can be established.
The Celtic Alliance continues to this day to allow Confederate Social Scientist to study the planet.

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