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    h1. Welcome to the [[Inner Gal-Civ Space | GalCiv]] Codex. The Codex is an organised structure of information available via the [[GalNet | GalCiv Network]], and is provided to allow for research of current topics - and the addition of new topics by its …

  • Inner Gal-Civ Space

    Inner Gal-Civ space is, legally speaking, the area of space in an 65 light year radius around the system that [[Penance Station | Penance]] occupies - it does however also mean those systems and worlds that adhere and sign up to the Galactic Civilisation …

  • Outer Gal-Civ Aligned Space

    Outer Gal-Civ Aligned Space is a thin rim of space surrounding [[Inner Gal-Civ Space | Inner Gal-Civ]] Aligned Space - consisting of some 1000 worlds that, whilst they support and generally follow Gal-Civ law, are outside of the taxation system and …

  • Wild Space

    Wild space is the area of galactic space outside of the [[Outer Gal-Civ Aligned Space | Outer Gal-Civ Aligned Space]] borders. Wild Space systems are often (but not always) lawless, ruled by despots or rag-tag communities or governmental systems that fall …

  • Sun-Runner

    Sun-Runners are a broad class of ship, usually of carrier size or greater (but smaller ships are viable as Sun-Runners). Sun-Runners have a single purpose - to transport other ships through Skip space - to destinations in other solar systems. And as …

  • Skip Drive

    Skip Drives are expensive and quixotic devices that allow for faster than light travel (of a sort) through the galaxy, and are the backbone of the [[Inner Gal-Civ Space | Gal-Civ]] and outlying empires/coalitions. The Skip Drive actually utilises a …

  • Berserker

    The Berserker are the great enemy of all species in the Galaxy - [[Inner Gal-Civ Space | Gal Civ]] or [[Wild Space | Independent]]. They are a great unknown to all, and research has yet to yield many answers on any aspect of their being. However the …

  • HyperWave

    HyperWave relay systems utilise a band of physics that deals with fluctuations in space/time and allows for near instantaneous transmission of information. HyperWave can be easily detected and transmitted, as such it is cheaper and more efficient than …

  • Rogue Farm

    Rogue Farms are an oft sought out ancient anomaly of the galaxy, and some treasure hunters spend an entire lifetime searching them out as one of the "big scores", especially since the destruction wrought by the [[Berserker | Berserker]]. Although no- …

  • Anti-Matter

    Anti-matter is any material composed of antiparticles, which when they encounter normal matter result in annihilation releasing huge amounts of energy and radiation. At one time Anti-matter was used as a primary power source for high energy input …

  • Olotek

    Olotek is a manufacturer of high end vehicles, weapons and ships - originally hailing from Shoo'ay; the [[Suashen | Suashen]] homeworld. They are known for producing goods with a sleek, low profile appearance and very high levels of manufacture. Making …

  • Fehlred

    The Fehlred are one of the most numerous remaining races in [[Inner Gal-Civ Space | GalCiv]] space, and they were one of the original races that created the [[Inner Gal-Civ Space | GalCiv]] governing system before the arrival of the [[Berserker | …

  • Ffhanz'zadi

    Old earth custom used to dictate that small children be gifted tiny stuffed, fluffy bears. FfHanz'zadi happen to look a lot like these – delicate fur with patterned splotches, big fluffy ears and bright black eyes. They also have a taste for hot flesh, …

  • Marotauren

    The Marotauren have four eyes in a horizontal plane and a flattened head resembling a hammer-head shark from old earth. They oft make excellent marksmen and are eagerly sought out by mercs and privateers as snipers, gunners and all round warriors. ● …

  • LapLongLauLang

    The LapLongLauLang resemble brightly coloured and slightly fluorescent jellyfish, that amble around on a meter thick bundle of tentacles, which can be used for both locomotion and, by splitting smaller bundles off, tool use. The race evolved on a planet …

  • Habarang

    On their home world, they were (millennia ago) mistaken for earth elementals and either worshipped or hunted as suited the localé and time. Habarang are around 8'-10' tall, with a rock like exterior (colouration dependant upon their original upbringing …

  • Kaush

    You know those warrior races. The ones who espouse honour and fairness and virtue. Kaush think they're assholes. Kaush universally worship the god Kaush (after which they named their race); a god of destruction and war who has no concern about how these …

  • Vagir

    Vagir is a long running manufacturing corporation, founded by a consortium of [[Fehlred | Fehlred]] and [[Marotauren | Marotauren]] some 800 years ago. Their products are known for clean sharp lines and good serviceability along with an eye towards …

  • Ship Classes

    There are nine commonly accepted classes of starship within GalCiv space, and these conventions are essentially adopted by all other areas of space too. In descending size order the classes of ship are (The number in parenthesis signifying the number …

  • Uplift

    The technology that provides the experience knowing as Uplifting provides a great many advantages to the biological races of the galaxy, and has - in the past - actually provided some of the RACES of the galaxy. it is one of the part lost technologies …

  • Rahazhade

    The Rahazhade were a race of intelligent beings that relied on bio-manipulation and neural-web systems to manage their civilisation and create their entire infrastructure. For this reason, it is surmised, the Rahazhade never managed to stumble upon [[ …

  • Terraforming

    Terraforming is the process of altering a planet or moon's atmosphere and environment in general to that of a liveable 'earthlike' environment (or within very similar tolerances, which appears to be a near galactic standard for intelligent life). The …

  • Earth

    Earth, more commonly known by its designator - Terra, is one of the lost worlds of the [[Berserker | Berserker]] cataclysm and is currently uncharted. Originally the home world (and Sol, the system in which it lay) of the Human and [[Gragai | Gragai]] …

  • Q-Data Relays

    Q-Data relays are the primary system that allow the Galactic Information Network to function as a unified whole. By using quantum dot pairing on a massive scale combined with blocks of carbon-diamond storage lattice - they create instantaneous cross …

  • Mercenary Charter

    Mercenary Charters are required by any group that wished to establish PMC status in Gal-Civ space and those around it. A mercenary charter is literally a 'licence to war'; allowing individuals under contract to the mercenary group to purchase military …

  • GalNet

    The GalNet is a widespread communication and information exchange that allows for near realtime communication across a large proportion of [[Inner Gal-Civ Space | GalCiv]] space. Utilising [[Q-Data Relays | Q-Data Relays]] from within system and a set …

  • The Septime Collective

    The Septime Collective is a group of seven solar systems bound together under a trade, legal and military alliance. They operate separately to [[Inner Gal-Civ Space | Gal-Civ]] and the Collective's space demarcation is nearly 100ly from the edge of Gal- …

  • Spasenje

    Abandon all hope If you have found yourself in the semi-mythical Spasenje, you've pissed of someone really big. Or rich. Or big and rich. Though stories are always heard from a friend of a friend; Spasenje is described alternately as an inescapable …