Aliciivaterrus, a project I formerly referred to as Terraverse and may occasionally call it such in this thread, is a project I have been working on for close to a decade now, much of which with a friend who has since dropped off from contact. So I'm in the middle of revamping the project, make it a little more realistic, especially the earlier lore that was created back when I was like...ten years old or so. I thought I should post stuff about it on here, as if I have people giving me feedback and asking me questions about the lore of this universe, it would help encourage me to continuing the revamp. Aliiciivaterrus, Ciivan (a language created for the project), which roughly translates to "All the Civilizations of the Land" is a mix of alternative history, historical recreation, and sci-fi. Unlike most sci-fi universes, it does not focus on the exploits of the entire galaxy, it is mostly located within the so called "Prime Region", a massive chunk of space 7.1 million light years cubed within which contains the four main branches of humanity; Earth humanity (referred to as Homo Solus) of which we are, the humans of Brotheria (Homo Fraternus), the humans of Terra (Homo Terrus), and the humans of Irinia (Homo Irinia). While it is unknown to the residents of the Region why humanity evolved in four different planets, it is theorized an ancient scientific species long since destroyed planted the seeds of humanity on each planet. Alongside humanity, the Prime Region is home to the Verans, a reptilian species that communicates via the electromagnetic spectrum, and the nigh-extinct Tyraxans, an aggressive insectoid species. The 'timeline' of the project is fairly extensive. Especially with the early developing Brotherians, it sees lore being developed as early 15,000 BC, however the 'meat' of the lore is found between 2022-4659 AD. There are also four major calender systems, mostly from the four major human planets; the Gregorian calendar of Earth, the Fraternal calendar of Brotheria (marked by EP/PP, roughly meaning before Pact, and after Pact), the Terran International Calendar of (you guessed it) Terra (marked by BDE/ADE(, and the Great Founding calendar of Terra and Ciilonii, used extensively by the expansive Ciivan cultured nations of the Prime Region by the modern day of 3550 After the Founding (of Ciivanatus) (marked by BF/AF). The Fraternal calendar is based around the founding of the great alliance of Brotheria, called the Pact of Brotherhood (yes, this was very early lore so dont expect much creativity), set 769 years before the Gregorian Calendar's BC/AD change over. The Great Founding calendar is based 2865 years after the Gregorian calendar, and finally, the Terran International calendar is based 117 years after the Great founding calendar. This leaves the current year set in 7184 PP/6415AD/3550 AF/3433 ADE There are 3 major ways to travel in interstellar space at FTL speeds; "Warp", the slowest one but also the cheapest, relies on a ship creating a "bubble" of space-time around it and moving that bubble at FTL speeds, with basic drives capable of 10 times the speed of light, with the most advanced designs capable of 100 times the speed of light. "Jumping", the quickest method, however it is severely limited in distance. It relies on tearing open essentially wormholes from place to place, and the power required increases exponentially after every light year in distance, with a practical limit at 6 light years. It also requires permanent "Jump Portals" to move large amounts of vessels from one system to the next reliably, as non portal Jumps are extremely dangerous, especially with larger vessels. The final method is "Hyperspace", an incredibly advanced method that relies on moving the vessel and a bubble of "real" space into a state that is rumored to be a "mirror" universe, or even the realm of the Gods. In this place, extremely quick speeds are capable, however without constant re-adjustment, typically requiring the exiting of the mirror realm, this method is highly inaccurate. There are 4 major types of weaponry in the Prime Region; gunpowder, pulse energy, plasma, and mass acceleration. Gunpowder weaponry works just like our current weapons, with their main advantages over the other two being significantly more reliable and cheaper to manufacture, at the cost of stopping power. Pulse energy weaponry (which incidentally shortens to PEW) relies on either a complex, unstable, high energy energy compound or a microfusion battery and a small amount of matter to fire a beam of near pure energy to one third the speed of light, these weapons are incredibly deadly to unprotected skin, and even armor can sometimes be counter productive if not designed with PE weaponry in mind. Plasma weaponry is a new, highly advanced weapon system to Aliciiva. Plasma relies on a similar concept to PEW, only with a microfusion battery super heating and ionizing a small charge of hydrogen to fire at high speeds towards the enemy. It is devastatingly effective against enemy armor, however it is incredibly unstable and energy hungry, making small arms versions of it basically impossible currently in 3550 AF. The final kind, mass acceleration, is arguably the most simple. It involves the using of high-powered electromagnets to accelerate small slugs to incredibly high speeds, making it extremely effective to unarmored targets, however the slugs can be virtually negated with proper armor. The electromagnets have a massive power draw, making their appearance as small arms a new thing to the battlefields of the Prime Region. An important thing about Aliciiva is that it is slightly similar to Warhammer 40K in that, if there is a belief, it is made reality in the "mirror" universe. Every god that is worshiped and treated as a living being is reality in the mirror dimension, with their power relative to the number of followers they have. However, while the gods of 40K, specifically the Ruinous Powers, are capable of directly influencing the minds of mortals, the gods of Aliciiva can not. Only through subtle influence and hints that they can barely manifest in the "real" world drive their followers on to convert ever more to their faith. If you have any questions about any post or part of the lore (I'll slowly be adding nation descriptions and the like, dont worry), let me know!