The Council of Elders leads District Frandor in all things from war through to political and public policy. They have ultimate say in all matters of District life and set policy for everything from immigration, required mining quotas through to declarations of war with other Districts.
Each Council member is an expert in their chosen field of science and the Council as a whole relies on the timely advice of a small army of advisers, scribes and external experts whom advise on matters outside the remit of the individual Council member research studies.
The culture of Frandor is unique, for it fosters co-operation and a certain level of selflessness amongst the populace. The typical "citizen" is highly intelligent by "normal" standards, although they still "idiots" compared to the minds that sit on the Council.
The District itself relies on a large army of Serfs who do all the menial work for their assigned masters. They perform every task ranging from cleaning through to manual labour and construction work - any job deemed to be menial is given to a Serf to perform.
The economy of Frandor is based around exporting technology and knowledge. Most of the weapons development and shield technology used across Techniconica was developed by Frandorian scientists at one point.
The also export high-energy laser mining drills, rock crushing seismic hammers and inter-phased shield technology which is still considered cutting edge by the rest of Techniconica.
The laws of Frandor are enforced by strict officials known as "Inspectors" who meet out justice on a case by case basis when required. The District enjoys wide-spread use of surveillance monitors on every street and avenue, keeping petty crime down as catching suspects is relatively straight forward due to advancements in tracking and monitoring technology in recent centuries.
The vast majority of Frandor is given over to research facilities, labs and fully automated manufacturing complexes. The remaining space is reserved for housing the Serfs, providing them free accommodation and food in exchange for their continued service and loyalty.
District Frandor's fighting forces aren't human, but robotic fighting machines known simply as Synths. With advanced combat AI, enhanced perception sensors and high speed networking capabilities, the Synths are highly dangerous foe capable of enhanced battlefield strategies and devastating inter-squad tactical acumen.
It is known that squads of Synths are more than capable of out matching rookie Mech pilots in open combat, utilising cover with expert ease and bringing to bear their combined firepower to eliminate targets with unerring accuracy.
Originally, Synths were used primarily for mining and other dangerous tasks, and to this day, they still are, but with conflict so common place across Techniconica, the Synths have become increasingly drawn into conflict.
Development of the Synths begun in Y4134 and they were first field tested in Y4161 against District Raglor during a minor border skirmish.
Frandor is the centre for research and development of new technologies. Industrial esponiage is a key problem to Frandor's dominance of the Techniconica markets - few can match the sheer intellectual talent available to Frandor, although any new break-through are quickly copied and replicated elsewhere thanks to implanted spies from District Prain.
As such, spies are rooted out whenever they are discovered, and being a Prainian informant assigned to Frandor is one of the main tests of any spies abilities - the slightest mistake often ends in a quick death at the hands of the District's Synth anti-esponiage enforcement officers whose sole job is to root them out.
The Latoa Massacre
Perhaps the most infamous incident involving Frandor's Synths happened on the shores of Lake Latoa on Frandor's southern border.
The Synths ambushed a group of refugees and killed them to a man. The reason behind the attack has remained a mystery, although a few have suggested that it was one of the Council of Elders.
After all the fighting was done, 200 refugees from various Districts had been killed. They had camped out on the shore of the lake in a makeshift tent city.
|Population Growth Ratio||0.403 (-59.7% increase)|
|Settlement Land Area||1,017.8760km2|
|Population Density||170.2418 pop/km|
|Male/Female Ratio||0.9647 m/f ratio|
The Resource WarsY2021
Global reserves of precious resources such as common metals, diamonds, gold and other valuable commodities become drained. Commodity prices skyrocket, forcing governments to stock pile the remaining reserves and issue government bonds for civilian supplies.
Widespread panic erupts across Old Earth and several cities are razed as widespread rioting sets in. Millions die in the ensuring chaos.
Martial law is established in several major cities and several smaller countries.
The "Salvation Project" Is FormedY2022
Several of the major governments, notably those from the United Kingdom, United States, China and Russia sign what would later become known as the "Salvation Project".
"Petty" wars are put aside as they strive for a new, common goal, to establish a colony on another world in the vain hopes of starving off global resource starvation.
Each government pledges a large amount of their material reserves to the project in the hope of securing future resources from further out in the solar system.
Mining of the Moon BeginsY2023
Several prospective companies launch exploratory probes to start mining operations on the moon and later Mars. The first companies eventually fail in their ventures, although it does path the way for many of the key technologies needed for future space travel.
The Resource Crisis EruptsY2029
Faced with dwindling natural resources, nation turns upon nation and vast areas erupt into bloodshed as armies are unleashed against neighbors in a bid to secure the last remaining natural resources.
Widespread famine devastates the remaining survivors, and nuclear weapons are used against overly aggressive and oppressive nations.
3rd World War EruptsY2030
War erupts, killing vast swaythes of humanity.
Construction Begins On The Generational ShipsY2045
Construction begins on the first of several multiple generation ships intended to allow mankind to colonise other planets. Several key technologies are incorporated into the Generational Ships which are taken directly from the 1st generation of Mechs such as anti-grav plating, efficient power generation, multi-fuel generators and carbon-scrubber technology.
Ablatic Corp. FoundedY2146
Ablatic Corporation is founded.
They are principally a civil defence company tasked with improving ablatic armour designs for Mechs.
Sheran Colony EstablishedY4130
The District of Sheran is established to meet local trade agreements and enforce the "fair" trading between everyone involved.
Location taxation of transactions begins a short while later, ensuring a steady stream of incoming for the self-imposed rulership of Sheran.
Monarch Regallliar AscendsY4131.014
Monarch Regallliar, a distant cousin of the previous Monarch, ascends. Days after ascending, Farran dissidents begin calling for his removal after a series of brutal reprisals whilst they begin calling for his removal. Growing raider attacks on the outskirts of District Raglor begin but retribution is slow in coming.
Monarch Regallliar Rein of BloodY4131.018
Regalliar orders a large number of his political opponents murdered. He hires several hit squads to attack and kill his opponents in a matter of a few hours.
Skulltaker Cult EmergesY4131.183
A dangerous cult emerges across Techniconica. They commit mass murders and are eventually brought to justice and slain by District Raglor.
A small mining settlement experiences rapid growth due to it be situated at the cross roads of seven great trading routes between the more prosperous Districts.
Callixis expands rapidly, not only because it's location is ideal for traders to rest at, but Callixis begins to imply a small tithe on all goods passing through which helps feed the growth.
Eventually, most traders find alternative, more direct trading routes, but by then District Callixis is firmly established in its own right and becomes a supply and trading hub itself.
Gate Tolls Are InstalledY4141
Farran District first institutes their infamous gate-tolls, to immediate effect of raising massive sums of credits for the local economy. Trade plummets for the next few years as a direct result.
Governess Tegari Ascends To The ThroneY4151.112
Tegari is installed as the reining monarch of the Raglor District. Although she is currently in her early 80's she still retains power.
Attack on Governess TegariY4151.118
A group stage an assassination attempt on the Governess. She is successfully taken to safety before the attackers are able to accomplish their plan.
All conspirators are caught and publically executed.
Callixian Senate OverthrownY4156
The Senate of District Callixis is briefly thrown into dissarray for twenty days whilst local Enforcers deal with sudden riots caused by a drastic tax policy change instigated by the Senate. Senate begins holding regular meetings with increased security as a direct result after the riots are quashed and those responsible for instigating them are quietly "dealt with".
Synths First Used In CombatY4161
The Synths are first employed on the open battlefield to great success against District Raglor.
District Prain begins to make contact with Sheran in the hopes of fostering trade agreements and manufacturering links. They are rebuffed by Cataonus Mung himself.
Father Dawnson, head of the Dawnson Cult completes his planned ritual suicide, killing all 5054 members of the Cult through poisoning of the community water supply. The deaths take place over 3 days, leaving no survivors of the cult.
The settlement of Vulnar is established.
Drazen is settled
Callixis Arms EmbargoY4254
Callixis begins an arms embargo on its fellow Districts. It is short-lived however, lasting only twelve days after being rendered unenforceable by black market merchants who are more than willing to run arms, munitions and other war material out of the great forges of Callixis.
The First Great AuditY4268
At the command of the ruling Electorate of District Raglor and the behest of the Governor, a mass population audit is conducted. Estimated accuracy of 95.45% achieved.
Estimated population sits at 6.65M.
Tullinor is settled.
The First Arch Daecon Enters Public ConsciousnessY4275
The shadowy overlord of District Prain enters the wider public consciousness as the Arch Daecon's existence becomes public knowledge after leaked documents point to his existence. Some disagree with the document's authenticity, citing them as faked forgeries.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 6.08M.
Several key battles are fought against District Farran and Frandor.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 8.72M.
Tuxian Settlement FoundedY4305
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 8.38M.
Attempted Assassination Attempt on Cataonus MungY4346
District Prain attempts a daring raid to assassin Cataonus Mung. The assassination attempt fails as Mung's bodyguard react with brutal efficiency.
Battle of Blood PassY4372
The Salt Flats Cult EmergesY4373
District Prain Goes DarkY4376
All contact with District Prain goes dark for 64 days before contact is eventually established. All external visitors are denied access during this time. No Prain representatives will report on the cause. Many believe that there was a coup on the ruling elite of District Prain.
Earthquakes Rocks FarranY4376
A severe earthquake rocks District Farran. Many believe it to be linked to weapon testing in the region, although no confirmed reports have surfaced.