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Old 11-05-2011, 07:14 AM   #111
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Well what I needed was a way to explain what happened after contact was lost with Rome.
According to Glenn Goffin and me (i.e. not canon -- Glenn wrote a history of Regina and allowed me to elaborate upon it (see here for part of the result)), the New Catholic Faith to which the Sisters of St. Regina of Aiere (1108 Core) belonged had a vicepope. The sisters paid for the expedition that settled Regina. I've very deliberately not gone into details of how the New Catholic Faith differs from the Catholic Faith, nor how precisely it is organized, but I thought that almost two millenia of isolation from Terra might be enough to create the office of vicepope.


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Old 11-05-2011, 11:03 AM   #112
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Incognito Attendance:

By tradition a reigning Emperor cannot be a member of any religious(or antireligious for that matter) group as he is the Emperor of all Imperial Citizens. However Emperors are also Sophants and still have spiritual needs. As a result, when an emperor attends a religious service as a member he uses one of his subsidiary titles.

There is no rule about which religion, or lack thereof, an Emperor will take part in in his subsidiary title. There have been Christian Emperors, Maarist Emperors, One PanSoph-Fteirle(more about that later) ones, a few Sikhs, several Agnostics or Atheists, and whatever a given Emperor's personal beliefs(or political manipulations of course) drive him to. Ancient Vilani beliefs and NeoStoicism, are the most common though.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:13 AM   #113
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PanSoph-Fteirle . Or just Softeirleianism.

The belief that the Fteirle code is universal and should be adopted by all Sophants. It is different from the actual Fteirle code in that it has more of missionary tradition. It has also adopted some more human-like notions, notably a pantheist cosmology. Some Aslan heroes are considered to have semi-divine status.

Aslan react to this with varying opinions. Some are pleased, others are angry. Most are just rather amused. Many note that all this has little to do with the REAL Fteirle code.

Softeirleianism must be distinguished from the phenomenon of humans going native; often these have never heard of Softeirleanism.

This belief is naturally unpopular in areas where Aslan are traditional enemies.

This is not a widespread faith. Many humans find the whole idea annoying, noting that humans are already the greatest warriors in the galaxy and need no lessons from furry posers.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:23 AM   #114
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Civis Imperialius Sum :

The name for formal right of all Imperial citizens to appeal for protection from the Imperium. As the Imperium seldom wishes to interfere with local law it is only rarely granted, usually in cases where the law requires something extremely questionable by Imperial standards(forced polygamy or mandatory suicide for rape victims for instance) or when the crime has a political aspect to it. Also there is the practical aspect that the defendant must make contact with Imperial officials in the first place which can mean a long journey to a starport while under pursuit. Counterintuitively, in the case of political crimes it has been known for the prosecutor to secretly make the appeal and to ask the Imperium to preemptorily give a "protection" that the defendant did not actually desire. The most well-known scenario for such would-be where the loser of a civil war had survived and the victor wanted him kept off the planet more then they wanted the trouble of tracking him down and possibly being forced to go through the difficulty of an exasperating trial. This would in effect be asking the Imperium to enforce an exile in situations where using those exact words might be politically uncomfortable.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:39 PM   #115
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Mora Tourist Transport LLC:

This is a local corporation founded centuries ago. The rise of the tourist trade in Mora caused the local concessionaires to combine to form the company of MTT LLC known affectionately as "Mitt lick". MTT LLC serves tourists providing low cost transport throughout the areas most frequented by tourists operating vehicles running the gamut from grav cars to small hand carts rented for a given period of time. MTT LLC also maintains stations to rent vehicles and return vehicles upon leaving. MTT LLC has a high reputation in Mora and both customers and concessionaires are glad of it's existence.
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The Chamber of Emperors ...
Consider that one stolen.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:49 PM   #117
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Consider that one stolen.
I don't. I consider it a gift.
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:06 AM   #118
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Apollo

An Apollo is a name for beverages that are sold in a multisectioned thermos. It has an adjustable temperature for each section or "stage" and a hole at the top of each stage which can be opened to various widths to adjust the rate of mixture, creating a sort of cocktail or punch. Variations include a small canister along the side to introduce carbonation.

Traditionally customers are allowed to keep the containers which is why they carry a higher price then some drinks. Another tradition is that customers who bring their own containers are given discounts.

The name comes from a series of experiments in space flight in Pre-confederation Terra, which led to the first recorded landing on Luna. The reaction drives at this time were required to use a series of controlled explosions carried in disposable propulsion systems stacked one on top of another in a manner which has a vague similarity to an Apollo thermos.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:14 AM   #119
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The Historical Narrative(Part One)

Every culture has it's own historical narrative. Example, the Modern West attempts to go as far back as practical, Islamic societies often prefer to ignore everything pre-Islamic. In the West we fight over which cultures to include, in Islamic cultures the secularists and Nationalists fight to include pre-Islamic history and the Islamists struggle to erase the same.

The 3I would clearly need to deal with Earth's history, but they would also shape the narrative for their legitamacy. One assumes that the English and American Civil Wars and the American Revolution would be seriously downplayed. Washington, Franklin, Lincoln, Cromwell, would all be hot potatoes. Irish history would also be downplayed, for similar reasons, and Gandhi would be passed over in silence.

On the other hand the French and Russian Revolutions would recieve great deals of attention, as would the whole of French history from the Wars of Religion to the Fall of the 3rd Republic. France would get used as a lesson in what Nobles shouldn't do, the dangers of religious fanaticism, and the limits of republican governments.

The British Empire (a severely bowlerisied version) would be seen as a ideal. Churchill, and his more generous statements, would be forgrounded. F.D.R. would be a walk-on character, Eleanore wouldn't be mentioned.

More speculations later.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:03 AM   #120
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The Historical Narrative(Part Two)

It would seem to me that Byzantium, The Islamic States, and most of India's history would be downplayed. Far too religious and disturbing. China's history on the otherhand makes great Imperial propoganda. The British Raj, especially the recovery of so much of India's culture and literature by British enthusiasts, would get coverage.

The Incas might or might not get coverage, however the Aztecs would be used as a prototype of a warped and dangerous society along with the Nazis and Stalinists.

More later.

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