Earth began settling the planets of the Colonial Star Cluster in 2104 using untested ships to make the thirty day interstellar journey to the nearest habitable world. Soon, people by the thousands from all over Earth were pouring out to the fifteen planets circling these distant stars. The old ways were set aside in favor of making a go at it in these new places.
But Earth always loomed, far enough away not to directly control the colonial worlds but close enough to interfere.
In 2169 these planets had had enough and declared their independence from the human home world, igniting the war that would last for a hundred and fifty years which would occasionally spill over onto the worlds themselves. Meanwhile, the planets had to deal with the tenuous alliance they’d created between each other, the Unified Republic of Stars.
It’s an epic and massive story, comprising years of chaos, infighting, and outright war in which heros can often be mistaken for villans and the villans carry out their acts by popular consent. Humanity has never been so powerful and yet also never given to such conflict.
What is the Unified Republic of Stars
The Unified Republic of Stars is a science-fiction story world with hundreds of years of history that needs you to tell the story. The Republic will be founded in 2173 but who took part? Was your hero a member of the First Independent Congress? When the Invasion of 2338 happens, where was your character and did they fight for the UUHA or on the side of the Republic?
The Unified Republic of Stars is the background to an otherwise personal tale or the deciding factor in an epic adventure that you write.
We’re looking for writers and artists to submit their works for publication on the Unified Republic of Stars site for others to read. But if you’re more interested in helping develop the story world, you can sign up and start editing the wiki reference material to help define the stories others will write.
The Unified Republic of Stars story world was originally created by Colin Andrew Ferm but is contributed to and expanded by those who write stories and create artwork. It is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA License so that anyone may use or create elements within the world.
If interested, you can check out how the URS came into being in the first place.