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    SolSpace is a campaign setting for the What's OLD is NEW roleplaying game. It covers a region of space some 500 parsecs across, centered on our own system, Sol, and based on real astronomical maps. SolSpace is set in an age of galactic exploration as the Allied Union of Worlds uncovers new worlds and new alien cultures.

    Explored Space​

    In the late 23rd Century, only about 1/60th of the Milky Way Galaxy has been explored. The Union has charted up as far as the Great Rift, which obscured much of what lies beyond it, and out towards the Helix Nebula in the Trailing areas; the famed USF Endeavour went missing beyond the Helix Nebula, an event which remains a mystery to this day. While no other vast star empires have yet been encountered, there are worlds and regions hostile to the Union, most notable Sparta. It is the mission of the Union Frontier Operations division to explore and expand this region.

    Allied Union of Worlds​

    Formed in 2245, the Allied Union of Worlds is a body akin to the United Nations. It is not a governing body or a federation, and members of the Union maintain their own sovereignty. The Union has no jurisdiction over individual worlds, except where they conflict with interstellar law. All members of the Union agree via treaty to the provisions of interstellar law.

    The Union is funded by its constituent members, and maintains its own navy, The Union Space Force. The USF provides protection to Union members, maintains the freedom of interstellar space, enforces interstellar law, and explores and colonizes the frontiers of known space. It is a far more effective force than any single world could create.

    The USF is divided into the Union Space Force Academy (USFA), Colonial Operations (USFCO), Naval Operations (USFN), Marine Corps (USFMC), Frontier Operations (UFO), Intelligence Operations (USFIO), and the Psi-Corps.
    SolSpace Timeline

    Products​

    The following books are set in SolSpace. The setting is primarily introduced, along with USF officer character creation careers, in SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit. There is a SolSpace category over on DriveThruRPG.
    • SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit; sourcebook, adventure
    • SolSpace: Frozen Secrets; adventure
    • SolSpace: Against the War Mind; adventure (coming soon)
    • Galactic Sentience Catalog; sourcebook
    • Starship Recognition Manual; sourcebook
    • Starship Construction Manual; sourcebook
    • SolSpace: The Moons of Boria; sourcebook
    • SolSpace: The Holds of Vendalyr; sourcebook
    • SolSpace: The Nereid Trilogy; adventures
    • The Code of Honor Trilogy; adventures
    Additionally, the PDF-only supplement Trappist is set in SolSpace.

    Star Systems​

    SolSpace Map
    Most star systems are based on real astronomical data. These are just some of the many alien civilizations within the SolSpace setting. The Galactic Sentience Catalog contains details of many more alien species. Sectors form an irregular patchwork of regions. SolSpace is the core sector, and includes the region which was referred to as the Outer Rim in the 22nd Century. Other sectors include the Nereid Sector, and the Galileo Sector, comprising currently unaligned and mainly corporate owned worlds.

    Note that the larger scale (10 parsecs per hex) maps show only selected star systems. Each hex actually contains multiple systems.

    SolSpace Sector​

    The SolSpace Sector is the location of Sol (Earth's star). It is about 20 parsecs across, and borders Sparta.

    Felax​

    The Felan homeworld is in the Fomalhaut system about 8 parsecs from Sol. The system is notable for the gas giant Dagon, the first extrasolar planet ever discovered by Human telescopes, way back in 2008.
    SolSpace Sector

    SystemDesignationType
    Distance (pc)​
    Notable WorldsNotes
    Eridanus40 EridaniK1/DA4/M4 triple
    5​
    AltairAlpha AquilaeA7 white
    5.1​
    Barnard's StarBarnard's StarM4 red dwarf
    2​
    Cato (Martius)Xhub Alpha
    CanidaeKapteyn's StarM1 red dwarf
    3.9​
    CanidaeThe Arcology; Against the War Mind
    CentaurusAlpha CentauriG2/K1/M triple
    1​
    Human colonies
    ArcturusAlpha BootisK0 red giant
    1.3​
    KithiaKithik
    EpsilonEpsilon EridaniK2 orange
    3.2​
    FomalhautAlpha Piscus AustrinusA3 white
    8​
    Felax, DagonFelan homeworld
    LuytenLuytens' StarM3 yellow
    3.7​
    Luyten IIIFarm caves; Against the War Mind
    MelinosBeta Triangle AustralisF1 yellow-white
    12​
    LetheXenomorphs, quarantined;
    The Fall of Somerset Landing
    The Rosette-Y2 brown dwarf
    7.3​
    Pinnacle Point; Against the War Mind
    ProcyonCanis MinorisF5/DQZ binary
    3.5​
    Procyon IVCustomMINDS; Against the War Mind
    RanaDelta EridaniK0 red giant
    9​
    Tau CetiTau CetiG8 yellow
    3.6​
    SiriusCanis MajorisA0/DA2 binary
    2.7​
    Xhub Alpha; Against the War Mind
    SolSolG2 yellow
    0​
    Earth, MarsHuman homeworld
    TeegardenTeegarden's StarM7 red dwarf
    3.9​
    EdenJamestown, Solurials; Against the War Mind
    TrappistTRAPPIST-1M8 red dwarf
    13​
    Argo, Charos, Gina,
    Neros, Pagos, Zoukla
    Argons, Charons, Gineans,
    Nerons, Pagozans, Zouklans
    VegaAlpha LyraeA0 blue-white
    7.7​
    Xi BootisXi BootisG8/K4 binary
    6.7​

    Other Systems​

    These systems are in the area charted by the Union.

    Gacrux​

    Gacrux is the location of the Ogron Twins. The Ogron Twins, the two homeworlds of the Ogron race, are a permanent thorn in the side of the Union Worlds. Ogrons ignore the Union, doing exactly as they wish—plundering, slaving, and worse.

    SystemDesignationType
    Distance (pc)​
    Notable WorldsNotes
    AlbireoBeta CygniK2/B8 binary
    135​
    AnguiVouki
    AcrabBeta ScorpiiB1 blue
    120​
    DrahziaDrahzik
    AdhaferaZeta LeonisF0 yellow-white
    84​
    GresiaGreys
    AdharaEpsilon Canis MajorisB2 blue
    135​
    PictureTorbanites
    AldeberanAlpha TauriK5 red giant
    20​
    CastulaUpsilon2 CassiopeiaeG8 yellow
    62​
    StateraRaptors
    DiademAlpha Comae BerenicesF5/F5 binary
    19​
    LaerrekLaerrek
    DiphdaBeta CetiK0 orange giant
    30​
    LiberGris
    GacruxGamma CrucisM3 red giant
    27​
    Ogron IV and VOgrons
    GinanEpsilon CrucisK3 orange
    70​
    GargaGarga
    IzarEpsilon BootisK0/A2 binary
    61​
    AlasiAcorax
    KrazBeta CorviG5 yellow
    45​
    CimexPajaks
    MenkentTheta CentauriK0 orange
    18​
    BetriaBetrux
    MiraOmicron CetiM7 red giant
    90​
    Fornia, TaurusFornians, Taurans
    MirachBeta AndromedaeM0 red giant
    60​
    ChoraxChorax
    Musica18 DelphiniG6 yellow giant
    75​
    TreemTreem
    RastabanBeta DraconisG2 yellow giant
    117​
    MagnorTrantors
    RevatiZeta PisciumA7/A7/F7/G7/G3 quintuple
    53​
    PetronnMolluks
    RindolTheta HyacinthK3 orange
    40​
    Rindol IIThe Spartan Gambit
    SargasTheta ScorpiiF0/F0 binary
    90​
    DaliaSaurians
    TejatMu GeminorumM3 red
    75​
    RabronHellions
    Theta SculptorisTheta SculptorisB3 blue
    50​
    BoriaBorians; The Moons of Boria
    SulafatGamma LyraeB9 blue-white
    190​
    BragiBragi
    TheeminUpsilon2 EridaniG8 yellow
    70​
    KanidiaKanid
    VorosGamma VoronaB3 blue
    30​
    VorosCastellan Mining Corp.; Frozen Secrets
    XamidimuraMu1 ScorpiiB1/B6 binary
    150​
    HousekHouseki
    ZaurakGamma EridaniM0 red giant
    60​
    AdraxiaAdraxi

    Galileo Sector​

    Galileo Sector
    The Galileo Sector is dominated by independent worlds and organized crime. After years of independence, some of the planets in the Galileo Sector are considering Union membership. One such planet is Palermo, the home base of the Capitolia Business. It is described in more detail in the Code of Honor trilogy of adventures.

    SystemDesignationType
    Distance (pc)​
    Notable WorldsNotes
    Abruzzowhite
    Aostawhite
    Basilicatayellow
    CalabriaredYOEN
    Campaniayellow
    Elbawhite
    Lazioblue
    Liguriawhite
    Lombardiayellow
    Marchered
    MolisewhiteYOEN
    New VeniceCapitolia
    PalermoCapitolia
    Piemontewhite
    Pugliayellow
    SardegnawhiteOristano
    Siciliayellow
    Toscanabinary
    TrentinoyellowYOEN
    UmbriayellowUmbria Penta SevenPrison Planet
    Venitoyellow

    Businesses​

    The Galileo sector is home to an array of businesses. Ionized hydrogen is a vital resource in the sector, which trades it to the Union. The two biggest are the YOEN Conglomerate and the Capitolia Business.
    • Basco Enterprises
    • Capitolia Business
    • Hadif Organization
    • House Tanner
    • Külpnir
    • Nuoro Industry
    • Yale Convex
    • YOEN Conglomerate

    Praesepe Sector​

    The Praesepe Sector (in which the Beehive Cluster can be found) is the home of Vendalyr, the Venetian homeworld. At nearly 200 parsecs distant, Venetian involvement in Union affairs is not common, although they are an associate member. The Venetians have colonized multiple star systems in the Beehive Cluster.

    SystemDesignatonType
    Distance (pc)​
    Notable WorldsNotes
    KeldanYanta CancriK3 orange dwarf
    177​
    VendalyrVenetian homeworld;
    The Holds of Vendalyr

    Sparta​

    Sparta Sector
    Humans call the inhabitants of the Ankaa system Spartans because of their warrior culture. This, of course, is not their real name, and the Spartans call their homeworld Azatbar. Sparta covers the systems Ankaa, Hamal, and Alpheratz. The Spartans guard this territory jealously.

    At only about 30 parsecs from Sol, this causes frequent tensions and a 'cold war' state. Sparta is only about 15 parsecs from the SolSpace sector, and well within the Union's sphere of influence.

    SystemDesignationType
    Distance (pc)​
    Notable WorldsNotes
    AlpheratzAlpha AndromedaeB8/A3 binary
    30​
    Spartans
    AnkaaAlpha PhoenicusK0 orange giant
    26​
    AzatbarSpartan homeworld
    CaphBeta CassiopeiaeF2 yellow giant
    17​
    Spartans
    HamalAlpha ArietisK2 red giant
    20​
    Spartans

    Nereid Sector​

    Nereid Sector
    The Nereid Sector is at the edge of explored space, part of the Union's vast frontier. It contains around 20 star systems, detailed fully in The Nereid Trilogy. The Union has outposts there, and there are Union, Venetian, Spartan, and Ogron colonies there.

    SystemDesignationTypeDistance (pc)Notable WorldsNotes
    ActeaG2V yellow dwarfActea III, IVUSF Nereid Sector Shipyard
    Amatheiayellow-white supergiant
    ArethusaF3V yellow-white dwarfArethusa IVPro Aeterna
    AutonoeF1V yellow-white dwarfAutonie IIUnification Mission
    BeroeThe Lurker
    ClymeneK5Clymene IStone monuments
    CreneisG2V yellow dwarfCreneis IIINewstead
    Cymothoewhite dwarf
    EioneG orange
    Eumolpebrown dwarf
    GalateaB3V blue-white dwarfGalatea II, IIIIzkik
    IaeraF2V yellow-white dwarfIaera IVAncient arcology
    IoneOrchid Station
    LigeaG1V yellow dwarfLigea IIKnowPeace (Spartan)
    Lycoriasyellow
    MaeraM2V red giantMaera IVHarvester Moon (Ogron)
    MenippeG3V yellow dwarfMenippe IITricereaboars, spikeraptors
    OpisM1V red giantOpis IIArboreals
    PontomedusaG3V yellow dwarfPontomedusa IIIHelios Institute
    ProtomediaB8V/M1VI binary
    ThetisB4V blue-whiteThetis IIVenetians, The Wheel

    The Great Rift​

    The Great Rift is a massive band of dark dust clouds some 40 parsecs deep which obscure the Galactic North. The Union does not know what lies beyond the Great Rift.
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