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Old October 29th, 2004, 07:01 PM
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I'm not sure what I'd call the style of the MTU milieu I've been designing.

Giant Military/Political Space Opera would be the closest, probably. How much the PCs would get involved with it, I'm not sure. I'm not a fan of forcing people down a selected channel.


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I'm not sure what I'd call the style of the MTU milieu I've been designing.

Giant Military/Political Space Opera would be the closest, probably. How much the PCs would get involved with it, I'm not sure. I'm not a fan of forcing people down a selected channel.


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The TU I was working on for a while (until a severe attack of Real Life) was extremely Space Opera, instant travel by Stargate around the universe, Zhodani as bad guys, Mind Flayers as WORSE bad guys, lots of OTU and non OTU races, lots of neato high tech whiz-bang devices, the works. The PC's would have been Spec Ops guys going around in a free Trader/covert spy ship, looking for trouble. And they would have found it. It would have been cool...
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The TU I was working on for a while (until a severe attack of Real Life) was extremely Space Opera, instant travel by Stargate around the universe, Zhodani as bad guys, Mind Flayers as WORSE bad guys, lots of OTU and non OTU races, lots of neato high tech whiz-bang devices, the works. The PC's would have been Spec Ops guys going around in a free Trader/covert spy ship, looking for trouble. And they would have found it. It would have been cool...
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The TU I was working on for a while (until a severe attack of Real Life) was extremely Space Opera, instant travel by Stargate around the universe, Zhodani as bad guys, Mind Flayers as WORSE bad guys, lots of OTU and non OTU races, lots of neato high tech whiz-bang devices, the works. The PC's would have been Spec Ops guys going around in a free Trader/covert spy ship, looking for trouble. And they would have found it. It would have been cool...
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Hmmm... MTU, which is usually just pre-shatter, is basically a LN organization... the Imperiumm cares only about perpetuating the imperium, and keeping it's constitutent nobles in power. Norris, Dulinor, and Strephon all had dreams of making it into a LG organization, but the bureaucrats and nobles, as a rule, didn't want that. Keep the masses busy and well fed, and rebellions are few and far between... (a russion proverb, translated inelegantly, from a derision of the Tsar by some socialist member of the Duma, during the reign of Nicholas II) that is the nature of the nobility IMTU...

Yes, MTU is a callous place. Yes, the 3I meddels in policy. Yes, the 3I actively discourages long-range trade... to discourage fast dissemination. Yes, the Imperium IMTU taxes the buisinesses... by making liscensure require issuance of unreimbursed stock to the licensing nobleman's feif, held in trust for the emperor by the noble, and of which, a tithe is passed to one's sector duke, who passes a similar tithe to the sector duke, who tithes to the Archduke, who tithes to the emperor. Since the requirement is that any noble may require 1% ownership for a company chartered in his see, and operating between two or more constituent parts of his see. (So, on a balkanized world, multi-nationals; in most systems, interworld companies. In a subsector, multi-system entities pay the cluster count and/or subsector duke. Sectorwides pay the Duke. Domain wides pay the Archduke. Multi-domain's pay the Emperor and EACH archduke.)

Plus, IMTU, feifs also include the starports. So, Terra's Phoneix downs is home of the Baron Phoenix, a vassal-by-imperial-will of the Viscount of Sol, who also is Baron Aeco. (Invasion Earth puts these as the two main starports of Terra.)

Net effect: the nobles compete for lots of short-range bits; it's not in there interests for people to make waves, nor to travel too far.
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Hmmm... MTU, which is usually just pre-shatter, is basically a LN organization... the Imperiumm cares only about perpetuating the imperium, and keeping it's constitutent nobles in power. Norris, Dulinor, and Strephon all had dreams of making it into a LG organization, but the bureaucrats and nobles, as a rule, didn't want that. Keep the masses busy and well fed, and rebellions are few and far between... (a russion proverb, translated inelegantly, from a derision of the Tsar by some socialist member of the Duma, during the reign of Nicholas II) that is the nature of the nobility IMTU...

Yes, MTU is a callous place. Yes, the 3I meddels in policy. Yes, the 3I actively discourages long-range trade... to discourage fast dissemination. Yes, the Imperium IMTU taxes the buisinesses... by making liscensure require issuance of unreimbursed stock to the licensing nobleman's feif, held in trust for the emperor by the noble, and of which, a tithe is passed to one's sector duke, who passes a similar tithe to the sector duke, who tithes to the Archduke, who tithes to the emperor. Since the requirement is that any noble may require 1% ownership for a company chartered in his see, and operating between two or more constituent parts of his see. (So, on a balkanized world, multi-nationals; in most systems, interworld companies. In a subsector, multi-system entities pay the cluster count and/or subsector duke. Sectorwides pay the Duke. Domain wides pay the Archduke. Multi-domain's pay the Emperor and EACH archduke.)

Plus, IMTU, feifs also include the starports. So, Terra's Phoneix downs is home of the Baron Phoenix, a vassal-by-imperial-will of the Viscount of Sol, who also is Baron Aeco. (Invasion Earth puts these as the two main starports of Terra.)

Net effect: the nobles compete for lots of short-range bits; it's not in there interests for people to make waves, nor to travel too far.
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Duke of the Third Imperium (SPIN 0534)
Count Terra (SOLO 1827)
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Count of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2232)
Viscount of Adabicci (SPIN 1824)
Marquis of the Solomani Rim (SOLO 0606)
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Baron of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2231)
Knight of the Iridium Throne (CORE 1434)
Sir William Hostman (OLDE 0512)
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Knight of Deneb (REFT 2239)
Knight of Deneb (Spin 2532)
SEH w/Diamonds for Extreme Heroism - Battle of Boughene
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TAS: William Hostman (CORR 2506)
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Wil Hostman 0602 C539857-9 S A724
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Hmmm... MTU, which is usually just pre-shatter, is basically a LN organization... the Imperiumm cares only about perpetuating the imperium, and keeping it's constitutent nobles in power. Norris, Dulinor, and Strephon all had dreams of making it into a LG organization, but the bureaucrats and nobles, as a rule, didn't want that. Keep the masses busy and well fed, and rebellions are few and far between... (a russion proverb, translated inelegantly, from a derision of the Tsar by some socialist member of the Duma, during the reign of Nicholas II) that is the nature of the nobility IMTU...

Yes, MTU is a callous place. Yes, the 3I meddels in policy. Yes, the 3I actively discourages long-range trade... to discourage fast dissemination. Yes, the Imperium IMTU taxes the buisinesses... by making liscensure require issuance of unreimbursed stock to the licensing nobleman's feif, held in trust for the emperor by the noble, and of which, a tithe is passed to one's sector duke, who passes a similar tithe to the sector duke, who tithes to the Archduke, who tithes to the emperor. Since the requirement is that any noble may require 1% ownership for a company chartered in his see, and operating between two or more constituent parts of his see. (So, on a balkanized world, multi-nationals; in most systems, interworld companies. In a subsector, multi-system entities pay the cluster count and/or subsector duke. Sectorwides pay the Duke. Domain wides pay the Archduke. Multi-domain's pay the Emperor and EACH archduke.)

Plus, IMTU, feifs also include the starports. So, Terra's Phoneix downs is home of the Baron Phoenix, a vassal-by-imperial-will of the Viscount of Sol, who also is Baron Aeco. (Invasion Earth puts these as the two main starports of Terra.)

Net effect: the nobles compete for lots of short-range bits; it's not in there interests for people to make waves, nor to travel too far.
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Archduke of Sylea (CORE 2118)
Duke of the Third Imperium (SPIN 0534)
Count Terra (SOLO 1827)
Count Gorod (REFT 1302)
Count of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2232)
Viscount of Adabicci (SPIN 1824)
Marquis of the Solomani Rim (SOLO 0606)
Marquis of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2410)
Baron of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2231)
Knight of the Iridium Throne (CORE 1434)
Sir William Hostman (OLDE 0512)
Sir William Hostman (DAGU 0622)
Knight of Deneb (REFT 2239)
Knight of Deneb (Spin 2532)
SEH w/Diamonds for Extreme Heroism - Battle of Boughene
MCG - Battle of Boughene
TAS: William Hostman (CORR 2506)
TAS: Bearer (DAIB 1326)
IMTU ct+ tm++ tne tg-- tt+ tmo+ t4- t20+ to ru+ ge+ 3i+ c+ jt au ls pi+ ta he+ st+
Wil Hostman 0602 C539857-9 S A724
OTU: 95% 3i an+ au+ br- cpu± dt± f+ fs++ ge± ih- inf± j± jf+ jm+ jt+ ls- n= nc+ pi+ pp-- tp+ tr+ tv- vi-- xb+-
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