This Week in the Spotlight, we looked at Galaxies End by Sierra Brown and their article Dragon Combat Infantry Unit! From communist space-empires down to the exact mechanics of the caseless ammunition, it is a world of impressive depth and detail, so stick around!
The Spotlight takes place on the WorldAnvil discord server, with the community invited to discuss an article with the spotlight host. This week it was hosted by Community Spark Qurilion.
They talked about the way of life of the people of the UAF (the United Arshan Federation), their Dragon Combat Infantry Unit, and some of the technology of their world.
Spotlight – Inspirations
Tell us about your world Sierra?
Well. It’s more a /galaxy/ than a world technically. But it’s a setting a good.. 700 years or so in the future, long after Earth was destroyed in nuclear armageddon..
Humanity survived though, either through colony ships that were launched in a last ditch effort to save the species, or from the colonies that were on Mars at the time of the third world war.
And new human nations rose across the quadrant, eventually forming into four major human-controlled powers: The Sol Empire, The United Arshan Federation, the Republic of Sion, and the Democratic Republic of Terra. The latter of which is also part of a powerful alien alliance called the Varkesh
Aliens are always fun. What was the inspirations for the setting? What started it all of? Was there a high concept that set it all of?
Literally it all started as a backstory for a character in a free form RP setting. All that existed back then was the name ‘United Arshian Federation’ (Not a typo – It was called Arshian instead of Arshan back then).
This universe has been building in my mind since my freshman year of high school. There’s some inspiration taken from games I’ve played, books I’ve read, and movies I’ve watched.
As an example, the story of how Titus Young formed the Sol Empire? Loosely inspired by Arcturus Mengsk.
When I was in high school I imagined this becoming a novel. I’m more interesting in GMing some table top games in the setting than writing stories at this point. But maybe.