Octavius

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System Overview[edit]

The Octavius System is located between Solrain and Amananth, and presently consists of 25 sectors. The Octavians have built four space stations – Octavius Core Station, Great Pillars Station, Outpost Station, and Octavius Depot. The primary stations are located near the dominant planets of the Octavius System – Ares Prime, Martius, and Cinatus, respectively.[1][2]

Octavius Core: Ares Prime[edit]

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Ares Prime
Population 4,000,000,000
Orbital Station Octavius Core
Capital City Trivera
Faction Octavius
Cities of Note Nova Carthago, Eiro
Factional Capitol Yes

Corporations: Infinite Heavy Industries, Dorator, Aristio, Annihilitech, Octave Propulsion Labs

The traditional seat of government from ancient times until “The Strife” in 35BT, Ares Prime won the right to be named the “primary planet” of the Octavius system when the Empire joined TRI. In today’s post-TRI era, even though Octavius Core remains the largest station by far, it has been surpassed in trade and traffic by Outpost.

The Great Pillars: Martius[edit]

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Martius
Population 4,100,000,000 (disputed)
Orbital Station Great Pillars
Capital City Etruscera
Faction Octavius
Cities of Note Alva Longa, Perdios, Danubia
Factional Capitol Yes

Corporations: Infinite Heavy Industries, Dorator, Aristio, Annihilitech, Octave Propulsion Labs

Martius has long been known for its martial academies where the best warriors are prepared for a life of combat and vigilance. Although it’s inhabitants are convinced of their own superiority, the more remote location of Great Pillars station has caused the importance of Martius to flag somewhat in modern times.

Outpost: Cinatus[edit]

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Cinatus
Population 3,900,000,000 (disputed)
Orbital Station Outpost
Capital City Cina
Faction Octavius
Cities of Note Lepsia, Bizyanth, Justos, Phyrra
Factional Capitol Yes

Corporations: Infinite Heavy Industries, Dorator, Aristio, Annihilitech, Octave Propulsion Labs

The Cinati take exception if Cinatus is referred to as the “third planet of the empire” – an attitude that might be justified. Owing to its “gateway” location, Outpost has become the leader in trade, and is the station of choice for most Octavian factionalist squads to call home.

Societal Overview[edit]

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Octavius is known for its commonly mercenary attitudes, where blood is often thinner than water. This gives rise to all manner of internal power struggles, as various squads and rogue gangs constantly scramble for some semblance of control. The typical mindset of these groups is simply Might Makes Right. Perhaps this is why the weapons coming from Octavius are rarely paralleled in raw power and effectiveness. Ship speeds are slightly lower than other factions on average, though the single engine design often employed does allow for double the afterburn time. A few inter-faction equipment trades can make these vessels some of the most feared in the universe. Civilian life is a constant battle for survival in Octavius. This might shed some light to the large number of volunteers for the jump pilot program, as well as the tendency of most Octavians to trust no one.

Station Views
Octavius Tactical View.
Tactical View
Octavius Launch View
Launch View


Due to frequent civil wars ranging in scale from regional to inter-planetary, Octavius is frequently resource poor. Their war torn populations often struggle through famines and breakdowns of basic services. Octavian pilots prefer to gain recognition for actions of personal glory through combat, mining, trading, exploration, and controlling TRI’s beacon system.[3]

Political Overview[edit]

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Governmental Structure: Hereditary Triune Monarchy
Capital Planets: Ares Prime, Martius, Cinatus

The Octavian Empire is ruled by a triumvirate of three emperors, each one believing that his hereditary claim to the throne of the entire Empire is the most direct by both blood and tradition. . This has lead to not one but three different seats of government – one on each planet.

During the years that Octavius was part of the The Reconstruction Initiative Treaty (26.4 AT – 105.10 AT), each member Faction was required to have a “single point of contact” from its Factional government to TRI. After much in-fighting and another brief civil war, Ares Prime was named the “primary” planet of the system, and only its leader could officially use the title Emperor. The leaders of Martius and Cinatus were forced to use the title of Co-Emperor. Once TRI dissolved and reformed as a corporate entity, the illusion of “co-emperors” was swept away.[4]

Imperial Triune
Emperor, Ares Prime: Venticus Marius (m)
Emperor, Martius: Atticus Septus (m)
Emperor, Cinatus: Cineon (m)
Consuls
Consul for Ares Prime: Tesios Muca (m)
Consul for Martius: Cicero Rnenta (m)
Consul for Cinatus: Nestro Zagabi (m)
Station Governors
Octavius Core: Hasdrubar Carto (m)
Great Pillars: Junia Montona (f)
Outpost: Zenobia Zvera (f)

Rank Matrix[edit]

RECRUIT
Level Mark Rank Experience
0 Recruit 0
ENLISTED
Level Mark Rank Experience
1 Private 2,000
2 Specialist 4,000
3 Corporal 8,800
4 Sergeant 15,700
5 Staff Sergeant 25,000
6 Master Sergeant 37,000
7 First Sergeant 51,600
8 Sergeant Major 69,000
9 Senior Sergeant 89,300
OFFICERS
Level Mark Rank Experience
10 Lancer 112,600
11 First Lancer 140,000
12 Master Lancer 169,000
13 Senior Lancer 202,000
14 Marksman 240,000
15 First Marksman 280,000
16 Master Marksman 325,000
17 Senior Marksman 372,000
18 Gunner 424,000
19 Master Gunner 480,000
COMMANDERS
Level Mark Rank Experience
20 Commander 540,000
21 First Commander 605,000
22 Master Commander 675,000
23 Senior Commander 750,000
24 Brigadier 828,000
25 First Brigadier 911,000
26 Master Brigadier 1,000,000
27 Senior Brigadier 1,100,000
28 Brigadier General 1,200,000
29 General 1,300,000
COUNCIL MEMBERS
Level Mark Rank Experience
30 Mentor 1,407,000
31 First Mentor 1,520,000
32 Senior Mentor 1,640,000
33 Preceptor 1,770,000
34 First Preceptor 1,910,000
35 High Preceptor 2,065,000
36 Phaeton 2,230,000
37 First Phaeton 2,400,000
38 High Phaeton 2,650,000
39 Empirius 3,000,000
HIGH HEROES
Level Mark Rank Experience
40 Praetorius 3,300,000
41 First Praetorius 3,700,000
42 High Praetorius 4,200,000
43 Ardean 4,700,000
44 First Ardean 5,300,000
45 Master Ardean 5,900,000
46 Vendictor 6,500,000
47 First Vendictor 7,500,000
48 High Vendictor 8,500,000
PREMIERS
Level Mark Rank Experience
49 Octavius Alterion 9,500,000
50 Octavius Optimus 12,000,000
  1. The original, pre-Depot construction JOSSH text read as follows: "The Octavius System is located between Solrain and Amananth, and consists of approximately 20 sectors. At present the Octavians have built 3 space stations - Octavius Core Station, Great Pillars Station, and Outpost Station. These stations are located near the dominant planets of the Octavius System - Ares Prime, Martius, and Cinatus." This text was changed when the Depot stations were built. See following footnote.
  2. The post-Depot JOSSH entry for this section read as follows: "The Octavius System is located between Solrain and Amananth, and consists of approximately 20 sectors. At present the Octavians have built 4 space stations - Octavius Core Station, Great Pillars Station, Outpost Station, and Octavius Depot Station. These first 3 stations are located near the dominant planets of the Octavius System - Ares Prime, Martius, and Cinatus. Octavius Depot Station was recently built and is where many pilots who do not own their own stations keep extra equipment." This text was changed for JGT.
  3. This section originally read as follows in the original JOSSH Bibliography entry: "Octavius is known for its commonly mercenary attitudes, where blood is often thinner than water. Other than genetics and bloodline, there is no unifying organization to Octavius as a whole. This gives rise to all manner of inner-faction power struggles, as various squads and rogue gangs constantly scramble for some semblance of control. The typical mindset of these groups is simply Might Makes Right. Perhaps this is why the weapons coming from Octavius Core (the seat of the system) are rarely paralleled in effectiveness and low power consumption. Ship speeds are slightly lower than other factions on average. A few inter-faction equipment trades can make these vessels some of the most feared in the universe. Civilian life is a constant battle for survival in Octavius. This might shed some light to the large number of volunteers for the TRI funded branch, as well as the tendency of most Octavians to trust no one. Octavius is resource poor, often struggling through famines and food shortages. This drives the Octavian involvement in The Reconstruction Initiative, as resources must constantly be transported from external sectors of space to feed a largely broken civilization. Octavian pilots prefer to gain recognition for actions of personal glory and personal financial success. This includes combat, mining, trading, and exploration, fitting in nicely with TRI's objectives."
  4. The original JGC JOSSH Bibliography text for this section read as follows: "The Octavian Empire is a triumvirate consisting of one emperor and two co-emperors, each one proclaiming himself to be the true ruler of the empire. This has lead to not one but three different seats of government - one on each planet." - The current text was changed for JGT.