Post by MinnesotaNationalist on May 12, 2016 19:28:13 GMT
Yes, that is what I'm calling this AAR (would this be a MAR, mid-action report?) of Stellaris as, who else, Minnesota. But not just Minnesota, Space Avian Minnesota!
Ethos: Fanatic Xenophile-Individualist (I get a lot of foreigners to more easily populate my empire, which I'm constantly expanding by colonizing other planets, especially within my sphere of influence). Traits: Resilient (+10 or 20 years to life of leaders), Adaptable (+10 habitability to all planets), sedentary (more resilient to moving to another planet), Tundra Preference (+80 habitability to Tundra planets, +60 to Arctic and Arid, the rest don't really matter) FTL method: Wormhole
Our story starts in 2200, when scientist figure out how to create wormholes, one side using a station and other not needing one. A great day says president Beak of Khaki, thee who will lead Minnesota into the Space age, and the planet of Saint Paul celebrates. Minnesotan science ships travel to other nearby stars, most notably planets that now make up Minneapolis, Saint Anthony, and Duluth, later to be followed up with travel to the planets that make up Stillwater and Forest Lake. This Scientific adventure was led by the Science legend Claws of Bronze.
It was at Stillwater (Star known as Washington) that the first signs of other space faring empires emerged: The Grand Duchy of All Adnoran. Beak of Khaki tried to be friendly, but they refused and declared me as a rival. After some time, Beak of Khaki had to do the same in return.
The first colony was founded in about 2220, when Minneapolis was founded. Over the next 30 years, 4 more colonies would be founded in Duluth, Stillwater, Bloomington, and the most recent in 2050 would be Saint Cloud.
Near Saint Cloud, another set of Aliens, who'd also become my enemies, were found: The Lyrite Coalition. They from the very start showed they didn't want to be friends, and Beak of Khaki return their unfriendliness.
Already by 2250, Minnesota has shown itself as a great power on the Galactic Scale, only rivaled by the Adnorans. --------------------------- The next 50 years showed grand shifts in Minnesota, going from a great power to thee great power, saw the death of the old generation and replaced by a new, and saw a large amount of colonization and immigration by friends previously unknown
We start with the discovery of the Harmonious Alliance (the purple and blue guys at the top of the map) in the 2250's, thanks to another discovery by Claws of Bronze. He soon would be sent on an expedition to explore the lands of the Harmonious Alliance, who showed that they'd be willing to be great friends with the Minnesotans.
Large waves of new colonies were set up in this time frame, generally set up into 2 waves: The 2260-70 wave, and the 2280-90 wave. The former created new colonies in Bemidji, New Ulm, and most importantly, Mankato, the first arctic planet colonized. It was also here that the first Yapathis (one of the core members of the Harmonious Alliance) migrated into Minnesota, and it was at Mankato that the treaty of Mankato was signed, officially having Minnesota join the Harmonious Alliance (sometimes called afterward as the Mankato Pact). Not long later, a Harmonious Lyrite puppet, known as the Lyrite Commonwealth, also joined the Alliance and soon the Harmonious Alliance came to become the Harmonious Federation (Also called the Mankato Fedeation).
Sadly, starting in the 2270's, a decade of darkness started for Minnesotans as the old vanguard heroes started to die off, starting with Claws of Bronze at the age of 115. Beak of Khaki, aged 113, realized his own demise was coming here soon, thus declared a successor in Feathers of White, a governor that had long ruled over Saint Paul. Beak of Khaki himself would die in 2 years, and his successor wouldn't live much longer. With the death of Feathers of White, a power struggle broke out, ultimately won by another governor known as Eyes of Orange, but he would only rule for 5 years before being replaced with the current president, Wings of Indigo, a scientist of all things. Wings of Indigo is currently leading a golden age for Minnesota, started the 2280-90 round of colonization, totaling 4 planets colonized, and another round of colonizing starting in 2299 is just about to start.
On top of Wings of Indigo leading a golden age, he also got his turn in 2293 to lead the Mankato Federation, and used that opportunity to fight Minnesota's old nemesis, the Adnorans (now called the Serene Adnoran Nation). In a 3 year long war, the Adnorans were finally put down, Minnesota taking 2 border planets from them and slicing off a puppet. After this war, the Mankato Federation, with Minnesota as it's major enforcer, is truly the dominant force in the galaxy.
2300 will be the century of the Minnesotans ------------------------------- Stellaris is owned by Paradox Interactive
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Rhand: Unfortunately, South America is harder, because nothing ever happens there.
Nov 19, 2018 19:19:29 GMT
futurist: Good luck to you, MN!
Jan 17, 2019 5:10:51 GMT
MinnesotaNationalist: well, that was the most underwhelming jury duty ever. Came in one day, was told to go home, and now I'm told that I'm not needed anymore for this session.
Jan 23, 2019 4:26:12 GMT
ieph: I've been actually thinking of just spending my time here, gradually decreasing my presence in AH.com. But in the meantime, I'm spending my time reviving one of my old WIPs sadly lost to the sands of time (I guess)
Jul 23, 2019 11:24:08 GMT
ieph: In fact, I'm even thinking of reviving my wikibox TL right here.
Jul 23, 2019 20:21:52 GMT
jennysnooper87: If that's the case, would it be okay if I moved the TL from AH.com to this site?
Aug 21, 2019 1:53:59 GMT
railmotive: Checking out this website, seems quite nice.
Oct 23, 2019 22:35:16 GMT