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Bootean Federation: Member state of the Solomani
Confederation. One of Terra's
first major colonization efforts, the worlds of the rich Near Bootes Cluster
prospered throughout the Rule of Man.
Even when the Long Night fell, the 18 worlds of the Near Bootes Union survived
almost unscathed. By Dawn, the Union was a major political and economic
power. When the Solomani Autonomous
Region was established, many Union officials stepped forward to take
key positions in the new government. The Union became the Federation,
and one of its Chairmen, Karl Scott, co-authored the Charter.
Where in earlier times the Booteans led Confederation
politics, more recently they have opposed Party policy and growing SolSec
power. Large segments of the Federation leadership endorse the Reform Movement,
even going so far as to grant membership to the aliens of Labrys. In 5630
AD, two Booteans - Joshua Dahvin and Kathleen Ryan-Cox - became High Councilors
despite right-wing efforts to block their appointment. The two have boldly
spoken out in an effort to temper Party aggressiveness with typical Bootean
tolerance. -sta S&A