The primary colonization project
within the Regina subsector of Spinward
Marches. Originally conceived in 987 to utilize the resources
(1808 Spinward Marches), the project began its execution phase in 1089,
shortly after the Fourth Frontier War.
Large numbers of colonists were recruited and shipped in cold sleep
the Imperial core, with arrival
times set from 1110 to 1120. Simultaneously,
preparations on Forboldn began, with detailed planetary surveys
to pinpoint resources and initial building projects to prepare industry
and quarters for the arrival of colonists.
An interesting aspect of such colonization projects is
the recruitment method used to supply the personnel who will actually
the colony function. Since virtually no amount of money will
individual to leave his home and livelihood for the bleak desolation of
a colony world, the Ministry of Colonization has established seveal
to produce colonists. Most obvious is the colonize in lieu of
However, several other programs have also shown signs of success.
In the unemployment insurance program, high population worlds have
used the colonization project as a means of reducing unemployment over
the long term. In a similar medical insurance program, indigents
to obtain medical treatment are provided with their needs in exchange
signing on to a colony.
The needs of a colony for skills are met through
the anagathics program; qualified (and aged) individuals can be
with anagathics to extend their life spans in return for their
such skills as administration, mechanical crafts, or medical
Finally, land grants to retiring veterans has provided a cadre for the
new colony's military and police forces.