Sword Worlds Subsector
("J" : Spinward Marches)
The Sword Worlds subsector is a loose confederation
of worlds all colonized in the same era. Originally
by Solomani exiles during
period -400 to -200, the Sword Worlds are named for legendary named
(and other arms) from the varied history of Terra.
Names include Tizon and Colada from the spanish El Cid,
the King Arthur epics.
Settled at about the same time, the many worlds have
at about the same rate technologically, and the worlds are remarkably
socially and culturally. Nevertheless, the relationships between
worlds have undergone many changes over the centuries. Worlds
into confederations; those interstellar governments
a safety of numbers. The precise nature of such confederations
a simple trading community (with preference to its members) to a
In 852, the Sword
Worlds Confederation was established with its capital at Joyeuse
(1123 Spinward Marches B464778-A).
It participated in the Third
Frontier War on the side of the Zhodani;
after the war, a coup by an anti-Imperial
transferred the capital to Gram.
All members of the Sword Worlds maintain independent
navies; they patrol their own systems
protection of trade. The Confederation Charter calls for the
of these forces in times of need; local admirals are then chosen (based
on their homeworld's financial, equipment, and troop contributions) to
lead fleets on operations.