Basic Traveller Universe Overview

DigrizJB

Mongoose
Which raises another omniscient narrator question - Mongoose Universe is set before the Fifth Frontier War? Does the Mongoose timeline split from the Classic Traveller Universe in that respect? Will there be a Fifth Frontier War? I don't want to know about the other stuff that came after that, Regicide and intelligent wafers corrupting Starship AI and Homicidal Herbivores.

BTW - you pony types are Homicidal / Omnicidal, Herbivores not just "Militant." Grass grazing, steppe dwelling sociopaths. - But I like your writing.
 

AndrewW

Cosmic Mongoose
Which raises another omniscient narrator question - Mongoose Universe is set before the Fifth Frontier War? Does the Mongoose timeline split from the Classic Traveller Universe in that respect? Will there be a Fifth Frontier War? I don't want to know about the other stuff that came after that, Regicide and intelligent wafers corrupting Starship AI and Homicidal Herbivores.

Yes, the Fifth Frontier War is coming up in the Mongoose timeline.
 

Sigtrygg

Emperor Mongoose
The Solomani Hypothesis:
Solomani Hypothesis: The theory that the many scattered human races in the
galaxy all originated on Terra and were transported to their current homeworlds
by an alien race (the Ancients) for purposes which remain unclear. Most other human
races accept the idea, but lend it no special importance. The hypothesis is used
by the Solomani Movement (q.v.1 as a basis for its claims for Solomani racial
superiority.
The so-called Solomani Hypothesis (that Terra was the homeworld of Humaniti,
and that all other human races developed from primitive specimens transported
from Terra by the Ancients) gained wide-spread acceptance in modern times
through i t s active advocacy by Magis Sergei haut-Devroe (64 to 141). In fact, the
notion that Terra was man's home world had been widely accepted during the Rule
of Man for several reasons.
When the region of Sol was reincorporated into the
lmperium in 588, a small historical mission verified, to no one's great surprise,
haut-Devroe's Solomani Hypothesis
By the way wafer technology is OTU canon, dating back to the 200s.
 
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ottarrus

Cosmic Mongoose
A little late with this but WELCOME! to the board @Zombiecowboy .
There are a lot of resources out there to help you dig into the OTU [Official Traveller Universe] and a lot of us old grognards are happy to help.
In addition to Third Imperium book, let me also suggest Behind the Claw, also from Mongoose. BtC offers you a sandbox to play with in two sectors [the Spinward Marches and Deneb] as well as an overview of Imperial society and its institutions.
 

Bromo_Ivory

Mongoose
@G'Naakbusters This is a great write up for the referee but it leads me to a version question. In Classic GDW Traveller wasn't the Terran theory of Humaniti's Origins still in dispute circa 1105? There were adventures that changed the course of accepted evolutionary theory. Should some of your excellent articles be redacted for character use?
The part about the Ancients, well most or even all of it should be redacted. IIRC, even the fact that all the Chirpers and Droyne were the same race AND also the same stock as the Ancients I think isn't known or was only recently realized.

And of course the Genoee think they were the ancients.....
 

Sigtrygg

Emperor Mongoose
The "Secret of the Ancients" is known to only one group of Travellers, and I doubt if they will talk.

Also worth pointing out that there several civilisations that pre-date Grandfather, some of which may be less than happy with him and his brood.
THE FIRST STARFARERS
We place the age of the universe at more than thirteen billion years.
The oldest stars in Charted Space are dim red dwarfs some ten billion years old.
Intelligent life first appeared in Charted Space more than two billion years ago.
Intelligent life first began sub-light travel between the stars more than a billion years ago. Short-lived beings found sublight travel tedious and frustrating and contented themselves with confinement to a few star systems. Longer lived races ranged far and wide using generation ships, cold sleep, and even electronic personality transfers.
 

Zombiecowboy

Mongoose
A little late with this but WELCOME! to the board @Zombiecowboy .
There are a lot of resources out there to help you dig into the OTU [Official Traveller Universe] and a lot of us old grognards are happy to help.
In addition to Third Imperium book, let me also suggest Behind the Claw, also from Mongoose. BtC offers you a sandbox to play with in two sectors [the Spinward Marches and Deneb] as well as an overview of Imperial society and its institutions.
Thank you! I will definitely look into that.
 

Jetrock

Mongoose
@G'Naakbusters This is a great write up for the referee but it leads me to a version question. In Classic GDW Traveller wasn't the Terran theory of Humaniti's Origins still in dispute circa 1105? There were adventures that changed the course of accepted evolutionary theory. Should some of your excellent articles be redacted for character use?
I think the Solomani Hypothesis was generally accepted (if denied by some, largely for political rather than scientific reasons) in the circa 1100 Imperium setting, but the secrets of the Ancients are still supposedly secret (and the Geonee still claim they're the Ancients!) and even the connection between the Chirpers and the Droyne is little known.
 

G'Naakbusters

Banded Mongoose
BTW - you pony types are Homicidal / Omnicidal, Herbivores not just "Militant." Grass grazing, steppe dwelling sociopaths. - But I like your writing.
The nerve! Someone's asking for a trampling! :p

(You're not wrong, of course, but I link my defence of the K'kree here:)

Post in thread 'Zhodani Boogeymen' https://forum.mongoosepublishing.com/threads/zhodani-boogeymen.123173/post-950311

As for the question of player awareness, others have answered in my absence, but yes some of it isn't common knowledge in-universe -- mostly the parts relevant to the Ancients and the Droyne.
 
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