- The World
The Hyperborean galaxy is a place of square planets, talking asteroids, and colorful breathable air. It is home to various races and species, who inhabit worlds with the most bizarre laws of physics. Its inhabitants travel the galaxy via steampunk ships. They can only move on terraformed space roads established long ago by a mysteriously vanished alien race.
The galaxy partially terraformed with nebula-like clouds of breathable air in space. No more space suits! These clouds are generated by mysterious obelisks built by the extinct alien race people call “Demiurge“. These clouds not only mark the areas ships can travel through but also define which areas living beings can inhabit. Nothing can survive outside of them.
Solar Sails is rather a modern invention – the only possible method of space travel that helped reconnect the galaxy after thousands of years of isolation. The clouds emitted by the Solar Obelisks are not just oxygen nebulas, but ionized light particles that provide solar energy. This energy is utilized by solar panels installed on ships, thus giving them a non-depletable source of energy. These panels are called Solar Sails.
Unlike what the Galactic Federation officials claim, rum is a harmless drink used to calm the body and the soul. His Noodliness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, has approved it as a safe drink for all races. Yet, the Federation prohibits it. As a result, rum is often used as an alternative currency on the black market, and it’s worth a lot. For just a few barrels of rum, one can buy out a top-class ship engine.
The political situation in the Hyperborean galaxy is not an easy one. Two major superpowers, the Galactic Federation and the Arkhan Dominion are locked in an endless cold war. As a result, both are focused on gaining any military or economic advantage they can. Both are constantly searching for ancient alien technologies and sometimes develop their own.