The Colonia Region is located 22,000 light years from humanity's origin in the Sol system. It is home to the famous Colonia system, and a true frontier on the edge of the void. The rapidly-developing region offers pristine mining grounds, exploration opportunities, the chance to be a trail blazer on the edge of "civilized" space, and more.
Colonia became a hive of activity during mid-3302 after the discovery by CMDR Cly of Jaques Station following the starport's misjump to Beagle Point earlier that year. It is located on the edge of the galactic core regions, where the Near 3kpc Arm and Far 3kpc Arm converge with the Galactic Bar.
Its original designation was EOL PROU RS-T D3-94, but was submitted as a POI named "Colonia" to the Galactic Mapping Project on July 1st 3302, and the name was quickly adopted by the exploration community. The name subsequently became official via Universal Cartographics (Frontier Developments) several weeks later.
When people refer to 'Colonia' it may have several meanings depending on how broadly the term is being used.
In its most narrow sense, it may refer only to the Colonia system itself - this is the star system where Jaques Station is located. The star system has in turn given name to the nebula it is located within - the Colonia Nebula - and in a broader sense, 'Colonia' may refer to all the inhabited systems within this nebula.
Birth of a colony Edit
Colonia is humanity's first independently established colony beyond the frontier borders of the old worlds. Its inception began in late June 3302 when calls from the exploration community to ship meta alloy out to the stricken starport were made, and this lead to an initiative to establish a working colony in and around EOL PROU RS-T D3-94 - an initiative instigated by Olivia Vespera, and built upon via the Jaunt to Jaques - August Exodus expedition, set up by Jonus Treesong, Unrealization, and Erimus Kamzel. The expedition became the 2nd largest in human history, behind Distant Worlds, and close to 600 starships in two giant convoys ventured out to the region and helped establish the colony.
The Colonia Citizens Network, founded by Erimus Kamzel, Unrealization, Qohen Leth, and Souvarine soon followed, which offered a communications hub for colonists to utilise and form their own colonial society. From this the colony grew into a hub of activity which saw almost 2,000 colonists join the network and commit to emigrating out to the region during the months that followed.
Today CCN is administrated by a new generation of Custodians and Colonia as a whole is home to many factions that have emigrated out there and established infrastructure at many systems throughout the Colonia micro bubble.
On October 20, 3303, the Colonia Region's reputation for peace was tarnished by its first notable conflict. A criminal organization based out of the Carcosa system called The Nameless started attacking ships in the Colonia system. In response, the Colonia Council issued a call for aid from the galactic community to quell the insurgents. Likewise, The Nameless attempted to entice independent pilots to join their side and usurp the Colonia Council. By October 27, the Colonia Council had successfully rebuffed The Nameless and restored order.
The Colonia Exodus Edit
By December 7, 3303, after weeks of conflict in the Pleiades Nebula against the Thargoids, citizens of the Core Systems had been fleeing to the Colonia Region in droves. The Colonia Council announced a campaign to establish multiple new outposts throughout the Colonia Region to support the new arrivals, and placed an open order for construction materials at Pilkington Orbital in Einheriar. The campaign was successful and planning for the construction of the new outposts was begun.
On December 29, the Colonia Council reported that the number of refugees arriving in Colonia had skyrocketed in recent weeks, and the Thargoid attacks on stations in the Pleiades had only accelerated the rate of immigration. Many immigrants made the trek to Colonia out of fear that the Core Systems were the Thargoids' next target. Colonia Council spokesperson Magen Wolfe stated that although Colonia would continue to welcome new arrivals with open arms, but expressed skepticism that the Core Systems were in imminent danger and noted that the Colonia Region could only support a limited number of people in its current state of development. It was speculated that additional infrastructure expansion initiatives could be necessary to accommodate the exploding population.
Shoring defenses Edit
In light of ongoing Thargoid hostility and the aliens' arrival in the Core Systems, on March 1, 3304, two campaigns were launched to increase the Colonia region's security. The Arek Crimsion Vision Corporation requested a range of weapons to be delivered to Colonia, while authorities in the Colonia system announced their intention to build a new security installation.
Infrastructure research Edit
On May 17, 3304, scientists in Colonia led by Professor Alexei de la Vega began a research project to investigate the region's potential to support larger populations in the future. Professor de la Vega requested donations of microresources from independent pilots to conduct this research. The campaign was a success, and Professor de la Vega expressed hope that a framework for the Colonia Region's expansion could be established.
The Colonia Council of the Colonia Expansion Initiative set in motion plans to colonize the Colonia sector. The galactic community contributed resources to determine which organizations are most dedicated. Those organizations are allowed to colonize the systems.
Sandro Sammarco commented on the population of the Colonia Region:
"Although you're not going to see mega populations such as those present in core systems, populations on currently inhabited systems in the Colonia region can and *will* increase over time.
List of Inhabited Systems in ColoniaEdit
As of March 5, 3304, the Colonia Region contains 69 inhabited systems with 86 ports.
|System||Allegiance||Stations and Surface Ports|
|Aurora Astrum||Independent||Prisma Renata|
|Canis Subridens||Independent||Naboth Arsenal|
The Bone Yard
|Carlota||Independent||Cubil del Lobo|
|Earth Expeditionary Fleet||Independent||Vicktore's Promise|
|Edge Fraternity Landing||Independent||Concordia Hub|
|Eol Procul Centauri||Independent||Fort Mug|
|Eol Prou LW-L c8-48||Independent||Salted Womb|
|Eol Prou LW-L c8-127||Independent||Odin's Crag|
|Eol Prou QC-K c9-65||Independent||Tristan's Rest|
|Far Tauri||Independent||Chaydar Correctional|
|Garuda||Independent||Vera Rubin Complex|
|Hamlet's Harmony||Independent||McDonald Platform|
|Kajuku||Independent||Prince Kajukus Paradise|
|Kioti 368||Independent||Kremmen's Respite|
|Mriya||Independent||Taras Shevchenko Hub|
|Pytheas||Independent||Hipparque - Cartographers' University|
|Rodentia Petram||Independent||Rock Rats Reach|
|Santos Dumont||Independent||Brazilian Dream|
|Sovereign's Reach||Independent||Harold's Respite|
|Tenjin||Independent||Balakor's Research Post|
|White Sun||Independent||Eavesdown Docks|
- ↑ https://eliteccn.com/colonia-life/
- ↑ https://coloniagazette.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/birth-of-a-colony-the-colonia-story-so-far/
- ↑ Community Goal: Conflict in Colonia
- ↑ Galactic News: Conflict in Colonia Ends
- ↑ Community Goal: The Colonia Exodus
- ↑ Galactic News: Colonia Campaign Concludes
- ↑ Galactic News: Further Migration to Colonia
- ↑ GalNet: Arming Colonia
- ↑ GalNet: Protecting Colonia
- ↑ GalNet: Colonia Project Requests Microresources
- ↑ Colonia Campaign Concludes
- ↑ https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/352544-Suggestion-Increase-of-Colonia-Population?p=5524572#post5524572