Humans are one of the major civilizations in Master of Orion.
Background[edit | edit source]
Master of Orion[edit | edit source]
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares[edit | edit source]
Master of Orion 3[edit | edit source]
Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars[edit | edit source]
After ages of internal conflict and faced with dwindling natural resources on their home planet of earth, humanity finally came together to form a consolidated government, replacing the many nations once dotting its political landscape.
This new government brought unification eroding long-held distinctions based on race, color, creed and gender. Humanity thrive and at long last reached for the stars.
Now out of the Sol System the Human Republic arises.
The Humans always seem to see themselves as the underdogs of the Galactic Senate, even when they hold great power and influence. They act as if they do not care who likes them, yet are highly motivated by the opinions of others. They desire intergalactic respect on the political stage, yet are constantly beset by internal divisions. However, they are united in the fear that their race may one day be exterminated. The protection of their people is the strongest motivating factor for Humans. Sol, the long suffering home world of the Humans, has been on the brink of destruction more times than the Humans can count. Ravaged by countless wars and severe ecological disasters, early Human society had an abundance of experience in surviving disasters (especially those of their own making). By the time the Humans became concerned with their actions and began the unified effort to save Sol, it was too late and the planet was set on a course of decay.
In their time of dire need, the Bulrathi made a chance encounter with the Humans. The Bulrathi, who had already survived the near destruction of their home world, offered the Humans rudimentary planetology technology in order to partially revive Sol. With that kindness, humanity was able to rally and to continue the efforts of revitalizing Sol. The Humans have a democracy where all citizens vote on major issues. Presidents are elected for 8 year terms and are served by their many consultants, political groups, and advisors. All advisors, from the Chiefs of Staff, who oversee the combined Human military efforts, to the Xeno-relations Council that focuses on international affairs of diplomacy, are focused on making the Human race a force to truly be reckoned with in the intergalactic age. The Humans, declaring their place in the universe, refuse to fall after coming so far.
The Human race has a bloody history. Centuries of constant conflict have left them stubborn and seemingly aggressive to some species, however they have also learned the values of perseverance and duty. Humanity has come a long way in a short time. Not long ago they existed as 200+ sovereign nations, each with its own agenda. Now they've learned to look past their differences and form a unified republic, but it was not without fault. The early days of de-nationalization sparked global conflict which culminated in a space race between two major powers. Both built and launched colonial vessels, but only one arrived safely, the other wouldn't be heard from again for almost 200 years.
Humanity exists now as a noble species who put trade and diplomacy before military might but that's not to say they will not stand up for themselves. There's an old Human expression they like to use when speaking to the other powers of the galaxy, "Speak softly and carry a big stick." This philosophy is at the very heart of mankind's interaction with the wider galaxy. Led by a President, the Human Republic has been known to be a stabilizing force and have almost never refused to aid a civilization in need. They're also known for their military might, which they use mostly for defensive purposes.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Diplomatic, Stubborn, Charismatic
- Counterespionage: -25%
- Diplomacy: Improved Negotiations
- Starting Tech: Government
Relations with other races[edit | edit source]
Strategies[edit | edit source]
You must explore and find planets to colonise. Resources, research and food are important. Building up your military will protect you from pirates and from invasion by other life forms.
Gallery[edit | edit source]