“Though the sun may set again today, I fear not the night,
At my side, the flame of liberty, forever burning bright.”
- - TIAF National Anthem
“One federation, for the peace and unity of the galaxy!”
- - TIAF Motto
The Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation (more commonly called the TIAF, Tybusen Federation, Tybusenia, or simply the Tybusen), is an alliance native to the Bunsen Galaxy consisting of over 50 member nations and over 250,000 systems. They are very diplomatic and friendly, and are always searching for new allies. They are backed by a massive military power, which destroys all who threaten the Federation's safety or interests. Though relatively young, the Federation is quickly growing to become one of the new great Gigaquadrant powers.
Founded in 270 SY (approximately 2393 AD in Earth years) by the Tybusen, Metedarl, and Singtoo races, the Federation overcame numerous initial hardships to become the dominant nation in the Larson Arm and one of the five most powerful civilizations in the entire Bunsen Galaxy. Though devastated by several wars in the recent past with their enemies, the Levisala Confederacy and the Vespan Federation of Planets, the TIAF has become the most powerful civilization of Bunsen and an influential intergalactic power in the years since they established contact with the rest of the First Gigaquadrant.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Origins
- 1.2 Genesis Era (270 SY - 422 SY)
- 1.3 Galactic Age (422 SY - 666 SY)
- 1.4 Golden Age (666 SY - 1570 SY)
- 1.5 Intergalactic Contact Age (1570 SY - 1776 SY)
- 1.6 Days of Darkness (1776 SY - 1808 SY)
- 1.7 Intergalactic Age (1808 SY - 1824 SY)
- 1.8 Post-Annihilation Era (1824.1 SY - 1824.80 SY)
- 1.9 Twilight Era (1825 SY - Present)
- 2 Government
- 3 Astrography
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Military
- 6 Technology
- 7 Relations
- 8 Quotes
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Navigation
The TIAF has existed for nearly 400 years, not nearly as long as some of the other civilizations of the universe, but within its short lifespan so far, the Federation has had a very illustrated history, with many times of war and many times of peace.
The TIAF was founded in 270 SY by the Tybusen, Metedarl, and Singtoo on Dunus-2, with the goal of creating an allied federation for the common welfare and defense of the local Tyrusan and Kylessan Star Clusters and eventually, the whole Janus Sector. The Federation can trace its roots to other small alliances established in Tyrus-Kylessa prior to 270 SY, such as the Central Kylessa Treaty Alliance of the Metedarl, Corgel, and Fernikki, as well as the more ancient Terran Federation.
Genesis Era (270 SY - 422 SY)
The young Federation grew quickly in its early days, attracting many residents of Tyrus-Kylessa with the proposition of a sort of local commonwealth. By 306 SY, most of Tyrus-Kylessa had joined the Federation, either with enthusiasm or cautious optimism. National expeditions established contact with the future TIAF territories to the north and south: Anthalti, Jaylisia, Erion, and the Core Rim.
However, the early Federation was extremely prone to in-fighting amongst its members, derailing many national projects and programs that relied on cooperation from all species. The Singtoo, Kirgle, Popper, and Dubel had an infamous conflict that regularly embroiled the Tyrusan Star Cluster into territory wars, all while the Federation faced a potential threat in the south from the Erionians. Trust in Tybusen leadership began to wane throughout the 300's SY, reaching a head when the Tybusen economy collapsed in 382 SY, forcing the Tybusen to ground their Space Program. The more wary members, such as the Popper and Jigoku, began to threaten to withdraw from the Federation.
Luckily for the TIAF, the ambitious new ruler Xavier I emerged as the new Tybusen emperor, organizing massive reforms and massive expansion of the Tybusen Empire with the help of Captain Lorrelas. The rapid reinvigoration of the Tybusen was encouraging to some and alarming to others. Independent nations bordering the TIAF were especially alarmed, such as the Intimadando, who were locked in a stalemate with the Fernikki and were worried that the expanding Tybusen Empire might assist the Fernikki due to TIAF obligations. The Intimadando attempted to preemptively subdue the threat, but only incurred the wrath of the Tybusen, whose resulting assistance to the Fernikki spelled the end for the Intimadando and the beginning of renewed faith in the Tybusen to lead the Federation.
Galactic Age (422 SY - 666 SY)
Now more willing to cooperate with each other, TIAF nations began to form a more coherent group and a more coherent Federation, prepared to become the local power of the Janus Sector. The long-awaited success of the federal technology-sharing program (the Technological Integration Program) and interstate infrastructure program greatly improved living conditions in the TIAF as well as greatly improving their quality of scientific research. A more well-organized military began to take shape in the form of the Assault Armada and Domestic Defense.
As the TIAF continued to expand at home and into its frontiers, it also began to explore the rest of the galaxy for other powerful civilizations. An expedition to the Core established contact with the Bunsen Grox in 570 SY, sparking an exploration rush into the unexplored regions of the galaxy. By 670 SY, contact had been established with the other three future galactic powers as well as the Coleph League. As the galaxy began to grow closer together with contact established, the TIAF began to also exercise some of its authority as a galactic power, settling a dispute between the GSC and AWA as well as attempting to foster their ideals in other galactic nations.
The Federation would face its first major conflict as a coherent group in 628 SY, where war broke out between a loose coalition of Erionians and Federation members involved in Erion. This conflict, the Erion Wars, would be the Federation's test to see if they were truly the Janus Sector power, as Erion had comparable technology and industrial potential to the TIAF. The new Assault Armada proceeded to showcase its country's strength by successfully defeating the Erionian coalition without much of the technological edge it would have in future conflicts. Having successfully defeated and conquered one of its biggest rivals in the region, the TIAF had now established themselves as the Janus Sector power and expanded along the Larson Arm now virtually unopposed.
Golden Age (666 SY - 1570 SY)
The end of the Erion Wars was the dawn of a golden age of science, culture, and discovery for the TIAF. A proud Federation continued to expand and fortify its position in Janus and Mellus, coming into their own as a true galactic power with improved technology and vast swathes of space under their command. An optimistic Federation society flourished in culture and harmony, progressing at a rate that many argue is still unparalleled even in post-Intergalactic Contact. TIAF culture also began to gain popularity abroad, laying the foundation for democratization movements in many major galactic nations (though not many were fully successful). The TIAF's development of the Wormhole Key in this age was crucial to the development of the galactic interaction network and lent itself to TIAF dominance as the major nations of the galaxy came to be far more integrated.
However, the mostly aptly-titled Golden Age would not always be quite so bright. The development of the Planet Buster, the first major TIAF WMD, led to widespread protests across the Federation, especially in Erion. The Erion uprisings would eventually grow to be violent, eliciting an almost equally-violent crackdown from the military on the unrest. The combination of this and the outcome of the Erion Wars earlier in the TIAF's history would be among the major factors of the outbreak of the TIAF Civil War. The rapidly-shrinking gaps between the major galactic powers would also spark the TIAF's infamous rivalry with the Levisala Confederacy, whose mutual distrust with the TIAF rapidly escalated into bitter hostility by the end of the Golden Age.
Intergalactic Contact Age (1570 SY - 1776 SY)
The end of the prosperous Golden Age had begun with a series of two brief wars between the major powers of the galaxy, the AWA-GSC-BGE Core Conflict and the TIAF-Levisala Caigiancia War, collectively known as the Sunset Wars. Rising tensions between the AWA and GSC ultimately boiled over into a full-scale war despite TIAF attempts to resolve their differences. The TIAF refused to officially get involved in the war due to either side being one of their allies, even after the war primarily became GSC-AWA cooperation against the BGE, a rival of the TIAF. Some citizens and junior military officers briefly left the TIAF to assist the faction of their choice in the original GSC-AWA part of the war, though many returned after a new conflict emerged that threatened the TIAF at home: the Caigiancia War.
The Caigiancia War was a result of failed talks between the TIAF and Levisala to resolve the long-standing dispute of ownership of the Caigiancia Run wormhole, having rapidly degenerated from a relatively minor political disagreement to the catalyst of the TIAF-Levisala rivalry. TIAF forces were caught off-guard by the sudden declaration of war and were unable to prevent the Levisala from entering Erion via Caigiancia Run, but were able to confine the advance to West Erion and ultimately pushed back, seizing the territory around Caigiancia Run as payback. The TIAF would ultimately be able to hold their position and won full ownership of Caigiancia Run.
After the Caigiancia War, the TIAF began to consider sending expeditions to neighboring galaxies in search of extragalactic civilization, a goal now feasible thanks to improved interstellar transportation technology. The first expeditions established contact with some smaller civilizations in the Adriana Nebula and Portea Galaxy, though the high point of Intergalactic Contact came when Captain Lorrelas established contact with the Delpha Coalition of Planets and Seven Starr Alliance, introducing Bunsen to the First Gigaquadrant and opening the rest of the universe to the TIAF.
Days of Darkness (1776 SY - 1808 SY)
The embittered Levisala, vowing revenge for their loss in the Caigiancia War, began a project to revive the Skelewalkers, an ancient demonic race that had once threatened all life in the Galaxy. The TIAF and her allies, the GSC and AWA, ordered the Levisala to stand down. When the Levisala ignored their ultimatum, the TIAF declared war on the Levisala, starting the devastating First Bunsen War. The TIAF, AWA, and GSC formed the Resistance, committed to stopping the imperial ambitions of the Levisala Union, comprised of the Levisala, Bunsen Grox, and Skelewalkers.
While the GSC and AWA had major success in their fronts with the Bunsen Grox, the TIAF found itself fighting a defensive war against a Levisala blitz, culminating in a climatic battle over Tropicana in which the combined Resistance effort smashed the invading Levisala fleets, opening the way for the TIAF to turn the tide of the war and eventually defeat the Levisala and Skelewalkers. The TIAF would then defeat the Bunsen Grox with help from a democratic uprising aiming to restore democracy to the Bunsen Grox. This uprising would later become the new Bunsen Grox government, the Bunsen Grox Republic.
The Erionians, mired in frustration that had only been amplified by the early TIAF losses in the First Bunsen War, began to contemplate armed rebellion once again. Inspired by the bold actions of the DCP Warlords in the DCP Civil War, the disillusioned band of Erionians resolved to gain their independence once and for all. Kicking off this TIAF Civil War with a kidnapping of Captain Lorrelas at the Harvest Festival, the Erionians (joined by a group of similar rebels from Anthalti) showed surprising resilience against superior TIAF firepower and industry, working their way through the Heartlands before ultimately taking control of Tropicana in a shocking loss for the TIAF. Many TIAF citizens, fearful of being persecuted by the new Rebel government, escaped to the Delpha Province along with most of the TIAF military and original government.
Severely cut down in size and in desperate need to reclaim their lost territories, the TIAF quickly got to work rebuilding their fleets and upgrading the industry and infrastructure of the Delpha Province. Timely assistance from the GSC and AWA prevented any attacks on Delpha from the newly-dubbed Rebel government, the Vespan Federation of Planets. Pockets of resistance remaining in the Heartlands as well as a failure on the VFP's part to take advantage of the Heartlands' industrial power allowed the TIAF to return to a level of superiority over their rebel rivals. The TIAF quickly initiated a re-conquest of their lost homeland territories, a brief conflict called the War of Redemption in which the TIAF utterly devastated anything the VFP threw at them. Despite the overwhelming TIAF victory, the VFP managed to survive due to intervention from the Adriana Pirate Alliance, who greatly outnumbered the exhausted TIAF fleet at the time.
Intergalactic Age (1808 SY - 1824 SY)
Confused and intrigued by reports of a zombie outbreak in the Kraw Galaxy, the TIAF investigated the strange undead uprising and was drawn into the universe-wide war against the corpse armies of Moxix Breek, in a conflict called the Holy Shadow War. While efforts to research cures for the zombie infections were inconclusive, the war came to a climatic close after the military destroyed one of Moxix's Dark Orbs which had been hovering over Tropicana. This indirectly contributed to Moxix's loss of power and ultimately the collapse of the zombie hordes that had threatened the universe.
Interested in expansion abroad now that affairs at home seemed to be in order, the Federation colonized the distant Wental Galaxy, a smaller galaxy on the edge of the charted First Gigaquadrant. The Galaxy was filled with smaller, less-advanced races bound together by an organization called the Wentals. The TIAF had hoped to establish good relations with the Wentals, but an affair involving the TIAF's neutrality in the Wental-Iteok conflict and the resulting violent response from a member of the Alliance ultimately drew the TIAF into combat against the Wentals in what is called The War for Wental. With superior technology and numbers as well as indirect assistance from the Iteok, the TIAF utterly curb-stomped the Wentalian resistance, hoping to prove to the Wentals that the TIAF was not a force to be reckoned with. While the conflict called the War for Wental officially ended when the Wentals managed to defeat the Iteok, the TIAF-Wental conflict would continue for quite a bit longer after that.
The battered Levisala had patiently bided their time since the First Bunsen War, waiting for the conditions to be right for revenge against the TIAF. The Levisala, now armed with allies in the form of the TIAF rebels the VFP, the alternate-timeline TIAF the United Bunsen Republic, and the TIAF arch-enemies the Wentals, found their opportunity in the wake of the War for Wental and initiated a surprise attack against the four Allied powers, the TIAF, AWA, GSC, and BGR. While the Levisala came away with many early victories, it was not to last as the Allies mobilized and quickly began to close in on the heart of the Levisala and their allies. Unforeseen circumstances, however, prevented a decisive victory this time around.
Post-Annihilation Era (1824.1 SY - 1824.80 SY)
The arrival of the Annihilation instantly put many galactic activities to a halt as the galaxy's natives prepared to board the Vi'Navitum Ark and escape to safety. However, the Xhodocto destroyed the arriving Ark before it could load the Galaxy, leaving the Galaxy helpless in the face of certain death.
Or so they thought. The galaxy was saved in the nick of time by Bunsen's overwatchers, the Illia'Akes, who ripped Bunsen from the First Gigaquadrant just as the Xhodocto fog had begun to enter it. The Illia'Akes introduced themselves to the TIAF and the rest of Bunsen's natives as the galaxy's official guardians, and explaining that the galaxy had been moved into the Illia'Akes's secure dimension known as Divine Realm. Things were not so tranquil forever, however, as a military commander of the Vodra'Ta, the Illia'Akes' counterparts, capitalized on the weakening of the Illia'Akes from the transport of Bunsen and quickly began to put pressure on the galaxy's saviors. The TIAF decided to join the effort from Bunsen's natives to help defend against the Vodra'Ta attack, succeeding thanks to sheer numbers and new technology gifted from the Illia'Akes. After 20 years spent in Divine Realm, the Illia'Akes had regained enough energy to replace Bunsen into the First Gigaquadrant at the very moment the Arks began to file into the purged universe.
Twilight Era (1825 SY - Present)
The TIAF became interested by the news of discovery of supposed Precursor artifacts in the Andromeda Galaxy. Interest became fear, however, when it turned out that the discoverers, the Draconid Imperium, happened to be allies of the Wentals, who many knew still held a grudge against the TIAF. Deciding it to be in the Federation's best interests to neutralize the threat, TIAF fleets were sent to Andromeda to construct a secret colonial sector near Draconid space and ultimately start an invasion of the Imperium. The War of the Commonwealth, as the TIAF called it, pitted the TIAF against the Draconis and their two allies, the Brood of War and The Divinarium. Unable to compete against the combined forces of three Tier 2/3 empires, the TIAF was forced to abandon their invasion plans after a devastating defeat at the front-line base Avanti. The TIAF's invasion, along with the rise of the Andromeda Grox, would the contributing factors to the formation of the Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth. A patrolling AGC fleet would later discover the secret TIAF colonies, though the arrival of the Mali'Nar at the scene of the battle would lead to the TIAF resolving its conflicts with the AGC and ultimately helping their former enemies in the Andromeda Grox War.
- Dark Times in Cyrannus
The formation of the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus after the Great Cyrannus War would ultimately spell doom for the TIAF's interests in the Cyrannus Galaxy, with the Empire seizing the TIAF's colonies in the galaxy as well as marginalizing many of the TIAF's traditional allies in the region. The fierce TIAF opposition to the Empire did little to stymie the Empire's ambitions and made the TIAF a universal laughing-stock for their seeming false hopes in restoring democracy and destroying the new Imperial order. The rise of the New Cyrannian Republic and the accession of Tereyn Aeresius to the position of top Imperial dignitary reversed the TIAF's bad luck in dealings with post-War Cyrannians, however, giving the TIAF a democratic Cyrannian government to support as well as a more-cooperative Imperial government to work with. Still, distrust of Cyrannians remains high in the Federation, and only time will tell the TIAF's position in a rapidly-changing political climate.
The TIAF is a democratic federal republic, in which the citizens vote for who will represent them at different levels of the government. The organization of the government is heavily based off of the model of the United States of human history, featuring a bicameral federal legislature, a single executive and his advisors, and a high court with the power to review the constitutionality of laws.
The TIAF is mostly a socially and politically liberal nation, with many freedoms given to the citizens in terms of their civil rights. Of course, there are lines drawn to prevent anarchy, but for the most part the government tries its best to not limit the rights of the citizens while still protecting them.
The TIAF is an ever-expanding empire that spans nearly 250,000 different star systems, both within Bunsen and outside of it. They have claimed space equal to three Bunsen Galaxy sectors (or about 15% of the Bunsen Galaxy, though much of that space is currently uncolonized) and have settled territories in the neighboring Milky Way and Portea Galaxies. They have connected local Xonexi Cluster galaxies by star bridges and Hyperspace Bridges, most notably the Milky Way (via the Star Bridge of Delpha) and the Portea Galaxy (via the Portea Hyperspace Bridge).
Along with its home territories and territories in neighboring galaxies, the Federation has territorial claims in numerous other galaxies. These galaxies include the Andromeda Galaxy, Kraw Galaxy, Borealis Galaxy, Mirus Galaxy, and Quadrant 82.
In the TIAF's older, more centralized territories, many star systems have become well-developed, dense population centers. Outer territories are more comprised of developing frontier worlds and numerous communication relay outposts.
With few exceptions, most sovereign nations are welcome to join the Federation. The TIAF usually extends an offer of membership to any lesser civilizations they meet, especially within the Bunsen Galaxy. New species are given the status of Commonwealth state, where they are exempt from Federation laws but still eligible for federal development aid and support. Commonwealths are also politically semi-autonomous, and they are not forced to respect the TIAF's official relations with others, but this also means the Federation is not obliged to come to their aid if the Commonwealth engages in a war. At any time after a year of being a Commonwealth, they may vote to become a full member species of the TIAF, or choose to secede and become an independent nation again, an option they will not have once they fully join the TIAF.
There are also countless species living in the Federation whose species do not have a sovereign government within the Federation. These species are referred to as expatriate species and are typically immigrants from other nations or conquered species from past wars.
The TIAF has a huge military, fueled by an seemingly unending supply of eager recruits willing to fight for their nation and the massive industrial power of the Federation. The military's presence can be felt throughout the entire Federation, with many large military garrisons positioned in most populated areas to protect the populace. Though despite the military's dominant presence in the TIAF, the military always ensures that it is not disrupting the lives of civilians and politicians, keeping to their own business while the other citizens keep to theirs.
There are currently three major military branches operated entirely by the General Ministry Of Defense (GMOD), the Assault Armada (AA), Domestic Defense (DD), and Special Forces Organization (SFO). The Assault Armada is the most famous of these branches and is the main mobile TIAF fleet during wars. The Domestic Defense is the largest of these branches and primarily serves as the defenders of TIAF territories and occasionally quick-response fleets during war. The Special Forces Organization specializes in specialized operations, including espionage or special tactics.
The TIAF prides itself in being a center of scientific and technological progress, placing great emphasis on subsidizing research and development throughout the Federation. The Federation's vibrant university system draws academics and innovators from all corners of the galaxy, and works closely with institutions from other nations, creating an exchange of ideas and theory between the Federation and its peers. In addition to research conducted through universities and public laboratories, the private sector also contributes heavily to Federation research efforts. A competitive market for lucrative military and domestic development contracts encourages Federation companies to innovate to stay at the top of their industries. Some companies, especially military and astroengineering companies, are also sometimes directly recruited by the Federation government to conduct research and development on the government's behalf.
As a major hyperspatial power in the First Gigaquadrant, the TIAF has a deep knowledge base on a wide range of subjects, from the smallest nanotechnological devices to the largest astroengineering constructs. In particular, the Federation's specialties lie in its military and civil engineering research, which has given the Federation with one of the most advanced and well-maintained infrastructure systems in the entire Bunsen Galaxy.
Key ally and partner since 1270 SY (2643 AD) · Allied Bunsen Galaxy co-founders · Cultural affinity · Mutual trust · Major trading partner
Key ally and partner since 1627 SY (2732 AD) · Allied Bunsen Galaxy co-founders · Military and trading partner · Diverging international goals
Strong mutual distrust · Cultural and ideological friction · Opposing international goals · Historical rivalry · Frequently disrupts galactic order
Key ally and partner since 1782 SY (2771 AD) · Allied Bunsen Galaxy co-founders · Military and trading partner · Assisted formation of state
Illegitimate state formed from unlawful rebellion · No official recognition · Ideological friction · Threat to galactic order · Active threat to Adriana operations
|Allied Bunsen Galaxy
“Our galaxy will have peace. We shall see it through.”
|Gigaquadrantic Intergalactic Trade Organization|
|Other allies||Friendly terms|
What does your empire think of the TIAF?
“These... creatures are among the worst we have ever met, only the ever cursed Iteok are worse.”
- - Masuri
“I'LL KILL YOU ALL! YOU'LL REGRET THE DAY YOU KILLED THE WORLDFOREST AND MY FATHER! YOU WILL FOREVER REGRET IT!”
“Like an army of children!”
“Cross our ways yet again, and you shall know what Artharon fury is.”
- - Emperor Reta'nyan
“Great, simply great”
- - Aranelia Brinal, Supremme Senator of the USF
“An obstacle to our eventual domination of all. Alliances are a last resort, and should not be collected like hoarded jewels.”
- - Torinn of the Dracosapien Empire
“We see that even in the face of evil, the people of the TIAF will stand for what they believe in- and that is liberty and freedom.”
“They do what they believe and we respect that, they are a icon in these dark times.”
“The TIAF are one of our closest allies and represent one of the few who remained faithful of our cause during the Dark Times. For that, they have my eternal gratitude and that of the people of the Republic.”
- Many TIAF species, including the Tybusen, strongly detest the usage of "the Tybusen" as shorthand to refer to the Federation as a whole due to the term totally disregarding the multi-species nature of the Federation. Most TIAF species, however, are fine with "Tybusenia" as shorthand for the TIAF since it carries less Tybusen-centric connotations within the Federation.
- Originally, the TIAF would have been led by the Metedarl, but CaptainTybusen then decided that "Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation" sounded better than "Metedarl Intergalactic Allied Federation".
- The TIAF is heavily inspired by the United States. Some users have gone as far as to nickname the TIAF "The United Space of America".