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A planet in the Orion Dwarf Galaxy and homeworld of the Novum Imperium Rōmānum settled in 2872.


A Temperate E-Class world, Nova Roma (RS 1156-6-6-54221-68 in 9.7.3.) has a diameter of 10285.9 km and a gravity of 0.8 G. It has a semimajor axis of 0.9 AU and a year length of 313.1 days. Its standard day length is 17 hours and 1 minute. The system is around 4.4 billion years old. It has 9 moons, one of which is a temperate D-Class world called Medusa.


With an axial tilt of 170°53’, the seasons on the planet are fairly mild. The planet’s mean average temperature is 5.8 °C and it’s atmospheric pressure at sea level is 0.3 ATM but after extensive terraforming it rose to more earthlike standards.

Nova Roma is basically one large land mass covered by massive forests in the northern and southern regions as well as huge swamps and wetlands in the equatorial regions. Impact crater lakes are scattered all over the planet.


A few centuries after the discovery of the Warp Drive, a group of human scientists attempted to develop a drive that would become more efficient than the new FTL. They settled on a space station orbiting a small moon near the frontier at the time and used the core of the moon as an energy source for their experiments. They formed a large colony and continued their experiments over the decades.

One day there was a malfunction during the testing of a dimensional shifter, a device that would theoretically allow for FTL travel through a previously unknown dimension. The station, which by now had expanded to become a massive orbiting platform housing tens of thousands of humans, was enveloped in the interdimensional bubble created by the shifter. It drew on the power of the entire moon's core, causing a chain reaction that destroyed the moon and presumably the station.

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Drone images of Nova Roma's polar regions with Medusa in the background.

Unknown to anyone else at the time, the dimensional shifter actually worked but threw the entire station millions of light years across space in a single instant. By mere chance they appeared a few light minutes from  a G-Type star which the station's sensors determined had a substantially Earthlike planet orbiting it.

Months later thanks in part to careful calculations on the part of the many scientists there as well as the shuttles pulling the station they entered orbit of the new planet and began tentatively exploring. Over the next few months land was cleared near one of the impact crater lakes and a small settlement was formed. Most of the scientists being Italian, they decided to name the city Nova Roma, or New Rome. The station was completeky disassembled and lowered from orbit to help construct the city. Using the scattered meteorite rocks many Graeco-Roman structures were built in order to commemorate the original city.

As the decades wore on, the children of the original settlers read about the ancient Greek and Roman gods and goddesses and began to form a new religion around them. Soon a new Graeco-Roman pantheon was formed and the government of the city became like that of the Roman Republic pre-Julius Caesar. For hundreds of years the Nova Roma Republica spread across their world. They had even begun speaking Latin as their native tongue once again.

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Nova Roma from Medusa

In 3718 they had managed to explore most of their world and had redeveloped rudimentary space travel and had landed men on their moon Medusa as well as other worlds of their native system. It was during this time that one of the previously advanced alien civilizations of that galaxy, the Havor, invaded. Despite being outmatched technologically, the humans of Nova Roma managed to repel the invaders and kept the prisoners as a slave labor force. There was a great shift of government and the Republica was changed into the Novum Imperium Rōmānum with Aquila Caesar as their first emperor. 

As the empire spread across their galaxy, the planet became more inhabited not only by humans but by extremely loyal alien servants. Not many aliens were allowed on Nova Roma but some were.

The planet was rediscovered by humans of the Confederacy of Humanity in 9999 and by this time it had barely escaped the ravages of global warming and was a paradise with just the right balance of nature and technology.


The Nova Roma culture is surprisingly similar to the Roman Culture as the culture was heavily based off of the original. The army looked similar to those of the original Roman Army save for differing colors depending on the environment that they were deployed to. Along with normal swords, they carried something like plasma swords as well as advanced firearms.

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