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Earth
Other names:
  • Sol III
  • Terra
  • Mondas
  • Tellus (implied)
  • Ravolox
  • Antýkhon
  • Dhakan
  • Avallion
  • New Skaro
Type: Planet
Location: Sol system, Mutter's Spiral
Natives: See list
Appearances: Earth - List of appearances

Earth (also known as Sol III, Earth being the 3rd planet from the sun, or Sol) was a level five planet, and the Doctor's favourite. It was the twin planet of Mondas, located in the Sol system in Mutter's Spiral. Most of the Doctor's companions have been natives of this planet. It was the native planet of Humans, Silurians, Sea Devils, as well as other species.

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Astronomical Data

Location

Earth was located in Sector 8023 of the Third Quadrant. (DW: Logopolis) It was the third planet in the Sol system, approximately 27,700 light-years from the centre of Mutter's Spiral. It was shifted two light years from this position by the Time Lords and renamed Ravolox circa 2,000,000 CE. (DW: The Mysterious Planet)

Moon(s)

For most of its history, Earth had one single moon, usually referred to simply as the Moon, a rogue planet which entered the Sol system and was captured in Earth's gravitational field millions of years ago. (DW: Doctor Who and the Silurians) By the time of the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire, four other moons had been added to the Terran system. (DW: The Long Game)

Whether these additional moons were artificially constructed or natural ones moved into Earth orbit is not known.

Geology

Earth was rich in many valuable metals and elements. (DWN: Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks) It was one of the few sources of quartz in the galaxy (DW: The Pirate Planet) and was also rich in silicon and carbon. (DW: Four to Doomsday)

Geography

Earth's surface had changed considerably over the course of its long history, owing to its high seismic activity. When native life first appeared on the planet, for example, what later became the middle of the Atlantic Ocean was a vast, rocky wasteland. (DW: City of Death) What follows is a general description of what came to be known as "Classic Earth". (DW: The End of the World)

Through most of its history, two-thirds of the Earth's surface was covered by water. Several large land-masses were in existence. Changes to the topography were relatively frequent, owing to erosion and seismic and volcanic activity. Two particularly cataclysmic events occurred when Atlantis, already ravaged first by the Dæmons and then Kronos, sank beneath the waves circa 2000 BCE (DW: The Underwater Menace, The Dæmons, The Time Monster) and when Krakatoa erupted in 1883, the latter event being witnessed by both the Third and Ninth Doctors. (DW: Inferno, Rose)

The actions of Humans, specifically their pollution, also had a major effect on the geography of the world. By the 26th century, the seas of Earth had been polluted, irradiated, set on fire and boiled off into a thick sludge. (NA: Ship of Fools) By the 52nd century, winters never occurred due to global warming. (WC: The Frozen)

Over millions of years, continental drift caused the surface of Earth to change radically, creating such features as the Arctic Desert and the Los Angeles Crevasse. After the 57th Segment of Time and the events of the Ark the National Trust installed gravity satellites to hold back the expanding Sun, from a now uninhabited Earth. They also shifted the continents back to their early positions, a planetary style known as "Classic Earth", which took billions of years. It stayed like this until the planet's final destruction in the year 5.5/Apple/26. (DW: The End of the World)

Sapient Native Species

See Earth sentients.

Several sapient and semi-sapient species evolved on Earth, though the most important and influential ones were the Humans and Earth Reptiles.

Flora and Fauna

See plants and animals.

In its long history, many species had evolved on Earth. By the 21st century, over 300 billion species of animals had already evolved and gone extinct. (NSA: The Last Dodo)

Historical

Dozens of alien species and influences have affected life on Earth. Therefore, we have noted only the most significant and influential, or, in many cases, the earliest.

Early History

Before Life

Earth formed over 4.6 billion years ago around a Racnoss spacecraft which carried the last remainders of their ancient race. (DW: The Runaway Bride) At much the same time, the Sentience was also trapped in the forming Earth. (NA: Nightshade)

About 3 billion years ago, the consciousness of the Sou(ou)shi settled on Earth and went into dormancy. (MA: Venusian Lullaby)

Earth's surface, just prior to the creation of life. (DW: City of Death)

The Creation of Life

Native life eventually developed due to the explosion of a Jagaroth spaceship. (DW: City of Death)

The age of Dinosaurs and Earth Reptiles

Various species of saurian dominated the planet until circa 65 million BCE, when a freighter from 2526 time-warped to this period and exploded in the upper atmosphere. The resulting clouds of dirt and smoke obscured the sun, lowering the temperature and causing mass extinctions. (DW: Earthshock)

An intelligent species of reptiles (whose name is unknown) flourished and then went extinct. (NA: All-Consuming Fire)

100,000 years later, Silurians and Sea Devils (later known collectively as Earth Reptiles) intelligent reptiles with biotechnology were also active. (DW: Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Sea Devils) They domesticated dinosaurs and regarded the small furry humanoid semi-intelligent primates around them as pests. (DWM: The Fall of the Silurians)

The Doctor believed that the inaccurately named Silurians had lived not in the Silurian Age, but during the Eocene, a far more recent period, despite their use of dinosaurs.

The reign of the reptiles came to a final end when the rogue planet (later known as Earth's primary satellite, the Moon) entered Earth's orbit. The Earth Reptiles feared it and entered into suspended animation. (DW: Doctor Who and the Silurians)

Apes regarded by the reptiles as pests eventually evolved into the species known as Human, given a substantial jolt forward when the Fendahl Core arrived in Africa circa 12 million BCE. (DW: Image of the Fendahl)

The Human Age

Human civilization evolved quickly, assisted by the Dæmons, the various temporal fragments of Scaroth, and the predatory nature imparted to humans by the Fendahl.

This predatory and aggressive nature was evident in the many conflicts which humans fought amongst themselves throughout much of their early history, such as during the siege of Troy, the Dark Ages, or the American Revolutionary War. (DW: The Mark of the Rani) It was also exploited by the War Lords, who kidnapped human soldiers from various conflicts in Earth history for use in their war games. (DW: The War Games)

Earth had been visited by aliens many times throughout its history, but the launching of space probes by humans beginning in the late 20th century made such visits more frequent, as Homo sapiens began drawing attention to themselves. These visits also tended to be more openly hostile, and Earth was saved from conquest or outright annihilation often only through the intercession of the Doctor or the secret (prior to the 21st century) organization Torchwood. Earth also had many aliens land upon it, some hostile, some not. The Doctor and his companions as well as Torchwood and Sarah Jane and her friends dealt with these threats, helping the friendly aliens and defeating and most of the time killing the hostile ones. Such invasions also led to the formation of UNIT, whose functions in time culminated in the first conquest by Earth of an alien world, Mars, in 2086. (DW: Transit) Despite the sometimes overt nature of alien intervention on Earth, governments and military bodies successfully managed to keep many of these events either secret (DW: The Web of Fear), or active cover-ups were attempted, such as an attempt to dismiss the Battle of Canary Wharf (DW: Doomsday) as a terrorist event caused by the doping of Britain's water supply (TW: Everything Changes). The latter example occurred even after the Sycorax parked a giant spaceship above London (DW: The Christmas Invasion). Several other worldwide crises in the first decade of the 21st century, such as the sun going dim and the moon moving out of its orbit, were also the subject of subsequent cover-ups orchestrated by Sarah Jane Smith and her alien super-computer, Mr. Smith (SJA: Revenge of the Slitheen, The Lost Boy). However, several further events, most notably the forced relocation of Earth to another part of the universe and the subsequent Dalek invasion (DW: The Stolen Earth/Journey's End) served to finally convince the populace at large that  we are not alone  in the universe.

From 2019 to at least 2059, Earth went through a period of chaos: climate change, ozone degradation, and the "oil apocalypse". Humanity almost faced extinction, but managed to not only survive but achieved major advances in space travel DW: The Waters of Mars) and develop weather control technology. (DW: The Moonbase) In 2058, Earth's first colony on Mars was built(DW: The Waters of Mars); humanity would then go on to create an early form of transmat (DW: The Seeds of Death) and lightspeed travel(DW: The Waters of Mars. In the 2080ss, aliens had begun settling on Earth (BBCR: Asylum), while Earth would win the genocidal Thousand Day War against Mars. (NA: Transit) By the end of the century, Earth had colonised nearby star systems.

In the 22nd Century, Earth suffered the vast rise of large corporations which would occasionally wage active war against each other, energy crises, and the collapse of the tourist trade. In 2156, Earth Central declared bankruptcy and the corporations (under the Earth Alliance of Corporations) took control of the planet. Despite this, Earth's colonisation of the galaxy continued to advance. The Adjudicators were established to enforce Earth law on the colonies. (NA: Lucifer Rising)

The Daleks

The 22nd century Dalek invasion proved devastating to Earth. First, the Daleks wiped out fifteen colonies (NA: Lucifer Rising); then, they released a plague across the Earth. Over a six month period, Africa, Asia, and South America were almost wiped out; humanity was barely able to resist when the Daleks arrived, (DW: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) and New York City and many other cities were destroyed. (DW: The Chase) For ten years, the remaining inhabitants of earth were terrorized by the Dalek forces who enslaved many and turned others into Robomen, while the Daleks attempted to turn Earth into a mobile dreadnought. Only a handful of resistance groups existed.

Following the defeat of their grand scheme (DW: The Dalek Invasion of Earth) and their solar system blockade being shattered in the Battle of Cassius, the Daleks left Earth. The planet remained divided into feudal kingdoms for a time, as Earth refused assistance from the colonies (EDA: Legacy of the Daleks); large conglomerates, however, stepped in to rebuild the Terran Security Forces. (PDA: The Final Sanction) Thirty years after the invasion, the Earth Council existed as a fledgling government, but anti-alien organisations like Earth United began to attract many youths to their cause. (BFA: An Earthly Child)

The Human Empires

By the 23rd century, Earth had recovered and a major "break-out" of colonisation took place. (MA: The Romance of Crime) In time an Earth Empire emerged, which dominated most of Mutter's Spiral for over 500 years. This empire at times came into conflict with other space powers, particularly the Draconians (DW: Colony in Space), and often employed oppressive and disenfranchising policies on numerous alien races, most notably on Delta Magna and Solos. (DW: The Power of Kroll, The Mutants) Alongside Draconia, Earth would fight and win the Second Dalek War. Before the war, the Empire was overseen by a President (DW: Colony in Space), but from the late 26th century it was ruled by a Divine Empress. (MA: Cold Fusion)

Unrest among these races, instabilities in the Empire's political and economic structure, and ecological damage to Earth eventually led to the dissolution of the Empire (DW: The Mutants, MA: The Sorcerer's Apprentice), which in time gave way to the Galactic Federation, headquartered on Io. (NA: Legacy)

By 4000, Earth and its dominions were ruled by a Guardian of the Solar System, with the Space Security Service handling military intelligence. Following the death of the imcumbent Guardian, Mavic Chen, (DW: The Daleks' Master Plan) His descendants, however, would bring down the Galactic Federation's democracy (MA: The Crystal Bucephalus) and the Earth-ruled Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire would take its place(DW: Planet of the Ood); the Empire would then be succeeded by the Earth Alliance (BFDE: Invasion of the Daleks). However, the brutal Dalek invasion of 4162 (BFDE: Dalek Empire I) would see Earth conquered and occupied by Daleks once again, and would result in the Great Catastrophe that devastated Earth and its colonies. (BFDE: Dalek Empire II)

Earth would recover yet again, forming advanced national alliances before a new Ice Age and World War Six struck it in the 51st century; however, it still triggered the Great Breakout of space colonisation and created the Time Agency. (DW: The Talons of Weng-Chiang, The Invisible Enemy)

Later Events

The Ark above Earth. (DW: The Ark in Space)

Earth in its later history was abandoned numerous times by its human inhabitants, first when solar flares bombarded the planet, leaving Earth uninhabited for 5,000 years. (DW: The Ark in Space) Earth's population was evacuated, with Nerva Beacon serving as an ark that could repopulate the planet; the rest of humanity carried on with another period of colonial expansion under GalSec. (DW: The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment) While Earth was uninhabited and damaged, it was occupied by the Charrl, who renamed the world Antýkhon. Humans who had survived the flares, referred to as "Hairies", had mutated to adapt to the depleted atmosphere and soil caused by the Charrls' industrial activities. The Charrl occupation lasted some 3497 years. (NA: Birthright) Nerva Beacon's evacuees would return to Earth after 10,000 years had passed, and recolonised the planet. (DW: The Ark in Space)

Some time after, Earth was visited by the Usurians, who relocated the dying human population first to Mars and then Pluto. Generations later, humans had thrown off the yoke of Usurian exploitation, and returned to Earth. (DW: The Sun Makers)

By the year 200,000, Earth was at its height, covered with megacities, five moons and a population of 96 billion. It was the centre of the galactic domain of the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire that stretched across a million planets and species. The Empire had been secretly manipulated and its progress hindered (DW: The Long Game) by Dalek survivors of the Last Great Time War. Earth underwent a century of social collapse and pollution before a full-scale invasion commenced in 200,100, including a bombing campaign which disfigured the continents. The Dalek fleet was destroyed by Bad Wolf. It is not known whether this virtually omnipotent being reversed all the damage of the invasion, such as the disfiguring of the continents. DW: The Parting of the Ways)

About 2,000,000, Earth was relocated two light-years from its proper position in the galaxy by the Time Lords to prevent the escape by aliens from Andromeda who had stolen information from the Matrix on Gallifrey. Most of the human race remaining on Earth were wiped out, and those that survived degenerated to a primitive, tribal culture. The planet came to be known as Ravolox, with Earth being completely forgotten. (DW: The Mysterious Planet) The inhabitants of Ravolox eventually came to know of the true nature and history of their planet, and to rebuild their civilization.

At some unknown point in the future, the planet may also for a time be known by the name Tellus and be owned by a mining company. (The Adventures of K9: K9 and the Missing Planet)

Owing to the events described below, it is assumed that at some point Ravolox was returned to its original location and once again came to be known as Earth.

The Destruction of Earth

Earth is destroyed

In the 57th segment of Time the last Humans left Earth because of the increasing danger that it would fall into the Sun, fleeing to planets such as Refusis II and Frontios. (DW: The Ark/Frontios) The now uninhabited Earth was preserved by the National Trust and over the following billions of years it was restored to a 'classic' Earth until it was finally destroyed by the expanding Sun in the year 5.5/Apple/26. (DW: The End of the World)

Characteristics

Political

Until well into the 31st century, Earth was divided into myriad nation-states of varying size, population, tactical strength, and socio-political, economic, and religious ideologies, all at any given time allied to or warring with each other. The first moves towards planetary union actually came in the form of military conquest and annexation of nations by leaders such as Cyrus the Great and Alexander the Great, with the Old Roman Empire, the Han Empire of China, and the Great Khanates of the Mongols being among the earliest superpowers. From the 17th to the 22nd centuries, much of the military and economic strength of Earth was controlled by the British Empire, and France, and, later, the United States of America, a former colonial possession of Britain's, as well as the Soviet Union, later reformed as the Russian Federation, and China.

The earliest peaceful attempt at unifying the planet under one governing body was the formation of the League of Nations at the close of the First World War. The 1930s saw the formation of LONGBOW, an organisation set up under the umbrella of the League to handle matters of international security, occasionally running into threats of an extraterrestrial nature. While never made public, this was the first acknowledgement by the world's leaders that humans were not alone in the universe, and their neighbors were not always friendly. LONGBOW ceased operations after both it and the League failed to prevent the outbreak of the Second World War, when Adolf Hitler sent German troops on an invasion of Poland.

The United Nations was formed at the end of the Second World War, hoping to succeed where its predecessor had failed in preventing global conflict. After numerous alien attacks, especially those by the Yeti (DW: The Web of Fear) and the Cybermen (DW: The Invasion), the UN at the suggestion of Colonel (later Brigadier) Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, drew up the charter for UNIT, whose duty was essentially the same as LONGBOW's had been.

The development of nuclear weapons and the Cold War increased international tensions in the late 20th century. At numerous times, nuclear war seemed imminent. This threat was somewhat alleviated when the great powers entrusted their nuclear launch codes to the United Kingdom for safe-keeping (DW: Robot), and again when half of the planet came under the government of the World Zone Authority in the early 21st century (DW: The Enemy of the World) However, the United States of America and Eurozone began showing hostilities to each other (EDA: Trading Futures) and by 2084, there were two vast power blocs in conflict and the threat of nuclear war. (DW: Warriors of the Deep)

These tensions ended due to the Martian assault of 2086, in which Paris was destroyed. A common, alien enemy united humans and planted the seeds for a united Earth. (NA: Transit) A brief relapse into warring feudal states followed the Dalek occupation before the Earth was once again united.(EDA: Legacy of the Daleks). It was also around this time that Earth formed the Alliance with Alpha Centauri and other nearby systems, its first formal alliance with alien species. (NA: Original Sin, MA: Lords of the Storm)

The united Earth government quickly became corrupt and on the payroll of powerful financial concerns like INITEC, the Galatron Mining Corporation, the AMORB Project, and especially IMC, looking the other way as these organizations victimised indigenous species and human colonists alike on the outer worlds. (DW: Vengeance on Varos, Colony in Space) In time the business policies of these corporations and the political and diplomatic policies of the Earth government became parallel and laid the foundations for the Earth Empire. Law and order was enforced by the Adjudicators. Although Earth was governed by a democratically elected President, civil liberties in the mid-third millennium were highly marginalized, and critics of the government were frequently sent to the Moon, which was converted from a civilian colony to a prison. (DW: Frontier in Space) In the last centuries of the third millennium, the Presidency was transformed into an Imperial monarchy, with the Holy King (or Queen) ruling Earth and its empire. The last Holy Monarch left control of the Earth to a ruling council upon her death, shortly before the Solos Incident. (NA: Original Sin, DW: The Mutants)

With the advent of the Second Ice Age and continuing unrest among the colonies, Earth's global government collapsed at the turn of the fourth millennium, and feudalism returned both on the planet and on many of its colonies. An aristocratic government remained in control of Earth when the Galactic Federation was formed in the later years of the millennium. (DW: The Curse of Peladon) This aristocracy eventually gave way to more democratic forms, but this new era of freedom was short-lived as the Solar System came under the sway of the Chen Dynasty after 4000. (DW: The Daleks' Master Plan, MA: The Crystal Bucephalus)

Earth became the centre of the Second Great and Bountiful Human Empire, a vast and powerful tri-galactic power. It is known that Ood slavery was common and accepted during this period. (DW: Planet of the Ood) By 4162, however, it had been replaced with the Earth Alliance, a powerful Earth-centred bloc. This was the main power fighting another Dalek invasion of the galaxy (BFDE: Invasion of the Daleks), though Earth itself was conquered for much of the war (BFDE: Dalek War: Chapter One). While liberated, it became a victim of the Great Catastrophe.

After this, Earth once more broke up into rival nation states, with a Sixth World War looming by the year 5000 between the superpowers of the Icelandic Alliance and Supreme Alliance. This ended with the Supreme Alliance victorious and occupying Iceland. Other important nation states at the time included Australia, which itself was occupied, and the Phillipines, which liberated Iceland and defeated the Supreme Alliance. (DW: The Talons of Weng-Chiang) At the same time, possible due to this, Earth was responsible for the Great Breakout of space exploration and colonisation. (DW: The Invisible Enemy)

By the 100th century, the Earth was facing civil wars and by the 102nd century it was remade into the Junta. (PDA: Synthespians™)

Information on what forms of government existed on Earth during its later periods is scant, owing to the frequent evacuations and resettlements by humanity which occurred. During Earth's period as the planet Ravolox, the few surviving humans there appear to have lived in a tribal matriarchy somewhat similar to that of the ancient Celts. (DW: The Mysterious Planet)

Economy

Variations and hybrids of capitalism, communism, and socialism have been practiced by Earth Humans throughout their history. No information is currently available on what economic forms were utilized by the reptilian species which preceded humans. Towards the end of Earth's history, Trees which traced their ancestry to the tropical rain forests had acquired sizeable fortunes, mostly in real estate. (DW: The End of the World)

Most Earth currency was decimalised by the 20th century, with Britain's monetary system becoming decimalized in 1971. (DW: An Unearthly Child)

In the 20th and 21st centuries much of Earth's economy was dependant on oil, a non-renewable resource, much to the annoyance of the Doctor (DW: Terror of the Zygons).

Beyond the Scenes

The first shot of the first scene of Rose (the first story following Doctor Who's extended hiatus) featured a dramatic zoom from Earth orbit into Rose Tyler's apartment. A number of Doctor Who stories have since opened with this same dramatic zoom, for example The Christmas Invasion.

Since End of the World depicts Earth as orbiting its original Sun, presumably at some point between the year 2,000,000 and 5,000,000,000 the planet was relocated back to its original location and its name reverted from Ravolox back to Earth.

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Earth
Terra
Sol III
Earth from orbit. (This supplemental image has been approved.)
Classification: Class M
Affiliation: United Federation of Planets
(founding member 2161)
Location: Sol system
Moon(s): One; Luna
Dominant Species: Human, Cetacean
Warp Capable: 2063
Population: 9 billion Human
8.1 million Cetacean
Gravity: 1.0 G
Length of day: 24 hours

Earth (Sol III) is a class M world in the Sol system. It is the Federation capital, and the primary political subdivision of United Earth, one of five founding members of the United Federation of Planets. Its sentient species include Terrans and cetaceans.

It has one moon, Luna.

It is often called Terra, its Latin name, by many nonhumans throughout the Federation. (DS9 novella Andor: Paradigm) The term Terran can refer to humanity in general, to things related to Earth, or specifically to its citizens. See also Terran Empire.

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History

See also Human and United Earth.

Early history

Earth was formed 4.6 billion years ago within a nascent Sol system. Its biosphere began forming 3.5bn years back as amino acids appeared in the region known as France (TNG episode and novelization "All Good Things..."). 2 billion years ago, single-celled life began evolving. (ST roleplay module: All Our Yesterdays: The Time Travel Sourcebook)

Life on Earth evolved. For several million years dinosaurs were ascendant. Their era ended when a large asteroid, or comet, hit Earth during the galactic battle between the Q and the forces of the being 0 (The Q Continuum, ENT episode: "Azati Prime"). One dinosaur species survived to become the Delta-quadrant species Voth (VOY episode: "Distant Origin"). The Preservers moved another promising, reptilian species off Terra to ensure their development, and they became the Clan Ru. (TOS novel: First Frontier)

As mammals reclaimed a mending planet, primates dominated the land while cetaceans ruled at sea. At one point, a probe from an alien cetacean race made contact with native humpback whales (TOS movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, TOS novel: Probe). Several alien races contacted, and were worshipped by, early Terrans. (TOS episode: "Who Mourns for Adonais?"; TAS episode: "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth?")

In the last half of the 20th century, a subculture developed which believed that the planet had been visited by extraterrestrials. Between 1955 and 2018, at least eighteen Vulcan probe ships were photographed by humans, though this evidence was dismissed as being hoaxed by authorities and the public at large. (TOS novel: Prime Directive) Other races also visited Earth during this period, though most, like the Vulcans, were subject to a rule of non-interference. An exception to this was the Reticulans. (TOS novel: Preserver)

Humanity

In the 23rd century/17th century, James T. Kirk, possibly to avoid breaching the Prime Directive, stated to the Prosecutor he was from an "island" on Sarpeidon called Earth. (TOS episode: "All Our Yesterdays")

Earth in the 24th century is a successful world whose peace was won at great cost. Unlike other races, humanity was split for much of its history into hundreds of religious, ethnic, cultural and national divisions. Early efforts to unite its peoples -- such as the League of Nations, the United Nations, and the New UN -- met with limited success. As an odd twist of fate, (328 years after its 2037 disappearance), Charybdis' wreckage is discovered at Theta 116. Its American flag-a remnant from the period. When the front desk clerk was asked what he called planet Theta VIII, he replied as it being Earth. (TNG episode "The Royale")

Terra endured a catastrophic war ending in a nuclear exchange in 2053; the horrors of its aftermath were leavened a decade later by 2063's first contact with Vulcan. A watershed in Terran history spurred by Cochrane's first warp flight, the contact erradicated poverty, war and disease within fifty years. A final war concluded-sixteen years after this-and even more reform progressed (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact, TNG episode: "Encounter at Farpoint").

By early 22c, organizations such as the European Hegemony moved toward world government, and culminated in a United Earth that, by 2150, had absorbed a final nationstate. (TNG episodes "Up the Long Ladder", "Attached").

In 2151, United Earth Starfleet launched its new warp-five NX class starships, whose flagship, NX-01 Enterprise, first made contact with many races including the Klingons, Andorians, and Tellarites. These established United Earth as an interstellar power, and paved the way for the founding of the Federation (ENT episodes "Broken Bow", "The Andorian Incident, Shadows of P'Jem" et al).

Geography

Bodies of Water

Continents (and Provinces)

Geographic Features

Cities and Settlements

Points of Interest

Moons and Satellites

Notable Locales

Starfleet Academy and Starfleet Command are located in San Francisco. (TOS movies: The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan)

The Federation's seat of government, the Palais de la Concorde, is located in the Federation capital city of Paris. (TOS movie: The Undiscovered Country; ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

There are shipyards located in San Francisco, Oakland and Marin County in California, and Naples, Italy.

Cities such as London house state dinners, and the embassies of various foreign states and Federation Member States can be found throughout the globe. The Federation News Service maintains offices in Tokyo, and Starfleet Command maintains secondary command facilities in Mexico City. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

Natural History

Flora

Fauna

Species and cultures originating from Earth

Earth-related Categories

Appendices

Connections

Earth states, organizations and geographical regions
Planetary State United Earth International organizations United NationsNew United Nations
Africa Pan-African Alliance African Confederation (Somalia) • EgyptMadagascarMaliSenegalSouth AfricaUnited States of Africa (Kenya)
Asia Eastern Coalition ChinaIndiaJapanKazakhstanKoreaMalaysiaMughal EmpirePakistanRussiaSoviet UnionSingaporeThailandTibet
Europe European AllianceEuropean HegemonyEuropean UnionMediterranean Alliance BelgiumCzechoslovakiaDenmarkFranceGerman Democratic RepublicGermanyGibraltarGreeceHungaryIcelandIrelandItalyNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRoman EmpireSerbiaSoviet UnionSpainSwitzerlandTurkeyUkraineUnited Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales) • Yugoslavia
Middle East Muslim Bloc ArabiaIranIraqIsraelLebanonTurkey
North America Caribbean Alliance CanadaConfederate States of AmericaCubaJamaicaMexicoPanamaPuerto RicoTobagoTrinidadUnited States of America
Oceania and Antarctica AustraliaEaster IslandIndonesiaNew ZealandNorfolk IslandPitcairnSolomon Islands
South America BrazilChileVenezuela

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Real Name
Gaea
(also spelled Ge or Gaia)
Current Alias

Aliases
Mother Earth, Mother Nature, Great Mother, Aditi (Hindi Name), Akka (Finnish), Ala/Ale (Yoruba), Ammavaru (Vedic), Citlalicue (Olmec), Coatlique (Aztec name), Danu (Celtic name), Domnu (Fomorian), Eithinoha (Iroquois), Erce (Russian), Hannahanna (Hittite name), Hou-Tou/Hun-Tun (Chinese Name), Jord (Norse), Nana (Dahomey), Neith (Egyptian name), Nertha (German), Ninhursag (Sumerian name), Nokomis (Algonquin), Pachamama (Incan), Prakriti (Brahmanic), Papa (Oceanic), Tellus, Terra (Greek), Tiamat (Mesopotamian), Vaat (Siberian), Yo (Japanese), et al.

Identity

Alignment

Affiliation
Elder Gods, Earth's Pantheons

Relatives
Atum (son by Demiurge); The Cyclopes; The Gods of Earth, The Hecatcheiroi, The Titans, (sons and daughters/progeny), Thor (son by Odin), Frey (son by Njord), Freya (daughter by Njord), Ninmu (daughter by Ea), Leir (son); Chthon, Set, other Elder Gods ("siblings") and their offspring (varying relations)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Earth

Characteristics
Gender

Eyes

Hair

Unusual Features
Gaea can appear in humanoid form with varying characteristics, generally with ethnicity matching those who see her.

Status
Citizenship

Occupation
Goddess of Earth, Elder God

Education
5 billion years of life experience

Origin
Origin
Gaea is an Elder God and cosmic being, who resides in Earth.

Place of Birth
The universe in its early stages

First appearance

Giant-Size Avengers #4
(May, 1975)

History

Gaea was one of the Elder Gods who materialized on Earth before any life appeared there. She and her brother Chthon inhabited Earth's land masses, affecting geological patterns.

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Gaea

Except for Gaea, the Elder Gods degenerated into demons, preying upon each other. Gaea called upon the Demiurge, the sentient life force of Earth's biosphere, and gave birth to Atum, who became Demogorge and slaughtered the other Elder Gods, though some, like Chthon and Set, escaped extra-dimensionally (Note: Many beings incorrectly refer to themselves as Elder Gods). Gaea infused her life essence into all living beings on Earth. She protected Earth from the influence of Set, supporting the development of humanity over dinosaurs and leading the Celestials to destroy a group of Serpent Men.

However, the rest of the gods, following the example of Set the Snake God, started eating each other, a process that turned all but Gaea into demons. Worried that they might menace the organic life forms, Gaea summoned the Demiurge and "mated" with it, to give birth to her first son, the sun-god Atum, who, in its form of Demogorge the God-Eater, devoured all the demons, except those that escaped to other planes, such as Set and Chthon. Gaea then merged with the Earth itself, and dedicated herself to guiding evolution. Atum went to live in the Sun.

Millions of years later, Gaea decided to allow the dinosaurs to become extinct, so mammals would evolve in their place. This angered Set, who drew power from them. He made the dinosaurs try to hunt down all mammals, so Gaea summoned the Demogorge to deal with him. Their battle may have finished killing off the dinosaurs. In the end, Set was banished from Earth.

Odin & Jord (by Bob Hall)

Thousands of years ago, when the second generation of gods began to appear on Earth, Gaea mated with many of them (under various different identities) thus becoming the "Mother-Goddess" mentioned in several myths. Under the name "Jord" she mated with Odin, who wanted a son who would be strong on Earth (not just in Asgard) and gave birth to Thor. However, Thor was not told the true identity of his mother.

One thousand years ago, the cosmic entities known as the Celestials came to Earth and forced the gods to stop intervening with humanity's development; they also revealed they would return in one thousand years to judge humanity. Worried, the Godheads (the rulers of the various pantheons) met and made plans to combat the entities on their return; however, afraid that might fail, Gaea met with the queens of the gods and came up with an alternate plan: they would choose the Young Gods, a group of twelve humans, each representing one of mankind's achievements, as time went by. Each would be made immortal and put to sleep in a secret chamber, where they would be watched over by the various goddesses of all the pantheons (taking turns) until the Celestials' return.

Several years ago, Gaea was captured by the entity called Dormammu, but was freed by Doctor Strange and his lover, Clea.

When[1] the souls of all Asgardians (except Thor's) possessed the body of the Destroyer and attacked the Celestials, only to be defeated and scattered. Gaea then appeared with the Young Gods, and presented them to the Celestials as proof of man's worth to survive. They were accepted, and the Celestials left without destroying the Earth. Gaea, in the form of a dark-haired woman, then healed the wounded Thor, and explained the whole story to him. She also told him how he could restore the Asgardians' souls to their bodies with help from all the other Godheads, which he then went on to obtain. Gaea then went back to being 'one with the planet'

Gaea continues to grant power to many who call on her, from the ancient Sisters of Danu to the modern Ardina, Brother Nature, Clea, Dark Mairi, Doctor Strange, the Neurii, the Olympian Prometheus, and Topaz. She has even directed opposition to threats such as Dormammu (who once held her prisoner until she channeled the life force of every being on Earth to banish him) and Maelstrom. Her pain resulting from the harm humanity had done to Earth, nearly drove the mutant Humus Sapien to take the lives of all mankind. She was captured by the extradimensional scientist Yandroth and forced to place a curse on the earliest Defenders, compelling them to gather to oppose threats to Earth. She continued to perpetuate this curse herself for a time, pleased to have even unwilling protectors, but she dissolved it after the Defenders became corrupt due to Yandroth's influence. She informed Nighthawk that he would have the power to summon them should the need arise.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Gaea possesses great mystical powers of an undefined nature. Gaea can use any number of natural or magical effects as they pertain to the Earth itself.

Spiritual Energy Absorption: She can draw on the spiritual energies of all of Earth’s living beings since all of these beings share part of her life essence.

Nature Control: She can command the forces of nature on Earth, such as storms and volcanic activity.

Earth Bond: Although Gaea’s powers may seem similar to many of those of the living planet, Ego, Gaea and Ego are actually two very different kinds of beings. Ego is a planet that has acquired sentience, whereas Gaea is a goddess who has infused her life essence into the living beings of her planet.

Curative Healing: Gaea is known to have great powers to heal injured living beings and to cause living beings to grow.

Telekinesis: She has considerable telekinetic power and can even levitate Thor’s hammer, which few beings can lift through non-mechanical means.

Mystic Patron: Gaea can also bestow mystical power upon sorcerers who know how to call upon her for it.

Creative Force: Gaea is the embodiment of the spirit of life, growth, harvest, and renewal on Earth.

Eyes of the Beholder: Gaea does have a humanoid form, but she generally manifests herself in whatever humanoid form she chooses. Usually, she appears as a young woman with long black hair and blue eyes, but as Jord, she appeared as a young woman with blond hair and blue eyes. It has been suggested that she always appears in the form of however image she was worshiped as by whatever race on earth. So if she appeared before a ethnically diverse group, she would appear in the form of a ethnic image connected to that person such as African to a person of African descent and Asian to a person of Asian descent even simultaneously.

In any of her humanoid forms, she has:

Superhuman Strength

Superhuman Stamina

Superhuman Vitality

Enchanted Longevity

Superhuman Durability: Invulnerability to conventional injury and terrestrial disease.

Strength level

Possibly Class 100 although she rarely relies on physical strength.

Links

Discover and Discuss

  1. Thor #300

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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PLANET
Earth
Star system: Sol
Class: M
Surface: moderate

Earth (also known as Terra, Sol III) is the third planet of the Sol System, the homeworld of humanity, and capital of the United Federation of Planets.

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Astronomical data

Location

Name(s)

  • Sol III
  • Earth
  • Terra

Moon

Further information

ADDITIONAL PLANET INFO
Gravity: 1 g
Diameter: 12,756 km
Equatorial circumference: 40,075 km
Land/water ratio: 29/70 %
Year/Day: 365.3 days
Day: 24 hours

Notable locations

North America

United States of America

Europe

England
Scotland
  • Glasgow
France
Germany
Greece
  • Athens
  • Thessaloniki
Ireland
  • Belfast
  • Carrickfergus
  • Dublin
Italy
  • Rome
  • Milan
  • Venice

Africa

Sahara
Senegal

Asia

China
Japan

Oceania

Australia
Fiji
New Guinea
New Zealand
Major locations in Star Trek: Unity
Unity One Starbase | USS Odyssey-A | USS Hawk | Gateway system | Beta Thoridor II | Kressgon | Earth | Holocovia IV | Rakellus | Azure Nebula | Romulan Neutral Zone

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Traveller

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This page refers to the homeworld of Humaniti for other uses see Terra (disambiguation)

Terra/Sol (Solomani Rim 1827)
Interstellar Wars
A867A49-9
Starport A Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size 8 Large (12,800 km)
Atmosphere 6 Standard
Hydrographics 7 Wet World 70%
Population A High (0 billion)
Government 4 Representative Democracy
Law 9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level 9 Early Stellar (fusion)
Classic Era (1115)
A867A69-F
Starport A Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size 8 Large (12,800 km)
Atmosphere 6 Standard
Hydrographics 7 Wet World 70%
Population A High (0 billion)
Government 6 Captive Government/Colony
Law 9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level F High Stellar (anagathics)
Hard Times (1130)
A867AA9-C
Starport A Excellent: Starship Construction, Overhaul, Refined fuel
Size 8 Large (12,800 km)
Atmosphere 6 Standard
Hydrographics 7 Wet World 70%
Population A High (0 billion)
Government A Charismatic Dictator
Law 9 High Law (no weapons out of home)
Tech Level C Average Stellar (robots)
See also UWP

Terra is also known as Earth. Origin world of the genetic stock from which all races of Humaniti descended, former capital of the Terran Confederation, former capital of the Old Earth Union, and former capital of the Solomani Autonomous Region. The word Terran (used in the past to refer to an inhabitant of this world or to a citizen of the Terran Confederation) is derived from the name of this world.

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Canon

Pre-Contact

Age of Crisis

For Terran History before AD 2000, please check out the Encyclopedia Galactica or the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

The early 21st Century (Imp -2523 to -2499/ 2000 - 2024 AD) was a period of crisis, as rapid population growth combined with environmental degradation, natural resource depletion, and endemic warfare in less developed regions pushed the planet to the verge of societal collapse. The United States of America was the most powerful nation of this period, and tried to assume the role of single world leader. However, the escalating crisis proved to be beyond any one nation's ability to manage it, and by 2010 AD, nations started to look towards the United Nations (UN) as the only organization capable of coordinating the international community.

A period of restructuring occurred, leading to the Treaty of New York (in Imp -2499 / 2024 AD) which redefined the power of the UN, the Secretary General and Secretariat and the Security Council. A Major point was that many nation states placed their armed forces under UN control.

After the treaty was signed, there where still problems, including the USA and People's Republic of China. The UN also became more interventionist than previously, sending Peace Keeping forces into hot spots around the world, and the "blue helmets" were more aggressive than in the previous century. Whether the UN was successful in defusing Terra's tensions is debatable, but by the late 2040's AD, the global "crisis" was lessening in intensity.

Space Exploration and Colonization

The first offworld the Luna colony was Archimedes Station established in 2013 AD. However, true space colonization movement occurred in the 2040's AD, as the planetary crisis lessened. Orbital Lagrange stations where established, lunar colonies rapidly expanded and Mars was colonized. The job of coordinating space colonization and exploration was handled by the UN Space Coordination Agency (UNSCA). The UNSCA also maintained research labs in many of these colonies. It was the Luna UNSCA labs in 2052 AD that discovered "Grav Modules" and the Ceres UNSCA labs which discovered reactionless drives in 2064.

The European Space Agency created generation ships. The first, Europa was launched to Alpha Centauri in the 2050's AD, with many more being sent out to the galaxy to find Human compatible worlds.

Jump Drive

The Terran jump drive was invented in 2088 AD, by the UNSCA Ceres labs. Fuel intensive and short range, it was used for insystem travel only. In 2098 AD, a Jump-1 drive was created. However, the utility seemed limited as no world was reachable from Terra. None of the space nations used the drive, and the ESA continued with their generation ship program. The exception was the USA. The US Space Force started an ambitious plan for a interstellar expedition using jump drives. Led by the USSF, but with UNSCA approval and multinational help, the expedition planned to go to Barnards Star, not Alpha Centauri (the closest star). The discovery of a rogue planet 1 parsec away from Terra allowed a refueling station to be built, making Barnards Star reachable with the Jump drive. (Terran drives before contact were still fuel intensive).

The StarLeaper One expedition launched in 2097 and spent a full year in interstellar space. The USA planned a major publicity effort when StarLeaper One returned, but instead imposed a media blackout when it returned to the Sol system. After conferring with US officials, a specially session of the UNSCA governing board was called. News of the mission was finally released in late 2098: Intelligent life was discovered, and it was human!

Unification

News of the contact with the Vilani Imperium sent a shockwave through Terran society. It took time for the ramifications to sink in, but for the main, the reaction was fear and anger.

Given the size, technology and age of the Imperium, it seemed that if the Vilani chose to exercise their power, there would be little Terra could do against it. Moreover, there was a new impulse toward exploration and expansion in Terran culture which the mere presence of the Imperium prevented from being realized.

So, while initial contact with the Imperium was peaceful, many Terrans fully expected - and even welcomed - eventual war with the Imperium.

Flashpoint: Barnard's Star

Since first contact, communications were kept open with Barnard's Star. Several nations founded colonies, and co-existed with the Kimashargur mining base, and the later "official" Sharurshid base. Soon the system became an intergalactic bazaar, with much trade between the two branches of humaniti.

Meanwhile, Terra began to militarize. Previously, space had become almost a de-militarized zone under the aegis of the UNSCA, but now many space weapon treaties where quietly repealed. While the Treaty of New York placed much of the planet-bound military in the UN hands, there was no such agreement for space, and many nations built their own space navies, and some private organizations did so as well.

Meanwhile the Imperium took little notice of all this. Fueled by a misunderstanding of Terran ethnic diversity, the Vilani classed Terra as barbarians (or an alliance of minor races). The Imperium tried to fit them into the Imperial system, but soon tired of these new and arrogant barbarians.

Finally, in 2114 AD a Sharurshid merchant convoy strayed too near the American base in Barnard's Star. When the vessels failed to contact traffic control, the Americans, fearing an imminent attack, open fire. Two ships where lost before the others could move out of range. The First Interstellar War had begun.

First Interstellar War

The punitive mission sent by the Vilani Saarpuhii Shana Likushan in 2115 AD totally destroyed the Chinese and American fleets at Barnard's Star, and then the rest of the Terran space flotillas where smashed and the Terran ground facilities where devastated, with the loss of almost all of their personnel. If the Vilani had wanted to continue, they could have taken Terra itself. However, the Vilani fleet commander believed that the "barbarians" had been punished enough and withdrew.

The Terran defeat was a result of the technological gap between Vilani and Terra, despite the "crash" development work carried out on Terra. More telling was the inexperienced and poorly-integrated command structure, with some national fleets refusing to engage the Vilani, leaving the Chinese and Americans to bear the initial attack on their own. However, the Vilani failure to follow through after the first battle allowed Terra to re-evaluate and restructure.

A second Imperial expedition was sent in 2122. This time the Terrans were ready, and while the battle was effectively a draw, Imperial losses where sufficient to upset Saarpuhii Likushan's budget. In order to avoid further distraction from pursuing her own larger ambitions elsewhere, Likushan offered an unofficial agreement recognizing Terra's claim to Barnard's Star in an exchange for its promise to stay out of Imperial space.

The Free Trade Movement

From the 2110's AD, a movement of free trade began to rapidly grow on Terra. Originally concerned with planetary trade, the concept spread to Terra's extra-planetary trade. Proponents of free trade resented the UN and national regulations of business. With contact with the Vilani, the movement expanded to promote free trade with the Imperium, and agitated for removal of both UN and Imperial barriers to such trade. The movement found a political voice when a Japanese industrialist Yukio Hasegawa created the Free Traders Foundation, which quickly became a political force in several of Terra's most powerful nations. With the Foundation's help, many "Free Traders" built starships and began trading with the Imperium, much to both UN and Imperial disapproval.

Uneasy Peace (2122 AD - 2125 AD)

The UNSCA began a crash development project, leading to a Terran Jump-2 in 2124, breaking an Imperial monopoly that it held for thousands of years, and allowing Terra ships to trade and military force directly into Imperial space.

After the Barnard's Star battle, it was clear that the Imperium was too daunting for a disorganized world to manage effectively without strong centralized command. Immediately after the armistice, the UN admitted Luna and Prometheus into the organization, and changed it's name to the United Worlds Organization. It quickly began the process of creating a true and viable unified government, leading to a new constitution in 2124 AD and a new name the Terran Confederation. While not all nations originally signed the new charter, no nation ever challenged the Terran Confederation during the rest of the Interstellar Wars period.

The Second Interstellar War (2125 AD-2134)

Dispite Saapuhii Likushan's hopes, the Terrans did not meekly avoid further provocations.

Terra still felt confined by Vilani control of surrounding space, and was willing to defy the Imperium in order to find expansion room. By 2125, Terran Jump-2 ship began to appear within Imperial space. These ships explored Imperial space, made contact with local dissidents, and searched for some path around the Imperium (many of them being the "free traders" supported by the Free Traders Foundation.

All this infuriated the Sharurshid officials, who sent their complaints to Likushan. Finally she decided to send another punitive expedition into Terran Space. The new invasion fleet arrived on the Imperial frontier in late 2125 AD.

Terra received prior warning of the expedition, and a Confederation screening force engaged the expedition at Agidda. The unified Confederation Fleet soon arrived and a major action took place, with both sides deploying cruiser class ships for the first time. The Battle of Agidda was a tactical draw, as both fleets unable to press the attack, but a strategic victory, since they retained control of the system and established a base soon afterward.

A sitzkreig ensured, with neither side attempting an offensive. Terran commerce raiding across the Sirus gap and Imperial attempts to contain the expanding Terran influence.

By early 2130's, it became clear that something was distracting the Vilani (it was in fact a civil war far coreward of Terra]. With Likushan stretched by her support of her Sharrukin family and keeping Terra at bay, The Confederation mounted a raid against Nusku in 2134. Although repulsed with heavy losses, Likushan sought another armistice. After a token attack against Procyon for final battle honours, Likushan seeded nominal control over everything between Agidda and Procyon

Long Night

Twilight

Twilight hit Terra less hard than on most other worlds, as Terra is a naturally hospitable world for humans. Terra was able to fall back on its own trade fleets and maintain a trading community with the Old Earth Union.

Night

The Long Night was not noticed by Terra in -1526 nor -1527. But at the same time Terran culture turned from expansionist to static. Massive incentives were needed for high risk or hard working jobs off planet, compared with the comfortable lifestyle that Terra offered.

Imperial Contact - Dawn

The Third Imperium IISS stared to reach the Solomani Rim in 100. Trade was established early, and by 200 Most of the worlds in the Rim where trading with themselves, Notable the Near Bootes Cluster and Old Earth Union. Imperial expansion took time, with Terra absorbed in 588.

The Rise of the Solomani Movement

The Solomani Confederation

The Solomani Rim War (990-1002)

Imperial Occupation (1002-1100)

Terra in the Era: Milieu 1116

Terra in the Rebellion

Terra in Era: Milieu 1120

Superficially, Terra is relatively unchanged from the dawn of space flight. The planetary climate has risen over 3,500 years, with sea levels rising 15' (5 meters). Climate is maintained by an elaborate weather control system. Several regions have changed dramatically. The north African - central Asian desert has been reduced in size, with much of the Sahara turned into a garden, particularly the old Libyan Desert. Here a hydrological project during the Rule of Man diverted the old Nile River into the Quatta Depression. Egypt lost the Nile irrigation as a result, however the inland sea brought a cooler moister climate to vast stretch of the Sahara. The is dwarfed by the flooding of the Siberian Plain around -1500, creating a new arm of the Arctic Ocean about the size the Mediterranean Sea. These changes combined with global warming have created new fertile and productive areas.

Europe

Home of 1 billion people, mostly around the Mediterranean. Northern Europe is a quiet region full of preserved towns and cities, where many ancient folkways endure. The University of Terra is centered in Europe, with major campuses in Paris, Berlin and Stockholm.

Africa

No longer the basket case of Terra, Africa today is prosperous and cosmopolitan, and with the most advanced Imperial technology available there. The AECO (Africa-Europe Cooperation Organization) Starport on the shores of the flooded Chott Djerid, in what was once eastern Algeria. Southern Africa is the busiest financial district on the planet, with the Terran Exchange headquartered in the old Johannesburg, although most of the trade occurs on the global information net.

Middle East

Non-Canon

Terra has in its history been a capital for several interstellar governments, the Terran Republic being the latest. The Republic controls or occupies 32 star systems, and has a total population of around 56.22 billion inhabitants, most of these on Terra itself. Though officially the Republic has as its form of government a civil service bureaucracy led by an Executive Council, the real power lies with the Gabreelist faith, its leader Shoshanna Dahnara-Avila, and her family.

All the worlds within the Republic with the exception of Terra (which has its own Executive Council) are administered locally by a bureaucracy and a governor which acts as the chief executive. It is the primary responsibility of the governor to see that the central government's policies are implemented, act as the civilian commander-in-chief of the local system defense and militia forces, and to oversee the Republic's interests locally. Governors are appointed by the Republic's Executive Council for a single 10 year term (the exception being Prometheus, which has a hereditary governor). While not elected, they are subject to recall if they become unpopular, prove incompetent, or stray too far from the central government's line.

A Hiver colony, consisting of over 200,000 individuals, was stranded on Terra during the Collapse. Located in the southern continent known as Australia, the colony (along with human-run research centers in Nepal and North America) was the focal point of much of the effort toward the final defeat of the Virus on Terra. Some years ago, the Hivers planned an expedition to find out what, if anything, may be left of the Hive Federation. The Terran government was reluctant to back such an expedition at the time because of a shortage of high jump capability (in this case, jump-3) starships. This no longer being the case, the Terran government is now expected to assist the Hivers in the effort, which will travel through the Alpha Leonis Sector. Other similar expeditions in other directions (particularly coreward) are also planned.

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises and by permission of the author.
Supplement 11 Library Data (N-Z)
Alien Module 6: Solomani
– GURPS Traveller: Rim of Fire
– GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars
– The Zhodani Base

Terran Timeline

Terran History

Imperial/Terran Timeline


The dates of the various wars vary depending on the source.

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Library Data (A-M) (Supplement 8)
– GURPS Traveller: Interstellar Wars
– GURPS Traveller: Rim of Fire: The Solomani Rim Sourcebook
Alien Module 6: Solomani

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City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From City of Heroes Wiki

Terra

Overview

Terra is an Arch-villain of the Devouring Earth. Heroes can find her in the Track Tanya down before she breeds more creatures like herself mission from Ginger Yates. (Levels 35-39)

Description

Transformed by a Devouring Earth drug, this raging beast was once the woman Tanya Tyler. Now capable of breeding Devouring Earth creatures, Terra is the monsters' greatest offensive weapon in their war against humanity.

Background

Tanya Tyler was a member of the organization called Fauna First, which was an eco-terrorist group aiding the Devouring Earth. However, the Devouring Earth was not interested in the organization as a whole, only Tanya Tyler herself as the Hamidon had known while he was still in human form. He had a strange fascination of and perhaps even romantic attachment to the young woman, and had decided to turn her into a Matriarch, capable of breeding new Devouring Earth creatures like herself, thereby creating an ecological terror on an unimaginable scale.

Although attempts were made to save Tanya from the fate intended for her by the Hamidon, the Devouring Earth finally managed to abduct her and infect her with a drug devised by the twisted genius of the Hamidon, which ultimately transformed her into the monster known as Terra Although defeated and taken into custody by the Paragon City authorities, the hideous transformation of the young woman into a Devouring Earth breeder does not bode well for the intentions of the Devouring Earth and their monstrous leader the Hamidon.

Powers

Foot Stomp Point Blank Area Effect, Moderate Damage (Smash), Foe Knockback
Devoured shakes the very earth itself with a super Foot Stomp, attacking everything in a nearby area.

Hurl Boulder Ranged, Smash, Foe Knockback
Devoured can rip up a boulder out of the ground and Hurl it a moderate distance. The Hurled Boulder deals moderate damage and can Knockback foes.

Pummel Melee, Heavy Lethal
Devouring Earth claw attacks.

Spit (Ranged) Damage over Time, Toxic
You are taking Toxic damage over time from the toxic spray.

Summon Swarm Summon
All Devoured can summon The Swarm.

See Also


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