New Delphi Compact

The twelve worlds of the New Delphi Compact to have been settled by the end of the thirty-first century were colonized in two waves; the first wave, between 2587 and 2602, was by colonists originally from the Outworlds Alliance and Taurian Concordat who had fled the Reunification War, and saw eight worlds colonized in a fifteen year period with the first being New Delphi. Four more worlds had been colonized by 2752, with a second wave of colonists arriving in the New Delphi Compact in the aftermath of the Periphery Uprising and the Amaris Coup launched by Stefan Amaris in the 2760s.

Ninety percent of the population of the New Delphi Compact lived an agricultural lifestyle maintained by technology of an equivalent to that found on Terra in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, a consequence of the heavy influence of the Omniss philosophy within the Compact. For the majority of the population, exposure to more advanced technology was limited to some pest control technology and power generators, and it was unlikely they would ever travel further than fifty kilometers from where they were born; for a minority of the population, working in the fields of medicine, government or in space, more advanced technology was available, broadly comparable to Inner Sphere technology of a twenty-sixth century level. Lacking access to HPG technology, communication from outside Halkidik was only possible via JumpShip.

In the worlds within the Compact, the family of extremely dangerous and aggressive viruses known collectively as the Delphi Curse was an active presence in the system, and despite the centuries-long efforts of the Delphian Virus Research and Immunization Institute (VRII) the Curse continued to prove fatal to approximately ten percent of the Deliphians who contracted it - although this mortality rate was dramatically lower than the eighty to ninety percent mortality rate among those from outside the Compact who were exposed.[1]

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  1. Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions, p. 68, "The Delphi Curse"

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