Freedom Day

Freedom Day, 18 March, was a Republic of the Sphere holiday commemorating Devlin Stone's escape from a Word of Blake reeducation camp on Kittery.[1]


Shortly after the establishment of the Republic, calls for a holiday honoring Devlin Stone began. Senator Leslie Brahe spearheaded the effort, beginning in 3086 with a proposal for a holiday commemorating Stone's birthday - a proposal Stone rejected both out of opposition to a holiday and due to not having a known birthday. Undeterred by Stone's opposition to a holiday, Brahe organized a grassroots movement across the Republic to commemorate Stone's Kittery escape, and by 3100, all Republic worlds recognized Freedom Day in some form.[1]

After Stone's retirement, his successor as Exarch, Damien Redburn, formally recognized Freedom Day on 18 March 3131.[1][2] With recognition came standardization. Under Redburn, the official cross-Republic Freedom Day procedures included morning parades, afternoon speeches and tri-vid programs, and an evening fireworks and laser show accompanied by joyous music.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dark Age: 3132-3134 INN, p. 129, "Prayers, Pageantry Mark Freedom Day Celebrations"
  2. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 10, "Dark Age Timeline"