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Empire Theme

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Main Empire Theme and Commander Theme are name-sets that adds flavor to your race. Main Empire Theme determine your starting ranks, random system names and auto-generated names for ship classes, while the names of Commander come from the Commander Theme.

The themes are chosen at startup, and you can change them mid-game to an extent in the race menu Ctrl+F2. All names can be overridden during the games if you prefer something else.

Main Empire Theme

Main Empire Theme adds flavour to your race. Your starting ranks, random system names and auto-generated names for ship classes will be based on the theme. So for example if you chose United States for the theme, the ranks would be US Naval and Army ranks, the system names would be US cities and the class names would be Essex, Lexington, Spruance, Ticonderoga, etc..

There are currently over sixty different themes including such varieties as Canadian, Deutschland, Demonic Realm, Ancient Egypt, Knights Templar, Welsh, Barsoom, Swedish, ASEAN, etc.

Commander Theme

Commander Theme affects the naming of your Commanders. For the US theme Steve imported the latest US Census data into the Aurora database. When you generate a Commander it will pick a random first name from 2000 possibles and a random surname from over 50,000. That provides about one hundred million names for the US theme alone. Different name themes will vary in how the names are generated are displayed. For example, the Roman name theme uses praenomen (given name), nomen and cognomen. The German theme will put the occasional 'von' in for flavour, etc.

There are currently thirty-four name themes, including Russian, Japanese, Ancient Greek, Polish, Jewish, Arabic, Hobbit, Zulu, Norse, Indian, etc. Any name theme you need should in there somewhere. If you want to see more themes, I am always open to players creating themes and sending them to me for the next version. Let me know if you want more details.

Examples

There are currently over sixty different Main Empire Themes and thirty-four Commander name themes. Following is a sample of the names each theme uses. If you are playing a game with a theme not listed, please contribute.

ASEAN

Naval Officers

  1. Fleet Admiral
  2. Admiral
  3. Vice Admiral
  4. Rear Admiral
  5. Commodore
  6. Captain
  7. Commander
  8. Lieutenant Commander

Ground Forces Officers

  1. Lieutenant General
  2. Major General
  3. Brigadier General
  4. Colonel

Ship Names

  • Jerong
  • Ratanakosin
  • Steadfast
  • Conrado Yap
  • Kasturi
  • Tapi
  • Swordsman
  • Jacinto
  • Ahmad Yani
  • Kedah

System Names

  • Hat Yai
  • Rangoon

Deutschland

Naval Officers

  1. Admiral
  2. Vizeadmiral
  3. Kontreadmiral
  4. Kommodore
  5. Kapitan zur See
  6. Fregattankapitan

Ground Forces Officers

  1. Generalleutenant
  2. Generalmajor
  3. Brigadegeneral
  4. Oberst

Ship Names

  • Bayern
  • Deutschland
  • Gneisenau
  • Hamburg
  • Konig
  • Rheinland
  • Scharnhorst
  • Seydlitz
  • Tirpitz
  • Nassau
  • Von Roeder

System Names

  • Berlin
  • Hannover
  • Hamburg

Andromeda

Naval Officers

  1. High Guard Admiral
  2. Vice Admiral
  3. Admiral
  4. Captain
  5. Commander
  6. Lieutenant Commander
  7. Lieutenant
  8. Lieutenant Junior Grade

Ground Forces Officers

  1. Lieutenant General
  2. Major General
  3. Brigadier General
  4. Colonel

Ship Names

  • Glorious Heritage
  • Righteous Fist
  • Stellar Wrath
  • Eternal Diligence
  • Pride of Kaldera
  • Siege Perilous
  • Victorys Crucible
  • To Seek To Find
  • Fingers of Dawn
  • Seven Pillars

System Names

  • Tarn Vedra
  • Sissnik

Odd

Naval Officers

  1. Magician
  2. Sorcerer
  3. Cleric
  4. Merenary (sic)
  5. Soldier
  6. Pirate
  7. Outlaw

Ground Forces Officers

  1. Sorcerer
  2. Cleric
  3. Merenary (also sic)
  4. (Missing)

Ship Names

  • Anklenumb
  • Bumblepuff
  • Ballmuck
  • Cloddumb
  • Thimblegrumbleclown
  • Knucklepuff
  • Bonefumble
  • Loafdolt
  • Munchnit
  • Doofsnark

System Names

  • Techa
  • Chraough

Rigelian (Historical)

Naval Officers

  1. High Swordsman
  2. Swordsman of Many Stars
  3. Swordsman of Stars
  4. Swordsman of Worlds
  5. Greater Swordsman
  6. Great Axebearer
  7. Axebearer

Ground Forces Officers

  1. Swordsman of Stars
  2. Swordsman of Worlds
  3. Greater Swordsman
  4. Great Axebearer

Ship Names

  • Bombina
  • Tambacounda
  • Boko Tamboko
  • Khalkfontein
  • Chukudu Gozimi
  • Timbedra
  • Hanj Monakah
  • Yoshinu Camamba
  • Ozhmord
  • Homtet

System Names

  • Kalizwali
  • Rigel

Rigelian (Steve)

Naval Officers

  1. High Swordsman
  2. Swordsman of Many Stars
  3. Swordsman of Stars
  4. Swordsman of Worlds
  5. Swordsman
  6. Samurai
  7. Ronin

Ground Forces Officers

  1. Swordsman of Stars
  2. Swordsman of Worlds
  3. Swordsman
  4. Samurai

Ship Names

  • Intrepid
  • Tribal
  • Discovery
  • Invincible
  • Iwo Jima
  • Mulberry
  • Liberty
  • Resolution
  • River
  • Sentry

System Names

  • Rigel
  • Harvest

Terran Federation

Naval Officers

  1. Sky Marshal
  2. Fleet Admiral
  3. Admiral
  4. Vice Admiral
  5. Rear Admiral
  6. Commodore
  7. Captain
  8. Commander

Ground Forces Officers

  1. Lieutenant General
  2. Major General
  3. Brigadier General
  4. Colonel

Ship Names

  • Discovery
  • Napoleon
  • Outreach
  • Nelson
  • Brazwell
  • Rodney
  • Queensland
  • Cornwallis
  • Argentina
  • Oregon
  • Rommel
  • Spruance
  • Prince of Wales
  • Revenge
  • Scipio
  • Churchill
  • King Louis
  • Semmes
  • Collingwood
  • Forrest
  • Ironsides
  • Yugoslavia
  • New York
  • Tigris
  • Guderian
  • Chihuahua
  • Greece
  • Goto
  • Thunderer
  • Comet
  • Viking
  • Pegasus
  • Independence
  • Cromwell
  • McKinley
  • Cobra
  • Wolfhound
  • Scimtar (sic)
  • Kongo
  • Majestic
  • Iowa
  • Apache
  • Achilles
  • Fletcher
  • Shark
  • Guardian
  • Essex
  • Valiant
  • Wellington

System Names

  • Proxima Centauri
  • Tau Ceti

Tolkien

Naval Officers

  1. General
  2. Colonel
  3. Major
  4. Captain
  5. Sergeant
  6. Warrior
  7. Squire

Ground Forces Officers

  1. Colonel
  2. Major
  3. Captain
  4. Sergeant

Ship Names

  • Naraithsol
  • Dulalas
  • Glamatus
  • Duldrus
  • Augcating
  • Gomalus
  • Analis
  • Alalsil
  • Alatol
  • Glamduras

System Names

  • Isorfindir
  • Galorfing

Nations of Earth

Naval Officers

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Prime Minister
  4. Chanscellor
  5. Vice Chancellor
  6. Minister
  7. Dictator

Ground Forces Officers

  1. Lietenant General
  2. Major General
  3. Brigadier General
  4. Colonel

Ship Names

System Names

Contributors

Kelewan, Kishmond, Mor