A WebOriginal browser-based MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame. [[http://www.imperiumnova.com Imperium Nova]] is set in a [[FeudalFuture starfaring feudal empire]], similar to {{Dune}}, or ASongOfIceAndFire [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]. Players play as [[TheClan noble houses]] in a starfaring [[TheEmpire galactic empire]], competing for status and the Emperor's favor.

The game is divided up into five galaxies, each of which has evolved their own distinct flavor:

* The Baade Galaxy, relatively stable, apart from isolated radical movements and occasional legal antics(And Kincaid. Sweet Jesus, Kincaid). Despite its age and stability, Baade is the best example of a mature galaxy so far.
* The Capricorn Galaxy, once known for its [[WeAreStrugglingTogether serial revolutions and revolving door government]]. Eventually, things settled down to the point where Capricorn became a punchline due to its oppressively stagnant atmosphere. A recent and abrupt shift in the balance of power may be a sign that this is about to change.
* The Draco Reborn Galaxy, which is Draco [[strike:after the players requested a Galaxy-wide reset (9th of October 2009)]] set an unspecified number of years into the future, after the Golden Age ended due to the abuse of technology. Now, after centuries of the Dark Age, the Galaxy is reunited once again under the rule of [[strike:Empress Seonag Ru Tstem]] [[strike:Empress Caronwyn Angelline]] [[strike:Emperor Patricius Fenkath]] [[strike:Emperor Zanipolo Marcus]] Emperor Martin Dramorian. The hallmarks of the galaxy are so far: technophobia, assassinations, and frequent regime changes.
* The Eridanus Galaxy, currently gearing up for a showdown between the EvilOverlord Patricius Goratrix and the [[MoneyDearBoy Evil Capitalist]] House Slick ink. A third party, [[TheAlliance the Eridani Coalition]], has also joined in the power struggle.
** The struggle happened multiple times, first resulting in suprising [[CurbStompBattle victory for Slick Ink]], then again with the result of the Galaxy splitting into two different factions, the [[GrimUpNorth Northern Domain]] and [[TheAlliance the Empire of Eridanus.]]
* The Gemini Galaxy, a decentralized galaxy divided between several factions:.
** [[PuppeteerParasite The Arudan Ascendancy]], a nation ruled by {{Expies}} of the [[Franchise/StargateVerse Goa'uld]].
** [[KnightTemplar The Citadel Empire]], a nation of nanotechnologically-augmented "Vandal" knights, orignally created by the Reich as [[SuperSoldier shock troopers]]. Previously ruled over nearly the entire western half of the galaxy under the Twin Realms, but later collapsed and now rule several planets in the galactic north. Ruled by Emperor Dieter of Vandal.
** [[TheKingdom The Duchy of Seer]], an independent nation in the far south famous mainly for its Switzerland-like neutrality. Ruled by Duke Adam Seer.
** [[CommieLand Soyedinennye Federatsiya Narodov Respublik]], [[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord ("The United Federation of People's Republics")]] the SovietUnion [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]], with North Korean-style nepotism, led by Chairman Viktor Konstantinovich Gagarin.
** [[TheEmpire Das Nachfolger-Reich Des Galacktischen Kernes]] [[YouAreTheTranslatedForeignWord ("The Successor Empire of the Galactic Core")]], a central collection of planets united by the Sheridan dynasty from the remnants of the previous Empire.
** [[TheAlliance The League of Independent Houses]], a union of houses in the Eiskreuz region that have recently taken over the area with the collapse of the Twin Realms. Led by Marquis Brython Troyes.
** [[TheAlliance The Sovereign Urprovens Nation]], a loose confederacy of houses controlling a large region, ''de facto'' ruled by Kaiser Harri Skaoi.
** [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Clan Vrohnak]], domain of the [[StarfishAlien Tlabakan]], currently contesting control over the Eiskreuz region with the League.

In addition, two older galaxies once existed that were merged to create Gemini:
* The Avalon Galaxy, once ruled by the scheming, reclusive Emperor William Cartheon, was eventually taking over by the [[TheChessmaster slightly less scheming]] and [[AChildShallLeadThem very young]] Hogan Galle, who managed to rule the empire somewhat steadily for several years. This galaxy was later closed and merged to create Gemini.
* The Fornux Galaxy, ruled by the [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating unpopular]] Emperor Takemitsu Bayushi, later deposed by an alliance lead by [[RegentForLife Regent]] Lucia Santiago following a violent [[LaResistance revolution]].

The game naturally lends itself to [[GambitPileup Gambit Pileups]] and long-running [[FeudingFamilies grudge wars]].

Now has its own [[Characters/ImperiumNova Character page]].
Tropes that are central to the game itself:

* AbsentAliens: Though not for all galaxies. Some houses roleplay themselves as aliens, and Galaxy Baade saw an alien invasion (orchestrated mechanics-wise by the game administrator).
* AllegedlyFreeGame: Your house is very limited in its capabilities unless you're paying.
** This is more of a case of BribingYourWayToVictory. The perks for paying are very useful, but it's quite possible to do very well without them. Until very recently, the number 2 player in Baade was a non-subscriber.
* AlternativeCalendar: A game year consists of ten 40-day months: Origins, Hope, Faith, Virtue, Fates, Glory, Vigilance, Tributes, Resolve, and Culminations. Years are counted based on the ascendance of the current Emperor.
* AltItis: Illegal, on penalty of deletion since it results in neglected and abandoned accounts.
* AnyoneCanDie: For the most part true, although the noble houses themselves persist until the player decides to quit.
* ArrangedMarriage: Low-status houses can gain a lot of status by marrying into a higher status house. It also decreases any feud score between the two.
* CasualInterStellarTravel: natural given the setting.
* TheClan: What each player controls
* ContinuitySnarl: Continuity between galaxies is an unholy mess.
** To a lesser extent, continuity in [=RPs=]. Although events with an RP take place around the same time, they might be affected by events in the game that are months or even years apart.
* {{Crawl}}: Displays the three most recent galactic-level events.
* DaysOfFuturePast: Of the FeudalFuture variety
* TheEmperor: The highest rank in the game. Since TheEmperor is an actual player, there tends to be a much wider variety of Imperial styles than is traditional in fiction. They'll all inevitably be labeled an EvilOverlord by their opponents, however.
** Or simply ignored (Empress Galgori of Baade)
* TheEmpire
* EnergyWeapon: Used by some houses, to varying scales. Some only mount them on warships as {{WaveMotionGun}}s, others use them freely as sidearms and edged weapons.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Many houses are based on historical cultures, including several Japanese houses and a wide variety of European ones.
* TheFederation: Most Empires tend towards Federation-hood, although there are exceptions.
* FeudingFamilies: A key part of gameplay, regulated through the Feud Score mechanic.
* FeudalFuture: The whole point of the setting, although the actual politics of the galaxies tend to more closely resemble Renaissance-era merchant houses rather than a traditional European feudal system.
* FinalDeath: Occurs if one of your dynasty members or retainers gets assassinated or killed in a coup or dies of the plague.
* FlameWar: Arguments over the "gameyness" of certain tactics often descend into this.
* GambitPileup: The game naturally encourages these.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: For better or worse, this is certainly one of the more harshly debated topics brought up in the game. Essays have been written on the subject.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: At house creation the player can choose whether to be patrilineal or matrilineal. This influences not only inheritance but also dynastic marriages.
* MauveShirt: Any "grunt" character who gets followed will usually be this.
* MegaCorp: Houses can build anywhere instead of just on planets they rule, senators ''and'' TheEmperor are elected, almost every sphere is economic in nature. It sometimes seems the empires of this game are more like Republics or Federations where the corporate interests behind the politicians are completely open about it.
* PsychicPowers: "Psionics" are an entire sphere of activity noble houses can take part in. What it entails vary between galaxies. Psions specialize in spy-catching.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: The military sphere allows your House to hire out troops as Mercenaries.
* RegentForLife: Averted across the board, strangely enough. The only straight example took place within a single House
* ShoutOut: Hooooo boy. There has been a House Atreides, a House Lannister and a House Targaryen to name but a few.
** Not to mention a [[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} House Houraisan]] and a [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya House Suzumiya]].
* SpaceIsAnOcean: Most galaxies tend to class their warships according to naval tradition.
* SpacePirates: There is a mechanic for funding piracy on mercantile routes around planets. It is widely described as being broken.
* SwordFight: Duels, over prize money or honour, are fought with swords while everyone whizzes around in space ships.
* TheVonTropeFamily: Commonplace.
* TheUsurper: Dynastic changes via military coup are not uncommon.
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Yes. Yes, we are.
* TenMinuteRetirement: Happens often to players. They quit the game and then find they can't stay away.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://inwiki.wikispot.org/Front_Page INWiki]].

Many tropes can also be found in the stories of individual galaxies.


[[folder:Galaxy Baade]]

* TheAlcoholic: Martinus Zorander and his collection of intoxicating, and sometimes life-threatening, drinks.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: House Cosca. House Kane is depicted this way, despite having generally acted in good faith, or at least reasonably.
** House Kincaid is depicted as this, even more than Cosca or Kane.
* AmazonBrigade: The Confederacy of Free Houses in Baade, All members are female except one.
* AmbulanceChaser: Cerwyn Oresthin is either this or...
* AmoralAttorney: Cerwyn Oresthin is basically this, except his competence is debatable.
* AttackHello-DynamicEntry: Ialach Oresthin's assassination kicked off when he opened a door and was met by Arthfael Daunt's fist.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Many, including the Zoranders who are surprisingly competent considering most are pants-on-head nuts.
** Additionally some of the most feared military units are made up entirely of very lethal Kittens.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: At least three holders of the crown have been deposed for going up against Alhazred. Similar things have happened to other houses who have tried.
* TheChessmaster: House Alhazred, all the way.
* CloudCuckooLander: The Wagonmaster, Mario Zorander, along with a good portion of his house.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In Baade; The Imperialists and Armada (or former Armada) members all bore a star on their crests, The Confederacy of Free Houses has crests of green, black and purple. The Ecclesiarchy has crests of red, orange, and gold.
* CrystalDragonJesus: The Imperialist faith in Baade
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: A good portion of the galaxy believes they do. This does not stop certain houses from using them extensively.
* EstrogenBrigadeBait: Lord Ialach Oresthin of Baade; The Galaxy's former Zac Efron
** [[strike: IWasQuiteALooker Although he's getting on in years now.]]He's been stabbed to death and then had his corpse thrown in a fire, so that's pretty much over now.
* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Anything Houses Daunt, Luxerat, Oresthin or Kincaid do.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Any of the atttempts to destroy or bring down House Alhazred basically amount to trying to do this.
** Also Cthulu is considered actually existent in Baade, so theoretically this is literally possible.
* TheDragon: House Kane to House Alhazred.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: House Malaganov is the Russian aristocracy. House Suzumiya is a pastiche of Oriental cultures.
* GentleGiant: Viscount Levantes of Baade; Arguably a match for House Alhazred militarily and politically, able to singlehandedly take on entire enemy alliances, but an all around nice guy respected by most if not all of the galaxy.
* AGodAmI: Sheik Alhazred of Baade, Status circa 4000, subverted in that the man has underlings speak for him and has never called himself such despite his massive skills of manipulation and his superpower-scale army.
* GoKartingWithBowser: Between the wars various houses throw parties in which men and woman who have threatened each other's death make polite, if strained, conversation and drink. Sometimes a bit too much of the latter and a bit too little of the former. They have a history of being attacked from time to time by houses with a grievance against the hosts or noble galactic society at large.
* GoodIsDumb: Lord Ialach Oresthin in his early years was dangerously naive in his idealism.
* TheJudge: Several
* KnightTemplar: House Luxerat and Imperialism, although the faith has somewhat muted its once crusading tone.
* KangarooCourt: People have accused the Imperial Court of being this, with the Emperor as Judge, Jury, Prosecutor, and Executor.
* LightIsNotGood: House Luxerat of Baade; subverted depending on your religious affiliation.
* NotMeThisTime: Houses Daunt and Ivanov have had to say this on occasion. People tend not to believe them.
** It's also often a complete lie, especially when Daunt says it.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors - House Kane, House Cosca, and House Ivanov
* PlanetOfHats: Baade: House Alhazred is all Mystery all the time, The Trade Federation is all Greed all the time, The Fifth Estate is all Talk all the time.
* ThePollyanna: House Suzumiya of Baade, survived many wars (usually on the defeated side), yet remains completely affable to all other Houses, even enemies. Subverted in that they also created [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathwatch]], a covert ops unit for hire.
* RegentForLife: Shifa Hammal, regent for Empress Christine, attempted to be this. She even kidnapped her own charge to technologically reprogram her memories. Technically, she succeeded at becoming this trope, but somebody is going to have to clean the bloodstains off the courtroom floor.
* ReligionOfEvil: House of Cthulu in Baade, Imperialism in Baade: a fanatical crusader religion, subverted depending on religious affiliation
* SanitySlippage: Happens frequently, most recently to then-lord Ialach Oresthin. Certain houses *Cough* Hammal *Cough* have a reputation for this.
* SaintlyChurch: The literal name of the Disciples of the Saints faith. Whether or not it is one depends on your viewpoint.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: House of Cthulu in Baade, a religion revolving around worship of Lovecraftian Horrors.
* ThereIsNoHigherCourt: The Senate. There are several court systems, but a single decision by the senate is above all of them.
** As proven by the Imperial attempt at dissolving the senate through mass removal of planets from imperial jurisdiction and assassination, there is, in fact, a higher court: The Empress.
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: The Reform movement has had long-standing divisions depending on how Imperialist the house in question is.
** It failed at least partially because of these divisions.
* WitchHunt: The hunt for House Kincaid's mysterious backers, when it was a renegade plague on the galaxy, got pretty ugly. It culminated in an [[KangarooCourt Imperial Court trial]] of Houses Hammal and Malaganov.
** Now that Kincaid is a renegade again the witch hunt seems to be back, if in a somewhat muted form. The galaxy has had other things on its mind.


[[folder:Galaxy Capricorn]]

* ElectiveMonarchy: Under the current Constitution the position of emperor is elected by the houses. [[spoiler: Temporarily suspended by a military coup of Lady Gertruda Canaigh, restored by Kaiser Reinhold Schronnemann's counter-coup.]]
* TheFederation: The short-lived Federal Republic of Capricorn was a conventional example.
* FanNickname: The emperors of Capricorn:
** Miyamoto = The Ninja Empress
** Avellar = Emperor Too-Short-A-Reign-To-Get-An-Actual-Nickname
** Takemiya = The Board Game Empress
** Hikari = The Dragon Emperor
** Kendar = The Hedgehog and/or Turtle Emperor
** Spheniscidae = The Penguin Emperor
** Ser Noche = The Cookie Empress
** Canaigh = The Tree Empress
* RevolvingDoorRevolution: Tends to cycle between periods of boring stagnation and galactic warfare.
* StagedPopulistUprising: Not uncommon.


[[folder:Galaxy Draco]]

* AChildShallLeadThem: Ol Vaharat of House Vaharat was once a 'child of Godlike potential', an almost-unheard-of level of awesome. He grew up to be a dynamic, enchanting genius, but was never more than a mediocre administrator. All in all, not quite what was hoped for. Any plans for a religion centered around him pretty much fell out the window by that point.
* ScrewYouElves: The pointy-eared, silver-haired House Angelline prompted this response after surreptitiously becoming the Imperial House and gaining a ZeroPercentApprovalRating. It didn't help that they failed their saving throw, either.
* SpaceIsAnOcean: Taken to its logical extreme in Draco, which is shrouded in ions and radiation known as the 'Godsea'.
* TotalPartyKill: House Jefford's whole dynasty was wiped out in a matter of 1 game month, which equals to 3 days in real life.
* WaveMotionGun: Named 'lances' in Draco, these weapons were pulsed twice to defeat the fact that SpaceIsAnOcean.


[[folder:Galaxy Eridanus]]

* TheAlliance: The Eridani Coalition, whose combined influence rivals that of even [[EvilOverlord House Goratrix]]. Although there's a good chance that their leader, House Godwinson, are nothing more than puppets of Goratrix.
** And now, ironically, the Empire is [[TheAlliance The Alliance]].
* AmbiguousDisorder: Grimbold Godwinson acts this way, as a form of ObfuscatingStupidity. Considering [[DysfunctionalFamily his family]], this is probably a good thing.
* AuthorAppeal: You know who you are.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Probably the only instance of this trope being played dead-straight in the entire game.
** EvilVersusEvil: May have decayed into this.
* ColonelBadass: Oscar Quest. Has,on several occasions, fought on the front lines for his house, each time getting [[ActionGirl his wife]] mad at him and necessitating [[HollywoodHealing hospitalization]]. Recently was [[FourStarBadass promoted]] in an attempt to try to get him to delegate.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The GRIMDARKEST of the galaxies.
** HotterAndSexier: Also the sexiest.
* TheEmpath: The males of House Crow. Vala and Maggidh are exceptions.
* TheEmpire: It could be Argued that the Northern Domain is this, given the fact that it generally viewed as the more evil, totalitarian independent entity.
* EnfantTerrible: Gethsemane Quest
* EvilOverlord: House Goratrix, considering that they're the founders of the [[ReligionOfEvil Void Engineers]] and all.
* TheFaceless: House Goratrix is said to conceal their faces with either [[InTheHood hoods]] or veils.
** The women of House Houraisan, as well, wear veils, curtains, or cover their eyes with a fan, for a variety of reasons such as to hide their intentions, force a certain level of physical grace, or to just mess with people's heads.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture:
** House Houraisan is a hybrid of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
** House Quest are Australians IN SPAAAAAAAAACE.
** House Mikhailovsky-Ivanov is Imperial Russia IN SPAAAAAAAAACE.
* FateWorseThanDeath: A chance encounter with an EldritchAbomination rendered Agnes and Zepheniah Quest braindead.
* GagBoobs: Misako has 36DD cups.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Chika and Mayako Houraisan. The former looks barely over 30 and the other barely 40 despite being 60 or so years old. Erina Boudicca, too, before she got her Prometheus procedure and was straight into ReallySevenHundredYearsOld territory.
* HappilyMarried: Erina and Uistean Boudicca, Heulfryn Boudicca and Oscar Quest, Misako Houraisan and Grimbold Godwinson, Maggidh Crow and Mitsunaga Houraisan, Chiara and Este Von Carstein, and many others.
* HeManWomanHater: House Slick Ink calling women "breeders" should show something about them.
* TheHighQueen: Misako Houraisan, when she goes into "mysterious faceless businesswoman" mode.
* TheHedonist: House Boudicca: food, wine, drugs, and group sex galore!
* HumanAliens: House Houraisan, which is the royal family of the Lunarians: rabbit space people.
* KnightInSourArmor: Cuthbert Godwinson, after the [[MeaningfulName End of Hope War]].
* LikesOlderWomen: A specific reason Oscar Quest was attracted to Heulfryn Boudicca because she was seven years older than him.
* MoneyDearBoy: House Slick ink's reason for being.
* MsFanservice: Misako Houraisan and the entirety of House Boudicca. Now, if only someone would make some actual drawings...
* NoAccountingForTaste: [[KnightInSourArmor Cuthbert]] and [[HatesEveryoneEqually Estrilda]] Godwinson, definitely Joseph and Agnes Quest, maybe Augustus and Mabel Dekara.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: House Von Carstein.
** To be specific, they're [[TheMafia ex-mobsters]] turned into blood drinkers by the powers of the void. And at least one [[SesameStreet loves to count]].
* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Maggidh Crow and Mitsunaga Houraisan.
* PettingZooPeople: House Houraisan, who happen to all have rabbit ears.
* ReligionOfEvil: The Void Engineers, who have a [[ApocalypseHow Class X-2 Apocalyse How as their eventual goal]].
** They also just got themselves an inquisition/military in [[SpaceMarine The Void Templars]].
** The Knights of the Blood, which is basically Void vampire satanism, is even more obvious.
* RetiredMonster: After brutally supressing several human and vampire rebellions, engineering a plague so he could reanimate the corpses to work his farms, attempting to brutally murder several fellow nobles, hooking up hundreds of thousands of humans to blood extraction machines, creating a gigantic zombie horde out of a military cemetary, and a career in organized crime, Vampire Count Sergio Von Carstein announced his retirement at the age of 74.
** And guess what happens to him as he was about to come out of retirement? He got assassinated.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The Northern Rebellion and the [[MeaningfulName End of Hope War]].
* SaintlyChurch: The Order of Light, which is nonviolent and had strong [[ReligionIsMagic supernatural elements]].
* ShesGotLegs: Saeko Houraisan.
* ShowingOffTheNewBody: Erina Boudicca, after her Prometheus procedure gave her the body of a 25 year old porn star.
* TookALevelInBadass: Anyone who survives initiation into the Void Engineers comes out stronger and more assertive than when they went in.
* WeHaveReserves: House Mikhailovsky-Ivanov military operations tend toward this. The standard size for an Eridanus legion is 3,000 men. A fresh Mikhailovsky-Ivanov legion is 12,000. An experienced Mikhailovsky-Ivanov legion is '''50,000'''.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Misako Houraisan in her "mysterious faceless businesswoman" mode, quite literally with her hiding her face with veils, curtains, or fans. Strangely, while she plays the trope literally, she doesn't play the actual trope much, what with a stable court and a happy marriage and all.

[[folder:Galaxy Gemini]]

* BlackAndGreyMorality: The autocratic empires are the ''nicest'' factions.
* TheButcher: Patrice Rey Barte of Gemini, the Butcher of Dnoces.
* BugWar: The Eiskreuz War in Gemini had some shades of this.
* DirtyCommunists: The United Federation of People's Republics
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Tau. Really. They're just the Tau. In every way.
** Incidently, one of the players with the biggest problem with this runs a group of genetically enhanced individuals, based on heretical technology, who were made as the Emperor's shock troops, wear power armor, and love to get into close combat. So really there are all kinds of examples.
* DropTheHammer: Signature weapon of the United Federation of People's Republics, most notably duelists Sergio Crumpler and Hakim Geter.
** Also used by the Sons of Hammerfell of the Order of Rennfeuer, one of the arms of the Vandal Citadel.
* {{Expy}}: The Arudan bear a suspicious resemblance to [[Franchise/StargateVerse certain other evil alien species]].
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Gemini has several specific ones:
** Rotanevians are primarily Russian, with a dash of East Asia.
** The Francs are straight-up Frenchmen.
** The Vandals are nanotechnologically-augmented tribal German supersoldiers. Imperials in general are fairly German.
** The Kulus are Victorian Britain.
** The Damaskani are Arabs with some Persian influences.
** The Brytons are Celts.
* TheFederation: The United Federation of People's Republics is a subversion.
* KnightInSourArmor: Kaiser Harri Skaoi, though not without his detractors, falls well within this trope.
* LanternJawOfJustice: Lord Theo "The Chin" von Rennfeuer
* MasterSwordsman: Roland Noe under a SecretIdentity before his head was loped off in a duel by Mehmet Gual'Shav.
* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: The United Federation of People's Republics.
* PoweredArmor: House Sirendeux is populated by living suits of armor. Yes, they can reproduce. No, I don't want to know how.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: House Blackwater played this role to an extreme, spending more time as an official renegade than as a law-abiding House.
* PuppeteerParasite: The Arudan.
* ReligionOfEvil: Fu Leng in Gemini, which is basically Chinese-styled Satanism.
* StarfishAliens: The most noticeable are probably the [[http://inwiki.wikispot.org/Tlabakan Tlabakan]].
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: also the [[http://inwiki.wikispot.org/Tlabakan Tlabakans]].
* SuicideByCop: This may not have been exactly what [[TheEmperor Emperor Madai Sheridan]]i had in mind when he challenged [[MasterSwordsman Ser Jacques]] [[SuperSoldier of Vandal]] to a duel, but the community's named it a Vandal-assisted suicide in any case.
* SuperSoldier: The Vandals of Gemini, created by the original Empire to serve as shock troopers.
* TooDumbToLive: The ''other'' interpretation of Emperor Madai Sheridan's death.
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: [[CommieLand United Federation of People's Republics]] officials tend to have ''very'' long titles. Viktor Gagarin's (usually just addressed as "Chairman") full title is "Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Parliament of the United Federation of People's Republics and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Total Democratic Party of the United Federation of People's Republics".


Now defunct:

[[folder:Galaxy Avalon]]

* BolivianArmyEnding: Avalon ended on the cusp of a massive showdown between Emperor Hogan Galle and a small band of allies, and the massive Dominion, made up of an alliance of the two strongest houses in the galaxy (House Farland and House Erb).
* AChildShallLeadThem: Hogan Galle became head of House Galle at the age of five, Grand Duke of the Periphery at eight, and Emperor of Avalon at fourteen.
* MasterSwordsman: Oluwaseun Zavoniki and his apprentice, Cyfaill Galle.
* ModestRoyalty: Hogan Galle wasn't too fond of the official Imperial finery.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Most houses in Avalon, at least as perceived by players in other galaxies, who loved to argue the technicalities of law.
* WarriorPrince: During the last days of Avalon, the 12th Imperial Infantry consisted entirely of Cyfaill Galle.
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Infamously, the Socius Absconditus, a secret alliance in Avalon that conspired to overthrow Emperor William Cartheon and his allies. The "inner circle" of the Socius alienated the rest of its members so much that they eventually decided they preferred the current administration better and revealed the conspiracy to the emperor.


[[folder:Galaxy Fornux]]

* CoolOldGuy: Emir Iosua al-Qasr, who also had shades of BadassGrandpa in his older days, carrying around a [[ParasolOfPain sword cane]] and manipulating events behind the scenes.
* MasterSwordsman: Adegoke Hudnall. He had a very skilled apprentice, who Hudnall killed anyway in their first sparring match - he was just too good.
* ModestRoyalty: Empress Lucia Santiago.
* NiceHat: The Fedora of Light, which was so nice a duel was fought over it and a religion created based on it.
* WarriorPrince: Empress Lucia Santiago, an expert duellist and general but terrible administrator. Also a LadyOfWar.


[[folder:Old Draco]]

* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: House Cyrosea was known for switching sides more often than strictly necessary.
* CulturedWarrior: Grimbald Hawkwood of Draco regularly cited poetry before epic battles, and often lectured allies and enemies alike on the moral and legal implications of his glorious victories.
* CurbStompBattle: Forces loyal to Antonius von Dracostern leveled the second largest House in the galaxy, House Solidor, in a single day.
* KnightInSourArmor: Grimbald Hawkwood and Saul Iscariot were both notable examples of this trope.
* RegentForLife: In one of the only occasions that this trope was played straight, the fanatical Regent Antonius von Dracostern refused to surrender the throne to his nephew, Thomas, when he came of age. Galactic war followed.