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The Universe Today
The year is 2182, three years after the disappearance of two Conestoga-class ships, the USS Sulaco and the responding USS Sephora. PMC forces responded to the incident, but reported back “no traces of either vessel or their occupants” to the United States Colonial Marines (USCM), only the smouldering, unrecognizable ruins of Hadley's Hope, a nearby colony. The USCM detachment who arrived a week later confirmed this claim.
The last few years almost a dozen worlds have gone dark, and several USCM detachments and garrisons have seemingly disappeared. Recruitment to the USCM has sharply dropped, and morale has plummeted, especially among the outer-rim colonies that depend on the USCM for protection from pirates and hostile nations.
Unknown to the vast majority of the human population, the Xeno Hive Alpha continues its gradual expansion across the galaxy. With little opposition standing in its way, this predatory species tears through the colonized worlds, leaving few survivors in its destructive wake. Many officials in the USCM and the United Americas (UA) levelled the blame at the Union of Progressive Peoples (UPP), fuelling the hatred between the two powerful space faring nations, and this sharp cultural and ideological divide continues to grow as the casualties mount.
At the same time, many colonists have renounced their belief that the USCM can keep them safe. The Colonial Liberation Front (CLF or FC) movement has ignited, leading many outer territory colonists and homesteaders to take up arms against their provisional government. Though taken lightly at first, the skinning and beheading of two Colonial Marshals by a crowd waving a Free Colonist banner have led the USCM to elevate their threat level to BRAVO.
This is the current timeline of events in the CM-SS13 universe. While inspired by the Alien Franchise, it takes place in a separate "branch" universe parallel to both the Aliens universe and our own. All of this lore, is fictional.
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USS Sephora, dispatched to investigate the USS Sulaco, goes missing. The Fiorina 161 prison is decommissioned and eventually closed down.
United States Colonial Marines
The USCM is divided into three overarching branches, called the Marine Space Forces: Sol, overseeing the core colonies and earth, the largest of the three; Eridani, operating among the Chinese and American colonised arms; Herculis, going through the Anglo-Japanese arms and the outer fringes. Each branch operates independently, but all are responsible for protecting American space territory and working together in that goal. There is also a fourth group, the Reserves, which is stationed mostly on earth and serves to reinforce the other branches. They have not seen any active use yet, but who knows what the future holds.
Marine Space Force, Herculis, Chinook 91 GSO station is a military space station in geosynchronous orbit around the colony world Georgia 525 (70 Ophiuchi A V), and is the headquarters for the Herculis branch of the USCM. Under its control are the 4th Colonial Marine Division, 4th Colonial Marine Brigade, 4th Aerospace Wing, and 1st Colonial Support Group of the USCM. Chinook 91 reports directly to O'Neill station in Earth-Lunar space. Tithonis Mountain on Bernice 378 is another large garrison of USCM troops, such as the 1st Colonial Support Group, and there are more minor garrisons along the Anglo-Japanese arm. The 2nd Company of the 2nd Battalion of the 4th Brigade, the Falling Falcons, and the USS Almayer are stationed in Herculis.
For more information on the USCM head here.
Union of Progressive Peoples
A wide-reaching and powerful socialist authoritarian state. The UPP acts as the political and ideological rival of the Royal Empire of the Shining Sun and the United Americas. Though they have a relatively large presence on Earth (particularly in the Eastern sphere), the UPP is also largely active in colonizing the frontier. While the United Americas have never engaged the UPP in an official war, hostilities broke out between a USCM Task Force and a UPP Expeditionary Force during Operation Canton in mid 2165. The engagement ended in a ceasefire. The reason was fears that the conflict would spread to the more densely populated Sol System. The incident greatly enraged many senior officials in the UPP, who viewed the battle of Canton as an attempt by the United States to annex UPP sovereign territory. “Such an insult (referring to Canton) can only be repaid in American blood. Mark my words, this will happen”, Kolonel Ganbaatar of the UPP Armed Forces was quoted saying in May 2168.
The UPP maintains very little communication with those outside their borders and are highly territorial. Their inner workings are mostly a mystery. For more information on the UPP head here.
Colonial Liberation Front
The Colonial Liberation Front is a paramilitary group primarily located in the Neroid sector of United Americas space. Their stated goal is to secure the independence of all of the colonies in the Neroid sector. They are the largest and most active militant group pushing for the independence of the colonies. The United Americas government classifies the CLF as a terrorist organization, with membership in the organization or providing financial or material support for the CLF being prosecutable offenses.
For more information on the CLF head here.
Weyland Yutani also knows as "the Company", has a wide range of business. This includes dealing with high-tech armaments, synthetic humanoids, spaceships, computer parts, terraforming equipment, and household appliances. They also offers shipping and receiving services, among other ventures.
For more information on Weyland-Yutani head here.
Three World Empire
The Three World Empire is the first among the three superpowered conglomerates consisting of the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as allied nations including India, Indonesia, and Australia. The Empire is an economic and naval power-house in Sol. Being the first to colonize Sol on major planets such as Mars and Saturn's moon Titan, the TWE was able to become the first human state to reach beyond Sol and colonize the richest and most habitable planets. Like its predecessor of the British and Japanese Empires, the TWE fields the strongest and most technological space force allowing them to rule the stars unhampered with the support of Weyland-Yutani even while locked in a cold-war with the communist superpower the UPP. Notably, the TWE was the foundation from which the dominant Weyland-Yutani Corporation emerged, when the British Weyland Corp merged with the Japanese Yutani Corporation.
For more information on the TWE head here.