Messer Era

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The Messer Era, or Messer Regime was a period in Human history between the founding of the UEE by Ivar Messer in 2546 and the fall of Linton Messer XI on May 3, 2792. During this period, ten members of the Messer family ruled as Imperators of the UEE, plus one titled posthumously. Today, they are seen to have been malevolent dictators who pushed Human expansionism at unethical costs. Many conspiracy theories surround the notoriety of the Messers.

Ivar Messer

Reign: (2546 - between 2587, 2603)


Ivan Messer was the founder of the UEE, Prime Citizen and its first Imperator. He rose to power as a victorious hero of the First Tevarin War, leveraging fear of the Xi'an to justify his desire for power, and has been more recently implicated in having employed his wartime allies to perform terrorist attacks in a ruse intended to help him gain the title of Prime Citizen. After succeeding in becoming Imperator, he Initiated numerious classified research projects on devastating weapons of war including Project Vespa. He also oversaw and endorsed a terraforming boom, which inspired the founding of the Gold Horizon Corporation. He also built a strong relationship with Aegis Dynamics.< citation needed >

Messer II

Reign: (between 2587, 2603 - between 2610, 2635)[1][2]

Ivar's son[3] Messer II oversaw the UEE's victory during the Second Tevarin War, and used it as a way to cement his power.< citation needed >

Livia Messer III

Reign: (between 2610. 2635 - between 2638, 2650)

Livia Messer[4] conducted a media smear campaign against Terran secessionist Senator Assan Kieren, and possibly had him assassinated.< citation needed > Livia was a promoter of the Monumentalism style of architecture.[5][6] After a spaceship she was in malfunctioned in orbit over the Earth, she sustained heavy injuries and lost her husband and son. She abdicated afterwards because of it.< citation needed >

Messer IV

Livia Messer's son, who was honorably made an Imperator after his death.[7]

Corsen Messer V

Reign: (between 2638, 2650 - 2672[8][9][10])

Corsen was Livia Messer's brother, who nationalised all "Terraforming support" concerns when Gold Horizon relocated to Terra, leading to the collapse of Gold Horizon. He established the Orville Prison in Dellin, Charon III - a blacksite for the Messer regime.< citation needed >

Illyana Messer VI

Reign: (2672[10][11] - 2697[12])

Illyana assassinated her father Corsen to gain power. She opted not to commit resources to Leir to consolidate that power, inadvertantly enabling the Outsiders' takeover on Mya. She was the UEE's Imperator when first contact with the Vanduul took place.< citation needed >

Samuel Messer VII

Reign: (2697[12] - Between 2697, 2698[13])

This short lived Imperator was Illyana Messer's youngest son. He didn't take the Vanduul threat seriously, prefering to use his power to torment the population.

Samuel Messer VIII

Reign: (between 2697, 2698[14] - 2715)[15])

He is believed to have denied military support to Caliban following the Fall of Orion to leave the Vanduul enemy as a justification for the harsh militaristic government. He sent a delegation to obtain access rights to the Banu system Gliese amidst the Vanduul recession, uncharacteristic of the anti-alien stance of the Messers. He ordered the removal of Orion and all jumps to it from the UEE's non-military maps. The ICC refused, and were backed by prominent military members. He planned retaliatory measures but was stabbed to death in his bed before they could be enacted.< citation needed >

Galor Messer IX

Reign: (2715 - between 2771, 2778[16][17])

Galor was the older brother of Samuel Messer VIII. He pulled military forces out of Tohil, unwittingly enabling the Nyx - Tohil - Virtus smuggling route known as Revolutionary Road. Anti-UEE activists would use it to get 'undesirables' out of the UEE to the Xi'an Empire. Galor was Imperator during the Siege of Tiber and subsequent Fall of Tiber and Fall of Virgil.< citation needed >

Ulysses Messer X

Reign: (between 2771, 2778[18][17] - 2781[17] )

Ulysses undertook a 10 year architectural project beginning while still High Secretary, culminating in the building of Khanos Stadium on Angeli in a misguided effort to win back the Messers' public favor. The stadium was bombed by his daughter Fiona Messer and a group of revolutionaries who had been recruited by his son Linton Messer in a coup. Ulysses subsequently committed suicide.[17]

Linton Messer XI

Reign: (2781[17] - 2792-05-03[19])

Linton founded a revolutionary movement to dethrone his father. Later, however, that same movement would end up overthrowing him and ending the Messer Era. During his reign, Linton oversaw the wanton destruction of a developing species on Garron II, and the subsequent Massacre of Garron II. He also commissioned weapons that would later end up as the initial Apocalypse Arms designs.< citation needed >

Aftermath

After his dethronement, Messer XI was succeeded by Imperator Erin Toi who reformed the UEE into a government far more akin to the former UPE only now with a head of state in the form of an Imperator.

Other Messers

Other related figures

  • Lane Corpos, Administrator of Magnus in 2757, distant cousin of Ulysses
  • Ellis Netemi, cousin of Linton and Fiona Messer, adviser of Linton Messer
  • Aemilia ..., cousin of Livia Messer, eponym of Kiel 3a.

Family Tree

Currently, many relationships between members of the messer family are not known. This is indicated by the ??? symbols, which means that the father of mother of this character is not known. In this case, the successor was placed as her/his son.

It seems that the oldest of the children (regardless of their gender) are appointed to be the heir of the entire realm. One notable exception is the appointment of Samuel Messer VII, who was the youngest son of Illyana Messer. Two emperors (Corsen, Ulysses) were murdered by their children. Corsen murdered his nephew, Messer IV. and also tried to kill his sister Livia. Samuel Messer VIII and Linton Messer XI were also killed in office.

There is another remarkable event. The abdication of Livia Messer III. After the long reign of Samuel Messer VII, Samuel Messer VIII followed him, but was assassinated soon after. His sickly brother Galor Messer IX followed him. Messer IV was dead as his mother Livia Messer abdicated and named him as her formal successor.

  • Ivar Messer I (2546 - 2587/2610)
    • Messer II (not before 2587 - between 2610/2635)
      •  ??? Livia Messer III (before 2635 - after 2638/2654, abdicated)
        • Messer IV (only de jure, never reigned, died before 2654)
      •  ??? Corsen Messer V (before 2654, murdered 2672)
        • Illyana Messer VI (2672 - after 2697?)
          • N. Messer (?)
          • Samuel Messer VII (2697? - between 2697/2712)
            • Samuel Messer VIII (between 2697/2712 - 2715)
            • Galor Messer IX (2715 - ? before 2778)
              •  ??? Ulysses Messer X (before 2778 - murdered August 12, 2781)
                • Linton Messer XI (August 12, 2781 - murdered May 3, 2792)
                • Fiona Messer
              •  ??? N.N. (brother or sister of Ulysses)
                • Ellis Netemi

References

  1. RSInotext.svg Writer's Guide: Part Seven (Original RSI URL)
  2. RSInotext.svg 2638: A Call For Sovereignty (Original RSI URL)
  3. Portfolio: Roberts Space Industries, Jump Point, vol. 05, no. 9, p. 45.
  4. RSInotext.svg Ark Starmap - System Kiel - Kiel 3a : Aemilla - Information
  5. RSInotext.svg Comm-Link:Galactic Guide - Castra System (Original RSI URL)
  6. RSInotext.svg Transcript - Architectural Phases in Star Citizen
  7. RSInotext.svg Loremaker's Guide To The Galaxy: Charon System
  8. Galactic Guide: Leir System Mya, Jump Point, vol. 04, no. 10, p. 52.
  9. Galactic Guide: Charon System, Jump Point, vol. 05, no. 3, p. 46.
  10. 10.0 10.1 RSInotext.svg Loremaker's Guide To The Galaxy: Leir System (Relay icon.svg transcript by Relay)
  11. Galactic Guide: Leir System Mya, Jump Point, vol. 04, no. 10, p. 52.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 RSInotext.svg This Day in History: The First Step Back (Original RSI URL)
  13. Galactic Guide: Gliese System, Jump Point, vol. 05, no. 5, p. 57.
  14. Galactic Guide: Gliese System, Jump Point, vol. 05, no. 5, p. 57.
  15. Galactic Guide: Leir System Mya, Jump Point, vol. 04, no. 10, p. 52.
  16. Galactic Guide: Leir System Mya, Jump Point, vol. 04, no. 10, p. 52.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 RSInotext.svg This Day in History: The Beginning of the End (Original RSI URL)
  18. Rayar Inc., Jump Point, vol. 05, no. 6, p. 19.
  19. 19.0 19.1 RSInotext.svg 2792: The Tide Rises (Original RSI URL)