Its the year 2275, Mankind's gone out into the stars, and has long left Earth in peace after so many destructive wars. A hundred worlds are colonized in its place, each of them becoming new Earths and new homes for Mankind.
And for a time, it was good. The Central Authority managed the colonies fairly and peacefully. And it was a century of peace and prosperity. Naturally, all golden ages come to a end as the CA gradually became more corrupt and unable to manage the growing number of worlds. A rebellion formed, and war broke out, shattering the CA into a thousand divided systems.
Our home system is the Lakota star system. A modestly well-off star system even with the collapse of the Central Authority with a corporate-style government. It now stands as one of the few star systems that may be able to reunite the colonies and form a empire of its own.
18 months after the collapse, they begin down the path of forging their Empire.
* * * * * *
Orbital Lifter Complex orbiting Empyra
Governor Suzari looked out of the window as she watched the ballet of ships and freighters play out in orbit of Empyra. Her home, literally her planet as planetary governor.
She vaugely remembered the time of Central Administration, before the lines of communication broke down and her system was isolated. It took them 18 months to consolidate and become barely self-sufficent, which was more than some of the neighboring systems given the refugee transports that occasionally arrived.
"Ma'am, your Council has arrived." Reported her dutiful secretary. She nodded and turned to her wristtop computer. Time to roll the dice and get the Sydnic Empire on the move.
(Everyone starts at the meeting room. Introduce yourselves and what you've been doing for the 18 months of consolidation and rebuilding.)