House Fornax is one of The Houses Major alongside House Crux and House Vela. The House is based on Maja, a world that was always almost uninhabitable but rendered even worse by the mining and forges House Fornax built there.
Characteristics of House Fornax
Ancient and venerable, House Fornax is known for inventing the modern spike drive, building the ships that use it, and establishing the first Imperial colonies in the sector. They are viewed as very high-class, verging on arrogance or haughtiness in their behavior. House Fornax takes responsibility not only for the construction of Imperial ships and mechs, but also the training of the mechanics and engineers that service them.
House Fornax is ruled by an oligarchy of representatives from all the branches of the House known as the Senate.
The planet that Fornax calls home is Maja in system 0505, Imperial Prime. All of the Points of Interest, Tags and Planetary details can be found there.
House Fornax, being the House responsible for building the Imperial Fleets, has continually created new ship designs.
The most commonly spoken language on Maja is Scando-Latin, an odd mix of scandinavian languages, influenced by the noble's Spacelatin. Vocabulary, grammar and even a lot of newer slang are leaning on old Terran languages like Swedish, Danish and Norwegian.
Aesthetics & Inspiration
Traits: Industrious; Haughty; Stand-offish
Historical Touchstones: Most Serene Republic of Venice; U.S. Gilded Age (1870s - 1900s)
Historical Characters: Mae C. Jemison, Leonardo da Vinci, Wright Brothers
Fictional Characters: Tony Stark (Iron Man), Kaywinnet Lee Frye (Firefly)
Fashion: Futuristic business wear; appealing and sleek work clothes (e.g. spaces suits, power armor); classy, timeless
Musical Influences: Baroque Classical, Disco, Synth-pop, Industrial
Naming Convention & Titles
We have chosen loosely Latin/Roman sounding titles, officially known as S P A C E L A T I N.
The name format for the House is as follows:
[Title] Fornax [Family Name] [Given Name]
Dominus Fornax Koebel Adam
Current titles in use
|Orafex Primus/Maximus||Speaker of the Senate (communicates with Adam)|
|Orafex Secundus||Backup Speaker of the Senate|
The rest of the titles are not unique, feel free to choose any of these, or make up your own.
|Ignus/Igna/Ignex||Lord/Lady (masculine, feminine, nonbinary)|
|Dominus/Domina/Dominex/Domines||Head of Family/Household (masculine, feminine, nonbinary, plural neutral)|
|Prorex/Proregina||Viceroy (masculine/nonbinary, feminine)|
|Scintillus/Scintilla/Scintillex||Early childhood care and education (masculine, feminine, nonbinary)|
|Denarus/Denara/Denarex||Master of Coin/Accounting (masculine, feminine, nonbinary)|
|Augur Historia||Archive and record keeping|
|Augur Publica||Public relations|
|Machinafex||Master Engineer (lit. Machine builder); Engineer that hasn't chosen a speciality (yet)|
|Cordifex||Spike drive specialist (literally, “heart-maker”)|
|Simulfex||Systems Integration (Interfacing Other Factions' Equipment/Systems On Fornax Designs)|
|Aedificator||Ships Interior Designer|
|Ponerefex||Ship and shipyard maintenance|
|Princeps||Test Pilot (lit. First); The first to pilot the ships/mechs|
|Emendator||The repair teams and salvaging crews|
|Urbifex||Civil engineer and city designer|
|Motifex||Ground- and atmosphere-based vehicle design|
|Domines-Dux||Admiral/Military Leader of some kind|
|Decanus||Security for Senate and Nobles|
|Navarch||Captain of one or more ships|
|Praefectus||Chief of Security of Dock(s)|
Database of Current Senators
Notable House Members
|Orafex-Primus (Faction rep to Adam)||Domina Fornax Naupegus Ludova|
|Orafex-Secundus||Machinafex Fornax O'Shea Lasair|
Official House points of contact are being re-evaluated and will be added back here ASAP.
For information pertaining to the House Fornax Emperox Election Campaign, please contact one of the following representatives.
- Dominex Fornax Anesidora Clodius: Head of Fornax Release Document Information.
- Augur Iuris Fornax Alfsson Janus: Head of Fornax Speech Documentation.
- Augur Iuris Fornax Astril Vesh: Q&A Information.
- Artaefex Fornax Selekai Aleria: Q&A Information.