Worldbuilding Wednesday: New Sequa

(All Worldbuilding Wednesday posts are here, and as always, you can ask questions about this or any other Parhelionverse thing on the Tumblr blog! These posts aren’t necessary to understand the comic, but they might be handy for summarizing context. Patreon backers can read one post into the future.)


RESOLVED: Capitulation to the profit motive has no place in governance.

RESOLVED: Fundamental rights need not be earned, and do not vanish when inconvenient.

RESOLVED: Facing multifaceted problems, our solutions must be thorough, nuanced, and swift.

RESOLVED: This project may fail, but let us be a beacon athwart a galaxy of fear and tyranny, however briefly.

Excerpted from the Encyclopedia Xenopolitica, v51.722.7b, slightly abridged, Ponoma Publishing House, a Yima subsidiary

New Sequa is a parliamentary democracy spanning roughly ten planets across two solar systems. Drawing on the ideals of the failed Worlds’ Collective, it seeks to provide freedom and stability through robust institutions. It is limited in scope to a handful of wealthy planets, and is unlikely to significantly expand.


Yima Family internal use only. Leaks will be detected and summarily punished.

The Worlds’ Collective was the best thing that ever happened to us. It put us on the map, no-bid contracts left and right, making Yima synonymous with reliability.

Their watered-down heir tries to be above that, with a strict embargo on any Yima goods in their territory. (They can trace shell companies. Stop pissing away money by trying.)

For now, just wait for inevitability to creep in. We have bigger fish to fry.

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