Formations >> Kalderan
Formations of the
a proud and independent species, the Kalderans have taken
advantage of the post-Commonwealth chaos to reassert their
historic claim to much of the Greater Magellanic Cloud.
Famous for their absolute commitment to democratic decision
making at every level of their own society, the Kalderans
have ironically proved themselves to be brutal suppressors
of any and all rival governments within their self-proclaimed
sphere of influence. For a time, the twenty world government
of the Magellanic Alliance under the charismatic leadership
of Doyen Isabella Ortiz managed to keep the Commune's forces
at bay. But Alliance forces were routed in brutal fighting
by the Commune's Popular Militia in CY 10078, which put
an end to any thoughts of resisting Kalderan dominance.
Widely considered to be among the toughest fighters in Known
Space, the Kalderans have since fought the Than, Nietzscheans,
Magog, and other neighboring powers over matters ranging
from trade disputes to perceived insults to Kalderan pride
and sovereignty. Even the feared Drago-Kazov empire tends
to give the Kalderan Commune a wide berth, leaving the Kalderans
as undisputed masters of their territory.