Children of Earth: Names, Fleets, and Rivalries

The Great Fleets

Naming

Naming convention: [Family name]-[Fleet] [Personal name].

“[Family]-[Fleet] [Personal], [Ship] [position]” is a common introduction format.

“Lee-Mercatalin Meria, Yenes Banyan mechanic” would be Meria of the Lee family, serving as a mechanic on Yenes Banyan of the Mercatalin Fleet. Meria would more informally be introduced as “Lee-Mercatalin Meria”.

Fleets

  • Kayem Tisee Fleet, flagship Arokays Magnolia. Kayem Tisee ships often have the prefix Arokays.
  • Mercatalin Fleet, flagship Yenes Banyan. Mercatalin ships often have the prefix Yenes.
  • Bienesefo Fleet, flagship Ayareme Nopal. Bienesefo ships often have the prefix Ayareme.

Views of the other Children of Earth

  • Elder Caravans: They are worthy rivals and allies, but have grown arrogant and think they can supplant us. The Children as led by the Caravans would be chaos.
  • Sponsored: Thankless upstarts. They owe their existence to us, and yet they shirk obligations, show all manner of disrespect, and dare to attempt to compete with us.
  • United Fleets: Disorganized, reckless youths who have not learned from history and don’t properly understand the patterns of commerce.

The Elder Caravans

Naming

Naming convention: [Ship name]-[Caravan name] [Family name] [Personal name].

Example: “Kapiens Hibiscus-Eskay Kecoa Breno” is Breno, of the Kecoa family, on the Kapiens Hibiscus, in Eskay Caravan.

“Kecoa Breno” is a more informal way of introducing Breno, using only the family name and personal name. This might be appropriate if the conversation has already established what ship and fleet Breno is from.

Caravans

 

  • Oceania Caravan, flagship Biarpi Jasmine. Oceania caravan ships often have the prefix Biarpi.
  • Mercosuha Caravan, flagship Ahara Sun of May. Mercosuha caravan ships often have the prefix Ahara.
  • Arbeyi Caravan, flagship Pyens Lotus. Arbeyi caravan ships often have the prefix Pyens.
  • Eskay Caravan, flagship Kapiens Hibiscus. Eskay caravan ships often have the prefix Kapiens.

Views of the other Children of Earth

  • Great Fleets: Their time as leaders of the Children has passed. We have grown strong in democracy while they have weakened within their chains of bureaucracy.
  • Sponsored: Look how far they’ve come! And look how much their success upsets the Fleets. They’re downright charming.
  • United Fleets: Foolish youths who have lost sight of tradition and their heritage. You can’t be Children of Earth without the traditions of Earth!

The Sponsored

Naming

Naming conventions vary but usually are [Family]-[Ship] [Personal].

Example: “Maggee-Elly Thistle Song”would be someone named Song who comes from the Maggee family of the Elly Thistle ship.

“Maggee Song” is a more informal way of introducing Song, using only the family name and personal name. This might be appropriate if the conversation has already established what ship Song is from.

Minor Caravans and Minor Fleets

  • Harmony Fleet, flagship Vienen Bamboo. Harmony ships often have the prefix Vienen.
  • Silver Fleet, flagship Elly Thistle. Silver Fleet ships often have the prefix Elly.
  • Liberation Caravan, flagship Sunbird. Liberation ships rarely have a prefix.
  • Solidarity Caravan, flagship Kayenes Freedom; Solidarity ships often have the prefix Kayenes.

Views of the other Children of Earth

  • Great Fleets: Triple-check any contract you sign with them, and never meet with them alone. They’ve never forgotten we were in debt to them once, and they’d snatch us back up in an instant.
  • Elder Caravans: Condescending elites. They treat us like juveniles, they underestimate us; let them. It rankles, but it’s useful.
  • United Fleets: They’d rather us lose our identity in their homogenous “unity”, but they’re not hostile about it. Decent enough allies; at least they give us the respect the others don’t.

The United Fleets

Naming

Naming conventions: [Family]-[Fleet] [Personal], [Ship]. 

Example: “Petil-Devotion Corona, Uhefe Nova” is a person named Corona from the Petil family of the Devotion Fleet, on the ship Uhefe Nova.

“Patil Corona” is a more informal way of introducing Corona, using only the family name and personal name. This might be appropriate if the conversation has already established what ship and fleet Corona is from.

Fleets

  • Prosperity Fleet, flagship Uhefe Nova. Uhefe is the traditional ship prefix for Prosperity ships.
  • Dignity Fleet, flagship Emay Nebula. Emay is the traditional ship refix for Dignity ships.
  • Devotion Fleet, flagship Waika Catten. Waika is the traditional ship prefix for Devotion ships.

Views of the other Children of Earth

  • Great Fleets: They are ancients who can’t keep up with the way things are and must be. The sooner they pass to the ancestors, the better for us all.
  • Elder Caravans: All the harping on tradition! Can’t they see we’ve simply codified the old traditions and updated them for our actual situation?
  • Sponsored: We have more in common than not. Don’t see why they insist on staying separate; we’d be stronger together.
Writing credit: Dani Higgins