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All about Zordor and its MAOX mercenary and tech branches. History, technology, canon here.
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| March 13, 2014, 7:45 pm
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Am I the only one who thinks MAOX needs a name adjustment? Not a total renaming, it's just that... Mercenary Armies of eXtermination? That's rather silly of a name, even by GGWU standards. Keep the abbreviation as is, but definitely change some of the actual words around. Mercenary Armies (or Alliance) of the Exodus (from Earth, that is) or something.

I know MAOX is way out of my jurisdiction here, but I just can't take the name seriously when the people who are supposed to be good guys have "eXtermination" in their name. I had to get this off my chest.
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| March 16, 2014, 3:05 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Am I the only one who thinks MAOX needs a name adjustment? Not a total renaming, it's just that... Mercenary Armies of eXtermination? That's rather silly of a name, even by GGWU standards. Keep the abbreviation as is, but definitely change some of the actual words around. Mercenary Armies (or Alliance) of the Exodus (from Earth, that is) or something.

I know MAOX is way out of my jurisdiction here, but I just can't take the name seriously when the people who are supposed to be good guys have "eXtermination" in their name. I had to get this off my chest.

As we are retooling the whole Universe anyway, I see no point in not adjusting the name of it.

We have nothing set in stone here.
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| March 16, 2014, 3:22 pm
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Exodus sound good. About "good guys": Most Maox branches would fight for those who pay best. Archeogenis for example produces big scaled mass destruction weapons for buisness without any doubt. So, Maox morality is basicly not comparable to earth one. People of Zordor love technology, weapon power and the military way of problem solving like every texan NRA-geek. Surely there is also a civil minority, so we have to seperate that more. But mainly political driven the alliance is by arm industry. Just to clear that out.
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| March 16, 2014, 4:28 pm
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Quoting Christian Schlichting
Exodus sound good. About "good guys": Most Maox branches would fight for those who pay best. Archeogenis for example produces big scaled mass destruction weapons for buisness without any doubt. So, Maox morality is basicly not comparable to earth one. People of Zordor love technology, weapon power and the military way of problem solving like every texan NRA-geek. Surely there is also a civil minority, so we have to seperate that more. But mainly political driven the alliance is by arm industry. Just to clear that out.


Makes sense. I've always seen them portrayed in a pretty positive light. Plus, they've fought against Tarsis, who is the bad guy of 23C, so I've assumed that if you're fighting the coalition or what used to be the Coalition, then you're either a good guy or even worse (Sarthion, krill, etc).
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| March 16, 2014, 5:58 pm
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Quoting Christian Schlichting
Exodus sound good. About "good guys": Most Maox branches would fight for those who pay best. Archeogenis for example produces big scaled mass destruction weapons for buisness without any doubt. So, Maox morality is basicly not comparable to earth one. People of Zordor love technology, weapon power and the military way of problem solving like every texan NRA-geek. Surely there is also a civil minority, so we have to seperate that more. But mainly political driven the alliance is by arm industry. Just to clear that out.

You also have governments, like the UCI, using it to protect themselves from a bigger and badder galaxy.
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| March 16, 2014, 6:04 pm
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At least I can stop referring to MAOX as "the barbarians" with this new name; it can now be extrapolated into something Tarsin sounding for my histories.
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| March 16, 2014, 6:40 pm
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I agreed with Awe for the longest time, but since MAOX was out of my jurisdiction I didn't bother with it.

MY issue with it however, is that "Mercenary Armies" doesn't sound like the name of a sovereign galactic state formed by a confederation of factions. It sounds like an organization (which it kinda is I get it), but still doesn't sound like the name of an interstellar nation-state...

It should be fine to simply replace the word Armies with something more...correct sounding for a GGW faction.
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| March 16, 2014, 8:10 pm
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n unrelated note, what is the location of Zordor? Thanks to Google, and Awe's comments, and my own imagination I have a rough idea of where Skabor, Earth, and Tarsis are, but I have no idea where Zordor is...
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| March 16, 2014, 8:13 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22


Generally, "of" is left out of abbreviations. We don't call it USOA, after all, or UOSSR. Why not Mercenary Alliance Organization of the Exodus or something?

As for Zordor, I imagine it must be close to Earth's borders, because the Coalition was able to send a fleet out there to attack it. The Coalition isn't like the Federation in Star Trek or the Galactic Empire; it can't project power to any corner of known space it wants. So I believe Zordor was close enough to Earth that the King of Sol could go out and try to conquer it after it annoyed him too much. Tarsis would not have bothered sending a fleet all the way from the Empire proper to deal with such a distant target.

To use a historical example, when the first crusade showed up at Antioch, the Seljuk Sultan didn't even do anything. He was too far away, so he had the local authority, Kerbogah, try to deal with them. He failed, but it was all the Sultan could do because Persia is very far from Antioch.
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| March 16, 2014, 8:43 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
I agreed with Awe for the longest time, but since MAOX was out of my jurisdiction I didn't bother with it.

MY issue with it however, is that "Mercenary Armies" doesn't sound like the name of a sovereign galactic state formed by a confederation of factions. It sounds like an organization (which it kinda is I get it), but still doesn't sound like the name of an interstellar nation-state...

It should be fine to simply replace the word Armies with something more...correct sounding for a GGW faction.


Basicly, as far as i understand it (isn't my faction either) it isn't a centralistic state like the others, Maox is a capitalistic conglomeration of military companies, free planets and small factions united by a conjoint culture and defence.
For example the UCI (United Colonies of Ifrith) is one government, the emperor of Zordor and its systems another (and the biggest part of MAOX), Archeogenis is a company owning several planets and a big fleet governed by its CEO Fig Yuri, Also Armax Industries etc. .
When it comes to defence, technology exchange, buisness and foreign affairs they all are MAOX, so you join MAOX as organisation, not as territorial empire. This consortium finally has enough influence to be seen as autonomous state because its sub-governments are corrupted by those who owns the capital. The government form so would be a capitalicracy.
After the (actual) canon/history Maox once existed as some kind of cult like the templars on earth founded in medieval times and later left it after WWIII to follow their war god Zordor.

The planet Zordor could be in direction of earth like Awe said, we never defined that.
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| March 16, 2014, 9:00 pm
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Also it had to be close enough to Earth for the first primitive starship (SS Interstellar) to reach it.

I guess we should just locate it in the area of maox space that is closest to earth then I guess.
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| March 16, 2014, 9:14 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22
Also it had to be close enough to Earth for the first primitive starship (SS Interstellar) to reach it.

I guess we should just locate it in the area of maox space that is closest to earth then I guess.


That's a big hole in the MAOX story, I think. I don't think they had a superluminal ship; how could they have gotten thousands of light years way in a matter of decades? Were they helped out by the powers that be?
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| March 16, 2014, 9:24 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

That's a big hole in the MAOX story, I think. I don't think they had a superluminal ship; how could they have gotten thousands of light years way in a matter of decades? Were they helped out by the powers that be?



I believe that lore states that they encountered one or more of the current member races of maox, who kind of helped them along with their technological development.
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| March 16, 2014, 9:26 pm
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Quoting Delta Kevin 22


I believe that lore states that they encountered one or more of the current member races of maox, who kind of helped them along with their technological development.


My guess is that they were headed on a generational ship to some planet within 500 light years of Earth, and got a ride with those aliens, then... That'd make the most sense, which explains how they got so far from home in the 21st century.

I am now aware that Zordor is coming up on it's 1000 year anniversary.
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| March 16, 2014, 10:20 pm
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The U.S.S. Interstellar never reached Zordor. That's just part of mythology (the choosen planet they're on travel to).

The crew landed on an alien world after some decades, maybe only the children or grandchildren. There they got in contact with Zordor himself and used alien technology to build a colony and later more modern ships to finally reach and colonize the space known as MAOX today. That's the main reason for its fast spread and military success over the coalition later, the Maox core worlds are all based on alien technology, especially what is left of the old Zordorians (like Archeogenis bio-tech). So, the Interstellar just had to reach a lost outpost of Zordorian culture, some ruins or an abandoned space ship/station/whatever.
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| March 19, 2014, 11:29 am
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Quoting Christian Schlichting
The U.S.S. Interstellar never reached Zordor. That's just part of mythology (the choosen planet they're on travel to).

The crew landed on an alien world after some decades, maybe only the children or grandchildren. There they got in contact with Zordor himself and used alien technology to build a colony and later more modern ships to finally reach and colonize the space known as MAOX today. That's the main reason for its fast spread and military success over the coalition later, the Maox core worlds are all based on alien technology, especially what is left of the old Zordorians (like Archeogenis bio-tech). So, the Interstellar just had to reach a lost outpost of Zordorian culture, some ruins or an abandoned space ship/station/whatever.


Alright, that makes sense.

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| March 19, 2014, 12:23 pm
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