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The Knowledge Base is a subsection of the Codex that contains lore entries on a wide variety of subjects in the Elite Dangerous universe. Each entry has audio narration.

The EmpireEdit

IntroductionEdit

"What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving, how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals!"

— Shakespear, Hamlet

"When our ancestors departed Earth, they asked themselves: which of our achievements represents the best of humanity, that we may bring it with us to illumine the darkness? The Federation, embroiled in a world of contracts and petty bickering, chose their Constitution. They placed their trust not in man himself, but the imperfect work of man."

"But my ancestor - your first Emperor - was wiser. He knew that the best achievement of humanity was humanity itself. There was more wisdom in a single nucleotide of his noble DNA than in all the Federation's written texts."

"That same wisdom still guides us now. We need no dusty documents to assert our right! We are human, born to rule... and the universe awaits the firm hand of our governance."

— Emperor Trasken Duval II, undelivered draft speech written immediately before his sudden and unexplained death

The Empire, while younger than the Federation, is the easily the equal of its historic rival in terms of scale and resources. The key social distinction between the two powers is that slavery in the Empire is legal - a fact that has remained a source of controversy since its inception, both within the Empire and without. Some observers have pointed out, however, that conditions for those at the lowest levels of Federal society are worse than those experienced by Imperial slaves.

The popular image of the Empire is one of opulence, but while pomp and pageantry may be the norm in the core Imperial systems, elsewhere in Imperial space one can find myriad examples of deprivations and squalor. Indeed, the Empire encompasses many striking contrasts: sophisticated technology exists alongside and ancient Roman system of government, and the affluence of the core worlds depends on often unregulated slave labour in the wretched outer colonies.

Ruthless industrial efficiency and low taxation has made the Empire rich and mighty. The hierarchy of Imperial society is rigid, but a Citizen can always rise through the ranks if he or she becomes wealthy enough and makes the right connections. Even a slave could, in theory, become a Senator.

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Culture and ValuesEdit

Diplomatic RelationsEdit

The FederationEdit

IntroductionEdit

HistoryEdit

SocietyEdit

MilitaryEdit

Culture and ValuesEdit

Diplomatic RelationsEdit

The AllianceEdit

IntroductionEdit

HistoryEdit

SocietyEdit

MilitaryEdit

Culture and ValuesEdit

Diplomatic RelationsEdit

The ThargoidsEdit

Human-Thargoid ContactEdit

SocietyEdit

CommunicationEdit

PhysiologyEdit

VulnerabilitiesEdit

StarshipsEdit

StructuresEdit

War with the GuardiansEdit

AgendaEdit

The GuardiansEdit

IntroductionEdit

Early HistoryEdit

Technological EraEdit

War with the ThargoidsEdit

Final EraEdit

PhysiologyEdit

SocietyEdit

TechnologyEdit

LanguageEdit

Human-Guardian ContactEdit

IndividualsEdit

Aden TannerEdit

Aisling DuvalEdit

Alba TesreauEdit

Archon DelaineEdit

Arissa Lavigny-DuvalEdit

Denton PatreusEdit

Edmund MahonEdit

Felicia WintersEdit

Hengist DuvalEdit

Ishmael PalinEdit

Jasmina HalseyEdit

Li Yong-RuiEdit

Pranav AntalEdit

Yuri GromEdit

Zachary HudsonEdit

Zemina TorvalEdit

CorporationsEdit

IntroductionEdit

The Achilles CorporationEdit

Caine-MasseyEdit

Core DynamicsEdit

Faulcon DeLacyEdit

GutamayaEdit

Lakon SpacewaysEdit

Mastopolos MiningEdit

Saud KrugerEdit

The Sirius CorporationEdit

The Rockforth CorporationEdit

Universal CartographicsEdit

WreakenEdit

WorldCraftEdit

ColoniaEdit

The Dark WheelEdit

RaxxlaEdit

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