The Federated Suns was founded in 2317 by Lucien Davion, Prime Minister of New
Avalon, when he
negotiated a mutual defense and assistance agreement, known as the Crucis Pact, with 20
systems. Lucien became the federation's first president and New Avalon its capital. A
member of the
Davion family has led the Federated Suns in unbroken succession for the past 700 years.
the throne is Victor Steiner-Davion, son to Hanse Davion and Melissa Steiner, whose
effectively sealed the Federated Suns' alliance with the Lyran Commonwealth. The Federated
claim approximately 400 inhabited star systems under its aegis, nearly double the number
controlled at the beginning of the Succession Wars. In addition, uncounted other worlds
are claimed and
exploited by Davion forces.
Much of House Davion's growth over the past 200 years has taken place at the expense of
Capellan Confederation. This was particularly true at the end of the Fourth Succession
War, when the
Federated Suns took more than 100 worlds from House Liao.
An even more serious enemy to the Federated Suns has been the Draconis Combine, ruled by
Kurita, which nearly succeeded in conquering the Davion realm during the First Succession
forging an alliance with the Lyran Commonwealth in 3022, Davion forced Kurita to spread
resources along two frontiers, leaving many worlds thinly defended. Prior to the Fourth
Davion forces were able to exploit this vulnerability, seizing the Combine worlds of
Tancredi II and
Galatea, as well as Star League storehouses at Galtor and Rowe, while losing very few