The Galaxy, known as the Whirlpool Galaxy, is the place that the Homeworld Saga takes place.
The galaxy itself is known to be a spiral galaxy. The galaxy, also known as M51 in our universe, is a galaxy at about 23 Million LY away, in the constellation of Canes Venatici. It is about 76,000 lightyears in diameter, relatively small for a galaxy in comparison with the Milky Way. However, in spite of its size, the galaxy has supported several powerful empires such as the Progenitors, the Hiigaran Empire, and the Taiidan Empire.
Known Maps Edit
There have been many maps of the galaxy but in particular one stands out. Shortly before the Homeworld War, a map of the galaxy found by the Kushan race inside the ruins of the Khar-Toba, a prison ship converted into a city following its crash upon Kharak. This map, etched upon a stone from the Angel Moon would be used later by the Kushan to find their way back to Hiigara.
Galaxy Regions Edit
Galactic Core Edit
Inner Rim Edit
The Inner Rim was the region closest to the Galactic Core. Later, it became a centre of conflict between various factions including the Taiidan Empire and the Hiigaran Empire, as well as the Vaygr under Makaan.
Mid Rim Edit
The Great Wastelands Edit
The Great Wastelands was a large mineral-rich region of the galaxy located to the west of the Core and which overlapped both the Mid Rim and Outer Rim. During the Homeworld War it was a prominent battleground. The Great Nebula lay here.
Outer Rim Edit
Vaygr Reaches Edit
Companion Galaxy Edit
A dwarf galaxy located a short distance outside of the central galaxy, connected through a thin trail of stars. Little is known about this companion, as it appears to have taken no part in any of the major events of the galaxy. However, in the Homeworld 3 Sands of Time mod, this galaxy is known as the Titan Galaxy, inhabited by the race known as the Titan-Naam - Kiith Somtaaw that have migrated to the Naggarok galaxy after unpopularity in the Diaimid & after the finding of a megalithic derelict. In the map production notes of Norsehound's Homeworld 2 map it was occupied by the race known as the Trojans, this does not appear on his map however.
In Homeworld: Cataclysm the beast infected ship known as the Naggarok originated from this companion galaxy.
Behind the Scenes Edit
- The dust bank you see in Mission 13 of Homeworld 2 surrounding the Eye of Sajuuk is actually real, these are 2 dust banks that surround the black hole nucleus of M51.
- In Mission 14 of Homeworld 2 (Eye of Sajuuk) & in the cut scene, you see 3 black hole serving as the nucleus rather than 1, if so then that means that the M51 galaxy is made up of 3 separate galaxies that are still in the process of merging. The Dwarf Companion Galaxy is an example of of this fist stage - when a galaxy enters the gravitational pull of a far more stronger galaxy, this is kind of like tectonic plate but in space.