Our Worlds

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I’ve provided a framework for the known Solar System. This is just for reference: you’re each welcome to add locations, factions, themes, and threats to any of the locations below.

The Powers that Be

The Free State of Mars

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The Jovian Collective

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-Io: A strip mining colony. Intense radiation from Jupiter makes this a temporary stay for most people, and the buildings are low to the ground and heavily shielded. Mining is mainly overseen and operated by Corrugated Metals Inc.

-Europa: Persistance, capital of Jovian Collective, is located under the ice here. Several cities exist in the deep water below the Ice Crust using long elevators call the Shafts to reach the surface where the spaceports are.

-Ganymede: Home of the “Little Earth” experiment. Using every resource available the Jovian government has been terraforming Ganymede, strengthening it’s weak natural atmosphere and seeding it with the right mix of breathable gasses. The air is still too thin to breath without a mask but the temperature and radiation are both down to habitable levels, and plant life is being agressively encouraged to continue work on the atmosphere.

-Callisto: The military HQ of the Collective. Heavy and constant bombardment make approaching Callisto dangerous, and the people who live and train on this moon are as scarred and tough as her surface.

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    Hector Scrum, president of Corrugated Metals Inc.
    Oswald Parks, head of the “Little Earth” project.

The Inner System Syndicate

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The Great and Glorious Nation of Saturn and the Rings

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The Outer System

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The Asteroid Belts

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-The Moon: After the destruction of the Earth, the Moon is still around, floating in the New Asteroid Belt / Earth Belt. Since it is the object with the greatest mass in the Earth Belt, it’s gradually absorbing the fragments of earth. Prehaps in a thousand years it will be a full-sized planet, but for now it’s just a giant hunk of rock being bombarded constantly. Living on the surface of the moon is impossible, but that doesn’t mean that scavengers don’t give it a shot.

-Terran Belt:The remnants of Earth, now scattered into an asteroid field with a mass one hundred and twenty five times higher than that of the outer belt while taking up a much smaller radius. The presence of the moon’s strong gravity well, as well as the relatively recent creation of the belt on an astrological scale, means that the belt is relatively uncharted and conditions can obsolete existing charts rapidly. Some groups make their living on or inside the asteroids of the Terran Belt, primarily religious groups and cults that have a special attachment to Old Earth in their theology, but this can be monstrously dangerous. The Inner Systems Syndicate claims the Terran Belt as their own, and whole groups have been known to vanish when their fleet patrols sweep through the area.

-Martian/Jovian Belt: The Old Belt’s inhabitants, nomads known as Belters, are primarily a group of miners and cargo pilots who make their living staking claims and bringing resources in and out of the Belt. There are few permanent settlements within the belt, the largest of which is Ceres. The rest are located within hollowed out asteroids, the location of many is known only to Belters and a few trusted individuals. They provide waystations; a place to refuel and rest before heading back out into the Belt. Preferring sabotage to open warfare, Belter Pirates make mining operations not sanctioned by the Belters difficult to operate. Ore shipments are stolen and mining vessels suffer critical failures, or simply disappear entirely. Most Belters prefer to operate independently, valuing freedom and autonomy. However, the occasional conclave comes together to debate topics which affect all Belters. Very little is outlawed in Belter Space, and smuggling is viewed as a legitimate business venture. Despite this state of near-lawlessness, personal property rights are held especially sacred. Stealing another Belter’s possessions or poaching his claim is one of the worst offences. They do not, however, extend this respect to non-Belters.

-Ceres: A dwarf planet orbiting within the belt, Ceres is one of the few truely permanent settlement in the Old Belt, Ceres serves as an enormous spaceport, hospital, and temporary apartment complex. Generally, only the elderly and infirm make Ceres their permanent home. It is the center of Belter ‘space’, and the primary hub through which almost all traffic must pass. Belter Conclaves are primarily held on Ceres, and it is on Ceres that the Ministry of Mineral Rights processes all claims, from salvage to mineral, for the Belter population.

-Vesta: The second-largest Belter settlement, it serves primarily as a spaceport and waystation, with little in the way of housing or permanent residents. Its infrastructure is primarily subterranean.

-Horizon: Fist-fights and brawls are commonplace, and the only rule about killing people was that you hit what you were aiming at, and you didn’t mess with the ships. For this reason, if you left your ship you usually did it heavily armed, though for the more risk-averse there were a number of private security firms that would protect you on the station, or perform your necessary business while you stayed safely on your ship. The reason Horizon is still heavily traveled despite these dangers is that they serve anyone, with no questions asked, and has a reputation for being able to provide any object or service, no matter how dangerous or exotic.

  • Known Faces: Gordan Yu, Ministry Clerk (Ceres). Marcus Muldoon, Trader (Ceres). Yuri, Mechanic (Vesta).

The Freeports

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