Tag: Habitats

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  • Sol

    The Sun is a harsh and demanding environment but not one free of transhuman colonization. The "native" Solarian culture is rather insular and has many unique characteristics. References: EP 86,88, SW 14-16 * *Aten*: A research outpost for the Martian …

  • The Vulcanoids

    Asteroids inside Mercury's orbit which provide stable ground for solar research and support of Mercurian concerns. References: EP 88, SW 17 * *Quartet*: A collection of four torus habitats farther out from the Sun than Caldwell built to support the …

  • Mercury

    The closest planet to the Sun, barren and extremely harsh but full of valuable mineral resources. References: EP 88-89, SW 17-21 * *Al-Hamadhanj*: The largest sifter settlement on the planet and the location where sifters come to trade goods and …

  • Earth

    A broken and diseased world after the Fall, many still wonder if there are survivors on Earth and if the TITANs are truly gone. References: EP 90-91, SW 48-69 Earth Orbit References: SW 62-75 * *Blackrock*: A derelict station abandoned during …

  • Luna

    The first planetary body to be colonized by transhumanity, Luna remains a center for fashion, design, and banking in the solar system. References: EP 91-93, SW 78-93. * *Clever Hands*: The center for Somatek uplift research is a focus of heavy …

  • Near-Earth Asteroids

    Apoheles Orbit entirely inside Earth's orbit. * *Atira*: Formerly a drug manufacturing plant, the habitat is now a den for drug-runners. References: SW 132. Atens Mostly inside Earth's orbit. * *Horeb*: A haven for a die-hard orthodox …

  • Mars

    The new center of transhumanity after the destruction of Earth and the scene of a rapid terraforming effort to make it more livable. References: EP 93-96, SW 96-129, "Everyday Life on Mars" Planetside * *Ashoka*: Popular spa and spiritual retreat …

  • Asteroid Belt

    The largest collection of asteroids in the solar system between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, a major source for mining resources and home to a myriad collection of habitats. References: EP 96-97, RW 16-29 * *Aspis*: A former hypercorp station now …

  • Jupiter

    Dominated by the Jovian Republic, this planetary system has a large number of unique worlds bathed in radiation and bristling with incendiary politics. References: EP 97-102, RW 32-51 Jupiter's Moons * *Amalthea (Solano)*: The nicest of the Reagan …

  • Saturn

    The closest and largest planet dominated by the Autonomist Alliance, Saturn is best known for its rings where tens of thousands of small planetary bodies swirl. References: EP 102-107, RW 68-87. The Swarm The rings and small moons of Saturn are its …

  • Titan

    The techno-socialists of the Titanian Commonwealth are the only members of the Autonomist Alliance with a formal government, making them as important a link to the Inner System as the Extropians. References: EP 106-107, SW 90-109. * *Aarhus*: The …

  • Uranus

    This giant blue planet is tipped on its side, making it hard to approach and orbit, but occupies an intriguing space between "pretty far out" and "not too far out." References: EP 107-108, RW 112-123. * *Ariel*: Small half-rock, half-ice moon …

  • Neptune

    The furthest planet out, Neptune's residents are by definition reclusive. Which also means they have plenty of secrets. References: EP 108-109, RW 126-133 * *Glitch*: A colony purely made of infomorphs who revel in their unsual existence. References …

  • Kuiper Belt

    This region extends from the orbit of Neptune (at 30 AU) to approximately 50 AU from the Sun. It is similar to the asteroid belt, but it is far larger—20 times as wide and 20 to 200 times as massive. References: EP 109, RW 139-144 * *Eris*: This far …

  • Oort Cloud

    This spherical cloud of predominantly icy planetesimals lies roughly 50,000 AU, or nearly a light-year, from the Sun. It is the most remote part of the Solar System and home to the most reclusive and/or dangerous of brinker and isolate groups. References: …

  • Scum Swarms

    * *Carnival of the Goat*: Hailed as the "flagship for hedonism," the Carnival pursues sexual deviancy in a way that makes other swarms look like nunneries. Travels through the Main Belt, occassionally passing by Mars or the Jovian Trojans. References: …