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Star: JD 1904456593
Type: G8.5 V
Luminosity: 0.5 x Sol
Distance from Sol: 1409 ly
Constellation: Puppis

Sophic League world founded by Jensanist refugees from Neli-Neti, who arrived as hitchikers on a Spacefarer Union ship in 5309 AT.

Jensanism is a democratic/communist religion-political cult, characterised by frequent uninhibited festivals. The world of Jensan followed a strict interpretation of Jensanism until the 9000's, with elected priest-scapegoats assuming responsibility for the mistakes and misfortunes of public life. The religious and political aspects of this cult have become largely irrelevant in the Current Era, although the festivals (complete with elected scapegoats) still occur, and are less inhibited than ever.

A-life design and cultivation is an important local industry, and this world has a significant contingent of the Artists of Gleia, working to create new virtual lifeforms and electronic ecologies. The Artists and their processor arrays are mostly housed in the vast artificial Clarke Ring surrounding the planet in stationary orbit.

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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev
additional material by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 25 November 2001.

Originally Jansenism; name changed to avoid confusion with the Jansenist movement.