Image from Steve Bowers
|The inner topopolis of Cableville, Spaghetti surrounds the star 50 times
|An image of the three topopoli of Cableville from the south pole of the primary
|Inner edge of Butterfly Cluster
|Designation of Primary
|Distance from Sol
|Stellar type of Primary
|F5 (F0 prior to mass lifting)
|AI Overseer: Ultrafun Playling (S3)
AI ethos: Usually non-interventionist; mostly responsible only for maintaining large-scale infrastructure and some angelnetted autotopia regions. Carries out some subtle memetics via the Friend Chambers (see below) and will intervene to prevent large scale battles.
AI Allegiance: Nominal allegiance to MPA and Utopia Sphere
|Psyche, Art and Culture
|Notable cultures: Wandering Hermits, Rooted Hermits, Tuckerites, Bolos, Ouroboros Social Webs, Ouroboros Societects, Rivermind, Utopia Sphere enclaves, Mycosmid node, The Vamps.
Metapsychology, Metaethics: Varies according to region. Usually experimental, hedonistic or Epicurean, tolerant. The best fun is had when making something, or finding something out. The Ouroboros Social Webs and Bolos stress that while sapient individuals are unique they rely on society to reach their full potential. The Tuckerites and Hermits emphasize a strongly individualistic outlook, and there are many gradations inbetween.
Religion,Ideology: Varies according to region. Most areas subscribe to The Principle of Playful Productivity: Each sapient being should produce simply for the intrinsic enjoyment of doing so. Some major faiths include Jensanism, Neo Taoism, Etodism, Zarathustrism, and MPA Materialism.
Culture and Art: Widely varies. Historically the conceptual arts - language construction, social design, neuronautics, narrative, alife design - have been considered most representative of Cableville, but more recently the late influence of Lesser Machet spurred a renewed interest in physical construction. Megastructural landscaping and ecology design have always been popular, but tend to be the province of tourists.
Language: Over a thousand languages exist throughout Cableville, several hundred of which have been designed by the Spaghetti Institute of Linguistic Play. The most common lingua franca is Ouroborean.
|12 trillion modosophonts
|Government and Administration
|Government type: Nominal aiocracy minimal intervention. The general trend is to different forms of libertarianism or anarchism. Modosophont polities in different regions may variously include elements of adhocracy, direct democracy, social or individualist anarchy, panarchism, panocracy, meritocracy or charismacracy.
National Holidays: Plexing Week, celebrating the meeting of the cultures of Ouroboros and Spaghetti in 7200, is celebrated once per Spaghetti Year. Various cultures celebrate their own holidays.
Constitution: None specific
Legal System: Voluntary regional militias, mutual defence agencies, communal or private dispute resolution, and occasionally Friend Chamber dispute resolution.
|Economics and infrastructure
|Economic System: May be libertarian communism, market based, or gift economy. Some Sociotect polities may have more exotic forms.
Currency: None official, information on production is used to facilitate exchange. Some areas use local currencies.
Major Industries: Tourism, socitecture, ecotecture, megastructural landscaping, language design. Most large scale industrial production is administered by Ultrafun emself. The local sophonts, however, control their own industries.
Angelnetting: Utopia Sphere enclaves are fully angelnetted. Elsewhere, Friend Chambers are ubiquitous but may be ignored entirely by the local populace.
Percent of GDP military expenditure: Thought to be minimal
|Stargates: New Adventures to Relay Thorn12 (5000m gauge)
Beamrider: Four beamlines pass by the system
Hazard Rating: Anywhere from 0.0 to 4.0 depending on location
Visa Restrictions: Open access
Places of interest: The Dark, Naentopf Plains, The Steps, Zhuangzi Orwoods
Image from Steve Bowers
|Wyrme, Ouroborous and Spaghetti as seen from outside the system