Prometheus (Zeta 1 Reticuli IV)
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Prometheus Data Panel
|comments||Originally center of Ufer culture, with a number of orbital habitats, but little surface occupation until the planet was partially terraformed during the early second federation period.|
|System||Zeta 1 Reticuli|
|Planet||Zeta 1 Reticuli IV|
|Planet Type||Terraformed Paludial Gaian, originally a frigid desert world|
|AI||AI overseers: a number of ex-libertarian hyperturings|
AI's ethos: benevolent overseeing, but allowing for some social experiments if feeling bored or curious or playful
|Polity||Name: Zetareticulite Confederation|
Symbol: Stylised UFO with space brothers descending
Colonized: 1758 a.t.
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: generally meditative, idealistic, gently pious, artistic, mildly experimental, although influences from Atlantis and Daedalus are widespread.|
Metaethics: ranges from generally pacifist, compassionate interventionism, communal lifestyle, respect for the hereditary Bioborg priesthood (the Elders) to libertarian and transhumanist
Aesthetics: simple colourful fashions, architectures, etc. Extensive parks and gardens, shrines, communal places and meeting halls
Religions and Ideology: indigenous Nuagism and various local forms of Sophism, Zoeticism, Buddhism, Utopism, and Libertarianism are all found
Culture: general bohemianism, some libertarianism, assorted elements from Atlantis, Daedalus, Communion of Worlds, Zoeific Biopolity, Sophic elements, and Utopism are found in different proportions in different states and orbitals
Language: New English, New French (Raeliste, Neodadaite, etc) Atlantese, and New Anglish are all widely spoken
|Territories||Surface, Orbital, a few asteroids and halo objects, some outposts around nearby brown dwarves|
|Immigration||Net Immigration: 2 million per tenyear from all sectors|
Net Emigration: 10 million per annum to all sectors
comments: After increasing for many centuries, the population levelled off during the early separative empires period, as no more raw resources were available for new habitat production. From that time on, immigration was discouraged, apart from xenoprovolves, who are provided with generous incentives for immigration, which has caused some resentment among locals living in already overcrowded conditions.
|Government and Administration||Government Type Loose confederacy of some 152 nation- and orbital-states, polities, microstates, and micro commonwealths. The whole overseen by aiocracy both independent of and via hereditary priesthood. Some orbitals and surface nations have representative cyberdemocracy, others rule by mild Aristocracy, Meritocracy, or Theocracy|
Administrative divisions: Each component polity has local autonomy
National holidays: Arrival Day, Raphael Day, Rapture Day, Anniversary of Confederation, many local holidays
Constitution: Confederation of Zetareticuli Charter and Hypertext
Legal system: varies locally, but all based to a greater or lesser extent on Communion Protocol Documents
Foreign Policy: Trade, Cultural and Ideological links with the Communion, Utopia Sphere, and elsewhere. Good relations with Atlantis, Daedalus, and the rest of the Zeta Reticuli system.
|Economics, Local Infrastructure||Economy Currency: The Zetareticuli Dollar is good throughout the Confederate and is backed by the administrative ai. Atlantean, Daedalan, and various local scripts are also found, as is exchange by barter|
Major Industries: Historical and Fantasy simulations, Arts and Crafts, Imagineering, Fashion and Lifestyle Design, Habitat design and nanofabrication, Personoids, Tourism and Pilgrimage
Angelnetting : partial angelnetting in all orbitals and surface domes.
Major Orbitals: There are extensive orbital habitats, including Adamski, Crystal Palace, Hynek, New Hope, Rael, Streiber, Vallee, and a number of others
|Travel||Major Spaceports: Rael Spaceport Complex, Hynek Docks|
Hazard Rating : Orbitals and Surface Domes - 0.0 to 0.1 (varies).
Visa Restrictions : none (non-permanent residence only (apart from Xenosophonts and xenoprovolves))
Freedom of Movement : all space (surface and aerial) within a 2 km radius of the Gray's Monoliths are off-limits
Environmental Requirements : Breathing apparatus and thermal clothing required for Prometheus surface
Sites of Interest: the Gray Monoliths, Raphael Monument, the Museum of Galactic Civilization, the Zooeum of Ancient Ufological Folklore, the Streiber Orbital Park, a full working nanoreplica of the Heavenly Fellowship, Adamski Mons (on the surface), and a number of shrines to the 'Galactic High Command' and 'The Ascended Master Jesus' are among the many sites of interest.