Solsys (The Old Solar System): The original system of Humanity and the origin of Terragen Civilisation
|Comments||A diverse but politically irrelevant old core system, distinguished as the home system of all Terragen life. Much of the system is locked up as planetary parks and is not available for material exploitation, but this is more than compensated for financially by the massive influx of tourists, researchers, and pilgrims. Planet Earth is under the jurisdiction of the archailect GAIA, the rest of system is governed by the Solar Organisation or is nominally independent.|
|Galactography||System: Solsys |
Stellar Type: G2 V
Region: Sol Sector, Inner Sphere
|Planets, Moons, and Other Bodies||Helios A, B, and C: Intra-Mercury Orbital bands. Population 450 million; mostly ais and virtuals, with a small number of vecs, cyborgs, animants, sun miners.|
Mercury: Small, rocky history-rich world, non-terraformed. Population 20 million, mostly ais, vecs, cyborgs, Sun Miners. Orbitals population about 50 million, mostly ais and virtuals.
Venus: Recently terraformed and with a surface population now at several billion, it is currently the most populated world in the inner system. Orbital population about 1 million, mostly ais, cyborgs, vecs, To'ul'h, and To'u'lhuman.
Earth: The domain of the Archailect GAIA, and the original world of Terragens.
Luna: The oldest permanent colony in the Terragen Civilisation.
Cis-Lunar Space: The Earth-Moon system is a major touristMars: The current Mars Republic is the oldest continuous government in the Solar System. However it is much more decentralised than the original Republic, and most regions and habitat-states are fairly autonomous. Present population is approximately 900 million sophonts.
The Asteroid Belt: A diverse, well populated, and history-rich part of SolSys, with an overall population about 160 billion, belonging to every conceivable race, species, and clade.
Ceres: The largest asteroid in the Belt, now paraterraformed.Jupiter: Like the Belt, the Jupiter system, with its myriad of moons, trojans, orbitals and bubblehabs is quite populous and often visited by tourists, mainly ancestry-interested tweaks looking for the history of the Gengineering Republic and the early Genetekker Culture.
Io: Currently no permanent presence on the surface. About 250,000 scientists, artisans, and tourism workers in the four orbitals.Saturn: The glorious rings of Saturn were gradually removed by miners and momentum generation systems; recently several small moons have been artificially pulverized in an effort to replace them for the tourist industry. The bubblehabs in its atmosphere, some dating back to before the Technocalypse, are of particular historical interest, as Saturn was the recipient of many human refugees during the Great Expulsion and was a rich centre of development in the late Dark Ages and early Federation times.
Titan: A major tourist destination for Cishps and Titan derived clades as well as the Muuh, who inhabited the moon millions of years in the past. The large cities and impressive ecology of the subsurface of ocean are major attractions too.Uranus: Currently the inhabitants are affiliated to a greater or lesser degree with the Solar Organization.
Neptune: Currently Neptune and its many atmospheric and orbital settlements are integrated to one degree or another with the Solar Organization.
Kuiper Belt: Currently the Kuiper Belt and its many settlements are integrated to one degree or another with the Solar Organization.
|AI||AI Overseers: |
The Solsys Council - Solsys in general, and protectorates
GAIA - mostly Earth, but also some distributed presence elsewhere
The Solsys Council - Protectivist, Mild Interventionist
GAIA - Caretaker God
|Polity||Name: The Solar Organisation |
Symbol: stylised map of the sun and eight traditional planets set against an indigo background
Capital: New Academeion (CisLunar L5)
Closest Affiliation: Fomalhaut Acquisition Society
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Religion/Ideology: no predominant official religion or ideology. However various omegist, cosmist, bioist, pantheist, aiist, neotantrist, astrotheist, and other such religions are widely and diversely followed. |
Culture and Art: Solsys Culture is an unsystematic amalgamation of various ancient, middle-era, and more current fads and influences, with the central memeticities going back to the First Federation, the Dark Ages, the Interplanetary Era, and even to Old Earth herself. Though one can indeed speak of a general Solsys Culture, this only applies to the major orbitals and capitals, and associated territories and suburbs. Elsewhere, especially in the more isolated belter, haloist, and outer system micromoon cultures, Solsys Culture provides only a background flavour to the local memeticity; in some polities there is no Solsys influence at all, or Solsys culture and memeticities are restricted or discouraged. There are even a few isolated polities and local populations where things have hardly changed in six thousand years.
Official: Cislunese Anglic
Unofficial: many local dialects are found; sometimes entire distinct language families on each asteroid or habitat
|Territory and Population||Total: about 190 billion |
planet / large moon - about 1 billion
planetoid, asteroid-habitats, comet, small moon - about 180 billion
orbitals - about 10 billion
Population breakdown: almost every imaginable race and clade (barring some extreme tweaks and jovics), including some local populations of hu baselines barely changed since the pre-Singularity era
|Government and Administration||Government Type: loose federation, administered by the Solar Organisation, which also coordinates the massive tourism and pilgrimage influx, engages in historical research, and several outsystem protectorates. Most component states have a high degree of autonomy. Several moons and a number of habitats remain completely independent, or have only nominal membership in the federation. Most local and federal governments are democratic (direct or via elected proxy), at least nominally, if not actually. |
Administrative divisions: According to planet, moon, or Lagrange point
National holidays: See individual member-polity
Constitution: The Solar Organisation Charter
Legal system: See individual member-polity
|Economics, Local Infrastructure||Economy: See individual member-polity |
System-wide: SolOrg Currency Unit, SolOrg Dollar, FAS Exchange Unit.
Local: mostly e-currency, but some metallic alloy, rare earth, info-currency and bio-currency depending on the polities in question
Major Industries: Archaeology, Heritage Preservation, Tourism, Totalrecalls, Historical Recreations, Personoid Clionics.
Angelnetting : varies from non-existent to full
Major Orbitals: many space habitats of all kinds, some of which are extremely old
Einstein Gate to Tau Ceti (originally 450 meter diameter, later upgraded to 5000 meter gauge)
Sothis Bridge to Sirius
Major Spaceports: -
Hazard Rating: 0.0 to 1.5 (depending on member-polity or world)
Visa Restrictions: See individual member-polity
Freedom of Movement: See individual member-polity. Earth is off-limits without a special permit
Environmental Requirements: See individual member-polity
Sites of Interest: Old Earth admits no more than a few tens of thousands of tourists and worshippers each year; however tourist sites can be found on every world and major body of the Old Solar System, especially Mars and Luna