History Characters / ChildeCycle

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* LibertariansInSpace



* PlanetaryNation: The Dorsai are more culturally united than politically.



* PlanetaryNation: More like inter-planetary nation. The Exotics have two worlds, but like the Dorsai have little government. However, the Exotics have a stronger "government" than the Dorsai.



* PlanetaryNation: Like the Exotics, the Friendlies have more than one world.



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* PlanetaryNation: Despite this, Dunnin's World tends to be considered pretty backwater.



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Fourth planet of the solar system. Partly terraformed, Mars remains a dry and cold. Governed by a republic, the planet is a quiet hinterland.

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Fourth planet of the solar system. Partly terraformed, Mars remains a dry and cold. Governed by a republic, the planet is a quiet hinterland.
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* PlanetaryNation: The background information mention this.


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Their homeworlds of Harmony and Association are resource poor - no metals and poor farming conditions. It was an ideal place for the first settlers wishing to live an aesthetic, agrarian lifestyle. Alas, to survive as a culture they needed something to trade. Lacking products and having little practical skills, they've became mercenaries - conscripted cannon fodder to fight in others wars.

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Their homeworlds of Harmony and Association are resource poor - no metals and poor farming conditions. It was an ideal place for the first settlers wishing to live an aesthetic, ascetic, agrarian lifestyle. Alas, to survive as a culture they needed something to trade. Lacking products and having little practical skills, they've became mercenaries - conscripted cannon fodder to fight in others wars.



* TheEmpire: Has some trappings of the trope. It's one of the "Tight" contract worlds - employment contracts can be sold off to another world without the individual's consent. It rules the Alpha Centauri system, is very wealthy, dominated by an elite, and has a large and powerful military. It uses it's military / scientific might and influence to attempt to influence other worlds to embrace the Tight Contract market.

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* TheEmpire: Has some trappings of the trope. It's one of the "Tight" contract worlds - employment contracts can be sold off to another world without the individual's consent. It rules the Alpha Centauri system, is very wealthy, dominated by an elite, and has a large and powerful military. It uses it's military / scientific might and influence to attempt to influence get the other worlds to embrace the Tight Contract market.



Orbiting Sirius, Freiland was settled by Northern Europeans. As a result, the planet is known for their work ethic, self-sufficiency, most of all, their bureaucracy. With plenty of natural resources, the planet is rich and prosperous. Competitive allies with their neighbors, New Earth.

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Orbiting Sirius, Freiland was settled by Northern Europeans. As a result, the planet is known for their work ethic, self-sufficiency, and most of all, their bureaucracy. With plenty of natural resources, the planet is rich and prosperous. Competitive allies with their neighbors, New Earth.
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* CadreOfForeignBodyguards: The Bond has whole Dorsai companies as a bodyguard. Ian doesn't think too highly of these "show guards".

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* CadreOfForeignBodyguards: The Bond has whole Dorsai companies as a bodyguard.escorts. Ian doesn't think too highly of these "show guards".



* TheTheocracy: Led by the United Council of Churches, with the Eldest of Elders as their leader. Of course, being a republic, the Elders are elected.

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* TheTheocracy: TheTheocracy / TheRepublic: Led by the United Council of Churches, with the Eldest of Elders as their leader. Of course, being a republic, the Elders are elected.



Frontier planet orbiting Altair, with few resources and low population. Barely terraformed and with little resources. Originally controlled by the Corbel (a "co-operative society), and first colonized to provide gambling and other entertainments on a world with no laws. However, the planet was eventually left to fend for itself.

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Frontier planet orbiting Altair, with few resources and low population. Barely terraformed and with little resources. Originally controlled by the Corbel (a "co-operative society), society"), and first colonized to provide gambling and other entertainments on a world with no laws. However, the planet was eventually left to fend for itself.







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Inhabiting the worlds of Epsilon Eridanus, the Friendlies are a puritanical, deeply religious society. Throughout the Fourteen Worlds, they're known as fanatics - using their faith to justify their actions. However, others Friendlies have demonstrated that they are Faithful - following their beliefs instead of using them. As such, the culture displays the vital characteristic of Faith.

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Inhabiting the worlds of Epsilon Eridanus, the Friendlies are a puritanical, deeply religious society. Throughout the Fourteen Worlds, they're known as fanatics - using their faith to justify their actions. However, others other Friendlies have demonstrated that they are Faithful - following their beliefs instead of using them. As such, the culture displays the vital characteristic of Faith.



* EliteArmy: While notable for their weak but cheap mercenaries, the Friendlies do have their excellent and zealous troops.

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* EliteArmy: While notable for their weak but cheap mercenaries, the Friendlies do have their own excellent and zealous troops. regular forces.



* HadToBeSharp: With few natural resources, they had to find something to sell or fail due to economic pressures. A sparse lifestyle of framing does produce strong, healthy people. And there's enough to spare to fight in wars.
* IronicName: The Friendlies are far from being warm and nice. Likewise, Harmony and Association are plagued by violence.

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* HadToBeSharp: With few natural resources, they had to find something to sell or fail due to economic pressures. A sparse lifestyle of framing farming does produce strong, healthy people. And there's enough to spare to fight in wars.
* IronicName: The Friendlies are far from being warm and nice. Likewise, Harmony and Association are plagued by violence.discord and schism.



* PrivateMilitaryContractors

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* PrivateMilitaryContractorsPrivateMilitaryContractors: Cornering the [[WeHaveReserves numerous]] fodder market.



Airless mining world within the Procyon system, noted for it's plentiful and varied metals. Its inhabitants live in a subterranean network of communities, mining below the surface. Life is harsh, and the world is almost anarchic, governed by a criminal society. In desperation, some miners sign up to become mercenaries.

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Airless mining world within the Procyon system, noted for it's plentiful and varied metals. Its inhabitants live in a subterranean network of communities, mining below the surface. Life is harsh, and the world is almost anarchic, and governed by a criminal society. In desperation, some miners sign up to become mercenaries.



* BeneathTheEarth

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* BeneathTheEarth BeneathTheEarth: Naturally, considering the surface conditions.



Orbiting Sirius, Freiland was settled by Northern Europeans. As a result, the planet is known for their work ethic, self-sufficiency, most of all, their bureaucracy. (Their laws can be rather perplexing.) With plenty of natural resources, the planet is rich and prosperous. Competitive allies with their neighbors, New Earth.

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Orbiting Sirius, Freiland was settled by Northern Europeans. As a result, the planet is known for their work ethic, self-sufficiency, most of all, their bureaucracy. (Their laws can be rather perplexing.) With plenty of natural resources, the planet is rich and prosperous. Competitive allies with their neighbors, New Earth.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Their most common characteristic Freilanders are known for.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Their most common characteristic Freilanders are known for. for - Their laws can be rather perplexing.
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* RobeandWizardHat: Just the robes, but more than once do people describe an Exotic as "wizards".

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* RobeandWizardHat: RobeAndWizardHat: Just the robes, but more than once do people describe an Exotic as "wizards".



Inhabiting the worlds of Epsilon Eridanus, the Friendlies are a puritanical, deeply religious society. Throughout the Fourteen Worlds, they're known as fanatics - using their faith to justify their actions. However, others Friendlies have demonstrated that they are Faithful - following their beliefs instead of using them. As such, the culture resent the vital characteristic of Faith.

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Inhabiting the worlds of Epsilon Eridanus, the Friendlies are a puritanical, deeply religious society. Throughout the Fourteen Worlds, they're known as fanatics - using their faith to justify their actions. However, others Friendlies have demonstrated that they are Faithful - following their beliefs instead of using them. As such, the culture resent displays the vital characteristic of Faith.



* HadToBeSharp: With few natural resources, they had to find something to sell or fail due to economic pressures. A sparse lifestyle of framing does produce strong people. And there's enough to spare to fight in wars.

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* HadToBeSharp: With few natural resources, they had to find something to sell or fail due to economic pressures. A sparse lifestyle of framing does produce strong strong, healthy people. And there's enough to spare to fight in wars.



Hard science cultures, noted for their technical talents and being Tight-contract worlds. Because of the high need for their skills and knowledge, these planets are wealthy and influential. While hard science and logic are important characteristics, it is not considered as relevant as Courage, Faith, or Philosophy.

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Hard science cultures, noted for their technical talents and being Tight-contract worlds. Because of the high need for their skills and knowledge, these planets are wealthy and influential. While hard science and logic are is an important characteristics, characteristic, it is not considered as relevant as Courage, Faith, or Philosophy.
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* MilitaryAcademy: The Academy, the school were Dorsai are trained to be soldiers since their youth.

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* MilitaryAcademy: The Academy, the school were Dorsai are trained to be soldiers since their youth.



* CivilWar: The planet is plagued by wars between Friendly sects. Donal career begins by working as a trooper for the "First Dissident Church", who was fighting against the Orthodox forces.

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* CivilWar: The planet is two planets are plagued by wars conflicts between Friendly sects. Donal begins his career begins by as an officer for troopers working as a trooper for the "First Dissident Church", who was fighting against the Orthodox forces.



* FlauntingYourFleets: The planet always maintains a large fleet of ships in orbit, one more sign of it's power.

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* FlauntingYourFleets: The planet always Always maintains a large fleet of ships in orbit, and one more sign of it's its power.



* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Under Marshall Galt, the Freiland government hires out their local forces as mercenaries. It was done as an alternative to conducting "live exercises" (conducting small skirmishes against enemies) to help keep their fighting forces in fighting shape.

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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Under Marshall Galt, the Freiland government hires out their local forces as mercenaries. It was done as an alternative to conducting "live exercises" (conducting small skirmishes against enemies) to help keep their fighting forces in fighting shape.
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The descendants of unemployed mercenaries and others seeking freedom, they developed into a culture of fierce individualists. While technically ruled by a loose confederation, the central and local governments have no real power. They allow no one to interfere with their freedoms. At the same time, they are traditional folk, and have a sense of responsibility towards others. It is this accountability is what drives the Dorsai.

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The descendants of unemployed mercenaries and others seeking freedom, they developed into a culture of fierce individualists. While technically ruled by a loose confederation, the central and local governments have no real power. They The people allow no one to interfere with their freedoms. At the same time, they are traditional folk, and have a sense of responsibility towards others. It is this accountability is what drives the Dorsai.



Dominating the Procyon system, the Exotics is a rather unique culture. To outsiders, they seem to be peaceful if very odd mystics. In reality, they're rather relentless in their ideology of non-interference. Specialists in medicine, psychology, genetic engineering, social sciences, but above all their culture represents Philosophy.

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Dominating the Procyon system, the Exotics is a rather unique culture. To outsiders, they seem to be peaceful if very odd mystics. In reality, they're rather relentless in their ideology of non-interference. Specialists in medicine, psychology, genetic engineering, social sciences, but above all their culture represents Philosophy.



Their homeworlds of Harmony and Association are resource poor - with no metals and poor farming conditions. It was an ideal place for the first settlers wishing to live an aesthetic lifestyle. Alas, to survive as a culture they needed something to trade. Lacking products and having little practical skills, they've became mercenaries - conscripted cannon fodder to fight in others wars.

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Their homeworlds of Harmony and Association are resource poor - with no metals and poor farming conditions. It was an ideal place for the first settlers wishing to live an aesthetic aesthetic, agrarian lifestyle. Alas, to survive as a culture they needed something to trade. Lacking products and having little practical skills, they've became mercenaries - conscripted cannon fodder to fight in others wars.



* AsceticAesthetic: When Tam visits one of Harmony small villages, he's notes how spartan the town is - buildings of concrete and plastic that would have been considered temporary structures, and people wearing black. In general, the Friendlies wear black, and leave their churches undecorated.
* CannonFodder: Their only major export. Ironically because they corner this market, they still make better soldiers than the inexperienced Cassidaian conscripts.

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* AsceticAesthetic: When Tam visits one of Harmony Harmony's small villages, he's notes how spartan the town is - buildings of concrete and plastic that would have been considered temporary structures, and people wearing black. In general, the Friendlies wear black, and leave their churches undecorated.
* CannonFodder: Their only major export. Ironically because they corner this market, they still make were the better soldiers than the when faced against inexperienced Cassidaian conscripts.



* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted - The Friendlies are closer to protestant Christian trappings (Church leaders use the title "Elder", and refuse to use any artwork in their places of worship), but are separate sect(s). According to ''The New Dorsai Companion'', some Friendlies have fused Muslim, Jews, or even Buddhist beliefs with Christian traditions.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted - The Friendlies are closer to protestant Christian trappings (Church leaders use the title "Elder", and refuse to use any artwork in their places of worship), but are a separate sect(s). sect. According to ''The New Dorsai Companion'', some Friendlies have fused Muslim, Jews, Jewish, or even Buddhist beliefs with Christian traditions. traditions.
* CivilWar: The planet is plagued by wars between Friendly sects. Donal career begins by working as a trooper for the "First Dissident Church", who was fighting against the Orthodox forces.



* TheTheocracy

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* TheTheocracyTheTheocracy: Led by the United Council of Churches, with the Eldest of Elders as their leader. Of course, being a republic, the Elders are elected.



Hard science cultures, noted for their technical talents and being Tight-contract worlds. Because of the high need for their skills and knowledge, these planets are wealthy and influential. While hard science and logic are important characteristics, it is not as important as Courage, Faith, or Philosophy.

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Hard science cultures, noted for their technical talents and being Tight-contract worlds. Because of the high need for their skills and knowledge, these planets are wealthy and influential. While hard science and logic are important characteristics, it is not considered as important relevant as Courage, Faith, or Philosophy.



Hard Science world orbiting Alpha Centauri B. The leading center of research and development of the Fourteen Worlds. Ruled by technocrats, the planet has a tightly controlled, people are seen as social resources. The Newtonians are rich and powerful thanks to its discoveries, and controls the Alpha Centauri system.

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Hard Science world orbiting Alpha Centauri B. The leading center of research and development of the Fourteen Worlds. Ruled by technocrats, the planet has a tightly controlled, people are seen as social resources. The Newtonians are rich and powerful thanks to its discoveries, and controls the Alpha Centauri system.
discoveries.



Frontier world of Tau Ceti, known for its Entrepreneurs and commercial activities. Though having a larger surface than Earth, the planet has less mass (thus less gravity). With large unexplored and undeveloped landmasses, Ceta is the newest settled world. Multiple sovereign states exist on the planet, but it has no central government.

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Frontier world of Tau Ceti, known for its Entrepreneurs entrepreneurs and commercial activities. Though having a larger surface than Earth, the planet has less mass (thus less gravity). With large unexplored and undeveloped landmasses, Ceta is the newest settled world. Multiple sovereign states exist on the planet, but it has no central government.



Airless mining world within the Procyon system, noted for it's plentiful and varied metals. Its inhabitants live in a subterranean network of communities, mining below the surface. Life is harsh, and the world is almost anarchic - governed by a criminal society. In desperation, some miners sign up to become mercenaries.

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Airless mining world within the Procyon system, noted for it's plentiful and varied metals. Its inhabitants live in a subterranean network of communities, mining below the surface. Life is harsh, and the world is almost anarchic - anarchic, governed by a criminal society. In desperation, some miners sign up to become mercenaries.



* TheFederation: In regards to Off-world affairs.

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* DuringTheWar: New Earth is noted for having a number of colonial conflicts. The Atland CivilWar is featured in "Soldier, Ask Not".
* TheFederation: In regards to Off-world affairs.affairs, the planet acts as one.


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* LaResistance: The Blue Front saw itself as fighting against a unfair representation between the cities and the countryside. Subverted in that they're generally considered a fringe political group, and later becomes increasingly violent.
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* CadreOfForeignBodyguards: The Bond has whole Dorsai companies as a bodyguard. Ian doesn't think too highly of these "show guards".



* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted - The Friendlies are closer to protestant Christian trappings (Church leaders use the title "Elder", and refuse to use any artwork in their places of worship), but are separate sect(s). According to the "New Dorsai Companion", some Friendlies have fused Muslim, Jews, or even Buddhist beliefs with Christian traditions.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted - The Friendlies are closer to protestant Christian trappings (Church leaders use the title "Elder", and refuse to use any artwork in their places of worship), but are separate sect(s). According to the "New ''The New Dorsai Companion", Companion'', some Friendlies have fused Muslim, Jews, or even Buddhist beliefs with Christian traditions.



Hard science cultures, noted for their technical talents and being Tight-contract worlds. Because of the high need for their skills and knowledge, these planets are wealthy and influential.

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Hard science cultures, noted for their technical talents and being Tight-contract worlds. Because of the high need for their skills and knowledge, these planets are wealthy and influential. \n While hard science and logic are important characteristics, it is not as important as Courage, Faith, or Philosophy.



* FlauntingYourFleets: The planet always maintains a large fleet of ships in orbit, one more sign of it's power.




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* GadgeteerGenius: Their many patents is the reason why the planet is so powerful.



* PleasurePlanet: According to the "New Dorsai Companion", the planet was settled for this purpose. With it's links to the underworld and desert nature, Dunnin's sounds like a Las Vegas InSpace. But eventually, it just became the backwater that the rest of the worlds treats it as.
* TheSyndicate: The Corbel has links to the criminal societies of the Fourteen Worlds, according to the New Dorsai Companion.

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* PleasurePlanet: According to the "New ''The New Dorsai Companion", Companion''states the planet was settled for this purpose. With it's links to the underworld and desert nature, Dunnin's sounds like a Las Vegas InSpace. But eventually, it just became the backwater that the rest of the worlds treats it as.
* TheSyndicate: The Corbel has links to the criminal societies of the Fourteen Worlds, according to as mentioned in the New Dorsai Companion.''Companion''.



* JackOfAllStats

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* JackOfAllStats
JackOfAllStats: Earth's hat. While regular Earthmen may not be as skilled as the Splinter Cultures, they retain all their abilities. In addition, the people of Earth have a capacity that the younger worlds lack. A capacity which manifests itself in only a few people, such as Tam Olyn.



* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Under Marshall Galt, the Freiland government hires out their local forces as mercenaries. It was done as an alternative to conducting "live exercises" (conducting small skirmishes against enemies) as to help keep their fighting forces in fighting shape.

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* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Under Marshall Galt, the Freiland government hires out their local forces as mercenaries. It was done as an alternative to conducting "live exercises" (conducting small skirmishes against enemies) as to help keep their fighting forces in fighting shape.
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* MartyrdomCulture: They may die in other folk's wars in large numbers, but they now they die for their people and their faith.

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* MartyrdomCulture: They may die in other folk's wars in large numbers, but they now know they die for their people and their faith.
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* BadassArmy

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* BadassArmyBadassArmy: Not only their major export, it's also their [[PlanetofHats Hat]].



* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: Most of the Cycle focuses on the Dorsai, and in-universe the Dorsai are well renown for the elite capabilities.



* MilitaryAcademy: The Academy, the school were Dorsai are trained to be soldiers since their youth.



* TechnicalPacifist: While they refuse to use violence themselves, it's not because of a moral code. Fighting would endanger their objectivity, and they have no qualms about using unscrupulous means to accomplish a goal.
* TheMedic

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* TechnicalPacifist: While they refuse to use violence themselves, it's not because HegemonicEmpire: One of a moral code. Fighting would endanger the major powers among the Younger Worlds, having domination over their objectivity, and star system. However, they have no qualms about using unscrupulous mostly leave their wards alone. Power means to accomplish a goal.
the Extoics can remain objective.
* TheMedic TheMedic: One of their major exports.



* Veganopia

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* VeganopiaTechnicalPacifist: While they refuse to use violence themselves, it's not because of a moral code. Fighting would endanger their objectivity, and they have no qualms about using unscrupulous means to accomplish a goal.
* SkeletonGovernment: The Exotics have no traditional government, but have social institutions that roughly correspond to the function.
* {{Veganopia}}: Tend to be vegetarians as part of their philosophy.



** SurprisinglyEliteCannonFodder: If a conscript lives long enough, they may become pretty decent soldiers.



* EliteArmy: While notable for their weak but cheap mercenaries, the Friendlies do have their excellent and zealous troops.




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Hard science cultures, noted for their technical talents and being Tight-contract worlds. Because of the high need for their skills and knowledge, these planets are wealthy and influential.



One of the Hard Science cultures. During the events of ''Dorsai'', it is a major power under the rule of Project Blaine (yes, his first name is Project). Presumably to be ''heavily'' terraformed, otherwise it wouldn't be settled. It leads the "Venus Group", which also includes the technically inclined worlds of Newton and Cassida.

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One Second planet of the Hard Science cultures. Solar System, and home to many research stations. During the events of ''Dorsai'', it is a major power under the rule of Project Blaine (yes, his first name is Project). Presumably to be ''heavily'' terraformed, otherwise it wouldn't be settled. It leads the "Venus Group", which also includes the technically inclined worlds of Newton and Cassida.



Planet orbiting Alpha Centauri A, known for it's engineers and technicians. With Newton dominating the whole of Alpha Centauri, Cassida has been deeply influenced by it's neighbor - becoming focused on the hard sciences, and seeing people as resources. With it's natural resources, to produces the technology that Newton develops.

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Planet orbiting of Alpha Centauri A, known for it's engineers and technicians. With Newton dominating the whole of Alpha Centauri, Cassida has been deeply influenced by it's neighbor - becoming focused on the hard sciences, and seeing people as resources. With it's natural resources, to produces the technology that Newton develops.




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* SupervillainLair: The home base of Prince William.




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* TheSyndicate: What governs the planet (or the closest thing to) during the events of ''Dorsai!''.




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* TheSyndicate: The Corbel has links to the criminal societies of the Fourteen Worlds, according to the New Dorsai Companion.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat
ObstructiveBureaucrat: Their most common characteristic Freilanders are known for.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Under Marshall Galt, the Freiland government hires out their local forces as mercenaries. It was done as an alternative to conducting "live exercises" (conducting small skirmishes against enemies) as to help keep their fighting forces in fighting shape.



Partly terraformed, Mars remains a dry and cold. Governed by a republic, the planet is a quiet hinterland.

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Fourth planet of the solar system. Partly terraformed, Mars remains a dry and cold. Governed by a republic, the planet is a quiet hinterland.




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* TheCoup: One of the background events in "Soldier, Ask Not". With backing of the Friendlies, an urban-supported political party overthrows the legitimate administration.
* TheTheocracy: Said to be this, but the government seems to be handled by temporal leaders and have regular elections.
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