Factions

Here’s the quick and dirty on the different factions, if you need something specific talk to Xioa.

Anarchists

Primary languages: All
Favoured rep: The @-list / @-rep

They’re opposed to hierarchy, favoring flat forms of social organization and directly democratic decision-making. They believe power is always corrupting and everyone should have a say in the decisions that affect their lives. According to the primitive and restrictive policies of the inner systems and Jovian Junta, this makes them irresponsible hoodlums at best and terrorists at worst.

The are very into morphological freedom and accept anyone who supports their causes.

Argonauts

Primary languages: English, German, Mandarin, Japanese
Favoured rep: RNA (Research Network Affiliation) / r-rep

A techno-progressive movement that seeks to solve transhumanity’s injustices and inequalities with technology. They support universal access to technology and healthcare, open source models of production, morphological freedom, and democratization. They try to avoid factionalism and divisive politics, seeing transhumanity’s splintering as a hindrance to its perpetuation.

Barsoomian

Primary Languages: English
Favoured rep: The @-list / @-rep

They call the Martian outback and wilds their home. Some view them as the new “Redneck’s”, they are the lower-class of martian society from the rural areas, they often find themselves in conflict with the policies and goals of the hypercorp domes and Tharsis League.

Belter

Primary Languages: All
Favoured rep: All

Most people see the Belt as a waypoint between the inner and outer system, teeming with pirates and criminals, or a simple resource to be exploited, For you, the Belt is the true melting pot of transhumanity, where you can find a sampling of all the major factions and the worst of each. And even a few strange groups that colonised asteroids.

Bioconservative

Primary Languages: English
Favoured rep: CivicNet / c-rep

They think transhumanity is recklessly careening down a dangerous path and putting the entire species at risk. Some have religious objections to resleeving, forking and uplifts, or they may simply believe technology should be restricted by the authorities for the security of everyone.

Brinker

Primary Languages: All
Favoured rep: All

A collection of groups that are reluctant to deal with the rest of transhumanity and the various goings-on in the rest of the system. Some groups might seek out self0imposed isolations, to pursue their own interests, or they may have been exiled for their unpopular beliefs. Some are just loners who prefer teh vast emptiness of space to socializing with others. Religious cults, primitivists, utopians, or just plain bored of transhumanity.

Criminal

Primary Languages: English, Chinese, Russian, Portugese
Favoured rep: Guanxi / g-rep

They’re the underworld plain and simple. The major factions are the triads, the night cartel, ID crew, Nine lives and Pax Familae. There are a few smaller groups but they’re fairly local. And a bunch of freelancers who either work for themselves or loan their services.

Europan

Primary Languages: All
Favoured rep: r-rep and c-rep

Europa is probably the most enlightened polity in Jovian space. They value science and technoprogressive agendas, while opposing the bioconservatism of the Junta and its dominance around Jupiter. The ocean depths are the focal point of their interests and culture.

Ultimates

Primary Languages: English, Russian
Favoured rep: All

Scarey mother fuckers, they think humanity is weak, they intend to elevate their bodies and minds to a superior state of existance. They are technoprogressive to the extreme, and as such are often involved in experimental technologies, no matter how dangerous or untested, to perfect their physical forms and upgrade their minds. They tend to survive and dominate, no matter the cost.

Extropian

Primary Languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin
Favoured rep: @-rep and c-rep

A strange group, they’re anarchistic supporters of the free market and private property. They oppose government in favour of a system where security and legal matters are handled by private competitors. Usually they’re self-described anarcho-capitalists or mutualists (a difference that not even their all that sure of). They occupy the middle-ground between the hypercorps and the autonomists, dealing with both parties but trusting neither.

Hypercorp

Primary Languages: Mandarin, English
Favoured rep: c-rep

A lot of habitats are controlled by the hypercorps these days. Lots of entrepreneurs, hedonistic socialites, and a disproportionately large number of menial workers. They accept that certain liberties must be sacrificed for security and freedom.

Jovian

Primary Languages: English
Favoured rep: c-rep

An authoritarian regime with bioconservative ideologies and heavily militaristic tendencies. They feel technology is not to be trusted to everyone and humans need to be protected form themselves. They believe that to ensure survival, humanity must be able to defend itself, and unfettered growth must be checked.

Lunar

Primary Languages: English, Mandarin
Favoured rep: None. Credits preferred.

Luna, the first off-Earth colony, the last bastion of Earth culture. Now overpopulated and in decline, Luna is one of the few places where people still cling to old-Earth ethnic and national identities. Their close proximity of earth leaves them with a tendency towards reclamation. They deplor the hypercorp interdiction and argue that they have the right to retun, terraform and re-establish it as a living homeworld.

Mercurials

Primary Language: All
Favoured rep: @-rep

Uplifts who have no interest in co-opting their true natures in order to become more “human”. AGI also exist in this group. Posthumans and hardcore infomorphs also join this group.

Orbital

Primary Language: All
Favoured rep: None. Credits prefered.

They still call earth their home, though they haven’t been back in a while, they watch it from above, waiting to return, heir society is a mashup of earth cultures and they cling to their old ways and traditions. Progress to them isn’t as important as remembering where they came from.

Out’ster

Primary Language: All
Favoured rep: All

They make their homes in the far outer reaches of the solar system, living among others that no longer have interest in transhuman politics.

Ringer

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: r-rep and @-rep

The rings and moonlet’s of saturn are their homes, probably the most sociable of the brinker subgroups. They’re full of eccentrics, scientists, and brinkers.

Sapient

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: All

They believe that uplifts and AGIs are as much part of transhumanity as humans, and therefore deserve equal rights and liberties. In the same vane they uphold that all life has value and that the personhood of all sapient creatures should be recognized.

Scum

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: @-rep

This is the future we’ve all been waiting for, and they’re going to enjoy it to the max. A paradigm shift has occurred, and while everyone else is catching up they embrace and revel in it. there is no more want, no more death, no more limits on what they feel they can be. The scum have immersed themselves in a new way of life, changing themselves as they see fit, trying out new experiences, and pushing the boundaries wherever they can, and fuck anyone who can’t deal with that.

Sifter

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: @-rep and c-rep

Proud and independent autonomists of Mercury’s nomadic and proletarian mining culture. They prefer to live free of any corporate entanglements, but the harsh realities of survival on Mercury mean they have to deal with their hypercorp neighbors.

Singularity Seeker

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: All

Everyone agrees the TITANs were a problem, but to some they were also a harbinger. Seekers feel that if transhumanity has any hope of survival, in the universe, it must expand its mental capabilities by several orders of magnitude. they dedicate themselves to finding a way to achieve an exponential increase in intelligence and ascending to a new, god-like state of existence.

Skimmer

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: All

Another brinker subculture, these Skimmers hail from Uranus and Neptune, populated by misfits, loners, outcasts and survivalists. The only thing that binds them together is the struggle for existence in the outer reaches. Gas mining provides a way of life, but the thrill of racing the winds and storms of the ice giants is what makes them feel alive.

Socialite

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: f-rep

This exclusive community is made entirely of the inner system glitterati, the media-saturated social cliques that set trends, spread fashions and make or break lives with whispers, innuendo and backroom deals. They are simultaneously an icon and a devout follower. Culture isn’t just their life, it’s their weapon of choice.

Solarian

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: All

They have surrendered the stresses and concerns of transhuman affairs but don’t choose the outer system, instead they embrace the seren, nomadic, and free-wheeling ways of the pods of surya that swim around the sun. Almost completely in salamander, sundiver or Surya morphs.

Titanian

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: @-rep

Participants in the Titanian Commonwealth’s socialist cyberdeomcracy. Unlike other autonomist projects, Titanian joint efforts have assembled some impressive infrastructure projects as approved by the Titan Plurality and pursued by state-owned microcorps.

Venusian

Primary Language: All
Favoured Rep: c-rep

Those that support the morningstar constellation of venusian aerostats, they dislike the planetary consortium and other entrenched and conservative inner system powers. They see their faction’s ascension as a chance to reform the old guard ways of inner system politics.

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