|Cleves/Kerr (Massilia 0403)|
|Classic Era (1115)|
|New Era (1200)|
Cleves is a pre-agricultural and nonindustrial world lacking adequate development for its economy to become prosperous.
- As a nonindustrial world, it requires extensive imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society. The need to import most manufactured and high technology goods drives the price of these goods up in the open market.
- This dangerous world is designated an Amber Zone with an environment, laws, customs, life forms, or other conditions make it dangerous to visitors.
- This a "high technology" world with technology achievements at, near, or over technology standards for Charted Space.
- It is a member of the Third Imperium in the Kerr Subsector of Massilia Sector in the Domain of Sylea.
- During the Long Night this world was named Gir.
Description (Astrography & Planetology)
No information yet available.
Cleves Monostellar System Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks Cleves Primary Orange K1 V
History & Background (Dossier)
- Cleves is a member of the Imperium.
- Cleves is a pleasant world, which makes its low level of development very suprising. Blessed with neighbors rich in unrefined primary resources, settlement concentrated upon extraction of ore from the belt or the worlds of Makill and Vessar. Those settlers that did end up on Cleves were primarily farmers and ranchers that provided fresh foodstuffs for the mining colonies.
Imperial High (Landed) Nobility
History-Era: New Era
When Virus came to the system aboard an Ilelishi Cruiser, the infection did little damage to the main world, but it killed millions in the high tech mining communities. The survivors crowded aboard what few ships could still make the trip, and invaded the mainworld in force.
- The miners had numbers, but the locals had more guns. A standoff ensued for four years, though many compassionate or sober minded farmers did lease their unused land to the starving belters, or showed them how to clear and prepare their own land for farming. As the surviving belters got accustomed to fending for themselves, tensions slowly subsided, though hard feelings prevented the installation of a more unified government. A unified militia, consisting of able bodied men drafted from the general population, maintains a monopoly of coercive force, which has prevented the continuation of feuds accumulated during the early Collapse years.
- The local technocracy consists primarily of various collectives and free guilds that trade freely between communities. Most arable land is now owned by the world population as a whole, and lease agreements drawn up by local communities are the primary basis for local law and order. Because of the events of seventy years locals are not very trusting of each other outside of formally arranged meetings to discuss business or commerce. Contracts have become social gospel, and breaching even a minor contract clause can bring down hell's fury in the form of punitive lawsuits or fines. Every citizen is represented by state provided legal counsel, and they begin accumulating a portfolio of contracts, legal writs or receipts as early as adolescence. People do not casually socialize as much as they arbitrate in mixed company. Middle negotiators, notaries and contingency experts are common second professions for many citizens, and every family has a legal entourage of relatives familiar with the arcana of local common and statutary laws.
- The world was recontacted by Kaggushus in 1170, and was one of the first to rejoin the Hub Worlds. Cleves is the only purely agricultural world in the Union, and its people enjoy a very prosperous lifestyle, and they fill up the time by accumulating one of the finest libraries of Pre-Collapse information in the Wilds. Clevian scholars and academics are in heavy demand by government and corporate bodies on Kaggushus, and their legal experts were instrumental in drawing up the Charter that reformed the Hub Worlds in the first place.