Octagon Society

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The Octagon Society was an organization that provided errant spacefarers with assistance.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Society shelters were generally of an octagonal shape. Large hostels were established on major worlds, while smaller weather shelters were placed on frontier or unsettled worlds. The characteristic octagon-shaped buildings are still visible on various worlds, although none are still in use as shelters for distressed spacefarers.

Image Repository[edit]

  1. General Octagon Society shelter schematic.
    Trav-Octagon-Shelter Adrian-Ford 11-Dec-2018a.jpg

NOTE: Image uploaded to IISS data base by scout Adrian Ford.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Established in 342, the Octagon Society was the first major distressed spacefarer assistance operation to appear in the Spinward Marches. The group thrived on public contributions and on some tax revenues for 150 years.

From the 440s the society was sufficiently funded to construct shelters in the Gvurrdon Sector[1].

From 445 to 470 the Octagon Society built shelters on a few worlds in the Deneb Sector[1].


The Octagon Society collapsed in the late 400s when scandals emerged over the quality of shelter construction and the disposition of certain funds.

  • The Octagon Society was dissolved in 499, and its assets were sold at auction.
  • Many or, possibly, most of the services once provided by the Octagon Society have now been supplanted by the Travellers' Aid Society.

For an authoritative account of the society's buildings, see the The Octagon Book

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

The Octagon Society was located almost entirely in the Spinward Marches Sector.

The society's headquarters were on Regina (Spinward Marches 1910).

World Listing: 1105[edit]

This society was known to operate in the following systems and worlds:

6 of 6 World articles in Octagon Society
Dhapura  •  Fennec  •  Fulacin  •  Horizon (De 0310)  •  Redi (De 0509)  •  Wochiers  •  
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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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