- Please see Travellers' Aid Society (TAS) for a related successor organization.
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.
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.
- 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
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