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WELCOME TO EARTH
The year is 2844, and mankind has had to abandon the Earth. For reasons lost to the mists of time, the Earth was rendered uninhabitable, and the surviving humans had to flee the planet aboard ships. Some managed to make it to the fledgling colonies on Luna and Mars, but many were stuck in orbit, and had to link up permanently with the stations already there. The largest of these, and home to most of the remaining human population, is Halifax Station.
Built almost 200 years ago, this aging station is now home to over 10,000 people, kept in orbit only by determination and stubborn pride. The station has seen more than its fair share of abuse over the years, but it remains to this day a symbol of humanity's drive to stave off extinction.Government
The government of Halifax Station consists of three main branches: The Command and Control Initiate (CNC), the civilian council, and the mysterious Exogenesis research division.CNC
The CNC serves as the security and military for Halifax station, with a presence on almost every level. Their authority is absolute, and they have the right to search anywhere and anyone whenever they wish. They inspect cargo and handle arrests of those who commit crimes aboard the station, as well as make sure that everyone gets along. In a cramped station, tensions are usually always high.Civilian Council
The civilian council works to bring together the various civilian aspects of the station, such as merchants and hydroponics, to ensure that the station can get what it needs when it needs it. While membership on the council is not mandatory, many groups distrust those who do not have some sort of representative on the council, feeling they are sidestepping the authority of established businesses already on the station, while those who are not claim that the council charges outlandish fees to new members, making it difficult to pay for necessary goods and services.Exogenesis
The Exogenesis project was initially planned to try and restore the Earth to its former glory using the most advanced technology available. Over time, the project took on a more R&D approach, and requested an entire wing of the station to be used for labs and research. Since then, they've grown into a sort of entity all their own, controlling the birth and death rates on station, the fabrication of robots and AIs, and mandating that all station personnel have locatable beacons surgically implanted. Anyone who attempts to sneak in to see what is going on, or get picked up by Exogen personnel, are almost never seen again.Levels of CitizenshipKnow your place!
It is against the law to change positions here on Halifax station without approval. You are assaigned the position you have based on performance and ability. Do not attempt to change your position without permission or you will be terminated.
- Councilman/General/Lead Researcher: The top of the social ladder, these are the major decision makers for all of Halifax Station. The best accommodations, the best food and water, and even their own choice of birthing partner, make this the most coveted position to be in.
- Merchant/Colonel/Researcher: Room enough for two and a choice of breeding partner, as well as being able to afford halfway decent rations, these positions are fought over frequently by underlings trying to work their way up the ranks.
- Citizen/Lieutenant/Head Assistant: While not the most glamorous positions, these are positions filled by normal people every day. A private room and decent rations make this position bearable while trying to work one's way up the ladder.
- Denizen/Sergeant/Assistant: The endless toil of day after day working, usually accompanied by low pay and only decent rations, make this life one that most people try and get out of as soon as possible. Living with a bunk mate or three makes this job seem like the pits. And it is.
- Slave/Private/Lab Subject: The lowest of the low, living as one of these miserable lot means you're lucky to own anything at all. Four to a tiny room, hot bunking all the time, and terrible rations make this the most desperately hard ways to live.
Daily LifeWork Schedule
All personnel inside Halifax station have a job or duty to perform. There are no exceptions. These jobs are given to people straight out of the vat, and only with permission can they transfer to another position. While citizens have the luxury of choosing jobs within the civilian field, they cannot transfer into a CNC or ExoGen position without authorization. Anyone caught not working will face immediate termination.Food & Drink
Food on Halifax station is grown within the hydroponics bays. All food imported must be thoroughly inspected, and tested to ensure it will not cause harm to the citizenry. For mass consumption, excess biological material is recycled into bars of condensed nutritional supplement, and distributed. Water is recycled from common, everyday use, and some is obtained regularly from captured ice rocks floating in space.Entertainment
For entertainment, level 3 and above citizens may obtain the services of a prostitute verified clean by the ExoGen labs, partake in sporting events, gamble, and watch electronic media. For level 2 and below, entertainment is restricted to supervised events once every 10 day cycle, and no more. These events may include but are not limited to: wrestling, sports, and other activities.Law & Order
Level 3 and above citizenry have the option of requesting a hearing before the CNC Judge Advocate if they are accused of a crime. The Judge Advocate and two officers appointed at random will review the case, and the accused may have access to a CNC approved law adviser. For level 2 and below, their case is reviewed by officers on the scene. For minor crimes, hard labor in the mines may be issued, but most crimes will result in death.Travel
Travel without special permit to or from Halifax station is strictly illegal. With a permit, those arriving on the station must undergo quarantine for no less than a 10 day cycle, before being released to the general station populous.Birth
Due to the hazards of space, and the amount of radiation constantly bombarding the human population, genetic mutations are exceedingly common. Every six months, all personnel must have a genetic sample taken to test for any defects. If a defect is found, they are immediately sterilized. If they are found to be defect free, they are required to give a biological sample. Since females are especially at risk, when giving their sample, multiple eggs will be harvested.
Inside the ExoGen labs, technicians inspect the DNA of all genetic samples, and only match those that will ensure genetic diversity and avoid defects. Upon combination, the fertilized egg will be placed in a birthing chamber, where it will be nurtured for 9 months, before being 'born'. However, upon the artificial birth, the individual is tested for defects before being placed in a growth chamber, which greatly accelerates the natural growth rate, and also teaches the child about the law, behavior, and other important facts.
Upon being released from their cell, the new individual is implanted with a locatable chip, given their station ID, are allowed to pick a designation for themselves, and also given a set of clothes. They are then tested for which tasks they would be best suited for, and then released. They are now a level 1 person aboard Halifax station.Important
Natural birthing is illegal. Upon discovery of a natural pregnancy, the mother and child, and father if found, will be immediately sentenced to death, regardless of their positions.Death
In the event a person dies a natural death, or one by accidental means, their body is moved to the morgue, where they are examined for any possible disease outbreak or other phenomena. Once the body has been deemed clean, all clothing is removed, and the body is broken down into its constituent parts, forming an organic soup to feed the children growing in the birthing tanks, and also those in the maturation tanks.
In the event of being sentenced to death, the condemned will find their clothing removed and they will be given to the ExoGen labs. Inside, the individual will either be used for dangerous experiments that are potentially fatal, or simply broken down alive for their organic material. The process for breaking down bodies is long and very painful, and it is considered a horrible way to die, even for the technicians who must perform this grim duty.Application for Halifax Station
ID Number (Must be 7 digits):
Species (Human/Mechanoid/Gene Mod/AI):
Sexual Orientation (Hetero/Bi/Homo sexual):
Apparent Age (All new citizens are fresh from the vats):
Field of Employment (CNC,CC,ExoGen):
By filling out this application, you are agreeing to obey all laws of Halifax station, and that violating these laws can and will result in your being forced to perform hard labor or the termination of your life my officers of the law or members of the ExoGenesis Research Labs. Please insert a blood sample for DNA confirmation.