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The tense atmosphere on Loreaon between Humans and Co’VarK tends to fill the air with energy and barrel smoke. Tourists will tell you how lively the city can be at night or during the day, with random one-on-one battles between citizens taking place anywhere and anytime.
With the advanced technologies at the disposal of the Loreaon citizenship, anyone can be killed and revived a minute later (although the pain of it all still exists). And in a society where personal reputation and battle power is second only to making money, everyone is generally armed and ready for action.
The Meka Arena was opened mainly for this purpose. Citizens lock themselves into the Meka System and are paired up with another citizen of similar strength. When the arena was first opened; the eternal question of a citizen’s place in the society can finally be answered, without the limitation of death! The simulator programs were mainly started in order to entertain the masses. Thereafter, the citizens began to enter the arena for bragging rights, to rate ones skills and abilities to one another and to ascertain ones rank in this new world.
Over time, groupings of citizens started to form and were eventually labeled clans. After 57 years of clan wars on the streets and in the arena, the government decided to make money on the destruction and create legal entities (or clans). The first clans were dangerous, ruthless and less cohesive as a whole. The Dark Alley Harbors Thieves, The Murders and Hoodlum Masochists, and these are the nicer guys.
The city center of Mag’Nar is where every citizen trudges through during their daily commutes. From here, one can hear the pulse of the entire city. Shady characters possess a wealth of information and possible small jobs. Only one small piece of advice: be careful not to place your ear too close to the ground, who knows what that stuff is on the floor!
The binary system that Loreaon is located in contains a total of 11 gas giants with a total of 398 moons, many of which are earth sized and habitable; Loreaon is one of these moons.
The gravitational forces and solar radiation levels in the system are extreme. Loreaon is not the only habitable place in the system, but it contains the most resources, and life supporting areas.
Due to the conditions present in Loreaon and in the solar system itself, weather patterns are stringent, easily predictable and usually change throughout the day at extreme intervals.
There are rain storms every 5 days, winter lasts exactly 31 days and temperatures can go as high as 50 degrees Celsius.
The Extinction Wars devastated the galaxy for close to 2 millennia. During which civilizations were annihilated, planets destroyed, entire systems became desolate while others were simply vaporized. These wars brought the galaxy on the brink of total eradication.
These series of wars ended not because of any diplomatic resolution or due to a massive victory of one of the groups, but due to a lack of resources. These constant and relentless battles cause most materials to be deplaned on home planets and close colonies. Economies crashed and poverty became rampant throughout the systems.
Even though the concept of banding representatives of the different political and economical powers from the all parts of the galaxy together and form of a galactic government had been tried several times over, it was thought that it was bound to work the 7th time around. And thus, The Unified Galactic Council (UGC) was re-established in order to gain stability and growth. Laws were imposed to reinstate order. One such law was the Co-Habitation Protocol (CoHaP), which decrees that all new colonies are to be colonized by conglomerates or syndicates from at least 2 different species. Interspecies and interracial tensions were still high and CoHaP was thought to calm these tensions by forcing them to work and live together. In essence, to force otherwise rival species together and imposing tolerance in order to achieve acceptance. This controversial legislation sparked debates which bordered new violence between several members of the UGC. In order to validate its claim, a test project was to be launched.
Loreaon was the pilot project; a rich planet which was mostly spared during the Ex-Wars. The planet was previously inhabited by a civilization and archaeologists presume The Lost (as they are commonly referred as) were at their peak a thriving and somewhat technologically advanced civilization by the level of sophistication and development found in their buildings and artifacts which were left behind. Yet very little more is known about them or the reason behind their sudden extinction or displacement.
The two CoHaP claims which were accepted were from the Apex Conglomerate from carbon-based species B-81 (or Human species) and the Co’VarK Mining Syndicate of the silicon-based specie Y-31 (or Co’VarKs).
The UGC gave the Loreaon contract to both organizations with the mandate to create a thriving colony. From the ashes of a scared galaxy, rose the shining capital Mag’nar. It would become the beacon for tolerance and acceptance for which all new co-founding colonies throughout the systems would look up to.
This bringing together of two distinct species is mockingly referred by the Co’VarKians as the coupling of a Sluven (resembling a male carnivorous Earth mammoth) and a WooShiR (resembling a female Earth pig or small Earth hog). It can be loosely associated to the Earth bound expression “Like mixing Water with Oil”.