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Pardes was home to a major sect of the Corporate Religion of Abundance, the most influential outside the NoCoZo. Citizens of Pardes who followed this religion were known as Employees or Shareholders, according to rank. The sect fragmented when Cygexpa was sold off, and in the current era the system is home to a myriad smaller hyperpowers and megacorps, many of which are extremely wealthy.
Cygnese - Text by Anders Sandberg The official Cygexpa language, still widely spoken throughout the Cygexba Volume. Part of the Anglish family (derived from New English), although parts are completely artificial.
Cygnus Volume - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Volume of space encompassing the constellation Cygnus as scene from SolSys; formerly incorporated into House Cygexba.
Lohengrin - Text by M. Alan Kazlev High toposophic power and ascended corporate ai in charge of the former Cygexba empire; still manages the affairs of shareholders in a manner that often bears fruit in the most unpredictable ways. In recent centuries Lohengrin has relocated most of the Cygexba hypercorp to the Cygnus Outer Volumes.