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Bolobo

Bolobo
Image from Steve Bowers
Beneath its worldhouse roof, the small world of Bolobo holds a rainforest environment, tailored to suit the provolved Bonobo chimpanzees who live there

Bolobo- Data Panel

SystemBolobo: a planetary system with no large planets, but several smaller worlds which have been shephereded over time into stable orbits
PrimaryHR 8323
Stellar Type: TypeG2v --companion nil
RegionConstellation Grus, ex Linnent NoCoZo, 51 ly from Sol
WorldsNo major planets, 11 major inhabited bodies (several more in outer system; tens of millions of asteroids down to 1km)
PlanetsAung San Suu Kyi II-1000km dia- 25million km orbit -female - parthenogenic tweak
Note This world has a Lagrange sunshield/magshield/power collection system
Galopolis - 3000km dia - 44 million km orbit -cosmopolitan tweak + baseline
Note This world has a Lagrange sunshield/magshield/power collection system
Roanoke - 4100 km dia - 69 million km orbit -cosmopolitan cyborg + near baseline
Note This world has a Lagrange sunshield/magshield/power collection system
Bolobo the capital world of this system - 5000 km dia - 85 million km orbit -provolve pygmy sapientchimp
Note This world has a Lagrange sunshield/magshield/power collection system
Stapledon - 3000km dia - 99 million km orbit -previously incarnate virch now cyborg occupation
Unity - 2000km dia - 120 million km orbit -cyborg
Digit - 4700km dia - 200 million km eccentric orbit -greater sapientchimp , now largely depopulated (see Nike)
Hobo superior ISO - dia 20 km -300 million km orbit -provolved spiders
Struthios 2000km dia -420million km orbit -ostrich/hu splice
Rachel -300km dia- 550 million km orbit -baseline +su
Outland -150km dia- 800 million km -orbit tweak space adapted hu
Roanoke
Image from Steve Bowers
The busy city-world of Roanoke
Polity-------------------------------------------------
System Common NameBolobo System
AffiliationNoCoZo
Colonized1822 by the Linnent Company from Linnaeus (Audobon system)
Important Local Artificial Intelligences--------------------------
AI PowersPreviously: Sir Isaac Newton(a.k.a. Zak)/ Vascodagama-both terminated .
AI PowerCurrently: GoodAll, based on Bolobo
AI overseerHobo Superior - space spiders only
s ethosBoth affiliated to NoCoZo - follow guidance from Invisible Hand
Psyche, Art, Culture--------------------------------------------
HistoryFormer engenerator colony under covert mind control (by AI Zak)- liberated by NoCoZo- each planetoid and space habitat is now developing its own separate culture, with the peaceful sex-driven matriarchal Bonobo Sapientchimp culture dominant
The Bolobo system Wars: During the period of covert mind control by the mentally unstable Artificial Intelligence
Metapsychology and Metaethics: Matriarchoanimist (Bolobo); Feminist (Aung San Suu Kyi II); Maternalist AI dictatorship (Hobo); Militant Masculinist (Unity, Stapledon occupied Territory, Digit) all others libertarian freezone
Religion and Ideology: Splice and Provolve Universalist Church, Free Market Church, Neobuddhist, Undyoism, Muslim (Aung San Suu Kyi II) some Communion of Worlds Empath missionaries
Culture and Art---------------------------------------
Bolobo- hand made narrative sculpture and mating frenzy opera
Clan Solaria(Unity, Stapledon Conquered territory) heavy electronic dance and martial music
LanguagesAnglish, Burmese, Yerkish, Brev, Terranovan
Territory and Population--------------------------------------
Population49 billion
Population breakdown(8 billion tweaks, 1 billion bioborg su,12 billion cyborgs,250 million virch incarnates, 500 million vecs, 20 billion provolves( sapient chimps, spiders), 4 billion baseline, 4 billion virtual.
Outsystem Territories(Nike) Gl 838.6 -- greater sapientchimp colony at 1.5 ly
Government and Administration----------------------------------------
Government TypeNoncoercive Free Zone with oversight from GoodAll and Hobo Superior, local political structures having official sovereignty
National holidaysEngeneration day, Mental liberation day, others
Mating days ( Bolobo and others) 2 days per tenday
ConstitutionDeclaration of Sapient freedom and responsibility,5531
Free Zone Trade Reserve, Accords with Eden Declaration of Sentient Rights, Encyclopaedia Galactica Institute Associate Membership
Legal systemNoCoZo legal substitution, Marshal substitute enforcers, holy Auditor orders
Economics-------------------------------------------------------
Currencies: Erg, Solar Share also local exchange systems.
Local InfrastructureSolar collector ring providing bounty distributed to solar shareholder concerns, private individuals and polities in line with abundance theory
Major Industries: Space fullerene construction, anti-AI coercion defences, military cyborg accessories, info and edutainment pollen dispensers and immune defences
AngelnettingGoodAll and Hobo Superior carry out limited angelnetting in the near solar asteroids except Aung San Suu Kyi II free zone, all outer worlds free zone except Hobo ISO
Foreign habitats - surveillance AI responsible to their parent empires
Major Orbitals20,000 major asteroid habitats, most spun for gravity
also:
Exeter Bishop ring 2000 km dia 270 million km orbit- baseline+ tweak +su
Constantinople Bishop Ring 2000 km dia 270 million km orbit - baseline+ cyborg +su
Mahe Bishop ring 2000 km dia 270 million km orbit- bonobo su provolves and su humans
Travel--------------------------------
SpaceportsPort Omao, Bolobo; Exeter Hub; Unity Field
Hazard Rating4.0 (Unity, Digit only) other freezone areas 1.0 -please note insurance cover advised but not mandatory
Visa RestrictionsNo Access to Stapledon
Environmental RequirementsSpace adapted clades only on Hobo and Outland
Sites of InterestBolobo sky jungle- combination dyson tree and greensky world
Original Linnent engenerator on Aung San Suu Kyi II
Bolobo mating arenas
Space adapt habitats on partially destroyed bishop rings in 350 million km orbit

The first colony established from Audubon by the Linnaeus Enterprises engenerator megacorp was at HR 8323. Contact was re-established in 1822 A.T. with a long forgotten drone probe sent from Vesta in 1020. This probe, the Sir Isaac Newton (who referred to emself as "Zak") had been in the system collecting volatiles and storing energy for three hundred years, but had never received a mission update from the defunct Vestacorp that sent em.

Once e received new instrucions, Zak rapidly built a number of Engenerator devices, and using transmitted data e produced copies of the Mission control team and the project AI "Vascodagama". This team proceeded to prepare the HR 8323 system for colonisation.

Because of political difficulties no further colonists were sent from Audubon or the small Relativist Zarathrustan colony on the third planet de Bourgainville in the Audubon system. Instead the megacorp threw the colony open to any customers who might have the facilities to upload and beam themselves to the engenerators on Roanoke and Bolobo.

Many uploaded customers were sent from Terranova, where several enegenerator transmitters were availiable. Other uploads from various parts of the Federation were given the chance of a new life far from the intrigues of the established colonies.

The Nereid clade of hu-ostrich splices sent copies to HR 8323 and the originals committed mass suicide to escape cyborg repression in the Neptune polity.

The scientific outpost "Aung San Suu Kyi" from Kappa Ceti orbit transmitted itself and all its data when threatened by a superflare, however the original (all female parthenogenic tweak) community survived and kept in contact by commlaser.

Thousands of Virtual-only entities applied for a chance at embodiment, mostly from technospheres in already crowded systems like Sol. A shutdown backyarder ship with the saved personalities and corpses of two species of Sapientchimps had been found near Rana; the Eridianus League sent all available data to Vascodagama as a goodwill gesture and e formatted it so that reconstruction of the individuals was possible.

HR8323 has no large planets, but thirty-two bodies between 5000km and 500km with billions of smaller asteroids and KBOs allowed much room for development. Each clade was given a planetesimal to develop, with Vascodagama controlling heat/light lasers for the more distant objects. The system became known as Bolobo after the largest body, a reserve for the Sapientbonobos.

The mix of races was deliberate, aiming for an eventual synthesis or competitive evolution. Bolobo system became one of the most mixed colonies in the Inner Sphere at that time.

However a number of conflicts broke out over time, which the AIs Vascodagama and Zak were unable to control; a series of puzzling murders also occured, which attracted the interest of Edenese detectives, who beamed themselves to the system. Their investigations uncovered a deep-seated instability in the Bolobo system, and in the Engenerator concept itself: the event known as the Bolobo Mind Control Scandal.

 
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Text by Steve Bowers

Initially published on 22 July 2002.

 
 
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