Image from Steve Bowers
|The NewRoot system; Top, the New Root Grid, Lower left, NewRoot, Lower right, Ordered light with two deep wells visible.|
NewRoot and the System Grid
|Region:||Inner Sphere Imperial Capital (Metasoft Version Tree)|
|Distance from Sol:||47.5 ly|
|:||The System Grid: Mass-beam supported megastructure constructed from the two original inner planets of the Nu-2 Lupi system and the extensive asteroidal debris that once orbited the star. |
NewRoot: Airless, lunar type planet heavily honeycombed with vec tunnels and chambers.
Ordered Light: Large gas giant approximately 3 times the mass of Jupiter. Orbited by 3 Deep Well Industrial Zones and extensive manufacturing facilities.
Harmonic Path: Medium size gas giant roughly the mass of Saturn. The planet has an extensive system of 15 moons supporting a variety of volatiles processing and manufacturing facilities and vec-optimized habitats.
|Important Local Artificial Intelligence:||AI overseer: The Metasoft Version Tree |
AI's ethos: The Metasoft Version Tree operates on a hierarchical distributed communication protocol that operates among all members of the Version Tree. All members of the Version Tree contribute excess processing power toward the processing needs of the Version Tree as a whole whether these needs encompass simulation activities, manufacturing and process control, strategic planning and so on. In essence, the entire Version Tree operates as a single distributed-computing based mind formed from the excess mental capacity of its constituent elements and driven by democratic balancing of their collective desires.
|Economics, Local Infrastructure:||Major Industries: Transapient design services, production and installation of the various Version Tree software standards and programs, sapient and transapient programming services, distributed data management protocols, spacecraft construction and repair services |
Angelnetting : The System Grid and NewRoot employ moderate to heavy angelnetting depending on location. The rest of the system employs only basic to minimal angelnetting, mostly to assist in industrial operations.
Major Orbitals: Virtually the entire System Grid can be thought of as an orbital structure. Within the inner arc of the Grid, large numbers of power stations, amat factories and exotic matter facilities orbit Nu-2 Lupi. The outer system industrial facilities vary in size from several hundred meters to several hundred kilometers across. The excess energy from the Deep Well Industrial Zones is beamed in-system to receivers on the System Grid.
|Population:||3.8 trillion vecs, perhaps a 10 billion non-vec transient population at any given time.|
The First Step - to Aries Vector .
Open Door - to Church-Turing .
Safe Passage - to KapekNow.
Added Value - to Gatewai.
Path - VAI-4.
Two Way Street - to Monostheria.
Hourglass - to Blueshift Archipelago .
Wavering Light - to Positive Heading .
Spaceports: 118 spaceports of various sizes are spaced around the outer edge and at various points around the System Grid. Two spaceports and associated skyhooks service the planet of NewRoot itself.
Hazard Rating: 0.0 to 0.3 for vec and other cybernetic organisms depending on location within the system. 0.0 to 1.0 for organic life forms depending on location within the system.
Visa Restrictions: Open Access