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|The Rosette Nebula|
Crystal Star Domain - Data Panel
|AI God:||Crystal Star|
|Toposophic level:||Major Archailect (SI:5)|
|Capital:||Rose God Star World Cluster|
|Seraphim:||Neogen first toposophic transapients, with cybernetic bionano, synano, and dry nano augmentation and enhancements, called Crystal Flyers or Kice|
|Founded:||3670, in the Monoceros Middle Regions; re-established 8400 in the Outer Volumes|
|Population:||Exact number unknown, estimated many trillion, possibly 100 trillion with a high percentage of bionts, cyborgs, and neogens|
|Predominant Phyla:||bionts, cyborgs, neogens, tweaks, and virtuals, few completely inorganic beings|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology/Metaethics: oriented toward worship of life. Calm, serenity, and beauty are major goals. Preservation of life, knowledge, and experience. Flexible perfection.|
Religion/Ideology: True sentient rights; peaceful, helpful, caretaker memes.
Culture and Art: Complex musical compositions that include artificial and vocal parts at multiple frequencies and ranges. Organic sculptures. Many curves in architecture. Maze-like cities.
Language: Anglic and Crystal. Crystal is a language of various harmonic frequencies that can only be produced by the Crystal Flyers, or others with appropriate augmentation. Crystal comprises over 1000 symbols and many times that in number of tones produced. Language complexity is musical and usually beyond even augmented baseline abilities or comprehension; Crystal is mainly used by, and the main language of, the Crystal Flyers.
|Territory and Population||Capital: Rose God Star World Cluster|
Systems: Portal, Rose God Star World Cluster, Kapella, many others
Location: Outer Sphere Regions near the Rosette Nebula, Rimward of the Orion Federation
|Government and Administration||Government: AI-ruled via Crystal Flyer Seraphim|
Constitution: Compact of Serenity
Legal system: Judgments by a council of 1, 3, or 7 Crystal Flyers according to severity of crime.
Citizenship: All sentient beings who have been judged to be capable of responsible living; they are known locally as Adults. Non-citizens are called Children. Sub-sentient beings are Little Ones, high sentient beings are Elders
Economy: Based on energy, with all sentient beings having an energy allotment; the higher beings have greater minimum allotments. Due to various freedoms exact economy in a given region is variable. Crystal Star technically owns everything but allows its subjects to use a given resource indefinitely unless they can't handle the responsibility, in which case control if not ownership is transferred.
|Economics, Local Infrastructure||Megastructures: Found in all Crystal Star Dominion Systems, largest Artificial Structure Rose God Star World Cluster, which includes several Dysons and Other habitats.|
Stargate Nexus: Personal Wormhole Web connecting every System, Only One wormhole connection to the rest of the Civ Galaxy, located in the Portal System exit point Orion Federation Capital.
Known Net: Personal Net Web but connected to the Known Net through the Portal Stargate
Military expenditures: Heavy on defensive technologies near borders
Interstellar Trade and Relations: on good terms with much of the Civilized Galaxy, leery of the Non-Coercive Zone, frequent contact with Caretaker gods and MPA, Trade agreements with most Civilized polities, peace treaty with the Solar Dominion