Densely developed, highly industrial MPA system

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Great Symbol of the United Habitats of Medius

Medius - Data Panel

Primary:Erg (Hip 93229)
Stellar Type:Originally F6 reduced to F9
Region:Mutual Progress Association core system, 245 ly from Sol, constellation Corona Australis
AIAI Overseer: Triad

AI's Ethos: Material progress
PolityName: United Habitats of Medius

Symbol: Triangle superimposed over a starburst

Affiliation: Mutual Progress Association

Founded/Colonized: 2589
Territory and PopulationPopulation: 1.3 Trillion virtual residents
560 Billion in bodied residents
1 billion plus annual travelers

Habitats: 1268 Major biont habitats
188 Major Vec habitats
15 Major AI only habitats
12 million minor habitats of various clades
Economics, Local InfrastructureTrade: Major exporter of antimatter and exotic matter, as well as information trade
TravelInterstellar: Over one hundred wormhole links, including links to Djed, Arkab Prior A, New Sol
Seven Beamrider Tramlines and Booster stations
Eighteen Exotic Matter Catapults for inter and extra system cargo transport

Interplanetary: Intersystem beamrider network
Automated laser cargo relay network

Freedom of Movement : Travel is highly controlled to prevent accidents; ordinary sophonts are not allowed near the deep well mining zones, or near certain transap-only structures in the outer system.
The Medius system is a dense industrial zone of the MPA. It consists of a large star mining cage dyson swarm, laser antimatter production factories, exotic matter factories, deepwell mining sites and a multitude of wormholes.

The Medius system contained a large young F class star along with several jovians, planets, planetoids and other debris. The system was perfect for industrialization. The industrialization process began by setting up a single wormhole link to the Djed system. Next the process of converting the planets and planetoids into a dyson swarm began. The dyson swarm would be made up of several triangular tiles in interlocking but independent orbits. A second layer of energy collectors was placed in interlocking and overlapping orbits covering the gaps of the first layer.

The triangular tiles are a special MPA design. They are covered in solar collectors that have a extremely high light to energy conversion rate approaching 98%. The energy gathered by each tile is used for three purposes. The first is the creation of an extremely powerful magnetic field that increases solar flare activity.

The gases ejected are funneled into the tile where they are cooled and converted into negative matter, for the seed mass of breed wormholes, via an advanced conversion process. This negative matter is then collected by automated laser propelled craft, which either take the negative matter to the weylforge at the north polar orbit of the star, the reactionless drive, and exotic matter catapult factory in the south polar orbit, or to one of the wormhole links for export. Some of the gases maybe stored as compressed liquids or solids and shipped out to deep well mining sites around 30 AU from the star. There are nine deep well mining sites in the system. The tiles also use gamma ray lasers to produce antimatter fuel, which is stored as solid metallic hydrogen and shipped out to the wormholes and other sites in the system.

The second layer of energy collectors increase the efficiency of the dyson swarm by collecting waste heat and other energy that escapes between the gaps in the tiles.

Over time the jovians of the Medius system were also converted into negative matter for wormhole production. Medius has become one of the major MPA relay systems with over 100 wormholes from 1000 to 1300 meters in diameter, and a smaller number of up to 10 kilometers diameter. There is a huge belt of habitats between the swarm and the deep well mining sites. There is also a large collection of habitats between the deep well mining sites and the various wormhole links. One of the most famous habitat clusters of the system are the Tar Vara habitats.

There is even an intersystem beam rider network that increases travel between the various structures. The Medius system also has become a popular boosting system for the Beam Rider network and even has a Deeper Covenant enclave. There are no less than seven separate beamrider tramlines that link to the Medius system. Eighteen exotic matter catapults send cargo throughout the system and to other systems at various fractions of the speed of light. Medius has really become a bustling melting pot of cross clade activity with many empires having businesses and affiliates in the system.
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Text by James Ramsey

Initially published on 17 March 2003.