LinnEnt (Linnaeus Enterprises)
A commercial empire in the First Federation era and later, dedicated to colonising new systems using Engenerator technology.
Originating in Linnaeus orbit, in the HR 8501A system, this megacorp used the newly developed interstellar engenerator to populate several worlds, including Twinkle, Bolobo, Roanoke, Nadia and Hammerstein. At first the Linnnaeus megacorp was a subsidiary of the Terranova Foundation, but later it became independent, and the host of worlds populated by this method became known as the LinnEnt Empire.
Later, when wormholes became available for travel between the worlds of the LinnEnt empire, the engenerator system was mostly abandoned as a method of travelling between those stars. Instead Linnaeus Enterprises specialised in the engeneration of virtual sophonts who had never been corporeal before- second- or third generation virtuals, mobys, historical simms and fictional simms, and sometimes the strange inhabitants of Panvirtual Solipsist systems whenever those reclusive beings decided to make contact with the real worlds.
The LinnEnt Empire became a NoCoZo free zone in 3990.
Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 18 November 2010.