Homeworld of the xenosophont provolves the Jade Chime Singers.
Image from Chris Shaeffer
|The purple xenoflora and rich green skies of this chlorine-rich world can be seen in this image.|
The Cantor System, including Chorus - Data Panel
|Stellar Type:||K0 V, no stellar companions, high metallicity|
|Distance from Sol||2735 light years|
|Luminosity:||0.42 (visual luminosity 0.32)|
|Planets:||1 Hermean, 1 Cytherian, 1 Eugaian, 1 Titanian, 1 ice and rock asteroid belt, 1 Eujovian, 3 Cryojovian (Local names for these bodies vary. All are relatively rich in heavier metals, particularly chlorine and other alpha-process elements such as sulphur).|
Planet Type: Eugaian (chlorine world subtype, 'Chlorogaian')
Distance from Primary: 0.9 a.u. (varies from 0.8 to 1.0)
Insolation: 0.52 terran (average); 0.64 to 0.43
Diameter: 1.5 terran (19,134 km)
Density: 1.3 terran
Gravity: 1.95 terran
Day: 1.58 terran (38 hours)
Year: 0.96 terran (221.5 local days)
Orbital Eccentricity: 0.1
Axial Tilt: 2°
Natural Satellite: Solo (sidereal period 7.1 local days, synodical 7.3 days, rotation 55 hours, size 1.8 lunar (6255 km), tidal effect 2.2 lunar, surface gravity 0.4 terran; partially chorusformed)
|Chorus - map (Equirectangular projection)|
|IMPORTANT LOCAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE||AI Overseer: Mist Rising (toposophic unknown; presumed to be SI:3 or higher). Mist Rising is not visibly active in the system, and in fact eir primary substrate has not been located. There are a number of other transapients in the system, none above SI:2. Most of these are postfaber entities. There is only one known transapient of Jade Chime Singer origin.|
AI's Ethos: Mist Rising's ethos is presumed to be a form of Caretakerism; the other transapients are of various other memetics, none predominant.
AI's Current allegiance: independent/unknown
|GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION||Government Type: Democracy analog (Jade Chime Singer Mootism: participatory local democracy, regional cyberdemocracy, with some anarcho-syndicalist and charismatocratic elements). Prime governing body is the Greater Moot.|
Administrative Divisions: By continent and local linguistic subgroup. (Lesser Moots)
National holidays: Songsnight (midsummer mating rituals), Firstmoot (annual remembrance of ascension to full sapience, shortly after midwinter), Freenight (commemoration of Payment Due's destruction, late spring); many local festivals and observances
Constitution: Declaration of the Firstmoot
Legal system: Modified IPP dispute resolution system
Foreign Policy: No known enemies or established allies; friendly to nearby Faber and Tavi polities
Symbol: Glyph of Accord
Founded/Colonized: Discovered 9953 a.t.; Jade Chime Singers' Moot achieved full independence in 10377.
Timekeeping: Solar calendar beginning equatorial midday preceding Songsnight, the first full moon after midsummer (perihelion) and containing 30 divisions (months) according to lunar phases. The nights after last new moon and before Songsnight are not part of the regular calendar year. A new night is reckoned to begin at midday; day-night cycles are divided into 36 parts Watches, roughly equal to a Terragen hour. Each of these is divided into 36 Pauses, equal to nearly two Terragen minutes, and further divided into 36 Moments (just under 3 Terragen seconds). Orbital hab environments are synchronized with this planetside rhythm.
|ECONOMICS, LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE||Economy: ecosocialist/ecocapitalist autotopia with gift/honour exchange components|
Currency: tokens (the 'smallsong') in multiples or divisions of six; virtual or physical
Major Industries: tourism, arts, scientific research, chlorine world biotech and dry nanotech; major imports are various Terragen sciences, arts, philosophies
Angelnetting: ubiquitous but unobtrusive in all urban and agricultural areas, but absent in wilderness preserves
Major Orbitals: Greenring, Friendly Question, Songcircle
|PSYCHE, ART, CULTURE||Metapsychology and Metaethics: Eclectic; none is dominant. |
Religion/Ideology: Eclectic; none is dominant.
Language: Chimesong (glyph/song pulse communication), various dialects; Faber Pulsecode v22.9, Tavitak (local variant).
Aesthetics/Architecture/Style: Informal, with an emphasis on waterways and gardens. Biological materials are preferred. Colours are bright by local standards (rather dull and subdued to Terragen eyes, which cannot see into the far red). Small soft lights outline many of the larger and smaller structures. Locals carry patterned umbrellas and wear colourful or phosphorescent sashes and tool belts. Styles vary considerably within these parameters according to local culture and personal or family tastes.
|POPULATION||Surface: 2.3 billion: 95% Jade Chime Singer, 3% Faber, 1% Tavi, 1% various other groups (predominantly post-Faber transapients and various IPP personnel). |
Orbitals: 0.8 billion: 90% Jade Chime Singer, 4% Faber, 3% Tavi, and 3% various other groups
Moon: 0.2 billion, mostly Jade Chime Singer
|TRAVEL||Stargates: None; nearest access to the Wormhole Network is 12.3 light years distant via the Beamrider Network, and no links are known to be en route|
Spaceports: None on the planet; one in orbit at each of the 3 beanstalks.
Hazard Rating: orbital habitats - 0.0 to 0.1; greater for those who do not take elementary precautions (see: environmental requirements)
Visa Restrictions: Officially, none. Visitors to the system from NoCoZo polities may expect delays for additional security checks. Tavi customs/security personnel insist on physically intercepting and examining all entities and items that enter the Cantor system. They and their software are extraordinarily and sometimes offensively intrusive. While Chorusmoot does not directly support or fund this activity, Tavi findings are incorporated into Angelnet data on Chorus, Solo, and all orbital and co-orbital habitats.
Freedom of Movement: Generally easy, but subject to some local restrictions. There are extensive provolve preserves that are off limits to casual tourists, and some monastic religious orders discourage uninvited contact. Consult the local datanet for regional protected or sacred areas and local privacy customs. For a variety of reasons (see below) visitors to Chorus are seldom allowed to be alone or unsupervised for any significant period of time.
Environmental Requirements: Chlorine gases are toxic to oxygen-breathing bionts; local hydrosphere is extremely acidic and presents a hazard to most Terragen bionts and vecs. Use of enclosed habitats and vehicles or environmental suits is required. Locally adapted utility fog is an option.
Sites of Interest: Iceflows (Kalimba), Emerald City (Harp), Burning Hills (Xirulu), Sea Pillars (Harp)
|Chorus and its moon, Solo|