Elsirac Ordinaries
Elsirac ring
Image from Steve Bowers
This Bishop Ring in the Arkab Prior B system is configured to replicate the deserts of Earth and of Peta Dromanis. Here the Elsirac Ordinaries continue to live as unmodified human baselines together with their robot servants, which they have designed and constructed themselves.

A trip into the high desert is recommended, inside an air-conditioned robot caravan (when and if local political conditions allow tourism).
Ingenious non-nanotech baseline/nearbaseline human clade.

Forced to flee Peta Dromanis after the Version War, the tribes of the Sirtis Desert found a new home in the MPA habitat Elsirac Ring, at Arkab Prior B. The ruling faction known as 'Ordinaries' adopted a middletech way of life, using macroscale technology instead of nanotech, and avoiding all but the most basic of biological augmentation.

Despite this the Ordinaries have created a wealthy and sophisticated society on this dry world-ring, employing many ingenious solutions to various challenges of design. Some of the most advanced products of macroscale modotechnology have been designed and built on Elsirac, notably the water-saver mills which extract moisture from the air, and the modular robots which are their assistants and companions. Few other societies demonstrate the ingenuity of the original species of humanity more clearly.
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Text by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 23 June 2003.