Capital world of the NoCoZo
Image from Steve Bowers
|The icy world of Merrion holds many parraterraformed, insulated habitable zones, and is encircled by numerous inhabited orbital bands|
Merrion- Alpha Mensae - Data Panel
|Major population centers:|| Planets: Merrion Alpha Mensae XII |
(Capital) Low gravity Lithic-Gelidian type world (surface gravity 0.5 g.), orbiting 16.3 AU from the sun. Largely covered with habitat domes and megabuildings. The entire planet is an integrated urban center. Major government, finance and political center. Seat of the NoCoZo Board and the Merrion Stock Market.
Munasaki Alpha Mensae I Mercurian type planet, orbiting 0.5 AU from the star. The most populous dormbot world, largely covered by cityshells. Maintenance services, local administration, security, vec design.
Sherb Alpha Mensae II Mercurian type planet, orbiting 0.8 AU from the star. Computronium and power production.
Louzoun Alpha Mensae III Selenian type planet, orbiting 1.2 AU from the star. Starship design and construction. Main urban area: Big Hole.
Orbital bands and other objects:
Adam Smith (Alpha Mensae XII a) A ten thousand kilometer Mckendree Cylinder located in Merrion orbit. Political interaction, finance, media, entertainment, transports to and from Merrion surface/megastructures. Seat of the Marketeer Fleet, most embassies and parts of the Board.
Inghdallh Cluster Alpha Mensae XII t1 Merrion forward trojan point. Mainly a think-tank or ultra long-range corporation district. Forecasting, policy analysis, education, relativist finance.
Crossroad Central Outer System
Several widely spaced wormholes connect Crossroad Central with the rest of the NoCoZo. Transport, trade, tourism.
|Population:||Total 8.12 billion sentients |
Merrion 2.13 billion
Adam Smith 1.61 billion
Inghdallhl 0.02 billion
Alidon 0.76 billion
Crossroad Central 0.11 billion
Munasaki 1.62 billion
Sherb 0.50 billion
Louzon 0.24 billion
Other 0.95 billion
|Main languages:||Merrionese (Anglish language) is the local language. Douh, New Anglish, Niu Cygnese and other trade languages are widely used |
Main species/clades: vec total 27%
dormbots 21 %
others 6 %
|Main Industries:||Interstellar governance services, finance, marketing, media, transport, education, policy analysis, entertainment multiplexing.|
Dow Jones City, Merrion
Image from Juan Ochoa