There is little to no structure or leadership within the walls of Farran District aside from the simple rule that the strong rule over the weak with an iron fist.
If there were to be a single figurehead for Farran, then it would have to be Tiarain Mung, distant cousin to Cataonus Mung of District Sheran. This is due to the fact that his personal estate is the largest amongst the Farran "nobility". Tiarain himself has no real political or military power barring what Mung requires to maintain his affluent position within Farran society through a mixture of fear and intimidation.
The customs of Farran have been openly borrowed from the other Districts due to their "open gate" policy - anyone is able to enter the District, provided they can pay the pre-requisite gate-tolls to do so. The proceeds of the now infamous gate-tolls go to lining the coffers of the rich nobility whilst the vast unprivileged populace of Farran live in relative squalor and only the strong or those willing to work exceptionally hard can eke out a living above the common rabble.
Mass starvation and plagues are common amongst the underclass of Farran, easily killing vast swathes of the population, allowing for the limited resources that are available to be redistributed to the survivors. Such ravaging plagues are typically seen as a natural population control by the nobility who can afford to keep their distance of the slums and whom can afford the expensive medications and medical care should they too fall into the clutches of the disease themselves.
The economy of Farran derives most of its material wealth from the near constant stream of refugees, bounty hunters and Mech pilots wanting to carve out a small empire within the "free" Farran District.
What little work that does go on behind the walls are usually scrap metal reclamation and trading on of such materials. Very little actual mining goes on following the recent over exploitation of the mineral reserves surrounding the District, leaving vast tracts of underground mines that were once prosperous to become warrens for the poor underclass.
The old mines have been repurposed as storage spaces, low cost housing and subterranean factory complexes.
In addition, they are also used as underground silos, housing the Districts large stockpile of cruise missiles and inter-District ordnance.
The laws of Farran were left open to interpretation by the few "enforcement officials" whom are little more than thuggish bounty hunters and raiders paid by the nobility to hunt and kill any who they see as dissidents and malcontents. Although such acts of violence are common place, the enforcement officials are kept in line through the use of withdrawal of pay and in extreme cases, other enforcement officials being sent to hunt down and track errant "officials" in officially sanctioned public executions.
Should a criminal manage to shake off the enforcers, they are often ratted out in the hopes of payment in credit, or turned in dead by those with the guts to confront the "criminals" and exact vigilante justice - such over sights are often overlooked by the enforcers whom then earn the credit for the killing themselves and the reward.
What little industrial infrastructure remains is often given over to whoever is able and willing to pay the most for the privilege of the utilising the remaining surviving industrial units. The industrial output of Farran is of little consequence to the nobility, and only those actually paying the rent for the workshops and factory spaces care about their productivity to any real degree.
Opening of the Flood Gates
Farran's infamous toll gates allow over several thousand traders, refugees and traveling merchants to enter the District every month.
Once within the armoured walls, they are left to fend for themselves - some are unlucky and are preyed upon by raiders within the city walls. Others are taken for all their worth in the numerous underground gambling dens and watering holes.
The lawlessness of the District is a double edged sword, because although petty criminals run rife, vast trading empires have also taken root within the District as there is no formal level of taxation - traders can charge as much as they please and not have to pay a single Credit to anyone. This allows them to stay competitive with other trading houses on prices, and many have grown into house-hold names in their own rights, including Narmo's Metals, Blendo Bond Glues and numerous other companies.
The Dax Dynasty
The Dax family are perhaps one of the most infamous families of the District. They have tendrils everywhere, from the trading floors and thriving markets to the underground gambling dens.
They run over half the illicit gambling dens and all the food traders are paying "tributes" to them in the form of payments for "protection."
The official head of the Dax family is Lucan Dax, although it is an open secret that it is his son, Dallas that is really pulling the strings behind the scenes.
Aside from Lucan and Dallas, the family currently numbers over a hundred when including all the counsins and extended family.
|Population Growth Ratio||20.238 (1923.8% increase)|
|Settlement Land Area||6,082.1234km2|
|Population Density||28.3166 pop/km|
|Male/Female Ratio||0.9716 m/f ratio|
Mining of the Moon BeginsY2023
Several prospective companies launch exploratory probes to start mining operations on the moon and later Mars. The first companies eventually fail in their ventures, although it does path the way for many of the key technologies needed for future space travel.
The Resource Crisis EruptsY2029
Faced with dwindling natural resources, nation turns upon nation and vast areas erupt into bloodshed as armies are unleashed against neighbors in a bid to secure the last remaining natural resources.
Widespread famine devastates the remaining survivors, and nuclear weapons are used against overly aggressive and oppressive nations.
First Mechs CreatedY2033
The first Mechanised Environmental Constructs are created in with a view to their eventual usage in outer space to effect repairs and upgrades on the generation ships being constructed in the orbital docks. They take several key technologies found in the generational ships and the previous moon mining missions and improve upon them until such point that the technologies for sustainable life support, oxygen generation and power generation becomes small and portable enough to fit inside the cockpits of the newly developed Mechs.
Construction Begins On The Generational ShipsY2045
Construction begins on the first of several multiple generation ships intended to allow mankind to colonise other planets. Several key technologies are incorporated into the Generational Ships which are taken directly from the 1st generation of Mechs such as anti-grav plating, efficient power generation, multi-fuel generators and carbon-scrubber technology.
The world's nations break down into independent city-states. Hundreds of thousands are rendered destitute and thousands more die from the collapse of existing infrastructure.
Work continues on the Generational Ships by those with sufficient wealth and/or power to continue to pour resources into space.
The Great Migration BeginsY2138
Many thousands of intergalactic settlers are sent out across the galaxy in colossal generational ships. It is estimated that they will take several hundred generations to reach their assigned destinations.
The world that would become known as Techniconica is one such destination.
The first colonists make planetfall on Techniconica. They establish the colony which would later become known as Distrct Frandor.
Several hundred isolated groups strike out across Techniconica in a bid to earn their own place on the new world.
Monarch Regallliar AscendsY4131.014
Monarch Regallliar, a distant cousin of the previous Monarch, ascends. Days after ascending, Farran dissidents begin calling for his removal after a series of brutal reprisals whilst they begin calling for his removal. Growing raider attacks on the outskirts of District Raglor begin but retribution is slow in coming.
Monarch Regallliar Is RemovedY4131.034
Monarch Regallliar quickly loses the throne due to his sheer inability to deal with the Farran dissidents. He is removed from office only 20 days in power.
The term "to do a Regallliar" is coined in common parlance for someone who is inept in their office or job.
Political and civil unrest reigns for several weeks whilst a suitable replacement is verified.
Monarch Regallliar Is ExecutedY4131.037
Three days after being removed from office, Regallliar is executed after being captured by Farran infiltrators. Retribution is sought by Raglor, but swiftly forgotten about.
Governess Alica AscendsY4131.055
Governess Alica ascends to the throne of District Raglor. She quickly establishes her power base through sheer bloody-minded domination of her staff. She sets a path of bloody reprisals against Farran and any dissidents amongst the Raglorian population.
Known as the "Bloody Week", public executions are shown across Techniconica as dissidents are executed by firing squad in mass shootings known as "Purgings".
After all known dissidents are dealt with and Farran brought to kneel by the Raglorian army, Alica begins to heal the damage done through carefully considered policy changes.
Battle of Hook BayY4131.063
A small staging point for District Farran is attacked by Raglorian navy forces. The makeshift base is destroyed in the opening barrage, leaving the Farran forces unable to re-deploy.
Gate Tolls Are InstalledY4141
Farran District first institutes their infamous gate-tolls, to immediate effect of raising massive sums of credits for the local economy. Trade plummets for the next few years as a direct result.
The Great War BeginsY4148.232
War engulfs the city-states as they finally declare war formally on each other. The more affluent city-states survive the great war, protected as they are but city-wide powered fields and armies of armoured vehicles.
Minor use of nuclear weaponry takes place amongst the most affluent Districts, although it is limited to a few, minor exchanges.
The Great War EndsY4149.011
A vast portion of the population are either dead or slowly dying, the war itself burns itself out with most of the major parties losing interest in the war after the initial bout of hostilities. Isolated pockets of hostilities continue for some time afterwards, but are limited to localised guerrilla warfare or intercontinental missile exchanges which achieve little effect.
The Spears of War Treaty SignedY4151.264
Governess Raglor urges all Districts to curtail their nuclear arsenals, imposing strict penalties on all Districts if they do not disarm and threats of annexation if they didn't dismantle any nuclear weapons above 1KT in power.
After several months of bargaining and continual political manoeuvring (and several successful assassinations), the Treaty is signed by all Districts and all nuclear warheads above 1KT are dismantled or rendered useless.
The Governess is heralded as a saviour of peace by the general populace, and her popularity increases with the general population, but the District rulers vowed revenge for forcing their hands through less than savoury means.
Callixian Senate OverthrownY4156
The Senate of District Callixis is briefly thrown into dissarray for twenty days whilst local Enforcers deal with sudden riots caused by a drastic tax policy change instigated by the Senate. Senate begins holding regular meetings with increased security as a direct result after the riots are quashed and those responsible for instigating them are quietly "dealt with".
Rich Ore Seam FoundY4192
An Explorator team from Callixis finds an extensive ore seam. Salvage teams from both Prain and Farran are spotted battling over the seam whilst Callixis arranges for a Salvage team of their own to secure the seam by force if nessecary.
When the Callixisian team arrives eighteen days later, the ore seam is nearly depleted by Farran and Prain salvage teams.
Strumm Bay MassacreY4257.341
Refugees from District Raglor, fleeing the plague are killed by Hooorain enforcers after they attempted to breach the city walls using stolen mining demo charges.
Victus Pox Plague EruptsY4259
A viriluent strain of Victus Pox rages across Techniconica, spread by traders going District to District.
Several thousand people died and many thousands were left with permanent scarring to their lungs, throats and lips from the acidic bile that the virus caused.
The Pox was eventually stopped through vaccinations of all non-effected citizens and strict containment and quarantine of afflicted areas of Districts for a period of 2 weeks whilst the Pox ran it's course and entered it's non-contagious stages.
The First Great AuditY4268
At the command of the ruling Electorate of District Raglor and the behest of the Governor, a mass population audit is conducted. Estimated accuracy of 95.45% achieved.
Estimated population sits at 1.6M.
Several key battles are fought against District Farran and Frandor.
Tiarian Mung AscendsY4345
Mung ascends to rulership of District Farran.