Sheran is ruled over by a confederation of interested parties whom form a central committee, headed up by Cataonus Mung. These committees directly oversee the development of the District, ensuring it returns to its previous stature amongst the other Districts after their recent internal war.
Sheran is perhaps the most welcoming to the outsiders, allowing them to trade freely within the District, provided they pay the appropriate taxes on any and all activity within the Districts walls.
Mining is perhaps the second largest activity after to construction because they are still in the process of rebuilding the vast manufacturing houses that once stood amongst the housing blocks and affluent trading merchant regions.
The economy of Sheran is entirely dependent upon the free trade within its walls. Taxes are raised on the flowing revenue which helps fund the Districts military forces and continued re-construction.
They also seek financial recompense from those found to be operating beneath formal legal lines, and the illicit trade in stolen goods on the black market nets Sheran a large sum of internal revenue because their Inspectorate has become masters of uncovering the hundreds of small black markets gangs that run rife through Sheran housing districts.
The 'enforcers' as they are known are a private cadre of highly trained militiamen whom oversee the protection of the entire District as well as mediate between matters arising from formalised trade disputes.
The court system of Sheran is highly developed, with a codified system of by-laws and formal legislation in place to govern not only criminal procedures, but also civil proceedings and the associated punitive measures with open trade amongst individuals, companies and outside "free agents" that are external to the District.
The industrial infrastructure of Sheran was once a thriving powerhouse of manufacturing and mining up until an internal civil war destroyed most of the facilities as fighting broke out and devastated its workforce of indentured labourers and line workers as well as destroying as much as 80% of the manufacturing infrastructure.
Since then, they have rebuilt what they could, but it has been slow process of reconstruction the buildings that were destroyed.
A Time For Tithes And Taxes
District Sheran thrives on income gathered from passing traders and merchants, a portion of which goes into local coffers in the form of taxes and tithes on all transactions happening within (and without) their armoured walls.
The framework of laws and legislation required to ensure that a fair and appropriate amount of tax is taken is down to localised officials known as Enforcer whom oversee all businesses within their respective catchment areas - the more senior an Enforcer becomes, the larger catchment area he is assigned - often with junior Enforcers working under him at the more local level.
Failure to pay any tax owed (or believed to be owed) will see an Enforcer impound property and stop business conducting their daily operations through the use of appointed enforcement officials who are authorised to halt all commercial activity through any means necessary.
The actual accounting for tax and tithes is done on a monthly basis by all businesses within the District whom must submit monthly statements to their local Enforcer office stating how much revenue they have acquired over the past month. Taxes are calculated from these monthly statements and writs issued for the tax.
Like their Raglorian counterparts, Sheran has a cadre of highly trained Enforcers whom meet our justice to anyone caught breaking the rules and strictures of the land.
Where they differ from Raglorian Enforcers is that Sheran's Enforcers aren't military trained and are more of a mercenary group whom operate within their own contracts with the District as a whole. This gives them greater leaway in setting their own schedules and it is often frequently joked that the Enforcers spend just as much time "off duty" as they do policing their assigned areas.
It is also widely known that Sheran Enforcers are more than willing to accept bribes from criminals as they are to turn them in, as they see the criminals as another avenue for revenue making, particularly if those bribes are coming from the organised crime rings that run the underground black market.
Most of Sheran is currently under construction due to their recent internal civil war which saw swathes of the District turned to rubble as factions within the army turned on one another. Artillery bombardments wiped out a great many houses whilst fierce street fighting took place in their blasted out buildings.
After the dust had settled, what was left was recycled into new concrete constructions and Sheran's Mech army was converted over to an army of construction Mechs, trading machine guns for excavators and rocket batteries for concrete fabrication tooling.
Currently, as many as 65% of the Districts population are employed in the reconstruction efforts in some capacity from labour crews to piloting construction Mechs and overseeing the teams of dedicated construction robots that were designed and built to help get the District back on it's feet faster.
Even with all the hard work going into the construction, it is estimated that it will take years to fully restore the District to how it was before the civil war.
|Population Growth Ratio||12.118 (1111.8% increase)|
|Settlement Land Area||2,827.4334km2|
|Population Density||60.8658 pop/km|
|Male/Female Ratio||0.9607 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.
Sheran Colony EstablishedY4130
The District of Sheran is established to meet local trade agreements and enforce the "fair" trading between everyone involved.
Location taxation of transactions begins a short while later, ensuring a steady stream of incoming for the self-imposed rulership of Sheran.
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.
District Sheran CollapsesY4152
The District of Sheran collapses into internal civil war as political intrigue finally reaches boiling point. Refugees from Sheran make the journey to the neighbouring Districts only to be turned away by force. Many die on the journey back. Sources at the time point to Prain operatives as a contributing factor to the fall of Sheran.
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".
District Prain begins to make contact with Sheran in the hopes of fostering trade agreements and manufacturering links. They are rebuffed by Cataonus Mung himself.
The Davin RaidY4163.333
District Prain launches a small attack against District Sheran. Infiltrators manage to break through the outer defences before being discovered. By which time, the attack was already underway and Sheran forces were able to contain the attacking force of 2 commando teams.
The Dawnson Cult EmergesY4194
An enigmatic leader rises amongst the populace of Sheran, known as Father Dawnson. The Dawnson Cult begins to grow in size as word spreads about the teachings of the Father.
Father Dawnson, head of the Dawnson Cult completes his planned ritual suicide, killing all 5054 members of the Cult through poisoning of the community water supply. The deaths take place over 3 days, leaving no survivors of the cult.
Cataonus Mung is elected into office at the age of 27. He is the youngest man to bear the title of 'Cataonus' since the days of Gyrai.
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.
Cataonus Mung is BornY4325
Cataonus Mung AscendsY4336
Cataonus Mung ascends to leadership of District Sheran.
Tiarian Mung is BornY4337
Tiarian is born. He is forced out of District Sheran by his older sibling, Cataonus.
Barranx Artillery ExchangeY4345
District Sheran & District Hooorain exchange artillery fire across the Barranx desert range.
Attempted Assassination Attempt on Cataonus MungY4346
District Prain attempts a daring raid to assassin Cataonus Mung. The assassination attempt fails as Mung's bodyguard react with brutal efficiency.
The Mung ReprisalY4346.244
District Prain comes under attack from District Sheran as a retribution force seeks justice on the District. The army is quickly destroyed by Prain's automated defences, leading to twenty years of hostilities between the two Districts.
The Savage Flu EruptsY4372A particularly virulent strain of flu erupts out across Techniconica. It kills several hundred people in a few days. Many believe that the virus was man-made due to the speed of the outbreak and that it erupted in several places at once. No District or group claims responsibility if it was.
Doomglaive Wing Bombs District SheranY4378
The elite fighter cadre of the Doomglaive Wing manages to launch a successful attack directly on District Sheran despite all odds. Several outer suburbs are destroyed and the inner city keeps are rendered useless for years to come.
Hooorain Formally Declares War With SheranY4379
Believed to be over property rights over Skullgone Valley.