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|
The Resource WarsY2021
Global reserves of precious resources such as common metals, diamonds, gold and other valuable commodities become drained. Commodity prices skyrocket, forcing governments to stock pile the remaining reserves and issue government bonds for civilian supplies.
Widespread panic erupts across Old Earth and several cities are razed as widespread rioting sets in. Millions die in the ensuring chaos.
Martial law is established in several major cities and several smaller countries.
The "Salvation Project" Is FormedY2022
Several of the major governments, notably those from the United Kingdom, United States, China and Russia sign what would later become known as the "Salvation Project".
"Petty" wars are put aside as they strive for a new, common goal, to establish a colony on another world in the vain hopes of starving off global resource starvation.
Each government pledges a large amount of their material reserves to the project in the hope of securing future resources from further out in the solar system.
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.
3rd World War EruptsY2030
War erupts, killing vast swaythes of humanity.
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.
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.
Governess Ragnor DiesY4131.003
The short rein of the monarch, Governess Tegari, comes to an end. Many suspect murder but nothing can be proven.
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 Rein of BloodY4131.018
Regalliar orders a large number of his political opponents murdered. He hires several hit squads to attack and kill his opponents in a matter of a few hours.
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.
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.
A small mining settlement experiences rapid growth due to it be situated at the cross roads of seven great trading routes between the more prosperous Districts.
Callixis expands rapidly, not only because it's location is ideal for traders to rest at, but Callixis begins to imply a small tithe on all goods passing through which helps feed the growth.
Eventually, most traders find alternative, more direct trading routes, but by then District Callixis is firmly established in its own right and becomes a supply and trading hub itself.
Several hundred colonists settle in the Hooorain valley after being exiled from Oran.
They quickly prosper due to the rich natural resources found there. They manage to acquire several powerful shield generators from Raglor.
Development of the SynthsY4134
District Frandor begins development work on the Synths.
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.
Governess Tegari Ascends To The ThroneY4151.112
Tegari is installed as the reining monarch of the Raglor District. Although she is currently in her early 80's she still retains power.
Attack on Governess TegariY4151.118
A group stage an assassination attempt on the Governess. She is successfully taken to safety before the attackers are able to accomplish their plan.
All conspirators are caught and publically executed.
Synths First Used In CombatY4161
The Synths are first employed on the open battlefield to great success against District Raglor.
Massacre of Davious SandsY4170.110
The sands of the Davious Desert were the scene of a small scale tank battle between Oran and Sheran over mineral mining rights. Little was resolved by the conflict.
Butcher's Lake IncidentY4172
A small, experimental craft is stolen by Prain infiltrators from Frandor scientists. Little is known about the current location of the craft after it was stolen.
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.
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.
Victus Pox CreatedY4221
The Victus Pox is created by Frandor scientists. This highly virulent disease is highly contagious, but limited to 48 hour contagion window which was designed into the virus itself.
Tullinor is settled.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 8.13M.
District Raglor audits the Population of Techniconica. Current Population stands at 10.72M.
Raglorian Phalanx MassacreY4334.241
A Raglorian army is ambushed and massacred by District Oran.
Battle for Onynx HarbourY4372
Comet Casen SpottedY4373
A comet streaks across the skies of Techniconica in the northern hemisphere. Many see it as a portent for years of war. Others see it for what it truly was, a very real near miss.
District Prain Goes DarkY4376
All contact with District Prain goes dark for 64 days before contact is eventually established. All external visitors are denied access during this time. No Prain representatives will report on the cause. Many believe that there was a coup on the ruling elite of District Prain.