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District Prain


Few know the true identity of the Arch Daecon of Prain, fewer still know his face and even the ruling body of Prain know little about their shadowy overlord whom acts through intermediaries in all things.

Leadership

Few know the true identity of the Arch Daecon of Prain, fewer still know his face and even the ruling body of Prain know little about their shadowy overlord whom acts through intermediaries in all things.

What is known is those that receive the Arch Daecon's orders do so indirectly, and all forms of communication are received through a network of heralds, missives and emissaries and virtually never directly from the Arch Daecon himself. Many think that the Arch Daecon itself is just a title, a faceless moniker that is used by the Prainian nobility to veil their own selfish ends.

Culture

Prain's populace are forever vigilant, and it is said that nothing happens within Prain's walls that the Arch Daecon or his heralds don't hear or know about. Children of Prain are taught that information is the key to survival and therefore information is tightly guarded, even within families and it is treated as a precious commodity to be traded as readily and easily as grains of food to those who can pay the most.

Economy

Information is as valuable as precious ores within the walls of Prain, and it is perhaps their greatest import and also their greatest export. Their network of spies is notoriously able to infiltrate areas others thought unthinkable and as such, they are able to gather information nobody else can. Many Districts are willing to pay handsomely for useful information about their direct rivals from anything from military strength to mining output quotas.

Law Enforcement

Criminal activity is quiet rare amongst the nobility because of the general paranoid mind-set amongst the citizenry. Eyes are everywhere, listening devices are ever present and because of that, none dare slip out of line for fear of losing face and facing severe punishments from Prain enforcement officials.

When someone does anything illegal, it is often found out quiet rapidly and the criminal dealt with little to no court hearings and those found guilty frequently just disappear without a trace - where to is anybodies guess.

Industrial Infrastructure

Prain keeps a small manufacturing presence within its armoured walls, although they are there to keep the standing army in munitions and the populace in food. What little does go into the trading emporiums and merchant houses are often pre-vetted wares, approved by the Prain heralds (and ultimately approved by the Arch Daecon himself).

Prain's main export is information, of which it demands a premium for its services and those of its network of spies and informants. To this extent Prain has gotten far richer by providing information then from material exports.

District Statistics

Current Population35,853
FoundedY4135
Population Growth Ratio8.545 (754.5% increase)
Settlement Land Area5,026.5482km2
Population Density7.1327 pop/km
Male/Female Ratio0.9886 m/f ratio

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Related Timeline

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.


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Widespread famine devastates the remaining survivors, and nuclear weapons are used against overly aggressive and oppressive nations.


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Civil BreakdownY2094

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.


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The world that would become known as Techniconica is one such destination.


Techniconica ColonisedY4127

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Several hundred isolated groups strike out across Techniconica in a bid to earn their own place on the new world.


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The "garden city" of Prain is founded and to commerate, a great feast day is held in Raglor province.


Farrenwood Cult EmergesY4141.302

The Farrenwood Cult emerges across Techniconica in a night of bloodshed and mayhem. Mass "cullings" of civilian and military targets are carried out lterally over night. Their attacks are designed to subvert the Districts and cause havoc amongst the populace of Techniconica.

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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

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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.

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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.


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Sheran ReturnsY4162

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.


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.

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Victus Pox StolenY4229.115

Prain infiltration specialists break into one of the most secure labs in District Frandor to steal the Victus Pox which is successful. The Victus Pox disappears without a trace.


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.


Prain ExpandsY4264

The Architect General begins rapid and aggressive expansion of the Prain District into the surrounding areas.

They secure several key locations with their latest expansion. Most of the territory is won without much bloodshed through subtle trade agreements, subdiversion and greater intrigue. A few border skirmishes occur, but no major battles are thought.


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 749,809.


The First Arch Daecon Enters Public ConsciousnessY4275

The shadowy overlord of District Prain enters the wider public consciousness as the Arch Daecon's existence becomes public knowledge after leaked documents point to his existence. Some disagree with the document's authenticity, citing them as faked forgeries.


Tuxian MassacreY4338

The Tuxian settlement is purged by Raglorian forces after it was uncovered that they were willingly providing Prain operatives with safe heavens


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.


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.

Riots Break OutY4376

Riots break out across District Raglor and Callixis due to growing tensions amongst the desperate poor and the ruling elite. All rioters are quickly put down and the ring leaders slain, thanks to information provided by District Prain.

Tortan Weapon TheftY4376

District Frandor invites representatives from the other Districts to watch a weapons demonstration on their latest line of high-yield Tactical Missiles. The day before the demonstration, the prototype weapon is stolen, causing a media fiasco and District Frandor becomes a laughing stock. Many believe District Prain knew about the weapon ahead of time and paid an expert team of mercenaries to steal the weapon.

Tartus Munion EscapesY4377

Tartus Munion escapes Prain detention. He is believed to have valuable information about District Prain. Many Districts offer him sanctuary in exchange for information. He is eventually tracked down by a Prain bounty hunter and executed in the wastes.


Commonly Available Mining Resources

Material NameCurrent PriceMaterial Type
Unrefined Carbon0.00 CR per KGOre
Tin Ore0.00 CR per KGOre
Lead Ore0.00 CR per KGOre
Copper Ore1.00 CR per KGOre
Iron Ore0.00 CR per KGOre
Barium Ore1.00 CR per KGOre
Bismuth Ore2.00 CR per KGOre
Cadmium Ore1.00 CR per KGOre
Cobalt Ore2.00 CR per KGOre
Actinium Ore2.00 CR per KGOre
Gallium Ore2.63 CR per KGOre