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A brief intro to Binma goes here
The First colonial efforts of Tau Ceti had begun in the year 2352. Following a long, near century long journey of generational ships. Originally entering the system in 2341, The fleet of three generational ships, "Sidias" "Addendum", and "Rosenburg" would begin initial scans of planetary bodies within the habitable zone. Though New Gibson would be initially ignored due to worries over atmospheric conditions, The fleet would finally settle into orbit around the next planet. Initial planetary scans and probes indicated everything that could be needed at this planet. 1.13 G's of gravity, A stable atmospheric mix sustainable for life, And a large clearly visible bodies of water with green areas giving pure indications of life. All signs of a new planet to be called home, A home that would be called "Binma."
First colonization effort was finished in 2352, with the official establishment of the "Albion" Colony. A promising colony that consisted up to six hundred individuals on the facility at the time, the colony was deployed on what was marked as the "Western Hemisphere" of the planet.Though initial scans and readings showed the colony could potentially survive in a native unfiltered atmosphere, Many scientist believes there was still three decades worth of time needed before changes could be made for humans to naturally live on the planet. Despite this progress within the colony boomed, As shuttles continues to bring down droves of people seeking to begin life on the planet. With the population increase occurring, the Colony agreed to begin construction of a domed facility that would be able to support the now expanded population while planet was being prepared.
However something unexpected occurred.. The planets atmospheric conditions had become more and more tolerable, far quicker then the initial estimates had originally indicated. By 2378, the original efforts in establishing a dome facility had been completely halted, with only a few arch's and other landmarks to remind individuals of what was the construct to be. Following the confusion and debate surrounding the event. A portion of the staff quickly prompted the scientific staff to further study the issue which they eagerly accepted. Using materials budgeted to them, Using the new resources available to them the staff quickly established an isolated outpost away from the initial planet fall site.
In the following decades, Colonization of Tau Ceti became widespread as marked by the establishment of the Tau Ceti Warp-gate. Colonial populations began to skyrocket, as thousands individuals began to gain entry to the system. The colonies, which at this point have slowly begun to take shape into more refined city structures. However do this, Many different opinions would arise to the central identity of the planet. With intercity structures quickly becoming established. This issue was only self fueled by the growing concepts of Binma's identity. The year 2427 finally marked this issue the a political movement occurred citing the change of title for the Binma Colony.
The First Binma Union was established in 2430 by Richard Illovan. Fueled by memories of his father in the collaboration of the original colonial ships, Illovan believed that a joint effort should be used for coming issues. Using a group of elected representatives, they used public polls and interaction to choose a new name to identify the center of the new planet. This would finally be decided half a year after the creation of the Union with the name "Pelamance". The First Binma Union had done it's job, However was quickly tasked with a large collection of other issues. With a skyrocketing population growth and otherwise expansion of city like suburbs surrounding the colony, It became clear the unions job was far bigger then imagined. The Union quickly worked to lay the foundations for several government and law that would be accepted uniformly around the current and new cities. Though the infrastructure plans proved to be successful, Many areas we're left without a proper set of borders, and the union slowly began to crumble due to the stress from the rapid growth. To prevent it's collapse, Men from a newly formed city of Mandala Sur would work to save the government.
A group of Representatives from Mandala Sur began to move about the settled areas, and proposed a much, broader system of government. Foreseeing the growth to continue with the expansion of Tau Ceti, the new charter proposed to re-organized the planet based on allotted provinces, which upon settlement would be further broken down into regions. The Board proposed that Representatives would be established for each zone.
This system would successfully establish the ground lines for what is know known as the Binma Resolution, and from this charter the existence of the now Global Entity, The UBC.
The next decades would be marked with rapid expansion. The original colonial cities continued to grow until they slowly began to transform into metropolitan titans of the planet. Pelamance, New Florence (formerly the Scientific Outpost,) And Mandala Sur all being prime examples of this event. The Infrastructure Projects laid down by the earlier Binma Union are completed in 2476, resulting in the establishment of an effective and quick mass transit line. Consisting of Through ways, Several well maintained roadways, MagLEV's,t The network would fully connect the well established cities on Telarus.
In 2498, the first trans-stellar corporations began to make there moves toward Binma. Aether Atmospherics had worked toward gaining a foothold on the planet after making very lucrative estimates on untouched territory. The deal however was quickly denied, fearing the corporate entities would quickly dismantle several developed regions for profit. The next decades would consist of several tense political deals involving trans-stellar presence, until 2517, in which the Broadwick-Stellar pact was established by Nanotrasen.
Instead of monetary gains for land regions, Nanotrasen sought to foster the academic structure of Binma, specifically new Florence following it's progress and research into the biological life on the planet. Offering large grants and developmental money to the academic facilities, Nanotrasen in turn worked alongside the Academies and Universities of New Florence, And were able to quickly pick out aspiring scientists for there own. In this process, Nanotrasen would become the only Trans-Stellar Corporation to fully cooperate with the UBC.
As growth continued, Several instances occured of individual settlements wishing to break away from the UBC for there own reasons. Though most of these issues we're resolved in political dealings or incentives to remain connected. One instance was far more violent. A separatist movement known as the "Free Planet of Tau Ceti" emerged, Claiming itself a sovereign group away from the UBC. When the group was addressed with envoys and political mediators, The dealings we're initially promising, Until 2512 where the FPTC announced a "Liberation" of a smaller city of Cal-malar.
With FPTC deemed an insurgent element the UBC pushed forward an agreement under SolGov to use military means to re-take the city. Though initial progress toward the city was swift and easy, The push forward halted in 2513 at the edge of the city, Which was defended by stolen armaments, and scout tactics that weakened potential pushes forward. With similar weapons used and now located in a massive urban environment the forces behind the UBC feared the Stratum forces would be heavily picked apart. In an effort to convince the FPTC to surrender, scientists from New Florence would work with Nanotrasen in development and use of a new weapon. Using research into Sonic modulation, Binma would eventually come to create SEM ("Sound Emission Munitions") warheads. Using modulated high-frequency sound waves, The war head would be able to accurately control it's destruction range within only single structures, While emitting sound pulses that would non-lethally disrupt enemy combatants outside of the strike area. Deploying the first of the SEM's three months after the stalemate began. The FPTC was quickly subdued broken apart, Ending the conflict. Though the battles lead to a positive light in the Stratum, With little losses on there side. Many people question the necessity in the creation of SEM's.
Following the official end of the FPTC conflict in 2514, The UBC would quickly announce a large scale project to further it's connection with all locale and distant bodies with humanity. And began the construction of "Hyperion Orbital Scaffold" a massive orbital spaceport that would serve as the relay between Binma and the rest of the universe. Though other orbital docks exist in orbit around the planet, non we're at the scale proposed, with hundreds of docking ports for shuttle transit too and from the planet. And ship transit outside to other planets and the warp gate. The scaffold was completed in 2530, And serves as the largest orbital spaceport in Tau Ceti being over twenty kilometers in length. The scaffold holds enough accommodation to support up to a million individuals. And holds the ability to support around a thousand ships and shuttles.
Ever since then, the quality of life on Binma has been the the same. Political entities and representatives are very pleased to announce new business ventures with NT. Scientific associates of the corporation are quick to peer review the many marvels that may come from New Florence. Binma is seen as a forward in the progress of humanity, Though shares a a pleanty of issues in it's management and dealings of today.
Demographics, Culture, & Economy
A 2560 estimate places Binma's down-well population at 25,000,000.
|Human -||78%||Tajaran -||1%||Skrellian -||13%||Unathi -||6%||Dionaea -||2%||Teshari -||0%|
Human racial/ethnic makeup*: 51% White 18% Asian 4% Black 17% Mixed 10% Other
Skrellian racial/ethnic makeup*:
87% Malish-Katish 13% Talum-Katish
The continuing development of Binma culture can be most associated with the City States of New Florence and Mandala Sur. Being in large part the Academic center of the system, New Florence serves as the epicenter of of varying ideals and concepts that stem from the different personalities and cultures that clash. New foods and styles often come into play that directly are influenced by the people who work, human dishes influenced by skrellian eating. Classic dishes reinvented with unique flora and fauna from the planet. The most prevalent theme in Binma is the various mixing of concepts dishes and ideas.
One of Binma's greatest facilities is being a world not bound by dome's. With a large collection of native flora and fauna growing alongside Terran flora grown to accommodate a large effort is taken to ensure that park space is given for the public to appreciate. Plymouth park spanning nearly sixty kilometers is an example of this. Being a large portion of reserved space for use by the academic population of the neighboring universities. In additional, A large agricultural effort is in place to feed the continually growing population of the planet, with a large collection of large scale farms appearing through out the continent of Telarus.
With the presence of Universities and academies alike, along with the heavy cooperation from Nanotrasen on several projects, Binma's economic status lies within a very pleasing zone, with the quality of life being very pleasing for most individuals. Economic ties between Binma, Nanotrasen, And other planets both within Tau Ceti and outside have lead to a massive boon for the UBC. New gibson being especially note worthy in the productivity of Binma due to it's close proximity. Despite this there are still instance of poverty in some locations, This being especially apparent in smaller cities due to the inability to either assist or hide the poverty stricken.
Politics, Law & Defense
Formal name: The United Binmasian Conglomerate
Common name: The UBC
Demonym: Binmasian, Binmite
National anthem*: Of the Heavens
Official language(s)*: Sol Common, Galactic Common.
Government type: Democracy
System of government: Bilateral Legislature
Head of State: Representative Alexander Halston
Head of Government: Not applicable.
The Political Structure of the UBC consists of three legislative organizations that serve to keep the daily life of individuals planet side safe and content.
The Regional Legislature: "A direct body of up to a dozen individuals who are elected to serve as the heads and representatives of a region. Directly in charge of approving and maintaining infrastructure and law in there allotted region. Though not a part of the Binma Resolution, Individual Regional heads often specialize in certain aspects of region, leading to Misnomer yet appropriate titles such as "The Regional head of infrastructure." The Regional heads are most susceptible to bribery, And if a political bribery is to be made, this is where you will see it. Region heads are expected to serve up to five years per tenor, and can be re-elected up to three times.
The Provincial Legislature: "In charge of handling the macro sections of society. The Provincial Administrators are in charge of maintaining and controlling boarder disputes, ensuring regional synergy, and other larger scale projects. The Provincial Administrators tend to be the heavy handed section of political groups. One Provincial Administrator is often elected to serve as the Representative of Binma in several instances.
Stratum Administration: An organization developed to handle the joint military operations. consisting of seven or eight individuals, It's often considered a single entity due to the impressive synchronization and operation almost as a single mind by the people of Binma. The use of the Stratum has been very minimal, with the exception of a minor region dispute, where the UBC Naval Corp was called into operation. The Stratum also manages a good portion of space bound travel and Orbital Naval movement, resulting in a large sum of coordination with Solgov and other outside entities.
The Stratum's military assets in themselves foreboding. Public Savvy relations and exceptional wealth has enabled the Stratum to grow into one of Sol's largest military bodies. It's assistance has been paramount in many conflicts of interest. Despite it's uniformity the stratum is still separated into several bodies, The Three most noteworthy are as follows.
- Stratum Planetary Defense: The majority ground force and defense structure in charge of ensuring the safety and stability of any and every body that exists within Binma's sphere of influence. Despite it's name the SPD find's it's well situated on many planets not just in Tau Ceti, But in many bordering systems and bodies often serving within Tau Ceti's interests.
- United Binmasian Conglomerate Strataumic Naval Corp: Often shortened to Binmasian Navy, The USBCSN is arguably the most important asset provided by the Stratum. Hosting an enormous naval capacity thanks to Orbital facilities and local system resources the Binmasian Navy has found itself used in many different situations and conflicts. Spread well and far the Binmasian Navy has been called into many conflicts in times of assistance, While still serving to protect the many bodies in and around Tau Ceti.
- The Extra-Planetary Corp: A military division designed toward the enforcement and protection of various Stratum assets and goals. Unlike the SPD, The Extra-planetary corp serves as a direct military agency designed at operations well outside of Tau Ceti. From isolation of known hostile elements to outright serving as a assault force during times of War, The EPC is known for it's exceptional training and regiments it's is known as one of Tau Ceti's fiercest assets.
Telarus: Located on the western Hemisphere. The continent consists largely of temperate forests with more tropical settings located on very limited coastal areas. Being the site of the original planet fall, The continent currently holds the largest population on the planet. Pelamance, New Florence. And mandala Sur are all located on this continent.<choppy
Bethamu: The second largest continent next to the ice region located at the South Pole. Bethamu is a very rocky and untamed region consisting of the largest mountainous regions on the planet. Though communities and regions are established on the continent, a very large portion of the continent is still untouched, leaving a large portion of room for in depth exploration.
Dalomee: The smallest of continents. The continent has been searched and explored on many occasions, and many consider it to be an ideal location to begin settlement. Though initial settlements and communities have been established on Dalomee, There has been difficulty continuing development inward due to political meandering on both the sides of the UBC and the original community founders on the continent.
Being a planet the sported it's own atmosphere, Binma is a planet that pays host to hundreds if not thousands of lifeforms indigenous to the planet itself. Though hundreds are already categorized, Here is a small list of some more well known ones.
Percipe Leaf: A dark green leaf similar to spinach with a rougher texture. A rather abundant leaf that grows in underbrush. Despite it's nutritional value, The lead is largely considered inedible due to it's starkly bitter taste.
Arlock tress: "A form of tree native to Binma, These tree's can grow up seventeen meters in height, and are abundant with an even amount of branches from the bottom to the top. They are often a prime rousting area for any number of forest native creatures.
Parlout Bush: "A very large bush with a large sum of barbed points on it. Though initially intimidating at first, The parlout bush actually forms a fruit known as a "Milk fruit". A soft, baseball sized fruit described as tasting like "Creamy peaches." The parlout bush has been an eager bush to be propagated in farming, despite its naturally pointy defense.
Cindalea plant: "A two meter tall plant with a large orange flower on top with a wide durable stem. The Cindalea is considered one of the most unique plants on Binma. The the plant bolsters a massive root structure the most unique aspect of the plant is its lack of traditional leaves. Instead the plant bolsters large vines that sport out from the stem of the plant. Each vine grows to an estimated quarter meter in width, And grows outward from the plant in an arch pattern growing in and out of the ground. The most unique aspect of this plant is the bio-luminescent growths that appear in the out growing vines of the planet. Intensive study on the plant indicated that the luminescence is a result of chlorophyll working in a symbiotic relationship with a bacteria naturally produced in the planet, similar to Vibrio bacteria on earth. As a result the plant is dangerous to each for most normal predators. Despite the dangers of the interior liquid, the glowing aspects of the plant give off bright, pleasing turquoise glow. Smaller exposed growths on the planet emit up to four lumens of light while some of the larger ones can glow up to seven lumen's in light. Though a difficult plant to propagate artificially a demand exist for Cindalea planets due to there exotic looks and glow.
Secub plant: "An olive green fine like plant that can grow up to a meter and a half in length, The Secub plants are most notable for those upside down hook like appearance. Sometimes referred to as "Memory plants," Secub plants are able to match there interior cell wall to outside conditions quickly. As a result, Many hiking trails or frequently traveled gardens will have Secub plants literally growing away from the trodden path.
Tymisian Moth: "A fluffy, Brown-Greyish moth that stands at slightly less then a meter on average. Living on a strictly herbivore diet, The Tymisian moth can live up to Fifteen years, And is native to the Telarus and Dalomee continents. To much of biologists surprise. The Moth is a warm blooded communal animal that can often live in groups or "Spuzzes" with up to thirty other moths at a time. A Tymisian moth on average will breed up to three times in there life cycle, With more then fifteen children per birth. Despite being a seemingly inquisitive and curious animal, The Tymisian moth carries an acute sense of smell, and antennae to quickly alert itself to other creatures. In additional, The moth has "Soft Pockets" Located in it's it's sides. On occasion filling these soft pockets with granulated materials, The moth naturally releases oils that fester with the granulated materials, And can using gusts of wind can propel the festered material forward. Pungent in smell and riddled with bacteria, The bacteria filled material can either be used to disrupt a predators sense of smell, Or directly launched at a predator, which in some cases can cause blindness.
Originally discovered by farmers, The moth regularly consumes native Binma flora as a part of its diet, However has in time learned and enjoyed to eat many native Terran vegetables. This has lead to a large effort by farmers to impede the moths progress. At first using lethal and permanent methods. The moth was later protected under animal rights groups after a public and largely controversial demonstration of "Spätzle" the first domesticated Tymisian Moth. To this day Tymisian moths in some areas are sold as pets, With surgery done to remove there sand pockets. They are relatively intelligent, And can be taught to recognize names or even play fetch. Nicknames: Tyrant Moth, Ty-Moth, Buzzles.
Werwock Eels: A purplish, red eel native to the Telarus region and easily recognizable by there distinct large mangled teeth. These eels are found in a good portion of freshwater rivers and areas, However are distinctly found in swamp and stagnant water areas. Though intimating at first, Werwock eels are relatively benign and will actively stay away from water holes or other areas where larger predators or humans may swim. They are only known to be aggressive when caught or when they are breeding. The eels spawn only in swampy stagnant water regions, and can spawn up to two hundreds eggs per spawn cycle. The Eel meat is considered edible though many disregard it due to its pungent odor. However Werwock caviar is considerable delicacy and is often expensive to order. As such, Harvesting the caviar has become a lucrative, If not dangerous job. Nicknames: Wockies, Wer Eels, River-Bitches.
Sterr-Lizards: A tan short stouted lizard in a smaller similar shape to a crocodile. Sterr-Lizards are native to Bethamu, Though are known to live in any warm climate. Relatively calm and benign. Sterr-Lizards will exhibit a relaxed posture even when approached by humans, Only moving when needed. The with an acute sense of smell however, A sterr can quickly hide itself in a number of fashions. If on a beach they will cover them self, If on a rock then they will quickly either burrow in nearby dirt or sand, Or will hide within the crevices of the rock. Sterr's are an omnivorous animal, Whose diet varies in region and location. Many biologists continue to study the Sterr-Lizard, Thanks to it's Dynamic eating habits. At this time Sterr-Lizards can be domesticated if given a warm environment to stay in, And if domesticated, It is known that Sterr's will give off low tone grunts followed by tail thumps if they require something. Nicknames: Sterr's, Stairs, Mini-Croc's.
Balot fish: "A salt water fish that often swims in schools, Notable for silver streaks on there fins and body. A single Balot fish can measure up to a length of 17 centimeter's. Though similar in shape to that of a bass, The fish itself holds an additional set of finds for increased control. The Balot fish also bolsters an elongated mouth that is used catch smaller prey fish. Holding a similar flavor to salmon, The Balot fish caught both as a commercial product, and under sport venues as well.
The Agres Fish: An estimated Twenty-three meter long fish with a twelve meter height. The agres fish supposedly lives just above the Abyssal zone, and has been subject to many rumors and fisherman tails. The fish is most notable for it's massive size, Additional features include it's white shiny eyes, whisker-like appendages that grow to the tails length of the fish, and slight grey-sh black color. One of the most recent and well sought into discoveries, The Agres fish was only heard of from fisherman tales and unsupported reports from boats. Considered hearsay for most of it's existence until the first ever was caught in 2551 by a fisherman William "White Willie" Targen. The Fish was caught using a leased commercial cargo freighter with several forms of bait hooked onto the cargo crane. The exact eating habits of the Agres fish is still relatively unknown, but is theorized to consume both rotting fish from above and live fish in large quantities. Studies of the caught fish have interesting facets. The Arges fish holds a complex muscular structure, Indicating the fish may be suited for aggressive movement. In addition the fish's muscular structure has been discovered to hold a compressed "Fish oil." Research into this oil is still ongoing.