Ceres
Orbital Distance 0.14 AU
Zone Blue
Year Length 0.099
Mass 5.4
Composition Rock-Ice
Density 1.6
Diameter 1.5
Gravity 2.4 (23.52 m/s2)
Day Length 14 hours
Axial Tilt 18 degrees
Atmosphere Density Dense, 0.5
Atmospheric Composition 30% Oxygen, 49% Nitrogen, 4% Argon, 9% Nitrogen, 8% Ammonia
Atmospheric Pressure Dense, 1.20
Climate Warm, 35° C
Moons 1
Orbital Distance Medium Orbit, 16,286 km
Mass Asteroidal, 400 km diameter

Ceres was one of the second generations of colonies that humans created. Unlike many of its predecessors, however, it was not founded as a noble venture to solve overcrowding, or some way for an oppressed people to gain freedom for their beliefs. It was founded strictly to exploit those poor fools. Given that Earth was overcrowded and happily sending the masses out to space, there was profit to be made in one of humanities most basic needs: food. Ceres was a similar temperature and atmospheric composition to Earth. While it was roughly 5 times as massive as Earth, it had a frozen ice core rather than a metallic core, resulting in a similar gravity. These factors made it an ideal planet for massive farms and pasture land that were becoming scare on Earth.

The planet was colonized by a conglomerate of wealthy individuals, who paid for the passage of colonists. Those unfortunate colonists who were not ferried over for useful skills or knowledge paid for their passage by entering into indentured servitude. What's worse, once away from Earth concepts such as unalienable rights and equality are virtually non-existent. So local government, which is essentially a plutocracy, decided that such contracts passed on from deceased individuals to their next of kin. Society eventually stabilized into a feudal structure, where the wealthy merchants lorded over vast swathes of land and subinfeudated others into the ruling class.

Like medieval feudalisms, there is not much recourse for the working class. They are stuck perpetually in their serfdom, as are their children, and their children's children. The serfs would revolt, except it really isn't that bad; sure, it is back breaking labor, but they have larger houses than they could get on Earth, there is no population control, lots of food, fresh air, etc…

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License