Night Warden wrote:I believe you mentioned earlier that Sol Force governance has varied by era. Is there a standard colonial government that they implement on new worlds?
Charter colonies are guaranteed a certain minimum of support and services, but the colonists are an independent body and they typically write their own constitution or set up their own government. So long as the terms of the charter are met, and the interests of the empire are served, Sol Force does not intervene.
Secondly being something of a cyberpunk/shadowrun fan I was wondering if Interplanetary megacorporations had developed...
There are...institutions, yes, which have slipped out from under the thumb of the Consortia on earth and are plying their old trade on new worlds. The Utilitarians fight them in every way they can, but it's not an easy battle.
What has happened to "non-infected" AIs in the post Via Damasco era? have they all been killed/disassembled/other appropriate term?
Non-infected with what? It is impossible to come in contact with any Loa without contracting the Damascene virus, if you are an AI. If an AI has never been touched by Damasco, or has been collared with an AI Slave virus which removes or inhibits it, it will be what AI's were before--a child slave.
Finally and this ties in somewhat with my first question: you mentioned that the Consortia control access to energy and information more tightly than modern governments, how much freedom does the average Sol Force citizen have?
If by Sol Force citizen, you mean someone in the direct service of the Empire--they have quite a lot of freedom and a great many privileges. Those currently serving and veterans of Sol Force, from any branch of service, are a privileged elite. They are well paid in service and guaranteed a minimum income or a land grant after they serve, they are often exempt from local taxes and civil suits, and they have a vote in elections for their branch of service. They and their children have a right to education as well.
Also a couple of other questions which relate to slightly more out of universe points, since it seems that the depth of backstory extends as far as the player avatars, is there a list anywhere as to who all the different avatars are? A few I either recognise or have been identified (Cai Rui, Mackenzie) but others I haven't seen an ID for, especially for the non-human species.
Most of them are identified in the Sotspedia for Sots 2.
My second question is mostly as a point of curiosity so you may not wish to answer this one: what's it like dealing with the Lore forum questions?
Generally it's fun and rewarding. There are a few questions I could live without, of course. Most of them have to do with whether the anatomy of various species is really incompatible, or the sexual proclivities of cetacean space Hitler.