- Status of Organization: - Active
- Active Membership: - 12,000
- Where Based and Areas of Influence: - New Domai Near Orbit
- Leadership: - Congress of New Domai
- Legal Status: - Recognized sovereign nation
- Distinguishing Marks: - Emblem: An unembellished golden circle
- Known Enemies: - None (although relations are tense with the Treatise Body)
- Known Allies: - None
A group of independent groups bound together in orbit around the idea that the Treatise Body should not govern all of surviving humanity. The Independents strongly value personal liberty, but also have tight rules to safeguard their citizens against violations of liberty. The culture has strong military leanings, with most citizens trained in weapons, engineering or medical needs from an early age. Membership in the militia is mandatory for citizenship, as everyone capable must serve to defend themselves and their neighbors.
While not openly hostile to the Treatise Body, the Independents are heavily distrustful of the TB administration and military and do not allow them on or near New Domai.
Trade and Law on New Domai
The Independents do not use nor accept credits - all trade is based around a recognized value of goods or services provided and a carefully regulated IOU system based on a standard legal boilerplate public to all those living or trading on New Domai.
The value of goods or services is estimated by the current estimated need, supply (of the good or the people who can perform the service), cost of acquisition or time spent learning the skill, all magnified by the reputation of the person trading the good or service. Reliability and trust are thus their own commodities, and honing a good reputation on New Domai (either as a citizen or as a regular trader) makes your goods and services worth more in trade.
When someone comes up short in a trade, they have the option to take out an IOU using the station's standard binding contract. No one with an outstanding IOU can leave New Domai, however, so those who aren't citizens and don't want to become permanent residents would be wise not to ask for more than they have to give.
Surveillance and Scheduling
Surveillance is ever-present on New Domai in the form of highly visible cameras and armed security personnel. Nevertheless, as a reclaimed derelict, there are nooks and crannies the remain unsupervised, at least by the public cameras.
To help manage limited space and resources, avoid crowding and help with security, every citizen receives a daily schedule sent to their datapad. Citizen datapads receive a special chip to provide this schedule and other vital updates. Anyone can choose to remove or tamper with this chip, but doing so immediately revokes their citizen status and any rights and privileges associated with it.
The government of New Domai is a small council called Parliament with an unknown number of members and no clear named leader. Parliament acts as the foreign face of the Independents, staying out of the affairs of its citizens and focusing its efforts on protecting them from foreign threats.
The list of known members is made up of dishonorably discharged former military personnel and known terrorists, all from the southern territories. All that's known about their motivations as a group is that they value the independence of New Domai and heavily distrust the Treatise Body.