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How do you like the Kosong?

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Meh, they're okay.
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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2010, 11:25:14 am »
Thanks! I want to flesh out there present state first(including that generation ship!) before I do the history. To tell the truth, though, it isn't that complex. As soon as they discovered stone tools, some were used to kill other Kosong. Because of low pressures in the vacuum of space, a single puncture in their exoskeleton would cause a Kosong's internal organs to instantly burst out. Massive losses in war led to natural selection favoring more passive Kosong, which means most of their history is rather dull. Their technological progress quickly hit a wall after basic stone tools, so they've been around for a long time, much more than humans. Eventually, after the discovery of the microscope(probably just a lens made out of glass or ice at first)coupled with their advanced eyes allowed them to see at the microscopic level, which led to an increased interest in biology(life was already a large part of their religious beliefs). Eventually with the discovery of DNA and the manipulation and mapping of the genomes of the native life, the Kosong were able to use surplus oxygen for metal smelting, which led to an increase in biotechnology, which led to an upward spiral to their present-day tech level.

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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2010, 04:30:45 pm »
Government

The Kosong government is based on a tiered system. The different bodies that make up the Coalition are called Federations, underneath Federations colonies, colonies into city-states, and city-states to communities. Each community directly votes upon a number of representatives based on the size of the community, representatives from communities vote on representatives for the colony, and so on. Any group can separate itself from any level, but groups almost always stick to their specific group because of lower amount of representation, most minority secession groups are unable to gather enough supporters to elect even one official in the level higher up, much less the level after that. Corporations generally do not form, with most industries dominated by loose co-ops, or larger jobs either handled by the government directly or contracted to groups of co-ops.
There are three main federations present at pre-contact times, the Kecantikan Federation, the Mira Federation, and the Outer Federation.

Kecantikan Federation: By far the largest in population, the Kecantikan Federation encompasses the rings of Kecantikan, and all colonies in orbits similar to Kecantikan's. Colonies consist of groups of KBO's dragged in from the Kuiper belt by Outer Federation-based co-ops.

Mira Federation: The industrial center of the system, the Mira Federation controls the colonies surrounding the planet Mira, as well as the trojans located at L4 and L5(though these have a tiny population). Mira is the only jovian in the Kotan system, located approximately 30 AU from Kota, having roughly 1 Jupiter masses. The massive ring system of Mira has been lit up by "sun lamps", large clumps of fusion generators that maintain orbit just inside Mira's atmosphere. A close proximity to the Kuiper Belt, as well as large amounts of light provided by the sun-lamps, ensure Mira's place as the industrial powerhouse of the system.

Outer Federation: A loose collection of colonies inhabiting the Kuiper Belt, their economy relying mainly on the export of KBO's to the inner system and Mira. Most of the federation's power and food come from fusion powered by fuel mined from the comets. Biofilms grow in large tubes, which form a spiral shape away from a main fusion reactor. The water is cycled into the biofilm spiral, where the heat provides energy needed for the biofilm to produce fruit and maintain itself. The cool water at the end of the spiral is harvested for oxygen, waste products are pumped into the spiral, and the mixture is passed again near the fusion reactor, to gain heat.
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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2010, 04:38:24 pm »
Ah, so that is what you meant by Coalition. So the three Federations are about on equal footing power-wise?

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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2010, 07:07:28 pm »
Well, the Kecantikan and Mira federations are about even, but the Outer Federation is significantly weaker.

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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2010, 07:12:49 pm »
So the OF provides the raw materials, the MF are the ones that process the raw materials and the KF are the ones who primarily consume them and provide auxilliary services?

Did I get it right? :)

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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2010, 07:14:50 pm »
Yeah, pretty much. But the OF doesn't supply all the raw material, and their are some very large cities around Mira as well as Kecantikan.

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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2010, 07:28:11 pm »
I see! :)

Hope to see more!

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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2010, 01:33:19 pm »
Anybody have any things that they'd want to see?

I really should have made it a poll, but its too late now.
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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2010, 04:10:46 pm »
I believe a mod can do it? Or that there's a button for adding polls to normal threads? I remember asking a similar question somewhere, and getting an answer that there's a button for it.

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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2010, 04:18:22 pm »
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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2010, 05:02:30 pm »
Got it, thanks.  :)

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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2010, 05:36:00 pm »
Technology won! I've reset vote count, added option for history and religion/philosophy.
Technology III

Computers:
Like the majority of their technology, Kosong computers are primarily biological. Complex webs of neuron-like cells grow over meshes of carbon, which are then absorbed into the cells. Specialty computers are transplanted into a variety of organisms, and different computers can be removed or added relatively easily. This is generally not necessary, however, because of the biological computer's ability to "learn". Virtually all Kosong have a small computer implanted just after decanted, although usually Neo-Luddites (see society and culture) use traditional birthing methods, and as such refuse the implants. The computers do not directly expand the brain size, but instead act as a virtual interface, "overlaying" images over regular senses. Larger computers also remain separate, and have a specially designed organisms that act like a terminal, facilitating their use.

Non-Biological Machinery:
Not surprisingly, non biological items (such as engine parts or lenses), are almost always prepared through biological means. Organisms bathed in a nutrient-rich bath are designed to form specific shapes rapidly. Large concentrations are specific minerals are introduced, and used by the individual cells to strengthen and begin to replace cell walls. Starting in the interior cells, this process will spread throughout the entire organism, until all that remains is a thin layer of a few hundred cells feeding nutrients to those in the interior. Larger components are assembled in sections.
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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2010, 05:40:08 pm »
Very interesting :)

I never really considered how an almost-completely organics-based civilization would manufacture things.
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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2010, 05:41:30 pm »
Thanks!
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Re: [AC]Kota Coalition
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2010, 11:16:42 pm »
Nice.

Love how their industry is basically built upon grafting. Pretty flexible, that method is. :)