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Colony Log of the Everglades Settlement
« on: September 06, 2020, 04:44:03 PM »

Custom Scenario: Midworld Suburbs (Removed mandatory sickly trait). (If I do this play through again I’d recommend making at least 50% of characters incapable of violence). MODS of consequence: Vanilla Events Expanded , Communicable Diseases, Children and Pregnancy.

Excerpts from Our History: The Rimworld of Triumph, Textbook for Children, 3rd Edition

The treaty of Westphaxia marked the end of the period of great chaos. The treaty consolidated the planet’s factions into two nations, the Confederacy of Gao and the Supremacy of Noln. The indigenous tribes were granted semi- autonomous status within each of the two new nations.

The Confederacy of Gao embraced a decentralized libertarian capitalist philosophy of governance. Slavery, recreational narcotics and, other traditional vices remained legal, though the government attempted to regulate these practices. Corruption was also exceptionally high in the confederacy and the payment of bribes to obtain government services was common practice. The government was widely viewed as weak and ineffective in all areas of life.

The Supremacy of Noln embraced a centralized socialist model of governance under the rule of a single revolutionary political party. The persecution of political dissidents and force-able removal of indigenous peoples from their native lands was common place.

The treaty of Westphaxia mandated the following:
Each nation was prohibited from exceeding industrial level technology. Specific prohibited technologies included the following: Atomic weapons, ballistic missiles, manned spaceflight, artificial intelligence, robotics, ultra-tech biological enhancements, and other areas of human knowledge long forgotten on Triumph.

Interplanetary Trade:  The treaty however  did allow for trade with the neighboring advanced midworld of Excelladus.  As Excelladus exists in the same stellar system as Triumph, they would be allowed to send their interplanetary transports and shuttles to trade with the nations. However, immigration and technological transfers were expressly prohibited. Footnote: As Excelladus was only a moderately advanced midworld, they lacked the technological capability to mount a full interplanetary invasion of Triumph.

The Pirate Threat:

Within five years of the signing of the treaty, the two nations were able to greatly reduce the pirate threat within their borders.  Settlements no longer came under regular attack from pirate raids. However, criminal activity continued in both nations as pirates continued to ambush travelers and small caravans along the roadways. It would be many more years before the roads were made completely safe for travelers.

[That establishes the setting, next will be the log of the colony]
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Re: Colony Log of the Everglades Settlement
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 10:14:15 PM »

Minor correction: MOD for the children was titled Children, School, and Learning


Central Records Division: Confederacy of Gao <<<Search Index Everglade Estates>>>

8 Dec 5500
Record of Marriage

Spouse 1: Janus Barr
Occupation: Tailor

Spouse 2: Olysa Smith
Occupation: Farmer

Place of Marriage: Everglade Estates

10 Apr 5501
Record of Death

Name: Merl Sanders
Residence: Everglade Estates
Place of Death: Highway 10
Cause of Death: Homicide

5 JUL 5501
Warrant of Arrest

To the Sheriff of Everglade Estates: You are hereby ordered to take into custody Mr. Daniel Jacobs on charges of accessory after the fact in the murder of Merl Sanders and for unlawful affiliation with a criminal pirate gang.

Signed: General District Judge Warren

12 JUL 5501

Order of Release:

To the Sheriff of Everglade Estates: You are hereby ordered to release from custody, Mr. Daniel Jacobs upon his timely payment of 500 silver to the high court of the region and promise to appear for trial at the regional capital in one quad’s time.
Signed: General District Judge Warren

1 Sep 5501

Travel Advisory Ministry of Health:

Travelers are advised to avoid the township of Everglade Estates due to a severe outbreak of the plague.

3 Sep 5501:

Record of Birth:

Name: Akeemi Barr
Gender: Female
Mother: Oleysa Barr
Father: Janus Barr
Residence: Everglade Estates


Record of Death:
Name: Noroi Synda
Age: 37
Cause of Death: Plague
Residence: Everglade Estates
6 Sep 5501

Record of Death:
Name: Akeemi Barr
Age: 1
Residence: Everglade Estates
Cause of Death: Plague
1 Apr 5502

Record  of Tax Payment
Name: Janus Barr
Occupation: Tailor
Spouse: Oleysa Barr
Residence: Everglade Estates
Contents: 24 Summer Hats
Outstanding Balance: 0

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Re: Colony Log of the Everglades Settlement
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 09:25:26 PM »

5 Jul 5502: Ministry of Defense, Record of Actions (Unclassified)

The militia responded to Everglade Estates to repel a pirate attack and attempted jail break of a suspected pirate detained at sheriff's office. Casualties: 1 Wounded in Action. Recovering at local hospital. 3 locals were wounded in action. Three pirates were killed in action. Detainee remains in custody.

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Re: Colony Log of the Everglades Settlement
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2020, 10:05:48 PM »

5th Sep 5502

Record of Birth
Name: Jared Barr
Gender: Male
Mother: Oleysa Barr
Father: Janus Barr
Residence: Everglade Estates


15th Dec 5502

Record of Marriage

Spouse 1: Vivian Trin
Occupation: Nurse

Spouse 2: Reinhard Decker
Occupation: Farmer

Place of Marriage: Everglade Estates
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 10:32:00 PM »

A Conversation: (Outside the historical record).

Jared had grown up at the Everglades Settlements and lived a relatively peaceful life helping out at his father's

tailor shop. The village had seen a few disasters, the occasional earth quake, a forest fire, and a few severe flu and plague outbreaks, but there were no wars on Triumph, at least not in his lifetime. His parents had told him that things were different when they were growing up, back when people had to worry about pirate raids all the time, but things were a little better now.

Jared was happy on Triumph, but his parents didn't want him to stay. He was coming up on his 18th birthday, and that would mean it was time for him to make a choice. Either he could go to university on a nearby advanced midworld, or he could stay on Triumph and become a tailor or a farmer. His parents had worked hard and saved up a lot of money over the years, they really wanted him to go to university, but they said it was his choice.

 
But before he made his decision, Jared and his parents decided that he would talk to the one member of the community that had traveled to other worlds, an old man named Vector.

Jared met with Vector at the community rec room. The old man motioned for him to sit down at a nearby table and Jared obliged.

Vector: Mornin Jared, your parents told me  you wanted to talk to me about an off world university?

Jared nodded awkwardly: Yeah thanks. To be honest with you, I don't see what the point of off university is. I like it here on Triumph. I mean what's wrong with me staying here and being a tailor or a farmer?

Vector nodded: Nothing wrong with that at all, if that's what you want with your life. But your parents would see things differently. They know that life here is hard. When your sister was lost to the plague that really affected your parents. They want you to have a better life than they did. That's why they saved so much money over the years.

Jared sighed: Would it really be better though going off to that iceball midworld?

Vector nodded: You may not enjoy it, but if you worked hard yopu'd have opportunities. You could stay on the midworld, or come back to Triumph and get a good job with the government, or maybe even go interstellar, you can go a lot of placed with a good education.

Jared shakes his head: Now you're sounding like my parents.

Vector sighed: Ok Ok I'll level with you. I've never been to university, but I do know a little about being off world. I've lived on three planets in my life. My home planet was an urbworld. It was like, a giant city. You probably don't know what a real city is ... Ok, let me put it to you like this, the well off people lived really well there, everyone else had to struggle, but it was a different kind of struggle than this place. I had an alright life until I lose my job, that's why I had to leave. The second world was a bug planet. I still have nightmares about that place. It was no small miracle that I escaped from there. The third is this place. I was able to build a new life here, and I'm happy. But this place isn't all that great. It's kind of like the urbworld I lived, corrupt government and all that. You can do better man.

Jared pursed his lips: Alright, I'm going then. Thanks Vector. 

Vector: Umm Jared, before you go, just a word of warning. Sometimes, weird things happen in space. So if you end up crash landed on some weird place, don't blame me alright?

Jared laughed, assuming that Vector was joking: Fair enough. Thanks again Vector.
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 11:37:23 PM »

Record of Tax Payment: Year 5504:

Name: Janus Barr
Occupation: Tailor
Spouse: Oleysa Barr
Residence: Everglade Estates
Contents: 19 Tunics

Record of Birth:
15th JUL 5504
Name: Stephanie Decker
Mother: Vivian Trin
Father: Reinhart, Vector, Decker
Residence: Everglade Estates

Ministry of Justice Entry: 15th SEP 5504

Sheriff Peter Couldrake of Everglade Estates and four of his deputies attempted to execute warrants on five suspected pirates wanted for robbery and murder at an abandoned farm near Everglade Estates. The sheriff and his deputies took fire and immediately returned fire, killing four pirates. One pirate was mortally wounded, and executed on the spot in the interest of mercy and justice. Two deputies were wounded in the gunfight.
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2020, 10:07:59 PM »

A Conversation Years Later: (Outside Historical Record).

Jared, age 18 was sitting outside eating his lunch with Stephanie, age 17, Vectors daughter.

Stephanie: "It's too bad they don't teach us shooting at school."

Jared looked puzzled; "Why would you want to learn how to shoot?"

Stephanie shrgged: So I can help the sheriff kill pirates, or in case a war breaks out.

Jared looed up at the sky toward a barely visible moon: "I heard there are places out there where people don't have to worry about crime, or wars, or anything else for that matter."

Stephanie smirked: "Is that why you're leaving Triumph?"

Jared frowned: "I'm just going off to the nearby midworld university, it's not like it's any better than here. A lot colder from what I've heard. If I can find a job here after I graduate, I'll come back."

Stephanie shook her head: "I've never heard of someone that got off world come back."

Jared: "Isn't that what your Dad did?"

Stephanie: "He was a refugee from a failed colony on a bug planet. At least that's what he's always told me."

Jared grinned. "You don't sound too convinced."

Stephanie: To be honest I don't really want to know. He keeps a lot to himself, and he spends all of his money on alcohol. Hence, why you're going to university and I'm not.

Jared: I didn't think you wanted to go.

Stephanie: I don't. When I'm 18 I'm joining up with the militia. It's only a matter of time before the Supremacy or that stupid midworld invades, so I might as well be ready.

Jared: Well, I hope you don't die in a war or something unpleasant like that.

Stephanie: And I hope you don't end up crashlanded on some really silly planet.

Jared: Crashlanded? Why does everyone keep saying that?







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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2020, 08:33:59 AM »

Historical Archives: Video Log from of Jared Barr to Olyssa Barr and Janus Barr. Dates: Unverified. Occurs over a period of several years.

Entry 1: Jared: Hi Mom, Dad. I made it to the mid-world, and despite what everyone said, I DID NOT crashland anywhere. I'll be starting classes tomorrow. This place is very cold, everything is underground. I can see now why they rely on Triumph for agriculture. They use hydroponics for everything here but you cann never grow enough as we can back home with just hydroponics, there's just not enough room.

Entry 2: Jared: Hi Mom, Dad, sorry you couldn't make the graduation because of the travel restrictions from the latest flu outbreak. But yeah, me and my friends  had a good time celebrating, and I'll be starting an entry level sales position with a branch of SunCorp. They said if I work hard I might have a shot at an executive level position in the core. I'm not going to get ahead of myself though!

Entry 3: Jared: Hi there, umm yeah, work's been really busy. Please tell Stephanie I'm sorry I missed the wedding. I wired her a nice wedding present though. But umm yeah, I'm saving up my leave I should be able to come visit next year. By now.

Entry 4: Jared: Hi again. I'm back on the midworld again. It was great seeing you all and Stephanie, and Vector and everyone else. The town hasn't changed much at all has it? Um hey listen, I know you don't want to move, but now that I'm a citizen here, I can sponsor you both to move here. You should really think about it? The medical care is a lot better here, you'd be comfortable. Well ok, if you don't want to I'll understand.

Entry 5: Jared: Sorry, I wasn't able to make Vector's funeral. Work just got really busy again. Please send Stephanie my condolences. I'll really miss Vector and all his stories about the bug planet. I really wonder though if any of it was true? I guess we'll never know now.

Entry 6: Jared: Mom, Dad, l've been promoted to supervisor now. Thins are really taking off. I've got a bigger place and enough money to set you two up here. Please re-think my offer.
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2020, 04:37:54 PM »

Entry 7: Jared. Hey umm I ust wanted to say it was great being back home for a few days, and ummm. I just wanted to say thank you for supporting my decision to take the new assignment and go interstellar. The corporation has told me that you all will be taken care of, even if you decide to stay on Triumph. They're going to start sending you all vaccines every year so no more flu outbreaks, and if anyone in the town needs anything, you'll have a direct line to the corporate rep here.

Yeah, this was a hard decision for me, but I know it was the right one. The sulfate producing mechanites that our science team has developed is going to be able to help that nearby midworld get their run away green house effect under control. They just need me to make sure the acquisition goes off without a hitch. Flight time is about 50 years, so ummm yeah, I know this means we'll never see each other again, but this is my chance to really make a difference, save a  planet right? Well in any case, thanks again. I hope I didn't disappoint you too much. Alright well off I go. Hope I don't crashland!
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