Ode to the red leaves...
The ArchiveThe archive of Safeharbor sits on a hill just outside of the colony. Here, I study massive amounts of data in relative secrecy. The archives are closed to the public, though one can request an audience with me at any time. A select few have found their way past this rule, however. Caydie Kines, the daughter of autumn's governor, routinely crept into the archives before her presumed death. She was a dear friend, and routinely assisted in my search. Being The Archivist of Safeharbor was less lonely back then. I recover technology and culture lost to the ages from data originating from earth, as well as the species that built this planet wide city. Everything from books and music to blueprints for voidcraft have found in my search.
GovernmentSafeharbor is a democratic planet. Every citizen has a voice. We enjoy many freedoms, including free speech, press, religion, and other basic rights. Each colony is represented by the elders of Safeharbor, elected officials similar to governors who handle the infrastructure of their respective colonies, but not their legislative or executive processes. While the elders have little to do with legislation, they campaign in an attempt to sway voters, pleading their case when advocating for a particular outcome. Voters from all over travel to Autumn to make their voice known in bimonthly "seasons," each season having its own issues to be voted on. Safeharbor has few laws and next to no way to enforce those laws. There are a select few tasked with keeping the peace, usually wayfarers from Homebound. The Wayfarers' authority is purely based on their reputation outside of the colony of Dawn. Of course, most citizens are well-behaved to begin with. The occasional crime is investigated diligently, and it's rare for the wayfarers to fail in solving the crime. The planet wide surveillance system has proved invaluable, It's so much more effective when most citizens fail to notice it exists.
The only people that live in Autumn are those who have business there. Educators, students, merchants, and government officials make up the bulk of its population. It's roughly 10 kilometers away from the colony of Juliet, Between trade, education, voting, and the archives, almost every human living on Safeharbor passes through Autumn countless times throughout the year. The engineers of Autumn established the tramway system leading to the other two colonies. Both Dawn and Juliet rely on Autumn for education and trade. There is little in the way of infighting between the three colonies, though those in Dawn tend to disagree with their status as the capital due to their higher population and infrastructure.