Perduro

Perduro, latin for Endure, stands proud as the home planet for The Free Planet Federation. Having served its purpose since its declaration, Perduro provides the FPF with a beacon of hope and an economic base as long as it stands.

History

Perduro's discovery occurred in only decades before the Melancholic Lacuna. The journal of the founder, Artosen Khandea II (Digger), describes the mission of combing for minerals in one of the largest asteroid belts ever recorded. The uncovering of a habitable planet was an accident, a very happy accident that helped secure another massive fortune for Digger and his Company.

You know what's funny? How Perduro was a total fucking accident. Combing through a bunch of Iridium heavy asteroids in The 898-A7 Belt. That's when I divved it, that big gem of a rock hidden behind it all.

I didn't believe my eyes at first. I chugged my beer and checked again. Brighter than ever. When I saw that fresh land and blue ocean through the belt was probably the first time I cracked a sober grin in a decade.

Perduro was rich in resources, had plenty of lands to settle, and required no terraforming. Every Banner showed Digger Company a hefty check, asking for the coordinates and rights to the planet. Digger decided to let the Jupiter Syndicate run the planet under the condition that it is his corporation that runs the planetary affairs. The contract was signed and Perduro was settled.

The planet only reached a million colonists before the Melancholic Lacuna hit, separating the world from the rest of the universe. The population settled in despite being shut out from the core worlds, managing not only to survive, but thrive. With Digger Company still running Perduro, the planet amassed a massive stockpile of wealth, creating its own industry around rare minerals and metals. It had everything it needed to maintain its own fleet and even began grav-towing asteroids into orbit to form colonies.

When the WayHall to Perduro reopened, the Syndicate found a world stronger than a majority of their core planets. When they approached Digger Company to ask them to return to the Syndicate they declined and offered to trade instead. They maintained total independence from any banner until they were approached by The Archive who worked with Digger Company to form their own banner, known now as The Free Planet Federation

Physical Characteristics

The System that Perduro is in contains one smaller star and one of the largest Asteroid belts recorded. Perduros Orbit is 276 days, and an axial tilt grants Perduro similar seasons to Jhoutai and Earth.

Perduro is approximately twice the size of earth, with a total landmass about one and a half times of Earth's own. Massive seas cover 78 percent of the planet's surface. Cragged mountain lines carve through six of the seven continents, all continents but one have points that touch the equator, leading to very few areas that are uninhabitable.

The planet is comparably young to many core worlds, and youth comes with tantrums. Chains of Volcanos are still active amongst the tectonic barriers. Cascading volcanic eruptions blot out the sky with ash every other decade, causing miniature ice ages and volcanic fallout. Hazardous but valuable materials still lay buried in the crust, and the geological makeup of the planet is always shifting.


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Statistics

Sophont Diversity

Human 33%
Sazashi 35%
Verin 30%
Other 2%

Primary Languages

Ubiq 70%
Saza 10%
Aeai 6%
Edenic 11%
Other 4%

Type
Planet
Included Organizations
Related Tradition (Primary)

Making a Perdurian

There is a distinct pride in being from Perduro. It is a place where anything could happen, where you are free to pursue what goal you want as long as you can pay your way. In Perduro there is a saying, "It don't matter which rock you came from, because we are all forged of Perdurian metal."

Whether or not that rings true depends on who you ask, what they do, and what part of their life they are in right now.

Perduro is not a planet that suffers economic hardship, but it is not an easy planet. It requires guts to live there, and even more guts to make a living. There are always new faces on Perduro, with always-shifting cliques to try and be a part of. People rise up out of nothing, and fall back to nothing with a single unlucky streak.

There is always the divide between those who have and have not. Some might be inheritors of a greater Perdurian fortune, others might be scrapping the bottom of the barrel trying to forge their own future.

Those who can't claw their way up the societal hustle and bustle have two options, be stuck beneath someone else working away to survive and contribute to someone elses dream, or you can roll the dice on your own venture.



What venture are you undertaking?


My life is Assured

I grew up in the comfort of a good income. My future is protected by a well-paid and esteemed job. There is plenty to be proud of, and plenty more for me to do. I'm ready to stake my claim and make a name for myself.


My life is Stable

Life on Perduro can be rocky at times, but I make enough to fill my belly and keep a roof over my head. I worry that I'm only a few bad calls from being left behind. Maybe I just need to find a lucky break, or maybe it's time for something new.


My life is Tenuous

Perduro doesn't brag about folks like me, the one scrounging by in a pitiless society. Making ends meet is difficult, impossible if I'm doing it honestly. One more bad stroke of luck and they'll be shipping me off to a colony. Something needs to change.


Rukta is the currency of Ethnis. It separates the haves from the have-nots.

Assured

You were stable enough to explore the culture of the planet in your free time.
Nerve is one of your favored Attributes.

Your wealthy life allows you to start with a basic raiment with an armor component and a SysTome with a topic of your choice.

Mantras

Fulfilling a Mantra restores 2 Sanity and uses up the Mantra until your next downtime.

Choose one of the following and gain it as a Mantra for your character.

Party as hard as you work.

The best of the best gets paid the best too.

Failure is okay if you make up the loss.

What is your career?

Engineer

Your daily job involved maintaining or managing the extensive meta and mecha tech that kept Perduro running. Engineers were always a hot commodity, because when tech met physical labor the tech is the first thing to break. It was not easy to do, sometimes you had to work hours which set other people reeling, but it paid darn well.


Acuity or Reaction is one of your favored Attributes.

Start with the following:

  • A Toolkit of your choice
  • A Weapon with Electric/Burning Rank 1
  • 20 scrap materials of your choice.

Athlete

Perduro is a place that rewards physical prowess. The best place to earn that reward is within the mines. Working underneath the ground has its perks, it brings hazard pay and social security. If the mines don't fit, there are plenty of sports to become a part of. Entertainment is a great way to make your name known across Perduro.


Upper Body or Lower Body is one of your favored Attributes.

Start with the following:

  • An extra armor component for raiment
  • A Weapon with Blunt/Cutting Rank 2
  • A Carton(10) of Painkiller Shots

Daredevil

There are plenty of high-paying jobs if you are willing to work off-planet. The rich asteroid belt of Perduro is a dangerous place, but with danger comes wealth. There are high-value asteroids to be mined, and Asteroid Drags to be won. It's place for quick reactions, as being slow will add to the floating body count in the cold blackness of space.


Reaction or Vitality is one of your favored Attributes.

Start with the following:

  • A Carton(20) of stim cigs
  • A Firearm Rank 1 or a Bow Rank 1
  • A Rank 1 EnviroSuit Component

Stable

Being a cog in the Perdurian machine requires being tough.
Vitality is one of your favored attributes.

]Start with the following: a melee weapon of your choice, with blunt or cutting rank 2. You also start with a first aid kit.

Mantras

Fulfilling a Mantra restores 2 Sanity and uses up the Mantra until your next downtime.

Choose one of the following and gain it as a Mantra for your character.

A hard day's work makes for a good nights sleep.

Keep busy, an idle mind falls behind.

Everything's fine if everyone does their job right.

How do you make ends meet?

I am a Laborer

There's a lot of automation on Perduro, but there's always a need for an organic workforce to keep the life force of Perduro flowing. Work in this force is grueling, and at-will, but you never went hungry or had to sleep outside in the acidic rain. The menial life is not for everyone though, and you are ready to break into something new.

Upper Body or Lower Body is one of your favored Attributes.

Start with the following:

  • An Envirosuit Rank 1
  • A Mining Tool
  • 20 Mecha Scrap

I am a Caster

Perduro like any civilized planet, requires Auric Janitors to keep Echos under control. You work as one of these janitors, walking the streets and dispelling errant and dangerous meta buildups. Like any other utility worker, the job security comes with a meager pay.


Metaphysics is one of your favored Attributes.

Start with the following:

  • A Wand with Focusing Lens Rank 1
  • A Quartz Cask Rank 1
  • A Dispenser(20) of Stimulants

I am a Performer

Perduro's labors do not stop in the mines or in the asteroid belt. Tourism, leisure, and entertainment go hand in hand with Perdurian economy and culture. You make your living in these industries. Entertainers, tour guides, extreme sports counselors are all needed to keep Perduro in the names of "Must Visit Planets."


Nerve or Acuity is one of your favored Attributes.

Start with the following:

  • A Cooking Toolkit
  • Musical Instrument of your choice
  • A Carton(10) of Meyfar

Tenuous

Living at the bottom of Perdurian Society is more a struggle than a life.
Vitality is one of your favored attributes.

You start with a melee weapon of your choice, with blunt or cutting rank 2. You also start with a rank 1 envirosuit.



Mantras

Fulfilling a Mantra restores 2 Sanity and uses up the Mantra until your next downtime.

Choose one of the following and gain it as a Mantra for your character.

The only one really looking out for you, is you.

Being tough is a state of mind, never let people see when you are down.

Money talks and bullshit walks

How do you survive?

I survive with Resilience

You have been stuck working the city jobs that are thankless and leave you barely above poverty. You don't know when your next paycheck is or how much it is going to be. It's a tough existence to eek out, but like any hardy Perdurian you stayed the course.


Reaction or Upper Body is one of your favored Attributes.

Start with the following:

  • A Carton (20) of Stim Cigs
  • A Kinetic Sling Rank 1, or a Firearm Rank 1
  • A Broken Rank 1 SysTome

I survive with Confidence

Perdurians love to gamble, the haves shucking money on whatever sport they feel they are the most lucky at. Every now and then there's an opportunity to take your share. Conning is but another business in the Perdurian cities, and it is alive and well.


Nerve or Metaphysics is one of your favored Attributes.

Start with the following:

  • A PopPack(5) of Swing
  • Rank 1 Camoflage for Raiment
  • Tactical Livestream CommLink Upgrade

I survive with Daring

You staked your survival in the wilds of Perduro. The lands that have not needed or were too difficult to claim. The wilds are rough, with harsh storms that prevent any settlements bigger than tens of people. Living in the wilds requires being able to move, and move fast.


Lower Body or Reaction is one of your favored Attributes.

Start with the following:

  • A Toolkit of your choice
  • Muscle Sheath Rank 1
  • Rebreather Rank 1


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2 Jul, 2018 23:03

I'd say another amazingly written article for Ethnis, but you have an extra "the" in the first paragraph.   More seriously, very detailed! I wish I understood tables, as that statistics section is nice!

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2 Jul, 2018 23:23

Thanks homie! Fixed. Tables are simple man, it's like rows and columns!


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2 Jul, 2018 23:29

But how?[/I]

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3 Jul, 2018 00:08

Excellent as always, as Heath mentioned the details are stunning. Always a pleasure to read.

3 Jul, 2018 00:30

Thanks James! Glad you enjoyed


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3 Jul, 2018 00:10

"The planet is comparably young to many core worlds, and youth comes with tantrums" - and that is just one example for some truly excellent phrases used in this article. Well-crafted and overall enjoyable to read. Your in-world quote was very entertaining and gave a lot of character to this brief article.   If I had to make one or two suggestions, it would be a) to add a one sentence tooltip to "Melancholic Lacuna" and b) to till the empty space under your sidebar with an article block. My suggestion would be the article on sophonce, which seems like a slick thing to link underneath the statistics to me.

3 Jul, 2018 00:31

Them's some good ideas! We need a article for this MelanCholic Lacuna probably. I'll experiment with a link out to the Sophont introduction, we need to write that one too!   Thanks for the feedback!


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3 Jul, 2018 00:35

You're welcome. And again: I strongly suggest using an article block. They have a significant positive graphical impact on your articles. As for the Melancholic Luna article: sure, but a bb-code tooltip would also suffice for now. If you want to learn some cool WA css tricks like mouse-over footnotes, I got those on my server, just DM me on discord and I'll get your hooked up ^-^

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