Theta Corionis Hiveworld Dec 20, 2004 11:58:23 GMT -5
Post by Dazo on Dec 20, 2004 11:58:23 GMT -5
On a different topic, I was looking at the map and only see the main hive listed. I thought we had discussed drift colonies made up of the flip platforms or large barges (or other structures). Are only permanent structures listed on the map or were these other small floating cities accidently omited
Well it didn't seem to make sense to include mobile structures on a static map, only the main hive can stand up to the severe storms that will be blowing over the world in the winter months. Every thing else would have to be migratory.
Since the Arbites are more like the FBI, should we generate a PDF or security force to keep the peace in the towers. Since the planet is an oligarchy, maybe the PDF is an outgrowth of the planet's original corporate security force
That is almost exactly what I had in mind, planetary defence is a secondary consideration for the PDF whose main job will have to be policing the hive and the rest of the system.
Rather than being a seperate organization like an ordinary military, they are more like a subsidiary or seperate division of the corporation...Perhaps they also see duty as a mercenary army. The link below is to an interesting article on corporate funded armies for hire
Yes that could well be what the expiditionary PDF are mercs. It would be the nobility of the spires duty to raise a civilian PDF/Police force out of their own pockets, but they could also supply troops to other worlds or even spires for a price and so mitigate the cost. It might be that now most spire houses buy their PDF quota from some those houses who chose to specialise in military things.