Culture and Social Conventions
Manners, Customs and the SCM way…
Manners and customs are an important part of many facets of SCM life. Residents of the Republic will grow up picking up the subtleties of this unique culture as they go through life, respecting the invisible and varied societal rules. There are many aspects of this seemingly complicated culture that as a foreign visitor, you will not be expected to know, but there are some things that will be easier to grasp than others.
Monday, 20 April 2015 06:59

Marriage and Civil Unions

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Marriage throughout the Republic is a social union or legal contract between people called spouses that establishes rights and obligations between the spouses, between the spouses and their children, and between the spouses and their in-laws. The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged.
Monday, 20 April 2015 07:15

Deities

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Whilst there are several forms of worship throughout the empire, the most practiced form of worship recognizes twelve deities also known as the Titans and twenty one lesser gods, who were a primeval race of powerful deities, descendants of Gaia and Uranus, that ruled during the legendary Golden Age. They were immortal huge beings of incredible strength and stamina .
In the first generation of twelve Titans, the males were Oceanus, Hyperion, Coeus, Cronus, Crius, and Iapetus and the females - the Titanesses - were Mnemosyne, Tethys, Theia, Phoebe, Rhea and Themis. The second generation of Titans consisted of Hyperion's children Eos, Helios, and Selene; Coeus's daughters Leto and Asteria; Iapetus's children Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius; Oceanus' daughter Metis; and Crius's sons Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses.
Thursday, 23 April 2015 12:05

Societal Hierarchy

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Social class in the republic is hierarchical, but there are multiple and overlapping social hierarchies, and an individual's relative position in one might be higher or lower than in another. The status of freeborn individuals is established by:
  • ancestry;
  • census rank,  based on wealth and political privilege, with the senatorial and noble ranks elevated above the ordinary citizen;
  • attainment of honors ; and
  • citizenship, of which there are grades with varying rights and privileges
There are also classes of non-citizens with different legal rights. Under the republic law, slaves are considered property and have no rights as such. However, some laws regulate slavery and offer slaves protections not extended to other forms of property such as animals. Slaves who had been manumitted are freedmen, and for the most part enjoy the same legal rights and protections as free-born citizens.
Saturday, 02 May 2015 06:41

Time Keeping in the Republic

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The Republic uses a metric time system. You will find below a rough conversion system to the old Earth system of time keeping.
  • micron - second (mike)
  • millcron - minute (mill)
  • centcron - hour (sen)
  • cron - day (kron)
  • dekcron - week (deck)
  • dodecron - month (doad)
  • cycle - year
  • aeon - 100 years
  • epoch - 1000 years
Therefore time is broken down as such:-
  • 100 microns in a millcron
  • 100 millcrons in a centcron
  • 10 centicrons in a cron
  • 10 crons in a dekcron
  • 3 dekcrons in a dodecron
  • 12 dodecron in a cycle
  • 100 cycles in an aeon
  • 100 aeons in an epoch
On planets where a cron is longer than it is on Krylos due to it's rotation, extra centcrons are added into a time period named the "Time Slip" - between 5 cent and 6 cent. All chronometers will stop at 5 sent and not change to 6 cent until after the "time slip". This allows for a commonality of time throughout the Republic.

*please note - a micron is not the same period of time as a second and is only shown as a reference, the same goes for all other time units