Deceased former Duke of Regina, son of Norris Aledon, also known as "Freddie". He may have had the aptitude to rule Regina, but he didn't have the driving ambition or ruthlessness to do it well. Freddie first turned substantial control of Regina over to his half brother Joseph Maceniel and then after Mac's death, he removed himself from active control of the planet and appointed Corina Ling-Raleigh as Regent for his children, Frederick Jr. and Victoria. Freddie, his wife Saron and his son all died under sudden (and some say suspicious) circumstances.
Deceased former Duke of Regina, Norris was a powerful sector politician. He was also known as a "ladies man" and the father of an astounding number of legitimate and illegitimate children, including Frederick Aledon, Joseph Maceniel and Corina Ling-Raleigh, all of whom have gone on to rule Regina in one way or another. Norris had ties to some sort of secret society.
The public park on Level 2 of Regina Up Port, which is named after the ruling family of Regina. The park is two levels tall and many of the apartments on level 1 have balconies that overlook the park. The park is also bordered by the Ducal Palace with it's balcony for state occasions, many of the foreign embassies and first class hotels such as the Ambassador and Clairidges. The park itself contains several individual gardens, such as the Japanese Garden, the Italian Garden and the Formal Garden.
A high tech drug that slows the aging process almost completely, as long as the user continues to take it. Highly illegal on most worlds, difficult to obtain, hideously expensive, and fatally addictive. Once on Anagathics, they must be continued or the user will die.
Artificial Person. 'Politically correct' term for a synthetic sophont. Any of a variety of organic robots with some degree of intelligence and self-awareness. APs are generally considered lower life forms in most societies, if not banned outright as 'abominations'. Most AP's life experience is limited to the occupation for which they were grown. AP's are sterile and generally marked with taggants and external tattoos.
An independent confederation of seven planets abutting the Sword worlds, and notable for it's highly regulated society. Everyone has their place, and every occupation seems to have it's own uniform. Exporter of artificial persons.
A remnant of the ancient's civilization: many of these items have mysterious and powerful functions, however since little is known of the ancients, these items are usually one of a kind and don't come with instruction manuals. Because they are so powerful, experimentation with them can cause catastrophic effects.
See Aslan in the section on sophont races.
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