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Browne

by Pete Gray

Starport: Class B
Diameter: 7234 Miles
Atmosphere: Thin
Surface Water: None
Climate: Very Hot
Population: 2.4 Billion
Government: Bureaucracy
Law Level: 6
Tech Level: 10

Most of Browne's population abandoned the world in the 1130s. Isolated by the Quarantine, the world's industries were threatened with economic collapse, leaving little choice but to emigrate for the Regency or Hierate safes. For those who remained, the offworld emigration led to a substantial increase in living standards, as the now vacated arcologies had ample room even for the couple billion who stayed. Most of the worlds orbital and dirtside farms remain in service, and substantial exports are shipped to other "Crosshair" worlds and even the Aslan Hierate. Those not engaged in farming or manufacturing are supported by the remittances sent back by the emigrants and their children, who anticipate returning to the homeworld when the Quarantine is lifted, and hire their neighbors and relatives left behind to watch over and maintain their old residences and property.


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