Traveller: Spitballing the Avalar Consulate
As you may be aware, Jon Brazer Enterprises is working on the Foreven Sector for Traveller. While there is little canon for the sector, one of them is the planet Avalar and it has a C law level. Considering the Traveller Main Rulebook goes up to a 9 on the law level, I’ve been trying to work out what exactly that means in practical terms. My girlfriend and I were talking about that this morning and we came up with a number of ideas. We would like your opinion on them.
First off, you need a license for everything. You need a license from the government to have kids and a separate license from the government to raise kids. The government only issues licenses to have kids to couples they deem to be genetically compatible with the Avalar vision for the future. If you want a run a company, it must be licensed and frequently reviewed by the government to be in keeping with the Avalar ideals of progress. All citizens must just have an implant that connects their minds directly to the planetary communication array. Naturally all criminals must be implanted to keep tabs on them.
Back to children for a moment: all zygotes are removed from the mother’s body and raised in a gestation farm until the child reaches a weight where it can care for itself. The zygote is modified at this stage to remove genetic defects, improve the future child’s genetic potential as well as direct the overall flow of children entering the next generation. This will ultimately increase the overall potential of society. While the Consulate encourages diversity, any zygote that are too far astray from the Avalar ideals are terminated at this stage. Parents that are licensed to raise children may not necessarily raise their own children. A child genetically predisposed to high intelligence will be placed in a home that meets all Avalar loyalty requirements as well as demonstrates a thorough understanding of academic requirements and and produce a positive growing environment. This not only pairs children with a household that will foster their unique potentials but also eliminates social problem such as physical and mental abusiveness, by not allowing such persons to raise children.
Areas of the planet are designated for Avalarians that are unincorporated, those without the necessary implants to be fully functioning members of society. The unincorporated cannot leave their designated zones without a license. These people are denied access to high paying positions and seldom receive higher education. They do not get a say in the way their government is run and are frequently turned down for other opportunities available to the implanted.
Avalar has two main exports to the Federation of Worlds (known by some as die Weltbund): prenatal vitamins and youth education programs. Several corporation provide vitamins to parents that are marketed to increase the health of their children. While they are proven to do so, they have side effects that increases the redness in the child’s hair, make the eyes more brown, have increased height and other Avalarian characteristics. Childhood education corporations graduate children that perform exceptionally well on standardized tests. However, some parents notice that their children have a significant fondness for the Avalar Consulate. Few parents, however, feel this fondness is enough to warrant pulling their children out of such a program that produces such exceptional results.
This is what we have so far. Please tell us what you think in the comments below.