Gazetteer : Joyeuse
was an early magnate for sub-light colony ships. The colonys early history was dominated by the Ships and their Crew. A highly polarised society quickly developed. Educated Crew-class lived a modern high-tech life, whilst French-speaking colonists eked out a miserable existence in the fields. When the Ships left, the authoritarian police state survived.
Today, the Empire of Joyeuse is governed by an austere and repressive military class, with LEmpreur Pallois at its head.
|Day Length||22 hours|
|Year Length||43 days|
|Religion||Christian (Roman Catholic)|
|Law Level||Most of Joyeuse is strictly policed by a number of military agencies.|
Citizens who are well dressed and defer to police officers in the correct manner are rarely troubled. Non-conformists, and troublemakers are often subject to extra-judicial beatings.
|Tourist Sights||Palace des Étoiles, grav-suspended palace of Empreur Pallois.|
Nouvelle Geneve, a city tunnelled into 4000m tall basalt cliffs. The cliff tops are renowned as a fabulous skiing resort.
Crystal Plaza in Val dIves
|Exploration ship||Marianus van der Lubbe|