A Little More Info
To help give you an idea of the world, or universe, in which Sunsara takes place, here is some background material from my writing notes:
Pyree is the main world in Sunsara, and the home world of the civilization referred to as the Proprietors; who are sometimes referred to as the Magnates, but usually this term is used in a derisive way. New Meridia is the capital of Pyree. The world is governed by the Magnate Board, and headed by the Chairman. The Board makes decisions mostly pertaining to how to expand the holdings and earnings of the planet's companies. Corporate assassinations are a regular occurrence, though they mostly happen with smaller and newer businesses, and with off world persons impeding potential business deals from happening. Larger companies usually try to handle their differences through the Board.
Though corporations have liberty and freedom, the level of personal freedom and liberty is reflected, or gained, by your place in any particular corporation. The large mass of the population that do not hold a position in a corporation are usually not referred to as Proprietors. They mostly do menial labor and are constantly promised that hard work will earn them a place as a Proprietor proper. The Proprietors have an expansive business association of worlds, mostly places they've exploited for resources and labor. And they have the most advanced technology which allows them to enforce their will on uncooperative parties.
The other large organization of worlds in the region is referred to as the Organized Cooperative of Free Worlds. The OCFW is made up, for the most part, of worlds that have been exploited in the past by the Magnates/Proprietors, and either fought for their independence or were left alone once their resources were harvested. The Proprietors and OCFW were once in a prolonged war and their peace is a fragile one. There are a handful of planets which are unaligned with either faction, like the high-tech feudal world of Menji that we'll visit during the series.
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