Busy busy busy… but here’s a first look at the Federated Lagrangian Colonies, the third and final culture in the No Heaven setting. Sorry for the lack of post last week – everything got away from me.
The Federated Lagrangian Colonies (FLC) are a bit more modern and a bit less slapdash than the other two cultures we’ve reviewed. Where the BDM and CWC went out into the stars and made a go of it with what they had, expanding as they went, the FLC went into space with a purpose and a vision. That vision was the creation of a series of colonies in the Earth-Moon Lagrangian Points.
The colony structures use a concept that originated in the 1960s called an O’Neill Cylinder, and were designed and built by a conglomeration of European countries acting in concert to achieve a foothold in space. Each colony has its own specialities and their populations often show bias towards the home countries from which they came.
Because of the multi-cultural nature of the FLC and the time they took to do things right, they have a rather more considered outlook than either the BDM or CWC. This influences matters from their military strategy to their fashion.
In comparison to the classic British look of the BDM, or the rugged practicality of the CWC, the FLC favour sleek modern fashions. If it would look appropriate in Mass Effect or Babylon 5, or even in a cyberpunk setting, it’s appropriate for the FLC.
Much like civilian-wear, the FLC Military uses armour and uniforms that wouldn’t be out of place in modern-day science-fiction. Where the BDM military harks back to the British Navy, festooned in trim and braid, the FLC military favours a simpler cut with less of the fripperies.
The Federated Lagrangian Colonies are the most future-like of the cultures in No Heaven, and their clothing styles reflect that. Inspiration is drawn from Mass Effect, Babylon 5, Mirror’s Edge, Deus Ex, The Secret World, and Human Interface – amongst others. If it looks like it actually belongs in a science-fiction TV show, it’s probably on-look for the FLC.