Bakunin

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Background

Bakunin was doomed from the start. Since its very inception, it was set to fail. This degenerate hodgepodge of two-bit visionaries and radical groups shared nothing but their contempt for mainstream society. They were bound to butt heads over their irreconcilable goals and methods, and the whole thing would collapse under the weight of its own contradictions. Such was the consensus among its contemporary governments and pundits.

Of course, they turned out to be wrong.

Bakunin survived its genesis and the subsequent barrage of military and ideological attacks against its existence. In fact, it did more than survive: it thrived as the catalyst of a societal and memetic revolution that spread throughout the Sphere in ways that no-one could have predicted.

Bakunin’s banishment from what they saw as an illegitimately oppressed society was voluntary. The process kickstarted a perpetual state of scientific and sociocultural revolution the fruits of which were harnessed as weapons and packaged as merchandise. Their particular band of transgressiveness—equal parts prestige and infamy—has placed this floating metropolis among the most influential of the Sphere, in terms of culture and technology if not political muscle.[1]

List of Modules

  • Beauvoir, home to the Riot Grrls
  • N-9 , founded by the disbanded Equinox group
  • EG A-2, founded by the Novmoon Church


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Travel Guide for Nomad Ships

Bakunin

Bakunin, the largest Nomad ship, overwhelms its visitors when they first set eyes upon it - and not just because of its size, but also for being known as “the ship that never sleeps”.

Want to live the night? Bakunin’s VaudeVille is the empire of the spectacular. The early night is the module’s liveliest moment, when artists, scoundrels, and transgressors of all kind reign… And that’s when the fun begins.

Every day, at 20:00, the spectacle at Sunset Boulevard begins. One of Bakunin’s most renowned events, and perhaps the only one that’s completely free.

At Sunset Boulevard, the heart of Bakunin, dusk is the calm before the wild storm that’s VaudeVille’s nightlife. A calm that, as everything in Bakunin, can also be deadly. Contact your travel agent and set up your guided tour! The safest way to visit VaudeVille!

But not all in Bakunin is fun and games - the scientist in the Praxis district conduct all sorts of dubiously legal experiments. There, Illegal resurrections, reconstructive surgeries, and implants à la carte are performed daily. Would you like a giant panda bear? You’ll get one at Praxis, but the cost is a different thing to consider altogether.

Tourists are advised to visit in large numbers and not to wander alone under any circumstances.[2]

Factions

Nomads

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