(0436 Deneb, 0406 Gulf; D6939EG-9)

Heavily exploited for centuries for heavy metals, using convicted Imperial criminals as forced labor, Endup is now controlled by a religious autocracy.  The "Ward of Vision" is seldom seen by the populace and is believed by them to be an all-seeing, all-knowing god.  Local technology is limited to level 3 and the Ward uses his own superior technology to cow the populace.  The lower elevations are polluted with unhealthful gases; the average lifespan is only 45 years.  The higher elevations have pure air but are forbidden to the people on pain of death.  The Ward encourages visits by offworlders, whom he hails to the population as visiting gods from the heavens.

-TD19 den