(1738 Solomani Rim, 0108 Gemini; A26A9AA-E)
was settled early in the Rule
of Man by a cultural group from Terran
Polynesia. Terran dolphins were also transplanted here before
Now that sentient dolphins also exist, populations of
both types are found on Hamilcar, coexisting with relative
ease. Two million
of the world's two billion
inhabitants are sentient dolphins. Most of the
humans live in ship-cities and
consequently share some of the dolphin attitude toward ownership of
In an astonishing political coup, the dolphins have put
one of their own into power on Hamilcar. The dolphin,
Keekiiteep, is widely
acclaimed as a wise ruler, even on other worlds of the subsector.
politics is not a typical dolphin interest, but getting sophonts to cooperate
and live harmoniously is a worthy goal, even to a dolphin. The
of the easy-going Polynesian culture makes the human population more
to Keekiiteep's guidance.
The high law level reflects primarily the taboo on violence;
personal freedom is very little restricted.