Battlestar Galactica: Cultures: Sagittaron

Sagittaron is the bitch of the Twelve Colonies of Man. For centuries the inhabitants of Sagittaron were treated like serfs, and forced to down the dirtiest and dangerous work for the other colonies. They produced all cheap goods and were forced to mine their world of all its resources. The planet was controlled with an iron fist by a strict political party. The other colonies overlooked the harsh treatment of Sagittarons because it allowed them to purchase cheaper goods. Eventually, the people started rebelling against their leaders. But since Sagittarons are well educated, they directed their anger toward anyone they could.

A resistance movement led by Tom Zarek began attacking soft targets in order to gain freedom for his people. Unfortunately, they usually targeted innocents rather then the people in power. After destroying a government building Zarek was arrested and the Sagittaron Freedom Movement was crushed. Zarek and many of his followers spent the next twenty years in prison.

Sagittaron is a cold dark and dirty world. Its people are usually uneducated and have little to aspire to in life. But they are a hardy people and know how to get by with what they have. Sagittarons are resourceful and can fix mechanical problems very quickly.

Sagittarons drink.. well whatever they can get their hands on actually. Sagittaron before the Cylon attack was a the only Colony to not be a democracy in practice. Instead it was rather despotic with one controlling party. Since crime is so rampant in Sagittaron, it allows its criminals to regain their citizenship after serving jail time as motivation to reform and accept the party line. Currently, Tom Zarek is Sagittaron’s delegate to the Quorum of the Twelve. Many of the 5,251 survivors of the Cylon attack are hardened criminals once apart of the SFM, and are fiercely loyal to Zarek.

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Race Rating – Sagittaron
Personality 1 (rancid butter) – 5 (cool dude) 2
Attractiveness 1 (requires paper bag) – 5 (Drop-dead-gorgeous) 2
Humour 1 (stomach-turning) – 5 (sidesplitting) 2
Dress Sense 1 (laughable) – 5 (hip) 2
Aggression 1 (big/little softy) – 5 (hard as nails) 4
1 (scumbag) – 5 (god) 1

Sad Geezer Race Rating (out of 30) = 13          

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