Battlestar Galactica: Cultures: Virgon

Virgon has gotten the short end of the stick for generations. Virgon is one of the most developed and industrial of the Twelve Colonies of Man, but because of its very close proximity to Caprica, it is often overlooked. This feeling of rejection, has given Virgonians an attitude best described as proudly gruff.

Virgon is in a very close orbit with its sister planet, Caprica. It will usually only takes a few hours to travel between the two worlds. And so Colonial travellers and businesses will often choose to go to the cleaner, friendlier and larger Caprica for their needs. This is an annoyance to many some Virgonians, and they foster a deep resentment toward Caprica. Despite being politically and ideologically similar, Virgon will often vote against Caprica in the Quorum out of spite.

While the people of Virgon may resent Caprica for taking some of their business, deep down they prefer not having out of towners interfering with their planet, and tying up traffic. Virgon has the best laid out street system in all the Twelve Colonies. Unlike the other colonies, its founders actually thought more then a few years into the future when first settling it.

Virgon was the first planet to emerge from the dark ages of the Colonies, and quickly became the most advanced of the colonies. It set up a trade network with nearby Caprica. But after a few hundred years, the Capricans eventually came to control the trade network, and expanded it to the other worlds. This is most likely due to the corrupt local Virgon government, and its inability to do Despite being one more technological worlds, it has outsourced many of its manufacturing jobs, and it population has fallen behind in it mechanical skills. So despite the great infrastructure, most Virgonians can’t perform any simple repair job!

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Virgon has some of the finest sports teams in the Twelve Colonies. They continuously dominate in the regular season games, but will always choke in the championship game. Despite being a mostly agnostic colony, most Virgonians believe that their world is cursed when it comes to winning the big game, often to Caprica. Virgonian sports fans have a reputation for being the most brutal and aggressive throughout the colonies. Win or lose, they will always find fault with their team. Booing is a sign of love from Vigon fans. The fans once through snowballs at Saturn (god of gift giving). But don’t ever make the mistake of talking bad about their teams to their face!

Virgon has the best food, period! Virgonians prefer heavy, fried foods, and the average weight of a Virgonians is much higher then average colonial human.

Virgon’s representative to the Quorum of the Twelve is Marshall Bagot. He’s  an arsehole, whose eaten too many cheesesteaks and seen too many sports losses. He takes out his aggression anyway he can against Roslin’s mostly Caprican Government.

Race Rating – Virgon
Personality 1 (rancid butter) – 5 (cool dude) 5
Attractiveness 1 (requires paper bag) – 5 (Drop-dead-gorgeous) 3
Humour 1 (stomach-turning) – 5 (sidesplitting) 4
Dress Sense 1 (laughable) – 5 (hip) 3
Aggression 1 (big/little softy) – 5 (hard as nails) 4
1 (scumbag) – 5 (god) 4

Sad Geezer Race Rating (out of 30) = 23          

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