Fuhodo Station

Fuhodo Station is a space station that orbits Nanyej's moon.

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Fuhodo Station was originally founded when an asteroid in the Nanyej system was discovered to possess large deposits of platinum. A mining base was soon established, called "Fuhodo Station". While initially owned by P.T. Enterprises, the megacorporation eventually decided that the population was too vast to handle without a system of laws. They established a form of privatized government and set up a police force to manage the rapidly-growing population, by then already over 100,000. As the station grew, eventually becoming known as "Fuhodo City" and even "Fuhodo Colony" over the following decade, it became the economic hub of the surrounding star cluster, boasting beautiful parks and verandas and stylish housing for the upper and middle class. Poverty was fairly low, and this attracted ever more inhabitants - many of which, instead of working in the mines, set up a conglomeration of different businesses and fostered a strong market.

All good things eventually come to an end, and so it was for Fuhodo Station. After some time, the mine's supply of platinum seemed to become scarcer, and so P.T. Enterprises ran a deepscan of the entire asteroid. When it was determined that there were no other pockets, they pulled out of the operation, handing the entire station over to an undisclosed second party at a fair sum. Soon following, the station suffered a dramatic societal collapse caused by a combination of poor politics, a collapsing market, abruptly-raised taxes and mass hysteria from the mine's situation being leaked publicly. The government countered the outrage of its citizens with mercenary troops to supplement its police forces. These still failed to keep the massive population in check, resulting in the Fuhodo Massacre when the citizens attempted to storm the government complex, in which over 25,00 people died (primarily plodii, fysar, and hiltorel), many of whom died from lack of oxygen when the corridors were vented.

Today Fuhodo station is a mere shadow of what it once was. The government was later successfully deposed and replaced, but taxes are still quite high. Unfortunately, with the asteroid containing little but the already-abundant iron, there is little of great value to export, and thus little in the way of traffic. It especially doesn't help matters that the Nanyej system is situated at the outer edge of its small star cluster.

The gap between the poor and wealthy is higher at Fuhodo station than in most places. The upper and middle-class residential homes have mostly been filled with government figures and the particularly wealthy, with walls between former condos knocked down to make much larger, grander living areas. The middle class hardly exist, and the poverty-stricken lower class typically live in either low-class living areas or, most commonly, the mines themselves, which have been re-fitted with cheap air filtration systems and enough walls to create "homes", if they could even be called that.

The former commercial sector is mostly gone, with only a few shops remaining - the market has migrated in that direction, and the old market is mostly abandoned. The industrial sector has been abandoned entirely. The station only continues to function largely due to the influx of gas miners working at the nearby gas giants, and the colonies on nearby Nanyej.




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