|ArcCorp : Stanton III|
|Location||Orbits Stanton (star)|
ArcCorp, Stanton III, is the most visually impressive of the Stanton System's worlds today. While the other planets, even polluted Hurston Dynamics, retain some indication of their natural origins, ArcCorp is now approaching being an entirely constructed world. Almost all of the terrain has been sculpted, zoned and built upon, leaving very little left for nature. The ArcCorp Corporation builds fusion engines in bulk for hundreds of thousands of civilian spacecraft every year. Traders porting at ArcCorp are advised that in addition to deals on these engines, they can find just about anything else here. ArcCorp are absolutely indiscriminate about who they lease property to, and hundreds of other smaller companies have made their home near the world’s north polar region. Anthropologists familiar with the Xi’An have posited that ArcCorp is the closest human equivalent to a Xi’An factory world, and many predict that our civilization will someday evolve along the same lines.
ArcCorp, aka Stanton III, is the single most industrialized world in Human space. A massive, terraformed super-earth, the world consists of layer after layer of factory; so many that today building additional structures is actually impossible. New facilities are built on top of existing ones. The ArcCorp’s official headquarters is naturally located here, in the massive ArcCorp tower that rises above all other parts of the factory world.
The bulk of ArcCorp’s facilities on ArcCorp (the confusion is frequently commented upon by the population, most of whom claim outsiders simply do not understand) are located in Commercial District Circle C. In addition to the tower (and the never-ending line of fusion engine plants, which ring the planet’s latitudes), ArcCorp owns countless corporate towns. There is a cottage industry for tourists, who are invited to take pre-set factory tours. In fact, the actual fusion plants are so dangerous that a sanitized artificial factory complete with holograms and animatronics has been constructed for display to interested Citizens. While it was built for outsiders to make the trek to ArcCorp for the factory tour, it has also become a centerpiece of the local culture.
ArcCorp-the-world was first “discovered” by the United Empire of Earth in 2903, along with the rest of the Stanton System; what this actually means is that the government took advantage of eminent domain to claim possession of the planet from the existing inhabitants in that year, and in 2920 it was sold to the company. Unlike other corporate planets, ArcCorp decided to partition off the planet into smaller lots rather than reserve it for future development. Other companies (always non-competitors, but otherwise not pre-selected in any way) sprung up rapidly around the globe at a speed never before seen until the orb reached its current state. 
Area18 is one of the main commercial ports for interplanetary traffic for the surrounding region of ArcCorp. Travellers can find a variety of goods from trusted names as well as local providers, if they're not overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of this landing zone.
This icy moon features active cryogeysers and cryovolcanoes.
The low density of Wala is particularly susceptible to tidal forces which result in the moon being noticeably prolate.
- Galactic Guide: Stanton System(Original RSI URL)
- The Observist: Area18, ArcCorp, Stanton(Original RSI URL)
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