Leto 5 the Neo-Grecian Colony
Just recently rediscovered, Leto 5 has been dubbed the Neo-Grecian Colony by the media; it is a name that they have come to cherish. The colony was an EU venture during the latter portion of the first expanse. Leto 5 was found by a long range unmanned exploration shuttle. Its atmosphere and gravity largely mirrored Earth with only a minute increasing in planetary gravity. It was found to have 26.087 hour days with 353.1 days in it year. As it was an EU shuttle that found Leto 5, they laid claim and sent a sizable cryo-colony. The colonies war broke out during long before the colonists arrived on Leto 5. The colonist arrived and set out to build their exit aperture, and upon completion, they found that the origin gate was either destroyed or did not connect to their exit aperture as initially believed. The cultural differences of the Leto 5 colonists lead to the formation of sub-colonies which become something akin to city states. These colonies were not outwardly hostile toward each other, but twice an arms race was started due to technological advances.
The first arms race was caused by Superior Nanite Integration methods pioneered by the French colony’s College Physicians. Many of the french colonists of Leto 5 suffered from a bone deficiency caused by an unforeseen founder effect. Many of the French colonists had a recessive gene that caused brittle and rapidly calcifying Osseous tissue that could lead to weak and malformed bones: the osteoblasts within formed bone structure so rapidly that the osteoclasts could not keep up and proper bone structure could not be maintained. As Leto 5 was perceived as a very Earth like, no genetic modification specialists were sent with the colonists, so the founder effect grew unchecked for some time. When it was finally addressed, it could be identified within the genome but not altered within the populace currently suffering from the malady. Nanite technologies proved to be the most effective method of treatment, but two things had to be overcome: nanite longevity and human rejection. Doctor Aramis Boucher solved both of these problems by creation a nanite integration method where in the structure of the nanites closely mimicked that of naturally occurring tissues in order to fool the immune response of the host, and the nanites’ own replication process absorbed dying tissue to use as its base component. The affected French were not only cured of their malady they were given stronger bones and a more efficiant disposal method for dead flesh. Gangreen was almost never seen within the host of a nanite colony. This sparked other nanite advances both in the French sub-colony and abroad. Soon all colonies had some form of nanite supper solder.
More to come
Mech advancement causes second arms race.
Interaction with Rowlandians brings revelation as to the state of Earth and sparks a social revolution.
TPC arrives and there is a hitch.