An orbital is an artificial space habitat forming a massive ring, rotating to simulate gravity. Its inhabitants, usually numbering many billions, live on the inside of the ring, where continent-sized plates have been shaped to provide all sorts of natural environments and climates, often with the aim of producing especially spectacular results.

There are several hundred orbitals throughout Solaris Republic space. They are a popular destination for immigrants, refugees and those looking for a fresh start, and are therefore among the most diverse and cosmopolitan habitats in the Twin Spirals.



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