Clave Demographics

Demographics: Human: 86%, Augmented Human 6%, Yosh 7%, Other 1%

Humanity is mostly the same in the Clave. Certain disease immunities have been injected and/or bred into the population, making immunizations and common diseases mostly things of the past. The average citizen is over six feet tall and has a full-faculties life-expectancy around 100 years. Even the poor get medical care and food. The Yosh (DBs from Yoshugoku) are uncommon but not particularly discriminated against (your mileage may vary, but MDC folks usually get at least courtesy), though other DBs may have some issues, particularly among the less educated. The nature of the founding of the Clave tends towards acceptance. There’s an attitude of live and let live pervading society except at the intrigue/political level, and that’s best assessed at a personal level.

Alignment (general populace): Principled 5%, Scrupulous 15%, Unprincipled 60%, Anarchist 15%, Aberrant 4%, Miscreant < 1%, Diabolic < 1%

The general attitude is one of benevolent neglect, where people are more or less free to make their own way and decisions, as long as it doesn’t harm others. Those asking for assistance in their lifestyle choices almost always receive it, however. The assumption “if they aren’t complaining too much, things are fine” runs the city.

Alignment (government): Principled 30%, Scrupulous 60%, Unprincipled < 1%, Anarchist < 1%, Aberrant 8%, Miscreant < 1%, Diabolic < 1%

Clave government tends towards very bureaucratic but generally well-intentioned. While the law is typically clear, both judges and police enforcers often look the other way when a crime clearly benefits society. For more neutral violations (victimless or self-inflicted crimes) punishments tend towards public service and work programs or sometimes fines. Several such punishments include training regimens designed to teach the offender a useful trade skill (usually logging or carpentry), allowing them to find gainful employment. More extreme punishments usually involve tattooing, such as “Poor Impulse Control” or “Chronic Exhibitionist” on a prominent body part, including the forehead. Repeat offenders are usually exiled or rarely executed (those deemed permanent threats to society). There is little long-term imprisonment.

Clave law makes a very serious distinction between motives behind crimes. Negligent (or ‘without malice’) crimes generally bring aforesaid public service or work, while Intentional (or ‘with malice’) crimes are harshly dealt with. In the middle ground are Emotional crimes, where the offender may not originally have intended malice while still clearly making the choices leading to harm. These crimes are often scrutinized intensely to determine if the offender is hiding their malice.

Almost universally, carrying a weapon or piece of equipment indicates forethought and the willingness to use that item. Therefore crimes done using said items are almost always considered ‘with malice’.

Clave Demographics

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