Bao Zhi Fortress of Knowledge)
A university and several libraries are found in the mountain top city of Bao-Zhi
Sakra is THE major city on the planet of Tiengong. Since the planet is named after the Taoist “Jade Emperor” and since the planet has vast deposits of Tiengong Jade, this city is named Sakra – the Buddhist version of “Jade Emperor” – and is located on the largest island on the planet.
The inhabitants of Sakra have a strong desire to improve and progress. If the population of Sakra is presented with an idea that is new, unusual, or contrary to local precedent, they take a progressive social outlook: they believes change to be good and healthy. They readily accept promising new ideas. Society in Sakra is changing and in a state of flux. They are advancing with a fair measure of drive and definite measurable progress exits.
When faced with the thought of forcing themselves on others, the residents of Sakra are passive. The population prefers inaction to the use of force, and they will actually pursue every other option before using force. Almost everyone is armed and they openly display their weapons and whatever military might they do have. The population will try every other option before using force, but if someone does have to use force, they do support individuals defending themselves, their families and their property. There is a political splinter group in Sakra that is very militant. They readily express their support for solving problems using military means.
The people of Sakra are pretty cohesive and they generally agree on major issues, although observable dissension does exist. The general reaction of the local population to obvious off-worlders is congenial and friendly. Locals often treat off-worlders favorably.
There are four unusual prominent local customs in the city of Sakra. Each clan wears distinctive Tiengong Jade jewelry, which is one easy way to distinguish kinships. For Sakrarians their calendar is constructed on the basis of the odors of flowers which come into bloom at different times of the year. One odd thing that the entire population of this city practices is that no citizen of this city will pay any taxes at all—Period. Finally, the most unusual custom that has been observed is that the respected Sakra Institute of Science and Technology has a most unusual contract requirement: in order to be on the academic staff of the most prestigious learning institution on the planet, the faculty member must be a vegan—all professors and deans can’t touch meat!
The major industry in Sakra is hydroelectric power.