Social Institutions A - C

Businesses, artificial structures, social or political organizations or events, named historical events, etc.

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Ancient Keep of the Skinks: An old prison on Waxon. (The Butler Did It)

Anna's Anaheim Pepper: Formerly known as "Down the Hatch." A Mexican restaurant in Panjandrum not far from the spaceport. (Don't Cross the Ls in Tortilla) Now owned by Bidido.

Archette of Zeta: The (female) head of government on Zeta 4. (A Many-Splendored Thing)

Attorney, Investigating: see Investigating Attorney

BC or BCE: Before Current/Common Era. The abbreviation or term appended to a year's designation. "Before Current/Common Era" replaced "Before Christ" to avoid its religious connotation during the twentieth century on Earth.

Belgeum Outdoors: Sporting goods store eight blocks north of the Hotel Viktorija and on the opposite side of the street. It has a facade made to look like logs. There is a bell on the door. Bows, arrows, and stuffed animals and birds adorn the walls. (Superb Owl Sunday)

Black Pearl Tahtian Hotel: A 5-star hotel in Papeete where Bidido stayed. (Bloodstone)

Bordeaux Antiquities: Pierre Bordeaux's antique shop in Panjandrum (The Duck and Doughnut and The Tartian Egg)

Bronislovas Grocers: A company from Ramunus City which delivers food and supplies to prisons on Waxon. (Three Enchilada Dinners To Go)

Café, The: Restaurant at the spaceport at Ramunus City on Waxon. Connected to the restaurant, Juan's the One, by a tunnel. (Three Enchilada Dinners To Go)

Calendar, Taupoian: The combination of the length of Taupoi's solar day and its distance from its sun results in a year of 503 days. The Taupoians have developed a calendar consisting of 5 months of 10 day weeks and 10 week months for each year. The additional 3 days (or a fourth leap day) at the end of each year are considered "World Days" - national holidays - and are not part of any month. The fifth and tenth days of each month are generally looked upon as unofficial holidays (like Saturday and Sunday in our calender.)

Caryton Gray: A castle in Panjandrum City owned by Bidido. (The Pirates of Panjandrum and The Tartian Egg)

Caryton Gray Security: Security company on Panjandrum. (Someday My Prints Will Come) Owned by Bidido.

CE: Current/Common Era. The abbreviation or term appended to a year's designation. CE replaced the AD abbreviation to avoid its religious connotation during the twentieth century on Earth.

Chatterbox: A social networking site used by Pierre Bordeaux. (The Duck and Doughnut)

Chennault Field: The spaceport at El Dorado, Arkansas. (Thixotropic)

Claudius Electronics: A company based on Panjandrum which manufactures and distributes electronic equipment, especially holographic quantum dot products. (A Conversation with Gina Verucchio)

Clockwork Carrot: A vid program broadcast on Panjandrum with news and opinion. The program is hosted by Clay Garrett. (A Conversation with Gina Verucchio)

Conjunction: A yearly meeting of soldiers of fortune on Mentec. The event was initiated by the Mentecians, but participants may come from any planet.

Cosmocampus: Company in Panjandrum which sells and maintains televator systems in large buildings. (Don't Cross the Ls in Tortilla)

 

Page updated: 9 February 2016
Page created: 19 January 2012