Social Institutions D - F

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

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Dark Ages (Taupoian): The time after The Great Dying before interstellar travel could be resumed. (Rogue Planet)

Dark Ages (Waxonian): The time after The Time of Great Strife, after the Lost Colonies separated from Waxon, and much knowledge was lost on Waxon. The treasures of Ramunus were dispersed at some time during these Dark Ages.

Dendrology Research Corporation: An organization whose ostensible purpose is to do research on trees and other alien life forms. In reality it provides intelligence and security functions for clients. (A Many-Splendored Thing)

Dezes Temporary Storage: The facility in Ramunus City where Carson stores her holographic quantum dot suit. (Split Personality) "Dezes," with proper diacritical marks, is Lithuanian for "Boxes."

Double Prime: A university degree equivalent to what we would designate as a Bachelor of Science. (A Conversation with Gina Verucchio)

Duck and Doughnut, The: Tavern in Panjandrum City where Pierre Bordeaux goes to look for Baroo. (The Duck and Doughnut) The name resulted from a discussion during the 2009 Christmas Break with my son, Scott. I can't remember the content of the discussion, but the name "Duck and Doughnut" for a pub just came into my mind. It had nothing to do with "Dunkin Donut," which was not even part of the discussion. It may have had something to do with the Aflac duck and a lifesaver ring.

Earth-Moon-Mars system: The political linking of the governments of Earth, Moon, and Mars at the time that the exodus from Earth begins.

El Dorado Medical Center: The  hospital in El Dorado, Arkansas, where Bidido was cared for when he lost his eye. (Thixotropic)

Fawddomite: A follower of the Taupoian, Brittany Fawddom. (The Great Dying)

Final Countdown: The deadline at Starbase Prime for offering for sale anything collected by the Taupoians. (Day of the Doomrock/Rogue Planet)

First Patience Bank of El Dorado: The bank where the Sword of Ramunus is secured in the safety deposit box room. (Grimace)

Flesh trade: Buying and selling of sex-slaves

Fort of Ewanuick: Small, stone fortress where the legendary Waxonian hero, Ewanuick, retreated to when pursued by Royal Rangers. The fortress is located on a small, basaltic island in the middle of the Reslams River just before it plunges 100 meters over the edge of the West Rorrstip Rim. (Three Enchilada Dinners To Go). Ewanuick is the last name of Fred Ewanuick, the fellow who played Hank in the Canadian TV show, "Corner Gas."

Frannki's Bar and Gruel: One of the more elegant night spots in Inngearr Sirronn on Carrthussia. Owned by Frannki O'Chett. (Apprill Showers) The name was just an idea that came to me after driving past a restaurant in El Dorado with "Grill" in its name.

Freelance Merchant: A euphemism for a space or interstellar pirate (Ghost Writers in Disguise)

 

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