The Sioux Nation
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The key stretches of the Sioux Sector's demarcator follow Intercity 25 south to the Highway 70 interchange, then east as far as Route 85, follow Route 85 north, then head northeast along Highway 76 and out of the Denver metropolitan area. The Sioux non-contiguous sector (NCS) -one of two in the Free Zone-covers a small area carved out of the downtown core. Apparently drawn by people with maps in front of them, but with no knowledge about the actual geography of the area, the northern and eastern demarcators of the Sioux non-contiguous sector run due east-west and north-south. but the streets themselves align along northeast-southwest and northwest-southeast axes
The demarcation for the NCS follows 17th Street. Broadway. East 18th Avenue. and Pennsylvania Street. then drifts off into north~south orthogonal-land again. cutting across blocks and through buildings - or more precisely, through lots where buildings used to be - without much logic.
Travel passes to the Sioux Sector are virtually the same thing as time-limited visitors' visas. The application process is exactly the same, and, after the initial approval, the time limit can be extended on request at the border-crossing point where the visitor entered the sector.
Cost of Living Notes
It's relatively easy to arrange immigration into the Sioux Nation, and only slightly more difficult to get into the sector. If you can prove descent from one of the major tribes that make up the Sioux Nation's population, more or less all you have to do is apply. The government will grant you citizenship and the right to live and work in the sector. In this definition, "major tribes" extends to include nearly a dozen, rather than just the five represented on the Council.
If you don't have the appropriate heritage, you can apply for Official Resident status, which allows you to live and work in
Work visas are available and required for anyone who wants to work in the high-technology Industry. No work visa is necessary for employment in other economic segments, particularly those dependent on manual labor. All that's necessary is a visitor's visa, which can be had more or less for the asking.
All firearms heavier than light pistols must be licensed, Anyone applying for such a license must provide a SIN and
Hunting weapons· such as single-shot, semi-auto, and burst-fire long arms are legal. However, such weapons must be
Chips, Drugs and Alcohol
The Sioux Nation keeps a tight rein on all kinds of mindbenders,whether electronic, narcotic, or alcoholic, and the Sioux Sector only allows a little slack. Only government licensed purveyors can sell simsense chips legally, and the restrictions on modulation amplitude are stricter than in UCAS. (Chips far less "edgy" than California hots are illegal in the Sioux Sector.) Recreational drugs fall into the category of big illegal, and penalties for possession and private use rival those for out-and-out dealing. Grocery stores sell wine and beer, but both have government-mandated limits on alcohol content: 12 percent for wine, 4.5 percent for beer. Hard liquor may only be bought from government "Liquor Distribution Branch" outlets.
The Bureau of Civil Enforcement, a branch of the bureaucracy under the control of the Council of Chiefs. contracted
Within a year, ESSI was working hand-in-gauntlet with thenational police force and the army. Certain assets from both
The Bureau of Justice (BI) dispenses justice in the Sioux Sector. The BJ Is much less efficient than ESSI. Suspects scooped up and dropped into the holding pens might stay there for months before a Judiciary council hears their cases. A single Judge, usually a shaman, presides over the Judiciary council. The BJ appoints judges for life unless it finds reason to remove them. Prosecutors, defense counsels, and all lawyers must be licensed by the BJ In Cheyenne. Though the adversarlal trial process resembles what you'd see in the UCAS, Sioux Judges enjoy much more freedom to either admit or reject evidence, and infinitely more leeway in following or ignoring precedents.
The Sioux Sector has no licensing requirements for Class A cyberware. In effect, ESSI couldn't give a frag, Class B and Class C must be licensed, however. The licensing process involves a background check.
Cyberdecks must be licensed by the appropriate department of the Bureau of Civil Enforcement. License applicants must provide the inspectors with all the personal background data we've bagged on about above and allow them to inspect
The penalties for possession, use of, or trafficking in controlled substances cover a huge range. and they don't seem to depend in any predictable way on circumstances and quantities involved. For example, a local BTL dealer was fined 20,000
Criminal Offenses and Punishment Table
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