Sioux Sector

The Sioux Nation

The Sioux Nation Sector
Executive Mary Cat Dancing
Population 503,000
Human 70%
Elf 9%
Dwarf 3%
Ork 14%
Troll 4%
Other 0%
SINless Population (est.) 65,160
Per Capita Income 21,500 =Y=
Below Poverty Level 20%
Super-wealthy 1%
Megacorporate Affiliation 31%
Security Provider Eagle Security
Services Inc.
GED 55%
4 year degree 26%
Masters or higher 8%
Regional Telecom Grid NA/SIO
Opinion-Editorial by Walks-In-Shadows, Adept

Proud Son

If you listen to the trideo (a horrible invention), the Sioux lands are nothing more than open fields and hidden commandos waiting to pounce. There is **far* more to the Nation than that. While it is true that we are taught the arts of war, we are a proud and watchful people and have more than our share of enemies waiting to take back what they think is theirs. The sector is, in my opinion, a watch post to keep an eye on these enemies and a reminder that we've had our share of battles and still survive.

Geographic Overview

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

  • Only corporate security forces (and their "legal designates," of course) can buy explosive rounds and the nastier forms of ordnance.
  • Explosives are easier to obtain In the Sioux Sector than elsewhere. All you need Is an easy-to-forge certificate of need and a smooth line of bulldrek.
  • Corp and sector security forces can use silencers without restriction. Civilians cannot possess them legally. People can install smartlinks at will, but the only legal model is a very poor excuse for cyberware from a company called Telspol.
  • Civilians cannot legally possess any armor heavier than armored clothing.
  • Only Sioux-manufactured headware may be legally installed in sector citizens. Unfortunately. headware is not an item the Sioux Nation seems to be able to manufacture well.
  • The cost of any legally purchased magical item includes major premiums. because the only legitimate Talismonger/distributor willing (allowed?) to deal with the Sioux Sector is based In Casper, Sioux Nation. As a result, you pay the nation's surtax on magical drek (built into the cost, of course. to circumvent the anti-gouging provisions of the Treaty).
  • The Sioux government places very few restrictions on what corporate security forces and their "legal designates" may possess In the way of security vehicles.


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
the nation and the sector, and then apply for citizenship after three consecutive years of residence.

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
other personal information. Once an application is approved, the individual may purchase the desired weapon following a 48-hour waiting period. Individuals may carry light pistols In public,
but may not carry heavier weapons.

Hunting weapons· such as single-shot, semi-auto, and burst-fire long arms are legal. However, such weapons must be
licensed and can only be transported between your home and a recognized hunting area. Cruising the sector with your handy-dandy hunting rifle is an invitation to trouble. Bow hunters should be aware that any bow with a draw·weight of 13 kilograms or more falls under the same restrictions as firearms. Only security forces and their legal designates may carry weapons capable of full autofire.

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.

Law Enforcement

The Bureau of Civil Enforcement, a branch of the bureaucracy under the control of the Council of Chiefs. contracted
OUt liS law enforcement responsibilities to a Cheyenne-based private security outfit known as Eagle Security Services Inc:. (ESSI). Founded within weeks of the signing of the Treaty of Denver, ESSI quickly assembled Its staff by hiring retired members of the Sioux Nation's civil police force and the national armed forces.

Within a year, ESSI was working hand-in-gauntlet with thenational police force and the army. Certain assets from both
national organizations were laid off or decommissioned and immediately hired by ESSI.


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 chipset to ensure the deck writes the appropriate signature to the Matrix audit trail. Applicants must also license utility software. All attack and masking utilities are strictly illegal. All other utilities may not exceed Rating 4. The penalty for possessing or using illegal software is the same as for using an unlicensed deck - 25,000 nuyen and one year in jail. And that penalty applies for each piece of illegal software in your possession (including backup copies).


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
nuyen and thrown in jail for a year In 2053. Early this year, a user - not a dealer - was sentenced to four years in jail for possessing a single 2XS chip.

Criminal Offenses and Punishment Table

Offense Fine Sentence
Arson 10,000 2 yr
Assault 5,000 1 yr
Battery 5,500 1 yr
Extortion 2-3 yrs
F. Confinement 2-5 yrs
Fraud 2-5 yrs
Illegal Entry 1-5 yrs
Kidnapping 5-10 yrs
Larceny(petty) 2-5 yrs
Larceny(grand) 2-10 yrs
Murder 1 30 yrs-life
(no parole)
Murder 2 10 yrs-life
Murder 3 2-5 yrs
Negligence 1-5 yrs
Rape 2-5 yrs
Rape (statutory) 5-15 yrs
R. Endangerment 15,000 2 yrs
Solicitation 1,000
Trafficking 50,000 2-5 yrs
Treason 10 yrs-life
Vandalism 2,000
Accessory 20% normal
Conspiracy 50% normal
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