Countdown to Doomsday XXVc
Earth is populated by the Terrans, or natives of Earth. The condition of Earth is very bad compared to the other inner planets. Due to centuries of exploitation by RAM, many natural resources are spent, cities are demolished, and hopes are crushed. Advanced technology is confined to independent arcologies, but also several communities try to reestablish a more civilized order as well – the so-called “orgs” like Los Angelorg, Chicagorg, etc. Above Earth is a huge junk belt, formed from the detritus of innumerable space launches over the centuries. Most of this garbage is completely unidentified. Also in orbit around Earth are many satellites, especially at the Lagrange points of Luna’s orbit; these L-5 colonies are teeming slums.
The Organization for a New Earth, or “O.N.E.”, seeks to rebuild Earth and return order and prosperity to it. Until it was conquered by RAM, Earth was the dominant planet in the solar system. It is this former glory that drives ONE. Most ONE members use nicknames recalling the former glory of Earth, such as Beowulf or Washington. ONE uses as its headquarters a secret base, Salvation III Station. Salvation is hidden inside a junkyard satellite in a Lagrange point in orbit around Earth. Some notable members of ONE are the late Buck Rogers, Beowulf (the leader of ONE), and Carlton Turabian (who runs Salvation Station).