Political History of Rigel IV
For the past one hundred years, Rigel IV has been home to a political civil war that has slowly brewed from unrest in the working class, up to acts of violence in the last 20 years. A group known as the Terran Democracy has become the name of the civil movement in the last 10 years. The group has been a part of every type of political action from peaceful demonstrations, to inciting riots in recent years, as peaceful measures had shown to be less successful than hoped.
With this political cauldron brewing, a voice of reason has stepped into the light. Francoi Beauvais, a senator from Latania City on Rigel IV, has worked tirelessly with officials from the Terran Democracy, to bring peace, and to create protection clauses for the working class. Beauvais’ hope is to ‘bring Rigel back together again’, and bring peace to the colonies. Other planets throughout the Colonies have seen small bands of activists acting under the name ‘Terran Democracy’ sprout up, most recently on Carpathia, and Corinth, in the Colonial Prime system,which is the colonial seat. Government officials hope that Beauvais can bring peace to Rigel IV, to quell future uprisings in other planets throughout the known systems.
From gravcycle enthusiast, to game hunter, Beauvais has spent many a weekend with the people he hopes to enfranchise. He says “One by one, they will see that I am ‘Their’ man. And one by one, they will want to achieve peace and order as I do, through the process of an honest government. I will rid Rigel IV of corruption, and bring all people of Rigel, the prosperity they deserve.”