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Freehold is the first colonized planet in the Freehold system where the settlers adhere to a strict policy of individual rights and responsibility

At one time, led by governor Payne Houstan but he is unseated by Semple Marks after a dispute with the Transport Union[6]

The Rocinante crew with its remaining two crew members alongside Payne Houstan escaped back to Freehold after the Medina Station insurrection based on the late Clarissa's recommendation.

GovernmentEdit

Freehold is controlled by the Assembly of Sovereign Citizens which controls the sole settlement on the planet of three hundred people all born on Earth[7]. The law is then enforced by a local militia.

The Government is strongly opposed to the centralized authority of the Transport Union. The colony ship that first settled the planet had supplies of weaponry which were then operated by each colonist.

The Charter for the government called for radical personal autonomy enforced by a citizen militia of all three hundred colonists[8].

FeaturesEdit

The planet was colonized eight years before the Laconia-Sol Conflict and consisted of one township in a semiarid temperate zone. Low level agriculture was present put salvaged food supplies from hydroponics was still relied upon, and livestock of goats and chickens wasb present[9].

Lithum deposits in the planet crust, and high qualities of uranium trapped in polar glaciers make obtaining helium viable once mining facilities are built. Currently the colonists lack the ability to to mine these resources[10].

Notes Edit

  • In Chapter Four, the length of the day is expressed as "just eight hours and change" of daylight plus "little over nine" night. However, in chapter Fifty-Two, the day is described as "sixteen-hours-and-change". An hour is lost somewhere.

References

  1. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 52 - Naomi
  2. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 52 - Naomi
  3. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 52 - Naomi
  4. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 52 - Naomi
  5. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 2 - Bobbie
  6. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 4 - Holden
  7. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 2 - Bobbie
  8. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 2 - Bobbie
  9. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 2 - Bobbie
  10. The Expanse Novel: Persepolis Rising, chapter 2 - Bobbie