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  • Activist Groups
    • The Far Horizons Foundation
      • Student activist group and OPA front that missing Mao daughter Juliet Andromeda Mao got mixed up with when she went off to college. Tracking her down is the shareholder favor that Captain Shaddid requests of Detective Miller.
  • Armed Forces
    • Coalition Navy
      • When the Scopuli is captured, Julie wonders if her captors are pirates, or the Coalition Navy.
    • Earth Mars Coalition Navy
      • Also known as EMCN. Military that often passed through Ceres on its way to Saturn, Jupiter and the stations of the belt.
    • Earth Navy
      • James Holden used to serve in the Earth Navy prior to the Canterbury.
    • MCRN
      • Martian Congressional Republic Navy.
    • United Nations Navy
      • Also known as UNN, the naval branch of the United Nations military, the largest fleet in Sol System.
  • Banks
    • Consolidated Holdings And Investments
      • Several families put their savings together and invested in the Xinglong. For the rest of the finances needed, they took a loan from Consolidated Holdings and Investments.
  • Bars and Night Clubs
    • The Blue Frog
      • Port bar catering to the constant extra million noncitizens of Ceres, a near exact replica of a famous Earth bar in Mumbai.
    • The Distinguished Hyacinth Lounge
      • Cop bar - mostly Star Helix Security, but some of the minor corporate forces hung out there too - Protogen, Pinkwater, Al Abbiq.
  • Beverages-Alcohol
    • Moss Whiskey
      • Native Ceres liquor made from engineered yeast that Detective Miller drinks.
  • Churches, Religions and Religious Organizations
    • Our Lady Of Sleeping Through It
      • Fake church from joke Miller makes to the missionary he meets on the way to Eros Station from Ceres Station, after the missionary comments that the seats remind him of going to church.
  • Corporations
    • Corporaco Do Gato Preto
      • Corporation Dawes mentions to Detective Miller, corportion that a freighter was registered to.
    • CPM
      • Carne For la Machine, also known as Meat for the machine. A new corporation out of Luna.
    • Glapion Collective
      • OPA front, owner of the Dagon, a ship docked at Ceres Station.
    • Mao-Kwikowski Mercantile
      • Also known as Maokwik. Originally a legal firm involved in the epic failure of the Venusian cloud cities, now involved in interplanetary transport.
    • MYOFB Corporation
      • Owner of the Badass Motherfucker, a freight hauler doing a triangle between Luna, Ganymede and the Belt.
  • Criminal Organizations
    • Golden Bough Society
      • Belt-based crime syndicate operating on Ceres Station.
    • The Hand
      • Crime syndicate that operated on Ceres Station before the Golden Bough.
    • Loca Greiga
      • Belt-based crime syndicate operating on Ceres Station.
  • Currency
    • New Yen
      • Currency on Ceres Station.
  • Drugs-Recreational
    • Malta
      • Recreational drug mentioned when Detectives Miller and Havelock interview a suspect.
    • MCK
      • Recreational drug mentioned when Detectives Miller and Havelock interview a suspect.
  • Electronics-Power
    • Epstein Drive
      • Fusion drive capable of traveling a marginal percentage of the speed of light that enabled space flight to other planets in the solar system.
  • Flowers, Plants and Trees
    • Devil's Ivy
      • Staples of first generation air recycling, still in use at the Distinguished Hyacinth Lounge on Ceres Station.
    • Snake Plant
      • Staples of first generation air recycling, still in use at the Distinguished Hyacinth Lounge on Ceres Station.
  • Food Companies
    • The Pur'n'Kleen Water Company
      • Also known as P&K, company that specializes in delivering water to the Belt in the form of ice from Saturn's rings.
  • Games
    • Golgo
      • Game Naomi plays on Tycho Station, a cross between darts and soccer.
  • Government Entities and Agencies/Bureaus/Councils
    • The Martian Congressional Republic
      • No description available
    • The Outer Planets Alliance
      • Also known as OPA. Network of loosely-aligned militant groups seeking to combat exploitation of the Belts.
  • Historical Events
    • The Massacre Of Anderson Station
      • Armed revolt squashed by the Colonel Johnson of the Coalition.
  • Manufacturing Companies
    • Tycho Manufacturing and Engineering Concern
      • One of the first major corporations to move into the Belt, headquartered on Tycho Station.
  • Medicine
    • The Juice
      • Going on the Juice was pilot-speak for a high-g burn that would knock an unmediated human unconscious. The juice was the cocktail of drugs the pilot's chair would inject into him to see him conscious, alert, and hopefully stroke free when his body weighed five hundred kilos.
  • Musicians
    • The Moldy Filters
      • Once onboard Tycho Station, Naomi sings karaoke to a song by the Moldy Filters.
  • Outer Space
    • CA-2216862
      • Asteroid where James Holden and the crew of the Canterbury track the source of the distress signal.
    • Eros
      • Home of Eros Station, a space station that was one of the first sites of human colonization.
  • Poetry
    • The Death Self
      • Poem Miller recalls while on Eros Station.
  • Recipes
    • Mother Elise's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
      • Holden's mother's recipe, that he recalls in his lucid dream.
  • Schools-Military
    • The Ceres Center For Jujitsu
      • Jujitsu center that Julie Mao attended.
  • Security Services
    • Al Abbiq
      • Minor corporate security force that hangs out at the Distinguished Hyacinth Lounge, along with Star Helix Security personnel.
    • Pinkwater
      • Minor corporate security force that hangs out at the Distinguished Hyacinth Lounge, along with Star Helix Security personnel.
    • Protogen
      • Minor corporate security force that hangs out at the Distinguished Hyacinth Lounge, along with Star Helix Security personnel. Earth corporation known as a security firm with a large research division.
    • Star Helix
      • Private police force and military garrison, based on Earth, serving Ganymede and Ceres station.
  • Shopping Centers
    • Nakanesh Import Consortium
      • Organization Havelock mentions, where there was a pretty good assault.
  • Space Stations
    • Anderson Station
      • A tiny shipping depot almost on the opposite side of the Belt from the major port Ceres, minor distribution station for water and air in one of the sparsest stretches of the Belt.
    • Ceres Station
      • The port city of the Belt and the outer planets with 6 million permanent residents and as many as a thousand ships docking in any given day.
    • Eros Station
      • A space station that was one of the first sites of human colonization. When the commerce of shipping moved to Ceres, Eros Station found other ways to soak money from its visitors: Casinos. Brothels. Shooting galleries. Vice in all its commercial forms.
    • Pallas Station
      • One of the oldest refinement stations in the Belt, and one that Detective Miller considers during the course of his investigation.
    • Phoebe Science Station
      • Space station mentioned on newsfeed when Detectives Miller and Havelock are heading to the Distinguished Hyacinth Lounge: Communication problems plague Phoebe Science Station.
    • Saturn Station
      • Space station that sends help to the Knight after the Cant is destroyed.
    • Thoth Station
      • Private spin station in the Belt, used for research on the protomolecule by the Protogen Corporation.
    • Tycho Station
      • The largest mobile construction platform in the Sol system, and the Belt headquarters of Tycho Manufacturing and Engineering Concern. Space station where missing Mao daughter Juliet Andromeda Mao was last employed.
  • Sporting Events
    • Parrish/Dorm 500k
      • Race that missing Mao daughter Juliet Andromeda Mao won 1st place, a race only really rich people could afford to fly in.
  • Strip Clubs
    • John Rock Gentlemen's Club
      • Strip club.
  • Substances
    • Protomolecule
      • Also known as The Phoebe Bug. Alien agent encased in Phoebe, a weapon created by extra-terrestrials.
  • TV Shows-Children
    • Misko And Marisko
      • Kids show featuring five dinosaurs that Holden and Miller discuss on Eros Station.
  • Vehicle Manufacturing Companies
    • The Bush Shipyards
      • Vehicle manufacturer that Holden mentions, makers of standard light-cruiser engines.
  • Vehicle Models - Space
    • Corvette
      • Light frigate, a fleet escort vessel, the smallest naval ship equipped with an Epstein drive.
    • Phantom Class
      • Type of ship escorting the Earth science vessel Charles Lyell.
  • Vehicles-Space
    • Adrianopole
      • A third-get prospector docked at Pallas Station that Detective Miller considers during his investigation..
    • The Badass Motherfucker
      • A freight hauler doing a triangle between Luna, Ganymede and the Belt, that Detective Miller considers during his investigation. Owned by MYOFB Corporation out of Luna.
    • The Bandon
      • MCRN ship that Alex served on.
    • Canterbury
      • Retooled colony transport roughly in the shape of a fire hydrant, now an ice hauling ship, nicknamed the Cant, that investigates a distress signal coming from the abandoned transport vessel Scopuli.
    • Charles Lyell
      • Earth science vessel.
    • The Dagon
      • Ship docked at Ceres Station owned by the Glapion Collective, and probably an OPA front, that Detective Miller considers during his investigation.
    • The Guy Molinari
      • OPA ship, a repurposed cargo ship converted to an assault ship.
    • The Knight
      • The Cantebury's shuttlecraft.
    • LDSS Nauvoo
      • A generational ship, later known as Behemoth and then Medina Station.
    • MCRN Tachi
      • Corvette-class frigate torpedo bomber stationed aboard the Donnager battleship, renamed Rocinante by James Holden when he and his crew use the ship to escape from the Donnager. Named after Don Quixote's horse.
    • MCRN Donnager
      • Flagship of the Martian Congressional Republic Navy's Jupiter fleet.
    • Ravi
      • Captain McBride's UNN escort vessel.
    • Razorback
      • Missing Mao daughter Juliet Andromeda Mao's racing ship.
    • Rocinante
      • Corvette-class frigate torpedo bomber stationed aboard the Donnager battleship, originally named Tachi before James Holden when he and his crew use the ship to escape from the Donnager.
    • The Scipio Africans
      • MCRN patrol destroyer used for border patrol and inspecting civilian ships for licensing and smuggling.
    • Scopuli
      • Abandoned transport vessel.
    • Xinglong
      • Small privately owned prospector ship.
    • Zhang Fei
      • James Holden's last posting during his 7 years in the UNN was on the destroyer Zhang Fei.
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