A Femarctic bondship is a legal contract that recognizes multiple citizens as one, responsible for combined residences and credit holdings. Sexual exclusivity of the group is an ethical requirement. The group becomes a pod when rearing donations. Under current law, all bondships must include at least two principal members of equal credit status. A bondship contains four to five members; rarely larger than six; monogamous bonds are considered unethical and abnormal.
Monogamy is taboo, yet two citizens can be bonded, and have this relationship recognized by the citizenry; legally is called Wa`xam. Waxamists are rare in Femarctic society, and on top of enduring the social stigma, monogamists are treated as mentally ill in the military, penalized in certain vocational fields, and are barred from donational collection and rearing.
- Subaki typically initiate bonding, as it was once a legal requirement to collecting donations. Zaxiri aren’t inclined to bond; they’re sought out for bondship due to the lifetime of credit they acquire upon birthing a donation.
- Bonding attracts Hizaki because of the higher vocational credit threshold they can get by being bonded.
- Bizaki enter and most often initiate bonds as cohabitating socially with those they care for aids in their emotional health.
- Fleet and PAC Marixi avoid bonding; those that do bond rarely live full time with their pods, opting to reside in Orta or live where they serve between the poles.
- Citizen’s Guard typically bond as it reflects well on their service record.
EVOLUTION OF LEGAL BONDSHIP
The rules around modern bondship have changed since the era of the original subjects, as legal writs of credit division, donational custody, and real-estate ownership, have altered the constructs of group involvement.
In the time of the originals, bringing the relationship to the Sernatae was required. In the era of the First Gen, the breeding castes (Subak or Zaxir) sat before one another and presented each, her bonds. Over time, two credit-independent partners became a requirement (implemented during the years of the Second Gen, due to their lack of donations). When the Fifth Gen came to power, Hizak sought to control the balance of donational distribution and cited that a bondship must contain one Hizak and one Subak. This alteration led to rising numbers of non-bonded Subaki among the Sixth—until a Cloister vote by the Fifth mandated laws dictating that a Subaki needed to be bonded, to collect her donations. Bondship numbers were lowest among the Sixth Ramaxian Gen, and their males barred from bonding. Legal maneuvering by the conservative Fifth Gen made being a Waxamist a financial burden (unless bonded to a Zaxir – the only caste upon which monogamy is exceedingly rare).
In the era of the Ninth Gen, the Subaki minority led to the laws being altered requiring Subaki choosing not to bond, could collect donations made from their patches only if the the Zaxir birthing the donation was willing to allow collection. Among the maturing Tenth Gen, a motion brought before the Sernatae by Tenth-Gen legislator Yegi Das (Pikalit) and seconded by Ninth-Gen Ryl Jyr (Utama) removed the presence of a requisite Hizak in bondship applications; instead it required only two principal partners of equal credit status (effectively freeing Subaki to obtain sole custodial requirement). The motion won the support of the Ruling Gen Platform by a single vote, that of CM Wox Dag.
- Donations | Gen Code
- Femmar | Generational Production
- Base Reactivity & Patch Collection
- Patch Design Phase | Patch Combination
- Zaxiri: Implantation & Delivery
- Subaki: Social Placement & Collection