Bullseye is an Earth-like world with alternate geography. In the distant past it was struck by something massive which left the planet with a Ring shaped Pangea style continent as it's major feature.
The Ring has about as much land area as Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America.
It has a central mountain range as a spine. The Ring has wide spots and narrow spots. In the south east at about 4 o'clock, the ring has subsided enough so that the mountain tops of the spine are islands, and ships can get out and navigate.
The native are humans of all sorts of descriptions, with a minority of a Humanoid species called "Orcs" by the natives.
The major nations of this world have just hit about 1963 in technology level.
Opposite of the Ring is a craggy, difficult and rugged land that is rich in mineral wealth. Native Orcs are oppressed, and work there to advance the interests of the human nations of the Ring.
Orcs and humans are interfertile. Most of the people called Orcs are actually Orc/human hybrids.
A small Civil Rights Movement struggles to gain acceptance and get it's message heard.
12:00 Path to alt
02:00 Professor Null's Island
04:00 Opal Isles
05:00 North Eastern Frontier (Siberia)
06:00 Antartica - Garage for world exploration
08:00 Kotaido Prefecture
10:00 Kingdom of Molokon
11:00 Golden Province, Union of NW Provinces:
12:00 Path to System
01:00 Bullseye 1663 (Seven Seas) (Europe in the Alps)
02:00 Bullseye 1963 (Orcs)
03:00 Path to +c1
04:00 - "Lothlorien " Poki Base
05:00 Bullseye (1963) Ant Attack
06:00 Path to Prime
07:00 Bullseye World War II (1943) (K)
08:00 Bullseye Shadowrun (2023)
09:00 Path to -c1
10:00 Bullseye 1863 (Civil War)
11:00 Bullseye 1963 Order of the Iron Ring (If the "good guys" lost Bullseye War II)
12:00 - Path to Stellar
01:00 - (Locked) Luna
02:00 - Mars. Dome, ruins of an old probe visible
03:00 - Blank
04:00 - (Locked) Pallas
05:00 - (Locked) Ganymeade
06:00 - Path to Alt
07:00 - (Locked) Mimas
08:00 - (Locked) Miranda
09:00 - Blank
10:00 - (Locked) Triton
11:00 - (Locked) Pluto
12:00 - Blank
01:00 - (Locked) Bor'cha
02:00 - Arkol, Skay, Tugan
03:00 - Blank
04:00 - (Locked) Kynmar
05:00 - (Locked) Blox
06:00 - Path to System
07:00 - (Locked) Frendle
08:00 - (Locked) Dabe
09:00 - Blank
10:00 - (Locked) Grexian
11:00 - (Locked) Whurr
Palawa is an Island not unlike Tasmania. It is run as a semi-independant nation/colony by Montaigne. it has it's own parliament and police. It has a coast guard which acts as a self defense force, but can be taken over by Montaigne at will.
During the war of the Iron Ring, Palawans, includsing most of their half orc male population were drafted and sent to fight.
The Portal opens at Lake Queen Esselem, about 100 klicks away from Princeton
Analogous to the United States. Started out as a federation of free provinces that broke free of Montaigne, was eventually forcibly uunified and contrally controlled.
The gate opens in a destery region, near a small town called "Pacific City"
A smush of Ireland and the U.K.
The gate opens into a cave, covered by an intelligence installation in an area reminiscence of the Scottish Moors.
They are running a small Fringeworthy project out of OI-6 , their Intelligence Branch.
Analogous to France, took a major beating in the War of the Iron Ring
One of several Germanic kingdoms, after the war of the Iron Ring, the Germany analog was broken back up into component pieces Eisen is the major nation and the western friendly one
Analogous to Spain
A smush of Madagascar and India, they were histile to the Iron Ring. They like to play Central Command and The West off against each other,
A Smush of Adfrican countries.
An Oriental Island nation, smushes Japan, Korea and China
A collection of nations that believe in central control and the opposite of individualism
A Gate opens in their North Eastern Hinterlands.
The Dark Continent
A mineral rich, mountanous continent. Home of the Orcs, originallty. Colonized by Humans of the ring, difficult, if not impossible to pacify. Sort of a colonial football.
Orcs and Half Orcs:
These are the same as the fantasy RPG orcs. They're humans, altered with heavy bone structure, altered musculature, a big jaw with tusks and heavy brow ridges. .
A normal Orc is stronger and tougher then a normal human, although the range of variations among humans is wider than the difference between the average orc and the average human. Humans on Bullseye assert that orcs are not as intelligent as humans, but this is a bell curve thing and tells you nothing about the next Orc you meet.
Orcs are humans, because they can breed with humans.
An Orc/Human breeding results in a half-orc. A person who has qualities of both parents.
On Bullseye, Most full blooded orcs are native to the dark continent where they fight colonization. Orcs and Half Orcs have been imported to the ring and elsewhere - they were used as slaves until 100 years ago. They're still considered semi-human, not really full people, a state which some people are starting to publicly call bullshit.