Nostalgia for Absolution
Shah is a temperate planet, originally colonized by peoples of Arabic descent, and thus the culture is largely comparable to Syrian Earth, though without much religion (the peoples of Shah are superstitious, however). Contrary to Syrian Earth, Shah enjoys an Egalitarian society, focused largely on scientific research and the pursuit of knowledge. Shah peoples are encouraged to seek answers to life’s great mysteries through a lifetime of study and self-improvement. They believe that bettering oneself allows for the betterment of all peoples, and allows for each citizen to be as educated and equal as the next. The Shah peoples strongly subscribe to the notion of, “It takes a village” in relation to raising children, helping one’s neighbor, and other civic duties. As such, there are many tight knit communities to be found within the planet (and also a lot of gossip!).
Psychics on Shah are held in high regard, given their ability to study and work on and study pre-Scream technologies. As such, they are generally the leaders of the varying industries and laboratories throughout their society. Though most people revere psychics, there are small splinter groups who resent them, and sometimes cause conflict within communities. Overall, however, the Shah peoples are largely peaceful and strongly believe in Karma and receiving back what one sends into the universe, both good and bad, several fold.