The arrival of the Monitor heralded the end of a long century of isolation for Tychus. The Orlamu Theocracy is busily resuming commerce, industrialization, and development on Tychus. Modern communications, medical technologies, and manufacturing techniques are transforming this quiet backwater world into a viable colony. Regrettably, two of the four major shipments of Orlamu supplies and equipment since the Return were hijacked on their way to Tychus. The installation of up-to-date tech has been delayed for months by these unfortunate incidents.
While Mount Illumination and its immediate surroundings look like a modern colony, many of the outlying regions still lack anything more sophisticated than running water and steam-powered machinery. However, the colonists of Yellow Sky are not ignorant savages; they know exactly what they’ve lost, and they’ve been very careful to educate each generation in the technology and science of the early 2300s. Lasers, mass transceivers, and gravity induction may be rare on Yellow Sky, but no one regards these devices as incomprehensible magic.