ndemans elected to keep the name; in spite of their opinion of the Shapers' attempt to control them, they are convinced the Shapers also deserve credit for creating them.
CATEGORY F ("Foreign Legion") ENLISTMENT: The provision made for anonymous enlistment in the Imperial military. A person wanting to make use of this provision must meet the normal enlistment criteria, and tell the recruiting officer the reason (which may not be revealed to any third party) for wanting Category F. If the recruiting officer is satisfied that the reason has no bearing on the individual's fitness for service, @ will be enlisted under a new name, with a Category F ident code (prefix FFF); only the Imperial computer net has data on both identities. The Cat F enlistee's career will not be restricted except in one way: @ may not become an officer without resuming @'s original name and ident code.
CE: Common Era, the Imperial term for what was called AD before the Empire's formation. BC, in those terms, is BCE--Before t