Where Do The Belters Live?

Who are the Martians in the expanse?

The Martians are those humans who colonized Mars and created permanent settlements there.

They strive to terraform the planet’s surface so that it more closely resembles Earth.

They are led by the Martian Congressional Republic, which is often in conflict with the United Nations..

What’s the OPA in the expanse?

Outer Planets AllianceThe Outer Planets Alliance (OPA) is a loosely affiliated network borrowing or associating under a core common ideology that started its life as a labor union or advocacy group, fighting for the interests of inhabitants of the Belt, often in direct conflict with the inner planets’ Earth-Mars Coalition Navy.

Where are belters from?

Belter is a term used to refer to persons born in the Asteroid Belt or the Moons of the outer planets. In a pejorative meaning, they are also called Skinnies, because of their altered physiology due to growing up and living in a low gravity environment.

How many belters are there?

The combined populations of the Belt and the outer planets reach just under 80 million. Belters are colonies of Earth, but they do not share its old-world conservatism.

What accent do belters have?

The Belter accent is due to Basic English not being the primary language spoken in the Belt (this is slightly hand waved in the show for entertainment and practical purposes). In the books the characters from the Belter point of view speak about 2/3 of the time the language they call Lang-Belta.

Why can’t belters go to Earth?

Many Belters would never be able to go to the surface of a planet after living their entire lives in low-gravity. … Earth gets its gravity from its enormous mass. Asteroids like Ceres or Eros are much less massive than Earth, so they don’t create enough gravity on their own.

What year is the expanse set in?

2350Probably around 2350. The timeframe for the series is, presumably intentionally, left vague. The world of The Expanse started as a tabletop RPG run by Ty Franck (one of the authors writing the book series behind the pseudonym James S. A. Corey). This RPG was called “2350”, and was presumably set in that year.

What does belter mean?

with a powerful voice: a singer with a powerful voice.

Why do belters have tattoos?

As for the neck tattoos they are part of the Belt’s shared cultural heritage, a reference to the early vacsuits worn by their first colonists of the asteroid belt. As there were many poor quality suits, supplied to them, many had faulty seals around the neck that would often breach.

What does Beltalowda mean?

“Beltalowda” – this means “us Belters,” or “belonging to the Belters.” For example, in Episode 1, the Gaunt Belter mentions “Owkwa beltalowda,” meaning “Our water” (or, more literally, “Water belonging to the Belters”).

What do the tattoos mean in the expanse?

These tattoos are an homage to Burn marks made by cheap seals seen on many older belters. The belt is practically a colony of the Inner planet companies and governments so the people of the belt are given gear good enough to not die right away but are not well taken care of. These neck tattoos are a reminder of that.

What are the neck tattoos in the expanse?

The Ink. The neck tattoos we see sported by most Belters give us further clues to the history of The Belt and its resentment against the Inners. They are part of the Belt’s shared cultural heritage, a reference to the early vacsuits worn by their first rock-hopping colonists.