Endeavour is considered the capital of Mars. It is the largest metropolitan area on the planet and has been the fastest growing colony since the initial wave of ships first landed in 2070.
Given the title of city in 2080.
As of January 2112, Endeavour has a population of 6 million, 800k of which can be considered Martians.
Primarily English, but examples of as many as 100 different languages can be heard.
The city is made up of 6 districts that surround the central hub, each district being presided over by an elected official.
Above these district-heads is the Mayor, another elected official who can serve a maximum of two terms, each term being four years long.
These seven heads make up the Endeavour Council, which is responsible for the day to day running of the city, delegating the more trivial tasks to administrators of various industries, for example, the space port’s head is not a member of the Council.
Primarily a mining colony, main exports are the ores and minerals found in the rock by the Endeavour crater However, the port is busy with various types of trade from Earth, other colonies and even small businesses operating from orbit.
Various bars and entertainment venues have also sprung up around the port as well as in the central hub to cater for travellers – an extremely lucrative industry.
The city is built around a central hub covered by a large glass dome, from the centre of which a large tower looms – home to the Council chambers.
A variety of buildings can be found under the dome, such as administration offices, shopping centres, entertainment venues and hotels. As well as this, the first ever trees to be planted off of Earth can be found in a small park, the soil taken from the home-world and requiring the full-time maintenance of several caretakers, jokingly known as Galactic Gardeners.
Each district is a separate contained unit, the six of which surround the central hub, attached to it via tunnels, through which shuttling services transport citizens to the hub and back.
The space port and surface skimmer station are also joined to the central hub allowing the quick processing of new colonists as well as ease of transportation.
The industrial complex is situated several miles outside of the city with a railway connecting it to the central dome.
The Endeavour crater was chosen before the first ships left Earth as a possible site for a colony, the reasoning being that the crater would shield the colony to some degree from the dust storms of Mars. The first ship of the convoy to land was the flagship Gallega, shortly followed by other after establishing that the crater would be a suitable location. Each vessel was then used as the basis of the first structures. Captain James Ansell of the Gallega was elected as Endeavour’s first Mayor.
Construction mechs provided by the Purina Corporation enabled the colony to quickly expand with materials being ferried in from Earth. Around the same time mines began being excavated to get the colony’s primary industry up and running. Soon manufactoring plants were constructed enabling the colony to produce its own construction materials, for both domestic use and export to other colonies.
Endeavour’s space port quickly became the gateway to Mars. People travelling to other colonies would often arrive at Endeavour’s port and use surface skimming ships to travel to their destination.
A wide variety of businesses and job opportunities sprung up over the next few years as more and more colonists poured into the city seeking a new life and home – new residents were assigned accommodation in one of the colony’s expanding prefabricated apartments. Laws were introduced so that for every one mechanoid there were to be two human workers in labouring jobs. No mechanoids were permitted to work in admin or customer service jobs. These laws, as well as others, were upheld by the Mars Colonial Authority, whose base of operations could be found under the dome.