Stars Without Number
Xila mining town
The closest mining town to the Tech Teotl Camp pays little attention to their cultist neighbors. Xila is far too busy extracting valuable elements and boosting them into orbit, via a massive space elevator. Whole families live here, usually in five year stints, the length of a standard corporate contract. Although Tlapan provides sufficient hybrid plants and animals for sustenance, most mining families live on the rations brought in to simulate the fare of their various homeworlds. Xila, like most of the planet’s mining towns, is isolated, but the corporations take some pains to keep the miners happy. There is big business in the extraction of materials used in the Mixoac shipyards.
If the war with the Burning Mirror Compact ever ends, enough resources might be freed up to automate mining. For now, though, human miners command good salaries and hab units with plenty of amenities.