A Strange Invitation
Early Colonization Here come the Clones
During the rapid push to colonize systems after the formation of the early Orion Council the use of first contact force of Clones was used. A ship of 100 clones and a store house of genetic material for seeding a semi-habitable planet. This force of clones was generally divided up into three specialized groups consisting of security, health and science, as well as engineering specialists.
The population of clones were paired up in female/male pairs not to reproduce but to act as seragit parents and wombs to the thousand frozen human embryos. Not all embryos would be used for the Clones but also for the “Free Birth” humans in the event of sterility or other such incidents which could inhibit colony growth.
A clones life expectancy in a start up colony could be any where from 10 to 30 years. a clones life was hard in a new colony but at least it was away from the bigotry of the natural humans for a while.