Survivors. Biological human remnant population clusters.
Viral AI. Corporeals.
Each station tends to have a dominant or ascendant Provider, and for processing purposes assesses New Arrivals on the basis of their Providership. Are they covered by a recognized regime or a reciprocal provider? Can their value be easily traded on the open market as a bulk quantity? As opposed to a WP (Without Provider), an Other-Provider is still a more or less “known commodity” within the Greater System, according to the nascent and developing Standard Protocols.
Someone without the protection, governance and life support systems offered by one of the Four Providers. e.g., persons without guaranteed rights from a recognized regime.
The Four Who Remained.
After the Agglomeration Wars.