The human raj on Oasis. Shrouded in secrecy from its inception (at the time of the discovery of what was then known as Planet Kepler 56-B, in 2007), the New Earth Council grew from a small initiative by the EU countries into a full-blown military government for this new world. The N.E.C. has juridictional power to arrest, try and transport anyone in the selected Earth demographic (young and poor). The N.E.C. operates the massive ships that take the young human exiles on their two-year voyage to Oasis and they direct all mining operations there.