I guess this is partially a question about rules, partially one about theming, and partially one about what, if anything, is acceptable to handwave. Bear in mind I'm a newbie, so if there are harder to find or unspoken rules about this kind of thing, I haven't stumbled across them yet.
Children exist in the world, as they're all over Red Sector's flavor text and the advertisements, but player characters don't seem to have them. Is there a rule against it, or is there an IC reason I haven't stumbled across, or is it just that the game happens in real-time and no one wants to devote 9 RL months of RP to a pregnancy and then 18 RL years to raising a kid?
(Bear in mind that I'm coming to Sindome from a medieval fantasy MUD where families and noble houses were a big deal and central to a lot of people's roleplay, so maybe I'm the only one who even thinks it's strange that family ties aren't a thing.)
It's pretty clear in everything I understand about Sindome that if it isn't actually RP'd out, it doesn't happen. Does that extend to things like birth control and/or abortion?
And if the answer to every bit of this is "Find out IC," I'll figure it out. Thanks.