Details Alright, got it: Gutter is a complicated and messy - possibly even coded - language devised on Pluto by for the purpose of confusing authorities and obfuscating information; It's not just walking up to a street corner and asking for some of the "Devil's Dandruff", or identifying an e-mag because you know a guy who knew a guy who is from a family who worked with the people who make them. Criminals could plan a whole heist in front of the Head of Security, and he would have no idea what they were talking about. They could write an entire ledger detailing every thaler they stole and throat they slit, and it'd probably just look like chicken scratch. Despite this, literally every human background (I cannot speak for the Xenos) can select it as a an optional language. Plutonian contractor born and raise, with residence on Pluto with a security record longer than the trip from one end of a deck to the other as a Grav-Adapted with no athletics skill and a dufflebag? Friendly Tritonian Chaplain? Wizened Fleet Chief Medical Officer from Mars? Eighteen-year-old Lunar upper-classer in the Expeditionary Corps? They can speak it. This means that it is not a useful tool as there is the potential for literally anyone aboard the Torch to understand it, and it is not representative of culture or upbringing in a crime-heavy area as anyone could know it. Proposal Restrict Gutter's availability to the following. Required: Pluto background. Optional: Venusian Surfacer, Martian Tunneler, and Belter (Ceres) cultures. Plutonian and Ceres residences. These backgrounds fit fairly logical criteria, wherein they are all from the Sol System, Xenophobic and/or insular, and are explicitly stated as having prominent, organized, crime, and factors that could have led to it. Therefore, the language would sensibly have only spread with those who would use it best, where they would sensibly bring it: Obscure spaces where the government isn't looking within a general system of influence Benefits In my eyes, it's a good move for atmosphere and roleplay. As-is, its an odd fit that a language denoting a criminal upbringing or background would be so commonplace as, to paraphrase Spookerton, "Magical Universal Crimespeak." Knowing it is a significant trait in and of itself, where those speaking it could logically be held to greater scrutiny. Rather than someone knowing it just because they listened to a rap album with a Parental Advisory sticker on it, it has the proper amount of sketchiness around it. Yes, a member of law enforcement or one in a position of authority may still learn this code designed to elude them, but how is now a larger factor in it than "oh, you just pick it up on an old Rosetta Stone CD over a weekend." Oh, you can also use it more for it's intended purpose without worrying that the mild-mannered researcher passing by fell asleep watching Narcos while a podcast about Al Capone was playing in the background and therefore knows the entire language down to the verb conjugations.