The word 'cetus', in the Ostron tongue, means 'landless, cladeless, a body turned to dust turned to motes on a careless wind'. History says the town was founded as a home for anyone, regardless of clade, trade or origin. Friendships last a lifetime here. It is easy to imagine how, in the earliest days of Cetus – with the Eidolons roaming the Plains, the walls laid low and Grineer war parties pressing in – mutual support and protection would have been essential.
As times have improved, this trait has become a key part of Ostron culture.