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NAME: Ames, Senator Veklyn
AGE: 67
PLACE OF BIRTH: Janus IV
PROFESSION: Senator, Hanwyn & Kretl District
BACKGROUND: Formerly a businessman of somewhat dubious progency, his skills have adapted well to his new-found political career, although it has been suggested that his career change was more compulsory than voluntary; rumours abound of deals gone wrong and high-placed enemies looking to get even.
Criminal Record: None.

NAME: Ames, Tamessa Shuna
AGE: 29
PLACE OF BIRTH: Janus IV
PROFESSION: Unemployed
BACKGROUND: The daughter of Senator Veklyn Ames (see entry), Serra Ames is one of the foremost members of the Janus IV jet-set, a regular at all othe major parties and events of the season. She is currently under Grade-M CIS observation, following rumours that some of her father's enemies had targeted her as an object of revenge.
Criminal Record: None

NAME: Avignoni, Dimitri
AGE: 37
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hermes
PROFESSION: Owner, Avignoni Microelectronics Ltd.
BACKGROUND: An extremely talented microelectrician of genius-level intelligence, Avignoni's abilities in his field are rated second-to-none. However, he has rejected all of the many offers made to him by interplanetary electronics companies, and has been implicated in many small-time scams such as product duplication and system-beraking. Currently runs his own company, although its low profits lead us to suspect continued involvement in criminal activities. Known to associate with Joe Kane (see entry), proprietor of the "Sinner's Inn" (see entry).
Criminal Record: 37/E/2771 Breach of Copyright (suit brought by Fantozzi Circuits), 25/B/2775 Interfering with CIS Property (tampering with CIS database).

NAME: Banks, Melissa Kathryn
AGE: 29
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hephaestus
PROFESSION: Freelance pilot
BACKGROUND: A highly skilled pilot, she is currently the owner of the Tiger Shark-class cruiser "Fatale". Not above illegal trading: agents are advised to scan her holds if encountered.
Criminal Record: 19/E/2788 Transporting Contraband (Firearms).

NAME: Barlow, Bernice
AGE: 29
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hephaestus
PROFESSION: Unemployed
BACKGROUND: Recently retired from her position as Account Supervisor for Kreznya Systems Inc. A recent medical analysis indicates that she is developing chronic alcoholism.
Criminal Record: None.

NAME: Bray, Reginald Arthur
AGE: 40
PLACE OF BIRTH: Anhur
PROFESSION: (see below)
BACKGROUND: The Bray twins are notorious Anhur gangland criminals; big fish in their own ponds but very small fry when compared to the Kindred. Although heavily implicated in many criminal activities, neither brother has evern been brought to justice. Reggie seems to be involved in the negotiation side of affairs; he has been assosciated with many instances of fencing, blackmail and bribery.
Criminal Record: Implicated in over 580 serious offences.

NAME: Bray, Ronald Henry
AGE: 40
PLACE OF BIRTH: Anhur
PROFESSION: (see below)
BACKGROUND: The Bray twins are notorious Anhur gangland criminals; big fish in their own ponds but very small fry when compared to the Kindred. Although heavily implicated in many criminal activities, neither brother has evern been brought to justice. Ronnie is apparently concerned with the 'muscle' side of the business; kidnap, murder, piracy, menacing and protection rackets are all his department.
Criminal Record: Implicated in over 490 serious offences.

NAME: Carmichael, Hugo
AGE: 35
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bex
PROFESSION: Managing Director, Blessed Aquawine Co.
BACKGROUND: A much-travelled man, Carmichael owns one of Bex's chief liquor exporters. Known as something of a playboy, various reasons are posited for his wealth and extravagance, the darkest of which are his rumoured connections with Kindred operations.
Criminal Record: None proven.

NAME: Douglas, Nurse Pemtur
AGE: 31
PLACE OF BIRTH: Crius
PROFESSION: Nurse, Crius Hospital
BACKGROUND: Had worked at the Astravin Medical Centre in Crius hospital for over 10 years following his graduation from Nursing college. Very recently killed during the abduction of a Ser Lev Arris. Sadly missed by the medical fraternity.
Criminal Record: None.

NAME: Farquharson, Errendi ("Fark")
AGE: 25
PLACE OF BIRTH: Crius
PROFESSION: Unemployed
BACKGROUND: a habitue of the Surgeon's Blunder bar on Crius, "Fark" is an earnest supporter of the Mutant Recognition League, and has canvassed for their cause on many occasions.
Criminal Record: 4 counts of Disorderly Behaviour, 7 counts of Possession of a Prescribed Substance.

NAME: Fossa, Alberto Rinaldo
AGE: 49
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bex
PROFESSION: Art dealer
BACKGROUND: A notorious Bexian art dealer, his affection for religious art has made him a prime suspect on the world of Bex for missing religious artefacts. Fined for possessing an icon belonging to the Avuncular Order of Hom 4 years ago, he is an individual to consider when investigating art theft.
Criminal Record: 32/J/2786 Handling stolen property.

NAME: Frevel, Dr. Janna
AGE: 29 (Deceased)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Crius
PROFESSION: Neurological Consultant, Crius Hospital
BACKGROUND: Graduate of the Ledellan Medical Institute. Had practised at the AMC for 6 years under Dr. Yvan Loomis as assistant neurologist, and was rated one of the top 40 Bathycephalic surgeons in the system. Very recently killed during the abduction of a Ser Lev Arris. Sadly missed by the medical fraternity.

NAME: Gabriel, Aunt Maria Filippa
AGE: 36
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bex
PROFESSION: Officiant, Avuncular Order of Hom
BACKGROUND: The daughter of a prosperous Anhur Vidpix maker, she renounced her life as an Anhurian dilettante for that of religious contemploation with the Avuncular Order, who are thought to have wooed her with the idea of getting her to bequeath them her not inconsiderable inheritance.
Criminal Record: None.

NAME: Hassan, Cdr. David
AGE: 36
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hades
PROFESSION: CIS employee
BACKGROUND: Beta++ clerance required

NAME: Kane, Joe
AGE: 56
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hermes
PROFESSION: Proprietor of the "Sinner's Inn"
BACKGROUND: Ser Kane is suspected of dealings with the criminal classes; certainly he seems to be aware of criminal activity in his area. Despite his rather heavy handed culinary and cocktail mixing skills, Joe has earned a reputation for being a firm but fair licensee, providing a usefull sounding board and 'Fixer' for his more favoured regulars.
Criminal Record: 36/G/2769 Possession with intent to supply of a class-3 prescribed substance (Dongleberries), 29/E/2778 Convicted of Gross Unhygiene in breach of 2694 Food and Safety Edict.

NAME: Kashumai, 'Uncle' Veldon
AGE: 65
PLACE OF BIRTH: Bex
PROFESSION: Curator of the Holy Museum of Hom
BACKGROUND: Leading member of the Avuncular Order of Hom, something reflected in his position as curator of the Order's most treasured possessions. Although his opinions are treated with respect, he is politically insignificant within the order, and as such is not rated a threat by the CIS Intervention division.
Criminal Record: Several hundred cases of being drunk and disorderly, an offense actively encouraged on Bex.

NAME: Loomis, Dr. Yavn
AGE: 47
PLACE OF BIRTH: Crius
PROFESSION: Senior Neurologist, Crius Hospital
BACKGROUND: Graduated second in his class from the 1st Crian Medical University. SHowed a special aptitude for neurology, and is now one of the most respected practitioners in his field. Pioneer of three major neurological techniques: Hypercutaneous Cephalic Remedial Leucotomy, Hypothalamic Analgesic Stimulation, and Bathycephalic Surgery. THe last of these techniques was co-developed by his assistant, Dr. Janna Frevel (deceased).
Criminal Record: None.

NAME: Maddox, William
AGE: 61
PLACE OF BIRTH: Anhur
PROFESSION: Doctor of Military History, Anhur University
BACKGROUND: Maddox comes from a long line of soldiers; his ancestors have achieved notoriety in a number of conflicts for the last 300 years. The subject himself followed the tradition as a Combat Engineer in the Anhurian Response Force, until invalidated due to Post Traumatic Stress and physical injury. Was offered an honorary doctorate by the AMU due to the wealth of his idosyncratic knowledge.
Criminal Record: None.

NAME: McCloud, Ralph
AGE: 45
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hermes
PROFESSION: Freelance merchant
BACKGROUND: The son of a Bex farmer, McCloud is an old-hand trader with a reputation for plain-speaking and hard-bitten toughness. He is well-known as an avid collector of spacecraft and assosciated paraphernalia.
Criminal Record: None.

NAME: Mitorr, Jan
AGE: 81
PLACE OF BIRTH: Janus IV
PROFESSION: Retired; former director of Medexport Inc
BACKGROUND: Mitorr was employed by the medical shipping firm Medexport for over 50 years; starting as a junior accounts executive in 2729, he steadily rose through the ranks until he was made senior director in 2760; often referred to as "my right-hand man" by the founder, Pier Porter, it was he who navigated the company through the depression of the '760s.

NAME: Nabokov, Sheila
AGE: 47
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hades
PROFESSION: Commander-in-Chief of the CIS
BACKGROUND: Beta++ clearance required.

NAME: Phillips, Louisa
AGE: 18
PLACE OF BIRTH: Janus IV
PROFESSION: Freelance pilot
BACKGROUND: Full name Louisa Elizabeth Einstein Mayflower Tennessee Buttercup Phillips is the daughter of a wealthy Anhur industrialist. Serra Phillips' life concords very closely with the stereotypical picture of the young dilettante. Has recently taken up the life of a freelance pilot in an attempt to assert her individuality, although by all accounts the attempt has been a disaster. Her father has contacted the CIS, and is anxious to speak with her.
Criminal Record: None.

NAME: Ramirez, Nelson James
AGE: 43
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hermes
PROFESSION: Auditor, Johnisty Collection Agency
BACKGROUND: Although a legally-appointed baliff, rumour has assosciated Ramirez with a number of legally dubious repossessions, and he is suspected to be a 'debt-collector' affiliated to the lower levels of the Kindred. CIS agents have been trying to bring him in for questioning for some months now, but he has recently disappeared, perhaps indicating the often lethal consequencess of mixing with the Kindred.
Criminal Record: None

NAME: Regis, Larn
AGE: 52
PLACE OF BIRTH: Janus IV
PROFESSION: Deceased
BACKGROUND: Before his death, when the transport ship Canera crashed into Mendra City, Larn Regis was one of the richest men in the Tri-System. He was the Chairman and major stock holder of Richmond Intergalactic, a corporation with a net worth of 345,679 Billion Credits. Since his death, however, his financial dealings have been scrutinized by the CIS in connection with Ricaud Interplanetary, the largest industrial concern in the Tri-System.

NAME: Rhineheart
AGE: Not known
PLACE OF BIRTH: Not known
PROFESSION: (See below)
BACKGROUND: The name Rhineheart has featured in several of the CIS' interceptions of Kindred communication. The context in which he has featured imply that he is a high-ranking member of the Kindred. Has not been referred to for over 3 months, and is suspected to be either dead or non-operational.
Criminal Record: Implicated in over 10,000 criminal offences.

NAME: Santana, Angus
AGE: 30
PLACE OF BIRTH: Anhur
PROFESSION: Senior Vice-President, Interplanetary Aid
BACKGROUND: Graduated top of his class in Economics from the Anhurian Business College and was immediately offered the post of Senior Projects Manager by the charity Interplanetary Aid. It has been largely due to his efforts that Interplanetary Aid has become the foremost aid agency in the galaxy. Was voted "Buisinessperson of the Decade" by the magazine Croesus, and described by the lifestyle journal King Kiddy as "smoother than a vat-grown buttock". Praise indeed.
Criminal Record: 33/G/2785 Possession of a Prescribed Substance (Jackal Powder).

NAME: Skintight, Zakariah
AGE: 29
PLACE OF BIRTH: Janus IV
PROFESSION: Rock Musician
BACKGROUND: Ne Zakariah Frump, he is probably the galaxy's most famous musician, and still upheld as a youth icon despite his humble upbringing. The son of a Bex farmer, he left for Anhur at the age of 17, and within 4 years had already achieved planet-wide fame for his outrageous exploits and musical ability. Poorly educated and with an SIQ of only 90 (sub-average), he is nevertheless one of the century's most remarkable success stories.
Criminal Record: Over 103 counts of Possession, Criminal Damage and Public Disorder.

NAME: Shondi, Xavier
AGE: 43
PLACE OF BIRTH: Crius
PROFESSION: (see below)
BACKGROUND: Shondi is a perplexing individual; the CIS are almost certain that he co-ordinates a good deal of smuggling, and yet he has never been apprehended or conclusively linked to any offence, other than a minor case of tax evasion. He is also a criminal with a conscience; rumour has it that he has smuggled medical supplies to victims of the Hephaestus uprising in violation of the CIS embargo, and, more recently, supported the Mutant Recognition League with donations and consigments of supplies and weapons. Known to frequent the Surgeon's Blunder bar on Crius.
Criminal Record: 12/E/2781 Tax Evasion.

NAME: Taffin, Hal
AGE: 41
PLACE OF BIRTH: Crius
PROFESSION: Owner, Taffin Reclamation Inc.
BACKGROUND: An unpleasant and unstable individual, involved in both criminal and legitimate enterprises. His company, Taffin Reclamation, specialises in salvage, particularly starships. However, this also serves as a fromt for him to fence stolen and pirated goods. Has served 8 years on Hades for such offences and has not been apprehended since, although his operation is under CIS scrutiny, particularly after a salvage operation on the recently crashed starship Canera led agents to believe that certain obejcts, including a life support pod were removed without proper procedures being observed. He was acquitted of shooting an intruder on his premises on a plea of Self-Defence. For location (see entry) Taffin Reclamation.
Criminal Record: 28/L/2781 Handling stolen property (23 other offences taken into consideration), 03/G/2789 Unlawful Killing (Acquitted; Self-Defence).

NAME: Vonx, Lord Michael
AGE: 52
PLACE OF BIRTH: Anhur
PROFESSION: Chairman of the League of Human Rights
BACKGROUND: A member of one of the oldest Anhurian patrician families. He had a chequered youth, involved in the usual aristocratic high-jinx, and has two minor convictions. For the last twenty years has been heavily involved in humanistic activities, culminating in his chairing of the LHM. CIS Psychoanalysis division has rated him a man committed to his idealogy, and prepared to act outside the law if necessary (see Public Disorder entry), although he is not considered dangerously subversive.
Criminal Record: 22/L/2741 Piloting a small vessel in a dangerous manner, 11/A/2743 Antisocial Intoxication, 19/C/2759 Public Disorder (Anti-Military protest march).

NAME: Blessed Aquawine
OWNER: Hugo Carmichael
EMPLOYEES: 124
LOCATION: Fermentshire, Bex
BUSINESS: Alcohol Exporters
BACKGROUND: One of the many export firms shipping Bexian beers, wines and liquors to the rest of the Tri-System, Blessed Aquawine is most notable for being the only exporter with access to the notorious blue wines of the Divine Sky vineyards, considered one of the finest alcohols in the Tri-System by cognoscente. The owner, Hugo Carmichael, is a notorious bon vivant, and has recently been cleared by the CIS of all involvement in a trans-system smuggling operation to some of the outer lying regions which still practice prohibition. A further internal enquiry continues by the CIS into possible money laundering of KINDRED funds through Blessed Aquawine. Though not officially under arrest, Carmichael has agreed not to travel beyond the Tri-Systems until the enquiry has finished.

NAME: Blessed Brew Bar, The
OWNER: The Avuncular Order of Hom
EMPLOYEES: 7
LOCATION: Quenchville, Bex
BUSINESS: Public Drinking Establishment
BACKGROUND: The Crius Real Ale Association recently voted the 'Triple-B', as it is known, to be the best ale tavern in the Tri-System. All their beer comes from the esteemed Joyous Disciples of Hom brewery, is stored in Rork-wood casks at precisely one and a half degrees, and is served in the traditional three-handed Stein from a foot-powered pump. Thousands of ale-fanatics descend upon the tavern every year, and the chapel to the rear of the establishment has claimed several somewhat befuddled converts to the Avuncular Order.

NAME: Central Intelligence Service
OWNER: Funded by the Interplanetary Government
EMPLOYEES: 375,000
LOCATION: CIS. HQ, Hades (Headquarters), offices
BUSINESS: Law Enforcement
BACKGROUND: The Tri-System's law enforcement agency is overworked, under funded and apparently fighting a losing battle against the organised crime syndicate, The Kindred. Headed by the dynamic Shiela Nabokov, the CIS have a reputation for dedication and integrity that is legendary throughout the Tri-System, however, due to their almost impossible task, some of their recent covert operations have brought calls for enquiries from the political left. As yet, rumours that some CIS operatives working undercover have actually been seduced by the trappings of the Kindred have still to be proven true. Their resources numbver over 75,000 full-time field agents, 300,000 investigative and administrative personnel, and a force of over 10,000 battle craft.

NAME: Chirichan Pirate Clan
OWNER: Unknown
EMPLOYEES: Unknown
LOCATION: Space Station (Location variable)
BUSINESS: Piracy
BACKGROUND: Colder than 10 minutes in a vacuum, faster than a Bex Monk when last orders are called, more terminal than a Taxi fare on Janis IV, this highly organised and calculating band of Cyborgs have one and only one purpose in life: find humans, kill them and steal their ship and/or possessions. After becoming rather irritated at having to do all the dirty work for humans, they opted to take the old Cyborg cliche of bloody revolt, and haven't looked back since. As one of them was heard to say recently over the sub-vacuum frequency, "We've never had it so good". Would you argue the point? Don't even think about messing with them.

NAME: Crazy Eric's Ordnance Emporiums
OWNER: 'Crazy' Eric Houshooshausan
EMPLOYEES: 324
LOCATION: Pan-System Locations
BUSINESS: Ship Equipment Suppliers
BACKGROUND: "Everything a sentient being could need in a paranoid universe, all under one pressure done". When it comes to turning that unassuming family five-door hatchback into an instrument of mass destruction, Eric's is the place to be seen in. Everything from ex CIS stadnard issue lasers (one lady owner) to the new, state of the art BSE virus emitters can be found here, all available on the buy now - pay in another time continuum finance plan. Drop into a station in your sector soon. CRAAAAAZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PRICES!!!!

NAME: Crius Hospital
OWNER: Crian Medical Institute
EMPLOYEES: 2145
LOCATION: Salusberg, Crius
BUSINESS: Medical Care
BACKGROUND: One of the newest and most respected medical establishments on Crius. Dealing mostly with private patients, the AMC specialises in neurosurgery and herpetology, and does take specialist cases on free of charge. One of its most notable traits is its use of radical 'freeform recovery theraphy', which seems to have cut trauma recovery times almost in half.

NAME: Crius Net
OWNER: Vrootle Pigfididrin
EMPLOYEES: 4712
LOCATION: Anticinedes Heights, Neo-Cabillus
BUSINESS: TeleCommunications
BACKGROUND: Starting out as a sandwhich ordering service in the adolescent dawn of Crius' astonishing economic evolution, the Crius Net now connects all aspects of commerce, communication and entertainment across the planet. Its founder, Vrootle Pigfididrin recently made history after his fifth brain relocation transplant operation brought him up to the grand old age 420 years. SPeaking from his private penthouse complex at the Avalon Convalescence Dimension of Zib, Pigfididrin was quoted as saying "I feel like a new man, and a new woman too for that matter". Solicitors acting for his 212th wife Serefina Mucholusholise say that they intend to claim Pigfididrin's new DEDFLASH space/time cruiser in their claim for alimony settlement. The revolutionary new craft has computational power so powerful that it sees into your planned journey's future and decides whether you are likely to enjoy it or not. If danger, trouble or boredom are detected, it simply refuses to take you. Pigfididrin is rumoured to have blown a small star system on acquiring the ship.

NAME: Crius Off-Planet Control
OWNER: Crian Planetary Government
EMPLOYEES: 3216
LOCATION: Kashur Spaceport Complex
BUSINESS: Space Traffic Control
BACKGROUND: The most advanced establishment of its kind in the Tri-System, COPC moderates the majority of traffic for the entire Hom system. Using the sophisticated Wilkes sub-light comms system developed on Hephaestus, COPC can track over 350,000 craft simultaneously, and employs 3,000 Ether Traffic Controller personnel. Their job is made somewhat easier by the quasi-AI Brainiac mainframe, which can deal with all but the most complex ingress solutions.

NAME: Galactic Gourmet Hotel
OWNER: The Yovas-Clerkson family
EMPLOYEES: 374
LOCATION: Opulus Plaza, Hephaestus
BUSINESS: Hotel
BACKGROUND: Reckoned to be the last word in luxury and indulgence by the Tri-System's famous and wealthy, the Galactic Gourmet is possibly the finest hotel in any system. Steeped in myth throughout its 275-year history, previous permanent residences have included legendary Vidflix star Randy Savage, media impersario Hunton Frimlet, and notorious rake Aidan Biblus, who famously referred to his 8-room suite as 'the hovel', after allegedly throwing the hotel out of a television set using a hypercrane and a small local reality manipulation generator.

NAME: Hilda's Commodities Brokers
OWNER: Hilda. M. Thracthit
EMPLOYEES: 893
LOCATION: Pan-System Locations
BUSINESS: Commodities Brokers
BACKGROUND: As an off planet entity, this organisation is still allowed to practice 'Pink Monday' trading principles, now outlawed on all of the more civilised planets in the universe. It work son the simple premise of taking commodities that hard working individuals have made or grown, and selling them, stockpiling them, exporting them at a loss, importing them back at a loss, selling them again, deeming them unfit for consumption, and then feeding them to Bex cows before finally selling them off at a fraction of their original value, making a fast buck for the few brokers involved and zilch for the majority work force. This practice is still tolerated mainly as a novelty pastime for nostalgic ultra conservatives, reliving the good old days before the revolution came. With stations dotted here and there, it's worth a look in, you might just make a KILLING.

NAME: Holy Museum of Hom
OWNER: The Avuncular Order of Hom
EMPLOYEES: 5
LOCATION: Lord's Vat, Bex
BUSINESS: Museum
BACKGROUND: The main repository for the sacred items of the venerable Avuncular Order, some of the relics within rate as the most valuable artefacts in the Tri-System. The security is also notably lax, given the rather trusting nature of the Order, and several priceless treasures have gone missing. Most of them are recovered sooner or later, for the Order's influence extends far, and devotees have been ruthlessly swift in dealing with thieves.

NAME: Interplanetary Aid
OWNER: Neo-Humanist Charity Committee
EMPLOYEES: 146
LOCATION: Old Fenton, Anhur
BUSINESS: Disaster Relief Charity
BACKGROUND: A non-profit venture set up to provide short-term relief and assistance at disaster sites, IA has flourished under the inspired direction of SVP.Angus Santana. Following numerous attention-grabbing publicity students, such as the infamous 'March of the Dispossessed' on the International Planetary Government HQ, IA now draws in huge amounts of sponsorship from planetary governments, corporations and individuals. Nevertheless, IA has recently attracted considerable criticism on its home planet for its controversial policy to provide food and medical assistance to the planet's outlaw Humanist groups.

NAME: Jincilla Pirate Clan
OWNER: Unknown
EMPLOYEES: Unknown
LOCATION: Nomadic
BUSINESS: Piracy
BACKGROUND: Little is known of this clan except that it derives its origin from a bunch of post-new age travellers, mainly humanoid, with the odd bit of spiritual customisation here and there. They are not the most aggressive pirate clan in the Tri-System, but are nonetheless fearsome predators during lean periods in the piracy business. Avoid.

NAME: Kappa Laboratories
OWNER: Kappa BioResources Group
EMPLOYEES: 743 (Last count)
LOCATION: Dragon Scatterbelt
BUSINESS: Medical Research
BACKGROUND: Details: An outpost of the giant Hephaestan scientific research conglomerate KBRG, Kappa Labs was established for the testing of life support and other spacecraft systems in a near-vacuum environment. The Labs mysteriously went off-line about three months ago, and no word has been heard from the Labs since. KBRG seem unconcerned by the event, and have issued a statement to the effect that it is a minor commlink error, and that the area is to be kept clear to prevent the disruption of a large-scale experiment currently under way.

NAME: Kindred
OWNER: Unknown
EMPLOYEES: Unknown
LOCATION: Unknown
BUSINESS: Organised Crime
BACKGROUND: The Kindred is an organisation shrouded in mystery and mythology. Without doubt the Tri-System's largest, indeed perhaps only, crime syndicate, no-one is sure how far their influence extends. What is certain is that their resources are immense; the CIS bureau has a permanent force of over 3000 ships detailed solely with the interdiction of Kindred forces, and almost 90% of stellar piracy is attributed to them. Their power extends far beyond the military, and several planetary governments are thought to be in their sway, along with several of the Tri-System's largest corporations. The Kindred are reputedly headed by a shadowy figure known only as 'Kronos', though whether he is an individual or a group can only be guessed at.

NAME: Kiowan Pirate Clan
OWNER: Unknown
EMPLOYEES: Unknown
LOCATION: Space Station (Location variable)
BUSINESS: Piracy
BACKGROUND: The second of the humanoid pirate clans known to be at large, this lot project a slightly darked and more sinister mystique than the Jincilla 'hippies'. They are thought to be a collection of fairly lightweight career criminals, favouring computer hacking and fraud as opposed to violent robbery and assault. However, do not be fooled. Their ships will invariably contain the latest state-of-the-art kit to make your day miserable. Keep well clear.

NAME: New Crius Examiner
OWNER: Hunton Frimlet Jr.
EMPLOYEES: 856
LOCATION: Frimlet Tower, Neo-Cabillus
BUSINESS: Tabloid Journalism
BACKGROUND: One of the more sensational Nano-Tabloids to circulate the Netlink, the NCI promises the readers 'News, Views, Clues and Nudes' in equal proportions. Their research staff are notorious for their instrusive practices, and have been indicted over 800 times for harassment. THe media baron owner, Hunton Frimlet Jr., is currently under investigation by the CIS, following allegations that Kindred assassins have taken to using NCI reporter credentials to gain access to protected victims. Needless to say, this is one story that didn't make the front page, although rival publication The Crian MEgaBugle ran a 50-page article on the matter.

NAME: Papogod Pirate Clan
OWNER: Unknown
EMPLOYEES: Unknown
LOCATION: Nomadic
BUSINESS: Piracy
BACKGROUND: A kind of Pirate Clan's Pirate Clan, the Papagod are the first, middle and last word in interplentary outlaw terror. Publishing law prohibits us from describing almost all of the exploits of this Mutant Clan on the grounds of common decency. Let's just say that it isn't very wise to be captured by the Papagod unless you wish to be very painfully mutated over a period of five years, 'just to see how you like it'. If you meet these guys, hit self-destruct. It is also rumoured that there may be a close link between them and the kindred.

NAME: Rampant Robot Bar, The
OWNER: Ivan Verketsky
EMPLOYEES: 6
LOCATION: West Silica, Hephaestus
BUSINESS: Public Drinking Establishment
BACKGROUND: This upmarket bar is extremely popular with Hephaestus' young professionals, and is always crammed full of junior executives and the like. The amiable landlord's obsession with technology is clearly evident as soon as you walk through the automatic forcefield door (Verketsky was lucky to escape imprisonment when early flaws with the device neatly bisected an unfortunate customer), the walls weight down with technological items ranging from state-of-the-art HyperConductor devices to incomprehensible artefacts from several hundred years ago.

NAME: Shadow Play Bar, The
OWNER: Farma Foods Inc.
EMPLOYEES: 5
LOCATION: Great Stanton, Anhur
BUSINESS: Public Drinking Establishment
BACKGROUND: Reputedly the oldest hostelry in the Tri-System, the Shadow Play is a where old soldiers go to die and young soldiers go for a final good time before encountering certain death on reconnaissance missions out in the Humanist held territories. It's ancient plascrete toilet walls bear graffiti which is sol old that the dialect in which it is written has completely disappeared from common usage, which is fortunate, as some of the Anhur Literary Institute's most repellent doucments are transliterations of these semi-literate scrawls. THe bar was recently acquired by intersystem eatery chain Farma Foods, which prompted fears of renovation, but fortunately the corporation has made it clear that it wishes to keep the bar in its present state, much to the relief of the clientele.

NAME: Shernikov Medical Equipment
OWNER: Rashela Shernikov
EMPLOYEES: 485
LOCATION: Sneiburg, Crius
BUSINESS: Medical Equipment Suppliers
BACKGROUND: Crius' foremost designer and wholesaler of crygenic electrostatic and neurofluential medical equipment, notably the range of superior quality NOWAKE suspended animation pods, a product so successful it is now in it's 32nd year of production. Shernikov Medical Equipment has recently been accused by the New Crius Examiner to be expanding into the military arena, adapting its neuroaffector and cathod projector technologies into non-lethal weaponry's, for sale to the Tri-System's less progressive regimes. However, given that journal's propensity for sensationalism and hyperbole, such information can be considered at best dubious.

NAME: S.N. Transports of Delight
OWNER: Shick Nields esq.
EMPLOYEES: 957
LOCATION: Pan-System Locations
BUSINESS: Used Ship Dealers
BACKGROUND: A classic rags to riches story, Shick Nields built his empire of used ship trading up from humble beginnings as a simple wagon maker on Bex. He is unique in the history of auto trading, being the only known dealer to have unknowingly averted a major interplanetary war by selling a single ship. According to legend, an ancient and warlike race from beyond the Tri-system had designs on the peaceful planet Bex, but just before the planned invasion their Commander-in-Chief, Shaftus Destructivus made the fatal error of purchasing what he believed to be a nice little sporty number with only 2000 jumps on the clock from Shick Nields himself, in which he planned to lead the entire battle fleet, screaming down to Bex. What he didn't know was that the craft he hadb ought was in fact a Hades sewage system maintenance vehicle, with a new paint job and a few cosmetic adjustments. Whilst being perfectly air tight, the vehnicle relied on traditional friction brakes to stop, which in space are useless (vacuum is an environment where friction does not apply). It would be an understatement to say that he was 'quite surprised' on over-shooting Bex by about 120 millennia, taking himself and the entire fleet out of the Tri-system and into the echo dimensions, from which no one has been known to return from. This event may provide a clue as to why the CIS have turned a blind eye for the last 30 years while Shick has continued as the system's leading purveyor of dubious space transport. His latest selection of quality used vehicles can be viewed on-line through the booth system.

NAME: Sinners Inn
OWNER: Joseph Kane
EMPLOYEES: 3
LOCATION: Roueton, Hermes
BUSINESS: Public Drinking Establishment
BACKGROUND: One of the most notorious drinking establishments in the Tri-System, the Sinners Inn has been lionised and vilified in equal measure by its patrons. It has garnered a reputation over the years for being the place to obtain the kind of things and services you wouldn't normally find in the Hermes telephone book. THe subject of over 2500 complaints made to the Isaac Food and Safety Council last year alone, its future nevertheless seems secure, following the Hermes Tourist Board listing the bar as a Triple-A attraction, making it immune to legal prosecution. You have been warned.

NAME: Smitchell's D-Drive Doctors
OWNER: The Smitchell Brothers
EMPLOYEES: 462
LOCATION: Pan-System Locations
BUSINESS: Ship Repairers
BACKGROUND: Although still owned by the two Smitchell brothers, Brant and Bill, they are now onlin involved in a purely executive capacity after being taken on by Smith Biddly Doodar, the leading advertising agency on Janus IV. After being charged astronomically for a new holo-mirror on his Slingshot II convertible, a wily account executive from the company spotted the brother's obvious talent for completely ripping off customers, and duly put them in charge of billing the agency's clients. They have repair stations around the Tri-System.

NAME: Spacey's Ultra Malls
OWNER: Spacey. C. Kadette
EMPLOYEES: 893
LOCATION: Pan-System Locations
BUSINESS: Shopping Malls
BACKGROUND: Combining franchised versions of Smitchell's D-Drive Doctors, Crazy Eric's Ordnance Emporiums and Hilda's Fast Buck Commodities Brokers, Spaceys is there for the consumer who isn't prepared to travel that little bit further for a bargain. A veritable conveyor-belt purchasing experience, it's one in the eye for your friendly corner shop keeper and general store manager.

NAME: Surgeon's Blunder Bar, The
OWNER: 'Stumpy' Gisburn
EMPLOYEES: 12
LOCATION: Candid Vale, Crius
BUSINESS: Public Drinking Establishment
BACKGROUND: THe Crian demimonde is notorious for its obsession with cosmetic surgery, and this bar is the favoured watering hole of the surgery fetishists. Attracting a hard-core crowd of wilfully mutilated patrons, this is not a sutable venue for the faint hearted, as it really can get rather gruesome of an evening.

NAME: Taffin Reclamation Inc.
OWNER: Hal Taffin
EMPLOYEES: 35
LOCATION: Grand Nej, Crius
BUSINESS: Transport Salvage
BACKGROUND: One of the largest companies of its kind in the Tri-System, Traffin Reclamation specialises in starship salvage of the most rarefied kind. High cost, high tech items are the preferred commodities of the magpie-like owner Hal Taffin, and the distinctive red and sliver Taffin Retrieval Shuttles are an all too common sight in the aftermath of a major confrontation or disaster.

NAME: Anhur
SYSTEM: Hom
ATMOSPHERE: Bradly Polluted Smog
DIAMETER: 8.398 Miles
POPULATION: 10,726,563,812
BACKGROUND: Anhur, cradle of humanity! Alas, it is not the world it once was; a few thousand years of really serious history has turned this once-pleasant planet into a smog-laden, filthy warzone. Anhur today consists of two types of terrain: vast, complex cities where anything of note is based (commerce, industry, space ports, gambling dens, bars, whorehouses and the like), and Everything Else, which is just one grainy, yellow mess studded her eand there with the odd resilient remnant of the First Civilisation. The air is without doubt the lowest quality of all the 'breathable' atmospheres in the Tri-System. THe water is poisonous to anyone who hasn't spent a lifetime building up a resistance to it, and the local food is a mixture of cheap vat-grown protohydrates and whatever can grow in the horribly damaged soil. Suzerainty of this unprepossessing locale is disputed by two thoroughly opposed factions: Original Humanists, resentful of every technological development past the plough and crossbow, and the mroe preospective but highly paranoid Pro-Technologists, who are more accurately just Anti-Humanists. Years after the events that spawned this internecine strife, things aren't much better; you've really got to watch your step if you're thinking of trading here. Even wearing an antique digital watch is enough to get you an arrow in the back from some wide-eyed Humanist, whereas the Pro-Technology activists are even more unpredictable; look too low-tech (wear non-synthetic clothing, read a book, be seen to eat anything not grown in a vat) and they'll take you for a Humanist. Appear overtly off-world and they'll know you as a traitor (hard feelings run deep towards all descendants of the 'treacherous' Hephaestans). Of course, there are a lot of people who just try and get on with the rather sordid business of living in this less-attractive part of the galaxy, but by and large 'Quick In, Quick Out' is the rule for Anhur, which is a pity, as there is nowhere in the galaxy which offers such a wealth of archaeological and architectural interest.

NAME: Athos
SYSTEM: Issac
ATMOSPHERE: Breathable
DIAMETER: 1,982 Miles
POPULATION: 7,256,094
BACKGROUND: Athos has one of the more diverse economies of the smaller worlds. Although it was first settled due to it's mineral wealth, other industries have also sprung up. This is one of the outworlds which actually not only extracts its own natural resources, but also manufactures them in situ. This has created a much more stable economy and environment for the colony, and due to this it is the only outworld which is governed by its own elected body, the others being run from Janus IV. Although the harsh environment does not naturally support planet life, the Athonian's have not let this dampen their enthusiasm for agriculture. Apart from the great shield of Janus IV, Athos has the largest outdoor enclosed area of all the worlds. Here they not only grow enough produce for themselves, but also export their more luxurious goods to the rest of the confederation. They have also synthetically created the best known form of Fertilite which enhances crop output and quality by almost 50%.

NAME: Bex
SYSTEM: Irrulan
ATMOSPHERE: Clean, natural
DIAMETER: 8,972 Miles
POPULATION: 942,647,717
BACKGROUND: Or 'Hicksville, Isaac', as its better known. The butt of just about every joke ever told, Bex is notorious for four things: agriculture, religion, beer and stupidity. Although the last reputation owes much to the previous three, its origin goes right back to the manner in which the planet was settled; some time before the d-drive was invented, a colony ship was dispatched from Hephaestus on the 119-year journey that separated the two planets at the time. Unfortunately for the colonists, the d-drive was invented some 70 years after they left, and so the expectant settlers landed on the planet only to find that another group of settlers had arrived 30 years previously, their journey having taken a mere four weeks. What was worse, a goodly proportion of the second batch of colonists had been Anhurians, and a new, more pacifistic version of HUmanism, the Church of Hom, had taken firm root on the planet. Given the cumulative effect of these revelations, it is not altogether surprising that an obsessional interest in the production of intoxicating liquor took hold amongst the Hephaestan settlers, an interest which developed into Bex's prime export industry. Nowadays, Bex is a peaceful, laid back planet, producing the majority of the Tri-System's beer, 'real' food, and incomprehensible religious tracts. The thrill-seeking pilot may find it a little dull - terrestrial pastimes number straw-chewing, dungaree wearing and line-dancing among the most popular - but for the trader looking to make a good living, Bex Commodity Exchange is one of the most important buildings in the galaxy. Just don't talk to any of the glassy-eyed fanatics that populate the starport; they're more difficult to get rid of than a dose of Hermetic Chlamydia.

NAME: Corinthias
SYSTEM: Irrulan
ATMOSPHERE: Breathable
DIAMETER: 1,086 Miles
POPULATION: 23,897
BACKGROUND: Until Cerulean Gemstones were found on Corinthias it had little to offer. Until that point the planet had only produced low grade ores for the Tri-System market. Now, however, this planet is one of the Confederations most valued assets. THe Government leases 5 year mining rights to companies. At the moment, the lease revenues pay for 10% of all the Confederations expenditures, while the companies which have those rights are some of the most powerful and wealthy in the Tri-System.

NAME: Crius
SYSTEM: Hom
ATMOSPHERE: Ultra clean, natural
DIAMETER: 7,961 Miles
POPULATION: 6,594,576,712
BACKGROUND: The Crian Planetary Flag shows a skiing doctor rampant on a mound of deceased streptococci, which tells you just about everything you need to know about this place. Crius has been a centre for medical excellence ever since the first settler, Jenkum Diddlybitz, stepped onto one of the many imposing glaciers, breathed deeply in the crisp, fresh air, and promptly collapsed with a triple intestinal prolapse, a consequence of a particularly virile bacilla native to the planet. Ninety percent of the first settlers died of various unpleasant diseases, and the survivors have been battling infectious death ever since, simultaneously building some of the cleanest, whitest hospitals you've ever seen. Popular with mountain sports fanatics and the terminally ill, Crius is a plesant place both to live and holiday, with the uncrowded conditions making for some of the Tri-System's cheaper real estate. The only problem with the place is the company; after a while, beery rugby-playing doctors, technicoloured snow surfers and vacant, grinning nurses tend to irritate somewhat. Still, Medical Supplies of all varieties are cheap and plentiful, and they do a great line in restorative liver, heart and lung surgery. I wish the genito-urinary specialists didn't have such cold hands, though.

NAME: Desolia
SYSTEM: Irrulan
ATMOSPHERE: Heavy smog
DIAMETER: 1,632 Miles
POPULATION: 12,432,045
BACKGROUND: Desolia is a barren planet, with no agriculture or minerals to offer. What it does have is a huge industrial base. This has sprung up for two reasons. Firstly, because most planets have planning restrictions, and the rest have little room left for development. The vast quantities of free space on Desolia were seen as an advantage, and when the confederation decided to subsidise any companies moving to Desolia it became a haven of activity. It is now a hub of commerce with huge quantities of raw materials being brought to the planet, and equally large amounts of finished goods leaving for destinations around the confederation.

NAME: Destinas
SYSTEM: Irrulan
ATMOSPHERE: Clean, natural
DIAMETER: 2,147 Miles
POPULATION: 1,536,890
BACKGROUND: Destinas is the second main agricultural planet in the Tri-System. Destinas is primarily pastoral, catering for most of the Confederations meat markets. Most livestock onthe planet is not indigenous, but imported and bred by the many farming corporations to supply the needs of the major planets. There is however indigenous wildlife on Destinas, which in most cases has now been domesticated. These animals, especially the Wald Wolf, provide some of the most succulent meats in the entire Confederation. Destinas also contains vast forests which not only offer an abundant supply of lumber, but also vegetation which has provided the answers to many medical, scientific and military experiments.

NAME: Hades
SYSTEM: Issac
ATMOSPHERE: Post Nuclear
DIAMETER: 16,107 Miles
POPULATION: 546,753,425
BACKGROUND: In a recent 'Where would you deally spend your holidays?' survey by the consumer programmer Argushund, Hades managed to poll a startling -15% of the poll group, mostly due to people answering 'Anywhere but Hades'. The furthest planet in Irrulan from the sun, Hades is a dank, gloomy, freezing cold, inhospitable, poisonous lump of excreta, inhabited solely by prisoners, the CIS and the Military. Originally settled for 'Experimental Scientific Research (Military)', it later became the ideal dumping ground for any irremediable criminal, hence the presence of the CIS as well. Attempts to completely relocate the CIS off planet have been abortive; despite the excellent security it offers, many agents have refused point-blank to move there, as their families have threatened to excommunicate them if they do so. Leisure time on Hades being less fun than an infestation of Karatikan rectal mites, the average trader will have little need to leave the customs house before taking off as fast as afterburners allow, but a little research into living conditions may pay dividents; there are a fair few people here, all earning high wages for their considerable trouble, and that's an awful lot of disposable income going begging.

NAME: Hephaestus
SYSTEM: Irrulan
ATMOSPHERE: Highly Toxic
DIAMETER: 4,543 Miles
POPULATION: 4,536,761,248
BACKGROUND: There's a local saying, 'when you're bored of Hephaestus, you must have contracted chronic claustrophobia'. Although this is far from the most elegant apothem ever penned, you'd be hard pushed to find a truer one: Hephaestus has been the foremost planet in the Tri-System for over 600 years, and, boy, is it crowded. Power, wealth and technological sophistication are the watch words here, and everyone who is anyone seems to end up sooner or later living in a bimeter-square habicube, sleeping if possible, and snatching intravenous meals in between the protracted bouts of serious graft, networking and obsequity necessary to get anywhere worth being. For the small percentage that do succeed, the luxurious ends more than justify the means; estates on Janus IV, permanent suites at the Galactic Gourmet, bouts of gratuitous indulgence on a prolific scale, and all the other hallmarks of success. The only way you're ever likely to see more of Hephaestus than immigration halls and cramped slums is if you're a pirate, a trader or a miner, the only people who make enough credits to pay the exorbitant prices Hephaestus demands a recent documentary by a Hermes Vidflix team revealed that the price of a glass of Opi-Ola on Hephaestus could keep a Hermes family of four fed for a week. Providing, that is, that the family were prepared to eat straw a goodly portion of the time. (Oh well, that's investigating journalism for you). If you're a trader, you'll no doubt become extremely familiar with the Hephaestan Commodities Exchange all too quickly; it is the chief source of many of the more refined goods, as well as being one of the best-paying importers in the Tri-System.

NAME: Hermes
SYSTEM: Hom
ATMOSPHERE: Semi polluted
DIAMETER: 15,982 Miles
POPULATION: 8,812,645
BACKGROUND: If ever I was asked which my favourite planet was, I'd be shouting 'Hermes' into the ear of the unfortunate inquirer before his epiglotis stopped waggling. Rundown, corrupt, decadent, noisy and violent, it embodies everything that is fun about being a pilot; heavy drinking, making passes at unsuitable women, consuming outrageously dangerous narcotics and finally getting embroiled in a good, honest punch-up. Less stuck up and crowded than Hephaestus and Janus, much more habitable than Anhur and Hades, infinitely more interesting than Crius and Bex, it's only real competitor for a big-time good time is Karatikus, and there are far fewer hippies on Hermes, which kind of wraps it up. But don't just take my word for it... get yourself down there, soak up the ambience, have a drink in the Sinner's Inn (without a doubt the most dangerous place in the galaxy now that they've drained Waste Pool #3 on Hades), and generally appreciate a world which has given rise to more artists, pilots, entrepreneurs and Vidflix makers than any other.

NAME: Janus IV
SYSTEM: Issac
ATMOSPHERE: Clean, artificial
DIAMETER: 1,076 Miles
POPULATION: 435,872
BACKGROUND: Janus, lovely Janus, playpen of the gods! Verdant, balmy, warm and sunny, this luxurious planetoid, habitable solely thanks to Hephaestan grav-field technology, is the home of the Universal Government and every plutocrat, Vidflix star and criminal mastermind of any note and hardly anybody else. The value of real estate is so high here the deposit alone on a two-dorm habi-cube is comparable to the average Anhurian municipal budget. Inspiration for the Tri-System's biggest-selling bumper holo ("My other craft's in long-term parking on Janus IV"), the gilded boulevards and plazas reek so much of opulence that crafty entrepreneurs are bottling it for sale to aspiring bourgeoisies on other planets. It is also the only place in the galaxy where beggars (of which there are a licensed few, as a conscience-salving measure) can be heard to say "Spare a Hephaestan megacredit, gut" with anything like hope in their voices. If you're lucky enough to set foot on Janus IV, heed this advice: always consult the price of any commodity before you consume it, as Janus debt-collection agencies are authorized to conduct surgery on unfortunate debtors to regain deficits through organ sale. Of course, there's as much money to be made here as lost: Commodities can be sold for outrageous profit here, although demand is quite low considering the incredibly small population.

NAME: Karatikus
SYSTEM: Issac
ATMOSPHERE: Breathable
DIAMETER: 7,243 Miles
POPULATION: 13,727,671,948
BACKGROUND: Of all the planets in the Tri-System, without doubt the oddest is Karatikus. When discovered, it was a bare, rocky world with an unbreathable methane atmosphere. Similar ins ize and gravitational field to Anhur, it was ideally suited to terraforming, a process devised by Professor Ernst Kugelbender of the Hephaestan REsearch Institute. Unfortunately, the process had not been perfected when it was implemented, and although a partly breathable atmosphere was generated, there were numerous unfortunate side-effects, such as curious blue-green atmospheric aurora, insanely bizarre flora and the notorious Geogravitic Strata, a layer of 'hovering rocks' that float above the planet's surface. More worrying was the generation of a powerful but short-lived radioactive isotope, which mutated the first wave of unfortunate settlers; their offspring turned out to be of unusually large physical build, and possessed of limited psionic powers such as psychotelepathy. Karatikan mutants are deeply mistrusted throughout the Tri-System, and are among the galaxy's most persecuted minorities, along with the Anhurian Original Humanists. The mutants are nevertheless very personable, and hospitable to those who show sympathy to their cause. This, along with the hallucinogenic terrain, has made Karatikus a favourite with bohemian travellers, and a visitor to the planet will soon become accustomed to the constant refrains of 'Wow!', 'Far out, man' and 'Spacious' that resound up and down the planet's landmasses. I can reccomend the world as a exceptionally stable market for firearms (for the oppressed mutants), mind-bending substances (for the hippies), and, more recently, mining equipment, in demand from hordes of archaeologists that have descended upon the place; surveys of the planet have revealed what appears to be remnants of an alien civilisation, the surviving technology of which may have given rise to the terraforming accidents, and keen researchers have become ubiquitous. Sadly, due to the current guerrilla war being raged by the mutants upon CIS land forces, the entire planet has been quarantined until further notice.

NAME: Leviatha
SYSTEM: Issac
ATMOSPHERE: Clean, natural
DIAMETER: 1,846 Miles
POPULATION: 50,345
BACKGROUND: Leviatha is predominantly covered with water, with only 2% of its landmass above sea level. Due to this huge natural resource, Leviatha is the primary provider of not only fresh water for many planets, but also boasts some of the most diverse species of aquatic creatures. Leviatha is also the centre of many controlled medical and scientific experiments which are carried out in deep sea laboratories. It is here that many types of sea vegetation and wildlife have been synthesised, helping create some of today's greatest medical breakthroughs.

NAME: Massanas
SYSTEM: Issac
ATMOSPHERE: Breathable, polluted
DIAMETER: 1,517 Miles
POPULATION: 2,123,453
BACKGROUND: Massanas is best known for it's lax gambling laws, night life and free availability of black market goods. The planet itself provides no unique purpose, other than being an entertainment centre for the Confederations more ssedy and rich populace. Although a blind eye is turned to the activities on Massanas, smuggling to and from this planet is not suffered lightly. THe military are under orders to destroy any craft carrying illegal goods, with or without pilots inside. Be warned.

NAME: Ostinia
SYSTEM: Irrulan
ATMOSPHERE: Breathable, polluted
DIAMETER: 1,349 Miles
POPULATION: 345,439
BACKGROUND: Ostinia is another planet which owes it's commercial existence to it's abundance of mineral wealth. Crime on this planet is higher than most, and in the last few years there has been an increase of pirate activity in the surrounding areas. Because of this you can usually find a CIS task fleet situated in nearby sectors, in case a quick military response is needed.

NAME: Petra
SYSTEM: Hom
ATMOSPHERE: None
DIAMETER: 502 Miles
POPULATION: 1,134,456
BACKGROUND: Petra is more like a large rock than a planet. It has no atmosphere and, had it not been for it's high concentration of minerals, would have been left to its own devices. In the last census there were 5,654 different mining operations at work on this hostile outpost, employing a work force of just over 1 million. The ores from Petra are exported all over the Confederation where they are refined for many different uses from building materials to fuels. Environmentalists, however, believe that Petra is a time bomb waiting to explode. Due to over mining, they believe that not only will the planet be stripped of all it's resources inside of 50 years, but that it will soon not be able to support its own crust.

NAME: Serca
SYSTEM: Hom
ATMOSPHERE: Breathable
DIAMETER: 731 Miles
POPULATION: 47,034
BACKGROUND: Serca was only settled 10 years ago, when, after a long period of prospecting, a deep cache of mineral ores was discovered. THe ores are of a high quality, making the mining operations on Serca profitable, but as yet the full potential of the planet has not been developed. Prospectors believe that there are many more deep caches in Serca's crust, and some even say that the geology in places is very similar to the planet Corinthias where the Cerulean Gemstones were discovered.

NAME: Terrel
SYSTEM: Hom
ATMOSPHERE: Clean, natural
DIAMETER: 2,112 Miles
POPULATION: 1,345,786
BACKGROUND: Terrel was one of the first planets to be declared a pro-habitable zone by the confederation. With levels of population climbing to unprecedented levels on most of the major planets, causing a decrease in farm land, it was realised that some of the smaller planets needed to be put aside for agricultural use. Terrel is one of two planets which supplies the vast majority of the Confederations food requirements. It is the home of some of the rarest indigenous flora in the system, as well as being the home of the Kaladones Rodents, the most sought after pets (and status symbols) in the Confederation.

REG No: A132_534V
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Ilia Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo ship, licensed to carry freight anywhere within the Confederation. Has been in service for 10 years. Due to be de-commissioned at the end of the year.

REG No: A230_266D
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Duress Class
BACKGROUND: Military Fighter Ship. 5 years service. All other information is classified.

REG No: A236_345P
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Shaman Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 5 years service.

REG No: A364_452B
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Skecis Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 9 years service.

REG No: A429_635T
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Salvia class
BACKGROUND: Military Destroyer. 14 years service. All other information classified.

REG No: A452_467H
OWNER: Universal Passenger Liners
TYPE: Previa Class
BACKGROUND: Shuttle Craft, licensed to carry up to 50 people on short haul trips. 4 years service.

REG No: C321_345B
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Faldari Class
BACKGROUND: Military Fighter ship. 3 years service. All other information is classified.

REG No: C457_234R
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Freij Class
BACKGROUND: Military Fighter Ship. 1 years service. All other information is classified.

REG No: C463_236P
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Jendevi Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 1 years service.

REG No: D093_356O
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Drakkar Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 7 years service.

REG No: D109_301S
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Monolith Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo ship, licensed to carry freight anywhere with in the confederation. Has been in service for 2 months.

REG No: D200_388L
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Velacia Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 23 years service.

REG No: D234_231L
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Straith Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 11 years service.

REG No: D239_756K
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Skecis MK II Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 5 years service.

REG No: D285_067N
OWNER: Cryopod
TYPE: Cryo Nine Series
BACKGROUND: Built by Shernikov Medical Equipment. Records missing or out of date....

REG No: D346_812G
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Gea Transit Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo Ship, licensed to carry freight within the Irrulan System only. After being connected with suspected drug smuggling, full license revoked until appeal is heard. Has been in service for 2 years.

REG No: D347_571N
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Ogan Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo Ship, licensed to carry goods between Crius, Anhur and Desolia only. Has been in service for 4 years.

REG No: D348_783N
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Heretic Class
BACKGROUND: Military Fighter Ship. 2 Years service. All other information is classified.

REG No: D374_254F
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Faldari MK II Class
BACKGROUND: Military fighter ship. 1 year service. All other information is classified.

REG No: D434_534D
OWNER: Cryopod
TYPE: Deep Sleep 1 Series
BACKGROUND: Built by Davis Medical on Leviatha. Medical Emergency Unit. In service for 5 years.

REG No: D462_144W
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Gea MK II Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo ship believed destroyed or missing. Last seen making run to Anhur from Desolia two months ago. Military report indicates that although a mayday message was recieved from the captain, military rescue craft could find no trace at its last reported position. Military has it on it's missing craft list.

REG No: D458_357V
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Danrik Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 5 years service.

REG No: D645_687G
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Veldor Class
BACKGROUND: Military Cruiser. 8 years service. All other information is classified.

REG No: D674_467N
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Karnenan Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 6 years service.

REG No: E102_020E
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Yackyard Class
BACKGROUND: Military Dreadnought. 7 Years Service. All other information classified.

REG No: E122_343D
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Icarus Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 2 years service.

REG No: E247_135D
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Ilia MK II Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo Ship, licensed to carry goods between Hom and Irrulan systems only. Status suspended due to traffic by-law infractions in Isaac system. Cargo rights should be restored after a 6 month ban is served.

REG No: E321_900S
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Straith Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 13 years service.

REG No: E476_456J
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Ogan Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo ship, licensed to carry goods from Hermes to Destinas. This is a refrigeration ship which is specifically designed to carry food stuffs. Has been in service for 12 years.

REG No: E647_543K
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Kalrechi Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 8 years service.

REG No: E666_346W
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Karnenan Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 11 years service.

REG No: F005_611G
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Monolith Class
BACKGROUND: Destroyed Cargo ship. Military identified remains near Nav Point 46, after answering a distress call. License has been passed onto Universal Freight.

REG No: F395_643I
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Drakkar Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 13 years service.

REG No: F465_673F
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Aurora Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 2 years service.

REG No: F746_345F
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Ilia Class
BACKGROUND: Decommissioned cargo ship, cargo good license passed on to Universal Freight.

REG No: F821_234F
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Heretic Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 1 years service.

REG No: F902_466J
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Faldari Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 4 years service.

REG No: F992_343C
OWNER: Universal Passenger Liners
TYPE: Previa Class
BACKGROUND: Passenger Transport, licensed to carry up to 100 passengers within Irrulan System. 3 years service.

REG No: G457_745H
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Icarus Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 1 years service.

REG No: G534_467J
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Aurora Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 3 years service.

REG No: G568_32DY
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Velacia Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, stolen from Mendra Space Port 6 weeks ago. Last seen near Hermes.

REG No: G688_423C
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Duress Class
BACKGROUND: Military Fighter. 2 years service. All other information classified.

REG No: G734_435J
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Karnenan Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, licensed to travel anywhere within confederation non-restricted space. 3 years service.

REG No: G745_453F
OWNER: Universal Passenger Liners
TYPE: Previa Class
BACKGROUND: Liner was hit by an asteroid, all rescue attempts by the emergency services were a failure. All 86 passengers and crew were lost.

REG No: H344_565F
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Shaman Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, confiscated from owner due to drug smuggling convictions. Vessel now impounded on Hades, property of CIS.

REG No: H643_354D
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Velacia Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 4 Years Service. Licensed to travel anywhere in confederation. Licensed to Kill.

REG No: I345_235G
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Monolith Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo Freighter, 5 Years Service. Undergoing full overhaul on Hermes. Licensed to carry cargo anywhere in the confederation.

REG No: I345_623D
OWNER: Universal Passenger Liners
TYPE: Previa Class
BACKGROUND: Passenger Liner, 1 Years service. Licensed to carry passengers anywhere in the confederation.

REG No: I456_312M
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Jendevi Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, 7 years service. Licensed to travel in Irrulan system only. Serving a 1 year ban in Hom, and 2 years in Isaac.

REG No: I552_235G
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Faldari
BACKGROUND: ALL INFORMATION CLASSIFIED.

REG No: K345_876Z
OWNER: Cryopod
TYPE: Deep Sleep 1 Series
BACKGROUND: Built by Davis Medical on Leviatha. Deep Sleep Unit. In service for 9 years.

REG No: K376_351S
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Icarus Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 3 years service. Licensed to travel in Isaac and Hom systems only. Serving a 4 year ban for traffic violations in Irrulan system.

REG No: K387_589K
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Straith Class
BACKGROUND: ALL INFORMATION CLASSIFIED.

REG No: K465_159G
OWNER: Military
TYPE: Faldari MK II Class
BACKGROUND: Military Fighter. 4 Years Service. All other information restricted.

REG No: M234_341H
OWNER: Cryopod
TYPE: MedEm 2 Series
BACKGROUND: Built by Harlem Medical on Janus IV. Medical Emergency Unit. In service for 8 years.

REG No: M236_257S
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Ogan Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo ship, wanted in connection with arms running offences. Last seen near Anhur.

REG No: M345_656H
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Kalrechi Class
BACKGROUND: Files out of date.

REG No: M364_645G
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Heretic Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, last communicated position at NAV Point 89. Believed lost.

REG No: M433_328D
OWNER: Dawson Industries
TYPE: Monolith Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo freighter re-conditioned to serve as science vessel. 4 years service, licensed to travel anywhere within the confederation.

REG No: M609_345D
OWNER: Universal Passenger Liners
TYPE: Previa Class
BACKGROUND: Passenger Liner, 4 years service. Licensed to carry 50 passengers between Crius and Anhur only.

REG No: M756_654G
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Drakkar Class
BACKGROUND: Private Ship believed to be involved in a hit and run incident near Hades. License has been revoked.

REG No: M834_435F
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Danrik Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 3 years service. License to travel in all non-restricted confederation space.

REG No: M835_235M
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Ilia MK II Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo Transport "Canera" crashed while attempting to l and on Crius. Military report indicates two unidentified craft attacked Canera, disabling flight controls and leaving it in critical condition. This action led to Canera's destruction, crashing into Mendra City causing 1,347 casualties. The only survivor from the crash was Ser Lev Arris. Among those who died on the Canera was leading industrialist and media tycoon Larn Regis. Any parties with cargo interests from this ship should contact Hal Taffin, the major salvage contractor.

REG No: N856_198K
OWNER: Greenday Industries
TYPE: Gea Transit Class
BACKGROUND: Freighter used by Greenday Industries for carrying company personnel and equipment. Licensed to carry corporate business only anywhere in the confederation.

REG No: R365_211S
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Icarus Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 4 years service. Licensed to travel in all non-restricted confederation space.

REG No: R467_673F
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Jendevi Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 5 years service. Licensed to travel in all non-restricted confederation space.

REG No: R677_241C
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Karnenan Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 2 years service. Licensed to travel in all non-restricted confederation space.

REG No: S232_264Q
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Ogan Class
BACKGROUND: Cargo Ship, 7 years service. Licensed to carry cargo in Irrulan System only.

REG No: S234_421A
OWNER: McReady Medical
TYPE: Icarus Class
BACKGROUND: Corporate ship, used for taking company executives throughout the confederation. Licensed for company business only.

REG No: S357_351B
OWNER: Universal Passenger Liners
TYPE: Previa Class
BACKGROUND: Passenger Liner, 5 years service. Licensed to carry 150 people from Hephaestus to Bex only.

REG No: T300_241A
OWNER: CIS
TYPE: Heretic Class
BACKGROUND: Information restricted and classified.

REG No: U130_016F
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Freij Class
BACKGROUND: Private vessel, 5 years service. Licensed revoked until trial.

REG No: U456_461V
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Duress Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 4 years service. Ex-Military use. Licensed to travel in Hom System only.

REG No: U822_456J
OWNER: Cryopod
TYPE: Sleeper 4 Series
BACKGROUND: Built by Ingram Medical on Crius. Long distance deep freeze unit. In service for 5 years.

REG No: U984_283D
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Monolith Class
BACKGROUND: Freighter believed destroyed by Pirates 4 weeks ago.

REG No: U999_241Z
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Shaman Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 5 years service. Licensed to travel within Isaac System only.

REG No: V465_352L
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Aurora Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 10 years service. Licensed to travel within all non-restricted confederation space.

REG No: W266_003S
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Kalrechi Class
BACKGROUND: Private Craft which has just been de-commissioned. License passed on to owner.

REG No: W469_342C
OWNER: Davenport Inc.
TYPE: Gea Transport Class
BACKGROUND: Corporate transport used for transferring company personnel and equipment only.

REG No: W672_113D
OWNER: Universal Passenger Liners
TYPE: Previa Class
BACKGROUND: Passenger Liner, with 3 months service. Licensed to carry 300 people between Hom and Isaac systems only.

REG No: X465_435E
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Skecis MK II Class
BACKGROUND: Private Craft, 4 years service. Licensed to travel within all confederation space. Licensed to kill.

REG No: X674_354G
OWNER: Redrage Industries
TYPE: Salvia Class
BACKGROUND: This Ex-Military destroyer has been turned into Redrages' Mining Platform. It is used for clearing and mining asteriod fields.

REG No: X867_347H
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Skecis Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 5 Years service. Licensed to travel in Hom System only.

REG No: X867_579H
OWNER: Universal Freight
TYPE: Gea MK II Transport
BACKGROUND: Cargo Ship, 11 years service. Licensed to carry cargo to all confederation destinations.

REG No: Z234_243D
OWNER: Private Craft
TYPE: Velacia Class
BACKGROUND: Private Vessel, 3 years service. Licensed to travel through all non-restricted confederation space.


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