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Monday, March 25, 2019

The New Zoo Crew (2?)

1 Swamp 'Troglodyte' Wetlander Scout
1 Cephalomalian Wetlander Psion
1 Skyger Technician

There appears to be a burgeoning land-grab on ___-Beta, a Warm Terrestrial world with 60-something percent surface water; one of two livable worlds in a Binary Star system.

Almost all of the indigenous sentient avianoids have either left the world, or died on Beta, and the Wetlander expansion into the system has only sped this process. Now, even an Abbekqorru mercenary group have entered the system en route for Beta, as the crew of the Scout ship pulls a dangerous Half-Hyperdrive in-system manoeuvre (blowing out a component which will be very costly to replace on the Betan frontier).

This is an era of Hyperdrives, before Warp-, and before Jump-drives. The necessity to take long and circuitous routes to systems physically adjacent, but without direct Hyperspace lane access makes for a method similar to Traveller Jump limitations where some systems will remain out of reach even with a J6, and anyone with a Warp drive will be immensely rich.