What Is Omega Station?

Omega Station, aka the Rock. A barren, airless asteroid on the outermost edge of the galaxy, home of the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor. Dotted with commercial, military and residential domes, the outer surface is the place to live for those who can afford it or are lucky enough to work there.
But the vast majority of the Rock's residents don't live in the surface domes; instead, they have tunneled downwards, moving ever further towards its fiery heart. The upper levels are safe, comfortable, secure—or as secure as anyone can be on
Omega Station. The lower levels, now; they are home to the detritus of a double dozen races and species, all living in uneasy juxtaposition, fighting, loving, eating—and being eaten.
The Rock's location in space, the last real port before exiting the galaxy, has made it a valuable commodity to many governments and private corporations, as has the addictive drug straz, which grows only in its recycling vats. Control has been taken and given in a hundred bloody battles over the years, but those who live in the lower levels—and further down, in the Depths—are often barely aware of whoever claims to be in charge.
No one, really, rules the Rock, whatever they may claim, however many weapons and warriors they throw against it.
For the Rock is eternal…and it has many secrets...and many stories...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Useful Omega Station Glossary

Cycle: The accepted galactic year. Or possibly month. Sometimes day. It generally depends on who is using the word and in what context.

Credz or credits: The basic monetary unit.  

Void: An insult, referring to the space between a human's ears—or relative spots in other species—being empty; i.e., calling someone too stupid to live. 

Boveen: there are several boveen creatures in the galaxy, none noted for brains but all for their copious creation of feek (see below) and their massive horns or antlers. Thus, a bov-brain is less than intelligent; bov-feek and bov-shit are self-explanatory. 

Feek: Pure excrement of most species and often used on Omega Station instead of the more common terms…but not always. Slang word used as an exclamation of frustration, or as a substitutive noun in the place of the actual noun, i.e. "Look at that feek!" or the popular "I'm not taking this feek any more!"

Ka'frindi: A fungus that grows on sewage in only one place in the galaxy—in the reclamation plants on Omega Station. Valuable as an export, due to its flavor-enhancing qualities, it is also used, during its fifth cycle, in the creation of straz. Stage three is the very valuable ka'frindi, which is edible for about twenty minutes after being placed on prepared food. The fourth stage is inedible and poisonous. The fifth stage is straz, a very addictive and psychoactive drug.  

Throob: If you have to ask…you've definitely never met a Vamir.


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