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

Excerpt from Frandomer's Guide to Galactic Travel for Pleasure, Plunder and Profit, 3893 Edition:

There is no place in the galaxy like Omega Station!

If you're planning a visit for pleasure, pleasures of all sorts and for all tastes are available. If you're looking for fine dining, remember that Omega Station is the only home of ka-frindi, the fungus which improves the flavor of every food even as it releases endorphins to intensify the experience, so the Starview Lounge will be your first stop after arrival.

If you wish to pamper yourself, consider the ultimate in luxurious hostelries, the PodRoyale in Jeylani Dome, voted for the last seventeen cyles as the finest hotel in the galaxy, where you can pamper yourself for a few standard days or weeks. If, instead, your stay needs to be extended, personal domicile domes are dotted across the surface of Omega Station, available for the discriminating traveler at slightly less than astronomical prices—or, in some cases, slightly more.

Getting to Omega Station can be tricky, however. Consider that control of the station has changed hands more than once—indeed, more than a dozen times—in the last few years. But you can still arrive by space liner from several planets, as long as your papers are in order. You must dock at the port nearest Berenji Dome, if you've arrived on the Station for business. If you're there for pleasure, you may instead decide to disembark at one of the other public domes, but be aware: the Consolidated Guard is currently in charge of the entire Station, so those travelers from Savarini Quadrant or from the Inversodynamics Hegemony may have some difficulties.

Warning: No Red Publican or affiliated dominion should attempt to travel to Omega Station for the foreseeable future!

Yes, getting onto Omega Station for legitimate reasons is seldom a problem. Getting there for less legitimate reasons can often be even easier. See Section Eighty-Nine: False Papers and Where to Find Them or Section Four-Thirty-Three: Smugglers and How to Escape with Your Life.

Enjoy your trip!

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