Not one of the five planets that orbit the yellow star Pelagea is fit for sentient life, but that hasn’t stopped this remote system from becoming a hive of activity. The planets and asteroid fields are prime sites for gas and mineral mining—and, even better, the place is so remote that the near-ubiquitous Company has only a token presence.
That might change one day, but for now, the system is free from their interference. Free from protection, too, but those who would mind that don’t come here.
Even without the Company, most people in Pelagius are engaged in legitimate work, whether that’s mining, trade runs, or scientific research. Some skirt the line between legal and… not-so-legal, turning to salvage, bounty hunting and the odd smuggling run. But that’s all mostly harmless, and it’s not as if you ever fire the first shot.
And then there are the others: pirates and brigands who ply their nefarious trade from fortified “rogue stations”. People like the black-hearted crew of the Shadow Chancellor, a ship that everyone in the Pelagius System has learned to fear.
The best you can do is stay out of their way. But that may be easier said than done.
Hosted and narrated by:
Mysterious Stranger (Furare)
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License: Community License