... for four days of rest & recreation in the peaceful wilderness.
August 30, 2012 11:38
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August 30, 2012 11:24
A continent on Regina between the Boreal Sea to the west, the Tranquil Ocean to the east, and the Oriental Ocean to the south. Settled in 110 by involuntary exiles from Jed (2506 Corridor). The ill-prepared settlers lost all technology and reverted to a primitive hunter-gatherer existence. Around the end of the 2nd Century, settlers from Ishkis moved into the empty south-eastern peninsula, and towards the end of the 3rd Century, settlers from Noncredo began to move into the south-western part of the continent. These farmers eventually spread to cover the rest of the continent, except for the Imsan Autonomous Territory, an area around the original Imsan settlement that was granted to the natives.
The Traveller News Service
August 30, 2012 11:17
TNS 341-1104 A newstape report datelined Boughene (0304) states authoritatively that the loss of the Kinunir 30 years ago was a clandestine Imperial plot to cover the shifting of the vessel to exploratory operations toward the rim. Several pages of evidence are presented to support this contention.
TNS 362-1104 A recent uprising at Feri (0405) has cut the Imperial communication jump route from Regina (0310) to Efate (0105).
TNS 001-1105 A reward has been offered by the subsector government for the location of a senator who has been missing since 1102.
TNS 004-1105 The government of Roup (0407) has made a subsector-wide call for surplus starships to supplement its local forces. There has been no opposition from the subsector government.
August 11, 2012 09:29
A metropolis in Eastern Noncredo, capital of Regina and the rest of the system and of the Province of Noncredo. It is the largest city on Regina, with a population of 87 million. It includes the starport of Credo Down.
August 11, 2012 09:28
An urban area north of Regina Down Starport, just outside the extrality fence. It is located midway between two huge cities: Atora, the capital of the Duchy of Regina, some 15 km to the west, and Credo, the capital of Regina itself, about the same distance to the east.
The freighters and tramp jumpers and free traders of a hundred worlds end up at Regina, and all their drifters and transient passengers, hitchhikers and stowaways end up here. A nomans-land between cities, claimed by neither the Imperium, or Credo, or Atora. A neon strip of clubs and bars, a smuggler’s haven, a lawless frontier on a lawful world.
August 11, 2012 09:27
Sometimes called by its old name, Credo Down – is the most important of Regina’s downports with thousands of passengers coming and going each day, but most of them hurriedly take the monorail or a cab to the nearby cities of Atora and Credo.
August 11, 2012 09:26
The shuttle detaches from the Highport and falls towards the surface. You pass over the spine of another megafreighter; off to one side you see a brightly coloured Aslan spice merchant heading for the jump line. A trio of fast interceptors fly alongside your shuttle for a few moments before peeling off, their grav plates flaring brightly in the shadow of the freighter. And then you’re out in open space, and you can see the planet below.
Or, more accurately, the moon. Regina is the moon of the gas giant Assiniboia, and the ruddy-yellow
crescent of the gas giant dominates the viewport. Below you is Regina itself; you’re spinning down
towards its nightside, and you can see the lights of the cities spread out like a constellation. There you can see the edge of the coast, marked by a brighter line of lights and then a great darkness. There are the lights of Credo City, a bright halo surrounding an even brighter core, and there’s Atora – the two cities are growing together into one continentspanning metropolis.
Between the two is Regina Downport, and Startown. Your shuttle cuts through the atmosphere and flies over Startown; you glimpse narrow streets crowded with neon between the huge bulk of warehouses and fuel depots.
August 11, 2012 09:25
You’re travelling on a Jump-3 Subsidised Liner from Pixie via Feri (where Khel joined you) and Roup (where Ari joined you) to Regina to collect your ship & meet Ari’s scholar friend, Belthasar.
You jump into the Regina system, emerging from jump space some distance from the main world, as the jump shadow of the gas giant Assiniboia means that ships cannot always arrive close to the moon itself. In the passenger lounge, a live feed into the ship’s navigation screen lights up with hundreds of contacts. Most are small traders and freighters, but as you come closer to the highport, it detects larger ships. Much larger ships. Up ahead, there’s a convoy of megafreighters. You pass by these slow-moving titans; each one of them could swallow your ship five thousand times over at least. The names and port registrations are redolent of distant, exotic worlds far off in the core systems. These ships have been travelling for months, jumping along the Corridor.
Off to one side, there’s a flotilla of Imperial warships, part of the sector fleet. They glitter in the darkness, but you don’t get too close; there’s a military interdiction zone around them. Even at a distance, though, they’re a sight to behold. At the centre of the formation is the 200,000 ton Korrirak class dreadnought Pride of Efate; your ship could fly down the barrel of that meson gun with plenty of room to spare on all four sides. A constellation of smaller warships surround the Pride, and you can see a swarm of troop transport shuttles making their way out from the highport to the flotilla along a military flight lane.
Regina is one of the most heavily-trafficked systems in the Spinward Marches.