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The Library Data below gives some indication of what may be found in this Universe. Some was generated as part of the campaign background, while much came up as a result of play. It will be added to.
 

Armand's Exclusive restaurant and bar on Earth. Renowned for the discretion of its staff. The proprietor is always called “Armand”
Artemis Station Deep Space station located between the Sol and Epsilon Eridani systems. The station is operated as a territory of the United Worlds Commonwealth. The station has a permanent population of around 12,500.
Astral Queen Sirius Trade Federation registered luxury liner owned and operated by Transtellar Corp. The Astral Queen and her sister Astral Princess are of 700,000 m3 displacement built to TL10 standard and have numerous amenities including a casino, theatre, several restaurants and accommodations of all classes.
BHP Trans Mega corporation of the United Worlds Commonwealth, possibly the largest corporation in Human Core Space. Interests in mining, ships construction and heavy industry.
Borring: Darcy Nigel Current secretary of the United Worlds Commonwealth navy department based on Earth.
Canis Station Deep Space station located between the Sol and Sirius star systems. The station is under joint United Worlds Commonwealth and Sirius Trade Federation administration.
Ceraplast Corp Major corporation of the Sirius Trade Federation specialising in the production of construction materials including hull armour for ships as well as durable containers of all types.
Commonwealth Day Day of celebration 14th September when the United Worlds Commonwealth celebrates the anniversary of its creation.
Consolidated Mining Group (CMG) Mega corporation of the United Worlds Commonwealth, a major rival of BHP Trans with interests in the same general areas, mining, ships construction and heavy industry.
Corinth Small liner of 8,400 m3 displacement built in the United Worlds Commonwealth at TL10 standard. Vessel was acquired by the Commonwealth Intelligence Agency and converted into a Q ship. With the assistance of the United Worlds Commonwealth navy the modified Corinth took part in a notorious sting operation to draw out pirates. The operation was successful. The Corinth has been laid up since the sting.
Cybertech Industries Major corporation of the Sirius Trade Federation specialising in microelectronics and cybernetic systems.
Cygne Fashion Week Week long fashion sales and display festival held on the planet Cygne in the Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne in the last week of July.
Daedelus Mining Combine Middle sized corporation based in Le Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne specialising in mining and heavy equipment.
delFeugo: Garibaldi Colonel in army of the Eridani Alliance currently assigned to the Alliance embassy in Le Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne on Cygne.
delFuego: Simon Don Simon delFuego is the head of the delFeugo family, one of the most important families on Pelayo in the Epsilon Eridani system. Don Simon delFeugo is also the present chancellor of the duchy of Pelayo, one of the principal member worlds of the Eridani Alliance.
delGiogi: Phillipe Presently a consul of the Eridani Alliance. His current assignment is to the Eridani Consulate on Artemis Station.
delVeccio: Giovano Current head of the delVeccio family which has extensive interests on both Pelayo in the Epsilon Eridani system and Beiro in the Tau Ceti system. The family is generally considered a mid status clan within the Eridani Alliance.
delVeccio: Grimaldi Merchant from Epsilon Eridani in the Eridani Alliance. Was murdered in 2661 on Sirius Major in the Sirius Trade Federation. Delveccio had the coordinates of the Weite Grenze and managed to pass them on to the crew of the “trade pioneer” Nightshade before dying.
Dexter: Aaron United Worlds Commonwealth shipping agent currently based at Canis Station.
Dragon System Defence Boat operated by the United Worlds Commonwealth navy in the Lalande 21185 star system.
Eridanus Freeport Deep Space station located between the Sirius and Epsilon Eridani star systems. Eridanus Freeport is nominally an independent self governing station. External security for the station is currently provided by contingents from both the Sirius Trade Federation and the Eridani Alliance.
Far Endeavours Class of 5600 m3 trade pioneer vessels built in the United Worlds Commonwealth to a tech level 10 standard. A number are still in service. Few vessels of this class have actually been used as trade pioneer vessels. The majority were acquired by the UWC Scout Service as survey and exploration vessels. A number were also acquired by the UWC navy as light assault carriers. These were renamed for places where amphibious landings had taken place in Earth history. The majority of the naval versions have since been on sold back to civilian groups.
Foster: Nathan Lieutenant Commander in the Eridanus Freeport Security Force and commander of the Eridanus Freeport corvette “Freedom's Pride”
Freiderich: Kurt (Freiderich III) Present ruler of Das Sternum Reich inheriting the title from his father in 2646.
Garbonë: Ferdinand Commander in the United Worlds Commonwealth navy. Assigned to Earth and attached to the Office of Naval Intelligence.
Gothika Small liner of 8,400 m3 displacement built in the United Worlds Commonwealth at TL10 standard. Vessel was sold to Aerospatiale Cygne and served on internal routes. Gothika was reported hijacked in 2660 and has lately been seen in company with a vessel called “Grim Reaper”.
Grim Reaper A small warship of 5,600 m3 displacement. Details are unknown but the vessel appears similar to the United Worlds Commonwealth Troubadour class patrol sloops. The Grim Reaper is believed to be operated by pirates currently within Le Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne.
Hades Mining Major corporation of the Sirius Trade Federation specialising in mineral extraction and processing.
Hammond: Ngari Rear admiral of the Sirius Federation navy, currently commander of the 2nd Sirius Battlegroup. Employed by the Sirius Corporation
Hatchet: Jeremiah Spacehand serving in the United Worlds Commonwealth navy. A survivor of the loss of the light cruiser Knut.
Hyperspace Beacon Trade routes within Core Space are “beaconed” These are objects placed in normal space which are fitted with a modified version of the hyperspace translation drive. This generates a field around microscopic pellets of material which are then “fired” into hyperspace. Unable to maintain the field the particles fall back in to normal space. The localised disturbance in hyperspace is detectable by normal ships sensors allowing easier navigation.
Hyperspace Translation Drive (HTD) Faster than light drive system which opens a rift into hyperspace and generates a field around objects enabling them to remain within hyperspace. The drive only requires power which enables the translation field to be generated and maintained. The drive also produces the pseudo velocity (approximately 0.5 light years per day) allowing vessels to reach other systems. When the HTD field is shut down the object falls back into normal space. Objects need to have a high level of integrity to survive undamaged the translation back into normal space. In addition due to the effects of hyperspace objects which have been in hyperspace from a period of around 7 days or more tend to explode. The time is cumulative unless the vessel spends time in normal space “discharging”. The “discharge” time is variable but most vessels allow about 1 hour for each day spent in hyperspace.
Jasco: Henry Administrator (Station commander) responsible for the primary settlement on Wolf Station in the Wolf 359 star system.
Knut UWC light cruiser of the Boudica class. Vessel was built to tech 9 standard later having electronics and most weapon systems upgraded to tech level 10 standard. Knut was lost in 2661. A number of survivors were recovered from experimental hyperspace capable cryo-pods. What caused the loss of the Knut has so far not been released to the public.
Mainwaring: Meredith United Worlds Commonwealth consul currently assigned to Eridanus Freeport.
McIntyre: Travis Midshipman serving in the United Worlds Commonwealth navy. A survivor of the loss of the light cruiser Knut.
Minerva Station Deep Space station owned and operated by the United Worlds Commonwealth mid way between the Sol and Wolf 359 star systems. The station has a permanent population of around 25 to 26 thousand people with accommodations for an additional 10 thousand transients. The station was subject to an outbreak of disease in late 2660 to early 2661. To avoid panic medicines were shipped in covertly disguised as high quality woollen fleeces.
Monique Slipstream class yacht. Built by the United Worlds Commonwealth to TL11 standard. Used as transports by senior officers, diplomats etc. The Monique was either hijacked or subject to barratry in March 2661 in the Lalande 21185 star system and set on a course to collide with the planetoid Grail which is a member of the Lalande Belt.. The crew and the vip passenger admiral Darcy VanDaemon were found not to be on the vessel when it boarded. No trace of anyone from the Monique has yet been found.
Moskowa Class of 280,000 m3 battleships constructed for the United Worlds Commonwealth navy at TL10 standard. Recently 8 examples were sold by the United Worlds Commonwealth to Le Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne.
Murchison Shipping Private shipping company principally based at Earth in the United Worlds Commonwealth. Operates numerous vessels throughout “Core Space” though none are larger than 8,400 m3 displacement. Actual number of vessels is unknown records are not open to UWC authorities as the company is actually registered at Swan Freeport.
Murchison: Lionel Major shareholder (believed) in Murchison Shipping. Apparently born on Swan Freeport, inheriting his share of the company from his grandfather.
Nighthawk: Eloise Undercover agent for Das Sternum Reich assigned to Eridani Freeport. Believed killed in 2661 in a firelight in one of the Eridani Freeport's docking bays. Her body was not recovered.
Nightshade Vessel of the Far Endeavours class. Built as “Gainful Venture” the ship was acquired by the UWC and converted to a light assault ship “Omaha Beach”. Sold in 2661 to a private consortium and renamed “Nightshade” UWC Civil Register R4178
Oberon Industrial Major corporation of the Sirius Trade Federation specialising in heavy construction including starships.
Percival: Sean Commander in the United Worlds Commonwealth navy and captain of the Boudica class light cruiser Odyssey.
Perry: Ariadne Petty officer serving in the United Worlds Commonwealth navy. A survivor of the loss of the light cruiser Knut. Was recovered deceased when the life support on her cryo-pod failed.
Pierson: Arthur President of Pierson's Aircars based on Cygne in Le Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne.
Pierson's Aircars Mid sized company based at Cygne in Le Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne specialising in the construction of private and light military grav vehicles.
Pride of Hebrides The UWC registered merchant transport Pride of Hebrides vanished in 2611. The vessel had been chartered by the Commonwealth government to run a small survey team and supplies to the abandoned Lagrange Five station. The Pride of Hebrides detached from Lagrange Five after re-embarking the survey team and promptly vanished. An extensive search failed to locate the ship. To date the Lagrange Five station has not been resurveyed and no such missions are currently scheduled. The Pride of Hebrides is the last known Commonwealth vessel to have actually docked with Lagrange Five Station. At the time of its disappearance the vessel also had on board a full complement of passengers, military personnel being repatriated to Earth who were collected from Ceres base a now closed military facility on Ceres.
Red Queen Shuttle modified for long duration voyages within the Sol system. Operated by Transol, primarily on the Ceres-Earth route.
Reynaud: Frances Frances lord Reynaud of Cormorant, captain in the navy of Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne, previously bodyguard to prince Charles Rulóm. Now commander of a destroyer flotilla of the Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne navy.
Rulóm: Alicia (Alicia II) Current hereditary ruler of the Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne
Rulóm: Charles Eldest son of Alicia II of the Royaume des Etoiles du Cygne and heir to the throne.
Satellite Communications Network (SCN) Major communication, news and entertainment company based on Earth. The corporation is able to broadcast anywhere on Earth and has numerous subsidiaries and affiliates throughout Commonwealth space. Headquarters is the Omega Building on Earth.
Securacab Mid sized franchise company operating on Earth and Mars in the United Worlds Commonwealth. The company provides taxis, hire cars and trucks. Securacab is looking at expansion to the worlds of New Home and Corinth in the Alpha Centauri A/B star system.
Sirius Corporation A megacorp and Largest corporation of the Sirius Trade Federation. A heavily diversified company it is the major force behind the formation of the Sirius Trade Federation. Headquarters are in the asteroid Sirius Major in the Sirius A system.
Sirius Defence Industries Major corporation of the Sirius Trade Federation specialising in the manufacture of military weapons and armour systems of all types.
Smithson & Sons Major auction house based on Earth in the United Worlds Commonwealth.
Standard Density Density measured in relation to the average density of the planet Earth. On this system the standard density of Earth = 1.00 This equates to an actual density (for Earth) of 5.5 tons/cubic meter.
Stanislau: Nigel Captain in the United Worlds Commonwealth navy, presently assigned to the Office of Naval Intelligence.
Swan Freeport Deep Space station located between Barnard's Star and the 61 Cygni star system. The station is independent and has around 75,000 permanent residents.
Transol Primarily an in-system (within the Sol system) transport company based in the United Worlds Commonwealth. Services most inhabited bodies within the Sol system. Including backwater mining facilities such as the Ceres mining colony on Ceres. A wide variety of sub-light craft are used by Transol such as long range shuttles, in-system bulk carriers etc.
VanDaemon: Darcy Admiral of the United Worlds Commonwealth navy assigned to naval weapons research. Vanished in March 2661 from the naval transport yacht Monique. Admiral VanDaemon is still missing.
Varnav: Ivan Rear admiral in the United Worlds Commonwealth navy. Formerly the commander of task force 14 (TF14), which consisted of the Boudica class light cruisers Knut and Odyssey and the Troy class light cruiser Olympiad. Admiral Varnav had now been reassigned and TF14 dissolved following the loss of the Knut and the more recent destruction of the Odyssey.
vonBeckhart: Heinrich Heinrich vonBeckhart, also known as Henry Becket is a security agent for Das Sternum Reich presently assigned to the Reich embassy on Earth.
Weite Grenze Class of 70,000 m3 displacement research vessels built by the Das Sternum Reich to TL10 standard. Chiefly used in covert research it is now known that Weite Grenze herself was used in bioweapons research. The Weite Grenze was destroyed in 2661.
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