Episode 1 – Hard Times at Black Rock
Welcome to Black Rock, the sprawling industrial heart of Khronos-Prime’s fledgling mining community. Built on a massive rock promontory it is the system’s only intergalactic spaceport.
Beneath its verdant green, forested surface lie deep deposits of valuable metals, minerals and gases highly valued by the wider galaxy. A triumvirate of barren moons orbit Khronos with four ochre gas giants completing the system.
Who's got who's back?
The spaceport and trading pits are run by the ubiquitous Tenloss Corporation and are well staffed by their, primarily Gammorean, security force.
The more up market traders rent pitches within the bounds of Tenloss’ compound but most set up stall within the sprawling bazaar.
Mining is everything in Black Rock and many workshops, mechs, chop-shops and hauliers operate around the clock within the industrial yard.
A network of out-stations serve the farthest flung mining concerns ferrying parts, supplies and workers out with ore, minerals and gases coming back in.
Hab-blocks of varying standards rise into the oil-stained skies for roughnecks and miners from every part of the galaxy. Each block has a “recreation” zone to complement the many bars, clubs and assortment of dives on “The Strip”.
I have felt your presents!!
Amongst any community is always a further under-class and Black Rock is no exception. “The Shanty” sprawls down the back of the promontory with it’s most desperate residents just metres from the forest.
On the far fringe Khronos rarely feels the influence of the Republic with only the occasional military sweep through the system.
Such a power vacuum is quickly filled and such a port is a natural home for smugglers, blockade runners and any number of desperados all driving a thriving black market.
Outside of Tenloss’ apparent respectability a small number of major players share power within Black Rock and across the Khronos system as a whole.
The Anjillac are a typical Hutt clan with a network of slavers, loan sharks, dealers and pimps. They control almost every pleasure den across Khronos. Indepedant operations are rare indeed.
Epsis are an Ubese run group who maintain their position by maintaining Black Rock’s connection to the holo-net and maintaining the heavy tech that keeps operations running. Techs, slicers and mechs utilising technology rather than raw muscle.
What's the time? IT'S CHICO TIME, SUCKER!!
Sable Dawn prefer to operate in the shadows. Their agents do not advertise and they project their influence through blackmail, extortion and clinical assassination. A steel fist in a velvet glove.
So many opportunities for wealth, power, notoriety and your own death……..
Following my abject failure to turn up on time to my own flat Tuesday August 4th will now be the first live session. A report will follow :)