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Old 11-01-2019, 03:22 PM   #21
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Answer 28 [STN]
What Fourther military units are hosted on New Hong Kong? (d6: 1 sentence.)

New Hong Kong serves as the base of operations for the quarantine enforcement division, a pseudo military group responsible for border security, biological containment and assessing potential threats to the forty fourth republic, they operate with considerable resources and little direct oversight.

Question 29

Are Spacestations involved in helping vessels with hyperspace travel in any way? (2 sentences)
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:16 PM   #22
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Question 10 [STN]
Was New Hong Kong opened like old Hong Kong (i.e. By war) or some other way?
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New Hong Kong was opened to trade in the aftermath of the yellow expedition incident. The yellow expedition was the largest, most far-flung, and most expensive of a series of semi-military actions by the Spinward Trade Alliance aimed at forcing trade treaties with reluctant but lucrative targets. The resulting military maneuvers did not end in shooting, but were very expensive for both the Forty Fourth Republic and the Trade Alliance. Both sides were shocked at the might the other could bring to bear, and the establishment of New Hong Kong was seen as a cheap compromise.

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How large is the space-dwelling population in the system compared to the planet-dwelling?

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The Pascalons are the native servitor race that were all but wiped out in the Heaven's Tribes Invasion more than 400 years ago, leaving mere remnants numbering around 30 thousand across the whole system.
Wait, you killed them all? but why?!
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:44 PM   #23
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Question 14 [SET]
What benefits and other characteristics does a hot hyperspace have? (d6: 3 sentences)

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The most interesting characteristic of the heat of hyperspace is that it doesn't appear to be dropping, despite centuries of hyperspatial travel, implying the energy is coming from somewhere. Many companies are seeking to create reactors that can draw energy from hyperspace to generate power, over the objections of groups that worry this may disrupt hyperdrives. There is little success there beyond the Tungsten Boiler (skews a block of Tungsten into hyperspace, brings it back before it melts, and drops it in water, creating steam), so companies are wild claims of people and creatures that can draw energy from apparently nowhere.

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Question 17 [STN]
What do the inhabitants call the precursors? What else do they know about them?
(d6: 5 sentences)

Question 18 [STN] [Name 4]
Describe 5 different organisations that have offices or other official presence on the station (corporations, unions, guilds, space navies, embassies, etc.)
(d6: 2 sentences per answer)

Question 19 [STN] [Name 5]
Describe 5 different underground groups who have a presence on the station (gangs, terrorist units, rebels, crime organisations, smuggling rings, etc.)
(d6: Sentences for each answer a)6 b)3 c)3 d)6 e)1 )

Question 20 [STN] [Name 5]
Describe 5 different starships that are currently docked.
(d6: Sentences for each answer a)2 b)5 c)6 d)3 e)2 )

Question 23
Who built the subterranean cities and 'seeded' them with the fungi? (Roll 1d: 6 sentences).

Question 26[STN]
How difficult is it for a typical person to dwell in the station and use its native facilities? 2 sentences.

Question 27
How far away from New Hong Kong can one find pieces of the isolationist nation that claims the precursor tech? (3 sentences)

Question 29
Are Spacestations involved in helping vessels with hyperspace travel in any way? (2 sentences)

Question 30
How large is the space-dwelling population in the system compared to the planet-dwelling? (3 Sentences, by my roll)

Question 31 [SET] (NEW)
Who are the Heaven's Tribes, and why did they invade and attempt to wipe out the precursors (4 Sentences)

Question 32 [SET] (NEW)
Are there people or creatures that draw energy from hyperspace, or is it wishful thinking? (4 Sentences)

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Old 11-01-2019, 06:46 PM   #24
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Question 32

The 'lower' reaches of Hyperspace are analogous to the upper reaches of an atmosphere, mostly barren of life, but the 'upper' reaches of Hyperspace are analogous to tropical oceans and are teaming with strange lifeforms. The 'upper' levels of Hyperspace are 'cooler' and 'denser' than the 'lower' levels, so the speed of spacecraft are reduced due to 'drag', so few attempt to investigate the lifeforms due to the star sized predators that dominate the 'upper' reaches. On occasion though, the smaller lifeforms, only the size of planets, find themselves temporarily within the 'lower' reaches of Hyperspace. When they do, their senses can detect dormant hyperdrives in normal space and their tentacles can pierce into normal space to allow them to feed on the strange energies of dormant hyperdrives.
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Old 11-02-2019, 12:07 AM   #25
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Reconstructing alien physiology in a servitor species so they can use advanced technology you struggle to is fraught with difficulties both technical and ethical.
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Wait, you killed them all? but why?!
Because I can't read?

I'd taken the above sentence to mean that the precursors had made the servitors and inhabited the planet with them, but now I realise that you meant the servitors to be engineered by the modern inhabitants (i.e. 44th Republic).

I was trying to justify why the million-year old station shut down only 400 years ago by saying that its "users", the local native race, were no longer around, and the timing implied that it was caused somehow by the arrival of modern space civilisation (as opposed to something dependent on local circumstances).

So, to get back on track, let's say the natives, the Pascalons, were all but wiped out, and the 44th are using native genetics to try to reconstruct the precursors. Perhaps the Pascalons look nothing like the precursors, but nonetheless have deeply buried atavistic precursor DNA in their genome? Or are the 44th trying to create precursor-morphology servitors from scratch? Or was it the precursors themselves that were here until 400 years ago?

Anyway, I can fix the above by deleting the word "servitor" in my answer.
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Are Spacestations involved in helping vessels with hyperspace travel in any way? (2 sentences)
Answer 29 [SET]
There's a network of deep space stations so that ships don't have to venture in-system for fuel, supplies or repairs. Their pulse-coded realspace EM beacons are faintly visible from hyperspace against the hot background, providing a sometimes usable network of waypoints.

Question 33 [SET/STN]
Are there any blockade runners who try to come in-system without going via New Hong Kong? (d6: 5 sentences)
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Question 26[STN]
How difficult is it for a typical person to dwell in the station and use its native facilities? 2 sentences.
Answer 26 [STN]
Some dormant areas, from small cavities up to large cavernous spaces, are sleekly subdivided and retrofitted with TL10 prefabs, gangways and travelators. To avoid interfering with the activity of TL11 nanotech operating spaces, however, residents and crew need to use their favoured means of zero-G maneuvering- thruster packs, mag-boots, sling-lines or thopter wings.


Question 34 [SET]
Is artificial gravity tech available? (d6: 5 sentences)

Question 35 [STN][Name 5]
What are the top 5 trade goods exported from the system via New Hong Kong? (d6: 3 sentences per answer)
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Question 34 [SET]
Is artificial gravity tech available? (d6: 5 sentences)
Artificial gravity tech is common in the habitation areas of vessels. The rest of the vessel is left in zero-g to save power, except on luxury ships. Artificial gravity is also used for reactionless propulsion on vessels. Performance and bulk are comparable to modern jet and rocket propulsion. Man portable versions exist in the lab, but are impractical due to power cell consumption and heat management issues.

Question 36 [SET]

Upthread, it was mentioned that ships need to refuel. But ships use artificial gravity rather than reaction mass for propulsion. Why do they need to stop and refuel between systems? (d6: 3 Sentences)
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Refueling is a requirement because of the coolant for the hyperdrives. The average hyperdrive requires one fuel tank worth of hydrogen coolant per week of hyperspace travel (more efficient hyperdrives that use one fuel tank every two weeks cost twice as much as normal). The vented hydrogen coolant eventually permeates back to normal space within a decade.

Question 37

What are the properties of the hydrogen after it is exposed to hyperspace for a decade and why is it worth the $10,000/gram? (1d: 4 sentences).
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Question 17 [STN]
What do the inhabitants call the precursors? What else do they know about them?
(d6: 5 sentences)
They are called the Seneclex (per answer 21). Some politicians claim the Pascalons are actually the original precursors who built the infrastructure in the system, still around after millions of years. If so, the Pascalons have undergone extreme morphological changes via evolution or engineering and have lost much of their technology.

EDIT: This answer has been altered to fix a mistake I made: natives and precursors are not the same species

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What are the properties of the hydrogen after it is exposed to hyperspace for a decade and why is it worth the $10,000/gram? (1d: 4 sentences).
Because it sounds cool and a psuedo-science has grown up around the stuff. It has a host of claimed properties, ranging from health benefits to just plain old good luck. Proving the stuff is genuine is a nightmare, and many studies attempting to disprove the hype have been shown to be using counterfeit post hyperspace protons.

Question 38
Who built the servitor species, and how did the Forty-Fourthers obtain custody of the species?
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