The Macene Mishmash Aboard the Miserable Toad
Type:Role Playing Game
Slot(s):#1 Friday 7pm-11pm
Game Description"Every morning I see you in the daylight
Hangover blues, I'm hungover too
Yeah, we're both a mess
We just can't get it right, no
Together we're screwed, I'm looking at you
We're beautiful losers
But beggars can't be choosers..."
from Robotaki's, togethere we're screwed
Today... you will awaken for the first time at Qualish starport and embark on an adventure of mixed messages and pinioned priorities. Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. Welcome to Macene belt.
Macene is home to 90,000 belters, a classic breed. Individualistic, responding poorly to authority, but always prepared for anything, the residents of Macene and their asteroid settlements provide a natural haven for the pirates that roam the backwater worlds of the Lanth – Rhylanor border.
Although Macene is essentially non-industrial, there are a few independent contractors who maintain, service, and upgrade the equipment most needed by asteroid miners and other belters: ships, spacesuits, and mining tools.
Dzerba Dynamics is the largest of these concerns, and specializes in the maintenance and refurbishing of starships, making them closely linked to both pirate vessels and free traders. With a high technological level and a low regard for the law, Dzerba often provides many modifications of which Imperial authorities do not approve. That doesn't bother the belters though. As long as the money flows and their visitors don't raise too much hell, Qualish asteroid (the location of Dzerba's drydock) welcomes all visitors. Qualish features a starport bar of legendary proportions, where many of those visitors either are stripped of their extra credits, or learn much of the shady underworld activities in the Spinward Marches.
Obviously, the Naval Base is present in this system to keep tabs on illegal modifications and piratical activity, but they have been singularly unsuccessful on this score. In fact, the order imposed in local space by the presence of the Navy has actually encouraged a more open and free trade in contraband and rare commodities.