Overnale / Lorton Starport
Security: The extrality perimeter is patrolled at irregular intervals
on both sides of the fence. ConTech security guards inside sweep in
two man vehicle mounted teams, usually wearing combat environment
suits and carrying gauss rifles. Two rapid response teams with Tiger
and Hydra TL10 grav vehicles are maintained at the ConTech starship
facility. Patrol teams are equipped with continuous radio monitors
and 'deadman' emergency beepers. Cooperation with local military
forces is adequate, and local response would be rapid in the event of
a major threat.
External perimeter patrols are made by three or four man vehicle
mounted teams usually including a driver, a machine gunner, and two
riflemen. Local military forces include a platoon of TL8 heavy tanks
onsite. Grav mounted forces from the Lorton city barracks can be
onsite in ten minutes or less. At least one space fighter is usually
on the ground at the military space complex.
Per treaty agreement, local forces may enter the extrality area while
in hot pursuit of criminals, and persons reasonably accused of violent
crimes may be seized after a warning and notification to port authori-
ties. Persons committing property crimes are immune once across the
boundary, but may be detained by port authorities if requested by the
local government. Offworld organizations monitor these extraditions
carefully to prevent abuses. The Sea League is too dependent on
foreign trade to step too far out of bounds. The League is required
to post a substantial bond in Imperial currency for each extraditee,
and it is forfeited if offworld authorities are forced to intervene.
The League has absolutely no jurisdiction over any offworld citizen
who arrives by ship and does not leave the starport area.
Currency Exchange: Official banks will not give credits for ducheks.
Small quantities of credits are exchanged at the 'official' rate,
larger quantities heading toward the black market values. Barter
trade tends toward the black market rate, but cash trade toward the
official rates. Non Sea League banks do not generally trade in du-
Hotels: 45cr/day, Meeting Rooms 10cr/hour, meals expensive.
ConTech repair facility: Locally manufactured parts to repair any TL9
systems, provide temporary hull patches, and so forth, are always
available. Higher tech parts for drives and computers are usually
available (Routine). Higher tech parts for weapons and sensors are
seldom available (Difficult). Entire replacement systems must be
special ordered from Glisten, payment arranged in advance, with a
minimum delay of 20 days.
Shuttles: The port has no shuttle services available.
Interface: A government agency for facilitating trade and tourism.
Help for a fee. Licenses, permits, currency exchange.
Bazaar Booth: In addition to maintaining permanent shops, the Inter-
world Bazaar maintains the Floating Bazaar, up to 25 portable sales
booths including power and communication which can be rented for
Cr200/day (or the equivalent in ducheks at the official rate). These
are rented by all sorts of people with limited quantities of good to
sell. Full customs duties must be paid on anything carried off by
locals, of course. Typical booths might be selling Norland leather
and fur coats, hand carved seawood bric-a-brac, offworld music disks
and players, scarce wine, live exotic tropical fish, etc.
Interworld Bazaar Shops:
Kwikbite Fast Food
Consolidated Ship Services (Ship chandlers) (A local subsidiary of
ConTech partially owned by the League government.)
The Ringed Planet Bar and Grill
Felicia's Fashion Factory
ConTech Offices (Ship repair and port security)
LongJumpers (bar/restaurant frequented by Free Traders)
Jarlan's Catalog Express (Local merchandise within 12-24 hours)
Informex (books, disks, music, computer hardware and software)
ParlekComm (local communications access)
Vacc Suits Unlimited (run by expatriate from Glisten--grav controlled
to 0-G, so watch your step going in.)
Doc Johnson's Stellar Clinic (with TL15 medibot back-up. Expensive
but not nosy)
Vortex Center for the Performing Arts (movies, lectures, live theater,
concerts, available for rental)
Job Shop (temporary employment office)
Interface (Department of Trade expediters)
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