Commerce



Vanguard Reaches / Trade and Commerce


  • Merchant Lines
  • Pheromone
  • RCG Association
  • SORAG
  • Shipyards
  • VANREX

    Merchant Lines

    Merchant Lines in the Vanguard Reaches and Surrounds:
    
    Following is a listing of major merchant lines in the
    Vanguard Reaches, including size, home port, and territory.
    
    Osto Industries Transport. Home Port: Trelyn Vrra,
    Vanguard Reaches 2504. Sector-wide (while not truly a sector-
    wide merchant line, Osto is considered as such because it
    serves a five-subsector area, larger than any other line in
    the Reaches). Territory: Cabala, Kajaani and Mnemosyne
    Subsectors in the Far Frontiers, and Coos and Trelyn
    Subsectors in the Vanguard Reaches.
    
    Hyperion Lines. Home Port: Hyperion, Vanguard Reaches
    1926. Subsector-wide. Territory: Hyperion Subsector.
    
    Khyarakh Carriers (Aslan). Home Port: Ihahteawiwo,
    Vanguard Reaches 2238. Subsector-wide. Territory: Jarnac
    Subsector.
    
    Osolean Trading (Eslyat). Home Port: Stayn Fokaf,
    Vanguard Reaches 1308. Subsector-wide. Territory: Eslyat
    Subsector.
    
    Gaamrag & Duushu, Ltd. Home Port: Whitestar, Vanguard
    Reaches 1721. Subsector-wide. Territory: Serpent Trace area,
    parts of Haldensleben and Hyperion Subsectors.
    
    Efrstadr Transport (Zhodani). Home Port: Chyia Nedlkel,
    Vanguard Reaches 0406. Subsector-wide. Territory: Issoudun
    Subsector.
    
    Alstie Transport (Zhodani). Home Port: Miajlabl, Far
    Frontiers 0433. Subsector-wide. Territory: Wulfeck Subsector.
    
    Shasumir Gilu. Home Port: Varen's Planet, Vanguard
    Reaches 2503. Subsector-wide. Territory: Parts of Trelyn and
    Coos Subsectors.
    
    Igarruku Transfer Corporation. Home Port: Ynchest,
    Vanguard Reaches 1706. Interface. Territory: Imperial-Eslyat,
    Coos Subsector.
    
    Shurerzi Lines. Home Port: Coos, Vanguard Reaches 2106.
    Interface. Territory: Imperial-Eslyat, Coos Subsector.
    
    Haldensleben Transport. Home Port: Traxler, Vanguard
    Reaches 1114. Interface. Territory: Zhodani-Serpent Trace,
    Haldensleben Subsector.
    
    Alstan Trading. Home Port: Divrigi, Vanguard Reaches
    1227. Interface. Territory: Tellerian Cluster-Altarean
    Confederation, Andwella Subsector.
    
    Kalasuuna Shipping. Home Port: Tellan, Vanguard Reaches
    1932. Interface. Territory: Altarean Confederation-Aslan,
    Jarnac Subsector.
    
    Coreward Carriers. Home Port: Yuen, Far Frontiers 2234.
    Fledgling. Territory: Kajaani Subsector.
    
    Weslaco Transporters. Home Port: Weslaco, Vanguard
    Reaches 2103. Fledgling. Territory: Coos Subsector.
    
    Dysitin Shipping. Home Port: Varen's Planet, Vanguard
    Reaches 2503. Fledgling. Territory: Trelyn Subsector.
    
    Harmony Handlers, Ltd. Home Port: Harmony, Vanguard
    Reaches 2015. Fledgling. Territory: Harmony Subsector.
    
    (reproduced by permission of the author, Chuck Kallenbach II)
    


    Pheromone

    Pheromone: A chemical substance that is produced by
    an animal and serves as a specific stimulus to other
    individuals of the same species for one or more behavioral
    responses. The role of the Eslyat pheromone communication
    system in their sociological development is not completely
    understood. An Eslyat can send at least base, simple emotions
    by the emission of chemicals to be received by another
    Eslyat. The degree and frequency of this communication is
    unknown. These chemicals are colloquially called "smells,"
    but they are undetectable with human olfactory systems. Only
    high-technology chemical "sniffers" can find and categorize
    the pheromones.
    
    The broad, "slapstick" quality of Eslyat broadcast
    entertainment derives from the difficulty of communicating
    subtle shades of emotion over most media. As a result, Eslyat
    dramas and tridee shows exhibit considerable "overacting,"
    once considered to be indicative of their primitive
    lifestyles. Research has shown that Eslyat appreciation of
    the fine arts is actually very refined, and their literature
    and visual arts are of high quality.
    
    (reproduced by permission of the author, Chuck Kallenbach II)
    


    RCG Association

    Regional Commerce & Growth Association (RCGA): A loose
    group of corporations banded together to expand commerce in
    the Serpent Trace, a cluster of systems located in the
    astrographic center of the Vanguard Reaches sector. Largely a
    mail union, the RCGA has a few police troops and patrol ships
    but fields no interstellar navy. Their symbol is an expanding
    tree of growth.
    
    (reproduced by permission of the author, Chuck Kallenbach II)
    


    SORAG

    SORAG: SORAG (pronounced "SOAR-ag") is a special
    purpose, non-military division of the Zhodani Consulate
    Combined Interstellar Forces. The name is an acronym for
    Study and Operations Recording Activities Group. The purpose
    of SORAG is to observe the progress of emerging interstellar
    societies using passive means by receiving civilian
    transmissions of various types and recording or cataloging
    the facts therein. SORAG is a means whereby the Zhodani can
    stay abreast of changes in the government and technological
    levels of various societies within the Consulate and its
    Client States. Although employees are paid via a pay scale
    similar to most military systems, SORAG is not directly
    affiliated with any military organization.
    
    (reproduced by permission of the author, Chuck Kallenbach II)
    


    Shipyards

    Starship Yards in the Vanguard Reaches and Surrounds:
    Following is a listing of the major starship builders in the
    area, their location, an estimation of production quality,
    technological levels and capacities.
    
    Varen Shipyards (Varen's Planet, Vanguard Reaches 2503).
    Quality: Fair. TL: 11. Capacity: 20 million tons.
    
    Stepford Shipbuilders (Stayn Fokaf, Vanguard Reaches
    1308). Quality: Excellent. TL: 11. Capacity: 15 million tons.
    (Eslyat)
    
    Hyperion Interstellar (Hyperion, Vanguard Reaches 1926).
    Quality: Good. TL: 10. Capacity: 15 million tons.
    
    Dirrkeul Shipyards (Surtun, Vanguard Reaches 2005).
    Quality: Fair. TL: 10. Capacity: 13 million tons.
    
    Rlezhekl Builders (Dlieblafia, Vanguard Reaches 0514).
    Quality: Good. TL: 13. Capacity: 12 million tons.  (Zhodani)
    
    Ibrnisof Heavy Industry (Chyia Nedlkel, Vanguard Reaches
    0406). Quality: Excellent. TL: 13. Capacity: 12 million tons.
    (Zhodani)
    
    Interstellar Industries (Harmony, Vanguard Reaches
    2015). Quality: Good. TL: 9. Capacity: 12 million tons.
    
    Parador Spacecraft (Telleria, Vanguard Reaches 0926).
    Quality: Fair. TL: 10. Capacity: 11 million tons.
    
    Quality Shipbuilders (Whitestar, Vanguard Reaches 1721).
    Quality: Poor. TL: 12. Capacity: 10 million tons.
    
    Eaktail Yarleakherl (Ihahteawiwo, Vanguard Reaches
    2238). Quality: Good. TL: 10. Capacity: 9 million tons.
    (Aslan)
    
    Seaektau Yards (Oikah, Vanguard Reaches 2235). Quality:
    Excellent. TL: 9. Capacity: 9 million tons. (Aslan)
    
    Semkarr Shipyards (Semkarr, Vanguard Reaches 1730).
    Quality: Excellent. TL: 12. Capacity: 7 million tons.
    (Murian)
    
    Felder Spacecraft (Srikakulam, Far Frontiers 2237).
    Quality: Good. TL: 9. Capacity: 5 million tons.
    
    Advanced Starship Research (Yuen, Far Frontiers 2234).
    Quality: Good. TL: 17. Capacity: 4 million tons.
    
    Wayfarer Drives (Grayazovets, Far Frontiers 1937).
    Quality: Fair. TL: 12. Capacity: 4 million tons.
    
    Altarean Industries (Arcturus, Vanguard Reaches 1533).
    Quality: Good. TL: 15. Capacity: 4 million tons.  (Murian)
    
    Vinvahla Yards (Vinvahla, Vanguard Reaches 1636).
    Quality: Good. TL: 14. Capacity: 2 million tons.  (Murian)
    
    Neechotova Starships (Neechotova, Vanguard Reaches
    1832). Quality: Fair. TL: 15. Capacity: 2 million tons.
    (Murian)
    
    Leavani Engineering (Leavani, Vanguard Reaches 1335).
    Quality: Good. TL: 13. Capacity: 2 million tons.  (Murian)
    
    Shesta Spacecraft (Shesta, Vanguard Reaches 1436).
    Quality: Excellent. TL: 12. Capacity: 2 million tons.
    (Murian)
    
    Jumpspace Engineering (Traxler, Vanguard Reaches 1114).
    Quality: Excellent. TL: 10. Capacity: 1 million tons.
    
    Orylla Heavy Industry (Orylla, Vanguard Reaches 1026).
    Quality: Poor. TL: 10. Capacity: 1 million tons.
    
    Zhdifshtef Yards (Kolshedjielib, Vanguard Reaches 0304).
    Quality: Fair. TL: 11. Capacity: 1 million tons.  (Zhodani)
    
    Necessity Manufacturing (Finzi's Niche, Vanguard Reaches
    1613). Quality: Good. TL: 10. Capacity: 1 million tons.
    
    Velanthea Interstellar (Circulus, Vanguard Reaches
    1922). Quality: Fair. TL: 10. Capacity: 1 million tons.
    
    Consortium Shipyards (Dysitin III, Vanguard Reaches
    2302). Quality: Good. TL: 10. Capacity: 1 million tons.
    
    Hellestrae Starships (Groote, Vanguard Reaches 2207).
    Quality: Good. TL: 12. Capacity: 1 million tons.
    
    Sovereign Spacecraft (Billingsgate, Vanguard Reaches
    1911). Quality: Good. TL: 11. Capacity: 960,000 tons.
    
    Azdefl Construction (Iebrzhiabrtlafl, Vanguard Reaches
    0908). Quality: Good. TL: 10. Capacity: 960,000 tons.
    (Zhodani)
    
    Akldlibr Starships (Miajlabl, Far Frontiers 0433).
    Quality: Poor. TL: 14. Capacity: 750,000 tons. (Zhodani)
    
    Tlidiaf Shipbuilders (Brshidl Ezhef, Vanguard Reaches
    0415). Quality: Good. TL: 10. Capacity: 700,000 tons.
    (Zhodani)
    
    Shuford Machinery (Churchward, Far Frontiers 2338).
    Quality: Good. TL: 13. Capacity: 105,000 tons.
    
    Chrysalin Shipyards (Coos, Vanguard Reaches 2106).
    Quality: Excellent. TL: 13. Capacity: 13,050 tons.
    
    Imperial Shipwrights (Trelyn Vrra, Vanguard Reaches
    2504). Quality: Excellent. TL: 12. Capacity: 10,800 tons.
    
    Pleseyon Limited (Syreeta, Vanguard Reaches 1824).
    Quality: Good. TL: 10. Capacity: 1,200 tons.
    
    Juris Industries (Romberg's Den, Far Frontiers 2136).
    Quality: Excellent. TL: 13. Capacity: 120 tons.
    
    (reproduced by permission of the author, Chuck Kallenbach II)
    


    VANREX

    VANREX: An acronym for Vanguard Reaches Extra, VANREX is
    a sector-wide news service run by an independent corporation
    based on the world Trommler (1618 C-5109B9-B). Correspondents
    travel from this central location to wherever news happens
    throughout the Vanguard Reaches. Reports from the Far
    Frontiers and Malikhar Crescent sectors are routinely filed
    as well.
    
    As a well-respected source of accurate, timely and non-
    biased information, VANREX bureaus can be found in virtually
    every A-class starport in the Reaches. Operating with high-
    tech holovideo recording equipment, VANREX has its own fleet
    of courier starships (made up mostly of surplus Type S scouts
    from the Duchy of Trelyn).
    
    VANREX's list of accomplishments include the exoneration
    of Grand Duchess Lyssa Dyana of the Duchy of Trelyn during
    her anagathics scandal. A hard-hitting documentary about
    treaty violations by Aslan diplomats in the Tellerian Cluster
    was credited with averting a war with the Altarean
    Confederation.
    
    (reproduced by permission of the author, Chuck Kallenbach II)
    




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