The first star oout from the Core on the French Arm is an unimpressive little red star like millions of others. But its location forces hundreds of ships to pass through the system, making it an oasis in a dearth of stars. The sun is the one the Azanians called "red star" ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Nyotekundu.
Nyotekundu's least-inhospitable planet, Inferno, has Azanian and French outposts. The French Portes d'Enfer is home to a contingent of businessmen, traders, smuggles and troubleshooters who make their living off of the commerce moving past this tidally locked world. The underground complex is mapped and detailed herein and includes the Fleur-de-Lys nightclub and also the AmeriCo factory level. Inferno's surface is dotted with mines, factories and weather stations built to withstand the seismic conditions.
But around Nyotekundu's gas giant, Cocito, operates a huge OMS (orbital mining station) the Andrew Carnegie. Approximately one mile long, the station is essentially a giant accelerator, mining ice balls from the rings of the gas giant and shooting the ice to the thirsty inhabitants of distant Inferno.
The station has operated peacefully for years, but since discovering a strange artifact in the ice rings, it has gone oddly silent.
The entire orbital mining station is mapped and described in detail, down to personnel and equipment. The player characters are given the opportunity to train on board the Carnegie, providing them with more skills and preparing them to meet an incredible nascent threat to the station and crew as a few desperate employees attempt to grapple with the leavings of an ancient alien being.