A platinum/lanthanum alloy coin minted during the long night. They are universally recognized as currency. Their exchange value is much higher than their face value because of their precious metal content.
A custom manufacturer of very high tech personal weapons. Many of these weapons are disguised so they are not readily identifiable as weapons. Very popular items among the intelligence community. These items are not normally found in conventional gun stores. Streeetwise or luck is normally required to locate their products. See also Eggsterminator.
Slang term for the in vitro fertilization and 'carrying' of a fetus to term inside a high tech medical 'womb', rather than involving a human in the actual birth beyond the donation of sperm and ova. Practiced commonly in the Rim.
Capitol of the Deneb Sector, which is adjacent to the Spinward Marches Sector (approximately Jump 35 from Regina Prime).
A small company based on Rhylanor and specializing in the production of powerful wheeled sports cars. The cars are hand built and very expensive. Only about 500 are made each year.
The hero (a master spy) of a series of incredibly successful films produced by Alberto Carrotte. ("Spider Island", "Return to Spider Island", "Dr. X", among others.) Although Dick has been played by more than one actor over the course of the series, he is most closely associated with the current actor who portrays him, Dirk Savage.
An agricultural world in the Lanth subsector. Jump 2 from Regina Prime.
Any of a variety of ubiquitous, mildly euphoric and flavored smokables. Although psychologically addictive, they are not physically so; they contain no tobacco.
The very unofficial name for the Ducal residence on Regina Up Port. The name was popularized during the reign of Duke Joseph 'Mac' Maceniel.
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