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The Omega 11 system is a unique and dangerous system. At its core lies a dying red giant star, a huge ogre, belching out fire and radiation across the system. Most of its planetary bodies have been broken up by the intense tidal and thermal forces of the star as it reaches its death throes. Heat and radiation bathe this forsaken system in an eerie red light that begins eroding the hulls of any ship that enters. The numerous planetary debris clouds provide minor cover from its lethal effects, but any movement outside these fields and a ship will enter the perilous Abgrund, a region of space so alive with deadly particles that to even enter it can be fatal.
There is but one reason why humans come to this system: the break up of the planets, and the continued dissolution of the Omega 11 star releases vast amounts of mineral wealth into space in the form of diamonds. The abundance of these beautiful and normally rare objects is enough to lure many into the system seeking wealth. The area most rich in diamonds is the molten Von Rohe Belt that lies around the outer extent of the corona of the dying star. To get there one must brave the Abgrund and the hightened heat and radiation from being so close to the huge star, not to mention the proximity of the corona means a single mistake in course can cause a ship to plummet into the dying giant's deathly embrace. Yet people still travel to the belt to mine the diamonds and to search for wrecks: the hulks of ships who braved the Abgrund and fell foul of it now float around the belt as a testament to their former owners' foolishness. Yet within these hulks there is yet again the promise of bounty as many of these ships still contain salvageable objects for those who can find them and survive the journey.
Areas of Interest
Kraft Fragment >>>CAUTION<<< A planetary fragment field with minimal background radiation. The last leg of a route leading to the Stuttgart Jump Gate has been cleared through the field, but it is often the most dangerous part of the journey due to constant attacks by Red Hessians.
Franke Fragment >>>CAUTION<<< A planetary fragment field with minimal background radiation. A route has been cleared through the asteroid field leading to Nordostriemen and the Stuttgart Jump Gate, using the asteroids as natural cover from the frequent radiation storms. Unfortunately, the asteroids also provide excellent cover for Red Hessian pirates to protect the often ill defended convoys of Diamonds leaving the system from Solarius Station.
Jeschke Fragment >>>CAUTION<<< A planetary fragment field with minimal background radiation. A substantial Red Hessian contingent is present here, and will often stage direct attacks on neighboring Solarius Station where the Daumann Heavy Construction mining crews return with their valuable cargos.
Madsack Fragment >>>CAUTION<<< A planetary fragment field with minimal background radiation. Red Hessians and Corsairs are occasionally sighted in the area.
Von Rohe Belt
A field of lava asteroids named after the great Rheinland explorer who initially surveyed the system at the cost of his own life. Thought to have once been a planet that was superheated to the point of destruction by the red giant at the heart of the sstem, the Van Rohe Belt contains a fortune in Diamonds. Unfortunately, the high radiation levels make mining the Belt a difficult and dangerous job for only the most daring - or desperate - of individuals, as the number of dead ships should attest.
Five small Uncut Diamonds Mining Fields are located at the edge of the south Von Rohe Belt.
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