|This page has been retired but kept for historical or other reasons, The information on this page may be incorrect, out of date or just not relevant to this version of Discovery. It should not be taken as canon nor any authority on the current version of Discovery. It is kept simply to show some history of the Discovery Mod:
|Henshaw class Station|
|Gallic Metal Service|
A system as rich in resources as Tau-23 was ripe for exploitation, and once surveyed by Bretonia Mining and Manufacturing in 730 AS, the construction of a Jump Gate to link the system with Bretonia became a high priority. While work on the Tau-31 Jump Gate has proceeded, the project came under intense attack by the Outcasts.
With the revelation and subsequent threats of confict by Gallia, BMM and DSE were forced to abandon the project. The jump gate was nearly completed, and functional, yet the lane to the Beryllium mining area was far from complete. As Gallia struck at Lewis, BMM realised their position became unmanagable and evacuated most of the station. The Gallic Royal Navy seized the station, and more importantly the functional jumpgate, within days of their advance into Tau-23. This allowed them to push their forces into Tau-31 at will which eventually resulted in the destruction of the Kusari fleet stationed there. The station was converted into a forward supply depot, supplying the Gallic forces in Tau-31 and Bretonia.
After the front lines of the war moved forward to surround Bretonia, Indochine ceased its role as a forward supply depot and was instead handed over to the Gallic Metal Service who immediately put the base to work mining the Beryllium deposits east of the station.
With the system starting to quiet after it's conquest, and with the Royal Navy's supply lines becoming stretched, the Gallic Crown has commissioned EFL to build a trade lane between the Languedoc Jump Gate and Indochine Outpost as both a sign of their dominion over the Taus and an aid to the increasingly taxed supply line.