|Papon class Asteroid Base|
Lapalisse depot is a relatively new construction by the Maquis in the Tau-53 system, built to serve as a refuel point for Maquis raids into Kusari as trade between the two houses continued. Work on Lapalisse was never fully completed, as shipments into Tau-53 from the Maquis' power base in Gallia came to a grinding halt with the arrival of the Venissieux. Though only partially functional, the Maquis have now redoubled their efforts in striking at the system's crucial trade artery, with some brave pilots even daring to assault La Charite and the Venissieux's battlegroup directly.
Rumor aboard the depot is that the Maquis leadership intend to make contact with the Blood Dragons in hopes of finishing construction of Lapalisse, making a number of the insular movement's members uneasy. Whether or not there is any truth to these claims remains to be seen, though vocal higher ups within the Maquis make a strong case for an alliance between the two rebel groups.