An ongoing series of experiments by scientists from Kishiro and Samura, has resulted in a slight eccentricity in one of Munich's suns developing into a catastrophic stellar ejection event. These Kusari corporations had leased land on Nuremburg, and in orbit near Augsburg, in order to experiment with gate technology and jump drives. Over several months, the orbital deviation of its smallest star was observed to become larger. It was a 'perfect storm' of the wrong experiments being performed, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whilst there was plenty of time to evacuate the residents of Augsburg Orbital Colony, the political impact could not be avoided. Kishiro and Samura were forced to pay significant reparations to the Rheinland government. In turn, the Bundestag had to pay for new accommodations for the well-connected elites who made Augsburg their home. Most ended up re-settling on Baden Baden, with the less wealthy residents and workers moving to Nuremberg and Holstein.
The Augsburg colony took the worst blow when the Munich Disaster struck. Much of the base ended up mired in the irradiated murk that now surrounds the system, which has rendered the base all but uninhabitable. ALG is attempting a salvage operation, rebuilding the station using components salvaged from the wreck, but many parts of it are irreparably damaged. The Junkers have also been drawn to the wreck, and have begun stripping down parts of it - salvaging whatever valuables or information the wealthy inhabitants may have left behind during the evacuation. Aside from ALG and Junker salvage vessels, few civilian ships are able to safely operate inside the irradiated belt, so the Rheinland authorities have not been able to put a stop to the Junker activities.
Although the Augsburg colony took extreme damage during the Munich Disaster, it was not considered to be a total writeoff. In what may be the largest salvage contract since the Yanagi project, ALG was tasked by Republican to dismantle still functional parts of the Augsburg colony, and reassemble them into a new station outside of the irradiated zone. Analysts are sceptical that the current state of Munich will be a large attraction to wealthy inhabitants, and expect that Republican will turn the station into a production facility of sorts.
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Corporations & Guilds
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Areas of Interest
A once beautiful cloud of green dust and asteroids in the north of the Munich system, the Alps Cloud contains significant amounts of silicon. The Munich disaster has dispersed large portions of the field, but two major fragments remain at the edge of the Munich system. All civilian travel into these fields has stopped, as any minerals within are now heavily contaminated. Corsairs and Unioners frequent the fields, using it as cover to launch raids on the tradelanes.
A once beautiful cloud of green dust and asteroids in the west of the Munich system, the Schwarzwald Cloud has managed to survive the Munich disaster relatively intact. Any resources within are contaminated and useless. The Bundschuh have a strong presence in the field, and Unioners have been spotted inside as well.
Chiemsee Asteroid Fields
A mineable asteroid field named after a large German lake, Chiemsee is currently mined by the Daumann Heavy Constructions. The Munich disaster fractured the field into two smaller pieces.
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