Harrisburg Station

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Harrisburg Station
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Universal Shipping
F/E-4, Pennsylvania


GRAVITY: Complete



CREW: 1080

Harrisburg Station was initially a Deep Space Engineering (DSE) depot for the construction of Planet Erie’s docking ring. It transitioned ownership following the completion of the system’s Trade Lanes in 787 AS when DSE sold the station to Erie’s Zoner planetary council. Despite their ambitious plans to transform it into an orbital factory, a lack of local capital led to the auctioning of many of the station’s facilities to Liberty corporations, sidelining local businesses. By 807 AS, even the station’s administration had been outsourced, with Liberty Police Incorporated assuming management operations. Over the years, Harrisburg has seen steady expansion as Liberty corporations invested in new modules and capabilities.

Universal Shipping storage bays handle the majority of Pennsylvania’s imports and exports, while DSE Consumer Goods factories capitalize on the local low-wage workforce. Synth Foods biodomes supply Erie’s Lake City, and LPI detention facilities isolate criminals and Zoner militants in orbit before their transfer to Texas. The annexation of Erie led to the dissolution of the Zoner planetary council and Liberty utilizing Harrisburg as a naval logistics depot. In 834 AS, with post-annexation unrest and the Militant threat slowly diminishing, the government privatized the station. Harrisburg is now owned by a Liberty consortium spearheaded by Universal Shipping. Security remains high aboard amid regular bomb threats and sabotage attempts.

Bribes & Missions Offered



Commodity Price
Solar Panels 38$
Water 3$
H-Fuel 165$
MOX 45$
Pharmaceuticals 28$
Consumer Goods 24$
Xenobiotic Filters 35$
Passengers (Liberty) 251$
Biodome Materials 33$
Commodity Price
Deployable Mining Container 50,000$
Crew 252$
Oxygen 4$
Basic Alloy 12$
Synth Paste 16$

Ships sold

Ship Class Price
Asteroid Miner Heavy Miner 213,905$
Train Transport 206,006$
Liberty Transport Transport 101,006$


[833 AS] Liberty addresses Gold concerns

LOS ANGELES -- 833 -- While speaking at an industry event, Secretary of Commerce Trombly responded to Interspace’s startling report on the Bretonian Gold Crisis. Liberty has long been reliant on Gold imports for a range of purposes, with the current scarcity causing prices to spike and damaging economic growth. Bretonia’s continued blockade of the Dublin System has so far failed to dislodge the Molly revolutionaries within, while causing further damage to the broader Sirian economy. Trombly confirmed that, “Liberty does not see a viable short-term military resolution to this issue,” and called upon Bretonia to enter into negotiations with the Mollys, offering limited relief on wartime debts as an incentive.

[831 AS/747 AGS] Gate Corps Clash Over 'Blackout'!

ABBEVILLE -- 831 AS/747 AGS -- EFL's 'Resilience Taskforce' today reported its findings on The Blackout, claiming to have gathered forensic evidence that proved the cause as Ageira negligence. A spokesperson claimed that the destruction of the Dublin jump gate by Molly separatists had created a hyperspace feedback loop that was propagated and amplified through the Ageira gate network.

Ageira disputed this finding in their own press release, calling EFL 'fantasists' and countering that their own scientists had narrowed the cause to a rare 'hypernova' stellar event that originated outside the Sirius sector. Both corporations claim that network-wide hardware safeguards have been implemented that would prevent a similar occurrence in the future. Independent researchers have sharply criticized the corporate announcements, accusing both of self-interested misdirection.

Professor Sophia Nagel from Heisenberg Research Station called EFL's accusation 'incoherent' and the hypernova explanation 'nonsense' that did not explain the characteristics of the 'Blackout Pulse'. Despite multiple different Pulse recordings being widely disseminated across the neural net, public efforts have so far failed to triangulate its source.

[831 AS/747 AGS] 'Blackout' Causes Jump Network Fail

MANHATTAN -- 831 AS/747 AGS -- Two days ago Jump Gates failed simultaneously across Sirius, freezing commerce and neural net access across the sector. When the network resumed 31 hours later, restored communications broke the news of Bretonia's loss of the Dublin system. This twin shock has plunged the market into chaos, prompting fears of sector-wide economic recessions. Interspace estimates indicate that the stoppage alone caused billions of credits in losses. Gallia immediately accused Liberty of culpability for the outage, claiming the destruction of Dublin's jump gate instigated a cascading failure in faulty Ageira infrastructure. Ageira has sharply refuted the allegation, claiming such a systemic effect would be physically impossible. Independent researchers in Cologne and the Edge Worlds have also announced that a hyperspace pulse of unprecedented strength was detected moments before The Blackout, with data about 'The Pulse' being widely shared across the neural net in recent days. House authorities have remained tight lipped, refusing to comment on their own observatories' data.

[830 AS] Rampant Human Trafficking Cases on Erie

ERIE -- 830 AS -- A scandal rocked Planet Erie's administration when a video recording of Insurgency prisoners, escorted by LPI officers, were being loaded aboard a transport bound for the Edge Worlds, surfaced on the Neural Net. As the Republic's forces maintain law and order on the pacified planet, this leak has undermined their authority, causing waves of public outcry and calls for police reform by both local Zoners and Liberty citizens alike.

In the video, a number of restrained people that have been identified as former residents of Planet Vespucci, board a Dromedary-class vessel registered to a freelance trader Vincent Ruthen. They are under supervision from several LPI officers, who exchange words with the ship's crew. Private investigators have trailed the ship, determining that it did not land at its purported destination of Gas Miner Naha in the Sigma-13, instead electing to travel away from civilized space into the Edge Worlds. The people aboard it have effectively vanished from the colonies.

This is the latest case in a streak of such disappearances, with investigators estimating as high as ten percent of all inmates thought to be awaiting their trial in LPI internment camps have been covertly shipped off-world for unknown reasons. The fate of these people is yet unclear, but theories range from secret trials to unethical experiments aboard Atka. Outraged by what is apparently an LPI-sanctioned human trafficking operation, protesters flooded the streets and had to be dispersed by police riot control squads.

A Liberty Police official has denounced allegations of corruption, stating that "All interned personnel are secured and all prisoner transfers have been done within the framework of the legal code". He refused to comment on the evidence presented, dismissing it as "slanderous fabrication against the good, hard-working officers of Liberty law". Meanwhile, political opposition already promises increased oversight over the law enforcement corporation for the next election cycle.

[830 AS] Troubles in Erie's Paradise

ERIE -- 830 AS -- It was the early hours of the morning when a missile was launched from Erie's surface; A missile that struck its target of an LSF satellite in orbit of Erie. The attack was claimed to have originated by militant Zoners seeking to separate themselves from Libertonian governance, and proved to be the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back.

For some time, it had been alleged that Insurgent and Xeno-backed cells had been stirring trouble on Erie, inciting violence in the population and seeking to turn the planet into a second Veracruz. Never, however, had such open acts of terror been visited upon the governing Libertonian forces.

The response was quick and decisive. In coordination with the LSF, Vice Admiral Hamish aboard the Battleship Alma lead a Liberty Navy task force directly into the system in Operation Pesticide, escorted primarily by Siege Cruisers, Gunboats and fightercraft, with many of the Navy's capital warships tied in the Vespucci campaign or ever watchful at Liberty's borders. They were met by Zoner Q-ships based from Bethlehem, with many coming from as far as Galileo or even the Sigmas, accompanied by a motley assortment of freelancers and other anarchist elements. Leading the Zoner line was a Aquilon-class carrier, the Pinnacle.

While the Pinnacle came under heavy bombardment from the Alma and her task force, supplies quickly gathered onto Zoner transports from Erie attempted to run the Navy blockade. While some transports were lost to Navy bombers, others yet escaped to parts as of yet unknown. This 'victory', however, came at a heavy price. The Pinnacle was lost with most of her hands still on board and the rest captured, while the Liberty Marines landed virtually unopposed, quickly securing population centers for both the safety of Libertonian assets and the civilians on Erie itself. The Alma is settled now into the low orbit of Erie, a constant reminder to those below that they are under the protection of the Liberty Navy. A comfort to some, a dire warning to many more.

[830 AS] Victory Over Veracruz!

OHIO -- 830 AS -- An announcement by the Liberty government today unilaterally declared victory over the once-Insurgency as the LNS Ohio settled into high orbit over Veracruz last week. The Battlecruiser Triton, the infamous warship that felled the Delaware, was left as little more than debris burning through the planet's atmosphere that now rests in a crash site located on Veracruz's smallest continent.

Over the last few days, Archer-class siege cruisers have been deploying their massive coaxial cannons to suppress military infrastructure on the planet, systematically targeting the very last bastions of the Insurgency. First to be destroyed were the planet's few remaining ground to space weapons installations, quickly crippled by bomber strikes from the Ohio herself, before the remaining desolate ground defences and deserted infrastructure were reduced to rubble, their populations having already long fled the world.

A small service was held on the Ohio as the bombardment drew to a close in memory of Rear Admiral Dylan Brandt and those thousands of sailors and marines who had given their lives in the name of Liberty; fought their own lost brothers-in-arms so that others may not live under their misguided yoke, and many more who had their lives irrevocably changed as a result of the evils the campaign sought to end.

The announcement also confirmed identical monuments to the Insurgency campaign would be erected on every world in Liberty, from Planet Houston to Planet Erie, each monument an obelisk carrying the names of every serviceman lost in the conflict and serving as a reminder that Liberty is stronger when it stands together.

[829 AS] Battleship Delaware lost In Vespucci: Part II

LOS ANGELES -- 829 AS -- Navy pilots fought in a heated scrap with many of their former comrades-in-arms as a fearsome shroud of flak rippled around the great Battleship Delaware, several trails of explosions snaking towards myriad bombers and torpedoes swarming the vast Mitchell-class. Delaware herself launched volley upon volley of anti-capital torpedoes at the Insurgent Battlecruiser Triton, whose own flak screen was considerably weaker than that of the Battleship. The missiles found their mark, but the battlecruiser retained its hull integrity as the Insurgents' one advantage in fighter superiority began to shine through. Torpedoes and antimatter cannons landed hits on the Delaware's vital flak batteries as they went silent, one by one.

Admiral Brandt was heard to give the order to abandon ship right as the ship's hull could take no more and began to be torn asunder, with hull breaches on multiple decks. Tragically, the armored engines of the Delaware had suffered a great deal of damage, and as the armor and shielding was whittled away, vast quantities of radiation and superheated gas began to flood into the crew compartments of the vessel.

In an emotional announcement, the Liberty Navy officially stated that they consider the Delaware to be lost with all hands, including Admiral Brandt himself. No life pods could be secured in the heat of battle, with the remainder of the Delaware's escort making a fighting retreat back to the LNS Ohio which had herself been caught lagging behind the Delaware's doomed thrust into the heart of the Insurgency. The Ohio now remains with her own escort, augmented by survivors of the Delaware's battlegroup, and will continue as the Liberty Navy's bastion in the Vespucci system, ready to ensure that the Insurgents pay dearly for the toll they have extracted upon one of Liberty's finest Admirals.

[829 AS] Battleship Delaware lost In Vespucci: Part I

LOS ANGELES -- 829 AS -- The state-of-the-art Delaware was the tip of Liberty's spear in the Kansas system; it was from here that the charismatic RAdm. Dylan Brandt commanded the fleet that secured the system from both Rogue and Insurgent elements. But now, he sought to strike a crippling blow to the Insurgency in their very home, an attack to break the back of the movement and stand as a warning to those who would stand against Liberty's unity.

Leading a fearsome line of some of Liberty's most advanced warships, the Delaware bore down on the Insurgency's remaining, cobbled-together fleet in the Vespucci system, out of position from dealing with a Bretonian thrust from Magellan. Immediately caught was the Battleship Vanquisher, one of the scant few Arbiter-class Battleships available to the Insurgents. Caught by itself, the Vanquisher put up a fearsome fight but was ultimately unable to stand against the Delaware and its escort, despite its fighter component dealing severe damage to much of the Delaware's own, smaller fighter contingent, as well as the Delaware herself.

With the great Arbiter all but vanquished, the Interdictor-class Battlecruiser Triton stared down the guns of the damaged Delaware and her escort. Outnumbered two-to-one, and outgunned to an even greater degree by the Libertonian heavyweight, Triton and her escorts launched their one and only advantage, their fighter and bomber superiority gained at the Vanquisher's expense.

[829 AS] Fingers in the broth

MANHATTAN -- 829 AS -- Liberty's High Congress has passed the recently submitted Organization Categorization Revision Act (O.C.R.A) by a considerable majority. The Act sets out to revise long-standing categorizations of domestic and foreign organizations, which in turn allows or disallows certain actions by Navy and Law Enforcement agencies.

It is widely speculated that the recent surge taking place in the Kansas system is related. The oddly self named Insurgency has long been categorized as a "Domestic Paramilitary Organization" that is of extremist political nature, in effect making them Liberty citizens with rights as such. The Act recategorizes them as a "Foreign Supported Terrorist Organization", a drastic shift in political standing. Sources have speculated the move is related to the Bering operation that precipitated the formation of the Insurgency as the root cause of the change in policy. Despite considerable cost both monetarily and in terms of material, the operation failed to expunge the organization to the desired level. The Act comes a considerable spending package for future operations and gives free rein to Liberty Navy admirals to take necessary measures to properly remove the long-standing issue.

[828 AS] Shotgun Diplomacy

ERIE -- 828 AS -- In a turn of events for the quiet system, the Liberty Navy press corps has released information about an incident involving a Slave Liner. Spokesperson to the CNS Bradley Stern addressed the conference by stating the ship had refused to comply with orders issued by patrols, and that it was being conducted in a manner that raised all manner of red flags. The Delaware was forced to position itself such that the ship was forced to stop, and when a cargo scan was conducted it was revealed that the Liner was carrying a vast quantity of munitions. With its secret loose, the Liner attempted to escape and was promptly disabled by secondary cannon fire.

Upon further investigation, the Navy has successfully identified the ordnance being transported as being sourced from Rheinland. Going as far as to state that they contained serial codes which correspond with weaponry used by Rheinland's own Military. Naturally given the circumstances around the discovery of these weapons and Liberty's history of hot and cold relations with the neighboring House, it is expected that this development will lead to further scrutiny when it comes to potentially suspicious activity.

[823 AS] Liberty and Rheinland formally end conflict

NEW BERLIN -- 823 -- President Powell and Chancellor Neumann have signed the Treaty of Atka formally ending the state of war between their two Houses. 6 years of devastating conflict has seen tens of thousands killed and both Houses severely economically damaged. The agreement sees Rheinland cede all claims on Planet Atka, while Hudson and Bering are split in half, creating two security zones. The boundary between these two zones remains neutral territory, to be policed by the Bounty Hunters Guild under a joint contract. In return, Liberty has agreed to immediately end all economic sanctions, and fund 85% of the Jump Gate cleanup and reconstruction project.

[817 AS] Liberty Declares Border Security Zone

HUDSON -- 817 -- In a significant escalation to ongoing tensions, Liberty has established a Border Security Zone in the two Independent Worlds of Bering and Hudson. President Powell announced that the Liberty Navy will maintain a blockade along what Liberty deems its zone of control. This is purportedly to prevent intrusions by the Rheinland Military, and thwart attempts to facilitate terrorist attacks in Liberty territory. All civilian shipping bound for Liberty through the affected systems are now being stopped for mandatory inspections. Rheinland has furiously condemned the move as military aggression, and called the deployment a flagrant violation of the Boorman Treaty.


Universal Shipping
  • This station buys fairly decent quantities of Helium from miners who operate on the opposite side of Erie. It gets shipped off to Planet Miura, Misaki Station, Osaka Storage, Canterbury Station, and even, shhh, The Ring.

  • Neon, Neon, Neon, this system is suffocating with the stuff. I shouldn't complain though. It keeps the patrons flowing into my bar and my tip jar full. You don't have to hunt around for places to sell it, either. Freeports, planets, research stations, and shipping depots all pay high rates for it. By the way, don't miss my tip jar on your way out.

  • We ship in fair amounts of raw materials from Kusari and the Taus: Niobium, Beryllium, and Uranium all get stored here for later distribution throughout Liberty. The way modern politics is, you never can tell when your "just in time inventory" will become a dire shortage, so every House has to have a stockpile of vital materials just in case.

Bounty Hunters Guild
  • Bounty Hunting in Liberty is how many Hunters start. The Hunters Guild has a recruitment policy agreement with the Liberty Police - meaning criminals wanting to live a better life by doing what they did best can get a free pass to join the Hunters. Everybody benefits that way. The few that try to get away... well, let's just say that the Hunters have a way of tracking their own, and dealing with them. You don't leave the Guild before the Guild allows it.

  • There's more Rogues then Xenos around this base, although both the groups have a strong presence in the system. I suspect the Rogues have a hideout in that asteroid field north of Bruin. Haven't found it yet, but enough Rogue activity to keep me busy here.

  • I'm staying on this station because Interspace has an office on this station. All the bounties specific to this sytem posted by Interspace first get posted here. And they certainly got the deepest pockets of all the corporations...

Interspace Commerce
  • While we do have a small transportation branch ourselves, Interspace generally specialises in financing and insurance. Large projects such as jump gates and trade lanes cost so much that lump sum payments are often impossible, even for house governments. Interspace often finances these projects in return for concessions or payment in installments.

  • The Harrisburg office is responsible for Interspace interests in Pennsylvania, but we're only a small branch as there is not that much commercial activity in this system. We try to keep tabs on the biggest troublemakers in each system and post bounties on the worst offenders. The Bounty Hunters Guild then often removes these for us.

  • Interspace insures cargo moving through this system, along the trade lanes only. Beyond the lanes the risk is simply too great to take responsibility for the risk. There are no patrols out there, not even scouts. We do not carry the risk in unguarded space, company policy.

  • Have you heard of that Zoner transport that got lost in California? I bet it was a pirate ambush! Its more and more dangerous even in the core systems.

  • A wise old Zoner prophet used to frequently say, 'And sometimes, it just rains avocados.'

  • Just yesterday I saw this Rogue pilot. I think his name is Kenneth or something. Bloody amazing pilot, I tell you. Until he smacked cockpit-first into a warning buoy. Bloody amazing explosion, I tell you.

  • I like my ale. If you get drunk enough the world ceases to be so dreary. The stars look a little brighter with each sip.

  • One old Zoner I used to know would often say everything was just 'Shiney'.

  • Ahh, Harrisburg. You know, rumor has it this place radiates some kind of strange energy that impairs mental function. They call it... Harris Syndrome or something.

Liberty Police, Inc.
  • Harrisburg is usually a quiet place. Sure, you got a couple of nutter civvies taking potshots at eachother from time to time. They usually don't even scratch eachother's shields. Guess it's just some juvenile Zoner behaviour.

  • Pennsylvania doesn't have its own jail, not even down on Erie. There's simply not enough crime in this system to warrant building one. Besides, the Zoners would likely throw a fit. So for the time being the Gettysburg is where we hold them. Once there's enough to fill an Armored Transport they get shipped off to Texas.

  • I got into a scrape with a few Xenos on the lane the other day. I'm not sure what they were up to, but they fell back as soon as I caught sight of them. Didn't pursue them too far - too risky to get caught alone out there. They probably had a few buddies waiting in the asteroid field. The lane was clear again, that's all they pay me for. Let the Hunters chase them down in the roids, that's what Interspace pays -them- for.

  • The Rogues got feisty the other day. A group of them hung around the base perimiter waiting for a transport to arrive. We signalled Erie and West Point to hold traffic, then prepared a little surprise for them. A group of Hunters took up position behind Bruin, while additional officers from Erie arrived to intimidate the Rogues into turning tail. When they did, well... Let's just say the Hunters got down to business quickly.

  • This system is rather quiet compared to the hustle-and-bustle of New York. The biggest trouble on the way here is also in the New York system, nice little corner of space they call the Badlands. Lots of Rogues out there, but that's for the New York boys to sort out. Our juristiction goes as far as the Jump Gate, and no further.

  • I really wish they'd open up a Sunbucks outlet on this station. Or on any station in this system for that matter. A good pot of coffee and a nice double-glaze donut is just what an officer needs to start the day.

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