Shadowport of Drex IV
Type: Gas Giant
Atmosphere: Type III
Gravity: Extremely High
Terrain: Gaseous Layers
Length of Day: 31 Standard Hours
Length of Year: 320 Local Days
Sentient Species: -
Planet Function: -
Tech Level: -
Major Exports: -
Major Imports: -
Addendum: Drex has four satellites and is the only planet that
orbits the white-yellow star, XP6-45642A. The system was discovered approximately
200 years before the Galactic Civil War and is located in the Mid-Rim,
between the Hydian Way and the Perlemian Trade Routes. The milky blue
gas giant is continuously ravaged by ion storms, creating an incredible
display of untamed beauty. These ion storms make it virtually impossible
for any starship to enter the planet's atmosphere. As a result, the explorer
who discovered the system deemed it worthless and a simply catalogued
the system under a codename, rather than giving it a proper name.
Since its discovery and up until about 10 years ago (before
the Galactic Civil War) the system has been largely deserted. Travis Jamerson
stumbled across the system whilst on the run from Imperial Customs, who
wanted him for doing some illegal upgrades on a number private starships.
The lucky random jump led him to discover the system and its planet, which
was still unnamed at this point. Travis fell in love with the blue gas-giant
that was raging before him and named it Drex after his dead father.
Name: Drex I
Orbit Type: Polar
Atmosphere: Type IV
Terrain: Barren, Chasms, Plains
Addendum: Drex I is light brown in colour and is the first satellite
that orbits the gas giant Drex. The moon's most distinguishing feature
is a large black spot on the moon's surface, this is known as the Pupil
to residents of Drex IV. The moon's other distinguishing feature is the
fact that it has a decaying orbit around Drex. It is believed that the
moon will enter gas giant's atmosphere in about five hundred years with
unknown consequences. Many people believe that the Pupil is the impact
point of an asteroid, which is responsible for dooming the moon. The moon
itself has little in the way of mineral wealth.
Name: Drex II
Orbit Type: Equatorial
Atmosphere: Type IV
Terrain: Barren, Mountains
Addendum: Drex II is dark grey in colour and is the second satellite
that orbits the gas giant Drex. This moon is highly unstable and is racked
daily by powerful earthquakes. The moon has quite a high concentration
of iron and copper buried beneath its surface, unfortunately due to the
moon's instability mining these valuable minerals isn't a viable option.
Name: Drex III
Orbit Type: Equatorial
Atmosphere: Type IV
Terrain: Barren, Chasms
Addendum: Drex III is milky grey in colour and is the third satellite
that orbits the gas giant Drex. The moon is fairly stable and quite unremarkable.
It has little in the way of mineral wealth and as a result has never been
Name: Drex IV
Orbit Type: Diagonal
Atmosphere: Type I in Chasms, Type IV on the surface
Terrain: Barren, Caves, Chasms
Sentient Species: Humans & Various Aliens
Population: 879 (Approximately 80% transient)
Major Starport: Sundown Star Port
Planet Function: Shadow Port
Government: Baron Administrator
Tech. Level: Hyperspace
Major Imports: Foodstuffs, Luxury Goods, Water, Fuels, Weapons
Addendum: Drex IV is dark grey in colour and is the fourth satellite
that orbits the gas giant Drex. Due to the moon being quite large and
having a dense core, its gravity is somewhat higher than most moons and
is comparable to some small planets. It has little in the way of mineral
wealth, but it does have a number of underground springs, which have created
a number of cave networks beneath the moon's surface. The moon's surface
is a barren rocky wasteland with numerous deep chasms. These chasms, however,
are covered in large thick lichens that have grown up from the banks of
the underground springs. These lichens, combined with the moon's gravity,
have created an atmosphere that clings to the surface of the chasms, making
When Travis stumbled across the moon he decided to relocate his operations
since the Imperials knew where his workshop and base of operations were.
Travis built a small workshop and hanger in a large chasm in the northern
hemisphere. Over the years a number of Travis' friends and associates
have settled on the moon and a small town has sprung up, called Sundown.
Other additions include a starport, a Tapcafe and a number of shops.
Baron Administrator Felix Hice, Travis' best friend, now runs Sundown
and since he's been in control the number of amenities available have
dramatically increased. Drex IV has a very small local militia that is
made up of retired smugglers, blockade runners and friends of Felix and
Travis. Most Inter-Galactic laws are enforced (murder, theft, etc), the
only real exception is cargo laws, which are generally ignored. The only
exception to this is Slave cargoes, and anyone found with a cargo of slaves
will find themselves with a long stint in the local cells.
Drex IV is generally a quiet place, which is ideal for the criminal
elements of the Galaxy to lay low in. Since the development of Drex IV
there have been no sightings of Imperial forces.
Places of Interest
Name: Sundown Star Port
Starport Type: Local
Landing: Homing Beacon
Docking Areas: Landing Pads, Docking Bays
Docking Fee: 60 Credits/Day
Services: Storage, Food, Lodge
Addendum: Sundown Star Port is quite large if you consider the
size of Sundown itself, but compared to other starports it's pretty average.
The port is located on the eastern side of the town. The port has ten
docking bays capable of holding a starship up to 70m in length. The port
also has thirty landing pads capable of holding a starship up to 40m in
Name: Mercenary's Hope
Owner: Olan Meth
Seating: 15 tables (4 per table); 5 booths (6 per booth); 10 barstools
Services: Food, Drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
Addendum: The Mercenary's Hope is located in the town square in
the centre of Sundown, directly opposite the Bulletin Board. The Mercenary's
Hope has one double door entrance leading out into the square (south wall).
Inside, the bar runs the entire length of the back wall (north wall) and
is manned by Olan and two or three various aliens. The Booths are located
along the left wall (west wall) and there is small stage running along
the right wall (east wall). The Tapcafe is open from 10am to 4am and is
usually at least half full.
Name: Bulletin Board
Type: Job Message Board
Addendum: The Bulletin Board is a large rectangular pillar located
in the centre of the town square. On each side of the pillar there is
a large vid screen and several standard data ports. Displayed on each
of these screens are current jobs that are available. Each screen displays
a different type of job, these include Bounty Postings, Cargo Runs, Escorting
and Miscellaneous. The information about any particular job may be downloaded
to a Datapad via the Board's data ports. The Bulletin Board is used by
all sorts of groups including Mercenary Groups, Smuggling Groups, the
Empire and the Alliance (Both the Empire and the Alliance use independent
agents for posting purposes).
Name: Jarad's Armoury
Type: Weapons & Equipment Store
Owner: Jarad Maloy
Addendum: Jarad's Armoury is the place to go in Sundown for personal
weaponry and equipment, if Jarad hasn't got it he can usually get it in
perhaps a week or two. He also offers a repair and upgrade service at
a reasonable fee (between 1.5 and 2 times the usual repair/upgrade cost
depending on your bargaining skills). The shop is located in the town
square opposite the famous Mercenary's Hope Tapcafe.
Name: Travis' Place
Type: Starship Workshop
Owner: Travis Jamerson
Addendum: Travis' Place is owned by possibly one of the most renowned
starship mechanics in the Galaxy, Travis Jamerson. Travis offers repair
and upgrade services for starfighters & space transports. He also
stocks supplies for starships. Travis is capable of squeezing greater
efficiency from almost any piece of equipment, as a result he can upgrade
any piece of equipment way beyond their usual level of operation (may
upgrade starships an extra pip above their usual allowance (up to 2D rather
than 1D+2) if he does all repairing and upgrading). His legendary skills
come at a high price usually (between 2.5 and 3 times the usual repair/upgrade
cost depending on your bargaining skills), unless you're a friend. Travis
has a number apprentices which may repair starships at a slightly cheaper
rate (between 2 and 2.5 times the usual repair/upgrade cost). Travis'
place is located on the western side of Sundown Star Port.
People of Interest
Occupation: Rebel Agent
Description: Rrykk's fur is dark grey with patches of dark brown
and his eyes are an intense green. Even by Wookiee standards Rrykk is
very well built. Rrykk is capable of speaking Basic because he has speech
impediment and apart from growling his R's his speech is perfectly understandable.
Like many Wookiees of his generation he was once a slave to the Empire
until the Rebel Alliance rescued him. He feels that he must repay the
Alliance and as a result has become a Rebel agent. Due to his impressive
appearance and his ability to speak Basic Rrykk has been assigned to Drex
IV. His duties include contract posting, intelligence and recruitment.
Name: Travis Jamerson
Occupation: Starship Mechanic
Description: Travis is short stocky man, who's once jet-black hair
is steadily becoming grey. He has brown beady eyes and a large pair of
eyebrows that seem to be in a constant frown. Travis is a friendly and
charming man, if a little grumpy. Travis is a renowned starship mechanic
whose skills are in high demand through the Galaxy, as a result he is
continuously busy. When not working Travis can usually be found in the
Mercenary's Hope Tapcafe sharing stories with friends over a cup of stimcafe.
Travis is the founder of Drex IV and he also owns Travis' Place.
Name: Olan Meth
Occupation: Tapcafe Owner
Description: Like all Ortolans Olan has deep blue skin and black
button eyes. He wears a black eye patch over his left eye, which he claims
to have lost during a fight with a Gamorrean. Olan is a great source of
general information and contacts on Drex IV.
Drex IV's Militia is made up of retired Smugglers, ex-Blockade Runners
and ex-Mercenaries. The Militia fill the role of a police force on Drex
IV, keeping the peace and enforcing the law. Due to the nature of Drex
IV the Militia generally turns a blind eye towards starship cargoes (except
Slave cargoes). The Militia is made up of both males and females from
the many races in the galaxy. Members of the Militia wear charcoal grey
jump suits with navy blue trimmings. They also wear a blast vest and helmet.
The Militia currently has 10 fulltime members and approximately 20 reserve
Blaster 4D+2, Brawling Parry 4D, Dodge 4D+1, Melee Combat 4D, Melee
Law Enforcement 4D, Streetwise 4D+2
Space Transports 4D
First Aid 3D+2
Equipment: Blast Vest (+1D physical, +1 energy); Blast Helmet
(+1D physical, +1 energy); Blaster Pistol (4D+1); Stun Baton (STR+2D
Stun); Comlink; Datapad