Welcome to Xi'an, the largest independent station along the Silk Road route in space. This spherical station, the size of a small moon, orbits a gas giant in the Rigelar System, lit by its massive blue giant.
Xi'an is protected by the Sisters - battleship-sized spheres possessing incredible firepower. Rumors claim that larger spheres lay hidden in the system. Xi'an itself has massive gun emplacements on the Outer Hull, it's recommended to remain peaceful during your visit. Challengers usually become spare parts or scrap for the furnaces. Survivors wind up in one of the penal mines on Rigelod or Hohrunk. Few ever manage to buy their way out.
Smaller ships for a modest fee can enter one of the space doors on the outer hull and land on the armored inner hull. Larger ships can hire space taxis (more like a bus with atmosphere and thrusters) to run their crew to one of the passenger hanger systems.
Each deck of the station is a relatively smaller sphere, held aloft by massive pillars that contain massive freight and passenger elevators. With the ceiling high overhead, it's easy to forget you're on a station as it seem so planet-like, while maintaining one standard g throughout the public decks.
Inner Hull is the ship repair and docking bay, and as impressively armored as the outer hull. Shields on the space doors keep air contained, so one can walk outside their ships without need of space suits.
Market Square is the next in deck, a place with the reputation where almost anything and everything except slaves and children may be bought and sold.
Next in is Up Town, a sprawling complex of hotels, bars, clubs, casinos, restaurants, hospitals and parks. Most visitors never go further down than that. Among the humans, Nick's Terran Cafe is a favorite hot spot - live music, an excellent chef, a fully stocked bar and a casino. It's said the casino is honest, it's also said the only way to leave Nick's with a small fortune is to come in with a larger one.
Below them is Mechanicsburg, the manufacturing hub of the station. If nobody's got it, you can usually get it made here if you've got the Woolongs.
Midway is the first primary resident deck - homes, schools, shopping, farm plots - station residents are very protective of this deck. Visitors are recommended never to enter uninvited.
Farmville is the first of the Agri Decks, dedicated to growing much of the plants the station and its visitors consume.
Shanty is the inland sea of Xi'an, a massive body of water filled with all sorts of fish, birds, and ocean mammals.
Vat Works is the air and water purification deck, a massive complex of algee farms that is the source of that most basic of food stuff, Algee wafers, Survival Paste, and newt nuggets.
Smallville is the second primary resident deck, with its own schools, shopping, homes and farm plots.
HUB - the administrative area for the entire station. This is the home of the Station Administrator and the Monitors, the station's police force. This is where disputes are settled.
Below the Hub is the Core Decks, which is strictly off-limits to visitors.
Welcome to Xi'an, the jewel of the Silk Road. Stay out of trouble.
================================Casual space rp, a launching point for your own stories. No character sheets needed.No attacking the station. Bar fights allowed.
While you can trade precious metals and gems, most use Woolongs as their currency. Those who show up with massive cashwads will find themselves separated from it.