Nyx is a system containing the only known humanity-controlled Phoron giant. The Nyx system is located on the very edge of human-controlled space, past the border of the Sol Central Government, far from anything else of import. It has become home to some of the seedier elements of humanity.
Regarded for centuries as an uninteresting substellar companion to Nyx, Erebus is a T-Class brown dwarf with a surface temperature of 963K, just above the melting point of aluminum. The discovery of Phoron and supermatter in Erebus atmosphere had driven much of the activity of the second half of the 23rd century in the Nyx system. With over 80 moons varying in diameter, Erebus is a hub of mining and corporate espionage.
Once a highly profitable research, mining, and supply dock for NanoTrasen that serves as one of their many facilities in exploiting Phoron. It was orbiting Erebus and maintained close contact with the NAS Crescent. The station itself has been a target for numerous hostile actions by rivaling corps, seeking to dislodge NT's monopoly on resources in the system.
The station was initially completed in 2285, two years after the infamous vessel NSV Luna was decommissioned from service, and has been renovated several times since then. The station is crewed by approximately 50 to 60 employees who transfer periodically to and from the NAS Crescent.
The Exodus was abandoned in 2302 after a nuclear device was detonated on board by an unknown third party. Waffle Co denied the outrageous allegation of its involvement.
The main hub for NanoTrasen in the Nyx system and is commonly referred to by its workers as Central Command or "Centcomm". It is the seat of power for the Regional Overseer, who is entrusted with running operations in the system on his discretion.
A relatively sub-par housing station that has a (relatively) large population of aliens. The facility has areas for shopping, a few restaurants, and multiple blocks for living arrangements. The station is crowded, busy, and the air quality is a recurring issue. Nonetheless, it allows lower income spacers the means to live in the Nyx system.
The Void Star
No one quite knows who founded the Void Star, or indeed who actually controls it. Theories range from a corporate money-laundering operation to interstellar mobsters, with the more far-fetched even suggesting the place has always been there, like some kind of haunt. Theories about management are just as varied, though those who have been deep "behind the scenes" generally claim they've spoken to shrouded figures, ranging from one to a whole panel of three to eight.
The Void Star is best described as a casino, complete with all the garish neon, advertisements and flashing lights such a description would entail. Sitting in high orbit over Erebus, the Void Star can sometimes even be spotted with the naked eye – flashing and pulsing through the dull, dark asteroid belt like a beacon, broadcasting all manner of advertisements and promises for the gullible on just about any unencrypted frequency.
Despite the Star's remote location, traffic tends to be heavy. The Star employs a well-equipped fleet of defense craft, mercenaries and sophisticated drones, all ruthlessly enforcing the peace. As long as you have the money you're willing to spend, the Void Star welcomes just about anyone.
Some even call the Star home, as the sprawling asteroid-station offers hotel services; luxurious or spartan. Addicts, smugglers, pirates, and privateers – you'll find them all at the Void Star, ostensibly on their best behavior.