Founded in the year 1 AS, Manhattan was the first human colony established in the Sirius Sector. Over the last eight centuries it has grown into a teeming world of 220 million people who live and work in a single city that covers the vast majority of the planet's land area. Nearly the entire population is dedicated to the "manifest destiny" of the Liberty free market, and today Manhattan is the hub of a vast commercial network that stretches into almost every corner of Sirius. While "going to Manhattan" has become a commonly accepted phrase for leaving home to seek your fortune, the cost of living on Manhattan itself is extravagantly high. If a trend is new and exciting -- and expensive -- then it almost certainly originated here.
Pittsburgh is covered by a single vast desert, broken only by large rocky outcroppings that have yet to be subsumed by the sand. Without any ice asteroids in close proximity, the planet was not considered a good candidate for terraforming and remained sparsely populated until a full-scale mineral survey in 650 A.S. pinpointed deposits of boron in the form of borax salts deep within the Corridera Plateau. A mining operation was established on the planet in 660 A.S. by Deep Space Engineering to exploit these deposits, and it is now the only raw material extraction facility within Liberty space.
The Battleship Missouri is the flagship of the Liberty Navy. The Missouri has state-of-the-art weaponry and is constructed around a unique triple-hulled design that incorporates integrated armor plating. The plating is specially manufactured at Norfolk Shipyards for the Liberty Navy using a classified, proprietary process. The Missouri has not yet seen action in any major conflict, but its presence serves as both a warning and a reminder to those who visit the New York system of the indomitable Liberty spirit. The Missouri is currently commanded by Captain Wendi White.
The Rogues are based at this asteroid in the Badlands of the New York System. Striking from the hidden base, they launch attacks on many ships traveling through Liberty space. It would be ill-advised for someone to attempt an assault on the station without serious backup.
Detroit is the headquarters for Detroit Munitions, one of the oldest privately owned companies in Liberty. Detroit has been manufacturing small- and medium-sized arms since its founding by patriarch Ed Garner in 614 A.S. His name still graces the company’s most popular line of blasters.
Ft. Bush was one of the earliest outposts established during the settlement of Liberty, and named after the 41st and 43rd Presidents of Liberty's ancestors, the Earth nation of America. As Liberty expanded, Fort Bush became a popular jumping-off point for any number of wild business ventures as explorers set out to make their fortunes among the stars. Today Ft. Bush provides a haven for traders from all over Sirius who have business to conduct in Liberty. A branch of Liberty Police, Inc. (LPI) headquartered aboard the station helps maintain the peace necessary to a free economy by suppressing pirate activity in the debris fields and administrating automated weapons platforms that defend the nearby Trade Lane junction.
Newark Station is the local headquarters for Interspace Commerce (IC), one of the largest financial concerns in the Sirius Sector. While IC was initially responsible for financing the construction of the vast Jump Gate and Trade Lane network that connects the various colonies, it was forced to divest itself of these holdings as a result of the Rheinland-Kusari Trade Embargo in 521 AS. IC has since transitioned to insuring cargo shipments within and between the various colonies.
The remainder of the Newark Station population is a constantly shifting crowd of traders, technocrats, executives, and Bounty Hunters, all cutting deals and arranging for the transport or protection of their goods.
The Norfolk Shipyard, in continuous operation since its construction in 230 AS, has the honor of being the oldest functional shipyard in the Sirius Sector. The facilities at Norfolk are chiefly used by the Liberty Navy.
The Junkers are based out of this station. A neutral faction, they will deal with both the authorities and criminal organizations.
Trenton Outpost is home to Universal Shipping, one of the "Big Three" family of Liberty companies that also includes Ageira Technologies and Interspace Commerce. Universal Shipping made its fortune by gambling on shipping silver from California to Colorado for use in terraforming Los Angeles, long before Jump Gates and Trade Lanes reduced the risk of transporting goods over such long distances. Universal then cemented its reputation as the premiere Liberty shipping company in 181 AS by signing a contract to handle all shipping between Ageira Technologies facilities and Deep Space Engineering construction sites.
West Point Military Academy has been training the best and brightest officers in the Liberty military for over 600 years. The current commandant of West Point is Admiral Walter Evans, and his staff includes such decorated veterans as Captain Jason Findley and Captain Marcus Walker.
Ithaca Research StationEdit
Abandoned Research Station. Originally, it was part of a grand experiment by Liberty to fuel its waning resources by capitalizing off of the anomalies in the badlands. However, a grave accident doomed the project, and Ithaca was abandoned. The advent of the GMG providing a secure source of H-Fuel outside of colonial control seems to have stifled any attempt at a resurgence of the operation.
- Jump Gates
Flint (6C) Edit
- 4x Badariel Turret
- 2x Azrael
- 20x Cardamine
The wreckage of the Aggressor, the ship of infamous Bounty Hunter, Harry Riggs.
- 1x Countermeasure Dropper
- 20x Countermeasure Flare
- 1x Gunslinger Turret
- 4x Gunslinger
Patrol 27 (6E)Edit
Probable remains of missing Liberty Navy Patrol 27.
- 9x Justice Mk III
Pittsburgh Debris FieldEdit
A cloud of abandoned ships, parts and other scrap pulled into the Planet Pittsburgh gravity well from the Baltimore Shipyard over the centuries. The debris field is frequently used as cover by Rogues who like to attack traffic in and out of Pittsburgh.
NOTE: There is a small cloud of black fog in the center of the field. This cloud is not Dark Matter, and doesn't even interfere with sensors. Just ignore it. This is the particle cloud that the rogue base was in in Mission 1.
Jersey Debris FieldEdit
A floating junkyard, the byproduct of orbital development around Manhattan. Some criminal activity is present, chiefly drug runners and smugglers, along with itinerant Junkers who comb the field looking for scrap and parts.
Detroit Debris FieldEdit
The Detroit Debris Field is surrounded by the trade lanes of Manhattan to Detroit, Manhattan to West Point Academy and West Point to the California Jump Gate. Its frequented by Rogues, Junkers and Outcasts.
A cluster of anomalies in a dense asteroid field that greatly reduces sensor efficiency. Rogues use the field to shield their operations and their secret base, Buffalo. Liberty's last attempt to capitalize off of the field, the construction of Ithaca Station, has been long since abandoned, but the project's trade lanes and other pieces of useful Liberty hardware remain for those friendly enough or daring enough with the Rogues to exploit them.
An anomaly its in 7D, near Benford Research Station
Zone 21 is a restricted area owned by the Liberty Navy. Any unauthorized ships attempting to enter the sector are to be shot on sight. The field itself is a large and nearly impenetrable mine field guarding at its heart the only jump gate to the Alaska system, home of the Liberty Navy's top secret Juneau Shipyard and most of its research and development. There is a tunnel through the minefield which can be hard to locate but will reach the Alaska jumpgate, which is locked to civilians.