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Manhattan
Inhabited


Manhattan

The planet Manhattan


Owned By: Icon - LibertyLiberty
System New York system
DIAMETER: 12,753 km
MASS: 5.98 x 10e24 kg
TERRAIN: Terrestrial
TEMPERATURE: -46°C to 43°C
ESCAPE VELOCITY: 11.27 km/sec
Ships for Sale Patriot
Rhino
Startracker
Best Commodity to Buy Water, Oxygen
Best Commodity to Sell Cardamine

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. 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.

Planet Manhattan

Planet Manhattan

Ships For SaleEdit

Commodities SellingEdit

Commodities BuyingEdit

Guns For SaleEdit

  • Justice Mk I
  • Justice Mk II
  • Justice Mk III
  • Lavablade Mk I
  • Lavablade Mk II
  • Lavablade Mk III
  • Magma Hammer Mk II
  • Vengeance Mk II

Turrets For SaleEdit

  • Magma Hammer Turret
  • Vengeance Turret

Missiles For SaleEdit

Shields For SaleEdit

Torpedo/Cruise Disruptors For SaleEdit

None

Mine Dispensers For SaleEdit

  • Drone Mine
  • Seeker Mine


NewsEdit

FAMOUS MANHATTAN ARTIST KIDNAPPED: Manhattan -- In one of their boldest moves yet, the Liberty Rogues have kidnapped famous Sculptor John Frankel. He was discovered missing from his apartment two days ago. This afternoon, a ransom demand was received from his captors insisting that a million credits be left within the Pittsburgh Debris field at a specific location, where upon he would be released. Frankel's family fears that the Rogues may kill him even if they do pay the ransom.

DRUG ABUSE ON THE RISE IN LIBERTY: Manhattan -- A recently conducted independent survey shows increased use of the illegal drug Cardamine by the young elite of Manhattan. "This is alarming news," LPI chief, Bill Watkins, said as he responded to questions at a press conference that was called to specifically address the planet's rising Cardamine infatuation. Watkins went on to say that LPI cannot and will not make any exceptions for youngsters under the influence. "If we catch them with the drug, we have to put them away," he later quoted after being questioned regarding the measures the LPI would take against any young Manhattanites that were arrested for possession.

RHEINLAND EXPATS FLOCK TO MANHATTAN: Manhattan -- Rheinland high society is on the move, and Manhattan is the destination of choice. With the economic woes that Rheinland has been experiencing in recent years, many of the colony's finest families are relocating to the center of Sirius. "I can live the life I wish to lead more easily here -- it's a shame, but true," said Gerhardt Schliefner, a newcomer from Stuttgart. Immigrants most commonly cited the uncontrolled crime wave in Rheinland as their primary reason for leaving.

RumorsEdit

Ageira Technologies

"If it's personal protection you're looking for, Ageira Technologies has the answer.  Try our famous Mk 11 Perforator -- a great price and guaranteed to put more holes in your target than necessary.  If it's stopping power you want, you'll get it with our line of Wide Bore Pocket Cannons. The finest products are avaiable exclusively from Detroit Munitions, just a quick Trade Lane jump away."

"Our Detroit munitons plant gets its Water and Oxygen from Manhattan.  I will make the run myself sometimes.  It's well protected, which makes the trip an easy one."

"We ship Side Arms here to Manhattan from Detroit, our munitions plant that serves all of Liberty and much of Kusari and Bretonia.  We don't usually ship Detroit weaponry to Rheinland because they produce their own,  but it doesn't compare with Detroit Deathware."

Border World Exports

"Bowex deals in Luxury Goods. Only the finest products are shipped by Border World Exports. Unfortunately, these are the very items coveted by the villainous Lane Hackers. They attack our shipments in the Independent Worlds of Cortez and Magellan between here and New London."

"Bowex ships Gold into Manhattan from New London. This is one of the most dangerous runs you can make between New York and New London. Think about it -- you're hauling Gold, something everybody wants."

"Bowex ships Luxury Consumer Goods from here in Manhattan to New London. I was hired by Bowex to pilot their freighters, but I've been thinking about going into a new line of work. I was almost killed a few days ago when Lane Hackers attacked my ship in the Independent Worlds."

Cryer Pharmaceuticals

"With all that Cryer does to make the people of Sirius healthy and safe it still appalls me to see those poor Cardamine junkies dying in plain view. One day soon Cryer will make a synthetic Cardamine that isn't addictive or harmful. Cryer is dedicated to a healthy and fun lifestyle that doesn't reduce worker productivity."

"Cryer fights everyday to push back the tide of nature and prolong the lives of the good people of Liberty. That's why our vessels run twenty-four hours a day delivering much needed Pharmaceuticals to everyone in Sirius space. People are always going to be sick; it's part of nature's cycle."

"Cryer Pharmaceuticals arrive in Manhattan from our primary production facility in Denver. From here they are shipped into California towards Los Angeles. Most of the time we don't encounter too much difficulty. We fight off the Rogues occasionally, but that just comes with shipping in Liberty."

Deep Space Engineering

"DSE is an important part of the machinery of Liberty power in Sirius, so you will see that we have adequate protection within her space. Unfortunately, many of our Trade Lane and Jump Gate construction projects are found far outside the safety of Liberty, where our affairs can often fall victim to pirates and vandals."

"Here in Manhattan DSE purchase the supplies necessary to run our New York bases.  We ship Water and Food to Pittsburgh, and Oxygen to Baltimore.  Men die every week protecting shipments of basic supplies.  I know the criminals need them too, I just can't get used to the idea of dying over a shipment of Water."

"The Construction Machinery you see here in Manhatten was supplied by us from our manufacturing plants in Houston. Houston supplies a large portion of Liberty's heavy machinery."

Junkers

"If you don't mind working around the law, you can always ship Cardamine or Artifacts from Rochester in the Jersey Debris Fields here into Manhattan. If you ever wondered where Manhattan gets all her illegal goodies, it's from us."

"In Manhattan we purchase Water, Oxygen, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Consumer Goods, and H-Fuel for use at our Rochester base. It's completely legit -- so if you ever want to run supplies for us Junkers without getting your hands dirty, you can."

"People like dealing with Junkers, becaise we always offer a square deal. That's why we transport so many goods from Rochester, our base in this system. We bring in Gold, Diamonds, Niobium, and Luxury Foods. We don't ask many questions on where they come from; that's none of our business."

Kishiro Technologies

"If you own a ship you are going to need what we have to sell, that's right -- top-quality Kishiro H-Fuel straight from the refineries of Ogashawa, far away in the Sigma-19 system."

"The Niobium that we get from the IMG in Freeport 6 is brought here to sell.  It is a long and dangerous run.  We constantly get attacked by the Hogosha in Kusari and then have to deal with the Xenos in Liberty."

"We purchase Luxury Goods here to be delieved to New Tokyo and Honshu. There is a large market for excellent products in Kusari. Beauty and opulence are the benefits of being rich."

Liberty Navy

"If you ever have the cash to purchase a Liberty Elite Fighter, it will have to come from a Liberty Navy base, and having the money to purchase the ship doesn't mean we will sell it to you. You have to prove that you are loyal to Liberty and the way of life she stands for."

"Liberty Police, Inc., or LPI, doesn't have the will or the guts it would take to eradicate criminal activity here in New York. It's the Navy that patrols the Trade Lanes along the southern edge of New York; the police won't even go south of Detroit. Let's face it: If crime ended so would LPI, and they don't want that to happen."

"The battleship Missouri runs a patrol along the Trade Lanes between Zone-21 and the Badlands. That's as dangerous as you are going to get here in New York -- unless you actually fly into the Badlands; then you are just asking to get aced."

"The Liberty Navy is the most sophisticated and well trained of all the navies in Sirius. Liberty's annual expenditures in the budget for naval and military spending are based upon cost estimates for a scenario in which Liberty would be fighting against two other Houses simultaneously."

"The Navy doesn't have the authority to enter another colony's space without the permission of the government.  That's why sometimes if you want to catch somebody you have to hire a Bounty Hunter to do it, as unsavory as that is.  Usually Bounty Hunters are just as bad as the scum you hire them to capture."

"The Navy sends patrols into the Badlands, where the criminals are smuggling in a large portion of the contraband that enters the system.  We have yet to find the Jump Hole they are using, but when we do the citizens of this system will be a lot safer than they are now."

"The Outcasts we have encountered in Liberty have been on the east side of the Badlands. We work in conjunction with Bounty Hunters to try and halt the Cardamine flowing into New York. Unfortunately, most infiltrators we've dropped into the Badlands have never returned."

"Zone-21 is restricted to authorized personnel only. I wouldn't fly my ship too close to that part of space. You might not mean any harm, but the Navy's not goving to wait to see. They are just going to kill you."

Liberty Police, Incorporated

"A lot of LPI officers like the Xenos. The Xenos attack other criminal factions in New York and they don't attack Liberty shipping. They attack Ageira, but only for the guns. Just a bunch of harmless crazies, those Xenos."

"LPI is almost like two companies: you got the LPI who police Liberty sapce and run the Sugarland and Huntsville prison ships, and then you have LPI the consumer goods manufacturer making all kinds of products with the captured criminals as their labor force."

"LPI is a privatized police force. I am an employee of Liberty Police, Inc. We are actually just executling company policy when we patrol Liberty space looking for criminals. LPI is sanctioned by the Liberty government so we have legal jurisdiction, but the bottom line is about money."

"LPI's biggest problem is the Liberty Rogues. Lucky for us they are completely disorganized and usually not great pilots either. The problem is there are so many of them. They are all over the place -- kill one and two more pop up."

"One of the Rogues we arrested just spilled his guts. This guy and two of his wingmen had traveled from the Badlands all the way around Liberty space following the debris fields till he reached Baltimore Shipyards. They flew right by one of our patrols and got tagged on their final approach to Baltimore."

"The Junkers are criminal dirtbags, but they are smart about it, unlike the Rogues. They have a legitimate cover as scrap collectors, but we know they are as crooked as any other criminal. And they will never give up one of their own. You squeeze a Junker to make him talk about other criminals."

"The LPI 8th patrol wing is assigned to the Detroit Debris Field. There are no criminal bases there that we know of, but it is a well-populated area for Rogues and Junkers. The Detroit Field lies on the west side of the system, just beyond Manhattan where they can find cover in the Jersey Debris Fields."

"The Rogues are all over New York. Actually, LPI might be out of business if it wasn't for the Rogues.  It doesn't matter too much though; some LPI will bring you in for nothing but being in the wrong place at the wrong time. LPI can always use more workers at Sugarland and Huntsville."

"The Xenos don't usually mess with Liberty shipping, but that all changes when it comes to Side Arms. The Xenos love stealing guns, they've been concentrating attacks on the Detroit Munitions Plant for some time now. Ageira is guarding the plant better, so now they're focusing on the Trade Lane between here and Detroit."

"Xenos are hitting the Trade Lanes surrounding Manhattan. They are moving in from the Jersey Debris Fields; there must be a Jump Hole somewhere within the Jersey. At least they don't really attack Liberty shipping, just Kusari and Rheinland."

"Xenos in the Jersey are in a turf war with the Junkers right now. I say let the scum kill each other off. It's not like we need Junkers loitering about anyway."

Liberty Security Force

"An entire LSF Dark Ops Shadow Team was found in a container on the edge of the Badlands. They had been sent in to interdict an Outcast shipment and capture one if possible. They were all dead and had bags of Cardamine stuffed into their mouths."

"Cardamine has become a real problem for the people of Liberty, but so far our attempts to get an operative within the Outcast organization have proved impossible. Somehow they have a way to tell whether or not you are an Outcast."

"Right now Artifact interdiction is the LSF's priority; this comes from the top.  Anyone in Liberty caught smuggling Artifacts is going to spend some time in an interrogation chamber, and then a long time on the Sugarland making toys."

"Sometimes the LSF will employ freelancers that pass our strict security clearance checks. If you are ever lucky enough to serve Liberty in such a way, whatever you do for us will have to remain a secret for the rest of your life."

"The Lane Hackers have stolen advanced Ageira technology, which has given them the ability to predict and intercept cargo shipments throughout the Trade Lane network. They are a very smart criminal organization, but sooner or later they will make a mistake."

"The LSF advises the Navy in various locations throughout Liberty, particularly in those areas known for their Artifact smuggling routes. We also have agents periodically raid the wealthy Liberty elites' private residences in search of Artifact collections."

"The LSF has been commisioned with confiscating all Alien Artifacts in Sirius. Not all the other Houses are as cooperative as they should be, so sometimes we are forced to take unilateral action. Kusari officials have been particularly lax in their enforcement of the ban."

"The LSF has been on high alert lately. The Liberty Security Force is chartered with providing our government with the information they need to make informed decisions regarding national security matters. We are Liberty's eyes and ears in New York and beyond."

"The LSF is keenly interested in any Artifacts that private citizens have purchased, even for private use. They are illegal, and will be confiscated if discovered in your possession."

Orbital Spa and Cruise

"A lot of the Luxury Goods produced here in Manhattan are headed to the luxury liner Hawaii in the Sigma-19 system. I just got assigned the route a few months ago. So far I've had nine escorts come and go courtesy of the Outcasts."

"All our cruise ships require constant resupply of Luxury Goods for our clientele. I ship Luxury Goods from here in Manhattan to the Shetland in the Edinburgh system. It isn't a joy ride, since there all all kinds of fun exciting ways to get blown to bits on the trip."

"Ever hear of the LWB? They are some kind of miltant Rheinland farmers who have turned to piracy. The Luxury Goods we ship from here in Manhattan to our resort on planet Baden-Baden in the Stuttgart system have been falling under their attacks."

"Orbital has whatever you're looking for to meet your vacationing needs. Take a trip on the Shetland to the forests of Gaia, visit the hot springs of Baden-Baden, maybe a dip in the cool waters of Curacao, or if adventure is what you seek, how about Hawaii?"

"We offer the finest in luxury vacations and stellar tourism. Our spas and resorts are the finest in the galaxy. If there is a beautiful spot in Sirius you'r dying to take the family to, or if you're dying to get away from the family, Orbital Spa and Cruise has what you're looking for."

"We ship Luxury Goods from here in Manhattan to Curacao in the Cortez system. We strive to provide our guests with the absolute best of all things, so when they think luxury, they think Orbital. It's quite a commitment since these shipmets are often attacked by Rogues and Lane Hackers."

Republican Shipping

"Republican Shipping sends the Luxury Consumer Goods produced here to New Berlin. Sometimes it gets to me that I'm putting my life on the line to haul some rich executive a Diamond tie pin or real leather shoes."

"Republican Shipping specializes in shipping concerns between Liberty and Rheinland, via Hamburg and Texas.  Unfotunately, rising crime and piracy within Texas and the Independent Worlds has been making it difficult to maintain our excellent standards.  The Liberty Security Forces really must do something about this problem."

"We ship the finest Silver from New Berlin and Hamburg into Manhatten.  We also ship Diamonds into Liberty from New Berlin.  Both Commodities are used in the manufacture of Luxury Goods, a Manhatten specialty"

Samura Heavy Industries

"If you want your ship's engines to run cleanly, you should buy Samura's Osaka Brand H-Fuel.  Our fuel convoys are under constant attack by Xenos, Blood Dragons, and the odd Rogue, but it doesn't matter -- we keep Sirius fueled."

"Samura gets the best for the people of Kusari.  We do not manufacture Luxury Goods courselves so we come here to get them.  The finest Luxury Goods are bought here in Manhatten and shipped to our intermediaries in New Tokyo."

"We supply Manhattan's luxery market with its Niobium from our dealers in Freeport 6.  I used to pilot the flight myself a while back, but I lost my nerve; I just can't do it anymore.  I'm not going to get killed for a paycheck.  Luckily, I knew a higher-up and get transferred to a desk"

Synth Foods

"Synth Foods delievers its best in synthetic Food Pastes to Manhattan from its Los Angeles biodomes. From here we head into Colorado -- there's a hungry person everywhere, and our goal is to put a tube of Food Paste in their hands."

"We produce Luxury Foods like lettuce and potatoes on Stuttgart and ship them here for the priviledged few who can afford them. They are highly perishable, so we usually make the journey in one shot."

Universal Shipping

"Universal Shipping handles all Pharmaceutical shipments to naval bases within Liberty space.  The Liberty government has complete confidence in Universal, or else they wouldn't provide us with such a crucial contract."

"Universal Shipping handles all Side Arm shipments to LPI and navy bases within Liberty space.  If you've ever had a cop or navy boy pull a Perforator on you, then I'm the guy who delievered it to 'em more than likely."

"Universal Shipping is the backbone of shipping within Liberty and New York. We supply all Liberty Navy and LPI bases with Food, Water, Oxygen, and H-Fuel. Usually the escorts we get are LPI or the navy bring these goods in, so it is a pretty safe run. It took me a long time to get the seniority to pull these kinds of routes."

"We bring all manner of Commodities into Manhattan: Gold from New London, Silver from Bonn, Niobium from New Tokyo, and Consumer Goods from Houston. Universal uses her best pilots to make these runs; the Commodities onboard are very valuable and their loss is sorely felt."

"We handle all manner of precious cargo bound for the outer colonies.  We ship Luxury Goods to New London, New Tokyo, and New Berlin.  It is extremely dangerous between New London and here, especially because of the Lane Hackers.  They aren't the dangerous part, it's the Outcasts who they sell the shipping information to that you have to worry about."

"We ship Manhattan's famous Luxury Goods to the booming planets of Los Angeles and Denver. A lot of the ultra rich go to California or Colorado to play or retire. They are newer systems that cater to the elite."

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