|Frost||Hespari II||Jacksons Whole||Komarr||Lairouba||M-R|
|Hegen Hub||Illyrica||Kline Station||Kshatyia||A-E||S-Z|
Illyica has long been famous throughout the Nexus for the sleek lines and high quality of their ships. Space craft of all shapes and sizes maybe purchased in Illyrican ship yards. There is also a flourishing trade in antique and used space craft.
The Air and Space Museum in the city of Ariel is well worth a visit. The museum contains extensive displays from the earliest days of flight to the present including a working model of modern Necklin Rods.
True to its roots, Jacksonian houses pride themselves on providing anything
and everything to customers at reasonable market prices. House Fell provides
a variety of weaponry for both large and small scale destruction. House
Dyne provides no questions asked banking. House Bharaputra specializes
in large scale genetic contracts and longevity treatments. Meanwhile, House
Dreams made Flesh, specializes in unique one of a kind genetic
|Travelers should be aware that many of the neighboring systems consider some Jacksonian practices illegal. Persons who have made use of House Bharaputran longevity treatments may be detained on first degree murder charges if passing through Beta Colony space. House Ryoval products being transported through Escobaran space may be confiscated on the grounds that they are sentient beings. Pol does not allow importation of House Fell neutron grenades.|
Travelers come to Kline Station from all directions of the Nexus. Kline Station shops carry a wide range of goods and foods imported from all points on the Jump map as well as local products. You shouldn't try to get away from the station without trying one their native delicacies, the deliciously tender newt. Local chefs have devised a stunning variety of ways to prepare the amphibian ranging from the simple newt nugget to the sumptuous newt l'orange.
Kline Station has facilities which cater to a variety of needs. There are many excellent null and low g sports facilities at single and group rates. The dining facilities in the Transient Area cater excellent cuisine with stunning views of the outside of the station.
Newcomers may find the station a bit of a labyrinth, so hold onto the map provided to you when you first arrive on the station. Otherwise contact the black uniformed security officers for assistance.
As a space station, Kline Station practices rigorous sanitary screening. Do not under any circumstances attempt to enter the station while infected with a communicable illness. You will be quarantined. This also applies to any animals or cargo you may be transporting. Insects are completely prohibited.
The landscape outside the domes can be quite literally breathtaking. Komarr is the middle of an eight hundred year project to terraform the planet into a human habitable world. Until then, Komarrans live in domed cities under the dual light of their sun and a human made solar array. When going outside the domes, always make sure to check your breather gear for oxygen levels or your vacation may be cut drastically short.
Domes are well connected by an economical public transit system. However, the public transit tube systems in several of the major metropolitan complexes are subject to stalls and traffic jams at peak use times. Travelers should try and avoid using tubes from 5-9 in the morning and 4-7 in the evening.
In its long and wealthy history, the Komarrans have built many monuments within their domed cities. One of the more whimsical is a memorial to one of the most successful trade ventures in Komarran history, the Marat Galen. The principal share holders set up a sizable trust fund to maintain Galen Topiary Garden in Solstice. A series of holographic generators causes the image of a golden antique clipper ship to sail across the surface of the park's dome. As a more somber historical reminder, a few miles away a simple black monolith lists the names of those who died at the Solstice Massacre following Barrayar's annexation of Komarr.
Since they live on a marginal world with few resources, the Kshatryrians specialize in exporting trained fighters. Military training begins very early for both genders and general education stresses outdoor activities.
Kshatyria has some of the best schools in martial arts training available in the Nexus. Also, the Imperial court operates several survival camps open to Galactics which use modified versions of Kshatryian Imperial training.
Travelers are advised that Lairoubans observe strict Islamic clothing and food regulations. Female travelers should be particularly cautious in their attire. Galactic women are certainly not expected to observe Purdah, but they should be careful about going out at night by themselves and save the sarongs for Beta Colony.