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100 Hooks and Rumours to Hear in or about Alpha Crucis

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When asking around in the spaceport bar or anywhere else, Travellers may overhear rumours about events on other worlds. They may be insuring about a different matter entirely and stumble across additional information by accident. This supplement has 100 rumours that Travellers could hear. They can be used as misdirection, background information or as potential adventure hooks. The rumours in this supplement primarily cover Alpha Crucis.

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  • Drimgir in the Fervore subsector of Alpha Crucis uses primitive alien guest workers and Apes at the lower end of society to do more menial jobs. There are rumours that the Apes are getting unhappy with their position, but lack the power to do anything about it. There have been claims that Imperial Intelligence has been funnelling weapons and resources to the Apes, but there is no evidence to back this up and it's thought that perhaps the world's government is using these rumours to tighten their control over the Apes.
  • Drydock saw perhaps the most significant battle of the Solomani Rim War in the Auva subsector of Alpha Crucis, where Confederation system defence boats drove off an Imperial task force. There are drifting wrecks from the battle around the system's largest gas giant, which are designated as war graves. Despite unauthorised salvage of such having a stiff penalty, there are rumours that there has been an uptick recently in people doing just that. Strangely, it seems as if the salvagers are looking for something specific.
  • Duchess Karima Delgado of Ximenes in Alpha Crucis has, for a number of reasons, become increasingly distrustful and short-tempered, seeing SolSec interference everywhere. It's rumoured that the duchess's behaviour is getting close to being completely paranoid, and that anyone who disagrees with her over anything is accused of being an agent for SolSec.
  • During the Long Night, a protectorate was formed in the Alba subsector of Alpha Crucis under the leadership of White. Recently, there has apparently been a resurgence in interest in this on White, with some claiming that White was removed from its rightful position of power by the Imperium, and that the Solomani Confederation should restore White to the preeminent position in the subsector.
  • During the Solomani Rim War, Dorsey in the Orichalc subsector of Alpha Crucis declared itself to be neutral from both the Imperium and the Solomani Confederation. The High Dorsey Orbital Station has since become a transhipment point for cross-border traffic and neutral ground for corporate and government agents to meet. It's also rumoured that the station has become a place where criminals thrive as well, taking advantage of Dorsey's neutrality to organise and run criminal operations in both the Imperium and the Confederation though not, so far, at the highport itself.


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