Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Full Refresh: Lithus Sector
Have you been to Lithus Sector yet? Have you even heard of this sector? If not, you are missing out on one of the most conflicted and xeno-archaeologically rich sectors in the galaxy! Dyson Spheres, Dyson Swarms, stars that are on the move due to Stellar Engines, and much, much more can be found here.
Lithus Sector is a project of Jim and Jody Garrison of Hereticwerks. The sector was designed for use with the excellent old-school flavored Rogue Space RPG. New installments of the Lithus Sector Guide are being published at Hereticwerks on Tuesdays. One just went up for the Balajang system a few minutes ago.
There are countless alien races: both Hereticwerks' own creations, as well as a couple of races from another great blog, Porky's Expanse! (home of the Trippies and Orəq). There are also numerous AIs in this sector, and many of them seem to be quite autonomous.
Lithus, the waterworld at the sector's centerpoint, is something of a haven for banking and commerce, as well as for illicit and untraceable commercial transactions of every kind. Lithus is also home to the exiled former dictators of numerous worlds and systems.
You can make a fortune in this sector, especially if you don't mind taking some risks investigating all manner of space wrecks, artifacts, and Big Dumb Objects. But be careful. Everyone watches everyone here. The sector is massively militarized and almost fractally Balkanized. So whatever your business, be discrete and watch out for all the erstwhile allies and claim jumpers who are waiting to pounce!
And there is a mystery going on in the deep background as well. Ships are disappearing between systems, and not just space junkers. We are talking ships with robust, well-firewalled systems.
The detailed descriptions of each system in the sector are swimming in plot hooks, perfect for any FATE-based SF RPG game. The artwork is also simply fantastic. Check out how this "miniature" connects the system being described to the sector map:
This is the system with a sun that has been converted into a Stellar Engine! You can read more about it here.
We are very excited by this project. So we are doing more than awarding some Fate Points today. This project deserves an entire Fate Point Refresh!
The Lithus Sector images in this post are courtesy of Jim and Jody Garrison of Hereticwerks.