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Pacifica Base's Information

The history of the Unioners is intimately tied to Alster. The shipyard opened in 412 AS, specializing in commercial transports and heavy lifters. Conditions were appalling in the yards, worker safety being merely a tertiary concern of the owners. Coupled with the excessively long spaceside rotations, the workers' morale gradually deteriorated until a major accident killed several hundred workers in 512 AS.

Three months later, the workers formed the Alster Union. Because of their highly specialized skills, the management had no choice but to capitulate to their demands. During the next century the union gradually strengthened and eventually included the dockworkers on the Altona Station above Hamburg. By the end of the 80-Years War, the union demanded increasingly high wages and progressively fewer annual hours. The system was out of balance. Republican was no longer competitive with Kusari shipbuilders.

With the war over, demand for ships plummeted. The bloated headcount of Alster was now a sore point for Republican Shipping, desperately trying to restore profitablity. Management was now back in the driver's seat after almost 200 years of acceding to union demands. They fired tens of thousands and won major concessions from the remaining workers, who lost centuries of gains in a matter of days.

As unemployment rocketed towards 30 percent in Hamburg, a radicalized version of the union reformed -- more of a revolutionary cell than anything. The presence of Freeport 2 in Bering proved alluring to the nascent Unioner movement of Rheinland during the unsettled times. Following the popular uprising of 702, the station's population exploded. In 720 the Zoners laid down the ultimatum: Take your criminal activities somewhere else, or have the Rheinland Police take you to Vierlande. They would sell basic supplies to the rebels, but no more. So the Unioners carved their Pacifica base out of an asteroid in the Tanner Belt. Over the years, the base received various upgrades, including a small shipyard module modeled as a miniturized Alster to build and maintain Unioner ships.

The Unioners today are known as some of the most brutal pirates in Rheinland, ranging from the upper Omegas even as far as Texas to the stellar North. Most of their attacks are focused on the Alster Shipyard in Hamburg, which has alienated them from some of their still employed brethren. The bulk of their Trade Lane raids are directed against Republican ships in New Berlin. Historically their Syndicate is infamous for holding little loyalty to anything but profit, with rumors suggesting that they have proven quite adept at smuggling a vast variety of goods and acting as middlemen for many groups, even those in conflict with each other.

Nickname: iw01_01_base
Archetype: miningbase_small_rock
System: Bering
Location: C5
Owner: Unioners

Pirate Transport - $42,000,000 credits
Unioner Gunboat - $38,500,000 credits
Rheinland Pirate Cruiser - $161,000,000 credits

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Pacifica Base's Equipment

Adv. Protector H. F. Shield Shield $118,380
Adv. Protector L. F. Shield Shield $109,610
Adv. Bulwark H. F. Shield Shield $118,380
Adv. Bulwark L. F. Shield Shield $109,610
Adv. Aegis H. F. Shield Shield $118,380
Adv. Aegis L. F. Shield Shield $109,610
Champion H. F. Shield Shield $260,240
Barrier H. F. Shield Shield $260,240
Brigandine H. F. Shield Shield $260,240
Adv. Protector Fr. Shield Shield $272,000
Adv. Bulwark Fr. Shield Shield $272,000
Adv. Aegis Fr. Shield Shield $272,000
Light Transport Graviton Shield Shield $600,000
Barrier Fr. Shield Shield $364,000
Brigandine Fr. Shield Shield $364,000
Medium Transport Graviton Shield Shield $1,200,000
Medium Transport Molecular Shield Shield $1,200,000
Medium Transport Positron Shield Shield $1,200,000
Heavy Transport Graviton Shield Shield $2,000,000
Heavy Transport Molecular Shield Shield $2,000,000
Heavy Transport Positron Shield Shield $2,000,000
Champion L. F. Shield Shield $240,960
Barrier L. F. Shield Shield $240,960
Brigandine L. F. Shield Shield $240,960
Adv. Champion H. F. Shield Shield $612,280
Adv. Champion L. F. Shield Shield $569,150
Adv. Barrier H. F. Shield Shield $612,280
Adv. Barrier L. F. Shield Shield $569,150
Adv. Brigandine H. F. Shield Shield $612,280
Adv. Brigandine L. F. Shield Shield $569,150
Vanguard Gunboat Shield Shield $3,000,000
Adv. Vanguard Gunboat Shield Shield $8,000,000
Preserver Gunboat Shield Shield $15,000,000
Redoubt Gunboat Shield Shield $3,000,000
Adv. Redoubt Gunboat Shield Shield $8,000,000
Bastion Gunboat Shield Shield $15,000,000
Sallet Gunboat Shield Shield $3,000,000
Adv. Sallet Gunboat Shield Shield $8,000,000
Cuirass Gunboat Shield Shield $15,000,000
Cruiser Graviton Shield Shield $5,000,000
Cruiser Molecular Shield Shield $5,000,000
Cruiser Positron Shield Shield $5,000,000
Battlecruiser Graviton Shield Shield $10,000,000
Battlecruiser Molecular Shield Shield $10,000,000
Battlecruiser Positron Shield Shield $10,000,000
Thruster Thruster $826,000
Cheetah Thruster Thruster $24,540,000
Light Capital Ship Thruster Thruster $8,000,000
Capital Ship Thruster Thruster $750,000
Wasp Cruise Disruptor Weapon $1,980
Hornet Cruise Disruptor Weapon $82,460
Train Cruise Disruptor Weapon $164,000
Mosquito Cruise Disruptor Weapon $192,000
Reinforced Cruise Disruptor Weapon $900,000
Maxim Chaingun Weapon $3,720,000
Adv. Debilitator Mk I Weapon $62,450
Imp. Debilitator Mk I Weapon $184,600
Adv. Debilitator Mk II Weapon $64,450
Imp. Debilitator Mk II Weapon $186,600
Adv. Debilitator Turret Mk I Weapon $49,320
Adv. Debilitator Turret Mk II Weapon $53,320
Nova Torpedo Launcher Weapon $2,120,000
Incapacitator Torpedo Weapon $3,120,000
Hellfire Rocket Pod Weapon $1,500,520
Bomber EMP Cannon Weapon $204,984
Bomber Energy Cannon Weapon $191,703
Bomber Scattergun Weapon $204,984
Bomber Chaingun Weapon $204,984
Neutralizer Bomb Weapon $7,025,000
Scorcher Bomb Weapon $7,025,000
Cannonball Missile Weapon $220,480
Firestalker Missile Weapon $256,620
Catapult Missile Weapon $150,300
Paralyzer Missile Weapon $194,580
Sidewinder Missile Weapon $388,000
Mini Razor Weapon $4,185,000
Gunboat Razor Weapon $2,950,000
Cerberus Gunboat Turret Weapon $915,000
Basic Gunboat Turret Weapon $150,000
Gunboat Pulse Cannon Weapon $2,680,000
Solaris Gatling Gunboat Turret Weapon $750,000
Solaris Gunboat Turret Weapon $750,000
Protector Mk I Weapon $3,710
Protector Mk III Weapon $54,810
Protector Mk IV Weapon $128,000
Protector Mk III Turret Weapon $55,457
Protector Mk IV Turret Weapon $145,890
Rheinland Antimatter Cannon Weapon $7,025,000
Unioner Gunboat Turret Weapon $400,000
Unioner Gunboat Forward Gun Weapon $2,500,000
Unioner Cruiser Turret Weapon $1,000,000
Unioner Battleship Turret Weapon $2,363,330
Unioner Battleship Secondary Turret Weapon $2,343,330
Eliminator Weapon $24,790
Adv. Eliminator Weapon $54,810
Destroyer Weapon $144,200
Adv. Eliminator Turret Weapon $55,656
Destroyer Turret Weapon $144,656
Light Mortar Weapon $5,260,000
Solaris Gatling Cruiser Turret Weapon $4,520,000
Cerberus Cruiser Turret Weapon $1,750,000
Basic Cruiser Turret Weapon $300,000
Cruiser Pulse Cannon Weapon $4,480,000
Zapper Cruiser Turret Weapon $850,000
Solaris Cruiser Turret Weapon $850,000
Dulzian Transport Turret Weapon $425,000
Iron Hammer Transport Turret Weapon $400,000
Charon Transport Turret Weapon $350,000
Zapper Transport Turret Weapon $425,000
Heavy Transport Turret Weapon $1,062,500
Transport EMP Defense Turret Weapon $8,650,000
Lyre Point Defense Turret Weapon $7,240,000
Transport Pulse Turret Weapon $300,000
Rheinland Transport Turret Weapon $260,000
Pirate Transport Turret Weapon $240,000
Light Mining Array Weapon $9,600
Small Mineral Extractor Weapon $9,600
Heavy Mining Array Weapon $25,000
Flammenwerfer-C1 Weapon $62,450
Flammenwerfer-C2 Weapon $62,450
Flammenwerfer-L3 Weapon $139,240
Flammenwerfer-C1 Turret Weapon $49,320
Flammenwerfer-C2 Turret Weapon $49,320
Fortress CM Dropper CM $324,000
Sentinel CM Dropper CM $320,000
Silencer CM Dropper CM $318,000
Hvy. Countermeasure Dropper CM $224,000

Pacifica Base's Commodities

Ablative Armor Plating $952 1 No
Blood Diamonds $2,493 1 Yes
Blue Diamonds $3,534 1 No
Blue Jillies $1,097 1 No
Black Market Light Arms $1,840 1 No
Black Market Munitions $1,657 1 No
Consumer Goods $1,077 1 Yes
Deuterium $2,936 1 No
Diamonds $2,113 1 No
Energy Field Equipment $2,867 1 No
Engine Components $2,476 1 No
Gadolinium $2,407 1 No
H-Fuel $2,521 1 Yes
Holmium $3,110 1 No
Hydrocarbons $2,457 1 No
Hydrogen Cyanide $3,071 1 No
Lanthanum $2,108 1 No
Lasers $3,220 1 No
Light Arms $1,476 1 Yes
Luxury Consumer Goods $1,608 1 No
Luxury Food $2,490 1 No
Manifolds $1,031 1 No
Med-Stasis Bands $2,327 1 No
Molybdenum $2,812 1 No
Nanotubes $3,422 1 No
Neodymium $3,355 1 No
Nickel $3,007 1 No
Palladium $2,936 1 No
Pharmaceuticals $1,422 1 No
Platinum $1,599 1 No
Propaganda $10,000 1 Yes
Rheinbier $1,149 1 Yes
Samarium $3,358 1 No
Shape-memory Alloy $3,514 1 No
Side Arms $1,308 1 Yes
Counterfeit Software $2,466 1 No
Solar Panels $2,856 1 No
Super Alloy $2,558 1 No
Synth Paste $1,302 1 Yes
Tantalum $2,934 1 No
Tellurium $3,811 1 No
Titanium $2,007 1 No
Tobacco $3,403 1 No
Tungsten $2,650 1 No
Ultralloy $3,312 1 No
Vanadium $1,806 1 No
Yttrium $3,021 1 No
Zinc $3,041 1 No
Oxygen $75 1 Yes
Water $100 1 No
Gunboat Captain $125,000 2 No
Cruiser Commander $450,000 4 No
Fleet Admiral $1,300,000 8 No
Gunboat Captain $125,000 2 No
Cruiser Commander $450,000 4 No
Fleet Admiral $1,300,000 8 No
Sirius Credit Card (10.000) $10,000 1 Yes

Local News at Pacifica Base

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