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Bruchsal Base's Information

Believed to be founded by a group of New Berlin University students in 679 AS, the movement had much support among the liberal elite of New Berlin, tired of the corrupt practices of the government that had led them to financial ruin near the end of the 80-Years War. During the Dresden rebellion of 700 AS, the Bundschuh found their first official cause -- shipping supplies "liberated" from Frankfurt to the Kruger and Daumann rebels. Three months after that, sympathetic maintenance workers started sabotaging Daumann manufacturing operations in New Berlin. The industrial heart of Rheinland stopped beating, and the Popular Revolution had begun.

Five years later the Emperor was overthrown, and a new coalition government was established in its place. While the Bundschuh initially pushed for a full investigation into the activities of companies such as Kruger Mining and Daumann Heavy Construction, more pragmatic elements within the government decided that for the newly formed Rheinland Republic to succeed, it needed the support of the aristocrats who controlled those and other major companies. Both Kruger and Daumann were eventually required to pay substantial reparations intended to "improve the Rheinland Republic for the good of all people," and all Rheinland companies were forced to comply with a newly ratified Workers' Rights Convention.

By 715 AS business in Dresden had more or less resumed as usual. The Bundschuh were driven underground, an impractical brand of idealism ill-suited to building a consensus among the many different government factions and the aristocrats who controlled the purse strings. The Bundschuh took the ideological high route, attracting the purists dedicated to overthrowing the corrupt Rheinland regime represented by the government, Daumann, and Republican. The Red Hessians adapted the more pragmatic approach of stealing and plundering in the guise of fighting the powers that be. As a result, the Red Hessian ranks swelled, and the Bundschuh dwindled.

The Bundschuh have always looked to the Unioners, LWB, Red Hessians, and disgruntled Republican, Daumann and Kruger workers for possible recruits. They maintain a distinct note of neutrality towards the criminal groups, although they find the Red Hessian and Unioner practice of indiscriminate piracy distasteful. They prefer to focus on Daumann, Republican, and military bases, although they do raid a ship on occasion for supplies, preferring Samura or Kishiro, as they have no more love for Kusari than the rest of the Rheinland.

Bruchsal itself is an old Popular Revolution-era supply depot formed from a hollowed asteroid; slowly expanded over the decades to house many hundreds of people at maximum capacity. Typically orbiting Planet Holstein just out of scanner and defensive grid range, the proximity to the Westerwald, Sigmas, and various Rheinland population centers means that Bruchsal stands as the political and administrative heart of the Bundschuh Underground. The local patrols based from the station are known to be particularly ferocious; enough that they enjoy a relative control over the entire Taunusfeld, despite frequent skirmishes with both Federal Authorities and Smugglers sneaking through the Jump Holes dotting the field.

Nickname: rh04_05_base
Archetype: miningbase_mineableb
System: Frankfurt
Location: F3
Owner: Bundschuh

Switchblade - $1,550,000 credits
Border Worlds Gunship - $27,500,000 credits
Cutlass - $6,475,000 credits

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Bruchsal 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
Thruster Thruster $826,000
Cheetah Thruster Thruster $24,540,000
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
Luger Type A Weapon $14,300
Luger Type C Weapon $54,810
Luger Type D Weapon $138,500
Luger Turret Type B Weapon $54,810
Luger Turret Type C Weapon $144,121
Rheinland Antimatter Cannon Weapon $7,025,000
Eliminator Weapon $24,790
Adv. Eliminator Weapon $54,810
Destroyer Weapon $144,200
Adv. Eliminator Turret Weapon $55,656
Destroyer Turret Weapon $144,656
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

Bruchsal Base's Commodities

Blue Diamonds $2,385 1 No
Blue Jillies $1,063 1 No
Black Market Light Arms $4,709 1 No
Black Market Munitions $1,269 1 No
Cigars $794 1 No
Consumer Goods $1,028 1 No
Deuterium $3,132 1 No
Elixirs $3,293 1 No
Energy Field Equipment $2,980 1 No
Engine Components $1,161 1 No
Fertilizers $129 1 Yes
Furs $2,691 1 No
Gadolinium $2,327 1 No
H-Fuel $1,239 1 No
Holmium $2,602 1 No
Holosculptures $1,357 1 No
Hydrocarbons $2,577 1 No
Hydrogen Cyanide $3,181 1 No
Hypnotainment Bands $4,189 1 No
Kemwer Munitions $3,236 1 No
Lanthanum $2,675 1 No
Lasers $2,106 1 No
Light Arms $2,893 1 No
Luxury Consumer Goods $2,389 1 No
Luxury Food $2,448 1 No
Manifolds $2,346 1 No
Synthetic Marijuana $1,046 1 No
Med-Stasis Bands $2,286 1 No
Molybdenum $2,914 1 No
Nanotubes $2,744 1 No
Neodymium $2,220 1 No
Nickel $3,109 1 No
Palladium $1,785 1 No
Pearls $1,967 1 No
Pharmaceuticals $2,159 1 No
Polymers $1,941 1 No
Propaganda $10,000 1 Yes
Rheinbier $881 1 Yes
Samarium $2,273 1 No
Shape-memory Alloy $2,424 1 No
Side Arms $921 1 Yes
Counterfeit Software $3,503 1 No
Solar Panels $1,771 1 No
Synth Paste $1,256 1 No
Tantalum $2,519 1 No
Tea $3,471 1 No
Tellurium $3,303 1 No
Titanium $1,966 1 No
Tobacco $2,673 1 No
Tungsten $2,657 1 No
Ultralloy $2,197 1 No
Vanadium $651 1 No
Wine $2,808 1 No
Yttrium $3,123 1 No
Zinc $1,957 1 No
Industrial Hardware $200 1 Yes
Oxygen $45 1 Yes
Water $60 1 Yes
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 Bruchsal Base

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