Neopis (2020 Gateway A676789-A): A rich world
with a class-A starport, located
just off the main interstellar route from Gateway
to the Megusard Corporate.
Colonized from neighboring Bonnhelm by wealthy emigrants seeking to escape
Bonnhelm's severe desert conditions, it was repeatedly raided by pirate
forces early in its history. Those raids forced Neopis to develop a strong
system defense force which today is the world's principal export. Neopan
jump carriers are frequently hired by commercial lines as escorts, especially
on the Gateway-Sardis run. The system
boasts an excellent class-A ship building and repair facility. Neopis was
the site of an important victory over pirate forces in 1106. Over fifty
ships belonging to the notorious Fellowship of Kotar were lured to Neopis
by faked reports of rebellion and civil war.
The Kotar warships jumped in to loot what should have been a fat and easy
prize... and were ambushed by Neopan cruisers and a Plavian
expeditionary force led by then-Rear Admiral Quintana. Only ten pirate
craft escaped, and the Kotar Fellowship was never again a serious threat.
-gat MTJ 4