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Centuries ago, before the Third Imperium restored interstellar exchange, insystem shuttles fell into disrepair, and the world's inhabitants were isolated from their fellows in space. The ground society quickly descended to barbarism and forgot the people in orbit.
In recent times, the habitat dwellers have replaced their interplanetary craft with Imperial aid, and they now have the equivalent of a B-class starport. At the Imperium's insistence, however, they have not recontacted the population on the ground. The Imperial Navy has requested that the developing cuitures be protected from the interference of outside activity.
This last fact has drawn some attention in the sector
news media, for the Navy is rarely interested in protecting developing
cultures. Generally, it is the IISS that takes the interest in placing
such worlds off-limits. Rumors of unusual Iffeforms and psionic
activity among Rbak's ground-dwellers persist, however. These rumors have
led some researchers to pinpoint R'bak as the site of a top-security military
research project. -ref TD 20