R'bak (1314 Reft B387777-3)

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R'bak (1314 Reft B387777-3): Red Zone. R'bak is the only system in Sagittarian Subsector. Meteor swarms present a considerable hazard to navigation. Travellers are advised to adhere to guidance instructions from the starport authority as inner system travel is especially threatened. The starport for the system is located at one of the space habitats in synchronous orbit around the main world. The world itself, however, is interdicted.

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