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Joke from the Russian Consortium, pre-Exodus, circa mid-22nd century:
What happen when immoveable object meet unstoppable force?
Indescribable accident. Then vodka price go up.
>Stratospheric Defense Command Station [Strat Com]
High Orbit, Duronis
The Solarian Commonwealth had chosen a difficult planet to colonize and turn into its premier military base. A desert planet, with temperatures ranging from midsummer at the poles to just shy of the boiling point of water at the equator, and sandstorms that could flay the skin from one’s bones, it was only habitable at the poles, where the Xargon had dropped comets, which liberated oxygen and nitrogen into the atmosphere, but also formed massive lakes of pure water, which went a long way to making the planet habitable.
Add to that a resource-rich asteroid belt and a gas giant for fuel processing and the mix was perfect for a starship construction, crew training, and military fortification facility.
Being the closest