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Galactic Guide: Leir System

This Galactic Guide originally appeared in Jump Point 4.10.

Leir is an unclaimed system that some once thought would develop into a major hub for Humanity. Discovered by an ICC scanning team canvassing Banshee in 2677, the pathfinders were thrilled to discover an A-type main sequence star with three mineral-rich and potentially habitable planets. The system’s initial assessment sparked interest in both the public and private sectors. Imperator Illyana Messer VI, still tightening her grip on the reins of power, decided not to commit resources to the system, leaving Leir’s official status in limbo.

Small time miners still went in droves. Many of them didn’t come back. Strange stories circulated and the system soon had a bad reputation both for danger and for its lack of basic services. There was only one settlement with any kind of longevity in the system. Located on the second planet, the settlement of Leir was a nexus of shiftless travelers, greedy miners, fugitive criminals and cold mercs looking to make a cred. Though the settlement was subsequently wiped out by the terraforming process, the name had been so firmly established in the public imagination that it became synonymous with the entire system.

In 2743, Galor Messer IX decided to capitalize on the still unclaimed system and opened the floodgates of commercial progress. He authorized the auctioning of a terraforming permit for Leir II, the system’s clear crown jewel, in an effort to fund his legacy, a complete foundational redesign of UEE government buildings. The winning bid was so high that many assumed it was a mistake. Turns out, it wasn’t.

The aggressive bid was the UEE’s introduction to Hatfield & Harding, a new venture between Clarence Hatfield, an eccentric trillionaire from Lo, and Olive Harding, a selfmade mining baron. The...
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Hello everyone,

Last week, Star Citizens from around the globe descended upon Austin, Texas for our biggest CitizenCon yet. We had an incredible and unforgettable time meeting all of you in attendance. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: having the opportunity to engage with you all on such a personal level is truly amazing. The interactions at CitizenCon recharge our batteries for the remainder of the year and beyond.

This year’s format featured a wide variety of activities to choose from throughout the day. In case you missed anything while you were outside riding the life-size Drake Dragonfly, or in your kitchen restocking your watch-party munchies, we’ll be releasing a different CitizenCon 2948 panel to our YouTube channel every day, so you can still catch everything that went down over the coming weeks.

Speaking of the Drake Dragonfly, we’re also excited to release a full gallery of attendees riding the to-scale bike at the event, so look out for that Comm-Link in the very near future.

Also last week, Star Citizen Alpha 3.3 was made available to all backers on the PTU. Looking to put OCS up to the test? Interested in providing feedback on some of the latest features? Get in the game and try it all out. And if you’re looking to bolster your fleet, also make sure to check out the 11 new and updated flyable ships coming in 3.3.

We also surprised the crowd at CitizenCon with a special reveal of the Anvil Valkyrie. The Valkyrie ups the ante on troop transport. Designed to safely deliver and extract up to twenty fully-outfitted soldiers (as well as vehicles) to and from the most hostile locations, this...
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October 2948 Subscriber Flair

Subscribers

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Don’t find yourself up in arms. RSI’s tried-and-true Venture Explorer Suit provides top-notch protection from the dangers of space for all your body parts, and your hands and arms are no exception. When handling dangerous weapons, volatile incendiaries or unstable materials, these stylish gages have you covered. Available to subscribers in this limited edition red finish, befitting a true Centurion.

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Imperator-level subscribers will receive a special purple variant along with the red Centurion design.

If you’re an active subscriber, these items will be added to your account on October 15th.

If you aren’t a subscriber yet but want to sport these Arms, make sure you subscribe no later than October 14th.

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Today is meant to remind everyone that the future of the UEE is what we make it. If we want a better universe for not only ourselves, but for the generations to come, then we must create one.”
• Imperator Erin Toi, CitizenCon 2793


For over a century and a half, CitizenCon has celebrated those that strive to make the UEE a better place. This annual conference spotlights the civic-minded, celebrates their achievements, and focuses on how to make the UEE better by highlighting and discussing the vital topics of the day. In short, CitizenCon embodies the hopes and dreams of those working to improve the universe for all.

CitizenCon typically occurs every October 10th SET and is the marquee event celebrating the Empire-wide holiday, Citizen Day. While people across the UEE observe the holiday in various ways, only one city gets to host CitizenCon itself. The event rotates locations each year, and hosting it is considered both an honor and a significant undertaking, much like achieving citizenship.

2948 brings CitizenCon back to New Austin. Over the decades, Terra has hosted the event numerous times. Only Earth has hosted it more, going back to the first ever CitizenCon in 2793 at a time when the Empire was still grappling with rebuilding itself after the fall of the Messers. Imperator Toi pushed the event as a way to provide hope and optimism that the UEE so desperately needed at that time.

Citizen Day Creation

The UEE celebrated Citizen Day for centuries before holding the first CitizenCon. When the governments of Earth first introduced the modern concept of Citizenship in the 22nd century, Citizen Day followed soon after as a way to celebrate civic responsibility. It would also become the day on which new citizens were sworn in. For hundreds of years, it was seen mostly as a bank holiday in which people would get...
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Hello everyone,
We are only a few days away from CitizenCon 2948 and the air is positively electric, as Citizens from around the globe descend upon Austin, Texas.

There’ll be exciting things happening all week long, so keep a close eye on the website for updates. Whether you’re in town, or watching at home, we’ll have all the details for this year’s event on our dedicated CitizenCon website here.

We’re also looking forward to following your CitizenCon adventures on social media, so make sure to utilize #CitizenCon when sharing your exploits.

We can’t wait to see you in Austin, back where it all began.

Tyler Witkin
Lead Community Manager

The Weekly Community Content Schedule

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2018
CitizenCon 2948 – Austin, Texas (https://robertsspaceindustries.com/citizencon/livestream)


Community MVP: October 8th, 2018

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Don’t forget to submit your content to our Community Hub for a chance at seeing it here!

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