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Adrian
D-426112-9

by Franklin W. Cain


CIN/Aubaine, 1/IV, 1202


McKenzie Holdings makes most of its money at Adrian by salvaging the relic TL-14 equipment. They also make some money servicing the ships going between Fija and Eos and Nike Nimbus (as the shortest route from Fija to either of these worlds is by way of Adrian).

McKenzie Station is mostly underground, and is divided into several "blocks" (sections). These blocks were not built all at the same time. Rather, a block was built or upgraded as needed. Tunnels average 2.8 meters high and 2.5 meters wide (7 m^2 cross-sectional area).

McKenzie Station is comprised of the following "blocks" (sections):

(Blocks) Power Maint
10x Basic Hangar Pits -1.92 0
2x Enclosed Hangar Pits -7.665 380
2x Vehicle Hangar/Repair Bays+31.461 4
2x Fuel Bunkers (0) 122
1x Fuel Refinery -19.0925 164
3x Apartment / Living Quarters-0.537 12
1x TL-12 Command Center +3.7075 53
(Subtotals) +5.954 805

As stated previously, McKenzie Station (a class D starport) was expanded from a former class G spaceport. The former space port consisted of two runways, six basic hangar pits (see below) in a radial arrangement, an underground fuel bunker (see below) and a control/administration building.

In early 1201, they renovated all six of the hangar pits and used a "seeker" (modified scout/courier) for the power supply, sensors & commo gear, and living quarters. They used up a small relic TL-14 fusion reactor for the 1.152 MW of power needed whenever the "seeker" had to leave.

In mid-1201, they finished the first vehicle hangar & repair bay, giving them a permanent power supply and living quarters, regardless of however many ships were there. They renovated the underground fuel bunker and finished a fuel refinery.

In late 1201, they enclosed one of the hangar pits, which allowed for repairs or maintenance to be performed on a ship while in a "shirt sleeves" environment. They also finished the second vehicle hangar & repair bay as well as two apartment blocks.

In early 1202, they enclosed another hangar pit, and they finished another apartment block and the TL-12 command center. They also excavated another six basic hangar pits (in another radial arrangement) on the other side of a runway. They decided to give three of the new hangars to RCES for use as a scout base. They also finished another underground fuel bunker.

Overhead illustration of station's layout:


           +-----+   \ /
           |     |  -(3)-
           |     |   / \
           |     |
     +-----+     +------------------------------+
     |                                          |
     |             Runway                       |
     |                                          |
     +-----+     +------------------------------+
           |     |
           |  R  |
           |  u  |   XXXXX     \ /
           |  n  |   X(1)X    -(2)-
           |  w  |   XXXXX     / \
           |  a  |
           |  y  |
           |     |
           |     |
           |     |
           |     |
           |     |                    Legend:
           |     |                    (1) -- Ruins of Admin bldg.
           |     |                    (2) -- Original hangar pits
           |     |                    (3) -- New hangar pits
           +-----+

Hangar "Pit"

Consists of a 1,000 dt hangar "pit" as well as 100 dt of access tunnels around the pit itself and connecting to the main complex. The pit is open to the air and built at TL-9

The hangar pit is 44.8 meters long, 25 meters wide, and 12.5 meters deep.

                                Vol.      Mass      Power     Price
Tunneling: 1,100 dt             (15,400)  ---       ---       3.08

(For tunnel annex):
Controls: Computer Linked       1.4       0.14      0.05      0.1
Basic Life Support              7         7         0.14      0.42
2x Air Locks                    6         0.4       0.002     0.01

Subtotals                       14.4      7.54      0.192     3.61

Maint: 0
Power Shortfall: 0.192 MW
Retail Price: MCr 3.61
Crew: 0

Hangar Pit Upgrade

This is an "upgrade" of the basic hangar pit. It is enclosed and pressurized. It is built at TL-9

                                Vol.      Mass      Power     Price
(For hangar pit): 
Controls: Computer Linked       14        1.4       0.5       1
Basic Life Support              70        70        1.4       4.2
"Internal Hangar" fittings      ---       2,800     ---       2.8
  (gantries, crane, etc.)
Launch Port (area: 1,120 m^2)   ---       ---       ---       1.12

(For tunnel annex):
Tunneling: Additional 25 dt     (+350)    ---       ---       0.07
Extended Life Support           11.2      11.2      0.28      0.7
  (removal of Basic L/S)        -7        -7        -0.14     -0.42
1x Small Stateroom              28        2         0.0005    0.04
  (used as a fresher)
1x Electronics Shop             84        40        0.6       1
1x Machine Shop                 140       120       1         2

(Subtotals for Upgrade)         340.2     3,037.6   3.6405    12.51
(Previous Subtotals)            14.4      7.54      0.192     3.61

Subtotals                       354.6     3,045.14  3.8325    16.12

Maint: 190
Power Shortfall: 3.8325 MW
Retail Price: MCr 16.12
  (total; MCr 12.51 for just the upgrade)
Crew: 0

Vehicle Hangar/ Repair Bay

This is a common area for maintenance of the vehicles and for the salvage of relic equipment.

                                Vol.      Mass      Power     Price
Tunneling: 150 dt               (2,100)   ---       ---       0.42
Controls: Computer Linked       2.1       0.21      0.075     0.15
2x TL-9 Mod Std Computers       10        2         0.5       1.2
1x Crew Workstation             7         0.2       ---       0.001
TL-9 30,000 km Radio            0.1       0.2       1         0.03
TL-9 1,000 AU Maser-Comm        0.25      0.5       0.6       0.18
TL-12 20 MW Fusion reactor      10        40        (20)      2
  Fuel: one year                3         0.21      ---       ---
Extended Life Support           16.8      16.8      0.42      1.05
2x Air Locks                    6         0.4       0.002     0.01
1x Extra-Large Air Lock         210       14        0.07      0.35
  (70x normal; can fit an ATV)
5x Small Staterooms             140       10        0.0025    0.2
1x Electronics Shop             84        40        0.6       1
1x Machine Shop                 140       120       1         2
Internal Hangars (Spacious):
  2x 2-ton Air Rafts            224       44.8      ---       0.0448
  3x 7-ton Wheeled ATVs         1,176     235.2     ---       0.2352
Cargo/Storage                   70.75     70.75     ---       ---

Subtotals                       2,100     595.27    4.2695    8.871

Maint: 37
Power Surplus: 15.7305 MW
Retail Price: MCr 8.871
Crew: 1 (1x Electronics)

Fuel Bunker

This is just an underground fuel bunker (a large fuel tank buried in the rock). It can hold up to 1,000 displacement tons (14,000 cubic meters; 980 metric tonnes).

Maint: 61
Power Usage: n/a
Retail Price: MCr 2.8
Crew: 0

Fuel Refinery

This is where the bulk of the fuel refining occurs.

                                Vol.      Mass      Power     Price
Tunneling: 100 dt               (1,400)   ---       ---       0.28
Controls: Computer Linked       1.4       0.14      0.05      0.1
Basic Life Support              7         7         0.14      0.42
2x Air Locks                    6         0.4       0.002     0.01
1x Small Stateroom              28        2         0.0005    0.04
  (used as a fresher)
TL-9 Fuel Purification          1,260     2,520     18.9      0.399
  Plant: 2,100 m^3 every 
  six hours (25 dt/hr.)
Cargo/Storage                   97.6      97.6      ---       ---

Subtotals                       1,400     2,627.14  19.0925   1.249

Maint: 164
Power Shortfall: 19.0925
Retail Price: MCr 1.249
Crew: 0

Apartments and Living Quarters

 

The staterooms can be interconnected (as a multi-room suite) for families 
or other groups.  
                                Vol.      Mass      Power     Price
Tunneling: 50 dt                (700)     ---       ---       0.14
Controls: Computer Linked       0.7       0.07      0.025     0.05
Extended Life Support           5.6       5.6       0.14      0.35
2x Air Locks                    6         0.4       0.002     0.01
12x Large Staterooms            672       48        0.012     1.2
Cargo/Storage                   15.7      15.7      ---       ---

Subtotals                       700       69.77     0.179     1.75

Maint: 4
Power Shortfall: 0.179 MW
Retail Price: MCr 1.75
Crew: 0

Command Center

Because of the critical need for high-tech sensors and communications gear, they built the command center using TL-12 components instead of the more readily available TL-9 components. Also, they included a small TL-12 fuel refinery to serve as a backup refinery in case the primary is ever unavailable.

                                Vol.      Mass      Power     Price
Tunneling: 50 dt                (700)     ---       ---       0.14
Controls: Dynamic Linked        0.7       0.07      0.05      0.075
2x TL-12 Mod Std Computers      16        3.2       0.4       3
3x Bridge Workstations          42        0.6       ---       0.0045
TL-12 1,000 AU Radio            0.1       0.2       20        0.15
  (Area: 200 m^2)
TL-12 1,000 AU Laser-Comm       0.05      0.1       0.3       0.18
TL-12 1,000 AU Maser-Comm       0.1       0.2       0.6       0.18
TL-12 300,000 km Active EMS,    5.5       11        27.5      11
  DF Capable (Area: 11 m^2)     ---       ---       ---       5.5
TL-12 150,000 km Passive EMS,   2         4         0.2       4
  Fixed Array (Area: 120 m^2)   6         6         ---       6
TL-12 60 MW Fusion reactor      30        120       (60)      6
  Fuel: one year                9         0.63      ---       ---
Extended Life Support           5.6       5.6       0.14      0.35
2x Air Locks                    6         0.4       0.002     0.01
1x Small Stateroom              28        2         0.0005    0.04
  (used as a fresher)
Sickbay                         112       50        0.8       5
TL-12 Fuel Purification         420       840       6.3       0.168
  Plant: 1,050 m^3 every
  6 hrs. (12.5 tons/hour)
Cargo/Storage                   16.95     16.95     ---       ---

Subtotals                       700       1,060.95  56.2925   41.7975

Maint: 53
Power Surplus: 3.7075 MW
Retail Price: MCr 41.7975
Crew: Up to 3 (1x Electronics; up to 2x Command)


System Details

Orbit     Name            UWP       Bases   Trade Codes     Pop  Alg  
Primary   Linette         M7 V
  0       Olivia          SGG (UWP Size 50)
     1    (ring system)   YR00000-0
     6    George          YS00000-0         Ba Va
  1       Phillipe        SGG (UWP Size 60)
     5    Theresa         YS00000-0         Ba Va
     8    Simon           YS00000-0         Ba Va
    35    Adrian          D426112-9  S      Lo Ni Cm        3    CR
  2       Sebastian       LGG (UWP Size 135)
     2    (ring system)   YR00000-0
     4    Richard         Y200000-0         Ba Va Ir        0    --
     6    Gerard          YS00000-0         Ba Va
     7    Jean-Pierre     YS00000-0         Ba Va
    25    Evelyn          Y100000-0         Ba Va
    40    Emile           Y100000-0         Ba Va

Previous Data:

Date      Name            UWP       Bases   Trade Codes     Pop  
(1120)    Adrian          A42667A-E  S      Ni              1
          Richard         H20011B-D         Lo Ni Va Re     8    
(1129)    Adrian          C426684-9         Ni              1
          Richard         Y200000-0         Ba Va Ir        0    
(1200)    Adrian          X426000-0         Ba              0
          Richard         Y200000-0         Ba Va Ir        0    

Notes:

(Trade Codes): Ir: Imperial ruins.  Re: Research lab.
(Allegiances): CR: Client-state of the Reformation Coalition.

Note: Adrian was in a Frontier/War Zone during the Hard Times.


PERSONEL

Maria "Rocky" McKenzie

UPP: 5768B5-8
Homeworld: Aubaine
Init: 2
Age: 35 (4 terms: Univ.; Belter R3; Scientist O2)

Skills: Contacts: 1 academic (offworld), 1 business, 1 law enforcement, 1 scientist (offworld)

PossesionsMCr 2+, Highly modified scout/courier Necessity (originally received it as a "seeker"; since modified it to include an 8-ton lab; wear value 3; no payments)

Education: BS in Archeology (i.e., Excavation and History) and Geology, Double Major

Appearance: Light brown hair, neck length; black eyes; average height; small size

Note:(The high number of level-1 and level-2 skills is because she was used as a "spare" PC for about one game year.)

"Rocky" is the owner of McKenzie Holdings and is the closest thing to an actual "commander" they have at McKenzie Station (she would describe her job as "chief fire-stomper and all-around troubleshooter"). She is seldom without one of her pets (they look like a cross between a flying squirrel and a bat).

Alexis, Darius, Julia, and Xerxes
Omnivore/Gatherer (forest terrain) Wt: 1 kg; Hits: 1; Wpn.: Teeth (Asset: 8; Dmg.: 1/2; Pen.: Nil)
Init: 7; Armor: None; F8/A5; Speed: 8/16/32 (flying)


Joshua "Flim-Flam" McKenzie

UPP: 565988-7
Homeworld: Aubaine
Init: 2
Age: 33 (4 terms: Trader E2,Flt. Acad., Trader O3)
Skills:

Contacts: 1 criminal (offworld), 1 government, 2 military (1 offworld), 1 trader (offworld)
Possessions: Cr 180,000, scout/courier Blissful Mirage (extra cargo holds, wear value 1; no payments)
Appearance: Light brown hair, moustache, no beard; black eyes; average height; small size.
Joshua has just recently joined his sister, Maria, in this venture on Adrian. Joshua (he *hates* his tac-code) will usually be the one to perform the necessary public relations, going to Aubaine, Aurora, or wherever else needed.


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