Olympus Pool

Large in the Goss system
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Olympus Pool
SystemGoss
TypeNebula
ClassificationLarge
AffiliationUnited Empire of Earth
LocationUEE space
Goss system

"The Human language's greatest shortcoming is being unable to capture the beauty of the Olympus Pool."
Horace Fushon, Artist[1]

The Olympus Pool is a vast natural wonder which is so stunningly different from anything else in space that early explorers could not believe what they had happened across. Massive, permanent bands of turquoise, gold and deep orange expand infinitely across the sky in brilliant patterns from any viewpoint in the system. In the centuries since the system's discovery the ever-present grandeur of the Olympus Pool has strongly shaped the local culture. Aside from being one of the most important tourist destinations in the Empire, residents of this system pride themselves on being mindfully self-sufficient. A number of naturalistic religious groups have settled here as well.

The dark side of the Goss system is that the system's nebula also acts as an effective curtain for nearby pirate operations. Pirate organizations have been known to base themselves in the outer gasses of the Olympus Pool and raid shipping or conduct illegal trade. It is believed that at least one standing pirate facility exists within the Pool, as well as standard rendezvous coordinates for several narcotics runs. Tourists should avoid this region of space entirely. Its denizens are especially brazen, given the frequency of UEE shore leave visits to Goss, although some theorize that the UEE actually encourages piracy in the region as it gives newly trained pilots a ready source of target practice.[2]

The Olympus Pool does not appear on the Ark Starmap.

References

  1. Origin 890 Jump Brochure
  2. Galactic Guide: Goss System. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
     
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