|This planet is a tedious place.|
|Old Galactic Catalogue Entry for 1:129 (Zaonce)|
There are 5 direct Witchspace Routes from/to Zaonce:
|Firearms||54.8||56.2||57.6||16||19.5||23||100.0%||antique Zaoncese hunting crossbows|
|Average prices are based on long-term established averages (the so-called arithmetic mean). The average quantity is based only on quantity values greater zero. Availability gives a percentage whether a good is available in this system. Please note that these are statistical data. GalCop regulations expressively forbids the broadcasting of actual prices beyond the current system.|
The Galactic Register called Zaonce a tedious place. They didn't correct it in later issues. Zaonce is actually one of the best-guarded, fun-packed secrets of Galaxy 1. Tourists will find attractions like the monstrous Hurricane Kev, dominating a huge swathe of the northern hemisphere. The planet is also known for the Zaonce Aurodrome, Zanadoo Zoo, Chateau d'if, and the perpetual parties going on in virtually every hotel on the planet. (Famous Planets OXP)
Woodford's Casino and Bar was one of the most famous Python ship conversions, which was towed into orbit around Zaonce. It was tolerated for about fifteen years by the Zaonce authorities. However, it soon became clear that it was being used as a money laundering facility and was damaged beyond repair during a Police raid on the operators of the casino. The wreck continued to orbit Zaonce for another year before it was finally scrapped.
|Jim had broken the rules, performing a crazy manoeuvre no sane pilot would have ever tried. He’d gotten in front of the Courier just as it triggered its forward gun. In a deft move he’d cut the injectors just in time, the SuperCobra decelerating directly in front of the Courier just as it was picking up speed. The rear shields absorbed the military laser at point-blank range, barely maintaining integrity.
He’d scooped the pod at high speed.
Unable to turn aside in time, the Courier had rammed him. Both ships had been spun apart
|(Status Quo, Chapter 4)|
Here, too, the first Quirium Cascade Mine was used in combat.
|The Vipers were directly between her and the mine.
She heard the calls of panic on wideband. All four Vipers turned and ran at full speed away in different directions from the mine detonation point.
One took a little more time to turn than the others.
Rebecca saw the leading edge of blue fire intersect with the Viper; it was expanding far faster than even the swift Vipers could manage at full power.
The Viper vanished, replaced by a second flash of light and another intense blue spherical shockwave.
“My God.” She whispered. “What have I done?”
|(Status Quo, Chapter 5)|
Routes and Regions
Spaceways L1 and L2
The Old Worlds
Zaonce is member of The Old Worlds.
|Man oh man, who would have believed that just six words could shift a whole planetary economy? One word, really. It’s been over a century since the Co-operative published the definitive Register of Worlds, but that little “tedious” has been haunting Zaonce ever since it came out.
It took ninety years standard to compile the Register. Ninety years of official visits, editorial committees, reviews, complaints, boards of enquiry, threats, diplomatic incidents and at least one full-blown military exchange; megalitres of sweat, ichor, blood, tears, and pretty much any other biological fluid you care to mention were poured out in its compilation, and billions of credits spent. So why is it such a paltry collection of bald statistics, fuzzy orbital clips and some of the least informative one-line descriptions you could possibly imagine?
|Excerpt from "Rough Guide to the Ooniverse:Zaonce"|
The Traders Almanach
|Once you've got more Credits to spend, this would be best: You can't make a mistake with buying computers here. You've got the choice to move them to Isinor each ton for a quite nice profit of 33.0 creds, with Bemaera being the second choice in destinations and Lave last. Of lately, there have been piracy reports from Lave.|
|(Excerpt from: The Traders Almanach entry for 1:129)|