Taranis Corporation HQ (Oolite)
|Taranis Corporation HQ|
|Size (metres, W×H×L)||4682 x 2400 x 4682|
|Manoeuvrability|| Roll: 8.0|
|Energy recharge rate||100|
|Armaments|| 41 Turrets|
|OXP or standard||OXP|
Based in the Lerelace system (28 light years from Lave), shipbuilder Taranis Corp originally had its main offices on the planet's surface, but strong sales of the Outrider escort vessel enabled the firm to relocate to a new orbital HQ, while retaining a few facilities "planetside". The cost of the HQ is unknown, but is estimated at around half a billion credits, a hefty sum even by the standards of big business. Noted Ineran architect Philippe K Lizzard reportedly had a hand in its design.
In addition to being the company's managerial and administrative centre, Taranis's HQ houses extensive R&D facilities and accommodation for its staff, many of whom rarely leave the premises. The most opulent interiors are to be found on the executive levels in the rotating central sphere; the outer ring uses artificial gravity, except in certain zero-G test areas. The ring has a diameter of over 4.6km, while "The Ball", as it is known, has a diameter of around 2.3km.
The HQ is extremely well defended, thanks largely to Taranis's military connections. Anyone attempting an assault would have to contend with military-grade shields even more powerful than those of a Torus station, 41 turrets and a squadron of five Outriders, reportedly equipped with military lasers and enhanced shields.
Less suicidal visitors will be able to take advantage of tech-level-15 ship-outfitting facilities and a shop selling a range of luxury items bearing the Taranis logo.
The HQ is the starting point for a series of missions.
The Taranis Corporation HQ OXP from Oosat2.