Gazetteer : Besançon
Besançon (NI-0706, C411341-9) was a thriving young colony until a solar flare rendered the world uninhabitable a few hundred years ago. Some of the few survivors struggled their way to Elysée, the descendants of the remainder still eke out a precarious existence amid the ruins of their forebears.
|Atmosphere||Trace. A fully pressurised suit is required|
|Day Length||29 hours|
|Year Length||312 days|
|Flora||Some algae and lichen|
|Law Level||Each neighbourhood elects its own Guardian who ensures that no one endangers the communal life-support systems. The Guardian will attempt to mediate in disputes, but will often fail to prevent their resolution by more violent means.|
|Tourist Sights||The dusty ruins of Old Besançon are a fascinating relic. Millions of colonists died when the Sun went nova, burning away most of the planets atmosphere. It is not hard to find a local guide who will take visitors to tour some of the ruins. The gaunt remains of whole towns and cities seem frozen in the harsh blue light.|
A guide will cost Cr200 per day. Vacc-suit hire costs Cr50 per day.
|Industries||Some tourism. A small number of disreputable free traders are based here. Off-world authorities occasionally accuse Besançon of harbouring pirates.|
Small lots of cargo may be sold here with no formalities and no questions asked, although a substantial mark-down can be expected. It is possible to find engineers willing to perform a starship annual maintenance with no questions asked, for double the usual cost and time.