Saturday, February 18, 2012
The high porosity of the interior of Phobos (based on the density of 1.88 g/cm3, voids are estimated to comprise 25 to 35 percent of Phobos' volume) is inconsistent with an asteroidal origin.
In 2095AD, Space Exploration Arm Mission, "Falcon's Perch" successfully discovers that Phobos has been systematically mined by another space-faring civilization. Ship archeologists and planetologists conclude in several lengthy reports to the International Space Agency that some bioforms were discovered... The survivors of the mission are ordered to Mars' Alpha-One headquarters.
Dateline 2096AD: The Republic of Mars loses contact with a surface garrison base on Phobos. Grand Marshall Marquis Hector de la Vasquez offers a reward of ten million Imperial Credits (9.8Billion USD c.2012)to any private mercenary group or traveller capable of penetrating the base on Phobos and reporting upon the status of the missing troops...
Friday, February 17, 2012
Bifrost Caravan successfully tests the Jump Five configuration jumping to the Mauve System (Reavers' Deep 3232). Liberty is ordered for the crew, drop-tanks are purchased, 2600dt of refined fuel is purchased, market analysis is begun, and Imperium grants exit visas to the company.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Preferred Stock = 1,028,572 Shares out of 2,000,000 Shares extant. With deft manipulation of markets possible with the TQ drive in use, the company raises another 800+Millions CrImp.
The total value of Boadicea Merchant Company as caravan begins is 7,845McrImp. This value includes the capital value of all equipment, 3,800McrImp in large SmartBills cash, 404McrImp in 0.999 fine bullion 1KcrImp platinum coins, & varying eChit balance of 45 to 39McrImp for operations and bribes.
971,428 Shares public common stock. Value of all shares = 3,922.5CrImp per share.