Prosthetics – Contraband
Prosthetics are bio-mechanical devices developed to replace damaged limbs, organs and other body parts. Hyperial perfected the development and production of highly specialized Prosthetics decades ago and was the only production source. After years of lobbying and protests — primarily by Quantar — Prosthetics exports from Hyperial were outlawed by the Factions in 107.2 after evidence was unearthed that the Prosthetics included organic tissue of questionable origin.
According to UUNN Prosthetics vanished from the open market since Hyperial stopped production in 107, after TRI outlawed exports from there. The first report about a smuggler transporting Prosthetics and beeing caught by TRI-SEC was announced at 118.1.3, more then ten years later.
“I don’t understand what is going on with Prosthetics. They were declared contraband years ago, but there is still a black market for some reason and my sources tell me they are selling for over 4.2 million credits to the right buyers. Who is buying these and why?”Posted by UUNN on
Vol. III, No. 3 – by Ares Kiden
“Prosthetics activity seems to be on the rise again — especially out of Lothars, prices have skyrocketed and these smugglers are willing to take big risks for big profits. But it won’t be worth it. We will catch them.”Posted by UUNN on
Dealers – Customers – Smugglers – Insider Informations
We only heard from captured or dead smugglers, but noone had a clue about the persons pulling the strings, at that time. Obviously Hyperial never stopped to produce Prosthetics, but Lothars Landing was mentioned too, to be a place with a lot of fluctuation going on.
At some point I decided to get in touch with some people to gather informations on my own. I was told it would be dangerous, extremely dangerous, to find out more or get involved with the smuggling ring.
Long before UUNN reported about the autopsy of the deceased Empereor Atticus Septus in The (Unregulated) Update on 119.2.27 I was able to get in touch with one of the pilots payed to deliver Prosthetics from Hyperial to Great Pillars Station.
The following recordings, dated 118.1.19, expose Dr. Viggio Ragne, Hyperial Special Representative, as one of the masterminds of the Prosthetics trade, and the former Consul of Martius, Cicero Rnenta, as his counterpart for Octavius.
At that time, I knew who is involved, but not who else is gaining from the smuggling or for what the Prosthetics got used for.
My plan was to get deeper into it and become a smuggler myself. I left The Brotherhood and founded Black Ore, bought Prosthetics at an unregulated station, spoke about searching a customer for them on open channels and at various locations and soon was a person of interest for TRI-SEC.
Looking back now, I remember someone told me “it will not work”, because of my reputation, and you were right!
I won’t go into detail, but my plan didn’t work out, just more questions without answers …
There was that politican, who entered race for Major of Barnard and got accused of beeing tied to Prosthetics smuggle, Berl Rismore. Wanted to find out more about him and his backround, cause in his campaign he didn’t sound like a typical Hyperion.
Next destination: Hyperial Station …
“Today we take a step which will be long-remembered. Emperor Atticus Septus and President Drago Maximilian have reached out across the Void to form a partnership. Despite our different histories . . . our different traditions . . . our different politics, they have found enough common ground to build an important partnership that, we hope, will bring just a little bit of unity in our badly-fractured corner of space.”Posted by UUNN on
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