Region: The Rim

Samarkand is the “other route” into the Rim once you leave the Hope system. It’s a longer journey and not every spike drive has the engines to make it, but not having to brave the pirate-infested space of Bei’An is worth it to those who have the time and money to take a safer route. This is despite the fact that Samarkand is the home of the Viriditas ecoterrorists, and the location of their “Ark” - a heavily fortified space station that is part vault, part menagerie.