GM IC: ??? - Eclipse Station.
The being walked the busy streets of the third tier, taking in the sights. Although he thrived on anonymity, he took no real risks in venturing out into the streets of his own home. His appearance was so generic that it rarely drew attention, and the few that did recognise him knew better than to approach him in the streets.
He was invisible in plain sight, just as the station itself was, in many ways.
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A festering black blot on Hero Factory’s record, Eclipse Station has spelled the end for many manhunts and pursuits over the decades. The moon-sized installation serves as both a spaceport and trading hub for beings from across the galaxy, with integrated FTL drives that allow it to jump periodically from system to system, usually only every few weeks.
The entire station is privately owned, with all of its licences and other legal obligations kept up to date, and its own laws and peacekeepers. This means that, though all beings are allowed to enter the station, Hero Factory and other external agencies have no authority or influence. As such, villains and criminals from other areas of the galaxy are able to roam free on the station, without fear of persecution or arrest.
The station is divided into four layers, known as Tiers, each of them serving a different purpose. The entire outer surface of the station is covered in docking ports and landing bays, making up the first Tier. Below that lies a network of interconnected warehouses, storage bays, holding cells, and display areas for commerce and trade goods of all kinds. It is here, the second Tier, that most of the actual business is conducted, and goods exchanged.
The third Tier lies deeper within the planet, and is home to hotels, bars, libraries, cinemas, and other places specialising in leisure and entertainment. It is here that most of the station’s visitors reside and socialise during their stay, and after the Mechna Incident, many of the planet’s shadier inhabitants migrated here. Tier 3 is also home to the headquarters of the security forces, as well as the courthouse.
Utterly inaccessible to the general populace is the fabled Tier 4. It is said to be the home of the station’s elusive owner, and presumably houses the station’s integral systems such as FTL engine and communications array.