A rude, timber-framed hall adorned with animal heads, the Lodge serves the rough-and-tumble settlement of Fort Ypso as saloon, gambling hall, droid-fighting arena and hostel all in one. Adventurous scouts plan explorations at the bar, gamblers seek to reverse their fortunes at the sabacc table, and shadowed alcoves are perfect for conducting illicit business.
A conveyex is an imposing sight: a long train of armored cargo cars strung between a drive engine and a caboose with a turret cannon. A conveyex is two-tiered, with cargo cars arrayed on each side of the track in an over-under configuration. On Vandor, the Beckett gang launches a bold plan to steal a shipment of valuable coaxium from an Imperial conveyex.
It takes an exceptional soldier to become a range trooper. These proud troops are assigned to Imperial frontier worlds, where they rely on their training, toughness and specialized equipment to expand Imperial rule. Their gear includes heavy-duty magnetic boots and fur-lined kamas. Range troopers guard the Empire’s conveyex train on Vandor.
Coaxium is a rare form of hypermatter that is essential for faster-than-light travel. Starships’ hyperdrive reaction chambers are coated with a thin layer of coaxium, which is energized to allow passage into hyperspace. Unrefined coaxium is mined on worlds such as Kessel, but is dangerous to transport. Highly volatile, it explodes if jostled or allowed to get too hot.
Dryden Vos travels the galaxy in a ship as refined as he is – an elegant Kalevalan yacht with a night-black finish known as the First Light. The yacht boasts elegant staterooms and six main viewing decks, with Vos’s private study at the apex. While moored on Vandor, the First Light is the site of lavish parties – and tense meetings with the Crimson Dawn kingpin.