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Ma no Umi

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"...what blood and sorrow, what good ships scuttled on the deep, what brave men walking the plank blindfold, what shot of cannon, what shame and lies and cruelty, perhaps no man alive could tell."

Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
A plasma field igniting

Ma no Umi is a region of space to the galactic east of Klach D'kel Brakt, sandwiched between and extending into Federation and Klingon space. It is notable for the extensive gravitational anomalies and plasma fields that populate the area, severely affecting the range and effectiveness of sensors to the point where many ships are rendered near blind. The exact size of the region varies, dependant on the underlying subspace conditions. In some exceptional years the region has been known to extend as far as the Romulan Neutral Zone.

The prevailing conditions have conspired to create a pirate haven, and a base of operations for the Orion Syndicate. Due to its location between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, as well as the obstacles to investigating and navigating the area, it has proven difficult for any law enforcement to tackle criminal activities in the area.

Hai Tac Outpost


Hai Tac Outpost is located in an area of stable space, on the typical outskirts of the region. Found on a small moon orbiting around an uninhabited planet, the outpost is sequestered underneath a habitat dome, and looks as though several starships had managed to slam into it at some point, become lodged in the crust, and decided to stay there. A large spire with flashing lights at the tip juts out into space, housing communications and sensor arrays.

It is considered a last port of refuge for many who intend to enter the area; providing supplies, basic repair facilities and plenty of places to get drunk.


Nassau


Nassau is a large rogue asteroid within the Kamarov Corridor. It is a known base of operations for the Orion Syndicate, and its erratic path through the plasma storms and gravitational anomalies of Ma no Umi makes it very difficult to find for outsiders. To provide protection from even the worst plasma storms, the base itself is located in tunnels and caverns, deep below the asteroid's crust.


Kamarov Corridor


The Kamarov Corridor is located in the heart of Ma no Umi, where plasma storms are rare and gravitational anomalies are mapped and stable, allowing relatively safe passage through the heart of the region. Sensors continue to function poorly in this area, and so travel through it is typically conducted through a series of timed manoeuvres, with often catastrophic results if performed incorrectly.