Outpost EZXT-X

Outpost EZXT-X, located a lightweek from its home star, is one of the series of damaged ships that had their systems partially restored by “Black” Mark Jackson before being spread out from Astra Corvus as an early-warning system against the CEC. EZXT-X in particular began life as a Briar-class CEC light assault ship but a direct hit to its engine room as it began a risky maneuver left it powerless and drifting into a low-speed collision with a larger ship, resulting in the death or incapacitation of everyone aboard.

These days EZXT-X is four hundred sixty meters of unarmed, partially-self reliant watchtower, with two drivespace-capable Grey Goose couriers, two more shuttles than most members of the EZXT outpost network. In addition to keeping an eye out for invading forces, the twenty-sentient crew includes a Freya-class mediclone and maintains an aeroponics facility that provides a modicum of fresh vegetables to half a dozen other outposts.

Outpost EZXT-X

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