Sightseeing in the Cluster

Rich Man’s Run

I looked out at the station hanging in front of me, not quite believing my eyes. Hoping that maybe I missed something, I read the entry Aura had dug up for me again:

Rich Man's 1The Sisters of EVE station nearby is one of the few former Nefantar space stations still remaining in the constellation. During the Amarr occupation their Nefantar collaborators used this station as a vault where they hoarded vast amounts of items looted throughout Minmatar space. This was a popular pit-stop for the freighter pilots ferrying the loot to the station, hence the name Rich Man’s Run.

Rich Man's 2

A processing facility with the main station in the background.

“Nefantar space station”? Really? CONCORD clearly needed to do some checking in on some of the sites it has deemed worthy of recognition. If that station was Nefantar designed, then my Velator is a titan. What happened to the original station is apparently lost to history (not to mention that history never noticed that the station got replaced). Still, it was nice of the Sisters to renovate such a well-known site for the use of people throughout the constellation, and not just the privileged few who had taken loot from the Minmatar. Re-purposing such sites, that originally could arouse such intense negative emotions, was certainly one of their smarter ideas. Symbolically speaking, I could think of few better ideas of how to move on from the past than this.

Rich Man's 3

One of the more unconventional "support" facilities that have sprung up near the Sister's Station.

Of course, this was just another stepping stone in the tortured history of the Nefantar tribe. The looting of the rest of Matari space while the Minmatar Empire burned seemed a bit low, even for the Nefantar, but it’s funny what war can do to a person’s sense of decency. Looting during war time is well-documented throughout history, so I couldn’t blame the Nefantar too much for it, but it still surprised me nonetheless. Especially knowing of the coming Nefantar redemption. Of course, only the leaders of the Tribe had anything to do with that; indeed, historical records indicate that the broader masses of the Tribe had bought into Amarr society (following the lead of the tribal leaders), and they were probably the ones to do most of the looting for the Run. Though what happened to that loot after the Nefantar abandoned Ani is anyone’s guess.

Rich Man's Run 4

One of the defensive batteries and a portion of the Minmatar fleet.

The site itself, though distinctly lacking a Nefantar station, was fairly straight forward. The anchor of the relief efforts was the aforementioned Gallente station. Surrounding the station, however, were a variety of support facilities, including defense batteries and processing plants. Some “support facilities” of a different sort, tailored to, shall we say, more basic instincts, have also popped up, proving that humanity’s oldest profession was still very much at work. Intriguingly, the Republic had also deployed a significant security fleet to guard the site, suggesting that the Republic had no desire to see the Sister’s station fall (and also that they saw a significant security risk even this deep into the Republic). This fleet patrolled the surrounding areas, ready to pounce on any security risk. Thankfully, I didn’t seem to raise their ire at all, and after taking one last glance around, I took off for my next destination.

Basic Information:

  • Attraction: Rich Man’s Run
  • System: Inder
  • Security Rating: 0.5
  • Region: Metropolis
  • Potential Hazards: If you’re below a -4.5 in security status, or -5 standing with the Minmatar, you’ll have to deal with some rather unpleasant policemen.
  • Additional Notes: This also serves as a Minmatar COSMOS site.

4 responses

  1. Caroline Grace

    Mark, you need to run for CSM and made everyone in CCP to finally add all of your EVE Travel sights into game via “show info”!

    March 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

    • Lol, talk about a narrow platform! Not that I’d complain, of course, I just don’t quite see the mass appeal :-p

      March 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm

  2. Aquila

    If you get any time you should go check out Pikes Landing. (Yes i know its in Amamake but it would still be interesting)

    March 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    • I should be able to check it out soon, but there’s been a few things in the canon that are stated somewhere, but that doesn’t always translate to in-game sites to visit :-/

      March 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

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