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Mines of Titan manual

Visitor's Guide to Titan



Paramount Mining
Incorporated

"Where humanity is our paramount concern"




Welcome to Titan!

Paramount Mining, Inc., welcomes you and your family to Titan. This guide will help you as a new employee in our company or as a visitor to adapt quickly and comfortably to your new home and become a member of our little "family."

Titan, one of the far outposts of civilization in the solar system, is still an untamed world of wonder. Windswept crimson deserts, with sand composed of hydrocarbons, dominate the landscape. Through the beautiful red haze of the atmosphere, you can glimpse the sun surrounded by a halo of methane ice crystals. Titan is almost terrifying in its primordial beauty.

Yet, under the guidance of Paramount Mining, Inc., this "last frontier" is finally being tamed. The fierce native wildlife that once threatened our settlements is confined almost completely to the surface, while the subsurface and its vast riches are now the domain of man. Titan, with its vast cities and forward-looking social plans, has been and will continue to be a model of efficient, effective space colonization.

As the human race continues to expand ever onward toward new frontiers in other solar systems, Titan will remain Sol's last stepping stone to the stars. And Paramount Mining, Inc., will remain in the vanguard of interstellar exploration, making life on new planets as safe -- and productive -- as it is on Titan.

give me a break! pmi screwed up titan and no they'll screw up other planets too!
A Brief History of Titan
The Voyager probes that flew by Titan in the late 20th century revealed a satellite just waiting to be explored. Clouded in a think reddish-orange shroud and showing abundant hydrocarbons in the atmosphere, Titan seemed the one place in the solar system besides Earth that might support life. The first NASA landing on Titan in 2042 revealed, tragically, that life did indeed exist beyond Earth. The first reports of proto-amoeboid life-forms were greeted joyfully by scientists everywhere, and as other species were discovered in abundance, it soon became evident that Titan supported life in almost as much diversity as old Earth. Unfortunately, the first astronauts were unprepared for the very large creatures roaming the Titanian ice plains -- predators that made little distinction between burrowing animals and investigating scientists. O'Neill Spaceport is named in honor of the brave leader of the NASA expedition who gave his life in the cause of exploration.

The loss of that expedition almost led to the collapse of NASA. Fortunately, however, Paramount Mining, Inc., stepped forward and agreed to help underwrite the space agency. Under the aegis of Paramount Mining, NASA was revitalized, and the exploration and colonization of the solar system has continued unabated.

Titan -- and, indeed, the rest of the solar system -- might never have been settled except for the first NASA expedition's discovery of SOL-R-GARD, a compressed hydrocarbon unique to this satellite. This unique material absorbs the intense radiation of solar flares and re-emits is as plain light. Despite the costs and dangers involved, Paramount Mining committed itself to developing this resource and established its first base on Titan. Since SOL-R-GARD is concentrated in large veins deep under the surface, it has been only natural to exploit the vast subterranean tunnel system occuring throughout the moon. Not only do the tunnels allow miners easier access to the SOL-R-GARD deposits, they also keep the inhabitants safe from the native Titanian predators that dominate the surface.

try telling that to the scorads!

The first base on Titan, Primus, was established in 2089 and quickly became the focal point for Paramount Mining's new social experiment. With its initial 95% male population, Primus was a rather rough place to live. However, Paramount Mining, as an equal opportunity employer, strongly encouraged families to emigrate to Titan. Further, with additional manpower still in demand, the Company has recently begun working with correctional facilities throughout the solar system; men and women with criminal records are welcomed to start over again, their pasts wiped clean the moment they land on Titan and sign up with Paramount Mining. The resulting mixture of rugged individualists, strong family units, and reconstructed souls has created a unique society, well adapted to life at the farthest reaches of human settlement.

thieves, pimps and cut-throats!
The Controller Is Your Friend
There are no local governments per se on Titan. Instead, each city is under the jurisdiction of a Paramount Mining Controller, who is responsible both for local mining operations and for the health and welfare of the civilian population. The Office of the Controller serves many functions on Titan: labor mediation, judiciary, human resources, mine supervision, administration, and finances. Whatever your problems or complaints, go to your local Controller's office for quick and satisfactory resolutions.

if you can ever get into see the jerk!
The Police Are Your Friends
The Police Department is a division of the Office of the Controller and is responsible for the safety of civilian population. There are several police stations in every city, strategically placed so that officers can reach the scene of any emergency in just a few minutes.

Titan is currently undergoing a transition in security forces. Originally, when the first bases were established on the statellite, military forces were needed to protect the population form the Titanian predators. Now that the cities are completely underground and well protected from surface creatures, the military is being phased out in favor of the civilian police force. We ask your patience during this period of transition.

Although disrespect for the law was once common among early settlers, attitudes have changed tremendously in recent years. However, because certain individuals -- especially Nomads -- persist in taking the law into their own hands, the Police Department, in conjunction with the Office of the Controller, has set up a bounty system to help identify and apprehend known criminals. Information about this system may be obtained at your local police station.

IMPORTANT WARNING: Golum armor is reserved specifically for the elite police force. It is a felony for any citizen without the proper training and authorization to possess Golum armor. Remember, each suit of Golum armor is molded specifically for the user and is therefore useless to anyone else.
Setting Up House
If this is your first visit to Titan, you may wish to visit all four cities. Until the speeder extension to Proscenium is completed, however, travel to that city is extremely limited. It should be noted that all cities on Titan are built in former mining shafts, and therefore their layouts may seem odd.
Primus
This is the first city contructed on Primus and is the pride and joy of Paramount Mininge, Inc. Despite heavey criticism from Earth's leaders as to the dangers of indigenous life-forms, the company proved that a city could not only be built on Titan buy could also be made almost 100% secure. This city in particular retains much of the pioneer spirit of its original settlers.

secure from critters but not from human predators!
Progeny
Established after Primus, Progeny now has the highest population rate of the three completed cities. Its large police force and better-organized layout make this city the safest on Titan.

safe is a relative term!
Parallax
Here the spirit of the "Old West" is still very much alive. The newest of the completed Titanian cities, Parallax, is still expanding. As it is the current "frontier" of Titan. there is a certain danger in living here. Paramount Mining is beefing up the police and military forces in this area to make it secure for families.

nomads purchase illegal food and arms here!
Proscenium
Already planned to be the largest city on Titan, Proscenium is still in the "outpost" stage. The extensive SOL-R-GARD veins in the area have created the largest mining operation on Titan, and as veins are exhausted, the city of proscenium expands. Once completed, Proscenium will be a multi-level wonder, unlike the other Titanian cities which are all one leve. Paramount Mining employees who agree to work in the Proscenium mines will be rewarded with the largest apartments.

working proscenium is suicide!


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INGRAM MA10A1S

Round: 9mm or .45 ACP

Barrel Length: 5.75"

Overall Length: 10.5"

Weight: 6.25 lbs.





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S&W MODEL 645 AUTOMATIC

Round: .45 Caliber

Barrel Length: 5"

Overall Length: 8.7"

Weight: 37.6 oz.





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70P "Papoose" TG RIFLE

Round: .22LR

Barrel Length: 16.25"

Overall Length: 35.25"

Weight: .75 lbs.





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PARC 47-A ARC GUN

Round: 400V electric field

Barrel Length: 375 mm

Overall Length: 412 mm

Weight: 107 g





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S&W HARROWER BLASTER

Round: 2.1 mj and sonic pulse

Barrel Length: 512 mm

Overall Length: 685 mm

Weight: 233 g





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PTECH F-4 FLAME THROWER

Round: 64.4 nz

Barrel Length: 386 mm

Overall Length: 652 mm

Weight: 216 g





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PEACEKEEPER .375 MAGNUM

Round: .357 Magnum

Barrel Length: 6"

Overall Length: 11.125"

Weight: 46 oz.





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UZI SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL

Round: 9 mm or .45 acp

Barrel Length: 115 mm

Overall Length: 240 mm

Weight: 1.73 kg.





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PTECH L-14 LASER CARBINE

Round: 1.25 megajoule pulse

Barrel Length: 410 mm

Overall Length: 620 mm

Weight: 175 g





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BERETTA MODEL SB-92F

Round: 9 mm

Barrel Length: 4.92"

Overall Length: 8.54"

Weight: 34 oz.



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S&W MODEL .44 MAGNUM

Round: .44 Magnum

Barrel Length: 10.625"

Overall Length: 16"

Weight: 53.2



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HK 790 MASTER PISTOL

Round: .85 megajoule pulse

Barrel Length: 6"

Overall Length: 7.3"

Weight: 28 oz.

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