Stars Without Number
Vega has long been a small outpost of humanity with little to offer except obscure scientific research on local stellar phenomena. Little to offer, that is, until two years ago when a routine seismic survey turned up an incredibly rich deposit of a rare mineral. The scientist who made the discovery staked a claim to the land and made a fortune selling the mining rights. Since then prospectors and fortune-seekers from across the sector have been flocking to Vega in hopes of striking it rich. Almost overnight the Vega colony has turned into a thriving boomtown, with several other rich veins of the mineral having been found. Vega has grown rapidly and there is very little in the way of law and order, making it a rough place to live or visit.