1) Riley Hompson contact at Suijin Prime: "Okay, so you know Sharea VII? Where that big battle happened? So people've been scrapping the shit in orbit forever, but very few have made it down to the surface. The atmosphere is so caustic and thick you can't see a goddamn thing – but supposedly previes (pre-tech folk) had a few mining complexes on the surface. I bet most of it's still untouched. Can you imagine? Of course, you're vacc filters would have to hold out long enough to find anything but dirt and corpses."
2)Overheard at a pub: "Gateway is still a really consistent grey port, I know sec force keeps it clean around the ring, but there seems to be no end of pre-tech stuff being found in deep orbit, crashed on planets and just floating in the deep freeze. It figures, i mean it's a goddamn ghost system now, but it used to be the heart of the whole sector. I'm headed out tomorrow, I bet somebodies got something to move for hot cred… <inaudible> Harden? Yes, if you're looking to truck talk to Harden."
3) <SUIJIN PRIME NEWS BULLETIN>
. . . Spacers report a new wave of Contacts with the mysterious AI
. . . Known as "Engineers" in the I087 System, utmost caution
. . . Is advised for all travelers to the Nebula's edge.
4) Professor Elah Beliath "Attn: Captain Gaines & Crew <Time sensitive> Resource allocation for further study of sites at Jesthone IV cannot be justified in council until further proof of the presence of archeologically significant artifacts is attained. Contract is for confirmation of the existence of these ruins, with bonuses for the return of intact specimens. Coordinates included in this broadcast."
5) "Life signs have been detected a long abandoned failed colony on S1.01B II. Contract is to verify life signs and make sure the preceptor archive has not been disturbed." Representative Jone Lenand, Suijin Prime.