I'm off to the Pleiades and saw my favourite "last civilized stop" is still under repair.

But it got me thinking about community hubs, Cross-roads for travellers, places to regroup and recover, fresh supply of everything.
(so High-tech, high security stations, with all the Economy's represented in the vicinity).

Clearly Legal Factions are going to be a must, as a well as Material traders near-by.
(Hand of God may be required to craft this rare combo (but whilst we are on it, why not just have a ship-yard-esque outpost, repair, outfitting, shipyard, all the brokers all in one place, sort of a port of call home away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanderers.

Humans and aliens, wrapped in two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning metal . . . all alone in the night.

It can be a dangerous place, but it's our last best hope for peace.

This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations.....

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Sorry lost track where was I?

Yes, the Inn at Bree,

where are your happy travel lodges on the way out of the hub and into the wilderness?