A minor race evolved from amphibian stock, and found only on Jenghe. They are renowned as cooks, brewmasters and caterers. See Rana in the section on sophont races.
REACT teams are the Imperial military deep recon, strategic strike and training cadre resources. The basic building block of the REACT teams is the four soldier team. Each team is made of non commissioned officers (E-4 and above) trained in at least two specialties. Officers are part of the command teams consisting of two officers (0-2 and above), a communication specialist and the fourth usually a senior NCO with at least a term of experience in REACT. Specialized support teams include medical, intelligence and logistics teams.
Followers of Corina Ling-Raleigh.
A high tech drug that promotes rapid healing and regeneration of tissues.
A subsector in the Spinward Marches. Regina Prime, seat of that sector, has an Up Port that has the reputation for being the "wild west" of the Marches. It is also a thriving trading port.
The Regina Rottweilers are the premier grav-ball team for the planet.
Regina's planetary secret police. Regina security has a reputation of knowing everything that is going on, as well as it ruthless dealings with 'undesirables'. It is rumored that the organization is the shadow government of Regina, as well as controlling both labor and organized crime. It is well financed by the unofficial 'taxes' it collects, which touch nearly every form of commerce in the system. The director, Mercer Black, maintains a low profile and insists he is merely a minor government functionary. Many Regina residents consider him to be the actual ruler of the system.
A person who precipitates their own violent death through stupidity (e.g. spitting on a gunfighter's boot; announcing that all marines are cowards at the bar of Semper Fi; etc.)
Regina Trauma Center
The primary medical facility on up port.
Rear Echelon Mother F***er. An unflattering expression used to refer to the officers who stay well out of the actual battles. Generally used by the people who have been in the thick of things (have "seen the elephant", etc.), as an expression of their abiding lack of respect.
The lea character in a new book series written by Bunny Delgado. It is loosely based on some cases of Regina's coroner.
A flexible leather-like fabric that becomes rigid when pressure is applied to it suddenly. It is sometimes used in the construction of gloves for brawling.
A Sengi word referring to a person in a military position of command, roughly equivalent to "field marshall".
A artificial non-addictive substitute for tobacco. Used by both smoking or chewing. It is a mild stimulant.
An industrial planet in the Regina subsector reduced to a radioactive cinder by Imperial Navy gunfire. Originally an amber zone, the Navy declined to give any reason for the bombardment, and the operation is still classified. Ships entering the system have reported radioactive debris as far out as 100 planetary diameters.
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