|QUENVE: TRAVELLER'S INFORMATION|
Quenve is a main sequence, type M red star. None of the planets are suitable for terraformation.
|HISTORY AND NOTABLE FEATURES|
This system would be utterly unremarkable if it wasn't for Walesa Park. This unassuming starport is home to the Walesa Research Institute. While there are research institutes and universities in most Alliance systems, this one is somewhat special. As everyone knows, AAAI at New Rossyth in Alioth often bring forth advanced ship and propulsion breakthroughs.
However, New Rossyth is where the engineering expertise resides. The theory on the other hand is often in developed by researchers at the WRI. The class 4 military drive that powered Turner's Quest and the ultimately successful Argent's Quest was invented here. The Interspecies Translator that allowed the Quest mission to become such a success was also designed here. The WRI is much an unsung hero in humankind's first successful contact with an alien race, and the resultant peace between humans and Thargoids.
The WRI actually predates the Alliance, initially being a private research department of the now defunct Martin Space Company. The company's intention was to become one of the most advanced shipbuilding corporations in the galaxy, and largely succeeded in doing so in engineering terms. However, they were a dismal marketing failure, and the ships they built during the years 3225 to 3227 are now all but forgotten. The Quenve government at the time bought the institute for a song, and the institute began performing work on a contract basis for all comers. The WRI still largely performs in this capacity, with its biggest sponsor being AAAI. With AAAI, at last the WRI is performing its original mission: to design groundbreaking spacecraft systems. Finally these designs are making it to the market with AAAI's keen commercial sense.
The Quenve Customs and Excise department take their jobs quite seriously. There are several types of products that are illegal to trade in the system: