Galactic Destinations: Welcome to the Mermaid

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The universe of Tau Station is indeed a ‘mind-bogglingly big’ place. In an effort to make it a little less daunting, we’re launching a tour of some of the many places you may discover throughout your journeys in Tau Station. Read the first of our Galactic Destinations series below as you walk into an Inn on København known as the The Mermaid…

The Mermaid is not a subtle place. Walking inside, you might almost feel like the very nautical theme slaps you in the face several times before singing an old sailors shanty and scampering up the rigging of those ships that supposedly sailed across vast bodies of water so very long ago.

The inside of the hull of a once space-worthy vessel that makes up the walls and ceiling of jaunty establishment has been painted a charming aquamarine color. Replicas of life-sized sea creatures from ancient Earth dangle from The Mermaid’s ceiling. The rest of the decor is equally nautical, with large-eyed ocean creatures smiling from a seascape painted on the walls. Ancient navigational devices and globes that the bartender swears are real adorn the corners of the room. Dust motes are briefly illuminated by the flickering flames from candles that light up the dusty interiors.

Behind the bar, the squat and thickset bartender, who appears to be of the Colonist genotype, is dressed in a ragtag assortment of what he believes to be ancient Terran sea wear. Whenever a new customer approaches he sings in an overly jubilant tone, “I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but I can tell you need a drink right now.”

While each Inn you might visit in the ‘verse of Tau Station is unique and colorful in its own way, they also offer various useful functions and opportunities for the passing traveler.

Privacy and security are, in a dangerous universe, commodities that you might often find yourself craving. Renting a room at an Inn ensures that you’ll be safe and undisturbed for the duration of your stay.

Additionally, you will find the Inn a perfect place to train your Social skill stat. Nothing like a room full of chatty patrons to practice that charm on. Just try not to accidentally offend someone!

Last but not least of course, booze! It’s a crazy galaxy out there and sometimes you need to take the edge off. Assorted beverages will affect your stats in different ways, just make sure you can handle them!

So enjoy your stay at the Mermaid, have a drink on us, and watch this space for your next Galactic Destination!