The Dark Times
Well-known for its casinos, this space station resembles a huge wheel, with a central axis consisting of the main fuselage of the station. This axis was an immense cylinder, and at its midpoint there were two main spokes leading out to the circular promenade and inner-rim city. At the main axis’s top was the Executive Tower.
From the tower, people can access the main transport tube and travel through the entire installation in airflow cars. All parts of the station are equipped with containment doors that can seal off damaged sections during an emergency. These walls are blast-shielded.
Sprouting from the circular section were nearly 100 docking piers, allowing any size of ship to safely approach and dock with the Wheel. Beyond these luxury docks, thousands of buoys were placed to allow for less expensive docking, with shuttles providing guests with transport to the station.
The outer section of the Wheel, which gave the station its name, was a sprawling city with an untold number of casinos, including the Crimson Casino and the Grand Casino, which were two of the Wheel’s star attractions. Deep in the central axis was also a gladiator arena, where all manner of beings were forced to fight to the death for the entertainment and wagering of the Wheel’s visitors.
The security and main systems of the Wheel are run by Master-Com, a super computer capable of projecting his consciousness into several droid bodies provided for him.
Security was provided by a heavily-armed and well-trained organization known as the Wheel Security Force which helped enforce the law aboard the Wheel, as well as provide armed escort for winners of large jackpots at the casinos. In space, a fleet of ten Guardian-class light cruisers provided traffic control.