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"Independent orbital station in the remains of Halcyon's first colony ship. Captained by Junlei Tennyson and run by descendants of the original crew."

― Halcyon map description

UDL-001 the Groundbreaker or just Groundbreaker was the first colony ship to arrive in Halcyon during the Crossing. By 2355, it had been converted into an independent orbital station, and was the only place in the entire Halcyon system that was not controlled by the Halcyon Holdings Corporate Board or any other corporation.

Background Edit

The crew of the Groundbreaker is fiercely protective of their independence from the corporations, and the corporations value the station's role as a thriving freeport enough that they are willing to deal with it on relatively equal terms. In practical terms, while the Groundbreaker rules itself, it cooperates with the corporations to an extent, such as by impounding ships that the Board happens to flag.

The Groundbreaker is commanded by engineer-turned-captain Junlei Tennyson. Udom Bedford is the Halcyon Holdings Corporation representative stationed aboard.

Faction Relationships Edit

The Board

The Groundbreaker maintains a somewhat tense relationship with the Board, owing to their declared independence from Board authority, as well as their control of shipping routes outward from the Halcyon System. Nonetheless, given that Groundbreaker lacks any semblance of military might against the Board beyond the mardets stationed aboard the ship, the loose hierarchy in charge of the Groundbreaker often seeks to find (illicit) ways of delaying, stymieing, or pitting corporations under the Board's thumb against each other, usually through black market fences like Gladys Culkelly. Nonetheless, the Board maintains an embassy aboard the Groundbreaker run by bureaucrat Udom Bedford. Depending on the actions of the Stranger, the Groundbreaker's crew may be compelled to rebel against the Board's system-wide authority.

Sublight Salvage and Shipping Corporation

The Groundbreaker is generally neutral to Sublight Salvage and Shipping Corporation, and allows them to operate an office and warehouse aboard the ship, helmed by Lilya Hagen.

Layout Edit

Groundbreaker Deck

The main deck of the Groundbreaker is now full of corporate establishments and businesses, selling goods both legal and illegal to inquiring customers. Corporations known to operate aboard the Groundbreaker include C&P and Spacer's Choice.


The large central area of the ship is host to several shops and important locations.

Back Bays

The Back Bays are the semi-abandoned lower decks of the Groundbreaker, and for the most part, are a slum home to orphans and outlaws. Felix Millstone was an orphan who grew up in the Back Bays.

Location(s) Edit

Fast Travel

Quests Edit

Side Quests
Faction Quests

NPCs Edit

Quest Giver
Ambient NPCs

Companions Edit

Enemies Edit

Ambient Creatures

Key Items Edit

Pristine Weapons
Pristine Armor
Science Weapons

Notes Edit

One Rest-N-Go Keycard can be used to open any of the three safes located in the storage room behind the counter in Rest-N-Go. Two can be found in the open (must be stolen), and a third is pickpocketed from Milo Ottinger.

Raising your reputation on The Groundbreaker will substantially lower prices at shops on the Promenade.

Related achievements-trophiesEdit

Icon Name Description Gamer Score Trophy
Something's Fishy SubLight to the End Completed the Sublight quest lines. 15 Bronze

Gallery Edit

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