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Orison

City on Crusader in the Stanton system
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Orison
TypeLanding zone
ClassificationCity
SystemStanton
LocationOn Crusader
HabitableYes
Affiliation

Orison is a city located in the clouds of Crusader. It is built upon a military-constructed latticework of inhabitable floating platforms which Crusader Industries uses to manufacture their large-scale ships. The shipyards themselves are famously beautiful and have made Orison a prime tourist destination in the Stanton system.[1] It offers a breathtaking view of Crusader's commercial shipbuilding platforms.[2] The platforms at Orison are equipped with large thrusters that fire periodically to maintain its orbital position.[3]

Public transport between areas is conducted by Skyway Shuttle services.[4][5]

Orison maintains its precise orbital height through controlled firing of the Seraph-class thrusters situated below each platform. Precisely timed to prevent shearing and destabilization of the connected network of struts, each thruster is activated for a short burst allowing Orison to stay firmly in place. Crusader locals often describe the gentle vibrations that accompany the periodic adjustments as "Orison’s free massage."[6]

Districts

Transit map of Orison and its different platforms

Cloudview Center

Cloudview Center is Orison's main commercial platform and home to the Stratus shopping center, Greencircle habs, Voyager Bar, Orison General Hospital, the Crusader Industries showroom, a Stormwal sculpture, a Trade and Development Division, as well as numerous scenic points overlooking Crusader's cloudscapes.[7]

Arriving at the Crusader Visitor's Center, you head straight down the elevator to the Grande Observatory, where the transparent flooring provides unparalleled views of the tempestuous atmosphere below.[8]

"Once past the windbreak, she slowed her pace, used her badge to shortcut customs and turned towards the promenade. The wide garden-lined walkway provided access to most of the various shopping plazas and services that comprised the bulk of the hub's structures, with the added bonus of serving up some of the best vistas of Crusader's massive vessels being constructed. Even at this early hour, tourists congregated along the length of the overlook...

...As she approached the starport's entrance, she bypassed the long line that snaked outside and beelined straight for the maintenance area...

...The massive maintenance bay held several starliners in different states of repair."
Hostile Negotiations [4][9]

This is where the Crusader Security Office is located.

" With its pleasant atmosphere and abundance of ergonomics, you could tell that "team flow experts" and environmental psychologists who specialized in harmonizing workers with their surroundings had probably been consulted during construction. Basically, there was a lot of natural light, way too many potted plants and hallways that nearly all lead towards the "interface lounge," i.e., the break room."
Hostile Negotiations [4]

Skyway Shuttle Cloudview station is located there.[5]

Providence industrial platform

Providence industrial platform is an industrial platform in Orison. Skyway Shuttle Providence station is located in there.[5] Visitors can take a tour of the facility via the Crusader Discovery Center.[10] Other amenities include Covalex Shipping and Self Storage, Cousin Crow's Custom Craft, Tammany and Sons Outfitters, and Orison Municipal Services.[11]

Providence Platform was originally constructed as a Naval drydock in 2855 to take advantage of the lower gravity and breathable atmosphere found here. This is also why they made this Crusader’s new headquarters. When the company purchased Stanton II in 2865, Providence Platform underwent major renovations to transform it into the manufacturing center that it is today. Of course, while it may not be an official Navy site any longer, Crusader carries on the tradition of working to help people across the empire. [6]

August Dunlow Spaceport

Orison's spaceport (named after August Dunlow, the founder of Crusader Industries), serves as the main point of entry for the landing zone. Skyway Shuttle Dunlow station is located there.[5] It is connected to several Aeroview hangar platforms.

Shipyard complex

Floating in a nest of complicated latticeworks, the Crusader Industries Shipyards are prized examples of unintentional art, where one may watch massive transport ships emerge from nothing as they are constructed by a delicately choreographed ballet of bots and workers.[12]

This is where the Genesis Starliner is built.[citation needed]

Stormwal sanctuary

Stormwals live in the vicinity of Orison, and visitors can board a Discovery Tour shuttle for a chance to see these beasts.[11]

Other platforms

Orison contains more than a hundred platforms in total, with several sections of them interconnected to one another. These can all be classified by different platform types:[13]

Name Function Description Top-view
Magna-class halo Residential/commercial O-shaped platform with several towers, gardens and landing pads on them Crusader-orison-platform-class-magna-transparent-3.14.png
Pearl-class platform Residential/commercial Medium T-shaped residential platform with several layers of gardens, and multiple buildings on them Crusader-orison-platform-class-pearl-transparent-3.14.png
Envoy-class platform Residential/commercial Medium F-shaped platform with gardens, multiple landing pads, a hangar, and several towers Crusader-orison-platform-class-envoy-transparent-3.14.png
Prestige-class platform Residential/commercial Medium h-shaped residential platform with gardens, landing platforms and several buildings on them Crusader-orison-platform-class-prestige-transparent-3.14.png
Saga-class platform Residential/commercial Small I-shaped utility platform with several hangars in a row, gardens and some buildings on them Crusader-orison-platform-class-saga-transparent-3.14.png
Ottima-class platform Residential Smaller I-shaped residential platform with gardens, a landing pad and a single tower. Sometimes these platforms can be found attached to a different platform Crusader-orison-platform-class-ottima-transparent-3.14.png
(Unnamed) Industrial Massive rectangular industrial platform with a skeleton-like undercarriage, each with a different name, such as Providence, Caplan, Shimura Crusader-orison-platform-type-industrial1-transparent-3.14.png
Australis Industrial Medium industrial platform, similar to Providence, but thinner in shape Crusader-orison-platform-australis-transparent-3.14.png
(Unnamed) Industrial Small industrial platform, with stacks of containers on the end and buildings in the middle Crusader-orison-platform-type-industrial2-transparent-3.14.png
(Unnamed) Industrial Cargo platform, containing thousands of cargo containers Crusader-orison-platform-type-cargo-transparent-3.14.png
August Dunlow Platform (A/B) Commercial Platforms containing (rentable) Aeroview hangars. A portion of them is connected to August Dunlow Spaceport. Crusader-orison-platform-type-hangars-transparent-3.14.png

Significant characters

Liaison Officers Lisa Gibbs (ID# 91G66BW0) and Devin Bautista (ID# 948J030K) work Crusader Security's 'lemonade stand', the small auxiliary community outreach office in Orison. They are already the points of contact for Crusader Security contracts via mobiGlas as of Alpha 3.3, but datamined audio reveals that they will also be voiced mission givers. The lemonade stand's parent - the Crusader Security Office, is run by Section Chief Captain Pontayo, and is where Liaison Officer Kayla Frost works in dispatch. Frost features in the Hostile Negotiations storyline along with cameo appearances by Gibbs and Bautista.[4][9]

Trivia

  • Crusader gardeners could not find a tree that would fit well in their city, so they created one themselves. Something that was well adapted to high winds and low humidity, that could self-pollinate, and most importantly, was beautiful. They created a cross-combination of flowering dogwoods and taverbark pines: the Hosanna tree features strong roots, flexible branches, delicately scented pink flowers.[6]
  • 2955 marks the centennial anniversary of the first orbital platform built on Crusader.[14]

Gallery

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Note that these apparently were never approved by Chris Roberts, released instead by concept artist Ken Fairclough as part of his portfolio. Making it unlike most other concept art found. May or may not relate to what Crusader's landing zone finally looks like.

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References

  1. Orison loading screen text. Star Citizen Alpha 3.14.0 - Star Citizen. Retrieved 2021-07-09
  2. The Observist: Area18, ArcCorp, Stanton. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
  3. What keeps the lattice work of platforms on Crusader buoyant? on Spectrum. Spectrum. Retrieved 2021-04-07
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Hostile Negotiations: Part One. Serialized Fiction - Comm-Link
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Datamined in Alpha 3.12
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Orison discovery tour text. Star Citizen Alpha 3.14.0 - Star Citizen. Retrieved 2021-07-12
  7. Inside Star Citizen: Sky High
  8. Origin 890 Jump Brochure
  9. 9.0 9.1 Hostile Negotiations: Part Two. Serialized Fiction - Comm-Link
  10. Inside Star Citizen: Armor Bearer | Spring 2021. Retrieved 2021-04-29
  11. 11.0 11.1 Inside Star Citizen: Old Cat, New Tricks, accessed 2021-06-03
  12. Origin 890 Jump Brochure
  13. In-game survey of Orison platforms. Star Citizen Alpha 3.14.0 - Star Citizen. Retrieved 2021-07-23
  14. PA announcement in Orison. Star Citizen Alpha 3.14.0 - Star Citizen. Retrieved 2021-07-18
     
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