The Devil’s Pit

d5d95a4af011d5ab71798c2507711abd-d5gdqo8Pincara I, an airless void of a pimple on the ass end of the Apocalypse Rim, orbits a waning star.  It is home to a private prison, officially known as the Pincara Penitentiary, but more infamously known as the Devil’s Pit.

As a private prison, anyone can have anyone else imprisoned there, so long as they pay the Warden’s price.  Important prisoners may find themselves in luxuriously appointed cells, indulged in every convenience.  Less fortunate “guests” may find themselves subsidizing their sentences with heavy mining labor, deep in the bowels of Pincara I.

It’s rumored that the Warden doesn’t just keep prisoners.  Somewhere below the surface of Pincara I, perhaps in the played out mine shafts, are hundreds of vaults crammed full with all manner of valuables: long lost works of art, illegal alien artifacts, the treasuries of more than one space pirate or planetary warlord, and who knows what else.  If these vaults exist, they’re surely well guarded by the Warden’s enforcers and devious traps.

The Warden is known to hire bounty hunters to track down those who have wronged him, or taken from him.  It’s not unheard of, however, for the Warden to cut a deal; sometimes prisoners “make bail,” if the price is right.  Just don’t go around bragging about it.

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