Campaign of the Month: January 2011
Honour Among Thieves
Stonewall is the first moon on Highgate.
Stonewall is situated quite close to its primary, but not so close as to be torn apart by Highgate’s stronger gravity. The moon got its name because that’s what it looks like when viewed from Highgate – a great stone wall. Tidally locked with Highgate, the impassive face of Stonewall is a familiar sight to the people who live and work in its shadow.
The moon has been terraformed, but just barely. Stonewall’s close proximity to its primary has resulted in much geological activity. Its terrain is mountainous, with rocky ranges separated by impressive impact craters. Many of these craters, filled with precipitation, have become lakes that dot Stonewall’s surface and provide much of the moon’s fresh water. Runoff from these crater lakes has carved canyons that spread across the moon in a childlike scrawl.
Stonewall is lightly populated with only one limited service starport, and the moon is home to a private residential enclave owned by one of the Highgate’s most prominent moneyed families, the Strattons. Stonewall, like much of Highgate, is run by the Stratton Family.