False Start

False startIf this ghost town had a name, it disappeared along with the colonists who tried to set up shop here. Nowadays, folk in the vicinity refer to the desiccated ruins as “False Start.”

The town would have been founded about 80 years ago, early on in the planet’s post-terraforming history. Like many settlers who struck out for the outer worlds, the townfolk cannibalized their colony ship for parts to build shelters – ‘turning their rockets into roofs’ as the old saying goes.

For whatever reason, the settlement didn’t stick, and it has been abandoned for longer than most of Silverhold’s citizens have been alive. Scavengers have plundered almost everything of value, and squatters have made the occasional modification, but today, the only thing that breezes through False Start is the wind.

False Start

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