Volk, Steel Song Clan, Merchant, Custom Ship (Similar to Neutiquam Erro)
I began my days as a merchant, trading, getting trade permits with all factions... When suddenly I felt the urge to explore, because of massive trade embargoes. I was in a bad area, Indy worlds weren't good for trading, especially with fuel costs. So I explore a little, HUGE success!
I keep exploring, selling to the Indy worlds, waiting for the embargoes to end, and I come across an alien... the bane of all my merchant Britain's l captains.
I tried to flee, fail, fight... win.
I get a lot of money, then make my way back to faction space since the embargoes lightened up. Find two more aliens. Same process. I now have a LOT of money...
Keep finding aliens, keep getting massive amounts of money. I get enough money eventually through alien hunting that it's over millions. I go to dock with the nearest faction world...
I get stopped by Cadar. Okay, I have a permit to my regret, and I acknowledge... or rather surrender.
I accidentally sold into an embargo. Massive rep penalty. I just forgot.
Yeah... that sucked.
There you go, Resistor. Now people won't mistake us!
Yet the Arcana Is the means by which all is revealed Beyond the beaten path lies the absolute end. It matters not who you are... Death Awaits you.
What? They took my license? My family isn't to be associated with Cadar!
I have a family?
You were convicted in Cadarian courts of crimes against the Faction as a Star Trader. They probably took your Star Trading license as part of the settlement, in which they also executed you.
If you had a license from a Faction, then Cadar paid a "Death Price" for your license transfer to compensate the Faction that lost a Star Trader. If you were from an Independent family, then your license was returned by your family was required to pay a "Death Price" or file a grievance.
We're working on making sure a lot of these answers are included in the Lore Book.