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Bitanium Fibre Exploration Corporation

A late Decline mineral exploration company, founded on Novya Siberia about sixty standard years before hop space travel again became possible, largely to access the resources of that system.

With the return to FTL travel, BFEC became one of the first companies in human space to utilize hop space commercially, not only creating the first exploratory fleet since the First Expanse, but also opening branch offices on a number of systems.

As Soup travel grew, BFEC became very large and wealthy, but also came under a good deal of scrutiny. Rumors of forced enslavement of populations on worlds that had become primitive during the Decline circulated. BFEC denied this, but finally sufficient evidence was gathered and the corporation was forced to admit to the practice, and a number of systems fined it vast sums, so great that the company was finally forced to declare bankruptcy.

It had an afterlife of sorts, its assets being bought out by the Tawmerik Family of the [Star Systems](/macropedia/star-systems)/Vadia system. The name was abandoned, but the fleet and hopspace routes served to make the Tawmeriks one of the wealthiest families in human space, and served ultimately in their ability to undermine the Terran Republic and transform it into the Imperium.


  1. First Decline
  2. First Expanse
  3. Novya Siberia
  4. Tawmerik Dynasty
  5. Terran Republic
  6. Vadia System
  1. First Expanse
  2. Terran Republic
  3. Star Systems
  4. Novya Siberia
  5. Imperium Edition Index
  6. First Decline
  7. Tawmerik Dynasty
  8. Decline
  9. Tawmerik Family
  10. Vadia System
  11. Starsystems/Vadia