Attacks on BlueSky station “Longbow” by its owners, a long-forgotten budding megacorp, leave the station abandoned—inhabitable, but unmarketable. Laterals who wish to live a feral lifestyle colonize it later, creating a grotto that sensationalist media would feature for decades: a lawless predatory paradise or nightmarish drifting station of horrors, red in tooth and claw. Later, Marsco tears apart the station’s owners for insurance fraud.

Reference: Sound and Silence “grotto” section

Date Notes: 50 years before present