The Republic Colonization Bureau was an agency of the Metisian Republc analogous to the Compact‘s Office of Colonial Development. While not as restrictive as the OCD, it also lacked the latter’s institutional skill. A planetary survey in 434 IE suffered from poor planning and lack of due diligence. It resulted in twelve fatalities, the stranding of eight team members along with a pilot, and catastrophic damage to the Riverside. Early surveys failed to account for two dangerous species of predator that attacked the scientists and destroyed the ship.
Appearances: Winter Games