Welcome to Al Amarja

Welcome you tourists, sight-seers, entrepreneurs, seekers, sybarites, and you terminally misguided; welcome to Al Amarja. May your stay be pleasant or eventful, whichever you wish.

To make your stay in Al Amarja more enjoyable, kindly keep in mind the following facts about our small island in the sea of night.

Firearms — Slugthrowers and directed energy weapons of all types are outlawed since these weapons may inadvertently damage the protective domes that contain Al Amarja's atmosphere. Only the Peace Force may carry firearms. If you have smuggled firearms into Al Amarja and are caught with them, you will face severe punishments.

Controlled Devices — All intoxicants, neurochemical modifiers, and genetic manipulation generally illegal in the civilized galaxy are illegal in Al Amarja. Do not be deceived by appearances.

The Temple — Social and spiritual needs may be met at the Temple of the Divine Experience on D'Aubainne Avenue. Celebrants of all faiths and sects (save Ahrimites) are welcome at the services. Please note that the high priestess of the Temple is Cheryl D'Aubainne, daughter of Her Exaltedness Monique D'Aubainne, Historic Liberator and Current Shepherdess of Al Amarja. Utmost respect is therefore due to the Temple, its celebrants, and its creeds.

Currency — Al Amarja uses the Imperial signet ($) as its currency. Exchanges of other currencies, as well as valuable substances in general, may be made at Swaps, on the Plaza of Gold. Please note that Swaps is run by Constance D'Aubainne, the daughter of Her Exaltedness Monique D'Aubainne, Historic Liberator and Current Shepherdess of Al Amarja. Utmost respect is therefore due to Swaps, its employees, and its policies.

Medical Services — Should you find yourself in need of medical services during your stay (and may the gods forbid such a calamity), you may seek medical attention at the D'Aubainne Clinic, on D'Aubainne Avenue. Dr. Nusbaum and his staff are eager to ease your suffering. Special programs are available for those who are unable to pay for the services they require.

History — Al Amarja was liberated from the Followers of Voya on October 7, 1940, by Her Exaltedness Monique D'Aubainne. Since that time, she has brought stability, excitement, peace, security, and prosperity to Al Amarja. It was she who saw the wisdom of adopting the language and currency of the New Imperium and thus put us in our enviable position among the Rimworlds. Al Amarjans continue to enjoy a healthy mix of cultures and languages, while relying on our connection to the New Imperium for unity and stability. And we freely offer the delights of these cultures to our visitors. Welcome, and enjoy.

Portions of this document were reproduced from the Over the Edge role-playing game, and are Copyright © 1992, 1997 John Nephew. Over the Edge is a trademark of John Nephew.