Orbital Station Three
Orbital Station Three also known as the "Trice" is a vast space station in the Quyth Concordia.
The Trice is said to look like a giant Sea Urchin with hundreds of massive hollow spines shooting outwards from a central spherical core. The spines are approximately two-miles long by an eighth of a mile thick. The spines are actually alive; they are a silica-based organism that grows in a dense crystalline matrix. The organism can easily be compared to bacteria as they grow, feed, and reproduce in numbers beyond comprehension. Only the outside of the spike is alive the interior is only dead skeletons but is incredibly dense and hard. It is the Crystalline matrix which gives the spines their strength and allow them to grow to such massive lengths. The Quyth can use the spines to vent energy from the Station's core to propel the station in any direction. The spines also act as the Station's framework. Massive crossbeams connect the spines and serve as a framework for future expansion of the Deuce. To add this additional mass, huge asteroids are brought in to add additional living space which is supported by the crossbeams.
The Trice, like it's sister stations the Ace and the Deuce, were the Quyth's first attempt to circumvent the massive overcrowding on the planet Quyth. During the Massive Creterakian takeover of the galaxy, the orbital stations were uniquely able to defend themselves against wave after wave of Creterakian boarding ships. It is estimated that over two-million Quyth Died in the fighting while a rough estimate places the Creterakian casualties at Twenty-Two-million.