Thom commissioned technical writer Michael Doyle to write the Artemis Manual and I think he did an excellent job. But Thom turned the job of developing Artemis canon over to me, a reasonably experienced science fiction writer. I took what already existed and developed backgrounds for the TSN, USFP, Kraleans, Arvonians, Torgoths, and Skaraans. I did this very carefully, with an eye toward creating the best universe for all six Artemis stations to be included in every adventure.
Then I re-wrote the manual to be compatible with that canon. The result is what you see published as the first official Artemis Players Manual. I hope new players find it instructive and veteran players find it exciting.
If you have questions or comments about this first version of the manual this thread is a place to post them.
"Damn the torpedoes! Four bells, Captain Drayton!"
(Likely actual words of Admiral David Farragut, USN, at the battle of Mobile Bay. Four bells was the signal for the engine room to make full steam ahead).