Mongoose Traveller - Motley Crew
Federation of Arden
The Federation of Arden is a small and relatively weak government.
Arden employs a policy of neutrality, enjoying its position between two larger powers.
- The Third Imperium and the Zhodani Consulate tolerate Arden's neutrality because it suits all the parties involved.
- As a small and relatively weak government, the Federation has chosen neutrality as its course toward self-preservation.
- This neutrality is of a passive nature; its systems have been declared conditionally open: any belligerent may enter any of the systems for replenishment and refueling.
- Arden's own Federation Defense Fleet stands ready to defend the system and segregate ships of the belligerents into designated areas of the systems.
- Arden's neutrality has made the Federation a clandestine meeting place for agents of all sides for intelligence gathering and negotiation