If anything, they have actually made it grow faster..
Since there can't possibly be too many adventurers, would-be millionaires and other luck-seekers on the fringe, here is a bunch more!:
A by now compulsory Group shot..
Who knows, maybe he will return to Gomorra VI one day, a wealthier or at least, wiser creature than he left..
As it happens, a member of a Royal house on Mars was killed in a duel, and the lawmen didn't seem to care that is was actually a lawful duel, in accordance with ancient customs. He's been running ever since..
Knowing she had to track the rest of these artifacts down, and learn the purpose of the mysterious machine the record spoke of. She turned in her resignation, and turned full-time relic hunter. Now she's arrived at the fringe, ready to uncover it's ancient mysteries..
Duke is a friend of Mr Smith, who through the calling in of a favor, would end up with Captain Aldous Black and his crew, we know them as the "Adventurers".
Duke is a former soldier turned bounty hunter, he spent time in the employ of a local army on Titan, and fought in the sececcion wars. When the dust died down, preciously few of his friends and brothers-in-arms were left, so he left.
Having few skills besides what he learned on Titan, enforcement or bounty hunting seemed like natural choices for both Duke and Smith, and so they begand their current careers.
A master marksman, Duke will be a welcome addition to the small outfit, giving much needed aid in a time of need. He does, however refuse to divulge exactly what made him Owe Smith in the first place..
These are of course just a drop in the ocean of possible encounters for our heroes, and more are sure to follow..