ByChem Moneyspider is a Gas Mining Refinery Ship registered as a research ship by the ByChem Corporation, under the command of Captain Akizk Taark Kass. When chartered to the Belnafaer system, for the Venturi Project, it was anchored to a moon of dry ice called Snobol by a 16 kilometer long cable, in orbit around the gas giant Venturi. Moneyspider was modified to serve as a base of operation for the Venturi Project; to extract bio-chemicals -- namely Cys-DE (Cys-DiEropadyne) and Meta-TI (Meta-Thilphidone) -- from the upper atmosphere of Venturi, by a a high-atmosphere floating extraction platform called Jetsom.
The crew is divided into three groups: The core group operates on Moneyspider; teams Alpha and Beta takes shifts on the Jetsom platform. The teams rotate every 38 days -- when Snobol orbits the closest to Venturi.
A disaster relating to a substance called "Matrix" doomed the project and most of the crew.
|Akizk Taark Kass||Captain||Vrusk (male)||Deceased|
|Parl Kiopta||Co-pilot||Human (female)||Deceased|
|Ellen Coopermann||Chief Engineer||Human (female)||Alive|
|Baralou Ap-Reaverchan||Astrogator||Yazirian (female)||Deceased|
|Tak-Arbork||Assistant Astrogator||Vrusk (male)||Deceased|
|Jetsom Team Alpha|
|Deed Fengall||Team Leader||Yazirian (female)||Critical|
|Hal Sinclair||Technician||Human (male)||Deceased|
|Atata Myera||Sape Handler||Yazirian (male)||Deceased|
|Akord Zon||Computer Operator||Vrusk (female)||Deceased|
|Jetsom Team Beta|
|Nimbrus Hool||Team Leader||Dralasite||Deceased|
|Daqor L. Klarr||Technician||Vrusk (male)||Deceased|
|Castuss Wallorr||Sape Handler||Yazirian (male)||Deceased|
|Midge Arma||Computer Operator||Human (female)||Deceased|
- ↑ Status as of the conclusion of the adventure Bugs in the System.
- ↑ SPOILER! This character is actually an advanced anthropomorphic robot.