Bureau of Aggregate Reference Data
- On the surface, that is. Beneath the surface, BARD is much, much more.
BARD is the main intelligence storage facility or Data Repository for the Coalition. BARD is the main point of contact for the free trader network, and many Coalition operations are planned by the BARD group. Simply, all intelligence information in the Coalition will usually pass through BARD before being disseminated.
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The BARD Library currently consists of eleven different departments, each concentrating on a particular aspect.. The departments are listed below along with the extended name and what aspects of the game can be found in the files of that department.
- CARI - Coalition Abstracts of Racial Information: Information on both major and minor races. Including history, physiology, motivation, and character generation information.
- DANI - Descriptive Abstracts on Notable Individuals: Individuals of all shapes, sorts and sizes.
- GAIL - Generally Available Information Library: Anything that doesn't fit elsewhere.
- HANA - Historical Archive Narative Agency: History information on the universe.
- ICIS - Interplanetary Corporate Information System: Mega-Corps and Corporations
- JESS - Journal for the Education of Sentient Society: Education institutions.
- MARI - Mission Assessment and Ranking Information: Adventure write-ups.
- OPAL - Office of the Planetary Advisory Liaison: RC member world write-ups and shorter briefs on non-member worlds.
- PERI - Pocket Empire Reference Information: Information about rumored pocket empires in the Wilds.
- SARA - Starship Abstract and Registration Archive: Starships and Spaceships.
- VERA - Vehicle and Equipment Registration Archive: Vehicles and Equipment.
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