Bureau of Ships and Services (BoSS)

BoSS is a galactic agency responsible for assigning unique transponder codes to starships and tracking their movements through space.

A fixture in intergalactic travel for thousands of years, the Bureau of Ships and Services fields offices in most major spaceports. Its unique structure and neutrality, complete with its own customs, traditions, unique personality and even language, allow it to operate across political borders and through the transition of major galactic powers.
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Offices and field positions are often filled through hereditary means, so much so that after millennia of operation the Bureau is both a closely knit family and a civil agency. According to many, BoSS is so full of secrets that not even the Empire dare to mess with them.

The galaxy’s record keeper when it comes to starship and spacer information, it keeps extensive information on starship registrations and transponder codes, captains’ flight certifications, and listings of all weapon loadouts on all registered ships in the galaxy. It also keeps track of astrographical and navigational information as well as data on hyperlanes used in navigation computers. The bureau’s databanks are continuously updated and transmitted to spaceports, systems, and enforcement agencies throughout the galaxy. Files bearing information on the millions of registered starships are held in secure, encoded computer cores.

All registered spacers are issued with a BoSS datapad, which is to be shown to all port officials and Imperial boarding parties upon request, to ensure the legality of a ship’s position, cargo and crew.


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