Silver Age Beyond
Another spaceport, administered by the Shoqëri Guilds, serves as a customs outpost and repair facility. While it is smaller than Diadem, it is still one of the largest spacestations in the Galactic Imperium. Under the directions of the Guilds, Cumulus has developed into a trading post for travelers wishing to sell goods which might be illegal on Capital Secundus (the local Sectus proscribes certain goods seemingly on a whim and reverses these decisions just as capriciously). While, strictly speaking, it is illegal for the Guilds to deal in these proscribed goods, in Capital Secundus’s system, such trade takes place on Cumulus nonetheless. The Sectus has learned that interfering on Cumulus often causes smugglers to risk selling their goods on CapSec black markets, with the result that more proscribed goods slip through their net. This does not stop the occasional Sectus official or Inquisitor from visiting Cumulus to sniff out illegal trading.
Cumulus is also the main repair facility for starships incapable of entering a planetary atmosphere. Since Diadem is open only to Imperial fleet ships, all civilian traffic comes through Cumulus instead. Cumulus orbits in space between Magog and Aden.