First Appearance: CD:Chapter5:Title
Golgotha was established by an enterprise corporation as a mining station, shipyard and launching platform for a bold new move into unexplored space. At the time it was called "Outreach Station". However, the company failed to find any habitable planets beyond claimed space, and could not secure the major investment needed for terraforming operations. Eventually the company collapsed, with most of its assets being swallowed up by Radiant Industries. Outreach Station, however, was too far from any major population centres to be of any real commercial value, so Radiant Industries auctioned it off to the Creer Syndicate, also known as the seven families. Now, 160 years later, the station has become a haven for pirates, smugglers and racketeers - and is even host to an increasing number of legitimate (though potentially unpopular) business operations together with being the Syndicate's primary base of operations. The station includes a large habitat section, a shipyard and docks.
The Location of Golgotha is hardly a secret, but being located in privately-owned space neither the Republic nor the Alliance have clear jurisdiction. On top of this, the Syndicate has numerous friends in both governments and a highly refined talent for greasing the right palms. Finally, any attempt to end the operations at Golgotha would require a full-scale assault which could not be successful without significant losses - and both governments have far bigger concerns of a military nature. CD News-05.00
Golgotha's shipyard is likely the primary location where Marauder class ships, used by the Syndicate, are built and possibly even the location where Argurios Mensk's Peregrine-class Corvette the I.S.V. Scarborough was built.
Golgotha's exterior underwent significant revision and the model was modified and lighting or textures tweaked. The biggest challenge was to texture the asteroid's surface in such a way that it would look suitably detailed in close-ups, without stretching or distorting, and without appearing tiled when seen from afar. Some elements of NASA photography were used in the final design. CD Page-BF.05.02
Though David spent many weeks constructing Golgotha, he didn't settle on a name for it until the last minute. It's working name (which he had no intention of using) was Tortuga. The model takes up 100Mb hard disk space and measures 8092 x 4096 pixels.