The Ophiuchus V is a fast boat fusion torch ship on a regular run between Earth and Poseidon. Over the years, an intense rivalry concerning the speed of the journey has developed between the Opiuchus V’s crew and that of the Xeno Queen, another fast boat. As the flights themselves are tightly calculated with virtually no variation possible, this boils down to how quickly the ships can be turned around at either end. The Opiuchus V is currently in the lead by five days.
The Xeno Queen, XQ or Queen to her crew, is the torch ship racing the Opiuchus V on the Earth-Poseidon route. The Xeno Queen’s crew maintains that the ongoing race started when the Opiuchus V bribed officials at Prosperity Station to insert their ship before the Queen in the docking cue, despite the Queen having arrived earlier. This spurred the crew on to complete unloading before the interlopers, after they were finally guided into a docking berth right next to the Opiuchus V occupying ‘their’ berth.
A race! (In Space…)