Nine short months after they left Earth forever, spacefarers from your great empire have completed the staggering journey across the cold, dark reaches of space to arrive on Mars. The team is in high spirits. The first phase of the establishment of a permanent colony on the planet proceeds well, and the opportunities for discovery and enrichment are near endless. What should the colonists priority be, now they have planted roots in the planet's ruddy earth?
Scientific enrichment will be the engine that drives humanity to further greatness.
The Martian soil may contain little life, but the ores beneath the ground have much value.
The colonists must become household names – across the globe – and be ambassadors for the empire.