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Traveller™Argushiigi Admegulasha Bilanidin
Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far Future
The Argushiigi Admegulasha Bilanidin (also called the AAB) is perhaps the most respected scientific and research body in known space. A literal translation of the name is "Vilani Repository of All Knowledge".
Located in the city of Ishimaga on Vland (1717 Vland), the extensive AAB facilities include a vast museum, a library, and several research centres and publishing houses. The vast stockpile of information to be found here is far beyond that available anywhere else in the Imperium, and thus the AAB has become a sort of 'clearing house' for new inventions and patents.
Not only does the AAB collect samples, specimens and recorded materials from all over known space, it also publishes an abridged 15-holocrystal encyclopedia set of its extensive data files.
Known simply as "The Encyclopedia", the set contains the equivalent of 7500 fully illustrated volumes, yet it can easily fit into a large pocket.
Due to the often conservative nature of the AAB, researchers who find employment here are likely to be investigating already existing phenomena, rather than breaking new scientific ground. Its giant database is freely available to scholars and researchers who come to Vland.
Refs: DIGEST-5: p16, 1102; CHALLENGE-29: p28, 1116