Back cover summary: Without a steady supply of Andrium, the fuel for hyperdrive crafts, Imperial cruisers and provincial merchant vessels would soon drift to a halt, unable to make the jump between stars. The lone supplier of this artificial fuel API, Andrium Producers of the Imperium, an Imperially controlled manufacturer. On a routine mining operation, the Churg -- a sedentary race whose pursuits are almost purely intellectual -- make an incredible discovery: Durandrium! This naturally occurring, non-decaying element will destroy the API monopoly and provide a power source with unprecedented availability! Enter Augustus-Hayes, a once-prominent Provincial House. Now teetering on the brink of economic collapse, Augustus-Hayes could be the target for a hostile takeover! Can Augustus-Hayes acquire the gravely needed mining and distribution rights from the indifferent Churg? Or will agents of API and other factions thwart this last desperate attempt at financial rescue?
SALVATION FOR HOUSE AUGUSTUS-HAYES: The Durandrium Find catapults you into the corporate world of intrigue and sabotage. In this exciting two-part adventure module you: Battle your way off the Augustus-Hayes Homeworld to the Churg System, avoiding fanatical religious orders and hostile operatives alike; Win the confidence of the Churg and convince them that contracting with Augustus-Hayes is in their own best interest, despite claims by the API to the contrary. Also included is information on the Inner Provincial House Augustus-Hayes, and detailed racial background on the humanoids of Minor Clan Churg.
User summary: This is a Space Master Adventure Module set in the corporate world of intrigue and sabotage as a discovery of non-decaying Durandrium could potential upset the mining interests of various suppliers.
The module comes with two adventures: "Journey to Korulg", a multi-task adventure where characters must aide a minister in obtaining a contract for Durandrium; and "The Durandrium Debate", an adventure where characters must confront investigators and operatives and their plots to prevent the selling of Durandrium.
The book also includes pages of government and historical background information, 11 pre-generated characters, a list of definitions, and various maps and illustrations.
Note: The cover art is dated 1981, eight years before this book was published.