On March 5, 2013, Wing Commander: New Horizon MUSH was shut down due to lack of activity. Thanks to the staff and players for your support. We had a good run and created some amazing memories. Keep in touch on the Facebook page for the game, which will be preserved.
The entire game's codebase and database (minus player information) has been open-sourced and released to the public, and the game itself is back up to help support the code at wcmush.com 2199!
The Bistango system is a lonely, empty system, simply a "fly-through" system on the Cabrea-to-Midgard trade route. With only a single planetoid in the system, the pathway between the two Jump Points out is really the only part of the system that is ever travelled.
The small colony world of Bistango I was a brief battleground in the Terran-Kilrathi war. Prior to the war, the planet was renowned for its fine collection of pre-space antiquities, artifacts, and was a center of astrozoological research.
As the battlefront moved forward to encompass Bistango, the tiny colony was seized by the Kilrathi, much of the research data destroyed as irrelevant by the Empire's ground forces, and the planet left abandoned, its atmospheric generators, used to combat the planet's heavy pressure, left unpowered.