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"Space is huge. This should be obvious, given that pace is where the universe keeps pretty much all of its stuff. This means everything you can actually see must be very close, very bright, or very, very big."
The Toughs have so much money that it has stopped being "money" and started being "wealth." They can now be choosy about their missions; exploring big dumb objects, seeking out old life-forms and dead civilizations, boldly discovering that when a mercenary company's net worth exceeds that of entire planetary systems, clients may cross that final, clientary frontier, and boldly out themselves as enemies.