---- WARNING: Life Support Failure. All persons proceed to evacuation facilities. If you cannot reach an evacuation facility, help will be provided. Remain calm. ----
The warning is read by a serene, female voice, over the public adress system of the space station Prosperpina. The calm voice is in stark contrast to the panicked throngs of citizens pounding at the blast door which has just closed in front of them, sealing them away from the last evac port. The promenade was only moments before a peaceful shopping district, where citizens could buy goods from all over the galaxy, free of local taxes. Now it's a disaster area, the shops ransacked as people search for another way out of this section of the station, which has been sealed at either end. Worse, the vents which provide air and heat to this section have stopped running. There's only a few dozen minutes of air for the crowd in here.
The fear coming off the mob is overpowering, maddening. Someone needs to save these people.