The Perseus Expansion
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Out on the fringe of humanity
15 years since the failed Outer Territory Rebellion
Spanning the 6000 light years from the Orion to the Perseus arm lies one of the two Forerunner Gates, opening an instant travel space tunnel between two points. The tunnel exists when the two gates are activated. In early colonisation the gates were continually running, but today ‘financial pressures’ mean that the gates activate on a terran monthly cycle.
Additionally, prior to the Gate discovery, the arms are connected by the tenuous Helix Corridor, a spiral of intermittent jump lanes stretching between the arms. This jumble of connections creates a galactic highway that arrives at the Homeward Sector, a cluster of Perseus hub quadrants that greedily consume thinning traffic from the coreward home of humanity.
Out in the fringe of the Expansion, where the grip of law and the old #### empire are at their weakest, the Pheadra Quadrant is a typical frontier cluster of systems exhibiting everything from grasping control, free thinking, starvation of mind, body and soul, raw pleasures and endless torments.
200LY cube (Space Opera, I am in you…)
Phaedra – Hub world
Expanse Systems Union
ESU – Orwellian, impulsively authoritarian plutocratic government that pervasively dominates The Expanse. Propped up by old imperial families and numerous Orion Corporations.
Assets – Type 3 and 4 starships and battalions of the Union Army, the AA.
Outer Territory Alliance
An interplanetary colonial co-operative, supporting the movement of goods and supplies to the outer colonies.
Assets – a ragtag fleet of aging type 2 freighters and escorts
Colonial Marshals – licensed law enforcers permitted to operate by the
One of the major Perseus corporations – majors in cross quadrant freight and passenger transportation. Relatively low insurance premiums, high profitability
Camlan Defence Services
Large private military corporation, undertaking business contracts across the Expanse
A recent apocalyptic cult that has taken hold in many of the outer systems. Adherents follow the teachings of the Tarresti Oracle, a previous sports gambling and leisure lottery AI, that predicts a time of fire and end times to the Expanse, and that the stars are not our own. Devotees are encouraged a self flagilating acceptance of the end
Assets – apocalyptic preachers provide a thick obfuscating veil to a more organised core that appear to be assisting the end times through a series of co-ordinated acts of sabotage across the Expansion.