The Verge System
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The Verge is full of wonders and treasures, but It’s not for the timid. Out here in the farthest reaches of explored space, the process of discovery continues. Virgin worlds still await the first imprint of a human foot, and humanity continuously encounters new life. As more than one explorer has put it: The Verge is where the action is.
The Verge’s borders are a matter of some debate. Some stellar cartographers include all the stars beyond Kendai, at the border of the Concord Taurus protectorate. Others, StarMech, for example say that the Verge begins with the populated world of Bluefall in the Aegis system (of course, this assertion benefits StarMech, as it could then advance a claim the systems centered around Tendril should fall within StarMech space).
Most stellar nations acknowledge edge Tendril as the closest edge of the Verge. In fact, it was the Tendril system’s discovery that began the rush of exploration and colonization. The Verge’s farthest point is Hammer’s Star, the last system explored before the Second Galactic War. Beyond this area lies the Lightning Nebula, a likely destination for the next wave of expansion. Aegis forms the center of the Verge and contains the largest population on the frontier. The Verge’s radial edges are harder to define though Mantebron and Endomar form the likeliest candidates on each side.
All in all, the Verge is a sector of space about 100 light-years long, wide, and deep. With an approximate stellar density of one star for every 10 cubic lightyears, the Verge contains some 10,000 stars, and explorers have examined only 1000 of those. Fewer than 100 of these explored stars possess colonies.
Officially, the region is part of the vastness of Open Space, but the Galactic Concord sees the Verge as a collection of independent nations and patrols accordingly. Unfortunately, many of the stellar nations don’t see it this way. Ties between these patron nations and their colonies still remain strong, and many governments in the Stellar Ring would like to pick up where they left off before the opening of GW2.
To complicate matters, the Verge has some very valuable assets/commodities upon which each stellar nation has its eye. With fewer than I in 10 star systems explored, ships and probes have already discovered at least eleven Class I planets worlds easily colonized by humans in the Verge. The region also contains an abundance of planets, asteroids, and stellar matter in high demand by the crowing economies of both the Stellar Ring and the Verge itself.