In the last two years, the Hatire have begun rebuilding Diamond Point. While the Mahdra ruling provides for an annual immigration rate of 50,000 people, the Hatire have been moving a little more slowly; Diamond Point numbers only 44,000 Brethren, compared to more than twice that many sesheyans. At the same time, the Hatire leaders have been farsighted enough to invite the sesheyans to participate in the government of Grith. While some sesheyans resent any human intrusion, and some Brethren feel that the sesheyans are nothing but squatters, the two groups are getting along. The sesheyans know that the Hatires can overwhelm them with manpower, money, and resources, but the Hatire know that the sesheyans can sue for Concord incorporation if they feel like they’re losing control. Neither faction wants to push its neighbors too far.
While Grith is the political center of the system, it’s not the only site of interest. Both the Inner and Outer Belts are home to thousands of asteroid miners, and isolated outposts can be found on Lordan and Almaz. In 2498, the Concord fortress ship Repulse placed Omega Station, a Concord base, in a high polar orbit around Lecterion. Omega is ostensibly a research station and repair facility; cynics suspect some military purpose behind the station.
The wild card in this situation is VoidCorp. In the days before GW2, VoidCorp paid StarMech for mining rights on Iphus and started up most of the major mining operations on that planet. During the Long Silence, these posts incorporated as Iphus United, but VoidCorp reclaimed the wayward facilities on its return to the Verge. It’s well known that the company still contests the Mahdra ruling, and VoidCorp warships are becoming more and more common in the outer reaches of the Corrivale system.