The reconstruction of the Kendai relay occurred just as several of the Verge governments, led by the Regency government of Aegis and the corporate syndicates ol Tendril, began planning a joint expedition back to the Stellar Ring. While many Verge nations were enjoying their independence, some colonies continued to struggle. In any event, the Vergers wanted first hand news of the Stellar Ring.
The transmission received at the Tendril drive relay ended the Vergers’ proposal. Along with allowing the colonies to send and receive messages to the Stellar Ring again, the rebuilding of the Kendai drive relay had two important effects. First, it allowed the distress call of Hammer’s Star-then seven years old- to reach its intended audience. The stellar nations were, if anything, more alarmed than the Verge governments, as the Vergers had grown used to disappearing colonies. Second, it became clear that the stellar nations had regained their interest in exploration, expansion, and the Verge.
The arrival of the Monitor, a fortress ship of the Galactic Concord, made that abundantly clear. Now the stellar nations have returned to the Verge, and they’re eager to take up where they left off a century ago.