Officially, the Tsa Duster remains a Concord Neutrality, protected from interference through the Treaty of Concord. The existence of the t’sa as an independent force in human-controlled space is still a matter of great concern to many; humanity’s manifest destiny to the stars is a popular concept.
The leader of the t’sa, Chaluk Chisier, is a far-sighted t’sa of great diplomatic skill. While the t’sa have proven their unwillingness to bow to human military force, they’re not interested in an armed conflict, either. Both Chisier and the human leaders of the remaining stellar nations understand that such a direct confrontation could spark another interstellar war.
Visitors to the T’sa Cluster are warned by Concord communication drones that the t’sa operate under their own laws and that the laws of human space do not apply there. The same message greets every visitor: ‘Welcome to the T’sa Cluster. Your ship has entered the jurisdiction of the t’sa. Military vessels may not proceed without a security escort. All other vessels should be aware of the cluster’s customs and regulations, the details of which are available on the Grid." In the Cluster, humans always travel at their own risk-though the t’sa are friendly, they owe no allegiance to any stellar nation.