Expeditions to the Verge began with the StarMech Collective’s journey to the Tendril system in 2315. It was the StarMech Collective’s first wave of exploration after the First Galactic War. In truth, the Tendril system lay closer to the Taurean Star Republic, a weak stellar nation eventually destroyed by the Thuldan Empire during GW2. But the leaders of StarMech set a precedent by advancing a claim to the system.
Taking advantage of what they correctly perceived as Taurean weakness, groups from every stellar nation soon followed the StarMech advance.
Orion scouts charted the beautiful Aegis system in 2316. The Hatire Community seized the world of Grith in the Corrivale system in 2319. The Solars registered a claim to Penates in the Lucullus system. The Higunmors latched onto the mineral-rich world of Leen in the Oberon system, and within two decades, the Thuldans and Austrins settled the twin planets of the AIgemron system. Finally, in 2341, an expedition partially funded by the Borealis Republic crossed most of explored space in order to colonize Spes, a planet in the Hammer’s Star system.
By then, the wave of exploration had ended. The stellar nations directed their precious resources inward, girding themselves for the Second Galactic War. It proved to be a wise step,
for the war dragged on longer than anyone anticipated, and none of the stellar nations wanted to support their colonies when they faced extinction back home.