The planets and sectors under the Lavis Union were varied and unique, each bringing its own flavor and culture to the greater collective. At the core of our empire sat the Alar, Hizzel, and Wistral systems, our home and first two extrasolar colonies. Forming the backbone of our society, our humble beginnings on these worlds remind us that through the study of science and technology anything is possible.

By the mid 2300s our population had expanded, grown, and sought new homes. So great was the diaspora that planets could no longer be managed directly; instead, sector governors  were established, chosen for their ideals, their skills, and popularity among the colonized worlds they would oversee.

The Durbatur Prime sector contained the additional planets Kant Prime and Nigiro III, both of the latter having been partially colonized by the nomadic Namarians, some of whom having requested a semi-permanent location to call their own. With a large population of synthetic workers, once called “robots,” these were industrious worlds, providing much-needed resources for the rest of the empire.

Standing beside Derellis Prime were the Evarym and Salluria systems, largely populated by our own citizenry, dedicated to unraveling the deep secrets of the universe. Their intellectual contributions far outweighed their material ones, but such was a necessity in a progress-driven society such as ours.

The final sector, containing the greatest number of systems in our empire, yet also the fewest colonies, sat Eliathion Prime. Similarly focused on research, its founding was built on the promise of future success, of independent growth and expansion within its own borders. The governor Fronds of Magenta was well-regarded on Alaria, and accepted the mantle of leadership with grace and humility, pledging that the worlds under his command would always be a benefit to the empire.

A crushing loss came to our greatest scientists when they realized that all of the systems accessible to us had been surveyed. It was unlikely that we would ever leave the galaxy, the local cluster being so expansive, and with many other empires having closed their borders to us, we had discovered all that there was to discover, until such time as the galactic political structure shifted.

The one exception, a singular blank spot on our interstellar map, was the system of Mareenius, still aggressively protected by the fearsome Ether Drake. Scientists and military strategists had worked for decades on methods to defeat the large beast, but without data sufficient to form a cohesive, sure plan for success.