Sepia remains unexplored by the majority of species in the galactic community. It serves as the final bastion for humanity, a blue giant burning somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000 degrees Celsius. Blue giants are among the rarest of stars, among the most massive stars in the galaxy. They are short-lived compared to other stars. Most will go supernova in less than ten million years, sometimes less than five. They are also thought to be the progenitors of most black holes. When we discovered the star and settled in the system, we used the name to refer to the star cluster around it as well. These stars are relatively close by, each with its own secrets to reveal. Our celestial neighborhood features anomalies in these systems, and several that linger in the space between them.
Anomalies of Note
- A-1: Anomaly 1, or The Rainbow Bridge, is an impenetrable space along the Eagle Nebula. Attempting to move through it will destroy the vessel, as scolding hot matter swirls across the 300,000 km area. Many believe this is one of many stages leading to the birth of a star. It's one of the closest things to a space storm one can get.
- A-4: Anomaly four, lovingly referred to as Alfred by the warfarers, is an alien drone of unknown origin. It's nearly three hundred meters across and fifty meters wide, floating around the solar system of Sepia 54. Alfred seems to be a malfunctioning repair ship, one that will seek to repair and refuel any vessel that comes within range. It even retrofits the ship to accept what fuel it has stored in its hull if the technology is incompatible.
- A-6: Anomaly 6, or The Devil's Reef, consists of derelict ships, the number far too numerous to even estimate. No one knows what happened to them. There is no evidence of fighting, many of the ships are still intact and capable of flight, and more ships appear as time goes by. The new vessels are completely empty and there is no indication as to why the vessel was abandoned. Most of the time, escape pods are still on board.
The eagle nebula sits in close proximity to Sepia. It obstructs the night sky on most of the planets in the system. This can be said for many systems in the Sepia star cluster. With over 300 stars, all within one lightyear of another, The Eagle Nebula acts like a curtain, a barrier between us and the rest of the galactic community, it's the main reason we've been gone unnoticed for so long. Most systems in the cluster remain uninhabited. Wayfarers venturing out for the first time continue exploring the region to gain valuable expirience before going any further. Wayfarers also make routine trips to Anomaly 6, the stellar graveyard that sits 2 lightyears away from Safeharbor.