A tapestry of star systems, connected by wormholes
The Core WorldsThe Core Worlds are the Telasian System, the Gornan System, and the Caer'Thunian System. These are the systems from which most starfarers originate, and the bulk of starfaring powers are located within them. The Avalonian Imperial Navy is the undisputed master of the Core Worlds, controlling trade, tariffs, and general access. Often, the Wyndsmere System is included in maps of the Core Worlds because it is Avalonian-controlled, but the Avalonians consider it a peripheral world, only nominally connected.
The Dragon's TailThe Dragon's Tail is a sector of space connected to the Draconian System. The Alarahan Empire is the master of this sector. They represent useful corridors, however, so other powers are required to deal with them. They remain staunchly neutral in the conflict between the Avalonians and the Fomorians. Constituent systems include three systems dominated by draconic sentient life, and notably, the Orish System controlled by the Fomorian Empire, and the Chrysalis System, controlled by the Avalonian Empire. These two systems do not interact with one another... and they may not even be aware of each other.
The Solstice SectorThe Solstice Sector is the name given to worlds that were once controlled by The Solstice Pact. These days, it is a scattered collection of unaligned worlds, ideal territory for pirates and other less-than-above-board groups. The people of the Simian System may be emerging as a nascent starfaring power.
The Avalon CorridorThis sector of space was once the pathway to and from the Avalonian System. However, a sun exploding into a supernova at a major nexus point effectively closed the way back to the elven homeworld. This sector is still largely under the control of the Avalonians, but it is not easy to access from the Core Worlds, and their grip is slipping.
Fauna & Flora
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What is Known About Real Space in Known SpaceAstronomers have their work cut out for them, trying to figure out how the star systems they're familiar with relate to each other in real space. There are a few snippets of information that are known, however:
- The Elves know that the star of Avalon, Rua'aza, is visible in the night sky of Caer'Thun.
- The Gnomes know that the star of the Wyndsmere System, Spark, is visible in the night sky of Peridot as a very dim glow.
- The Orcs know that Balor's Eye, the star of Elatha, is visible in the ambient space of the Isan System.
Airts are the currents of the energies of raw creation, having a special relationship with time, space, gravity & magic.
Wormholes & Portals
The powerful Airts that form wormholes and portals make interstellar travel possible.