Some time ago, the expansion of the universe ceased and the great contraction began. Many species expected the universe to meet a cold and lifeless end, but the relentless compression suggests the cosmos will expire in a final blazing roar before collapsing into extinction. Although the contraction is slow and the inevitable fate of the universe is still trillions of years away, this looming annihilation is a concern for many. Even with the staggering immensity of space, the contraction coupled with the ever increasing number of space-faring races has made the surrounding territories a crowded place.
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Throughout these sectors, factions compete, cooperate and evolve. The universe is plentiful in many substances but others are harder to come by, leading many civilisations into resource wars, each vying for the valued materials of a crowded interstellar arena. Within this chaotic panorama, there are sectors where lone travellers are at risk of piracy, slavery and obliteration, while other areas provide examples of astounding technology, abundant resources and cultures of peaceful exchange. Between these extremes lies a complex and ever shifting landscape.
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LOCAL CLUSTER - GALAXY
These territories hold many stories, with many secrets yet to be revealed. As we embark, we will delve deeper into this domain of powerful forces and dynamic factions, and the noteworthy individuals that inhabit these curious regions.