Systems

Before the Catastrophe, humanity spread across many star systems. Much effort is devoted to reconnecting them.

The galaxy is a vast place filled with mind-bogglingly large swathes of vacuum, gasses, and the occasional solar systems with their respective planets and plethora of astronomical bodies. Interspersed within this space like motes of light drifting on a celestial breeze are humanity’s various homes, our last bastions among the stars. Once, the space stations that orbit various planets represented the very best of our collective ingenuity and intrepid spirit of exploration. Now, each station represents a unique and monumental struggle for survival and the subsequent compartmentalised society that evolved from it.

Recent cycles have seen consistently increasing successful efforts in re-establishing travel and communication with every station that managed to survive the dark years following the Catastrophe. Old shipping lanes (once more vessels began to be successfully salvaged) reopened and traffic through the Jump Gates grows by the cycle, even to the outlying regions.

See a map of all the conduits connecting stars. There is also a 3D Starmap showing the conduits.

Name Number of Stations Light Years from Sol Route from Sol
Sol 6 0 n/a
Alpha Centauri A 8 4.4 Sol —> Alpha Centauri
Ross 128 8 10.89 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> Ross 128
DENIS 1048-39 13 13.16 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> Ross 128 —> DENIS 1048-39
Wolf 424 A 9 14.05 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> Ross 128 —> Wolf 424
LP 731-58 13 14.76 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> Ross 128 —> Wolf 424 —> LP 731-58
G9-38 A 7 17.05 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> Ross 128 —> Wolf 424 —> LP 731-58 —> G9-38
Lalande 25372 10 17.71 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> Ross 128 —> Wolf 424 —> Lalande 25372
L 143-23 10 14.6 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> L 143-23
L 145-141 10 15.07 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> L 143-23 —> L 145-141
CD-40 9712 10 19.35 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> L 143-23 —> L 145-141 —> CD-40 9712
Groombridge 1618 9 15.89 Sol —> Alpha Centauri —> Groombridge 1618
Barnard’s Star 5 5.94 Sol —> Barnard's Star
Struve 2398 A 3 11.6 Sol —> Barnard's Star —> Struve 2398
BD+68 946 8 14.77 Sol —> Barnard's Star —> Struve 2398 —> BD+68 946
Sigma Draconis 10 18.81 Sol —> Barnard's Star —> Struve 2398 —> Sigma Draconis
70 Ophiuchi A 8 16.59 Sol —> Barnard's Star —> 70 Ophiuchi
Altair 9 16.77 Sol —> Barnard's Star —> 70 Ophiuchi —> Altair
Sirius A 3 8.6 Sol —> Sirius
Wolf 359 6 7.8 Sol —> Sirius —> Wolf 359
Lalande 21185 8 8.31 Sol —> Sirius —> Wolf 359 —> Lalande 21185
BD+20 2465 10 16 Sol —> Sirius —> Wolf 359 —> BD+20 2465
Luyten's Star 5 12.39 Sol —> Sirius —> Luyten's Star
G51-15 8 11.83 Sol —> Sirius —> Luyten's Star —> G51-15
Kapteyn's Star 2 12.78 Sol —> Sirius —> Kapteyn's Star
L 372-58 1 12.06 Sol —> Sirius —> Kapteyn's Star —> L 372-58
DENIS 0255-47 3 15.99 Sol —> Sirius —> Kapteyn's Star —> L 372-58 —> DENIS 0255-47
LP 944-20 4 16.2 Sol —> Sirius —> Kapteyn's Star —> L 372-58 —> LP 944-20
L 726-8 A 3 8.73 Sol —> L 726-8
Epsilon Eridani 5 10.51 Sol —> L 726-8 —> Epsilon Eridani
SO 0253+1652 3 12.58 Sol —> L 726-8 —> Epsilon Eridani —> SO 0253+1652
L 1159-16 8 14.57 Sol —> L 726-8 —> Epsilon Eridani —> SO 0253+1652 —> L 1159-16
L 668-21 A 8 18.83 Sol —> L 726-8 —> Epsilon Eridani —> SO 0253+1652 —> L 668-21
Lacaille 9352 5 10.73 Sol —> L 726-8 —> Lacaille 9352
CD-37 15492 4 14.22 Sol —> L 726-8 —> Lacaille 9352 —> CD-37 15492
Tau Ceti 2 11.9 Sol —> L 726-8 —> Tau Ceti
G158-27 6 15.33 Sol —> L 726-8 —> Tau Ceti —> G158-27
van Maanen's Star 4 14.37 Sol —> L 726-8 —> Tau Ceti —> G158-27 —> van Maanen's Star
YZ Ceti 4 12.12 Sol —> L 726-8 —> YZ Ceti
Ross 154 4 9.69 Sol —> Ross 154
Lacaille 8760 4 12.87 Sol —> Ross 154 —> Lacaille 8760
Wolf 1061 5 13.91 Sol —> Ross 154 —> Wolf 1061
Ross 248 2 10.33 Sol —> Ross 248
L 789-6 A 4 11.08 Sol —> L 789-6
Ross 780 6 15.34 Sol —> L 789-6 —> Ross 780
L 722-22 A 8 17.3 Sol —> L 789-6 —> Ross 780 —> L 722-22
Procyon A 7 11.41 Sol —> Procyon

Jump Gates

Also known as "wormhole gates," or mysteriously called "Einstein–Rosen bridges," jump gates were the pinnacle of human technology. Massive stations in each star system have huge, elaborate machines that somehow connect to, or possibly create, wormholes to other star systems. These passage ways cut directly through the fabric of space-time to allow starships to travel quickly around the galaxy.

Unfortunately, many of them were damaged in The Catastrophe. Only those with masterful engineering skills can even attempt to rebuild or repair them. Re-opening a jump gate is a major achievement and allows humanity access to new star systems.

All known jump gates are controlled by The Consortium, though the Gaule Protectorate often has a strong presence at jump gate stations.

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