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The [[Distant Fringe]] is a region of [[space]] about 600 [[parsec]]s spinward-rimward of [[Terra]], officially settled in 2255AD by [[human]]s fleeing the [[destruction of Terra]] at the hands of the [[Vilani Imperium]]. It is part of a vast region of largely unexplored space called the [[Empty Stars]].
 
The [[Distant Fringe]] is a region of [[space]] about 600 [[parsec]]s spinward-rimward of [[Terra]], officially settled in 2255AD by [[human]]s fleeing the [[destruction of Terra]] at the hands of the [[Vilani Imperium]]. It is part of a vast region of largely unexplored space called the [[Empty Stars]].
 
* It is an alternate setting for Traveller, or an [[ATU]].
 
* It is an alternate setting for Traveller, or an [[ATU]].
 
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=== Setting Premise ===
 
=== Setting Premise ===
 
What if the [[Vilani]] had won the [[Interstellar Wars]] and there was no [[Rule of Man]]? And the losing Terrans had fled rimward in a great caravan of [[starship]]s, a [[Last Armada]].  
 
What if the [[Vilani]] had won the [[Interstellar Wars]] and there was no [[Rule of Man]]? And the losing Terrans had fled rimward in a great caravan of [[starship]]s, a [[Last Armada]].  
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* The larger Distant Fringe region includes 12 sectors, and contains in excess of 1360 [[star system]]s.
 
* The larger Distant Fringe region includes 12 sectors, and contains in excess of 1360 [[star system]]s.
 
** The [[Distant Fringe proper]] is the [[Demon Cluster]], a large grouping of stars within the rimward part of the [[Empty Stars]]. It covers the whole of both [[Halcyon Sector]] and [[Far Home Sector]], and parts of [[Divide Sector]], [[Gulf Sector]], [[Shadow Rift Sector]], [[Course Sector]], and [[Bourne Sector]].
 
** The [[Distant Fringe proper]] is the [[Demon Cluster]], a large grouping of stars within the rimward part of the [[Empty Stars]]. It covers the whole of both [[Halcyon Sector]] and [[Far Home Sector]], and parts of [[Divide Sector]], [[Gulf Sector]], [[Shadow Rift Sector]], [[Course Sector]], and [[Bourne Sector]].
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[[File:Distant Fringe Sectors.jpg]] <br>The Distant Fringe region and the [[Sector]]s that comprise it.
  
 
The [[Demon's Eye (world)|Demon's Eye]], an intensely luminous blue supergiant [[star]], lies at the center of [[Far Home Sector]] and can be clearly seen from every [[world]] across both the Distant Fringe and the [[Empty Stars]]. Why the Terrans, seeking to hide from their supposed [[Vilani Imperium|Vilani]] pursuers, should choose to settle a region with such a bright beacon at its center is something of a mystery. Some hold that it proves that the [[Last Armada]] was at the very limit of its endurance and was forced to halt, while others contend that the location was deliberately chosen in order to give stragglers somewhere to aim towards.
 
The [[Demon's Eye (world)|Demon's Eye]], an intensely luminous blue supergiant [[star]], lies at the center of [[Far Home Sector]] and can be clearly seen from every [[world]] across both the Distant Fringe and the [[Empty Stars]]. Why the Terrans, seeking to hide from their supposed [[Vilani Imperium|Vilani]] pursuers, should choose to settle a region with such a bright beacon at its center is something of a mystery. Some hold that it proves that the [[Last Armada]] was at the very limit of its endurance and was forced to halt, while others contend that the location was deliberately chosen in order to give stragglers somewhere to aim towards.
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Latest revision as of 03:45, 24 June 2019

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The Distant Fringe is a region of space about 600 parsecs spinward-rimward of Terra, officially settled in 2255AD by humans fleeing the destruction of Terra at the hands of the Vilani Imperium. It is part of a vast region of largely unexplored space called the Empty Stars.

  • It is an alternate setting for Traveller, or an ATU.

Setting Premise[edit]

What if the Vilani had won the Interstellar Wars and there was no Rule of Man? And the losing Terrans had fled rimward in a great caravan of starships, a Last Armada.

  • That is the premise that veteran Traveller writer Alegoric tackled when he created his Distant Fringe setting.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The rimward border of the Distant Fringe forms the edge of the Great Void, a huge interstellar rift, and is surrounded on its spinward, coreward and trailing sides by areas of low stellar density called the Moat Rifts. Beyond the Moat Rifts are the Empty Stars, a truly vast wilderness.

Image Repository[edit]

Distant Fringe Sectors.jpg
The Distant Fringe region and the Sectors that comprise it.

The Demon's Eye, an intensely luminous blue supergiant star, lies at the center of Far Home Sector and can be clearly seen from every world across both the Distant Fringe and the Empty Stars. Why the Terrans, seeking to hide from their supposed Vilani pursuers, should choose to settle a region with such a bright beacon at its center is something of a mystery. Some hold that it proves that the Last Armada was at the very limit of its endurance and was forced to halt, while others contend that the location was deliberately chosen in order to give stragglers somewhere to aim towards.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The term "Fringian" is often applied to terms, equipment and events specific to the Distant Fringe.

Demographics[edit]

The total population of the Distant Fringe is around 127.1 billion sophonts: there are approximately 91.2 billion humans descended from Terran refugees who fled the Destruction of Terra at the hands of the Vilani Imperium, and approximately 35.9 billion members of native sophont species.

Native Sophonts[edit]

7 Sophonts in the Far Home Sector
7 Sophonts in the Halcyon Sector

Trade and Commerce[edit]

Interstellar trade and commerce is the life-blood of the Distant Fringe and many large companies and businesses exist within the region. Full details and a comprehensive commercial directory can be found under Business Sectors.

Technology Overview[edit]

The Distant Fringe has a general maximum technological level of TL-12. Many polities have achieved TL:10-12, but a a significant number have lower TL's.

  • It is more advanced in some areas (specifically computers and robotics) but is more backward in others (such as Space Tech).
  • Jump Technology: Jump drive technology within the Distant Fringe is limited to Jump-2, utilising the DeVoss Drive.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This broad Astrographic region contains the following sectors (the "Distant Fringe proper"):
Distant Fringe:

  1. Abyss Sector
  2. Bourne Sector
  3. Chasm Sector
  4. Course Sector
  5. Deep Sector
  6. Divide Sector
  7. Extent Sector
  8. Fallow Sector
  9. Far Home Sector
  10. Gulf Sector
  11. Halcyon Sector
  12. Shadow Rift Sector

World Listing[edit]

The following systems and worlds are associated with this area:

500 Worlds in Distant Fringe
Aasa'tha  •  Abbot (Bo 1337)  •  Abidal  •  Abudu  •  Abura  •  Adik  •  Aether  •  Afkhar  •  Ai'akh  •  Aia Ka  •  Aik'sha  •  Alasar  •  Alasim  •  Alepus  •  Ammert  •  Anarides  •  Ando Mal  •  Annistu  •  Ansora  •  Arasti  •  Aredian  •  Arisada  •  Arodir  •  As'ah  •  Asharias  •  Athune  •  Ourit  •  Axasorsa  •  Az Alam  •  Barabek  •  Baradis  •  Barruc  •  Bathur  •  Beasen  •  Belethan  •  Belmin  •  Bethurm  •  Betrix  •  Bezik  •  Bharus  •  Blasi  •  Blass  •  Bolid  •  Bolus  •  Bounteous (Ha 2826)  •  Brinishu  •  Brusior  •  Brycon  •  Bular  •  Burran  •  Buruque  •  Busako  •  Calistal  •  Calsan  •  Caramin  •  Carasan  •  Cebua  •  Celian  •  Ch'aaktha  •  Ch'kaahi  •  Cha'aika  •  Cha'aika Thaak  •  Chaa'shih  •  Chaiik  •  Chapu  •  Chaskim  •  Chell  •  Chiatha  •  Chiik  •  Chim  •  Chim (Ha 0840)  •  Cho Velik  •  Chorvor  •  Cleistra  •  Cleth  •  Cojole  •  Crater  •  Cren  •  Cudin  •  Curetas  •  Cydia  •  Dal Hallen  •  Debeeda  •  Deevan  •  Demar  •  Demon's Eye  •  Dena  •  Denadir  •  Denirad  •  Desh  •  Deso Pol  •  Dev Maros  •  Dhar Luka  •  Dhon  •  Ducad  •  Durant  •  Durt  •  Durugal  •  Durukin  •  Duseb  •  Dust  •  Dydan  •  Eeren  •  Eigh  •  Elemid  •  Eliat  •  Emak  •  En sadar  •  Enfarsan  •  Entremis  •  Erenim  •  Erisun  •  Esil  •  Eslar  •  Esqua  •  Esreth  •  Esser  •  Estos  •  Esulim  •  Exad  •  Falin  •  Farhaven  •  Farin  •  Farsask  •  Farsoon  •  Fath  •  Fedan  •  Felluc  •  Felu Mar  •  Feluchar  •  Fense  •  Ferone  •  Fethun  •  Fieral  •  Foralin  •  Fox  •  Fralon  •  Frant  •  Frell  •  Frenim  •  Fyce  •  Fylora  •  Gabino  •  Galamid  •  Galavix  •  Galiar  •  Gana Zell  •  Garill  •  Garin  •  Garth  •  Gateway  •  Gemet  •  Genesti  •  Gevel  •  Go San  •  Gomer (Ha 2914)  •  Gorine  •  Goromida  •  Goyaren  •  Grange  •  Gudiam  •  Gunin  •  Guvusa  •  Ha'asah  •  Ha'shaka  •  Haden  •  Hak'tha  •  Haladan  •  Harkim  •  Harmal  •  Hasadran  •  Hellash  •  Herat  •  Hermitage  •  Herome  •  Hevola  •  Higo  •  Hirida  •  Hiwen  •  Ho Sovak  •  Hobol  •  Homith  •  Hostine  •  Hujura  •  Hyde  •  Hylan  •  Hypelio  •  II'tha  •  Ia'ihaa  •  Iakah  •  Ice Veil  •  Igsos  •  Iguna  •  Ijufa  •  Ik'sath  •  Ikhasha  •  Inas  •  Incal  •  Indo  •  Indur  •  Inselm  •  Inso Pel  •  Iplar  •  Irat  •  Iridina  •  Irikusk  •  Irissa  •  Irmin  •  Ise Iniva  •  Ish'ka  •  Ishker  •  Ishler  •  Iskoto  •  Isshikha  •  J'Lai Edur  •  Jacent  •  Janna  •  Jaradin  •  Jaroo  •  Jasta Rann  •  Jastamin  •  Jebbusa  •  Jejant  •  Jerik  •  Jesel  •  Jhum  •  Jirdik  •  Jirune  •  Jivad  •  Jubb  •  Junat  •  Jurtin  •  Jysat  •  K'shek  •  Ka Min  •  Ka'ha'si  •  Ka'sch  •  Kaa  •  Kaa Hakh  •  Kaashik  •  Kaatha  •  Kach'k  •  Karadin  •  Kassati  •  Kathis  •  Kavanagh  •  Kedol  •  Kell  •  Kenset  •  Keralim  •  Kerr  •  Kervath  •  Kiness  •  Kith Aak  •  Kithak  •  Knuru  •  Knyth  •  Krayal  •  Kull  •  Kustil  •  Kylen  •  Lajo  •  Lamawe  •  Lansote  •  Lariz  •  Leedos  •  Leemo  •  Lemote  •  Lerant  •  Leset  •  Leware  •  Lias  •  Ligos  •  Lim Thosa  •  Linden  •  Liradi  •  Lon Mardos  •  Lon Marin  •  Loran  •  Lorn  •  Lud  •  Lugush  •  Lycose  •  Lyssana  •  Magada  •  Majen  •  Mal Buran  •  Malenor  •  Malk  •  MaplanMaplan  •  Mar Isher  •  Margot  •  Maujen  •  Mavi  •  Mazeer  •  Medis Jal  •  Meesi  •  Meleset  •  Melesh  •  Memmiso  •  Mengo  •  Merant  •  Merit  •  Meroan  •  Mesiter  •  Mestra  •  Metanu  •  Modoki  •  Modonal  •  Moloche  •  Momal  •  Monados  •  Monastery  •  Template:World.dpl.default  •  Morrow  •  Mousak  •  Murada  •  Mustrak  •  Musuk  •  Musuna  •  Myrhan  •  Nabile  •  Nahanah  •  Naquar  •  Narit  •  Nassin  •  Natar  •  Navant  •  Navo  •  Neave  •  Neeso  •  Neme  •  Nemis  •  Nessor  •  Nestol  •  Nevik  •  Nevix  •  Nexus  •  Nish  •  Nisor  •  Nist  •  Nostus  •  Nucardi  •  Nug  •  Nusuth  •  Nusvar  •  Nyl Erosa  •  Nyso  •  Observatory (Dv 2638)  •  Occida  •  Ocilian  •  Oirios  •  Ojalu  •  Omadur  •  Omiote  •  Onnesh  •  Oom  •  Oora  •  Orash  •  Ordares  •  Oregus  •  Orin  •  Orishada  •  Oromet  •  Orowan  •  Orret  •  Orsal  •  Osem  •  Ourit  •  Oyogo  •  Pador  •  Palamas  •  Palosil  •  Paradise  •  Paranio  •  Paratha  •  Parfitt  •  Paria  •  Pasinor  •  Pastin  •  Pegent  •  Pel Avena  •  Pel Salvet  •  Penedur  •  Peset  •  Pessent  •  Pharin  •  Plagan  •  Platen  •  Poil  •  Politro  •  Polosa  •  Purdesh  •  Pyrrn  •  Qatan  •  Qua Shan  •  Quarin  •  Quat  •  Querte  •  Quistil  •  Quivu  •  Quook  •  Raffat  •  Rago  •  Randin  •  Ransall  •  Ras Tennol  •  Rasand  •  Raselk  •  Ravar  •  Redeum  •  Redous  •  Remo  •  RenatRenat  •  Resu  •  Resulos  •  Ret Eslan  •  Ret Micos  •  Revegant  •  Rhalak  •  Risa  •  Rissa  •  Ritos  •  Ro Molot  •  Rodan  •  Romulak  •  Rosamin  •  Rynn  •  Rysos  •  S'ahass  •  Saa Kaa  •  Sal Marda  •  Sal Vorin  •  Salatho  •  Saldazar  •  Sandazar  •  Sarada  •  Saraha  •  Sarudis  •  Sarunt  •  Scirta  •  Scybria  •  Sedd  •  Sedulan  •  Seich  •  Selasia  •  Selena  •  Sena  •  Sepelin  •  Sestin  •  Sha'a  •  Shabura  •  Shem  •  Shenn  •  Shink  •  Shosia  •  Shuvurisi  •  Sii'kh Shi  •  Sii'kha  •  Slud  •  Sokarn  •  Solitude  •  Solua  •  Sopol  •  Sshkih  •  Ssihaa  •  Stanter  •  Su Huru  •  Suart  •  Subalec  •  Sudi Verisia  •  Syloko  •  Sysax  •  T'kaath  •  Tabric  •  Tal Varisa  •  Talamis  •  Taranil  •  Taraque  •  Tarkan  •  Tasak  •  Tejaan  •  Telermin  •  Temakurm  •  Temarn  •  Tempor  •  Tepok  •  Tha'ki  •  Thaakh  •  Thele  •  Thi'aa  •  Thi'ais  •  Thizet  •  Thran  •  Thras  •  Thrix  •  Thurn  •  Thysh  •  Tiganth  •  Trindal  •  

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.