Moat Rifts

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The Moat Rifts are regions of low stellar density.

Description / Specifications[edit]

The Moat Rifts are a Shadow Rift that surrounds the Demon Cluster – the Distant Fringe – on its immediate spinward, coreward and trailing sides. They divide the Cluster from the greater Empty Stars region. At their rimward extremes the Rifts merge with the Great Void, and at their coreward edge they connect to the Border Rifts, empty regions lying between Halcyon Sector and Far Home Sector.

Physical Astrography[edit]

The following astrographic features can be found within the Moat Rifts:

Clusters & Traces[edit]

Other Astrographic Features[edit]

Jump Bridges[edit]

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

The Moat Rifts are the closest of the Shadow Rifts that distinguish the astrography of the Empty Stars region. They are perceived as a natural protective barrier against any advance into the region by the Vilani. The Abbot Spur, in Bourne Sector, is considered to be the only viable route across the Moat Rifts and into the Distant Fringe.

The Moat Rifts were crossed by the Last Armada sometime prior to 2255AD, almost certainly through the use of a Calibration Point and tanker vessels.

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This astrographic feature is primarily found in the following areas:


World Listing[edit]

The following systems and worlds are associated with this astrographic feature:

No world articles for Moat Rifts

References & Contributors / Sources[edit]

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