The Moat Rifts are regions of low stellar density.
- They are a part of both the Empty Stars and the Distant Fringe.
- They are astrographic features and rifts.
Description / Specifications
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.
- The Moat Rifts are considered to lie within Bourne Sector, Course Sector, Divide Sector, Extent Sector, Fallow Sector, Far Home Sector, Halcyon Sector, and Shadow Rift Sector.
The following astrographic features can be found within the Moat Rifts:
Clusters & Traces
- Aasa'tha Cluster
- Bright Peninsula
- Glitterdrift Reach
- Delphic Tract
- False Bridge Trace
- Ragol Drift
Other Astrographic Features
History & Background / Dossier
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 Nabile Deep Space Fuel Cache, lying at the coreward-trailing end of the Abbot Spur, facilitates crossing the trailing edge of the Rift.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
This astrographic feature is primarily found in the following areas: