Near Boötes Cluster
History & Background (Dossier)
This unusually rich group was settled immediately upon discovery, early in the Rule of Man. It drew many colonists, even at a time when most Terran emigrants were setting out for Vilani space to make their fortunes. By the time the cluster was cut off from Terra by the Long Night, it was already densely settled. Interstellar trade resumed quite early.
The worlds of the cluster have historically had a close relationship. About -400, when faced with aggression from the Old Earth Union, the cluster worlds formed the Boötean League, a defensive agreement.
The worlds of the cluster continue to dominate the adjacent subsectors both economically and politically, and also influence policy at the Confederation level. Boötean mercantile interests heavily favor peaceful trade with the Imperium, and their influence with the Confederation government is considered to be the primary reason for the unofficial détente between the Confederation and the Imperium.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
This polity is primarily located in the following areas:
World Listing: 1116