Fringian Scavenger Season
- It is a historical period within Fringian history.
It is remembered as a wild and lawless time filled with empty horizons and populated with larger-than-life characters. During this period pioneers pushed out into the wildernesses of the Fringe. Most simply sought new lands and the freedom to live how they chose, but some exploited primitive societies or looted sites that had become barren during the Dark Age. In their worst excesses, these Scavengers stripped bare whole worlds in their search for valuable materials and components, often with scant respect for the Sophont remains that they found as they did so.
- Pre-Humaniti Era
- Founding Era
- Dark Age
- Expansion Era
- Early Modern Era
- Post-War Era
- Present Day
Scavenger Season is considered to have ended around 4900AD. By this time the former Second and Third Confederation worlds had been picked clean and opportunities for reclamation and salvage were few and far between. As small settlements and outposts began to mature into independent, economically viable worlds, interstellar trade increased dramatically.
The merchant vessels working between them, relatively isolated and laden with wealth and produce, proved to be tempting targets to the Scavenger communities and they began commerce-raiding. The so-called Golden Age had begun. Soon afterwards specialist Security organisations began to emerge, offering protection – at a price – to ships, communities and whole worlds.