Shadow Rifts

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Shadow Rifts are any area of space within the Empty Stars with a generally low stellar density, though they are not as sparse as a true rift.

Description / Specifications[edit]

By their very nature, the Shadow Rifts have made outside incursions difficult, which has made the Distant Fringe a secure population center.

Shadow rifts present an impassable barrier to conventional J1 and J2 vessels, although long-range vessels, X-range ships, or vessels with appropriate support (such as tankers) may be able to cross them.

History & Background / Dossier[edit]

Shadow Rifts occur throughout the Empty Stars, becoming more frequent the closer one is to the Great Void. Perhaps the best known examples within the Distant Fringe are the Moat Rifts, which are seen as a natural defensive border against any approach by the Vilani.

Major Rifts[edit]

Named Shadow Rifts[edit]

The main named rifts include:

Other Rifts[edit]

Some smaller voids exist within individual sectors. Only a few of these have been named:

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