Imperial Fringe

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Imperial Fringe is an area where the Third Imperium holds influence through client states or influential trade, but not formal possession and military control of astrographic territory.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

It is a generalized astrographic term for Imperial border or frontier subsectors and sectors.

As frontier areas, they often lack regular passenger liner service, established trade routes, postal unions, jump bridges, communications routes (X-Boat routes), X-mail access, large freighter activity, well established economic markets, and the other trappings of significant interstellar development.

Instead, they are served by are served by feeder lines, tramp freighters, packet boats, and free traders.

Many of the mainworlds in such zones are underdeveloped and possess low World Trade Numbers or other markers of economic development past the World-State stage. They are ripe for exploration, trade, xenoarchaeology, intercultural exchange, and... adventure.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Imperial zones have a complicated sequence by which subsectors go from non-aligned to client state to frontier (district) to conventional Imperial Subsector. It is an established Imperial convention is to assign numbers to districts (for example, District 268) which are under Imperial protection pending integration into the Imperium.

Noted Fringe Sectors[edit]

Some of the best known Imperial Fringe sectors include:

NOTE: Other sectors can be considered fringe that are noted here.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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