The Convergency – or what is left of it – is a dangerous place. As Arterrans, we all know this: we’ve heard it since we were children, warned by our parents and teachers of the dangers that lurk in the more barbaric sectors of the known galaxy. Murder rates on Pontchartrain are the highest in the Outer Rim – so high that most of its major cities have negative population growth. Xaztechua is ruled both by a ruthless dictatorship and by massive drug cartels. Even Gottia, one of the generally developed Caspian worlds, is flagged by Colonial authorities as a risky destination for interplanetary tourists. It’s a fearful world out there – it can’t be denied.