Veiled Space Mar 25, 2019 3:15:24 GMT -5
Post by Hastur on Mar 25, 2019 3:15:24 GMT -5
Veiled Space and the Pulse
On December 9th, 2417, a phenomena occurred in the previously thought to be uninhabited Lambda sector of the Milky Way. Known as the Pulse by the majority of the galaxy’s scientific community, the Pulse was a massive, singular release of energy identical to the wavelengths psionic individuals use to harness their innate powers, albeit on a scale never before seen. The wave of energy expanded out from the center of the Lambda sector and eventually washed over the entirety of the galaxy. Whether the wave itself is still traveling through the dark-space outside the Milky Way is not yet known, but the anomaly was over within 2 standard hours. A vast majority of sapient life, including individuals that could not naturally be attuned to such energy, like machines, reported a temporary, looming sensation of imminent doom, like some great and unstoppable presence had arrived, intent of bringing ruin. Though widespread, the fear subsided, and was eventually deemed to be irrational, for no immediate danger has shown itself as of yet.
The Lambda sector, however, went entirely dark following the Pulse. Radio transmissions and scans seem to be completely unable to pass through the sector, long-range telescopes and imaging fail to produce any photographs of its interior, and any ships that enter the sector never return. Travelers have come to colloquially name the Lambda system Veiled Space, due to the unseen veil that enshrouds the now lost 13 systems of the region. Other, less commonly used names for the sector include Dead Space, Dark Space, and the Wall, owing to the large barrier it created in interstellar traveling and shipping.
Numerous nations have established a quarantine around some perimeters of Veiled Space, notably the Miniknog and the United Systems. Designed to keep their populace from making the foolhardy journey into the quarantine zone, rather than keep things in, there are still numerous gaps and hyperlanes leading into the lost sector, especially on the unoccupied portion near the galactic frontier. Rumors have begun to abound of the existence of treasure and strange artifacts in the region, prompting adventurers to test their luck and enter the void. So far, none have returned, but the allure of the unknown continues to draw the occasional explorer and fortune seeker into its mysterious borders. As of now, only a small handful of individuals know the true source and intent of the Pulse, and the truth would never be accepted as reality.