Crucible Galaxy

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The Crucible Galaxy is a large, barred-spiral galaxy with many smaller satellite galaxies. The Crucible Galaxy has a rich history dating back billions of years inhabited by multiple interstellar civilizations.


Ten regions were classified by the Second Galactic Senate, with different classification systems being used by other governments such as the First Galactic Senate or the Buyuk Empire. The 10-region system classified the galaxy based on Jumpgate routes active within the era following the Battle of Domum Regimen, which had often shaped the culture and history of different civilizations throughout said regions via their interactions with other alien species.

Galactic Core Zone

The Galactic Core Zone is a region with large amounts of stars, gravity wells and dangerous amounts of radiation. A supermassive singularity lies at the center. The innermost part of the core is said to be almost completely uninhabitable by carbon-based life. The GCZ was mostly associated by the Senate public with the ultra-jingoistic Buyuk Empire, which was constantly at war with almost every member of the Second Galactic Senate.

Besides the capital area of Regimen, much of it has remained unexplored. Nonetheless, many trade routes between empires will pass through the Galactic Core, not going through its direct center but either over or under it. Therefore, the planets which are closest to the Galactic Core tend to be economic hubs.

While the stars around the Galactic Core have very high metallicities, the radiation from the core makes it difficult for life to evolve. Most life on planets around the Galactic Core will have either evolved completely underground or with a metallic carapace that would shield them from the radiation.

Planets are relatively uncommon as shock waves from nearby stars blow apart the proto-planetary discs of others. Nonetheless, it is still possible.

Cinder Reaches

The Cinder Reaches followed the Outer Arm to its tip. This region did not directly border the Galactic Core, so the species here were not as affected by the Buyuk Wars

  • Striganti's Talon - A star group at the very tip of the far arm of the Crucible Galaxy. It is here the Alkan species were born.

Relicant Space

Relicant Space was so named for being the cradle, and grave, of once powerful civilizations by the time of the Second Senate. It was here that the Omni and the Taroran originated. In an attempt to control the flow of Ygsium and Omni artifacts (potentially including priceless treasures and exorbitantly destructive weapons), the Senate attempted to regulate passage to this region as much as possible without infringing on the rights of its native civilizations.

Inner Systems

This region consists of the space surrounding the root of the Near Arm of the Crucible Galaxy - Near, that is, to Domum Regimen.

Dhragolon Expanse

So named after the Dhragolon, religious figures originating from Vaikan culture, it's perhaps unsurprising that the Dhragolon Expanse was filled with Karalian Empire colonies, and Vaikan-related species such as the Carapellex and the Ashadran. Its border with the Inner Systems was drafted based on clusters and jumpgates colonized or claimed by the Karalian Empire and UESS forming "dots" on a map that invisible lines were drawn between.

Pilgrim's Esplanade

The Pilgrim's Esplanade began where the further reaches of the Dhragolon Expanse gave way. Many in the latter region viewed jumping out of the Dhragolon Expanse for this region was leaving "civilized space." Travelling through this region, jumpgates became fewer and farther between, with senate civilizations' expeditions finding more dead ends and more hostile aliens.

Starsea Promontory

Past the Pilgrim's Esplanade lay a vast region of mostly unexplored space. Few civilizations known to the Second Senate originated here.

Outer Frontier

The Outer Frontier is a region located directly east of the Galactic Core. While largely unmapped and unexplored by the Second Galactic Senate, in the Empire of Arckas Era, the region was actively inhabited by the Boneyard Necromancers who conducted many of their profane, necromantic rituals across many star systems. The site of a directed Anathema attack on behalf of a rival faction known as the Collective led to the creation of The Scar, a site where thousands of solar systems were completely destroyed, leaving almost completely empty space in the area for thousands of lightyears.

The Outer Frontier, while rich in Arckasian artifacts and deposits of perfect ygsium, is incredibly dangerous due to the presence of hostile remnants of the Boneyard Necromancers' subject civilizations.


Nearby galaxies


See: Timeline of Omni 01