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Branes of the Expanse
The neighbourhood beyond Thet.
For traditional reasons, the branes are generally organized according to their wartime categorizations.

Former Ksreskézaian domains


The Ksreskézaian Empire preferred to subjugate other species rather than wipe them out, eventually leaving behind a raft of successor states such as the Lilitai and Globkhro Federation.

Ksreskéza


Home of the Ksreskézai. Two stars, one with three planets (including Ksreskézo, home of the Ksreskézai) and one with one planet. Connected to Salë, Ghúkha, Blébhí, Phatagë, and Yórlamë. Destroyed following holocaust.

Salë


Asteroidal debris only; no native civilizations. Connected to Ksreskéza and Dúta.

Dúta


82 stars, 2 native civilizations, 104 total planets. Connected to Salë, Kwarkë, Góhónzó, Hromo, and Yórlamë.

Kwarkë


7 stars, 24 planets, 1 native civilization. Connected to Dúta and Góhonzó. Home to the Wanisin, and therefore the Wanisinese Lilitai, many Hatel, and the Labyridean people. Generally thought of a backwater by the Ksreskézai during the Grand War, Kwarkë had substantial subterranean Tletketti installations on several planets, especially Wanisin.

Góhónzó


12 stars, 45 planets, 1 native civilization. Connected to Kwarkë, Dúta, and Hromo.

Ghúkha


3 stars, 5 planets, one native civilization. Connected to Ksreskéza, Phatagë, and Yatrel.

Hromo


Current home of the Peseneyi. 4 stars, 9 planets. Connected to Dúta, Góhónzó, Wúntlo, and Hava.

Yórlamë


38 stars, 92 planets, no native civilization. Connected to Ksreskéza, Dúta, Blébhí, Globkhro, Pzúghamë, and Hava.

Blébhí


1 star, 1 planet, no permanent settlements. Connected to Ksreskéza, Yórlamë, Phatagë, and Globkhro.

Phatagë


2 stars, no permanent settlements. Connected to Ksreskéza, Ghúkha, Blébhí, and Globkhro.

Yatrel


10 stars, 1 planet, 1 native civilization, the Yaqin and Iatosp. Connected to Ghúkha and Globkhro.

Hava


0 stars. 1 planet (Illera) orbiting a large black hole, the Great Hava Vortex. Original home of the Peseneyi, who lived on another world orbiting another star. Illera is all that remains of that star system. The Hava brane is extremely dangerous to breach to, as it has a very unstable exterior held together in part by the vortex's magnetosphere. Connected to Hromo, Yórlamë, Wúntlo, Gavhë, and Pzúghamë through conventional breach jumps and Makta's Shell through partial jump.

Makta's Shell


0 stars, 1 planet (Makta), 1 civilization (the Epyesteyi). The Makta brane is believed to be a semi-detached region of the Hava brane that has been prevented from breaking off entirely by the pull of the Vortex. It is connected only to Hava, and jump engines must be engaged sporadically to traverse the gulf between them. It was previously thought that Makta was located in actually a very remote brane, as there is circumstantial evidence it was once visited from very distant alien civilizations, including the early Telai.

Gavhë


0 stars, 0 planets, no native civilizations. Connected to Wúntlo, Altíkíké, Góstenë, Ravhë, Pzúghamë, and Hava.

Pzúghamë


70 stars, 495 planets, and 20 native civilizations. Connected to Hava, Gavhë, Ravhë, Ziñgratë, and Globkhro.

Globkhro


316 stars, 4294 planets, and 39 native civilizations. Home of the Globkhro Federation. Connected to Yatrel, Phatagë, Blébhí, Yórlamë, Pzúghamë, Ziñgratë, Têñú, Kinñú, and Vab Kol.

Góstene


2 stars, 5 planets, no native civilizations. Connected to Altíkíké, Gavhë, Ravhë, and Bloda.

Ravhë


No native civilizations. Connected to Góstenë, Gavhë, Pzúghamë, Ziñgratë, Ghont, and Yúrikë.

Ziñgratë


8 stars, 29 planets, 1 native civilization. Connected to Pzúghamë, Globkhro, Têñú, Hobala, Ghont, and Ravhë.

Têñú


5 stars, 37 planets, 3 civilizations. Connected to Ziñgratë, Globkhro, Kinñú, and Hobala.

Vab Kol


174 stars, 1571 planets, 18 civilizations. Connected to Globkhro, Kinñú, Murst, and Deäts.

Bloda


11 stars, 65 planets, 1 native civilization. Connected to Góstenë, Yúrikë, and Artshin.

Yúrikë


5 stars, 77 planets, 2 native civilizations. Connected to Bloda, Ravhë, Ghont, and Artshin.

Deäts


60 stars, 947 planets, 3 native civilizations. Connected to Kinñú, Vab Kol, Murst, Rehal, and Hobala.

Murst


80 stars, 27 planets, no native civilizations. Connected to Vab Kol, Rehal, and Deäts.

Former Hogedepi domains


Unlike the Ksreskézai, the Hogedep genocided all of the civilizations in their territories, creating an extreme monoculture.

Hogemothôk


Home of the Hogedep. 19 stars, 106 planets. Connected to Temvit, Megwol, Rogot, Ghont, Góbvo (outgoing only), and Hobala.

Rehal


247 stars, 3561 planets. Connected to Murst, Deäts, and Hobala.

Artshin


6 stars, 33 planets. connected to Bloda, Yúrikë, Ghont, and Rogot.

Rogot


17 stars, 84 planets. Connected to Artshin, Ghont, Hogemothôk, and Megwol.

Góbvo


38 stars, 106 planets. Connected to Batelta, Hogemothôk (incoming only), Megwol, and various other branes. Considered to be at the edge of the Expanse.

Megwol


15 stars, 68 planets. Connected to Hogemothôk, Rogot, Góbvo, Temvit, and Irshk.

Temvit


9 stars, 142 planets. Connected to Hogemothôk, Megwol, and Irshk.

Irshk


70 stars, 177 planets. Connected to Temvit, Megwol, and various other branes. Considered to be at the edge of the Expanse.

Former Tletkettoyic domains


It is believed that the Tletkettoyi evicted the residents of their domains but did not kill them.

Shíshí


10 stars, 64 planets, 4 other active civilizations. Connected to Halt and four other branes. Considered to be at the edge of the Expanse.

Halt


1 star, 3 planets. Connected to Shíshí and Tletkars/Thet.

Tletkars/Thet


1 star, 2 planets (later one white dwarf and countless asteroids.) Home of the Tletkettoyi, the Physarai, and residence of dozens of later civilizations. Connected to Halt, Wúntlo, and Altíkíké. Tletkars is the ancient Tletkettoyic name; Thet or Thessia is preferred for later use.

Wúntlo


3 stars, 9 planets. Connected to Hromo, Tletkars/Thet, Gavhë, and Hava.

Altíkíké


10 stars, 24 planets, 1 native civilization. Connected to Tletkars/Thet, Gavhë, and Góstenë.

Disputed and unaligned branes


Hobala


71 planets and 15 stars under Ksreskézaian control, with 2 native civilizations. 3 stars and 8 planets under automated Khúsak control, including 2 native civilizations. 9 stars and 37 planets under Hogedepi control. Original home of the Khúsak. Connected to Rehal, Deäts, Têñú, Ziñgratë, Ghont, and Hogemothôk.

Ghont


6 stars, 29 planets, and 2 civilizations under Ksreskézaian control. 30 stars and 97 planets under Hogedepi control. Connected to Ravhë, Ziñgratë, Hobala, Hogemothôk, Rogot, Artshin, and Yúrikë.

Batelta


Called "Bale" by the Ksreskézai, "Batelta" by the Tletkettoyi, and "Hortok" by the Hogedepi, contains 570 stars, 1740 planets, and 3 native civilizations. Connected to Shíshí, Góbvo, and several other branes. Considered the edge of the Expanse.