Farside Station

Hoshiko Cluster
Hoshiko Cluster

Of the colonists that left Earth to travel to the Hoshiko Cluster, there are only a handful of ethnicity that have survived to the current day. Although there is a small percentage of multi-ethnic couplings, especially common in the frontier outposts, most have reverted back to an old-world belief that intermingling is an undesirable behavior. Further, the ongoing conflicts between the five nations has widened ethnic divisions, aligning them closely along nationalistic boundaries.

NGC-8481, commonly referred to as the Hoshiko Cluster (after discoverer Komori Hoshiko, c. 2082), is an embedded micro star cluster comprised of five gravitationally bound stars located within the Halcón Nebula, 32 light-years (2,023,711 AU) from Earth. All of the stars of the cluster have numerous planets, moons and some asteroid belts. The gas giant planets also have numerous moons, many of which are planet sized.

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