The Spinward Marches are the Imperium's
farthest frontier. When the Third Imperium first began its
of space, much effort was spent in recontacting worlds originally part
the First Imperium or its
the Rule of Man.
ranged outward, and in all directions they found settled worlds or
interstellar communities, except far to spinward. There,
160, the explored Deneb and Spinward Marches sectors, finding rich empty worlds
to be colonized. The major colonization efforts of the Imperium
75 and 400) were concentrated in the only true frontier they could
the Spinward Marches.
The Spinward Marches is a sector of 437 star systems divided along a coreward/rimward line by the
The region is dominated by two major powers: the Imperial
Marches sector and the frontier provinces of the Zhodani Consulate.
the independent territory between the two powers lie three small
territories: the Federation
of Arden, the
Confederation, and the Darrian Confederation.
Each follows its own diplomatic line designed to maintain independence
both the Zhodani and the
The Spinward Marches has been settled since the 400s and is still a
sector. High-tech worlds are scattered among empty, fallow worlds;
is potential for exploration, exploitation, and development for