An Inheritance of Stars
The Heathen Stars
The Heathen Stars are a diffuse region of old stars that burn with a darkening light and whose worlds inhabited long after mankind’s emergence from the Cauldron. Human societies and communities separated from the greater body of humanity by long distances and lower levels of technology dwell in the Heathen Stars. These communities were founded since the Fall of Terra remember little of the history of mankind. Some cultures harbor strange technologies from Mankind’s distant past, or salvaged from ancient alien ruins. Other worlds have regressed (due to a lack of tech since colonization) into more primitive societies.
These scattered human domains are the remains of the once great human empire, that have long since fell, leaving these fragmentary enclaves like detritus left behind the retreating tide. Since the formation of the Confederation of Fringe Worlds tenuous trade and travel routes have become more firmly established between the Heathen Stars and the other Fringe worlds.