Rim Territories

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Rim Territories
Faction Profile
Time period: 3087 -
Classification: Periphery State
Controlled systems: 11
Capital world: Pain
Ruler title:
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The Rim Territories are a Periphery pirate nation that emerged in 3087 after the chaos of the Word of Blake Jihad.[1]

History[edit]

The Rim Territories was founded by the union of four ex-Rim Worlds Republic planets - the independent worlds of The Rack and Pain and the former Lyran planets of Engadine and Main Street - and either then or later included six more colonies settled by refugees from the Blakist Jihad.[2] [3] [4]

Government and Society[edit]

Officially the Rim Territories was founded as a mutual defense and trade pact. In reality it is first and foremost a collective of pirate groups who each control a world and organize it along the lines of a criminal fiefdom. Despite the nature of its government, however, the Rim Territories has survived for six decades and proven to offer more stable government than the average independent Periphery world.[5]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: 3085. p.231 (p.249 pdf)
  2. Field Manual: 3085, p. vi, "Inner Sphere October 3085" map - only Pain, The Rack, Engadine and Main Street are shown as settled worlds at this point
  3. Era Digest: Dark Age, p. 12, "Map of the Inner Sphere 3130" - the other six member worlds are extant by now
  4. Dark Age: Touring the Stars (3130), Vol. XLVIII: Denizens of the Periphery
  5. First Succession War, p. 101, "Rim Territories"

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