How did we end up... here? This rock of a place is about as far from anywhere as anyone is supposed to, or even should be.
I remember the old stories my dad used to tell me. Tales of the mining rush in the 2200’s and how the 'system' went from being a vast, cold, empty place, to one filled with colonies and outposts; filled with as many cowboys and personalities as there were stars.
The history books say by the time the Magellan Rift appeared in 2322, intrasystem travel had been going for almost 100 years and the original garrison outposts were overrun with people and corporations, all scrambling to be the first to dig up the new wealth. The long established, government funded, colonies of Earth's Moon and Mars were now long forgotten dumping grounds, as the money and power flowed out into the depths of space; delivering luxury and decadence where it didn't belong.