The planets are seeded, the regime founded and what began as a series of colonies has become and empire.
In the early part of the century expansion was rapid. Colony ships went out by the hundreds, claiming and terraforming all likely planets in the name of the empire. Some of the new worlds thrived while others fell into obscurity and decay. As the core planets flourished, swelling with the riches sent back from the frontier they lost interest in their ever expanding borders. Those who found themselves on the border of civilization and nothing were left to make their own way in the void.