The Fringe of Empires
The Spinward Marches. The furthest Coreward you can get in the Third Imperium – the furthest Rimward you can get in the Zhodani Consulate. A place of buffer states, pirates, and upstarts trying to stake their claims in the galaxy. A section of space located Behind the Claw – cut off but for a narrow channel from much of the Imperium by an enormous, starless rift in the galactic arm.
A place where the small folk might be able to make a living, in the end, without bending knee to some corporation or official. A place for Travellers. A place that, more often than not, needs Travellers.
This is the frontier. Good luck.