Betelgeuse Volume


Betelgeuse and nebula
Image from Steve Bowers

Irregular volume of space of about 75 LY at its widest, centered on the red supergiant Betelgeuse. The region is populated by a number of eccentric and highly derived clades and cultures, including sunminers, exotic matter manufacturers, "betie" erotoginics, vecs of various types (both Metasoft and non-Metasoft descended), the Betelguese Ummaites, Orionist Traders, an Empledokcetic colony, and Pleiadian expansionists. While not a unified polity or micro-empire by any means, the locals are fiercely independent and have resisted efforts by Metasoft, the Dominion, Terragen Federation, and the Orion Federation at incorporation. The symbol for the region is a stylized red giant against neutral indigo background
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 08 October 2001.