The colonial ships went out hundreds of years ago. All likely planets encountered were terraformed and claimed in the name of the empire. Some of the new worlds thrived while others fell into decadence and decay. As the core planets flourished the populace lost interest in their ever expanding borders. Those who found themselves on the edge were left to make their own way in the void.
When war came to the galaxy, the Empire was forced to turn its attention inward and control over the rim worlds was but unattainable. In response to this slacking of restrictions and menace, many of the governing bodies on the rim grew bold, joining forces and declaring themselves an independent people. The Outer World Alliance (OWA) was created to further cement their newfound freedom.
Founders of the OWA: Jackson’s Freehold, Selena, Drishti and Icheon.