Region

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The subject of this article is from the NEXT update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 28 October, 2018.

A region is an area of space.

Summary[edit | edit source]

A region is an area of space that consists of several star systems. Each of these regions has its own unique subset of glyphs in the portal sequence. There is no statistical evidence that any region is dominated by a specific intelligent race.

Region size[edit | edit source]

The size of a region can be determined by searching for the highest possible system ID with the portal sequence. Only the second to fourth glyph of the sequence has to be changed for this method, the rest stays the same.
One can compare when the entered address deviates from the target address which signals the end of the system IDs. The target address can be calculated with the help of the Pilgrim Star Path by entering the target's coordinates from the Signal Booster. It is advised to halve the distance from the highest known working portal sequence and the highest known non-working portal sequence to save time during the approximation.

Based on the galaxy's radius (819k ly) and its height (51k ly) compared to the portal network of 2048 regions for the radius and 128 regions for the height, the proportions of one region roughly falls into 400ly x 400ly x 400ly. The total number of regions is 16^8-7^8 = 4.2892 billion per galaxy. You will most likely have one just for yourself.

Known regions[edit | edit source]

Each galaxy has dozens of regions. For a list of these regions, check the galaxy page for the specific galaxy you are interested in. For example, here are the reported regions for Euclid.

Known regions (pre-release)[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

It has been derived from portal ID approximation that the Sea of Onhakitc has 534 systems. The procedure to use the system ID to count the systems in a region was pioneered by the Forgotten Colonies.

The Gabatki Terminus has 553 systems and is the biggest known region. It does not lie at The Fade. Its address is Face-Face-Black Hole or (3/3/10) by log number or 0229 as hex. Its final system is Setset in creative mode which was used for the quick tests inside the galaxy.

The Isquivik Terminus has 544 systems. Its address is Face-Face-Dawn or (3/3/1) or 0220 as hex. The region lies above the Lofateg Cluster. The result proves that regions are not equal in size, even by type.

The Lofateg Cluster has 533 systems. Just as the Gabatki Terminus this system lies within the galaxy and is just ~2000 ly away. Its address is Face-Bird-Leaf or (3/2/6) or 0215 as hex.

Conclusion:

  • The size of a region is independant of its position inside the galaxy and their terminology. They solely depend on how many voids are spawned around them. Depending on the random spread of the stars, more or less end up in the voids between the regions leading to bigger or smaller sizes.

Civilized Regions[edit | edit source]

Many Regions are civilized, and will indicate on their page which Civilized space organizations can be found there.