The Rim is a loose confederation of planets (6 stars and 15 inhabited worlds) with a small spacefleet called the Flight. The government is known as the Rim Coalition. The Rim, like the UPF, has been invaded by the sathar in the past, leading the Capellan Free Merchants to search for allies. For this reason the Free Merchants ventured into Frontier space shortly after the end of the First Sathar War. The Coalition and the UPF signed multiple treaties and mutual protection pacts against alien invaders.
The native sentient races of the Rim are the Ifshnit, the Osakar, and the Humma. Only in the last decade or so have Yazirians, Dralasites, Vrusk, and Humans entered the Rim in any great numbers. The UPF and Rim enjoy cordial relations and the two civilizations complement each other; the Frontier provides military experts, industrial savvy, and organizational workings while the Rim contributes vast planetary fleets of explorers and merchantmen, its venturous races, and its vulnerable yet strategic location in the path of Sathar invasions.
It must be remembered that the Rim planets are not suburbs of the UPF and that the Capellan Free Merchants, while keeping a low profile, can be the most devious of [[mega-corp]]s. The only planet of the Rim that is well known to the UPF is Faire in the Capella system. It is a watery world with five large islands as its only land masses. Each of these islands has a large bazaar area and innumerable corporate showrooms. It is said that anything can be purchased on Faire… for a price.
The star systems and planets of the Rim are: Capella- Faire & Homeworld & Ifshna Cryxia- Pi’Ka’Nair & T’zaan Fochrik- Forge & Hum & Larg Kazak- Stenmar Kleok- Point Go Osak- Fhloid & Osaka & Piscatien & Reanee & Wonma