The anomaly, sometimes referred to as the void or the collapse, is a round blackness expanding from a collapsed star outwards into the universe.
Opinions on the void seem varied within humanity: some want to understand it and learn to counter it, some want to escape and focus on a nomadic existence, and others believe someone created it and should be brought to justice.
Each time the player moves a ship or fleet through hyperspace, the void expands at a rate approximately one-quarter the distance traveled by the player's ship or fleet. If the void overtakes the player, the game ends.
Contracts[edit | edit source]
There are several contracts relating to the void and humanity's various responses to it: