By Barrington J. Bayley
From the Garlowe Clusters within the north to the Veils of Darkness within the south, the superstar nation sprawled over approximately a 5th of the galaxy. So large used to be this realm that those that tussled for strength over it appeared not able to understand that it confronted annihilation via the Patch, a roving quarter of unusual pseudo-energy a light-year throughout which tired the life-force from any residing factor it encountered.
The Patch had moved into the dominion and was once systematically feeding on approach after process. Cynically unperturbed by way of the appalling dying, the royal homes purely attempted to contain the Patch of their machinations, to the level that civil warfare broke out yet again. yet within the occasion, the Patch used to be to supply the an important consider the fight for absolute energy. The Annihilation Factor!
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