Broad expanse of space with a very
low density of stars trailing
region of the Third Imperium.
rift is a pronounced impediment to interstellar travel, for it
jumps through the Empty Quarter.
The Lesser Rift is lesser only when
to the larger, more prominent Great Rift
spinward of the Imperium.
The Lesser Rift, like the Great Rift, has provided
security for the Third Imperium by constraining access to the