The Jasper nebula, is an average irregular cloud located in the depths of Herschel Space, in the Iskadi Galaxy looking towards Rodaun Galaxy. This position has made the nebula a perfect "jumping point" between Galaxies. The nebula is located within the Lewis Nations territories, and thus in Herschel Space.
It is home to numerous planets of interest. It has a dense concentration of starts, appointing to 1.1 billion. The nebula is under the control of several companies belonging to the Lewis Nations, due to the high amount of gases and miners of gas have made the nebula an attractive point. However, important Aldorian presence also exists here.
The nebulosa was settled pretty much when the first human colonist arrived into Iskadi, somewhere between 52 000 CE and 55 000 CE. Estimates about the arrival of humans are confusing as the nebulosa was home to several pirates, merchants, indepent explores and others. It is believed that the world of Torion was settled by bold adventure explorers and soon acted as a based for human pirates, merchants and others who saw the nebulosa as a place without law. An anarchy place where they could ran to seek protection for their activities and out of government control.
Word of mouth spread and that was how the region became more known among pirates, adventures, fortune seekers, merchants etc, etc... as a new "el dorado" place. It didnt take long to reach authorities, and government expeditions were sent to the area.
During this time, the Union sent probes to the Jasper Nebula and colonized the world of Minerva, who acted as a Unionist based in the region, gradually taking control of about a quarter of the Nebula. The region however had been under Aldorian colonization as well and several Aldorian world had flourish, with another quarter of the Nebula under Aldorian control. They arrived from the Rodaun Galaxy nearby and thus had used the Nebula as a trading spot. The Intergalactic Federation also took interest in the region due to its location and resources and thus settled the world of Artemis which became the main world. The intergalactic Federation gradually took hold of a quarter of the Nebula as well. The remaining quarter of the nebula holds outpost of the other Lewis Nations (The Empire of Mankind, the United Alliance and the Republic of Sion), but for the most part it remains free. This means that the quarter is full of criminality (with a posible seat of the Farshlag Syndicate) and is home to local native species of the Nebula.