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A glance at Konata leads one to believe that it is a thoroughly uninteresting, dead blob of just under 5 million stars. A glance, however, does not reveal the horrors that lie within. Konata is far and away the most hostile galaxy in all the universe, filled with lethal space-time anomalies and incomprehensible eldritch beings.

For most of its history, Konata was the thoroughly uninteresting blob that it appeared to be. That all changed in 78,433 CE when the highest levels of the Marakat Interstellar Union's military wanted a remote test site for their most powerful weapons. Studying ancient surveys, they found possibly the most remote thing that existed, the gateway to the Void of Creation itself, Konata.

Thus, a team of MIU scientists settled the ice planet Nakuvoas and began expanding and testing various weapons. The existence of Konata Compound was carefully hidden from the public. There were many important weapons tests which took place within the stars of the galaxy, notable ones including the first known use of the catastrophic Perites Element, which would later become infamous by its independent invention and use in the Forever War. Many others included the creation of incomprehensible beings known only as the abominations, who were seemingly all-powerful.

The last test ever conducted in Konata Compound was that of a bizarre space-time-bending machine whose identity has never been confirmed. It catastrophically failed in an event known as the Great Desecration, spreading cracks in space-time and anomalous regions of absurd time dilation, as well as breaking open the cages of the abominations and spreading them across the galaxy.

Almost the entire staff of the base, trillions of people in total, died. Nakuvoas was consumed by an abomination, and the main testing regions became the most thickly populated with them. Today, the galaxy remains the most hostile place in all of space and time, and nowhere in Konata is safe. Not even Oasis, the most heavily defended system against the abominations and anomalies, is truly safe from the horrors of the galaxy.

Galactic Neighborhood

Konata is among the most remote galaxies in all of space. There is nothing within 1 million light-years of the galaxy in any direction. However, Konata is still gravitationally bound to the distant Florathel, meandering for billions of years on a wide orbit about it. Today, Konata is roughly 2 million light-years from the center of Florathel.

Nomenclature

Ancient galactic surveys catalogued the tiny and dull Konata in a list of similarly monotonous cosmic objects, and shortly thereafter, it was all forgotten about. It has been known by many thoroughly uninteresting names, including POC-433, GC-3811, Oro 257, and so on. The scientists who left the MIU to colonize it decided to name it Konata, the word for hope in the primary language of the Poreltids, as it gave them a chance to decisively win the ongoing War of Saiheran Succession. This name would prove to be hilariously ironic as the galaxy was soon turned into a hellscape of eldritch beings and spacetime anomalies, giving the inhabitants naught but all-encompassing fear. Given that the entire population of the galaxy is engaged in protecting against the horrors within, no one has found time to rename it from its ironic title.

Astrography

Konata, before the Great Desecration, had a thoroughly uninteresting structure, defined only by how far one was from the galactic core. However, telescope observations from Oasis have defined major regions of the galaxy based on the movement patterns of the Abominations and densities of the spacetime anomalies. Today, there are four regions, as follows:

Oraka's Starspread

Named after a valiant servicemember who sacrificed himself to allow the personnel in this region to escape to Oasis, Oraka's Starspread is not particularly physically interesting. Found at the very edge of the galaxy, the region has a fairly low density of sedentary Abominations and next to no space-time aberrations. However, the Abominations of the neighboring regions appear to flood across Oraka's Starspread once every three years, switching the direction of travel each time. No one has any idea why.

Nelura Core

The Nelura Core is the densest region of the galaxy, and the former location of the testing sites and Nakuvoas, and was named in a similar way to Oraka's Starspread. This region is by far the most densely populated by the twin horrors found in the galaxy, as it was their origin point. Not a single individual has ever dared to venture back to the Nelura Core since the Desecration, but telescopic observations show that even more bizarre things than that found normally within the galaxy exist near the former testing sites. These are so incomprehensible that any who even look through a telescope at them are driven mad.

Aside from these bizarre occurrences, there is a dense globular cluster, known as the Nelura Cluster, situated within the center of the region. Nakuvoas and the other experiment worlds were found near the edge of this cluster. The deep core of the cluster is inhabited by an incredibly powerful being that is so terrifying that even the abominations do not dare to go here. Telescopic observations have caught a massive tentacle-like structure appearing out of the central black hole, grabbing a planet-sized abomination, and dragging it to its doom. After this was observed, a new frequency was heard emanating from the central black hole for the next year, slowly declining in intensity. Except this, there is nothing known about this entity.

Karanea's Drift

Karanea's Drift is a region bordering the Nelura Core and Oraka's Starspread. It is fairly densely populated by the Abominations taking part in the great migration across Oraka's Starspread. Karanea's Drift is also densely populated by the space-time aberrations ubiquitous across Konata. Why they are here more often than elsewhere is not known.

Moro's Starfield

Moro's Starfield is considered to be the safest region, with a relatively low population of the Abominations, and a very low catalogued number of the space-time aberrations found often elsewhere. Thus, this is the site of the safe haven of the Oasis System, the last remaining system safe from the horrors of the galaxy. Oasis itself is a bog-standard K-type star with several planets, with a combined population of 4 trillion people.

Major Worlds

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