When the system was disconnected from the other Argon Federation territories, it became apparent to those in charge that the Argon military supply chain was more fragile than previously presumed. Black Hole Sun IV's economy was built on resupplying the military and serving as a trading hub, so it inevitably faltered. Less prominently, it was also a hub for engineers developing new ships. During the shutdown, focus was shifted almost exclusively to research and development. Lacking steady income, many companies overextended in the hopes of selling their ship designs to the Argon Federation once contact was re-established. For some the gamble paid off, but many others went bankrupt.
Often the first sector many players see jumping in with the 'young gun' start this sector is peaceful and filled with great opportunities to begin crystal hunting to make a little cash or start on some more rewarding but more difficult missions. For returning players while the resource region has fairly little to offer, money can be made supplying the equipment dock which services Argon and Antigone vessels battling the Holy Order.