This system has always represented a passage to the Split empire, due to it being the access point to various important families. Ever since the time of Emperor Thuruk's reign, generations of Split have spilled blood in attempts to gain or hold control over the system. Most recently, it has become the main theatre in the conflict between Patriarch Zyarth and the Free Families. When the Gates reconnected, the Free Families turned this system into its first line of defence against Zyarth. Patriarch Zyarth, however, is pushing into that space, and recently won a historic battle, delivering a crippling blow to the Free Families.