Gaian Prophecy was first discovered by Pioneer Initiative explorers venturing out of Brennan's Triumph. Soon after its discovery, it became a refuge for those Segaris Pioneers who were looking for a relatively secluded place to settle; this location fit the bill, as it was the only system in their territory which did not directly border any of the other established factions. More recently, as trade relations between the Antigone Republic and the Terran Protectorate have stabilised, the system has registered an increase in trade ships passing through on the way to their destinations.
The name of the system derives from its principle planet, Sutton, on which Pioneer scientists were able to observe many of the basic conditions that make colonisation possible. Initially, many Pioneers had hoped they had found a new home for their people on this Earth-analogue, but settling the planet turned out to be a much greater challenge than expected.