It was from this sector that the star-crossed Family Tharka set out to colonise the distant frontiers of the universe. Nowadays, its proximity to several Jump Gates makes it the centre of the Free Family territory. As a result of its position, Tharka's Ravine XXIV was the immediate choice for Zyarth to establish a colonial presence. The Patriarch of all Split set out, without hesitation, to build the Hall of Judgement, from which police operations could be coordinated. This impressive station also serves as a seat from which to judge and execute potential insurgents. Understandably, it is looked upon by the Free Families as a monument of oppression rather than as an institution working towards peace and stability.