Created by krmould
The Shili Spur connects to the two highest population clusters in the Nouane Commonwealth, Shili and Paqualis. Since Shili is off the Hydian Way (the galaxy's largest and most important trade route), there is extensive traffice between these two clusters. Ships arriving on the Hydian Way take goods to Shili, and goods produced in the Shili Cluster are delivered to the Paqualis on the Hydian Way. Because of the importance of the trade route, the volume of traffic and the fact it transits a Frontier Area, the Spur has been a magnet for pirates. In response, the route is heavily patrolled by the NDF Navy, FEDPOL and the Office of Customs & Border Protection (OCBP). For their own protection, many commercial vessels travel together in large convoys. Skirmishes with pirates are infrequent, but not unknown.