Cluster 34, also known as the Beltegrade Cluster, or simply The Beltegrades, is the current limit of Colonial expansion. First mapped in the 24th Century (C.E. Sol), the first Colonial unmanned exploration vessels did not arrive until the 30th, to find an area rich in the resources required for terraforming in the home system. Early outposts constructed by mining concerns had limited contact with the indigenous Okkar species, although hostilities later commenced with the arrival of the supporting Colonial Fleet. Today the Cluster is still resource rich but infrastructurally ravaged by the conflict with the Okkar. The demilitarized zone between Okkar and Colonial territories divides the Cluster and maintains an uneasy peace.