This region of the Eridani Sector has very few human colonies, and those that exist are relatively new frontier colonies with little infrastructure and tiny populations. Further rimward lies the Scyrian Expanse, another largely uninhabited region only recently explored by Laius Ortano of Battlefleet Achernar alongside the Rogue Trader Hassiq Betancourt-Xing in the Zenith. A large region containing 163 star systems, the Veil is largely considered unexplored. It's unknown what threats may lurk there, waiting to be unearthed. These fears were fanned by recent events in the Vestrades system, a new mining colony.