Federation Command planned to place the station ‘New Eden’ in this zone, and even set up a beacon to coordinate the fleet, but large numbers of asteroids made it impossible to launch the construction of necessary scale. As a result, the base was moved, and the zone vacated. Over time, the beacon got scavenged for parts and the only thing that's left is its bulky frame, which has become a haven for artifact smugglers. During the invasion, Aliens managed to destroy all life that was in the area during the attack. A Federation transport convoy also got taken down. Scouts could not figure out why the Aliens needed this zone and the reasons for their constant presence in the area are still unknown. Smugglers in the zone were also destroyed, but many rumors have it that a cache of smuggled artifacts is located in the zone, which makes mercenaries regularly comb the area in spite of biomorph ships.