DMZ - A FATE Core Space Opera
History of the DMZ
The centre of the Demilitarised Zone is, literally and metaphorically, the supernova that was created after parties unknown iron bombed the binary star Pi^4 Orionis.
After Pi^4 went nova, the Issho Ni, the Consortium and the Zver realised that if the conflict turned “hot”, all three factions ran a very real risk of annihilation, along with hundreds of stars and trillions of lives. A ceasefire was declared, and a peace conference was held on Burgundy, a world 5 lightyears from Pi^4.
Five years after the bombing, a peace deal was finally hammered out, mere months before the lethal wave of X and gamma rays struck Burgundy. The peace deal was no doubt delayed due the refusal of any faction to take responsibility for killing the Pi^4. Cynics would maintain that the conference would have stretched on forever, if it hadn’t been for the threat of imminent, irradiated annihilation. Nonetheless, the conference prevented the outbreak of an interstellar war, and the DMZ was created.