Map of a region of ancient universe called The Great Cold, that has survived five Cataclysms. The Great Cold is very different from other universes. There are no galaxies in this universe, and all stars are concentrated around luminescent nebulaes - The Clouds. Each star usually have no more than one planet, that is not bigger than our Moon, but have same gravity as Earth. All planets and stars are separated not by light years, but millions of miles, so even with standard rocketship it is possible to reach another star. There is no vacuum in space. The whole universe is filled with strange gas, so astronauts can leave spaceships in scuba dive suit.
This map shows small nebulae called The Island. Thousands of years ago, Before the last Cataclysm it was a home of very advanced civilization, that left only ruins and on dozen of planets in this Cloud. The Island is inhabited by many races, that fled here on Great Arcs from far away Cloud. Legend tells that their home Cloud was invaded by Mechanoids two hundred years ago.