The Fringe is a term used by space faring species when describing uncontrolled or unoccupied space. Generally the further reaches from a Tachyon Jump Gate, the Fringe has been coined wild space as it's occupancy is comprised of thieves, liars, murderers and other manner of unsavory cutthroats. It's also somewhere someone would go if they don't want to be found by the United Intergalactic Commonwealth (UIC), as the Fringe is beyond policed space.