BARD PAPER: OPAL10016
During the Imperial-Solomani era, the sector was known as 'Alpha
Crucis', even though the bright star by that name is located in another
sector entirely. How the name came about is not exactly known, though
there is no shortage of theories and legends. One holds that some
faceless bureaucrat during the Second Imperium misnamed the sector on a
set of official star charts and the name stuck there after. Another
substitutes the name of a little known Terran Confederation scout who is
supposed to have mislabelled the sector during a routine mapping
mission. The most scholarly of the theories connects the name with the
settlers of Turin, who made references to the "First Cross" (the
crucification cross of Jesus of Nazareth) in some ancient manuscripts
when talking about the region of space around their world.
However the name came about, most inhabitants of the sector and
Terran explorers now refer to it as "Alpha Leonis", named for a bright
star that is actually located there. When reading manuscripts from the
Imperial-Solomani era and from the New Era, be aware that "Alpha Crucis"
and "Alpha Leonis" actually refer to the same sector of space.
The individual subsectors authors are listed on the subector pages, the
maps were all done by Chris Griffen
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