Star Wars: Shards
The Freeworlds Territory is a longish swath of the Tapani Sector that is usually drawn at the bottom of the star chart, though they’re on the rimward side in Galactic terms. Most of the planets in these 24 systems are rich in ore. That has historically made them favorites of the Mining Guild, sure; but between that and the proximity to the Outer Rim, the Vor noble houses have considered the whole area a backwater. Nonetheless, a lot of critical shipping routes go through the Freeworlds Territory.
They aren’t overseen by Vor, which some people think is the problem and others think is the first step in the right direction. Hence the existence of such wacky bands as the UCP, who are STILL a capslocked pain in the keister despite two wars that were not at all about them.
If you want to start a big fight, go into any Freeworlds cantina and adopt your best “earnest yet dippy tourist” voice, and ask, “I don’t get it. Where’s your representation in the Imperium Government, exactly?”
Just don’t expect me to haul you back out of that mess.