Steel Road

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The Steel Road is an important trading route in Foundation-controlled space, and runs primarily along the edge of the Utops Cluster. The route mainly exists to connect three major sites: Naupactus, Utopia Gregaria, and Gallihop, the Crimson Blade's main ship-building and servicing ports; and included the Markhot System. Because of the volume and size of components being moved between the three facilities, it was actually economical to move things by ship (whereas the GATE would supersede most interstellar trade). The number of Foundation ships plying the route made civilian trade profitable, so the Steel Road became an important and heavily trafficked shipping region within The World.