Reavers’ Deep – Sector Sourcebook, softback sourcebook for Classic Traveller (Cargonaut Press), by Paul Sanders (based on work by the Keith Brothers)
“The REAVER’S DEEP sector boarders on the rimward edge of the Imperium adjacent to the Great Rift, and has been a buffer zone for its larger galactic neighbors throughout its known history. Hundreds of unallied worlds and a handful of pocket interstellar states comprise the sector. This structure keeps REAVER’S DEEP sectors’ geopolitical character in constant turmoil, as petty wars rage, alliances shift, trade routes are created, destroyed, or simply altered, and cultures rise and fall.
There are several dominant, independent states lying within the sector’s borders: Principality of Caledon, the largest human-governed unit, and often described as a ‘commercial kingdom’; Carrilliam Assembly, the second largest political entity within the sector, it is presently controlled by a highly charismatic dictator; Union of Harmony, a successor state with strong ties to the Solomani Confederation; Confederacy of Ducinae, a loose hegemony of states that places special emphasis upon individual freedoms; and the Grand Duchy of Marlheim, an aggressively expansionist totalitarian state founded by one of the last great Reaver Warlords. In addition, there are client states such as the Grand Duchy of Douglass and the Kolan Hegemony that foster hopes of independence. It is these states, awash in a sea of scattered star systems that remember the sectors past glories, chart the present, and plot her future.
Situated betwixt the Aslan Hierate, the Imperium, and the Solomani Confederation, REARVER’S DEEP has become stitched with trade routes connecting these realms. The trade routes, in addition to providing cultural enrichment, give the sector a fair portion of its income, as ships and their crews traversing the sector are often in need of support services – spanning the range from starship maintenance to food products to armed escort services. Independent star systems lying off of these major trade routes are seldom visited, and are steeped with mystery, tradition, and legends of the sector’s reaver past.”
One of the Keith Brothers’ ‘lost’ supplements, never actually published by Gamelords in the 80s, but published in a very small print run by Cargonaut in the late 90s.