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The subject of this article is from the Companions update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 30 March, 2021.

A region is an area of space.

Summary[edit | edit source]

A region is an area of space that consists of many star systems. Each of these regions has its own unique subset of glyphs in the portal sequence. There is no statistical evidence that any region is dominated by a specific intelligent race.

The region of a given star system can be learned in the Galactic Map by selecting "Expand" when reviewing the system's details.

Region size[edit | edit source]

Each region is capable of containing up to 9999 solar systems, but generally less than 600 of them appear on the Galactic Map, the rest are unused phantom stars.

The size of a region can be determined by searching for the highest possible system ID with the portal sequence. Only the second to fourth glyph of the sequence has to be changed for this method, the rest stays the same.

One can compare when the entered address deviates from the target address which signals the end of the system IDs. The target address can be calculated with the help of the Pilgrim Star Path by entering the target's coordinates from the Signal Booster. It is advised to halve the distance from the highest known working portal sequence and the highest known non-working portal sequence to save time during the approximation.

Based on the galaxy's radius (819k ly) and its height (51k ly) compared to the portal network of 2048 regions for the radius and 128 regions for the height, the proportions of one region roughly falls into 400ly x 400ly x 400ly. The total number of regions is 16^8-7^8 = 4.2892 billion per galaxy. You will most likely have one just for yourself.

System Count vs System ID[edit | edit source]

Several claims have been made about the smallest known region. One of them is Okaturb in the Hilvert (likely Hilbert was meant) Dimension with 217 systems. As no proof was offered and this value is extremely below any known numbers it is very likely false. Further testimony is the range of the ID as it fits perfectly to an ingame hexadecimal conversion error.

The system ID on the planet is shown as a hexadecimal. A 217 would thus be 535(2*16*16 + 1*16 + 7). This is above 515! Please ensure you submit the right format (and proof, preferably with region coordinates).

Name generation[edit | edit source]

Regions can be categorised by the prefix or suffix added to the procedurally generated name (∗ marks its location). Names without prefix or suffix can also appear.

  1. ∗ Adjunct
  2. ∗ Void
  3. ∗ Expanse
  4. ∗ Terminus
  5. ∗ Boundary
  6. ∗ Fringe
  7. ∗ Cluster
  8. ∗ Mass
  9. ∗ Band
  10. ∗ Cloud
  11. ∗ Nebula
  12. ∗ Quadrant
  13. ∗ Sector
  14. ∗ Anomaly
  15. ∗ Conflux
  16. ∗ Instability
  17. Sea of ∗
  18. The Arm of ∗
  19. ∗ Spur
  20. ∗ Shallows

Known regions[edit | edit source]

Each galaxy has dozens of known regions. For a list of these regions, check the galaxy page for the specific galaxy you are interested in. For example, here are the reported regions for Euclid.

Euclid is the only galaxy in the wiki that has multiple pages for game releases. All other galaxy pages contain a list of all discovered regions, no matter which game era.

Known regions (pre-release)[edit | edit source]

Research[edit | edit source]

It has been derived from portal ID approximation that the Sea of Onhakitc has 534 systems. The procedure to use the system ID to count the systems in a region was pioneered by the Forgotten Colonies.

The Gabatki Terminus has 553 systems and is the biggest known region. It does not lie at The Fade. Its address is Face-Face-Black Hole or (3/3/10) by log number or 0229 as hex. Its final system is Setset in creative mode which was used for the quick tests inside the galaxy.

The Isquivik Terminus has 544 systems. Its address is Face-Face-Dawn or (3/3/1) or 0220 as hex. The region lies above the Lofateg Cluster. The result proves that regions are not equal in size, even by type.

The Lofateg Cluster has 533 systems. Just as the Gabatki Terminus this system lies within the galaxy and is just ~2000 ly away. Its address is Face-Bird-Leaf or (3/2/6) or 0215 as hex.


  • The size of a region is independent of its position inside the galaxy and their terminology. They solely depend on how many voids are spawned around them. Depending on the random spread of the stars, more or less end up in the voids between the regions leading to bigger or smaller sizes.

Region Age[edit | edit source]

Based on research compiled by the Alliance of Galactic Travellers, all star systems in a single region have the same age (in billions of years).

Civilized regions[edit | edit source]

Many regions are civilised, and will indicate on their page which Civilized space organizations can be found there.

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • Region names 1-9. were included in the released game and the sequence is extracted from the 2.04 version of NMS_LOC1_ENGLISH.MBIN game file.
  • Region names 10-20. were added in the Atlas Rises update and the sequence is extracted from the 2.04 version of NMS_UPDATE3_ENGLISH.MBIN game file.