While the Outworlds Alliance shrunk on ComStar's maps for two hundred years, not all of disappearing worlds died. The "œOutworlds Wastes" also included secessionists, would-be pocket imperial capitals, abandoned worlds, pirate havens, pirates' victims, and imagined sanctuaries from the bloody Succession Wars. Wynn's Roost was one such world, alternately seceding from the defenseless Outworlds, attempting to build an interstellar nation, being abandoned by collapsing civilization, and suffering pirates' depredations. The sulfurous world has outlasted its pirate tormentors, rebuilt its industrial base, and hosts a growing population that is now reaching out to the stars. It is a glimpse of the potential of the modern Periphery.
Touring the Stars is a whistle-stop tour of the universe! Every system and planet where mankind treads in the BattleTech universe has a story, for those with the drive to explore it. Take a tour of the stars humanity now calls home, experience awesome new worlds, immerse yourself in the local civilization, and prepare to do battle in exotic locales.