The Fringe is a region of largely lawless and unexplored space making up the 'west' side of the galaxy. In the Fringe, the adventurous, brave and daring search for fortune, freedom and prosperity. The Fringe is not entirely without law: each colony and settlement throughout the years has established their own laws and makeshift sense of order. Some of these factions have grown fairly large, transcending the backwater Fringe and establishing places of law and order - though they will never be as large as the empires present in Civspace.
The unofficial 'symbol' of the Fringe is the troisarc, a symbol of neutrality.
The Fringe has a lower technological level than Civspace, being slow to adapt to technological changes and innovations due to its lack of structure.