The Battleground is a Star System that is composed of a binary star, a massive asteroid belt known as the labyrinth, and the hulks of thousands of destroyed ships. It is the one place where The Holy Roman Church tolerates any form of space conflict between large navies. It is officially a no-man’s land, and is ruled by no System Lord.
Once two or more navies are dropped off in The Battleground all rules are off, and the fighting can begin. The Church observes all conflict within the system from the Cathedral Station that services the system, and declares the winners and losers after each battle. Based on how lopsided the victories are, The Church also decides the terms of defeat, and what resources must be surrendered to the winner by the loser.