The downside of Paragon harvesting in large quantities is the environmental damage. Consequently, several fertile planets turned into dead worlds. Tension started when the privateers, led by the powerful Solheim sector, demanded compensation from the USF. This tension reached the breaking point when a tragic incident occurred. Solheim’s governor’s daughter, Mistress Fryd Solheim, was fatally wounded. The investigation suggested she was kidnaped and met her demise during an escape attempt. Mourning his precious daughter’s tragic death, Lord Gustav rallied his infuriated allies for retribution against the USF. And then comes the inevitable. The human civil war occurred. The conflict resulted in a mutual loss for all participants. A large amount of Paragon and other resources were wasted. The devastation also erased all advanced Paragon mining facilities, thus suspending all further harvesting of such material. Unable to fuel their war fleets with the remaining Paragon reserve, all factions isolate themselves into few planets that they can reach.