The Void

The Void is the gargantuan expanse of empty space between galaxies. It is, by even the most advanced technological standards, untraversable, inhabitable, and unexplorable. Given that the Void is completely lifeless, and devoid of any known resources, this has never presented any kind of an issue for galactic civilisation. It is simply considered the insurmountable barrier to extragalactic exploration.

A common punishment amongst pirates is the practice of 'marooning', which simply involves leaving the unfortunate victim far out in the Void in nothing more than a small ship or escape pod with no FTL drive, no food, and nothing to do. Before the individual starves to death or the oxygen runs out, it is said that the endless nothingness stretching out before them drives them to insanity.