Orbiting the Alcyone system’s fifth star, Gateway was the first Western Alliance colony in the Pleiades Cluster.  It was also the farthest colony from Terra we’d ever built.  Designed to act as our embassy to the Peloran, we constructed it as a monument to Western civilization and sent our best and brightest on the four-year flight to the system.  They built a colony we could all be proud of, a veritable Garden of Eden in the distant frontiers of space.