The Chinese meant for the Hyades Cluster to be the crown of their space empire. They built it into an industrial and military fortress that could forever defend their interests. My family helped fund the effort and learned more about the cluster than the Chinese would have wished in the doing. We used that knowledge when it came time to conquer the cluster during The War. And I used that knowledge to turn the Hyades into something neither the Chinese nor my family wanted. A true interstellar nation not run by powerful interests on Earth. A truly independent power. It took them some time to recognize my intentions.