Invested (commonly used with regards to Warding/Casting) – referring to the power applied to a particular ward or object. A ward that has been heavily invested has had a great deal of work done on it.
Unaffiliated Realms – catch all term for the various entities not affiliated with the ISPA but colonized by humankind. There is no overarching pattern for the Unaffiliated Realms: the Brindis Pirates inhabit the lawless Brindis Corridor, but the Veltran Quadrant remains heavily policed and safe. The planet of Drakkar hosts massive shipyards and is heavily industrialized; the planet of Never-Look-Back is about as agrarian and rustic as they come. You get the picture.