Trope-a-Day: Fantastic Ghetto

Fantastic Ghetto: The Galith Waste, home to the Silicate Tree loose alliance of renegade artificial intelligences, could reasonably be said to be one of these, especially considering the hostile attitude of the civilizations that gave rise to them, and their habit of running patrols around the connections into the Waste.

This is, of course, not a giant on-going bleeding sore of a galactopolitical conflict with the possibility to explode into open war right in the middle of the trailing Associated Worlds Any Minute Now.

Of course not.