The Bandlands is a nickname for the expanse of space between the Border and Rim.
The name derives from the area’s lack of everything. Other than an occasional comet or stray asteroid there is little to no interstellar activity in the Badlands. Few skyplexes and supply depots exist, but those that do are generally centered along the expanse’s commerce lanes. Straying too far from these lanes can lead to ships being without nearby support in the event of an emergency.