Some general notes:
- “Seek the Horizon” is the chief slogan of the Federation. Very forward-thinking.
- We get a big ol’ honking reference to The Dividing War, an event about 100 years in the past that took a “unified” government and ripped it into three parts.
- Another anime reference, panel 3 evokes a famous shot in Neon Genesis Evangelion.
- Ij Far is a major character in all of this, really, he’s quickly grown to be involved in a lot of storylines and you’ll be seeing him again soon in a very significant way.
- This story is probably a few months prior to Volume 3 of Cosmic Dash, given the mention of Blassna (which we will see that trip play out eventually) and his mention of seeking recruits. We’ve seen how that has played out.