The "Hivers" were discovered in a densely packed cluster, near the center of the galaxy. While TOG has long proclaimed ownership of the entire area, the efficacy of the Hiver Diaspora has been called into doubt. It has been suggested that Hivers managed to steal a starship and have withdrawn to create their own fleet so they may battle TOG. The veracity of this theory awaits confirmation. Until that time, the Hivers have been consigned to the same scrapheap of extinction that claims the Dodo bird, the Thylacine and the Huldice.