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Default Movement of capitals in T5SS and subsector names

There are many subsectors in the Imperium named after their capital world. But if you look around the T5SS data for the Imperium, you can come across many subsectors where the name of the subsector is the same as a world in the subsector but a different world is the subsector capital. For example, Lishun subsector C, which is named Sotri and there is a world Sotri (2309), but the subsector capital is Fokulgvu (2207).

I suspect the out-of-universe cause/reason of this is that the original sector data had the worlds sharing the name of the subsector as the subsector capitals, but then the T5SS reassigned the capital status to the worlds in each subsector algorithmically deemed the most suitable to be capitals. But I've thought of an interesting way to explain this in-universe.

Namely that, let's say a few decades before the assumed T5SS time of 1105 (to make it a relatively "fresh" issue that would still be in the minds of NPCs that players come across) some high-up bureaucrats in the Imperium, perhaps archdukes, decided to do a review of the worlds that were subsector capitals and in-universe decided to reassign some capitals when they thought the original capital world was no longer suitable for its task. The only consolation the inhabitants of the former capitals would be given is that the subsector would continue to bear their world's name, even if the world no longer had administrative power.

This would leave the former capitals' inhabitants with hard feelings, and there could be a variety of in-universe reasons why individual subsectors' capitals got moved, which could then form inspiration for player adventures.

Does this sound like an interesting concept? Does anyone have comments or suggestions?
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