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Default Dyson Spheres revisited

I have a draft of an adventure of a group of players who have to deal with a Dyson sphere, and by sphere I mean an actual hard shell construction (or its remains), and not a "swarm" as I've seen some reference it.

I seem to recall in GT there is a single Dyson Sphere (or again, the remains of one) in some area of minority-race space, possibly within the Imperium, or just outside it.

The adventure I drafted two years ago cannot take place within the OTU because of some obscure factoid about there being no Dyson Sphere (or again, so I recall ... I'm willing to admit my wrongness on this), but it does make me wonder if there might be such structures outside known space, and what would their frequency or commonality be like.

I ask this, and I think about the 3I because there's a futurist on YouTube (Issac Arthur? I can't remember) who predicts that it's more likely that races, once they achieve a certain level of technology, are apt to harness their star with mega-structures than explore space. I'm in the "explore space" camp, but it makes me wonder about the possibilities of Dyson megastructures within or without the Imperium. Maybe in one of the black hexes that don't have a star; i.e. a kind of "rogue world", only super huge, but otherwise nearly undetectable.

What do you think?
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