Sector Olympus Tau
Laser technology was rediscovered on most planets shortly after The Collapse. The rediscovery of grav drives and the easy space travel enabled by it prompted the rapid development of lasers as space based weapons that could fire at the speed of light. This resulted in the improvement and miniaturization far faster than would otherwise have happened. All TL10 laser technology is available at TL9, but costs double what it normally would.