Hyperblade is a dangerous sport played on the planets of the Colonial Confederacy. It is played in a large interstellar steel tube with funnel ends, where players skate on hoverskates, attempting to throw a metal ball covered in static charge into the goal of the opposing team on their end of the tube. Players wear armored power suits that are modified and customized by the team's techs and engineers, and each suit features a monoblade attachment to one of the player's arms. The game allows for physical violence that is sometimes fatal, though there are penalties assessed for violent assaults. Many critics of the sport claim that the penalties assessed for violence are too soft, and actually encourage teams to use violence rather than skill to play the game.
The Hyperblade Association of Confederate Space (HACS) is an expansionist league, and has over 85 teams between the three main planets of the Colonial Confederacy.