The Maskawk is the colloquial name given to a region of space with extremely low to null cochrane density and unusually high amounts of thoron levels. The low cochrane levels make warp travel impossible.
The Maskawk occupies an area roughly three light-years wide by two light-years long by 8 light-years high. It's internal arrangement was unknown until Stardate 2018MM.DD
On Stardate 2018MM.DD, the crew of USS Lexington was able to penetrate the Maskawk by transiting through an Einstein-Rosen Bridge. In the Maskawk, the crew of Lexington were able to identify three star systems within the region.
First contact was made with a collective of different races that went by the name 'the Katery League.