The Hyperwarp is a dimension consisting solely of energy. In the modern era, the Star Traders can access the Hyperwarp via the Hyperwarp Drive to travel through the Hyperwarp Gates. The Hyperwarp Gates connect distant stretches of space through relatively safe patches of the Hyperwarp, though this travel can remain dangerous due to exotic radiation, surges of mysterious energies, and overloaded components.
Long ago, the Hyperwarp was a much calmer place, and gave birth to the Alfaan, a race of energy beings. Later, the conflict with the Xarth, caused when the latter started manipulating this dimension in a way that damaged or polluted itTemplate:Clarify. The Alfaan created the Hypwerwarp Gates to assist in the movements of their troops across real-space. The war devastated the Hyperwarp, leaving behind the damaged and toxic ruin that it has become.