When the cluster was discovered by the Galactic Republic during the Draggulch Period, the worlds of the cluster formed a confederacy known as the Commonality. Five centuries later, the Vorzyd Cluster attracted Commenorian investors who settled on the nearby planet Columex and began trading with the cluster. Columex joined the confederacy and, in a few generations, the aggressive Columexi traders allowed Columex to take control of the entire Commonality. The Commonality and the Vorzyd Cluster eventually joined the Republic.
When the Republic fell, Senator Simon Greyshade declared a state of emergency in the Commonality. Greyshade later agreed the Galactic Empire to seize a part of the Commonality gambling profits in exchange of the control of the Wheel, a space station located in the Mid Rim, to a Columexi company controlled by Greyshade. Simon Greyshade remained senator until the dissolution of the Imperial Senate. The Commonality was later ruled by a Moff, Diedrich Greyshade