The Centauri Colonies are controlled by the United Earth Directorate. Doran Routhe took shelter in these colonies to escape the media after the "Gantris Disaster" but, unable to escape them, fled to Tau Ceti.
Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. SC:L Metzen Interview - Lore Exclusive. Accessed 2009-05-18.