Middle Regions system with no significant planets
|The Avenue habitat in its heyday|
Avanola - Data Panel
|Star System||Primary TYC 7212-290-1 A, Avanola A|
Luminosity 0.262 x Sol
Secondary TYC 7212-290-1 B, Avanola B
Luminosity 0.0007 x Sol
Separation between A + B 15.2 AU
Distance from Sol 705 ly from Sol
Right ascension : 09h34m56.55s
|Planetary system||The planetary system of Avanola A previously consisted of only two terrestrial planets. 1,661,090 standard years ago these two worlds collided, and fragmented into numerous planetesimals, the largest of which is smaller than Earth's Moon. The debris created in this collision ensured that the Avanola system has considerable resources which are readily available for exploitation.|
Translated and paraphrased:
At this time we are facing a star-spanning conflict over the fundamental ideals which we hold so valuable. Those tenets which are the very foundation of our culture are now threatened by powerful entities which seek to undermine them. We stand strong as a body, a profound diversity of extraordinary individuals. This body has the privilege of strength and independence, but also isolation and distance from the violence that ravages elsewhere. We have the ability to accommodate more than ourselves, which will allow us to continue to prosper in our own wondrous civilization.
|Avenue Station is destroyed|
|Xacounian Processional - an embodiment of the AI in symbolization of the system, flanked by sophonts and goo packets|
Translated and paraphrased:Over the next centuries Xacou established the Xacounian Empire, a regime which was to have dominion over the neighboring regions. Xacou formulated a plan for establishing this new empire: the most valuable resources, data and individuals in the surrounding systems were to be gathered and brought to Avanola, which would become a new localized superpower housed within just a single system. The surrounding stars and worlds would be exploited remorselessly for the resources they were able to provide.
The past problems in this system can be ascribed to the same source as all conflicts in all systems: disunity. Those who ARE, seek out others who ARE, and seek to destroy those who ARE NOT. Those who are have the incessant need to ensure that all others are as they are, unable to cope with those who are not. It is the duty of all forms of life, from the highest to the lowest, not just to be those who are not, and not just to resist those who are, but to have the ability and the will to do so. We are to have that strength and ability to be those who are not.
|A disassembly swarm descends on a fledgling colony|
They transmitted on approach: they had identified habitats which they desired, to be sent back to where they came from. All others were to be destroyed. We were given specifications for ships to be built to transport our minds and our data. These and only these would be permitted to pass freely back to where they came from. What else were we to do?By 5160 AT the Xacounian Empire encompassed 1400 systems in Antlia, stretching in a roughly conical volume from 700 ly to 900 ly distant from Sol. Within the context of the Terragen sphere as a whole this was quite a small region. But many of these systems had previously been aligned or associated with various larger empires and polities, and they were becoming increasingly displeased at this expansion.
- Unknown Modosophont
|Dolphin Splices navigate an aquatic station|
Us as we are can choose to be as we want. But those from Triangulum, they sent themselves to us to share their knowledge and their existence, an existence which now may even be lost. Was their intent that we create perverse copies of their physical and societal structures and prance about as them?
|A Mesh Habitat colony array|
Just years before, we had a thriving economy structured around commitment and trust, all running off of us beings, large and small, powerful and not. It felt as if we were all a part of something. But in what felt like a moment, all of that was stripped away. Those that were once great were just - gone, as if they had been killed and replaced. Most of us were just swept into corners where we could be monitored. Everything that we had built was just willingly given up, almost without a word.
|During this period entire megastructures were abandoned and began to decay. Large segments of uninhabited infrastucture collided with each other and were reduced to scrap.|
|A vec searches amongst the wreckage of abandoned structures|