There are two paths in this world, one visible and one invisible. – Doblin
Themes – Human Aggression, Jacob’s Ladder, Culture Clash
Immediately following the Scream, a PERIMETER fleet launched a genocidal war across the sector. Their fleet was lead by a megacruiser flagship they called Avenger. After 200 years a corporation broke the cruiser over a planet that was plunged into night. The tide turned at last against PERIMETER, and they were wholly extinguished.
Following the corporation’s victory, another planet stepped in, Vebi. The Vebites and the inhabitants of their three moons were able to successfully engage and outpace the other planets of the system until the toll became too expensive, and the Vebites signed an armistice, relinquishing their role as the sector’s Hegemon.
Today many conflicts still simmer and rage across the sector. XE’s millions of inhabitants, both human and alien, are well used to war now. They have lived it for generations.
Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!
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