Distant Fringe sophont
|Languages||Unknown Native Language|
|Homeworld location||Abura (Shadow Rift 2104)|
|Primary Star||F6 V|
|Reference||Adie Alegoric Stewart - Distant Fringe|
|Also see||Distant Fringe|
History & Background (Dossier)
Evidence of the existence of this species was discovered by the Jannasta Expedition
From the journals of Commander Sebastian Falcon Jannasta:
The last non-human sophont species to arrive in the Intersect Cluster region were a race of intelligent space travelers. Their fleet arrived from another empire. They had ships and built bases and mines, colonies and forts using advanced tools, engineering and technology. They live comparatively quick, self-contained lives. Long serpent-like bodies of 4-5m in length, 180kg in mass, with a triple armed torso. Radial symmetry with three large eyes. Eyes sensitive from IR to UV. The arms ending in three fingered dexterous manipulator claws. Homoeothermic, heterotrophic consumers, they were aggressive hunting omnivores. They were ruled by a psionic elite and used cybernetics to augment their bodies and repair war wounds. They came as colonizing conquerors. They eventually formed the empire which occupied the region, now known as the Bone Worlds.
Exploration and expansion led to the area now known as the Dominion of Ruins. They found the region strewn with a random assortment of colonies of strange life forms alien to their chemistry and unknown to their science. Most of the forms were unimpressive to them and easy to kill or destroy. For several thousand years they ruled the region unopposed. Eventually, slowly the other life forms began to realize what was happening. They had just become to learn how to communicate between each other when the outsiders arrived. It was slowly decided that something would have to be done about the problem. The outsiders destroyed wantonly and killed indiscriminately and disrupted the diaspora of the slower than light colony networks. The outsiders with their jump drives were too fast to effectively engage as they could raid from system to system unopposed. Neither the inferno dwellers of Dhagoni's children, the living jungles of the Vexor or the icy Froma could contend with their speed and might.
Another method to cope was required. The thinking networks of the Dhagoni diggers was set to the task of calculating what was needed. Something that could move and react as fast as the outsiders was needed. Eventually high speed thinkers evolved. Something akin to AI was built. The AI decided it knew best how to cope with the outsider infestation. It set about weaponizing each of the three native species. The Vexor were altered to have massive, collective psionic powers dwarfing the individual minds of the outsiders. The Froma genetically modified themselves and their hosts into bio weapons, infectious plague bearers of unparalleled toxicity. These new parasites would transfect outsiders they came in contact with and convert them into fast moving forms that the Froma could manipulate and Vexor could mentally dominate. The Dhagoni AIs developed starship building abilities and built jump drives that would fit in the biggest sailors yet, each over 1,400 cubic meters in displacement. Eventually, the outsiders struck back with apocalyptic fury. In response the Dhagoni AIs, who had stopped following their creator’s orders and were pursuing their own agenda, unleashed a form of advanced nanites.
The plagues worked, the psychic warfare worked, the machines of the Dhagoni worked. Unfortunately, the self-replicating nanites would sound the death knell for all combatants once and for all. Once the unthinking nanites were unleashed they defied all attempts at control. The races struggled for hundred of years to get the genie back in the bottle. Eventually all life was lost, all colonies destroyed and only ruins remained. Without advanced technology to sustain them, even the nanites ran out of technology to eat and convert. Built as weapons and with no ability to persist once their directive to attack and reproduce was carried out they were worn away by simple entropy over time, or so it is hoped.
The homeworld of this race is believed to be: