'All life began when the Divine Three met together; He who is Rain, She who is Forest and They who are Wind. Together the Three shaped life into the swimming things of the oceans and the scurrying things under the leaves of the trees. Then the Three made the higher things, the feathered beasts of the skies. To some were granted speed, to some ferocity, to some strength and to some grace, and speech and thought. So we were formed and in those days we lived in the heavens and all was good...'
-An extract from the Heavenly Scrolls of the Southern Continent, based on oral sources and written down circa. 400 BC (Earth calendar.)
'...the same evolution that rendered our distant ancestors unable to achieve true flight shaped us in other ways. The development of tool use, advanced language and complex hierarchical groups all stem from adaptations to the pressures faced by our species with the disappearance of self powered flight. Nevertheless while no surviving solely aerial species of Skanaa is sapient it is clear from the fossil record that a 'flying stage' is crucial in the development of intelligence. No purely terrestrial or aquatic animal could possibly develop the necessary brain complexity. Their environments are simply too rudimentary compared to life on the wing...'
-An extract from On Evolutionary Adaptions by Y'Kree, 1827 AD (Earth calender.)
Greetings all! This is my first Stellaris AAR, though I have read many of the fine examples in this forum. I will be playing the Baviir Stellar Principality, a civilisation of sapient avians as they take their first wingbeats into the wider galaxy.
As I've noted this is the first time I've tried writing Stellaris so it will be a bit of an introduction for me to. As with most of my AARs this will be history book style, but I want to make use of in-universe documents like letters, diaries and interviews. Hopefully I will be able to make it work!
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