- Oct 3, 2019
On the second day of February, A.D. 2204, Legatus Scientiae Servius Geminius and the crew of the RNSL Marcian reported signs of an ancient civilization dating back roughly six hundred millennia. The records found indicate they called themselves the “Cybrex” and that they seemed to be some form of mechanical organism. Other data indicate that they attempted to exterminate all organic sapients at some point in the past. We and the curators are most likely one of many other organic life forms—or were, if the Cybrex were successful. Some time later, a strange, seemingly “living” metallic substance was discovered around the moon of Berto VI. Time will tell if they are somehow related.
On the second of August, A.D. 2204, the colony ship bound for Alpha Centauri III, renamed Acherusia by the colonists, made planetfall and began the process of colonization. The colonization project is estimated to complete on the first of August, A.D. 2209.
On the twenty-fifth of February, A.D. 2206, the science ship RNSL Plinius, under the command of Legatus Scientiae Maio Suedius, discovered an ancient and seemingly abandoned colony. A note was made to undertake further investigation once the system is incorporated into our borders.
Shortly thereafter, on the fourteenth of March the same year, construction of a starbase in the Bal Durk system was completed, to facilitate communications with the Curator Order.
Then, on the first of August, Legatus Servius made contact with another alien empire, the Khateran Guardians, while scouting the Dwithim system. These Khaterans seem to be a theocratic empire that has existed for millennia, with the power to match such seniority, though their society’s growth seems to have stalled.
August the seventh, A.D. 2208. A form of particularly volatile matter was discovered by Mag. Sc. Maio on B1R-11B1 in the Duvios system. These especially high-energy particles will prove difficult to mine, but once we develop the methods to do so, we should be able to harvest them for use in explosive or reactor technology.
On the eighth of December, A.D. 2208, the Marcian encountered another space-faring alien species in the Mecura system. This species does not seem to have prior knowledge of our language, so it is most likely one that discovered hyperlane travel roughly around the same time as we did. Roughly eight months later, the colonization of Acherusia completes on schedule and development begins apace.
The unknown aliens’ chittering, clacking language is finally translated and we make our first contact with the Allied Niakaw Republic. They are a democratic republic that have apparently been spacefarers longer than we have. Recognizing that war would be foolish against the technologically and numerically superior empire, Princeps Lusius swiftly made offers of commercial, scientific, and non-aggression treaties, which Prime Minister Salklon Ytanaca soon accepted on behalf of the Niakaw.
The known galaxy, as of the third of January, A.D. 2210.