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When mankind Ventured aut into space, we never suspected what was to came. C) urfaust inhabited planet was less than thirty
away, far we warld have thought. The issue?
Everyone was dead.
The entire planet was like that, a perfectly stable wand with no issues that we cauld determine, and yet it seems the suicide rates were
the greatest cause of death among the people. We dent know why, but they apparently had been doing this for same time. Years of
study later showed that the race had taken nearly ten times as long as we did to reach the industrial age, and had not gotten
very far beyond that.
Time went an, and we seen discovered that this was not an isolated C) occurrence. Species alter species had killed each other and
themselfes affair am reasen er anither. Some had died off m early only a few stone monuments marked that they had Iyar been there,
same had established empires spanning nearly a dozen systems. But always they were all dead, dawn to the last child.
And m we the stars, colonizing the last homeworlds we found, along with others. We studied the creatures an many worlds,
although nane bare intelligent life. In time we studied the technolagy ofthe mare advanced deed races, gleaming a scientific secret er
two we had missed. It was rather amusing to sea the scientific community collectively slap their heads when they see the simple ideas
and concepts they had missed.
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Once, andjust ance, we found a sentient race still alive. On a planet with the gravity of earth, a planet primarily dominated by
jungles bare a race Scavengers. They were barely beyond the Stone Age, farming and agriculture still in it' s early days.
We considered making contact, but in the end decided against it. They were a very Violent race, and many warld kill em
smallest detail. Suicide else seemed to be something they warld resort to with little er no good reasen. In fact the entire race seemed
insane. Longstory observation showed that alter hatching the individual warld slowly but surly m insane, to the point where nane
reached old age. In fact the only reasen this race had not yet gene extinct is a combination of high birth rates, short life spans, and a
child being able to defend itself hours after birth. In any ather race this bizarre affliction can and did drive them to extinction.
For nearly seven hundred years, mankind grew and expanded. We did not find anither living race during that time, offend aut haw we
were immune. Many came up with theories, but nane fit betterthan any others. Ethnic, religious, and cultural differences became less
important when mu were away from Earth, and in the end these wha cauld not agree simply lived an different wands. The UTA, United
Terran Alliance, controlled of mankind' s colonies from it' s seat of power an Earth. Afar ragga factions cropped up, piracy and
smuggling saw a rebirth in this new space age, and mankind went an as it always had.
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Then a moment that warld change aur history came. The LITA L) "Supremacy" was in essence a city in space. Constructed
with aur mast advanced technolagy, to the point where systems were updated during canstruction, and having a length of nearly seven
miles in length, it was the mightiest ship we had Iyar created. The Supremacy was sent to investigate a new wand aur
sensors shew had spacecake technolagy man it. It was farther aut than we had before, but not by much. It was assumed
that this warld bacuse anither deed wand, than we might find same usable raw materials in the form of abandon
constructions in orbit.
What we found was an outpost Me spacedocking race, it' s people still alive and well. Dozens of ships were in orbit around a rocky empty
wand, along with a space deck to repair and refuel them. They were remarkably primitive compared to aur awn, and much smaller. The
largest was perhaps the length Me fastball field, ifthat. From the scarring and damage, along with the derelict ship floating nearby Me
different make, they had been fighting not tea long age.
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C) urfaust contact did not m m well, happyer. We warld later piece happened, and it went something like this. As seen as
what might have at the time been the largest spaceship in the galaxy appeared an top ofthem, the race known as the sent
to the edge of panic. The to keep a disasteradio occurring and ordered his ships not to apon fire. Communications an
bath side failed, we ourselfes had long age stopped carrying any equipment retraining aur crew , and apparently the
Gondar had not had any first contacts eitheir awn in hundreds of years. It else didn' t help that aur subspace communications
advanced enough that the garbled wards the pear Gondar picked up an their outdated systems sounded horribly sinister and alien ayan
by the wide standards ofthe galaxy as it new was.
Then am ofthe Gondar gunmen an the closest ship had a panic attack after hearing aur garbled transmission. He fired man the
Supremacy, which in a placating gesture had Anwered it' s shields. The shat was able to breach the hull at a single point, and cast the
lives crewman. The captain of Supremacy ordered shields raised and a warning shat fired. Unlucky forthe concept of
warning shots was alien to them, and they did not stop to ask why the single shat had missed.
It was a short fight. The Supremacy blew away a single craft to secure it' s escape vector. A sad but necessary tactic. This only hurt aur
reputation what happened later.
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As we seen discovered, nearly 3% ofthe galaxy was filled with what was known as the Wail of Madness." Any race within this sector of
space warld slowly but surly m insane. were safe enough, but mare than that and permanent damage to the mind warld
result. We had apparently been sitting in the galactic equivalent ofthe Bermuda Triangle, and had finally breached it' s edge. When the
Gondar realised that bath aur entrance and escape vectors lead directly into the yen, a panic started. With surprising speed, news
spread among their people, and among others, afther had happened.
The story grew wassa with each retelling, especially ance it left official military reports. Tales ofthe titanic black ship that came from
beyond the yen, sent aut signals in a horrid dark language, obliterated dozens ofthe Condors finest warships in secants for no reasen,
and then like a ghost seen spread everywhere. Humanity had became the bogyman ofthe universe.
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Apparently aur government' s size, and aproach was a fair bit mast races due to all the breathing ream we had. The
galaxy is a very crawdad place, the larger empires usually spanning no mare than twenty arthune systems.
Raids from pirate groups further cemented aur dark reputation, and in time we came to wark with the roll. Every attempt to
maple that we wanted fair nigerians was seen as a deception. Betterthan fight a lasing battle, we played to the rall given to us. Sean
we were seen as 'wicked but not unreasonable' and gained bath fear and respect throughout the galaxy. Few humans appeared in yian
of aliens outside of deliberately frightening power armour, and human used synthesizers to sound like that first
garbled communication had.
Looking back, it' s actually worked in . After years of contact mast alien races know almost nothing about humans otherthan
exaggerated horror stories. The only bit afirca we were mare than happy to share with them was the reasen we can live in the Veil. Turns
aut we were all a little crazy to start with. Ithink the fact we' re pulling the largest in the galaxy was already proof enough of