(Lore) Chapter 1: The Origins of Humanity

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Very few – perhaps no one – knows how humanity began.  Various theories are abound.  The Solar Alliance claims humanity must have sprang from aquatic life on the surface of prehistoric Solaris.  The Ryuvian Dynasty claims all life originated from the hand of God on the peak of Mount Destiny on Ryuvia Prime.  Whatever the case may be, the origins of humans, and how humans came to rule the galaxy, are unknown.  For as long as recorded history can tell, humans have been the dominant life form in the galaxy, and their only real enemy have been themselves.  All other life forms in the galaxy have either been exterminated, domesticated, or adopted into the human diet.  Some ancient fossils suggest a human-alien war may have taken place millions of years ago.  Whatever the details may be, it is clear who won the war.

Likewise, nobody knows when or how faster than light travel came to be.  The general consensus seems to be that the Ryuvians were the first to master instantaneous quantum jumps.  They spread through the galaxy, exponentially growing in power as they exploited planet after planet of its natural resources, and wiped out any life form which stood in the way of development.  For thousands of years, the galaxy was united under the singular Ryuvian banner.  However, not even the mighty Ryuvian fleets could tame human ambition.  Men and women across the galaxy sought to leave their marks on history and revolted against Ryuvia Prime.  The Holy Ryuvian Empire fractured, collapsed, then rose again too many times that even historians lost count.

At its apex, it is said the Holy Ryuvian Empire possessed technology capable of quasi-god like powers.  Obviously, the Ryuvians used this technology far too liberally to destroy its enemies, as weapons proliferation ultimately led to the destruction of most of the Holy Ryuvian Empire, and humanity in general.

Thus begins most of recorded history.  Most of the history of the Holy Ryuvian Empire has been unfortunately lost, thanks to humanity’s penchant for using excessive firepower.  After the downfall of the Holy Ryuvian Empire, humanity splintered into three camps:  The free people of the Western quadrant of the galaxy, the New Empire of the Northern quadrant, and the remnants of the Ryuvians in the Eastern quadrant.  For a time, warfare stopped, as humanity lost the power of quantum jumps, overall, the technology of the Ryuvian Empire had been destroyed or forgotten.  It fell upon the humans who survived the Ryuvian Wars to rediscover the lost technology of the Holy Ryuvian Empire, and to restore mankind to its former glory.

This is still 500 years before the beginning of Sunrider…  Tune in next time, as we cover the birth of the Solar Alliance, and the Alliance-New Empire War.

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Welcome to the new Sunrider website.

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