During this session we played a game of Microscope to set up our cluster’s history. Here are the highlights:
-Halphen is connected to the cluster by the FWS. The Nilicians fight the Bulrathi over access to the massive amounts of heavy water there.
-The Selenians convert to the Way after their environmental crash and join the Nilicians to start the Coalition and fight the Bulrathi.
-The Bulrathi weaponize Thread and destroy their home world, Ubiquo.
-The Age of Equilibrium follows. The now ravaged Bulrathi send out the Scavengers to collect resources for them.
-The Bulrathi are at it again! They attack everyone. The Coalition fights back.
-The Metamorphosis happens and the Halpeneans become space angels. It is revealed that they have access to exceptional FWS biotech and will do anything to stop the cluster from destroying itself.
-The Bulrathi and the Coalition make “peace” by fighting each other with autonomous robot fighters. The Halpheneans get sick of the destruction that this causes and destroy the production facilities.
-The Bulrathi join the Coalition and take up their own version of the Way. The Coalition decide to go after the Halpheneans. The Halpheneans split for unknown reasons.
-The Coalition discovers some FWS tech, gives the Whelkens psionic powers, try to make a gate, and blow up a large chunk of the Whelker system.
-People start vanishing in a great event known as the Vanishing. Other weird shit also happens.
-The destruction of Whelker results in FWS nanobots getting ticked or something and using Scavengers and peace era robots to start preparing the cluster for the eminent return of the FWS. They are also the reason for the Vanishing.
Next session we will make characters. Links to future wiki entries may or may not be put in later.