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Faster-than-light travel or communication refers to the propagation of matter or information at speeds exceeding the speed of light in a vacuum.
Across the galaxy, all known Type II civilisations possess means of FTL travel.
Without FTL travel, interstellar travel is non-viable, since the travel time often exceeds an average life span.
All hyperspacefaring species acquired their first FTL engine roughly simultaneously when FTL probes entered their home systems and rapidly decelerated close to their homeworlds.
The discovery of FTL drives enabled spacefaring species to search for warp signatures, which quickly led to the first contact.
The most common theory is that a technologically advanced form of life detected spacefaring species yet incapable of FTL travel and dispatched the probes as a gift.
The origin of the FTL drives is yet unknown, however, there are efforts...
Life in the universe
The universe is populated by trillions of forms of life, physical entities that have biological processes, such as cell signalling and self-sustaining processes.
Although most forms of life are incapable of higher forms of consciousness, there are several species known to be sapient.
Life is most commonly found on planets, spacefaring vessels and habitats.
Current forms of life are the result of millennia of evolution, a process of natural selection.
Most scientists agree that life formed on several planets, most commonly the home planets of sapient species, from where it was spread to other planets and stellar systems.
However, this theory is not undisputed.
Although most species have radically different phenotypes, all known forms of life are carbon-based.
Furthermore, their genetic material is encoded in deoxyribonucleic acid.
Since this also includes all sapient forms of life, some speculate that all life in the universe originated from one planet, indicating that all currently known species are descendants of a common ancestor.
This theory is called Panspermia and has yet to be proven...
For other uses, see Radiant (disambiguation).
In Pre-FTL ages, the radiant referred to a celestial point in the sky from which a meteor shower seemed to originate.
Although meteorites seem to appear at random locations in the sky, tracing back the paths of two or more meteorites reveals that their paths converge.
This point of convergence is called "radiant".
Archaic civilisations used to name meteor showers after the constellations overlapping with the radiant.
Over time, however, the meaning of the word shifted towards...
* All quotations from the ENCYCLOPEDIA GALACTICA here reproduced are taken from the 117th Edition published in 1020 F.E. by the Encyclopedia Galactica Publishing Co., Terminus, with permission of the publishers.
While many nations in the world had succumbed to catastrophic failure on their massive dependance on fossil fuels, the Tribelands continued to prosper and flourish, with a complete and total independence from the black gold, harnessing the seemingly everlasting renewable resources around them, through the rays of the sun and the air around them. So efficient were the Tribes at driving their infrastructure with these power sources that, when the global wars for the oil reserves spread the inevitable biochemical nuclear fires across the foreign lands, the Mongol-Swedes and their dearest allies escaped the Armageddon that was sweeping Earth.
And while there were other nations outside of this tight-knit circle of friends that experienced similar success in keeping their heads above the tide, it was the genius of Mongol-Swede ingenuity, as they had demonstrated in wartime as in peace, that truly brought this confederation of thousands of eco-minded tribes to the pinnacle of development, creating hundreds of survival colonies across the irradiated wastelands of Earth and beyond to ensure the continuing survival of humanity.
With the close cooperation of the Mongol-Swedes and their international allies in Europa, the region became the forefront in interstellar advances, efficiently harnessing all sorts of renewable energy sources to accelerate the advanced Europan Space Fleet's fledging squadrons of starships both military and commercial to distant stars, spreading out across the Milky Way galaxy and discovering many worlds similar to Earth, ripe for peaceful colonization and bountiful resources maintained under a conservational management, with the hard-learned lessons of the past in mind.
OOC: This post was more of a brief plot-maker, anyone else interested in partaking in an rp of this scope?