This is the first of a series of posts that will dig deeper into the lore and background, to be later linked to the History and Background pages. The Alien Anthropology posts will be linked directly to the Alien Races page.
The ekuz diaspora began about three centuries after the human (by ekuz reckoning; their homeworld’s year is approximately 9,992 hours, as opposed to the 8,766 hours of the Terran standard used by most human historians). The extent of ekuz worlds is still considerably smaller than the human worlds. They are thickest through the Norma, Crux, and Carina arms of the galaxy.
According to some ekuz sources (though the veracity and details are in doubt in some circles), the diaspora started due to a looming interplanetary war in the ekuz home system. (There are hundreds of different names and nearly as many guesses as to the homeworld’s location). One or more of the factions, rather than risk a cataclysmic war that would have involved both nuclear and asteroid weapons, instead built sublight arks from hollowed-out asteroids and fled the system. Some ekuz historians suggest that the tensions leading up to the war might even have been due to one or more factions observing the construction of the arks and believing them to be first-strike asteroid weapons. No one really knows. Continue reading