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The Lost Cradle: The Angliyan Dominion
The Angliyan Dominion is by far the oldest human nation in the galaxy, and, as one of the so-called Great Powers, one of the largest and strongest. Eight hundred billion people, including eighteen billion nonhumans of various stripes, live in systems claimed within the Dominion’s borders. In some form, the Angliyan people have existed for over four thousand years, making them even older than the Fenrir Cataclysm that prompted humanity’s mass exodus to the stars. Specifically, the ancient settlers of the Dominion’s homeworld were the descendants of the earliest extrasolar colonization mission, a collaborative effort between the United States, the United Kingdom, the various members of the Anglosphere (including Nigeria, Liberia, and South Africa), and the Russian Federation in approximately 2022 BFD . The massive vessel, dubbed “Horizon,” would use a painfully slow form of FTL known as the “cone drive” to ferry its cargo to a potentially habi
The Lost Cradle: Preface - The Three Fates
“The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.”
- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
Prologue: Three Fates
Trying to think like an artificial intelligence is enough to break any normal sapient’s brain into a million tiny pieces. The sheer amount of information being processed every femtosecond is simply mindboggling - it is simply impossible to even discern just how much more intelligent the average “smart” AI is than a human. Computer scientists the galaxy over have said that the creatures evolving on other worlds are nowhere near as alien as the creatures of code created by mankind.
In a clandestine server on an uncharted moon in an officially empty star system, one of these enigmatic bei