As settling technologies improved, more and more planets were made available to the Arci of the galaxy. Many of these planets featured mystifying geological formations and unique lifeforms.
Artwork by Katie Thoreson.
The Inheritors of the Vow put Scholars, archaeologists and special agents, at the forefront of the national creed to research ancient forefather artifacts. The pictured Scholar is using an AI power core developed based on forefather technology.
The Typhon Corporation's largest financial and strategic success was the creation of the InSys, a wondrous interstellar teleportation system. This network became the backbone of the NASO alliance's military and economic might, only surpassed by the enigmatic forefather particle acceleration system: The Way.
As humanity ascended to the stars, they found residence in orbital complexes designed to house millions. The Path of Skye helped lead the development of orbital base technology, incorporating extensive greenhouse systems to ensure a supply of fresh-farmed food to denizens.
Cyberization swept much of human society early in its galactic expansion. This effort was pioneered by the expert surgeons of the Witnesses of Noöphon, a neural-networking cult which worships a sound-system known as the Noöphon. Initiates to the Witnesses undergo brain surgery to obtain neural implants compatible with the Noöphonic network.