Grampa sits at the window, gazing out at the stars. He’s not looking forward, to where we’re going, but rather he’s looking back: back to the home he left as a child; back to sunlight and rain; back to real grass and flowers you could actually touch and smell. Even if the Thelian Dawn finds a new planet to colonize, he knows it won’t be in his lifetime, so he holds tightly to his memories of Earth. He gets especially nostalgic this time of year in what he calls the “Holiday Season.” Continue reading
The brittle pages lay within a small chest: tucked away in a nook of a cave buried under rock and snow. The entry starts and ends with a flowing, handwritten script in an unknown language — apparent notes about the printed text entries that make up most of the pages. Continue reading
[Transcript of presentation to Lyceum Combined Faculty by Harold Stockmoor]
Good morning. Throughout Thelian history it has been believed that the first documented use of magic was the Alyssum Incident of 0007, however while preparing a report on the history of Dawn’s Light, I came upon archived security footage taken aboard the Thelian Dawn itself that I believe shows an unexpected use of magic much, much earlier than we currently teach. Continue reading
Education has always been one of the highest priorities of the Thelian people. School attendance is not mandatory regardless of age, but Thelian society is such that in is unfathomable to think a child may not wish to learn. Educational programs are structured so that the families choose the school they feel best teaches their children based upon learning styles. All schools teach the same things but in different ways. Continue reading
MIGRATION FROM EARTH
In the Earth year 2138, astronomers discovered asteroid 873592 — named Ragnarok — was on a collision course with the moon. Teams of scientists set to work trying to avoid calamity: some sought ways to divert the asteroid’s course; while others designed huge underground bunkers designed to protect people from the catastrophic effects such an impact would have on Earth’s climate. As attempts to change the asteroid’s course failed, a third plan grew in popularity and funding.