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Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells - A Brief History of the Universe - Part III

After the age of barbarism, comes the age of elightment, where the civilizations reached their peak!

The Age of Enlightenment

The age when the battles between barbarian civilizations ended and a great empire was forged. It was created to bring peace and enlightenment to all species across the galaxies, respecting their differences and each one's individuality.

A strong a wise council of sentients was formed to govern the empire, deciding on the best course of action to benefit the majority of all species. For many generations lasting thousands or maybe hundreds of thousands of years, civilization prospered like no other time.

Science, technology, medicine, robotics, arts, literature, everything that could improve the life of sentients and bring joy to their lives was reaching new heights under the gentle guidance of the Empire. But it wouldn’t last forever.

Legends from an Enlightened Past
In the lost Palace of the Emperors, one can find the secrets to peace and union between the many species, if they can solve the riddles they left behind.
The halls of a great collector of art is rumored to be hidden in a dark matter world. The price one could sell these pieces would make them as rich as all the Galactic Overlords together.
There is a great computer server which stored many great compositions and musics from this lost era. They say the melodies in there are capable of bringing any emotion in those who listen to it.
In a field of asteroids lie the crashed remains of a legendary starcruiser whose engines never ran out of fuel. If one could reverse engineer its functionality, this could solve many problems, not only for themselves, but for the whole universe.
It’s rumored that peace was only possible because of a magical crystal that was kept in the First World. Once that world was destroyed and the crystal shattered, wars began again. If we can find the pieces, peace can return.
There was a powerful artifact that could close breaches through to the Void, but it was lost in the final battle against the Galactic Overlords. Legends say one of them took it to his fortress.
The Council of the old Empire still exist, hidden in a pocket dimension away from the reach of the Galactic Overlords. Only if someone could convince them to abandon fear and make a rallying call to all the species in the universe. Maybe then could we shatter the shackles of tyranny.
The tales of this old glorious past are a farce. There was no enlightened Empire, which brought peace and prosperity to all, but the greatest of all dictatorships, with a terrible and cruel tyrant that kept all under his spell. Obedience was the only possible choice, since free will didn’t exist. The Galactic Overlords were the only ones strong enough to oppose them. They freed us.
The future is lost. The Galactic Overlords, as they are now today, cannot be defeated. The only way to stop them and regain our freedom is finding a way to go back in time and alter the course of events that lead to their ascension. The old Empire knew how to do that. We just have to figure out where this lost technology is buried.
The old Empire exists till this day, beyond the prismatic nebula that marks the limit of our known universe. It was much greater than we expected, it spread to all corners of existence and even to other realities. And they will be back, to retake what was stolen from them.

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