is the origin of all humanity, the common factor shared by all, Alliance and
Independent alike. It is stated that Earth was "used up," but for
whatever reason, mankind abandoned Earth generations ago and moved out into the
stars. This must have been a profound cultural event, one that could have
broken down the very essence of humanity. But, mankind held onto the tenets of
culture and civilization in the exodus, carrying with it those things both
material and spiritual that make us human.
true human nature, as time passed Earth took on an almost mythical status in
the culture. It is now referred to as Earth That Was and myths and
stories about it have arisen.
"...that when she (Earth) was born she had no sky and was
open, inviting. And, the stars would rush into her, through the skin of her,
making the ocean's boil with sensation. And when she could endure no more
ecstasy, she puffed up her cheeks and blew out the sky."
Earth That Was is not like Atlantis.
Many physical artifacts have survived the time between the exodus and the
present. Most, if not all, are held by private collectors and perhaps, museums.
or whyever Earth was abandoned, mankind possessed the technology to take the
recipe with them. New worlds were terra-formed to be as close to the old Earth
as possible. Planets and moons were (and still are) transformed into
"hundreds of new Earths." None were a perfect copy and all carried
their own little quirks, but technology and/or human spirit overcome these.
These new worlds were colonized and settled, built on and built up, and true to
both our history and our pioneering nature, mankind continues to reach out
further and further, transforming new Earths in the image of the old.