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Harr's solar system was artificially created by the Ancients around two and a half billion years ago. Harr was said to be created in a way that would make it able to host organic life, with liquid water on the surface and primitive photosynthetic multicellular organisms.raharr and all related species living today. Being relatively small predatory animals, they aggregated into temporary packs and led a semi-aquatic-semi-arboreal way of life, which appeared to be a fairly successful as they managed to comfortably live in the forests and rivers of the time.
Around 30 million years ago, Harr plunged into one of its short but harsh ice ages. At this point, the raharrids were divided into many separate species, including the proto-raharr which increased markedly in size, reaching about two-thirds of the size of the modern raharr. The ice age became a severe test for the raharrids: the decrease in temperatures, the appearance of winters, and the depletion of the biosphere caused the population to go through a bottleneck and almost caused the species extinction. The proto-raharrs, however, were able to adapt to these new conditions and switched to omnivorous diet. As a result of the decrease in the population, the proto-raharrs began to gather in constant packs, which served as a catalyst for the rapid development of real social relations within them. This allowed them to expand and secure their food supply, which led to an increase in their population and led to the period of the “Second Dawn of Raharr”. The ancestors of the raharr continued to grow in size, although it was noticeably slower than before. The middle of the Ice Age, 15 million years ago, was becoming the most severe, forcing the proto-raharr to migrate to the equator, and to an area that will be known in the future as the Source of Rrirkh.
Subsequently, in the two hemispheres, the oldest known centers of civilization emerged almost simultaneously. The proto-cities, the remains of which are partially preserved to this day, were called the Sources of Rrirkh and the Sources of Riyk. The ancient city of Source Rrirkh could not become the dominant force of the region and kept some land behind it. While it mostly remained a central place for trade, it still remained the most developed place on the continent for many centuries. The city of the Source Riyk, on the contrary, became the basis of a large and extensive civilization, which remained behind the scenes of the constant struggle between nations for a long time because of its relative inaccessibility by land - the way of both foot caravans and military campaigns was blocked by the Great Desert of Riyk - the largest desert area on the planet, where the temperatures in the heart of which could reach the boiling point of water. After some time, the tribes of the continents rallied under the authority of the Northern and Southern empires, which marked the beginning of their long and difficult relationship with each other, which often turned into wars.
The development of technology allowed raharrs to push the boundaries of the possible, and simplify travel between continents. The raharrs turned their eyes to the sky and began to develop the art of astronomy. This led to the invention of the primitive telescope in 1012 P.R, with which the first cartography of the Harr satellites is carried out and the first models of the solar system is created. The second era of wars began as well, with the Southern Empire attempting to overcome the Great Desert from the south in order to attack Riyk from, as was initially thought, an unexpected direction. The Southern Empire had long wanted to get the riches of Riyk, about which there were legends. The Great Desert interfered with the land march and Rijk had good protection against an attack from the sea, partly due to the nature of the coast in this area of the continent, which was almost entirely composed of unapproachable rocks with only a few well-guarded harbors.
However, Riyk was much more expanded to the south than the Southern Empire thought, and the military campaign was noticed and counterattacked in time before they reached warmer latitudes. Riykians, more accustomed to such conditions, put the enemy army to flight. Following this, Riyk began to fully enter the world stage, having been in a long period of neutrality. Riyk recaptured a part of the territories of the Southern Empire, as well as invaded the northern islands east of the Northern Empire, which is initially mistaken for that as an attack from the Southern Empire. Some time later, Riyk decided to move the capital closer to the equator, to warmer and more fertile regions (and closer to the center of its territory, which provided greater security and efficiency in managing the region), where it will remain until modern times, gradually growing into a megalopolis. The invention of the steam engine made it possible to make river vessels that were self-propelled and fast, which led to fundamental and revolutionary changes in shipping, making it significantly safer and reliable.
In 120 P.R, there was an expedition to the island of the Ancients, at that moment known as the Burning of Hope. Despite its large size, the island for a very long time remained unvisited by the Raharr. When crossing the ocean, the ships tried to keep to the north, since there were frequent storms around the island. Sometimes the ships sailed close enough to the island to see it on the horizon, but there were clear hostile conditions even from that distance. Few dared to come closer, but at close range the coldness and sultriness condition of the land became even more obvious. There have been several cases in history when ships for some reason broke up on the shores of the island, but none of their crews managed to survive the conditions that prevail there. The study during the expedition showed that the Island is still not completely lifeless, and there is a thin and poor border of vegetation on it stretching along the coast, but there were no large animal species on the whole island, as well as no sources of fresh water. Superficial research did not reveal any deposits of minerals or metals that would have been worth all the difficulties that their miners would face. Because of the inhospitable nature of the island, the mapping is extremely fast and the expedition did not stay there for long - the air temperature on the island is too high even for kekhohirrs, and the replenishment of water and food is impossible. The island is marked as an unpromising and useless land, and it will be four more centuries before the island was the center of any attention again.
Harr's civilizations continue to conquer scientific and technological progress. The world's first heavier-than-air aircraft is created, successfully flying into the sky. Although it crashes on landing, crippling the pilot, everyone remains extremely optimistic about the potential of this discovery. Soon after, a campaign began to build a complex of observatories in the southern polar circle, as the most convenient site for observing various celestial bodies. The southern and northern empires are beginning to change their political strategies, focusing on softening relations with each other for the sake of the prosperity of their economies. A couple of decades later, their efforts are justified enough when both sides sign a peace treaty uniting Empires into the Condominium and ending their centuries-old feud. At the same time, the first stages of construction of a residential complex near the South Pole are being completed, and the construction of the main tower of the observatory begins. A decade later, the condominium is reformed, both Empires create a united government and completely erase their borders, forming a new state of Releksh. Soon, the construction of the observatory complex will be finished. Now it is the most advanced institute for the study of astronomy, equipped with the latest technology. Despite its location in extremely inhospitable and remote latitudes, the best scientists from all over the planet are beginning to flock to the new observatory. Almost immediately, observations of the suns reveal the presence of objects in very close orbits around the stars. Despite the equipment of the observatory, it is not possible to examine the objects in detail. The world, meanwhile, is experiencing an industrial boom. New technologies make it possible to strengthen and improve the efficiency of economic ties. There are more cargo ships at sea than ever before. This provokes conditions for the development of piracy, many islands break away from their states and declare themselves independent in order to attract pirates and their prey.
Major historical events:
The time is counted from the moment of the discovery of the Star Stabilizers by the Raharr (Realization event), or P.R.
- ~ 250 000 years of P.R.
The first fruits of the evolution of the mind of the raharr, signs of possession of fire, the end of the ice age.
- ~ 50,000 Years of P.R.'
Raharrs spread to the territory that in the future serves as the source of Riyk.
- ~ 30,000 years of P.R.
The development of agriculture, the emergence of the first permanent settlements.
- ~ 6,000 years of P.R.
The foundation of the northern and southern empires. The western continent is divided between an impressive number of tribes, many of which are highly developed.
- 3 310 years old P.R.
The discovery of the first simplest physical laws, the birth of scientific thinking takes place. The tribes of the western continent are beginning to unite by Garn Kahto Sha, who proclaims the Continental Empire.
- 3 300 years of P.R.
The Continental Empire comes into contact with the Northern and Southern Empires.
- 3 282-3 258 years old P.R.
Garn tries to unite both empires with his own. This provokes a war that lasts a couple of decades, after which it fades away and ends with a forced truce. The technologies of that time did not allow waging any effective war across the ocean and the resources of the warring parties eventually depleted. Garn Kahto Sha dies, never wanting to resign the emperor title at the age of 108 years.
- 2,200 years old P.R.
The Southern Empire is undergoing a revolution, becoming the Federation of the Suns.
- 2 150 years old P.R.
The Federation of the Suns wallows in corruption, short-sighted management causes hunger and poverty, a bloody rebellion breaks out in the process of which the Southern Empire is being restored. However, since the Emperor's family line was interrupted fifty years ago, the new empire has little in common with the old, in fact only a name. Almost immediately, the new emperor is trying to conclude a peace treaty with the Northern Empire.
- 1 012 years old P.R.
The invention of the telescope, created the first maps of the Harr satellites. The sources of Riyk, which had previously kept neutrality, are becoming more active, stopping the research and conquest campaign of the Southern Empire on its borders and causing them to flee. The territories of the circumpolar regions, previously considered to be non-inhabited, are also influenced by Riyk. The Northern Empire takes this for the conquest of the Southern Empire and tears up the peace treaty.
- 500 years P.R.
The development of the steam engine provokes the invention of the steamer, leading to a revolution in shipping, making water transport much more reliable and safe. Skirmishes between the Continental and Southern empires are resumed. In the Continental Empire, a revolution occurs, resulting in the state disintegrating into dozens of republics.
- 120 years of P.R.
The invention of the internal combustion engine, the beginning of the mapping of the Island of the Ancients. Nobody wants to claim a scorched heat island, without any minerals suitable for the settlement of a territory or a great strategic value.
- 40 years P.R.
The first in the history of Harr aircraft heavier than air takes its first flight. Having flown for 2 minutes, it crashes during the landing, nearly killing the pilot.
- 23-17 years old P.R.
Completion of the construction of the first blocks of the colony at the south pole. The construction of the observatory begins. The Southern Empire and the Northern Empire create a condominium of Empires, designed to end the centuries-old feud.
- 10 years of P.R.
Condominium of Empires is being reformed into Releksh Foundation.
- 2 years P.R.
Completion of the construction of the observatory. The Solar Telescope was installed, with the purpose of studying the suns of the Harr system in great detail. The Stabilizers were detected. Formation of Independent Islands
- Realization Event
The improvement of the telescope allows raharrs to observe the Stabilizers directly. Awareness of their artificial nature throws the world into a stupor, and major nations are gripped by religious hysteria.
- 2 years A.R
The world still continues to boil in the aftermath of the Stabilizers' discovery. The system's larger sun produces a powerful coronal ejection, and Harr happens to be directly in its path. A powerful geomagnetic storm envelops the planet for five days, and leads to the global destruction of infrastructure. The entire electrical grid of the planet is destroyed and leads to a large number of fires. The effect of this catastrophe is superimposed on the population's unrest caused by Realization, and mass riots and suicides break out, throwing civilization backward in development. The South Pole colony is cut off from supplies from the mainland.
- 5 Years A.R
Republic of Ryikh declares itself the "Source Rrirkh", and aims to recreate the Continental Empire and unite the disparate republics back into a single state. A new philosophical and religious current begins to sweep the world, describing the creators of the Stabilizers as supreme beings and postulating the destruction of negative emotions. The movement, thanks to the founder's skillful propaganda and charisma, is rapidly gaining followers. The Source Riyk is in a civil war, large areas are breaking away and demanding independence. The South Pole is uninhabited once more.
- 256 Years A.R
"Followers of the Ancients" convert half of Harr's population. Source Rirrkh occupies most of the continent, mostly annexing republics on a voluntary basis. The Source Riyk regain political stability and integrity, while annexing part of Releksh's base territory.
- 280 Years A.R.
Nearly 85% of Harr's population are members of the "Followers" philosophy. There is a re-founding of the station at the south pole. The bodies preserved there from the events of almost three hundred years ago are honorably buried and elevated to the rank of national heroes. Records with the lists preserved at the station showed that not all of the bodies had been found. The most likely version of the missing is that some of the station's population decided to try their luck and make it to the southern mainland on the ice. Their bodies were not found.
- 335 years A.R
Rirrkh has reached the goal of uniting all the republics of continent, and turns attention to the Independent Isles. The level of science reaches its new peak. Rrirkh launches the planet's first artificial satellite. Artifact X is discovered on the Isle of the Ancients and a base is set up to study it.
The base, created to study the artifact, organizes a rebellion and declares its independence, proclaiming itself the Science Corporation. Ririrkh and Riyk join together to suppress the rebellion, but are crushed and repulsed by the Ancients' technology, which has been partially returned to the operational state by scientists. The Science Corporation enters into a non-aggression and cooperation agreement with all the leading powers of the world. Religions based on the philosophy of the Followers of the Ancients begin to show signs of decline.
- 350 Years A.R
The first models of neuroimplants are created and begin to spread.
- 378 years A.R
The Yhish epidemic. By this time, many among the world's population have cerebral implants installed. These first models were able of wireless connection to the planet's internet. This shortsightedness turned to tragedy when a self-modifying spamming virus discovered a vulnerability in the neuroimplant's network protocols, allowing it to access all subsystems in order to spread itself further. The result of the virus activities was extensive brain damage, in most cases accompanied by fatal damage to the brainstem, which provoked cessation of reflectory body functions (such as breathing), and subsequent death. The incident is named after the presumed point of origin of the virus, the city of Yhish. The cumulative death toll reached three hundred thousand before the virus could be isolated from further spread. Fortunately, the lethality of the epidemic played a positive role in limiting the number of victims, since the neuroimplant almost immediately went into standby mode when the host died. Had it been able to function longer, the number of victims could have been measured in the millions.
The epidemic had a huge impact on revising the entire augmentation industry and associated safety protocols, resulting in regulations that outlawed implants with wireless functionality.
- 380 years A.R.
The first spacecraft equipped with a FTL engine technology based on the technology of the Ancients goes into orbit. The autonomous prototype had to make a hyperjump to the nearest solar system and then immediately jump back. The ship successfully completed the first point of the mission, but then disappeared. Creation of the first prototype antigravity plate.
- 390 years A.R.
The active study of the solar system is underway. Hephrene, which was used in many technologies of the Ancients, was discovered on Gaulurr. It allows significant improvements on the technical parameters of raharr tech. The six first research ships were built, which went to the surrounding star systems in order to search for planets suitable for colonization. The missing unmanned prototype was not found. The artifact of the Ancients is attempted to be opened by laying a thermonuclear charge on its surface. The attempt does not lead to anything except the destabilization of bedrock, increasing the risk of collapse and a small radioactive contamination, which hampered the work of research groups. The first blocks of the underwater settlement were laid and drained.
- 395 years A.R.
There is first contact between the raharr and the extra-Harrarian civilization. In the third solar system, the research ship encounters a research ship of the Sashli species, which also conducted investigations of the surrounding space, on its way through. Researchers exchange information, after which they continue to follow their routes, extremely encouraged by the meeting.
- 490 years A.R.
The Raharrs gather a meeting of ambassadors of all known species and vote for the approval of the Galactic Alliance of Civilizations, designed to simplify the processes of mutual relations and mutual assistance between different species of the universe. The meeting is held for several months, during which various issues regarding the future of the alliance were discussed. During the discussion, several species refused to participate in the Alliance due to contradictions. The remaining civilizations settled misunderstandings and in the end the Alliance was founded.
- 580-586 years A.R.
Conflict with insectoids. The colonialization ship of insectoids enters the orbit of a raharr colony. As a result of subsequent contact, relations turned aggressive, and insectoids bombarded the planet from orbit. Subsequently, a full-fledged war was averted by the efforts of Sashli.
- 640-645 years A.R.
The Vainur Incident.
- 792 years A.R. ' Equipment and sending a joint project of the carrier ship "New Horizons", designed to become the first ship in history to attempt the crossing of the intergalactic void. The ship went missing, being in the first third of the flight, its fragments are searched for to this day, and the project is considered to have ended in grim failure.
|Pangalactic Alliance | Leaving the Cradle | The Cliff World|
|Organizations||Alliance | Independent Worlds | Science Corporation | Politics|
|Technologies||Hephrene | Interstellar Travel | Spaceships|
|Places||Planet Harr (Star Harr) | "Shining" Space station | "Dawn" class spaceships | Artifact X | Artifact Spindle|
|Characters||Gharr | Zane | Hekaht | Ahshu | Quantum | Nea | Dan | Mark | Val | !Virus|
|Further reading: | Civilization development stages | Instruments | Ideas ||