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Xenohistorical Artifacts

Ruins and artifacts allegedly made by non-human intelligent races. These sorts of claims have been common throughout human history, but almost all have turned out to either be ancient human constructs or frauds. Through the long years of the Imperium, claims of discoveries of Xenohistorical Artifacts have come and gone, most being easily shown to be made by humans.

During the Decline, much information on First Expanse colonization efforts were lost. The great scholar and historian Jiao Mu Ban (one of the formulators of the Jiao Banner Sphere) estimated that the number of worlds visited during the Decline and the First Expanse may have been double that of the worlds found during the height of the Imperium’s search for lost colonies. It is evident from this that almost all the alleged Xenohistorical Artifacts are, in fact, simply the products of lost colonies.

Probably no Xenohistorical sites are more famous than the ones in the Gruyonh system. Historians and archaeologists have studied them for centuries, and indeed, they do seem to be an isolate. They can be dated back at least 20,000 years, millennia before humans first left Terra. Generations of researchers have puzzled over them, and have divided into two camps; those that believe these may very well be actual Xenohistorical ruins, and those that believe that the ruins were heavily contaminated, and are in fact much younger. Despite all the effort put into researcher the Gruyonh sites, there has not been enough evidence gathered to confirm or falsify either point of view.

Many entrepreneurs have made these ruins a large money-making enterprise. Selling “genuine” Xenohistorical Artifacts is a large business, and even in these uncertain times, people will spend good money on such fraudulent trinkets.


  1. First Decline
  2. First Expanse
  3. Gruyonh Doyu
  4. Jiao Banner Sphere
  1. First Decline
  2. Jiao Banner Sphere
  3. First Expanse
  4. Imperium Edition Index
  5. Gruyonh Doyu
  6. Decline
  7. Gruyonh