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Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far Future
(-4045 to -2219)
The first major interstellar civilization, politically and culturally dominated by Humans originating on Vland. The jump drive was discovered on Vland in -9235. Immediately the Vilani discovered a number of interfertile and technologically primitive human races on worlds within 60 parsecs. These were gradually brought to a high-technology state with Vilani help, and assimilated into a loose interstellar community bound by trade and common culture.
Eventually, the client races themselves explored beyond the local sphere, contacting and trading with still more races. These new races gained their technology without being assimilated into Vilani culture; the resulting increasing friction eventually resulted in a series of wars, beginning about -5400.
In response to the threat, Vland began tightening its control of its trade sphere, finally organiz