Ancients: Extinct intelligent major race of unclassified origin which pervaded
this spiral arm approximately 300,000 years ago. Archeological evidence recovered
from excavations of Ancient sites and radioactive dating of craters indicate that the
race died out during a two thousand year period of intense warfare, leaving only
ruined installations and shattered planets.
The Ancients were responsible for the wide dissemination of humaniti within its
current domain when (for reasons currently unclear) they transplanted humans
from Sol/Terra to at least forty worlds across a span of 360 parsecs. See Humaniti.
The Ancients were also responsible for the creation of the Vargr through genetic
manipulation of Terran carnivore/chasers. See Vargr.