Legacy and Rebellion
The First Wayfarers
Styx, Lethe, Joker, and roach, these four names are well known to all wayfarers. As children, some of the first born on Safeharbor, they came to a secluded part of the planet wide city. They talked of finding the earth, of raising humanity to its former glory. They started using more devious methods as they aged. They stole secrets, sowed dissent, and on occasion, attacked officials. This gave them notoriety, and there were plenty who shared in their dream. They set up The Pulse to communicate to all wayfarers and to spread their message. The rebellious youths were cast as villains by the government of Safeharbor. Some were cast out as pariahs, jailed, or in the case of Simon "Joker" Myers, executed.
The First War
Few could have predicted just how skilled the Wayfarers were. They managed to get into space before anyone else on the planet. They knew how to fight, how to survive, and how to thrive. When The Battle of The Pillars took place, they were given a clean slate in return for their aid. They operated on the fringe, far from any battle. They worked in special operations, assassinations, and even counter intelligence. When the war ended, they were no longer villains, but heroes. A bronze statue was carved by Lethe in memory of her fallen comrades, and erected to mark the entrance to a new colony.
What's in a name?
Naming Dawn occurred well after its founding. The name is meant to symbolize the hope wayfarers have for their goals, but also the dawn of a new chapter in the life of humanity. Dawn was a refuge for fugitives before the battle of the Pillars. The wayfarers were criminals in the eyes of Safeharbor's government. When they were officially accepted, they were allowed to grow Homebound actively takes care of the colony, many of which being among the first of the wayfarers. Since they never leave the planet, they take it upon themselves to protect and ensure prosperity for the colony.