Kyzan forms the Kyzanate, a feudal empire which he reigns over with an iron fist and draconian laws. Smaller outlying tribes who do not bend the knee are killed.
On their respective homeworlds, Humanity and the Verin organize into early tribes. Among the Verin the first Sovereign, Kyzan, appears, raised from the dead by a higher force (the Wheel) and claiming divinity. Kyzan rules for ~1000 years, unifying the Verin tribes under a single banner and an iron fist. He commits horrible atrocities and advances metaphysics.
"...and in this you repent for furthering your own weak bloodline," Kyzan snarled, hand firm on the Amir Chief's neck as he held her submerged in the still-hot wine of her children's veins. She thrashed and fought, but it was only in the utter cessation of her movement that he let her go.
The Sazashi rediscovers the Earth Index and follows the Wayhall to Earth, where they and Humanity have first contact. At first it’s good, but tensions inevitably build and war erupts. In the end Aempis is forced to wipe out the billions-large population of Mars to end the war, and Earth becomes a protectorate.