It is unknown what disaster brought down the human race of the first stellar era. What is known, however, is that this human race spread across the galaxy, leaving colonies and settlements heavily dependent on interstellar trade to survive. The humans of the Chord - even the Ameselans - all trace their biology and ancestry back to this Greater Humanity.
While all one species capable of producing viable offspring, the many peoples or sub-species of Greater Humanity are extremely diverse. All together, however, the basic human form is unaltered: four limbs, sexual dimorphism, gravitational tolerances of 0.3-1.4 Gs.
Civilization and Culture
Common Myths and Legends
It is unknown how the humans of the first stellar era brought about their collapse, but some surviving cultural tales from the slow era share enough commonalities to piece something together. Concordian legends of the f.s.e. human culture (Proto-Huitzlo-Concordian or PHC) are imperfect, but generally considered the most accurate. PHC myth tells of an ancient war between two planets within a system called