Spotlights on aspects of the Omniverse
When the First Pioneers set out to map the universe, the vast cosmic canvas was unknown and untamed. The early, intricately-inked charts presented by the Cartographers' Range were elaborate if empty, including only the planet Earth and a smattering of worlds comprising the star territory known as the Albion Reach. Elsewhere, vast swathes of blank ink drew the eye to the terrifying realms that lay beyond the hand and mind of Humanity.
Of these uncharted cosmic depths, it was said this: Here there be monsters.
"If music be the food of love, why do some get to play with eighty-piece orchestras while I can barely manage a fiddle solo?"
— Governor Klerksdorp of Presidium 4
Many of the universal cultures appreciated and prized music among all of the art forms. It was also one of the few forms of cultural expression that was found to be developed independently by each society and species, without any intervention or contact from another group. In this way, music weaved its melodies harmoniously through the fabric of space, and into the lives of almost every being in the known universe.
For tens of thousands of germinations the Vorgak were a simple, sporganic species percolating happily in the swamps of Vorgak 3. After the British conquest of 1822, the displaced and embittered race began sowing the seeds of a great military force to retake their Spore Cradle: the holy Vorgak Empire.
With the Conquest of 1822 by the British Empire, new life came to Vorgak 3 from across the stars. As the war machines of the Space Navy withdrew, great Colonarks descended on the smoking seminary fields, ready to plant new seeds into the planet's fertile soil. However, the Vorgak Spore Cradle was already teeming with native organisms, remaining hale and hardy even while the Vorgak themselves floated through the desolations of deep space....