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The Arienic peoples are an extinct species that used to live on the planet Arien, which is located in the Arcturus system. Archaeologists say that their earliest set of bones that they had discovered date back to -200 AFE (c. 20, 845 GST). A notable group of Arienic peoples were "The Enlightened", who were said to be a religious group of people that built the huge temples and pillars dedicated to their ancient Arienic gods. The Arienic peoples were very intelligent, especially in the area of science. They were known for inventing the substance of rokar that they used to fuel most if not all of their ancient machines. Somehow, they became extinct around 150 AFE (c. 21, 195 AFE). Analysis of the most recently dated bones suggest that an epidemic caused the entire population of Arien to die. This epidemic was written in an ancient Arienic text known as "The Obituary":

An excerpt from "The Obituary"
"As we receive our last breaths, we remember all of our ancestors as if we shared their memories. As death beckons for us to ascend into the heavens, we remember our ancestors' creations as if they were a dream. As we go on to the afterlife, we forget our suffering and pain as if they were cast into the darkest depths of our minds. Although we are happy to be free from our painful lives, our only regret is that we could not do as our ancestors have done: create our own world.

Scientists have recently discovered a virus on Arien during a study of the local freshwater life. They found it to be a similar microorganism to the common Raven Virus. Unlike the Raven Virus, which spreads through people from scavengers, this virus spreads through the water. Many ancient cities were built near rivers and streams, so scientists and archaeologists concluded that the "Aqua Raven Virus" caused the extinction of the Arienic peoples. Studies have shown that the reason why the freshwater/saltwater life on Arien wouldn't die off is that they were immune to this virus. So, in order to prevent another epidemic, all colonists were given a vaccine so that the Eternal Empire would not suffer the same fate as the Arienic Peoples.

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