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Basilicus

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Rokar was a substance used by Arienic peoples such as "The Enlightened". Although the Arienic peoples somehow became extinct, their manuscripts did not. After Imperial archaeologists descended onto Arien for knowledge and discovery, they found that the Arienic peoples were an advanced group of sentients, although they hadn't made spacefaring technology. The Arienic peoples advanced in science the most, and their greatest achievement could've been rokar.

Rokar is a fuel source, in which soil is heated and turned into rokar. This seemed far-fetched to the Eternal Empire at first, but they gave it a shot. So, numerous attempts to try out the theory were made on Jagga, all failures. The archaeologists couldn't understand. How come the ancient Arienic peoples could do it, but the high-tech Eternal Empire could not? A team of aspiring young Imperial scientists, made up of Jaggans and Cardai, were assigned by the Eternal Emperor Tigarus I to figure out the situation. Tigarus thought that the scientists couldn't solve the mystery, but he wanted to keep the archaeologists from complaining.

Led by a Cardai named Pantho, the team conducted several tests on Jagga, coming up with nothing every single time. Then, Pantho came up with a solution. His theory was that since they were using the soil on Jagga, it couldn't work. However, if they tried the soil on Arien, the source of this information, it would work. It seemed so unrealistic, but they were willing to try anything because the team was running low on funding, and the Eternal Emperor was running low on patience. So, using the soil on Arien, they completed their mission on their first try. The science team was surprised. What happened with the soil from Arien that didn't happen with the soil from Jagga?

After a close analysis of soil samples from both planets, the scientists made an amazing discovery: the soil on Arien had traces of redaron, a substance, when heated up to a certain temperature, could be used as fuel for starships and other machines. After this, Pantho's team became renowned scientists throughout the Eternal Empire, revolutionizing the technology of the Empire.

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