Narrator:Petey has mind-ripped a Gatekeeper. Everything he knew, Petey knows.
Petey:In the language of the F'Sherl-Ganni, or Gatekeepers, these Dark Matter Entities are called the Paan'uri.
Narrator:The Fleetmind knows it all, too, and now must brief the mere mortals.
Fleetmind A.I. I:Roughly six million years ago the Paan'uri and the progenitors of the F'Sherl-Ganni fought a war over the teraport.
Fleetmind A.I. II:Teraports were already the cause of wars in the universe of "normal" matter. Destructive as those wars were, they paled in comparison to the fight with the Paan'uri.
Athens:Teraport activity was "polluting" Paan'uri "space," and they put a stop to it very simply, attacking any gravitic source capable of generating a wormhole, and then forcing the nearest star to explode.
Athens:Losses were great on both sides, and the Paan'uri agreed to a treaty
Fleetmind A.I. III:They retreated to the Andromeda Galaxy, and the F'Sherl-Ganni agreed to develop a system of wormgates instead of using teraports.
Petey:Then, 100,000 years ago, the Paan'uri provided the F'Sherl-Ganni with instructions for creating a zero-point-energy drive at the core of the Milky-Way galaxy.
Captain Kevyn:Wait. . . The core generator is a drive?
Ennesby:Yes and no. Yes, its stated purpose was to prevent the two giant galaxies from their inevitable merge.
Fleetmind A.I. IV:But no, the Paan'uri did not intend it as a drive. It has become clear that their intent was to use it to destroy their enemies forever.
Captain Kevyn:And they tricked the F'sherl-Ganni into building it!
Petey:So. . . next up on the to-do list: Declare war on the Andromeda Galaxy.