The year 679 of the Confluence Era marked a pinnacle moment in the history of the Conglomerate. The interplanetary science communities were abuzz with speculation when the discovery was first announced and, as always, the scientist’s latest publication was met with harsh doubt and cynicism. But professor Haroca jin’Magar was a famous man with a reputation for accuracy as well as tenacity. In a time when the worlds were still recovering in the wake of the Revolution, his proposal was bold and resounding of potential.
After nearly eight hundred years of mystery, the secret of the Rift Gates had at long last been understood to such a degree as to be replicated. For centuries, masters of the arcane sciences could not discern the nature and Gates. But a mystery they remained no longer. Furthermore, funding for the project was readily granted by the worlds' leading consortiums.