Voltron/Dragon Rider AU - History and World Building
In a far off galaxy (no, this is not Star Wars), there are three planets that share an orbital area around a single star.
The first planet, and smallest of the three, is Altea, home of the Alteans, or as they’re known to others races, the immortal and magic-wielding elves. But these designations are generally formed in ignorance. While “magic” does exist, the Alteans have evolved to understand how it works and formed an alchemy of science around its existence. Their magic is fueled by quintessence, or the life force of all living things. Magic aside, they’re also developed astronomically as well, and discover that there are two other planets that orbit their star that could feasibly support life. And so they develop an alchemaic technique that will allow them to travel from one to the other.
The first planet they travel to is Daibazaal, the largest in their two neighbors. It’s there that they find other intelligent life—the nomadic, carnivorous people that call themselves the Galra. Though the Galra pride themselves on their warrior ways, they eventually come to understand where the elves came from, and so the two races slowly begin to work together, the Alteans traveling from one tribe to another, teaching the Galra what they know until, hundreds of years later, the Galra are as advanced and united as the Alteans, albeit without the ability to use magic, as only the elves seem to be capable of that feat.
Which allows the Alteans to set their sights on the third of their neighbors—Terra—without Galra interference. From the high council back on Altea, the elves decide to send a new team to finally investigate the remaining planet. Which is where they discover a third race of intelligent life, the Humans. Like the Galra, their lack of magical connection provides them short lifespans, but they’re hard working and further ahead technologically than the Galra were at first contact. Which actually proves to make things more difficult for the Alteans. While the elves could help shape and form the civilizations of the Galra, despite inherent differences in their customs, the humans have already formed civilizations. Unlike the Alteans, however, who naturally valued peace, the humans use their societies to fight amongst themselves in great wars—a development the Alteans prided themselves on being able to prevent within the Galra civilization.
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