mercredi 11 novembre 2009


Planet of Origin: unknown in another galaxy
The Ancients are an advanced humanoid race who developed an intergalactic civilisation millions ago and eventually ascended to a state of pure energy on a "higher plane" of existence. They are best known as the builders of the Stargates networks found in the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxy.
Millions of years ago, a philosophical division emerged among them. Some grew more and more fervent in their religious belief, while others adopted a more scientific and rational outlook. Ultimately, the two groups split apart and began to oppose each other. The religious ones, aka the Ori, decided to destroy the non-believers who, rather than to fight them, left for what they called Avalon, the Milky Way.
There, they built an impressive empire, a vast network of stargates linking all their colonies and sent ships to spread Stargates to other galaxies. Among the planets they settled was Earth. As the planet's original Stargate in Antarctica was the oldest gate ever encountered, Earth was probably one of their more important worlds and the departure point of their stargate spreading ships. Eventually, they were afflicted with a plague tailored by the Ori. Most fled. Those who remained in the Milky Way galaxy either ascended or died out.
Those who fled to the Pegasus Galaxy settled on a planet they named 'Lantea'. Finding Pegasus devoid of sentient life, they seeded it with humans and Stargates. At some point they encountered a leech-like organism called the 'Iratus bug', which possessed impressive healing and immunological capabilities. Through feeding on humans, this organism absorbed genetic information from them and eventually evolved into the vampire-like Wraith.
The Wraith developed into an advanced but violent hive society while avoiding the attention of the Ancients until they felt their number big enough to confront them. Despite the Ancients' technological superiority, the Wraith overwhelmed them. The Ancients fled back to the Milky Way throught the Antarctica Stargates. Some stayed on Earth, spreading out to distant lands and helping to populate them, Others departed the planet, to live out their days on other worlds and allied themselves with the Nox, the Furlings and the Asgard. The remainder chose isolation in which to meditate and seek enlightenment. This would eventually lead to a spiritual ascension for some.
After their ascension, the ancients continued to oppose their former nemesis, the Ori, who had also reached Enlightenment. Although the two factions were deadlocked in strength, until, in 2007, a superweapon designed by the ancients was used by humans to destroy the Ori.
Source: Stargate TV series

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