A single starseed fell towards the Earth, friction burning off its excessive speed as it tumbled through the atmosphere. Speed gained initially from a giant cannon orbiting a long distant world, then planetary sling-shots from a carefully plotted course and the welcoming draw of the gravitational solar well. Fired along with millions of its tiny siblings in giant capsules to travel the vast interstellar distances and spread to myriad systems. Escaping its home system like fleets of rogue asteroids. After decades of travel the capsules ruptured, scattering the seeds in their thousands over a wide spread of…



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