When the Founders first sent probes to determine if the planet they called New Eden would sustain human life, they discovered there were already people on the planet. These people appeared identical to humans, but they were at the beginning of the Iron Age in terms of economic, social, political and technological development. These natives, who the Founders called Originals, had no visible written language, but they did have a common linguistic root to their spoken dialects, calling their planet Ddaera and themselves Ddaerans. They also had a wide range of psychic abilities.

At the point the Founders arrived, the seven million Ddaerans lived in small isolated clans, they primarily sustained themselves through hunting, fishing, and gathering, and their weapons were knives, spears, and bows and arrows.

As a result, it was fairly easy for the much smaller number of Founders (100,000), to conquer and control the Ddaerans, in some places confining them to reservations, in others, using them as a form of forced labor, and no where on New Eden giving them the privileges of citizenship that all Founders and their Descendants enjoyed.

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