The Aurelians are an alien race in the Faster Than Light Universe.
In 1940 Earth received a transmission from space. The humans at the time were unable to translate it, but Dr. Saul Fredricks managed to decipher the message. Within the message contained advanced technological blueprints, including for faster than light travel from an alien species known as the Aurelians. lso inclued in the message was a warning:
"We are finished, and they are coming for you next. Use our technology and get the hell out of there!".
The message the Aurelians sent referred to an species that the UN would identify as the Dark Ones. After hearing this message The Discovery was built, humanity's first ever FTL vessel. To hide the discovery of a hostile alien presence heading to Earth, the UN covered the discovery, making Fredricks the 'inventor' of the FTL formula. While the motivation of The Discovery was exploration, its true mission was to seek out new worlds and races and possibly make them allies.
Earth eventually sent out a visit the Aurelian homeworld, only to find it ravaged by the Dark Ones and its populace dead.
The Aurelians were an advanced starfaring culture. One of their most esoteric sciences was astral divination, a combination of astrology and quantum physics that enabled them to predict the demise of their civilization to the day.
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