• portal network diminished power of governments
  • company became most powerful organisation on the planet due to monopoly on portals
  • period of United Earth with 5 regional parliaments
  • invention of interstellar portals
  • company initially wanted slow settlement to prevent detrimental effects of mass exodus
  • but relocated to Adonis, made deal with Parliament of Planet
  • opened floodgates to uncontrolled settlements --> Exodus century
    • Earth Data net crash 2389
    • unsustainable expansion to too many worlds without basic manufacture capabilities