What's more, I looked at that, and then looked again at the scale of the rest of Traipahni civilization. I did some Googling, and found out that the Ah'Koi Bahnis and Duenicallo would have been building cities and making systems of writing before Homo sapiens even evolved! Their civilization predates our entire species.
Now I'm even more determined to write a scene or a short story wherein some human is being superior to the Traipahni people for re-introducing them to space travel, because now I can have the AKB defending her people dropping bombshells like that! "Fuck you! My people were mining asteroids when yours were just beginning to invent the mud brick! My people were building cities to rival Rome before your species even evolved!" :-D
Pretty much the only reason they took so long to go back into space after the Reformation was because they were stuggling to find a way to get into orbit without using dangerous, pollution-causing chemicals.
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