When the Solomani
discovered jump drive in -2431, they also
discovered that more than a dozen human races
had already colonized the worlds surrounding Earth. At the time, there was
no satisfactory explanation for the more than 40 genetically identical human
The Solomani Hypothesis, first proposed by Magis Sergei haut-Devroe (64 to
141), theorized that all of the many widely scattered human races of the
galaxy originated on Terra, and
he thought that they were transported to their current homeworlds by an alien
race (called the Ancients)
for purposes which even today remain unclear. The approximate date of the
scattering has been established as -300,000.
When Terra was incorporated into the Imperium
in 588, a small historical mission verified much of haut-Devroe's work. The
hypothesis was already generally accepted by the majority of the human population
in the Imperium.
More than 40 known human races have been located (and several more of them
failed to adapt to their new worlds and are now extinct); only three of these
human races have reached widespread prominence: they are the Vilani, the
Most other human races accept the hypothesis but lend it no special importance.
The hypothesis is used by the Solomani
Movement as a basis for its claims of Solomani racial superiority.