(2807 Ealiyasiyw, 0407 Ihearu; D110AEC-3)
The 91 billion inhabitants of Fterlyuhlye follow a
lifestyle taught them
by Solomani trader and
prophet Shaddaf Thisilos three hundred years ago. Thisilos came
by misjump; he found an overcrowded world of Aslan
packed together in one giant "city". Duels were frequent and were
to the death -- one method of keeping the population down.
Interpreting his accidental arrival as a commission from
a higher power, Thisilos attempted to cure the people's "spiritual
Attracting a small group of radical followers, Thisilos and company
an attack on the planet's primary life support center. As his
threatened billions with sure death, Thisilos cried out for change.
His plan called for a 500-year period of social adjustment.
Technology would only lengthen the time needed, Thisilos claimed, so
machinery was incorporated into all vital systems. Soon after,
declared their independence and returned to the pre-industrial
of their ancestors. The once extensive starport
facilities fell into disuse; interstellar contact dwindled to near
By this time, all necessary technological systems were automated and
of taking care of themselves, and the populace was free to fix its own
ills. Thisilos remained on Fterlyuhlye until his death in
3326 (832 Imperial).
Remarkably, his plan seems to have had a positive effect.
After three centuries, the inhabitants of Fterlyuhlye appear
more at ease,
better adjusted to living in such cramped conditions. Hierate
sociologists theorize that the slower pace of non-technobgical life has
reduced stress among the populace. Whatever the cause, the
on Fterlyuhlye are unique in Aslan history.