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In 3638 Aslan (1106 Imperial) all surface water was lost. During a period of peak solar activity, a catastrophic fault crippled the planet's weather control system. The few shallow lakes which had served as reservoirs began to evaporate.
Panic might have ensued on a human world. With few exceptions, however, the native Aslan settled themselves to the drastic water rationing imposed by their clan leaders. In a few isolated incidents, thefts of water were reported; as a whole, though, the inhabitants refused to insure their individual survival at the expense of their fellows.
The Aslan philosophy of taro - literally, "it comes" -
enabled the people of Hkurlei to weather the disaster. The planet's hydrosphere
never completely recovered, but today the populace has adjusted. New safeguards
have been implemented to make sure a similar crisis never occurs again.
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