Hyperion-Charlwood Alliance
Merger of the Hyperion empire and Charlwood cyborg society, the Alliance embarked on a policy of aggressive military-economic expansion, that culminated with the attack on the strategically important Geteche system. In 3694 the Geteche system was attacked by an unusually virulent form of AI-viruses, developed by the alliance. The attack destroyed the local infrastructure and the governing AI, which led to the explosive destruction of all local wormhole gates. This broke off most of the links between the Orion arm and the young colonies in the Perseus arm. While the viruses were contained in the Orion arm and the perpetrators harshly punished, the remote colonies all succumbed. For several millennia they were isolated, often barbarous and only gradually reconnected to the main wormhole nexus.

In the repercussions of the act the Solar Dominion in alliance with the Conver Ambi used the pretext to reclaim Hyperion, eliminating the Hyperion ethnic leadership for good measure. The Charlwood was economically ostracized and eventually broken up.
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Text by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 07 November 2001.