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The Vesqkels (Ves-Kul), alternatively spelled Veskuls, are a late Type III civilization. They live on the planet Kaan-Bul (RS 0-5-11113-443-11229-7-368503-613 5). They are effectively immortal, and are capable of reviving the dead. They are the dominant civilization of their galaxy, and are currently attempting to travel to other galaxies. They somewhat resemble a standing dog, with 4 arms and 2 legs, and reproduce using 3 Vesqkels.

History

The Vesqkels originated in 20 million BC. They evolved from dog-like creatures. They primarily ate animals, and hunted in groups of 5-10. They use their claws to tear through animals and ate them raw. The Vesqkels were violent killing machines. Luckily, since it takes 3 Vesqkels to reproduce, their population stayed low for over 19 million years. Still, they were a devastating force to be messed with. Since Kaan-Bul has high gravity, plants were primarily big bushes, so the Vesqkels hollowed out the bushes and used them for shelter. The bushes were great hiding spots, making them immune to predators. At this time, they were unable to communicate more than primitive noises. But that all changed around 1.5 million BC. They typically lived around 180-215 earth years, and matured quickly, by age 5, they were already mature. The population was around 3 million.

Around 1.5 million BC, a major breakthrough allowed the Vesqkels to become intelligent beings: Speech. The Vesqkels were now able to talk, and this ability spread throughout the whole species over the course of 500,000 years.

At about 500,000 BC, societies began to form in Kaan-Bul's northern continent, Jopil-Bul. They were primitive societies, roughly resembling an ancient human settlement. Eventually, Vesqkels were able to spread knowledge, and population started to gradually rise. The Vesqkels had a strong interest in science, and would often wonder where they came from and where they live.

But things began to change rapidly around 50,000 BC: The discovery of resources. They all occurred around the same time, and pretty soon, Kaan-Bul's first Technological Revolution began. Basic metal tools allowed for much greater study of science, and made life a whole lot easier. Around this time, the Vesqkels had a basic currency system, and all the different cultures had different time measurement systems, but they were all based on the length of days and revolution of its two moons.

Around 45,000 BC, travel by water became common. Vesqkels were able to meet other societies and communicate and trade. To their surprise, they found many societies in different periods of advancement, from primitive natives to simple societies. Explorers from the northern Jopil-Bul society were baffled. They believed different locations ran on different time scales. Eventually, they came to the conclusion that they just have not advanced enough yet.

By 40,000 BC, attempts to unify the different Vesqkels were made. At the same time, the Second Technological Revolution was underway. This revolution was roughly equivalent to Humanity's Industrial Revolution, and this boosted the power and knowledge of the Vesqkels. As the world began to unify, and Befano Guchaci came up with the Theory of Planets (basic solar system model), a universal time measurement was created: One Bav was the time it took for Chav (the sun) to appear in the same spot in the sky the next day. This was 12 hours, 28 minutes, and 12.5 earth seconds. One Dav was the time it took for the inner moon (Thav) to cycle through the phases. This was 1.066 earth days. One Fav was the time it took for the outer moon (Zhav) to cycle through the phases. This was 24.257 earth days. One Gav was the time it took for Kaan-Bul to circle Chav. This was 202.4 earth days. For the sake of simplicity, we will use Earth units. By now, the Vesqkel population is around 3 billion.

Space Age

On December 14, 39,801 BC, The Vesqkels sent a Vesqkel to Thav. It was equivalent to the Earth's moon landing. 19 years later, on February 26, 39,782 BC, a Vesqkel was sent to Zhav. A permanent base was established on Thav in 39,768 BC, and in 39,752 BC, one was established on Zhav. The Vesqkels were advancing through the space age very quickly, because unlike Earth's government of the 20-21st century, it actually got shit done. Within the next 50 years, probes were sent to the nearest gas giants, Baj (closer to Chav), and Daj (Further from Chav). The Vesqkels rapidly advanced in knowledge.

By 39,600 BC, the Vesqkels numbered 19 billion and were attempting to colonize the nearest planets' moons, as well as its own moons. They have devised a method of transportation that travels at 0.5c, and is 1000x safer than Humans' airplanes of the 21st century. Progress was made very quickly throughout the 39,500s, with the invention of extremely powerful space telescopes, capable of detecting exoplanets in galaxies billions light years away. It detected a potentially habitable planet in the Milky Way galaxy: Earth. However, it cannot do anything with it.

The Great Filter

In the next 500 years, colonization of the nearby stars was under way. Vesqkels are now a type II civilization, with a Dyson Sphere around its star. However, the major limit was the speed of light. Spacecraft are now able to travel at 0.99c, but just cannot break the speed yet. This proves to be a massive disability, and turns out to be the Great Filter.

Progress was quite slow throughout the 38,000's BC. Colonization speed slowed, and communication is becoming quite difficult. A detailed analysis of the galaxy (Mas Pon) shows there are very few other type II civilizations in the galaxy, and the nearest one was 53.7 kly away. By now, the Vesqkel population has exceeded 250 billion across over 1000 stars.

At last, at about 37,000 BC, an FTL warp drive powered by antimatter was discovered. This was an accidental discovery, because while the Vesqkels were trying to make an antimatter engine, they discovered that by introducing certain forces, it can warp space and time and travel faster than light. It was able to cross the galaxy, Mas Pon, in about 500 years, or 0.06 ly/hr. This transformed the Vesqkels into a type 3 civilization. They were now able to colonize the entire galaxy. This is a huge breakthrough and allows them to contact the other 21 type II civilizations. Eventually, they merge as one, and the entire galaxy is in their hands.

However, there is a problem. The entire galaxy is conquered by 20,000 BC, and the nearest galaxies are many millions of light years away, inaccessible at the current time. This proves to be a much, much bigger issue, and will not be solved until the wormhole is opened by humanity In the meantime, the Vesqkels build Dyson Spheres around every star, and study the universe to the best of their abilities.

The Discovery

Nothing happens much until 9957 AD, when the Vesqkels are discovered by Humanity, when a wormhole is opened up from the Milky Way to Mas Pon, after discovering signs of a hyperadvanced civilization. By now, the Vesqkel population nears 200 trillion. They make peace with the humans, and share knowledge. They form an alliance with Humanity, and with help from Xcathlia, move their galaxy closer to the Milky Way.

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