这是HW DUST WAR的早期官方原设。我所见过的原设中只有这个对先祖进行了完整而不冲突的设定。因此现在我把它们翻译了一下，放出来。|
英文原文引自由HW的原设人员 Josh Mosqueira 所作的Background。
During the Dark Age of the Progenitors, a great war was fought that ultimately destroyed the Progenitor civilization(s) [it is unsure whether the Progenitors were one race or many] and leaving countless ruins and derelicts scattered throughout the Galaxy.
So terrible was this war, that whole systems were destroyed, their suns extinguished by devastating weapons of mass destruction. Across the cosmos many stars flickers and then vanished, the last rays of the explosions drifting towards infinity their only legacy. To this day, evidence of these explosions remain, condemning whole tracts of space into virtual no-mans lands, littered only by the ancient wrecks of the progenitors ships — their secrets entombed forever by their silence.
But not all Progenitors wanted war. One, a visionary called Sajuuk, deiced to take his ship and hide among the dead stars of Balcora. Along the way, he abandoned his crew of over 1 million on desolate planets, far from the eyes of his warmongering brethrens. Many, Sajuuk knew, would perish, but others he hoped would survive and birth new civilizations. He then continued his long journey to Balcora, all the while being chased by other progenitors. Once in Balcora, he would wait until all that remained of his civilization was dust so that he could rebuild it. However, he new he would never live to see this day. Instead, he coded all his memories and knowledge, as well as all the secrets of the Progenitors, into the databanks of his ship. He then cast into the void the three hyperspace cores that powered his ship. His hope was that in time one or more of his seeded civilizations would find the cores, unravel the secrets of hyperspace travel and return to Balcora with them to reclaim their birth right — Sajuuk’s ship and the last surviving records of the Progenitors. With that, Sajuuk powered down the ship except for the automatons needed to repair and sustain the ship, and entered cryo-sleep.
The remaining progenitors searched for the traitor Sajuuk, but found nothing. Some were jealous that Sajuuk had the courage to turn his back on the war or felt betrayed by him while others wanted the ship he commanded. However, in time the war consumed all the progenitors. Not all Progenitors vanished. What happened was similar to the fall of the Roman Empire — no longer united the various colonies and planets become isolated. Some lost all ability (through war or otherwise) to use Progenitor tech while others simply vanished.
Millennia passed and the Progenitors faded from history, then legend and finally myth all the while the three cores that Sajuuk jettisoned drifted in the void.
The Bentusi where the first to find one of the cores, and in doing so ushered the First Time. Already one of the most advanced Fledging Races, the Bentusi quickly unlocked most of their Core’s secrets and used them to bring hyperspace to the galaxy. The Bentusi founded the Old Trade Routes with the knowledge gained from the core and taught Short Jumping to the races they encountered.
本图西人是第一个找到一颗核心的种族。核心的发现迎来了“太初之时”。作为当时ＨＷ银河中最先进的早期种族之一，本图西人很快地解开了他们核心中的大多数秘密，并且依靠着那些将超空间技术带入了整个银河。带着从核心中获取的知识与科技，本图西人创建了旧贸易路线（基本上就是星系外环线[Outer Rim Route]）并教会了他们遇到的许多种族如何进行短程超空间跳跃。