understanding the Iconians requires knowing a bit about the history of the galactic civilizations. In the beginning, as far as we can tell, there was the Precursor civilization. For a long while we had no name for them but they called themselves the Arnor.
The Arnor came across the primitive Iconians and educated them, nurtured them, and guided them to full sentience. During this time, the Iconians were servants of the Arnor. It is important to understand the vast difference between the Precursors and the Iconians in terms of evolutionary status. The Arnor were as far advanced from the Iconians as humans are from primitive mammals or o “beasts of burden.”
But as the Iconians advanced, an increasing number of the Arnor objected to the servitude of the Iconians. Of course, like many moral debates, there was a practical side: the Arnor had grown quite dependent on the service of the Iconians. But the Arnor came to a solution: they would replace their Iconian servants with artificial beings. And so came into existence the Yor, whose story is told elsewhere. In time, the great Precursor empire split in two and warred upon one another. The war dragged in for many earth decades, it destroyed the fabric of Arnorian society, it decimated there planet. But a group of the Arnorians who lost the war, A handful of them, escaped. They placed the Iconians in sleeper pods and they drifted for hundreds of thousands of years until the sleeper pods made it to a new world. On this new world the story of the Iconians was born.
While Humans tried to evolve into Bipeds the Iconians used the technology of the Arnor and began to build a colony, they took a militaristic stance knowing that one day they may be attacked again. Continue reading