I am Alessia Verdi. You won’t have heard of me. That does not matter. I am not very important in this tale, though I had my part to play in what happened.
I did not meet all of the people mentioned here. This occurred before I was involved.
I pieced it together from what my father told me about how it all began. You probably won’t believe it, not that I care. It’s the truth, regardless of what you think or what you’ve been told.
It was a time of myths and legends, stories that came back from beyond the Frontier, the promise of adventure never far away. It was dangerous too; the new hyperdrives, the death of the Emperor, the shock when… well you remember it all I’m sure. Everyone remembers where they were when that happened… I miss those times. I was still young and naïve then, but even as a youth I could sense the fundamental changes going on around me.