El mundo se ha convertido en una jungla exhuberante y desproporcionada, con árboles mucho más altos de lo que sería naturalmente aceptable.
Absolución fue el primer Sistema Solar dentro de los Mundos Conocidos que fue atacado por los Simbiontes. Se prohibe la entrada desde el Imperio. Los humanos de Absolución fueron librados a su suerte, y están fuera de la esfera de influencia de la Guarnición de Estigma.
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<hide>Important People: Shima (born c.4944): Once a warrior queen of House Donald, Shima’s fitness and natural prowess ensured her selection to become one of the jungle-kin. Once the mother of her own Symbiot brood, Shima returned to her old village to recruit new brood members from amongst her former family and people. She converted the fittest warriors one by one, in time creating a joint Human-Symbiot community where a Symbiot warrior elite rules as nobles. Shima retained her expansionist ideals and imperial ambitions even as a Symbiot, sympathizing with the Galzai philosophy, her community has conquered or destroyed several rival broods over the years.
:From orbit, Absolution appears as a great, Urth-like world of green landmasses and blue oceans, with a swirl of while cloud. Once a center of industry and mineral extraction, but the scars these left on the surface has long since been buried beneath a thick jungle canopy. The planet has a teaming ecosphere, although corrupted by Symbiosis into a mega-flora world, giving rise to super-sized growths that are much bigger than would be considered natural. Dense forest extends through all latitudes on Absolution, running the range from equatorial jungles through to arctic evergreens forest – and trees often grow up to a half a mile from base to tip.
Absolution was discovered in c.2950 and was quickly exploited for its vast and easily accessible mineral deposits. However, within a couple of generations, colonial interests and mineral extraction efforts were hampered by legal disputes over territorial ownership (c.3020). It took more than a century to resolve all the matters in court, but after a lengthy legal dispute and various appeals Absolution was finally divided between the descendants of the survey team that had discovered the world (3150). This gave rise to three local minor houses, Van Allan, Cheema, and Donald, whom between them controlled all mining operations and mineral wealth on the planet. Absolution continued to function as a mining resources world through the Second Republic, making the mineral aristocracy fabulously rich while their subjects enjoyed a comfortable middle-class existence. In 3949, the Aylon-based House Torenson took advantage of social unrest on Absolution, to occupied large regions of the planet. Although House Torenson had initially played the role of merciful liberators, promising a fairer redistribution of Absolution’s wealth to those natives who supported their take-over, they soon displayed their true face as house troops enforced a strip-mining of its territories while the worker’s salaries and benefits were greatly reduced. The public was in an uproar, but little could be achieved in the face of the complete breakdown in interstellar civilization that was the Fall of the Second Republic. With the New Dark Ages, House Torenson tightened its fist even harder, provoking in the end a planet-wide revolution against the invaders, in which Torenson subjects and neighbors allied to take back most of the occupied territories in 4354. Many Torenson fiefs reverted back to their original owners, although the hated House Torenson retained a trace presence on Absolution for another two centuries. The few remaining Torenson domains on the world were sold to the Regency in 4550, when House Torenson lost its royal status. 4900 marked the arrival of the Symbiots, and Absolution fell to the invaders in a matter of weeks.The first challenge facing the explorer who’d wish to land here is that there is hardly a scrap of bare ground visible. Even the most daring of pilots is forced to set down on a beach rather than hope to find a jungle clearing. The jungles are extremely difficult to hike through, as the flora grows incredibly densely, and as a result most animal life has abandoned the jungle floor for life in the canopy. The forests are a little easier to traverse, but not much. As the plants grow to incredible sizes, most animals adapted by becoming smaller and more agile – better suited to navigate the tangled labyrinth of tree limbs.There are still Humans on Absolution, survivors of the invasion reduced to simple hunter-gatherers communities hiding in the wilderness all across the planet - their survival craft second to none. Some communities have made gods out of the Symbiots, giving sacrifices of jungle produce and times willing converts to appease the terrible deities. </hide>