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It was the first year of the Huwaty Immigration when the period of political violence known as the Great Troubles of Tir-Torzor, (aka the Great Troubles,) was approaching its climax. Though accusations of such discord existed before this period, there was no real reliable and readily available record of proof. This was because the sharing of information was tightly controlled by the Apiary, until the Humans managed to somehow break the restrictive encryptions that secured and monitored data transfers. This pivotal moment is referred to colloquially on Tir-Torzor as the Big Break, and it was signified by the mass manifestation of this image across cyberspace and physical locations:

What followed was an almost constant dissemination of knowledge. Much of this informational sharing was carried out by unauthorized, independent, daily events bulletin firms, which no one outside of their originating sources would have learned about otherwise if not for their efforts. One of these firms was known as The Lawbreakers’ Chronicle. It maintained an impressive archive of written, audio, and visual records, before it received extensive damage during a raid that incapacitated operations for months.

To spread unsanctioned information widely and safely, old informational holographic cylinder scrolls – known as ‘docugrams’ – were salvaged, hacked, and modified by individuals working for unauthorized bulletin firms, then distributed among as many human communities as possible. Come to be known as ‘modigrams’ – though these special docugrams could only hold limited amounts of data at a time – their ability for unlimited reuse and closed information transference, made them perfect receptacles for daily happenings uploaded via compact dedicated receiver ports. The Apiary repeatedly tried to quash this prohibited usage, but humans always found ways around these efforts.

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