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The Collapse was an event in human history that nearly brought the species to extinction. Following the Golden Age after mankind had colonized the Solar System, the Darkness attacked humanity and pushed it back to its homeworld, Earth. On Earth itself, the Darkness overran the Knights stationed at Mumbai. Humanity would have been wiped out if not for the intervention of the Traveler. In a climactic battle, the Traveler drove the Darkness from Earth. However, the Traveler was unable to destroy the Darkness outright. Additionally, the Traveler was horrifically injured in the process and forced to enter some form of stasis. In an attempt to protect the still remaining humans, the Traveler sent out the Ghosts to find Guardians to protect humanity. The Traveler then entered stasis, coming to rest over the site that would become the Last City. In the aftermath of the Collapse came the Dark Age. Virtually nothing else is remembered of the Collapse, as very few survived.

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