The Technocracy was the biggest, most stable, and most technologically advanced empire in the multiverse. But it too was created from nothing, and by no more than a single man. Many were the players that participated in the game, some in name of progress, others in the name of fame, and others just because The Machine asked them to. This is the story of the universe, and how it was shaped by the sudden advent of one single empire from Earth. And of course, this is the story about the players that came to be in it.