The last hope for life in the universe.
Astra Nova was built by the Weavers as a last refuge for all the peoples of the Five Worlds.
As such, they borrowed architectural stylings and structures from all 15 during its construction, resulting in a vibrant hodgepodge of every society and culture.
To ensure their newly created world could sustain life from all 15 species, they created The Deviants, miniature versions of every peoples imbued with thousands of genetic alterations to ensure they could account for every possibility.
As the power of the Weavers waned, they soon left the world of Astra Nova behind—leaving the remaining Deviants to their own devices. Some escaped the planet, but some stayed long enough to see the opening of the portals, and the Pilgrimage of the peoples who would become Astra Novans.