The Darkness Between Stars
Timeline - Birth of the Ancients
During the centuries of war the Gods and the Draconian both turned to Fey and natural creatures and formed them into races to aid in their struggles. The Gods and Others would do this only with permission and through primal and divine power. While the Draconian created slave races by exposing them to Chaos or forcing arcane rituals upon their bodies. The people that would be known as the Ancients were such a race. They were creatures of Chaos, standing tall with orange skin and four eyes. When their masters were thrown into exile the few remaining of this race discovered some of the lost arts of the Draconian. While their masters could fly between the dark reaches of space from planet to planet to seek conquest. They had to rebuild a small fleet of stone ships that would allow them to sail between the stars. These were the same ships that once brought armies across the vast gulfs. And now they sailed under the flag of lost refugees.
At first they became seekers of knowledge, having no place or home to call their own. They moved from world to world. Often finding ruins and destruction, picking through the rubble they discovered more lost secrets of both the Gods and the Draconian. From time to time they came upon a world with a bitter or leery God who turned them away. Once or twice they found a God tired of killing who welcomed them to their wrecked world for a short time. These benign Gods hoped to instill a more glorious purpose in this race spawned from such terrible circumstances. And eventually they did set their racial goal to a lofty standard of purity and stewardship. And they set out to find a world to be their new Eden.
After countless centuries of exploring and collecting knowledge they came up on the world of Lir. It was one of the last untouched worlds in the universe. Though the God Lir had fought in the war, the wrath of that war had never touched her home world. She accepted the Ancients as her own children and they at long last rested in peace, having put their dark origin behind them.