So, I've been sharing theories with other people for a while now, but I've realized it would also be neat to discuss some of them on a public forum. Here are some of theories that I believe to hold true in the Starbound universe. Translated names of the six artifacts will be crucial here. The six artifacts were delivered to the chosen races by envoys hailing from the Ancient race. The envoy sent to the Avians became known as Kluex. (I still like the idea, but I've more or less abandoned it.) Avian artifact, the Wheel of Kluex is used by the Stargazers as a catalyst for creating Avolite crystals. These crystals require blood to create, which led to the ritualistic sacrifices and the creation of the Kluex faith. It's also the reason why the crystals are only known to occur on Avos and why access to their source is heavily restricted. Apex artifact, the Genesis Coil was extensively researched by the Miniknog and their discoveries used in the Vestigo-Evo Process. Glitch were initially created by the Ancient race (as Ancients described themselves as builders and created Ancient Vaults to preserve life, I imagine simulating a civilization would also be within their interests). Glitch artifact, the Regal Medallion was given to one of the robotic civilizations created by the Ancients. Their artifact led them to remain in the medieval stage, resulting in the Glitch we know today. All other robotic civilizations proceeded to develop as intended, but eventually the project imploded on itself and they all ended up destroying themselves, resulting in the toxic and scorched planets found across the universe. That would be all I can remember so far from the top off my head. What do you think of those theories? What's more, do you have any theories of your own that you'd like to share?