The first novel in the science fiction series Lore of Light and Energy® takes its name from a mighty space station – Quorum Treaty.
Floating silently through the star system of Pretenia, Quorum Treaty is a planet-sized space station built by the Alliance of Planets. This massive structure contains hundreds of decks, levels and docks, not to mention the millions of citizens that call the space station home.
“It was ominous. Monstrous. Marvelous. Before them was a planet-sized space station. Its size eclipsed the imagination. The lights, emanating from its millions of windows and docking bays, illuminated space. Quorum Treaty was a white sphere. A shaft with the girth of a canyon protruded from the top of the station, joining the sphere to a disc directly above, a disc that was as wide as Quorum Treaty itself.”
Housed deep inside the space station is the vast chamber called the Interstellar Quorum. Here, Representatives from each planet gather to pass decrees (laws). After its construction, Quorum Treaty quickly became the centre of power for Alliance of Planets. The portrayal of this enormous space station conjures up grandiose images of power, impregnability and affluence. All this is true, however for many of common citizens life was less grand:
“On first impression, Quorum Treaty was stirring and vast. Yet as Zach took in more sights, the true nature of things emerged. Most all things languished in a deteriorated state. And he noticed the bleak expressions on the faces of those with whom he had some similarity of context, that being the humanoids he saw. Gloom held down their shoulders, slouched in resignation.”