Everyone has heard the story of the Tower of Babel. A huge tower built by ancient humans, descendants of Noah. Humanity spoke one language and had gathered in the land of Shinar where they said according to Genesis, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
They began to build this marvel, then God came down to see what they were making and disapproved as what they were doing was against his directive to spread across the Earth and so he scattered them across the Earth by disrupting their languages. Those who understood each other went their own ways and the tower began to crumble.
What some might not know is that this tower was not only a marvel of height but of advanced technology. It was called the Great Tower, a gravitational catapult built sometime in 3100 B.C. It was capable of launching a ship out of Earth’s gravitational field, and before God scattered them, a large colony ship named Nimrod’s Destiny had been launched at light speed into space. The ship was full of a thousand men and women. However, the ship had a one in infinite chance encounter with a temporary wormhole and passed through it.
They exited the wormhole around 720 B.C. They stopped the movement of the ship and found that they had exited near a large diffuse nebula and a solar system with two inhabitable planets, a double planet. They named both worlds Nim and Torur. They landed on both worlds and each of the teams on the worlds began to make a copy of the Great Tower on Earth, unaware that they were on the exact other side of the galaxy. However, God came down and did a repeat performance on each planet, scattering the humans on each world.
Unlike other lost civilizations in the galaxy, this one hadn't even been considered as the Bible only described it as a tower and not as the technological marvel it was. The starship Nimrod’s Destiny remained in orbit of Nim for thousands of years. They lost contact with each other but managed to reestablish contact in 5389 A.D. by primitive radio communication.
In 5482 A.D. the TerraCluster survey ship Liberator discovered the Nim-Torur System, which at this time was the technological equivalent of mid twentieth century Earth, Nimrod’s Destiny was taken back to Earth and put on display in orbit as humanity’s true first interstellar vessel.
The Nim and the Torur unfortunately went to war in 5952 and it lasted until 5993. They then formed the Nim-Torur Union in 6002 A.D. and settled two nearby worlds, one of which had been terraformed with terrestrial plants and animals.
The Union came into contact with the now galaxy spanning civilization of the TerraCluster in 6929. By this time, the Nim-Torur had settled fourteen planets. They readily joined the TerraCluster and have been members ever since.