On Earth a team of archaeologists find a two-thousand year old artifact that is too advanced for the any known civilisation of that time to have made. Many thousands of light years away a group of explorers make a startling discovering about their origins. Could the two be related? The days that follow begin to unravel a mystery of the origins of one race and lead to questions about the history of another. Empire is the first part of a series called Beginnings and introduces you to the Kallans. Who are they and what is their story?