The Ornarans were once a technologically sophisticated civilization. Stricken by a devastating plague for which their technology could provide no solution, they became addicted to a medication with powerful narcotic effects called Felicium, refined from a plant found only in a neighbouring planet. Continued use of the drug for genera-tions resulted in loss of technical knowledge and intelligence, including spaceflight capability. No longer having the ability to maintain their interplanetary freighters that they needed to transport Felicium to Ornara, their civiliza-tion became entirely dependent on trading and piracy to survive.
The Ornaran people are now crying out for help. These Rehabilitation Centres will assist the people in withdrawing from their physiological dependence on Felicium. It will bring focus and clarity to their lives once again, and the first steps towards independence, and renewed productivity.