- For other uses, see Progenitor.
Shedai legends told that the Progenitor was captured by an ancient enemy, and it was this defeat that ultimately led to the Shedai retreating from the interstellar stage.
In 2268, a Mirdonyae Artifact was retrieved from the Orion Ganz and secured in the Vault on Starbase 47. The Shedai Wanderer, imprisoned in another Mirdonyae Artifact, made contact with a being held captive within it, discovering it to be the Progenitor. The Progenitor was disappointed that their civilization had fallen, but was determined to rebuild it. (VAN novel: What Judgments Come)