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It had started out as a three-kilometre-long asteroid in a solar system which was one of the first explored by a species that would later form part of the Culture. Altered through technology, it became a habitat, fitted with rockets and armed with weapons. Sentient, it became one of the first space-based entities to join the Culture. Through the millenia it has grown to just over seventy kilometres long and home to one hundred and fifty million people.