The community had changed dramatically over the years. When the six original adults (now known as the elders) had arrived, it had been nothing more than a research station. They were on the run from a ruthless AI and its servant robots who would be satisfied with nothing less than their total destruction. They had multiplied, giving birth to twenty highly intelligent and high-spirited offspring. Some of these offspring were more high spirited than the others.
Silkas, a tribe that had been attacked by the AI-utilizing its robots-and were being hunted down and eliminated. The Silkas joined them and together they faced the robots, defeated the AI's deadly attack, and ended its threat. (For now at least)
The Silkas called their new friends the Zaflan and, over a period of time, the Silkas and Zaflan merged to become one family.
Teseka, more commonly know as Tes, -while pursuing her goal of greatly expanding this community-had caused a terrible rift between the elders and the younger Silkas and Zaflan. This rift was just now starting to heal. To obtain a better background of this story I suggest that you read, "The New Start."