You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reasons: The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups: Users, FANDOM Staff, FANDOM Helpers, Wiki Managers, Content Team Members. Please log in to edit this wiki.Joining Hyperion Cantos Wiki is free, and it only takes a minute.We hope that you sign in, and become a member of the community!Click here to log in or create an account You can view and copy the source of this page: '''The Fall''', short for the '''Fall of the Farcasters'''<ref>''The Rise of Endymion'', 1997, Chapters 13 & 17 (as described by Aenea as a proper noun).</ref>, is a reference to the destruction of the [[farcaster]] network, and subsequent end of the farcaster-dependent [[WorldWeb]]. The apparent destruction of the [[TechnoCore]]-supported farcaster network was ordered by [[Meina Gladstone]] in advance of the massive waves of allegedly [[Ousters|Ouster]] attacks upon multiple [[Hegemony of Man|Hegemony]] worlds, following the events surrounding the opening of the [[Time Tombs]] on the planet [[Hyperion]]. As a consequence of the Fall, humanity could no longer depend on the extensive use of farcasters to maintain its interstellar society, and most of interplanetary commerce and tourism came to a halt for decades until a robust interstellar [[Hawking Drive|Hawking-drive]] travel network was established. Worlds without agriculture of their own, such as [[Tau Ceti Center]], suffered great famines. Upheaval took hold on most of the worlds connected by the [[WorldWeb|Web]], with families being torn apart by tens or hundreds of light-years of distance. As a further result, multi-world structures such as the [[River Tethys]] and the [[Grand Concourse]] ceased to exist as they once had. The Fall marks the end of the [[Web Era]] and of the [[Hegemony of Man]]; and the beginning of the [[Pax Era]]. Use of the term became common during the time of the [[Pax]] as the beginning of the rise of the [[Catholic Church|New Catholic Church]]. == References == <references /> Return to The Fall. Retrieved from "https://hyperioncantos.fandom.com/wiki/The_Fall" Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.