It is unknown exactly why the Colonization of Valkana was planned but it seems clear that the Home-world of these colonists was reaching the end of its time in this universe. Thus came the creation of the Restoration, a ship with but one purpose: Survival. While little information on this vessel is common knowledge in the common era, much can be gathered from both folklore and the wreckage of the ship itself.
It appears that an untold mass of people boarded the ship to be put in cryosleep for the duration of the journey. The ship’s Captain, a plant being named Organa, stayed awake to occasionally activate a skeleton crew for security and maintenance purposes. Fortunately, this crew was awake for landing as the ship was attacked just outside of the planet’s atmosphere. It appears they were quickly boarded and a large battle occurred onboard the Restoration. Here is where research falls to folklore.
According to legend, five heroes joined the Captain for a fight that they ultimately could not win. Though they fought bravely it appears Captain Organa knew that time was short and used her last moments to begin the waking process for the remaining passengers. This led one hero, a mage named Elenora, to leave the battle to pursue a higher purpose; guiding the wakening travelers into the ship’s escape pods. It is likely due to this that the Colonization of Valkana was successful.
The ship crashed onto the planet and the survivors likely scavenged it to help build the new world. However there has been no evidence of the attacking ship ever landing on Valkana. This, along with the obvious damage to the interior of the Restoration lends credence to the story of great heroes. While their stories may be lost to history, one thing cannot be denied. Without their sacrifice Valkana would have been lost to those attackers before it had the chance to begin.