Star shifts are an observed phenomena in the universe where a the solar power produced by a star rapidly diminishes, rendering planets with a capability to sustain life completely or partly inhabitable. Star shifts occur within a time frame of mere decades to a couple of thousand years.

Star shifts and the reasons why and under what circumstances they occur remain shrouded in mystery. Certain characteristics of the phenomena are known by observance, such as that most of the time large groups of neighboring stars are affected at the same time, and that star shifts are preceded by a build-up time of smaller star shifts. By looking at the frequency of these smaller shifts, using geological evidence, scientists can determine which shift will be the final (possibly catastrophic shift).

The Solar system experienced a star shift, beginning in the early 2050s, first observed in late 2081, and reducing harvests and the amount of biomass on earth as early as the 2060s. This led to wide scale evacuation of earth, beginning in the 2090s, and continuing up to day. Mankind moved to the Gana-Solar system, the closest planetary system that was inhabited by intelligent life too.

The Solar system is believed to have experienced lesser star shifts during the Ice Ages, leading to a unstable development of life on earth, and as a result the development of mankind as ultra-intelligent being during these changes. High intelligence and the evolution towards conscious life forms seem to be correlated with star shifts.

As star shifts and intelligent life are linked, relatively small star shifts, that had a much smaller effect on the planet, caused the Moqans of the Gana-Solar system to arise. The star shifts of both the Gana-Solar system and the Solar system of earth were synchronous, causing humans and Moqans to come into existence at the same time. The star shifts of Gana, however, have already finished, and weren't of a catastrophic, life-eradicating magnitude.