Slouching Toward Yathrib
A world in which the entire population was in some sort of simulated environment, eschewing their physical bodies entirely. Technology seemed to have been preserved, and there was much in the way of automated systems, as well as a group of large rock beings on the planet. A Hironem ambassador was chosen seemingly at random to accompany the group back to the Known Worlds, and had a very traumatic experience before he was returned. On return to the planet, much construction activity seemed be occuring. What this portends is unknown.