Delphos was in his own words a "mild mannered chemist chosen to be Methuselah"; he was picked for a treatment which prolonged his life seemingly indefinitely. He watched for 10, 000 years as humanity slowly devolved from a proud spacefaring species into a collection of warring tribes. He ended up as the court wizard of the King of Ithaka, a world where man had reverted to a medieval society. He created the robot Alkinoos and possibly the ship Star Seed, and was ultimately mortally wounded by the brutal Haamin invaders who destroyed the Ithacon civilization while helping Prince Wayfinder escape from the doomed world.[1]

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