"A single step can lead to a million paths." proverb alteran
The Alternate history is the Alteran cosmology. The Universe is composed by an infinite of universe resulting of billions of possibilities. The Alteran believe that they are able to see some of the Alternate history. The more paths you see, the more powerfull you are.
The origin of the Alteran is still unknown. Many scollars from all around the galaxy have study its power without success. Some other speacies in the think of them as junkies, other as some gods like speacies. In Zouili, the Alteran bless babies. However, in Kounuzka, the Single Truth burn them.