Asimov
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By this time, the Galactic Empire is well into its collapse. The Mayor of Terminus is a fool. Imperial General Bel Riose visits Ducem Barr on Siwenna, finding out legends of the Foundation. He finds Terminus, and the Foundation steal some of his ships. He declares war. Trader Lathan Devers is captured and brought before Riose. He befriends Barr. Ammel Brodig informs Cleon II of the war. Cleon decides to support Riose, giving him ships. Devers and Barr escape Riose and go to Trantor, attempting to convince Cleon to recall Riose and Brodig with false claims of a conspiracy against him. This happens without their success due to the workings of psychohistory, and the two are executed. Siwenna is the first province to pass directly from the Empire's political rule to the Foundation's economic one. Devers becomes one of the first people to worry about the Second Foundation as an enemy, although he is generally ignored. The Golden Age of the Foundation ends.

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