Dasnal was born into a wealthy household in the year 37 Niehk (N). Her father was a merchant. Her mother was an accomplished musician. From a young age Dasnal displayed intense interest in mathematics and astronomy.
Dasnal has an older brother. They are very close. Dasnal’s brother gets sick. Dasnal’s mother realizes he is going to die and makes the plan to switch them so that she can study in Soledon’s household school. She studies math and astronomy. Her work on the equation is a cover for her search for her brother.
At that time education in science and warfare was restricted to clan males. The females of the clan were only allowed to study the arts. So Dasnal’s mother disguised her as a boy so that she could receive the best possible education. Dasnal was admitted to Soledon’s household school at the age of eight. She became a member of Soledon’s council when she was only fourteen years old. She showed serious interest in mathematics and computers and dedicated herself to design a computer that could calculate a more efficient path through the galaxy.
The Dasnal Equation
Dasnal worked on the system for nine years. According to Eran, when Dasnal presented her work to Soledon, he exclaimed, “You truly are the brightest star in the galaxy!” Although it is widely thought that Soledon himself was only marginally literate, he immediately grasped the importance of Dasnal’s work. He ordered her to integrate her equation into the computers of each ship in his fleet, a process that took just over two years. The result was the curve of least cost, known colloquially as the Dasnal equation.
Death and Legacy
What happened next is a point of some debate. Dasnal was discovered >>>