The Inundationists were a faction which arose on Resurgam during Dan Sylveste's expedition there; beyond opposition to Sylveste's control of the colony, the Inundationists favoured taking steps to terraform the planet—potentially destroying the archaeological evidence that the expedition was originally intended to uncover. Under the leadership of Nils Girardieu, Inundationists took over Resurgam and imprisoned Dan Sylveste. Later, an extreme wing of this faction calling itself True Path split from the Inundationists and started a guerilla war against Girardieu's government. The True Path insurrection continued until the Nostalgia for Infinity arrived in orbit.

The planet was destroyed a few short decades later.