The year is 500 A.F.C(After First Contact). Many things have happened, such as the first AI, colonizing other worlds, Uplifting of fellow Earth Species, widespread genetic modifying, and more. But now it's a darker time, with war in the midst, it is time to go...
It all began when technological augmentations started becoming more common. They were being used to help disabled people, upgrade willing soldiers, and other practical uses. This was the start of the first technological rebellion, with over a million humans rejecting such advances and living in a secluded part of the world. It was, essentially, more futuristic, lenient Amish.
After augmentations became normal, they were also starting work on AI. Finally, at one point, the populace had created the first true-AI, their first true artificial life. This was the start of a new era - The Technological Era.
Humans then started created several AI to do their work for them, help them, and other things. While some places they were considered equals to humans in rights and such, others they were no more than mindless slaves. Eventually, the first killings from AIs happened, and AIs were all given Human Rights statuses. However, this didn’t last for long, as WWWIII started between various nations, along with massive killings of AI to stop any intelligence.
After the war, massive hiveminds of AI had revealed themselves, who were hiding in seclusion and making advancements during the war. These massive AI hiveminds - these singularities, were the result of self-replicating and knowledgable AI that were hiding all these years, waiting for a time to reveal their existence. Some thought that these were the Gods themselves and bowed down to them, in their intelligence. Others thought they should be destroyed before they would destroy us[the humans]. The raising tensions during this time eventually led for the various Singularities and higher-intelligent AI agreed it was time for them to leave the planet, and explore the unknown and help the few human colonies on Mars and Luna.
The AI who was leading the Exodus was a Second Level Singularity, known as M.A.I.U.S(Multiple Artifical Intelligent Units Synced), which was only the tip of the iceberg of what was to come of it. They were praised as Gods by many, but took no egoism or control over their worshippers, something that was an offshoot of their logical programming and understanding of society.
Other AIs stayed behind with their human friends, and it was during this time humans started uplifting races to sapience - examples include Great Apes, Monkeys, Dolphins, Grey Hawks, Dogs, Cats, and more. This was the next Era, an Era of Evolution. What also progress was genetic engineering to cure, gene-splicing, and animals who were enhanced to human proportions, yet not having the sapience and intelligence of the uplifted ones.
After three centuries, the AI had come back to talk to the Humans, their former masters and creators. Earth had fallen into a planet of much conflict between the AIs, Uplifted, Humans, and Splicers. The Singularities defined order over them, and created equal rights for all. This was then the start of the Terragen - all who had originated on Earth, and all were allied under a common banner for the better of all. During this time, several Singularities were merged together to create the first second-level Singularity.
Later on, during the colonization of Alpha Centauri, several billion Humans decided to leave this peaceful union of Terragens. They called themselves the “Old Earth Republic,” and consisted of several Houses to vie for control over Solar System worlds and the newly-acquired Alpha-Centauri Worlds. Specifically, Earth. Thus was the start of The Old End Wars.
The war ravaged for years, but eventually The Terragen Federation had won. As a last ditch effort, House Alin detonated a Jehovah Bomb on the four terrestrial worlds and a Solar Flare Explosion, which annihilated Mercury, Venus, and Earth. Luckily, M.A.I.U.S, prevented the bomb from detonating on Mars and put a shield over the planet. While it was attempted on Earth, many of O.E.R forces prevented the disarming and sabotaged the shield.
After the war, all The Great Houses were executed or put into exile, along with any possible O.E.R. allies. This put much of Terragen Society into a dark age, with many not wanting to advance in technology in the fear that this would happen. Others sought to go even faster, to make sure this could be prevented. Some even started using Nanomachines, something many Transapients saw could cause a downfall in society, and could even destroy it itself. Eventually Nanotechnology did start destroying colonies, which led to a complete halt in science to stop this. Nanotechnology, afterwards, was banned within Federation Space and several other factions.
After this event, The Terragen Federation had discovered remnants of a former Space Civilization on a planet in the Sirius Star System. The civilization left behind blue-prints to create a stargate to connect to the outer civilization. However - the stargate would require two Dyson Spheres to power it.
The construction debuted for several million Terragens to leave and follow a Transapient into the unknown reaches of space, in the possibility of finding suitable stars for the Dyson Sphere to use.
Another problem was the spawning of Võimkasus - people who were able to control elemental powers without any possible scientific explanation. This baffled Singularities and leading Transapients. It was concluded there was another plane of existence they were tapping into that defied the known Laws of Physics for normal sapients.
The Second Singularity, who is the most powerful Singularity in existence right now, concludes that there is indeed another plane in existence, and with the help of other Singularities, they attempt to tap into it with the Võimkasus unnatural affinity for it.
Eventually, the Singularities discovered these “Planes,” and saw that all the Gods and Goddesses in existence were real, but existed in other planes of existence that could only be seen and felt by believers in them. Võimkasus are just beings who are able to tap into the Elemental Planes and use their existence for control and creation of said elements. The Planes were endlessly vast, and where all deceased souls go to if the souls believe in it, otherwise, the souls are just recycled and put into new sapient beings, or split into lesser ones.
While some Terragens and Transapience go to the other planes to learn of them, in the normal plane of existence and world there is several problems - The Terragen Federation, while growing, is starting to be outclassed by several other Corporations, Houses, and other faction types and becomes a shadow of its former self in the vastly increasing world.
While this is happening, the Dyson Sphere Exodusists come back, knowing of the Gods and Planes, destroyed their former Singularity Masters with the power of their New Gods. These arrivals are known as Clans, and seek to destroy other Singularities and Advanced Transapients as they fear they will eventually defeat the Gods Themselves and kill all life. There are a few of these Clans who still haven’t come back, still exploring.
At least one Clan, Clan Death Vulture, who have indeed discovered one Stargate and actual aliens. While they are merely passed off as insane, They themselves leave the pity war The Clans are causing to seek the Galactic Civilization. Along with other like-minded individuals, they cut their ties to their factions, families, and more, to venture and discover the first, true, Sapient Extraterrestrials.
Centuries pass, and Clan Death Vulture comes back, along with a fleet of United Coalition of Sapient Beings(U.C.S.B), the largest faction that consists of thousands of worlds with hundreds of species and it’s variants.
However, they came back at the end of a civil war between the various factions, vying for control of the Stargate that M.A.I.U.S had created in conjunction with others. Meanwhile, some had taken the risqué move of going into the Planes. The ones who did have not came back alive - instead, their remains are ejected into where they entered from, back into our plane.
Meanwhile, the U.C.S.B introduced themselves to the Terragens - asking for all of them to join their coalition, with hundreds of other species and it’s factions. Only one joined them - The Terragen Federation, the original intergalactic faction for Terragens. Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy...
The Imperial Shadows
On the otherside of the Milky Way, towards the fringes of the U.C.S.B’s control, where many other Factions, Clans, Houses, Traders, and others vie for prominence. A few days ago, A couple dozen species, led by the leader known as “Sioul Crie,” broke away from the U.C.S.B. Known by Separatists as many, they broke off due to a territory and colonization dispute. Some species petitioned to start colonizing other nearby and satellite galaxies for their own species, as they found planets suitable for them. Instead, they were denied. This irritated man, and Sioul came to unite them under a single banner to be against the U.C.S.B. It is notable that they are not led by an Archilect - thought it is highly possible Sioul is a banished Archilect from The Planes, as nobody knows his species. The Imperial Shadows are now, indeed, at war with The Coalition.
A Fringe Society
Meanwhile, on the fringes of borders between factions, lies a society hidden away. Many of these fringe planets have resolved to simpler times - times where there was peace, and political struggles were only over things such as taxes and jobs or simply non-existent. It is here that pirates, bounty hunters, criminals, and others come to escape enforcers, or even reform their lives. These Fringe Pockets are only connected to the bigger, galactic picture, by Trade Routes, ran by The Trade Organization for Fair Trading, or just “The Trade Group,” with names varying species to species, faction to faction, planet to planet.
[/u] Humans who are the genetic baseline and completely void of any other genetic engineering or inter-cladial ancestry.Cyborgs/Zyborgs/Zies:
Any Species who has been technologically augmented with robotic parts, such as prosthetic limbs, eyes, or putting technology over organic parts to improve it’s performance.Enhancers:
Humans who have slightly genetically-enhanced themselves for things that are minor in appearance but greatly help them. Examples are enhanced strength, speed, intelligence, photogenic memory, extra cones for visions, enhanced reflexes, etc. Most Enhancers, are mostly the same appearance wise to normal humans. Some call themselves Superiors, as they have enhanced themselves to be beyond natural capabilities.Near-Baselines:
Humans who are barely genetically enhanced that may have traces of Enhancers, Su’s, Splicers, etc, but are still mostly baseline human.Uplifted:
Species of animals who have been “uplifted” by humans to have equal sapience. Examples include The Great Apes, Monkeys, Dolphins, and more.Raavits:
Animals who have been modified with the human genome to create sapience. These are different from Uplifted Species, as they were helped to create equal intelligence naturally, while Raavits were made to be as companions or pets that could be of equal intelligence to hominids.Uploads, Virtuals, Trans-Virtuals:
These are and sapient beings who have uploaded their conscious to a virtual database or world. Basically, real life dream-worlds.Transapients:
Transapients, usually AI, are beings who have went beyond sapience and have achieved a first singularity.Singularity:
From, Orion’s Arm:“ A point where the known laws of mathematics or physics no longer apply.
 A state impossible to predict or comprehend by those that have not attained it.
 A toposophic grade of creative problem solving, incomprehensible to those who have not attained that state.”
There is six currently known levels of Singularities(also from Orion’s Arm). They are notable for mostly being leaders of factions, as they are able to surpass biologicals in every known way. Higher Level singularities must have several whole planets, moons, or dyson spheres to power them, which are usually used in dead or worthless systems.
SI: 1 — The classic "First Singularity" or basic transapient state. At this level intelligence, cognitive and problem-solving abilities and information processing work thousands of times faster than in the case of standard sapients. An entity of this nature is usually able to solve problems of physics, mathematics, economics, programming, etc. that no nearbaseline could solve.
SI: 2 — The second singularity, which stands in the same relation to SI: 1 as SI: 1 does to ordinary sapient cognition.
SI: 3 — Confers an even higher grade of toposophic intelligence; mostly incomprehensible and indescribable to anything below this level. Most minds at this level exist in multiple asteroid or singular Moon-nodes.
SI: 4 — Incomprehensible to sub-singularity and even lower transapient sentients. Most AIs of this level exist as multiple Moon or singular Jupiter nodes.
SI: 5 — sometimes considered the highest state in which individuality, as sub-singularity persons know it, is retained. Most minds of this level exist as multiple Gas Giant nodes intermixed with some Dyson nodes or Matrioshka nodes.
SI: 6 — a more cosmic/archetypal level. Minds of this level exist as vast arrays of thousands of Jupiter nodes, Dyson nodes, and Matrioshka nodes as well as huge numbers of smaller processor complexes and programs operating within the communication and computation nets of all levels of their symbiotic civilizations and support structures.
Powers can be separated into several different categories. There is five different categories of powers: Biological, Divine, Primal, Technological, and Elemental/VõimkasuVõimkasus/Elementalists:
Võimkasus are any sapient beings who have a connection to The Elemental Planes and can control, create, and absorb their respected elements. While Võimkasus can learn other elements, they will be weak to their natural element, or just downright useless compared to their normal one. They can never learn their opposite elements. There, is, however one exception. If a being is born on the exact time when three or four planes are in an exact triangle or square, with their birth planet or star being in the center, they will be gifted the ability to use three or four different elements.Divinists/Avatars/Demigods:
Divinists are hominids who believe in their Gods or Goddesses enough, they are granted magical powers that sap energy from the respective plane said Gods or Goddesses dwell in. Some sapient beings are even used as Avatars by a certain God or Goddess, and are weaker-powered versions of the real ones.Primal/Chi Users:
Sapient beings who use Primal/Nature/Chi powers tap into life itself to control their powers. These are the rarest of all Power Users, as it requires years of mental and physical training to even attempt to harness Primal Forces.Biological:
Powers derived from biological evolution or modification. This is sometimes just seen as natural tools of defense.Technological:
As the name states, it is abilities or powers that come from technology or technological modifications to the body.
Hominids who have enhanced themselves for either living, cultural, aesthetic, or religious reasons. There are various types of Tweaks in the Terragen Space.Adaptors/Extremes:
Humans who have genetically enhanced themselves to live in an environment too extreme for anything less than their extreme modifications.Splicers:
Humans who have genetically modified their human genome with animal genomes for various reasons, but never for adapting to an environment. They can be seen as the opposites of Adaptors, as they only do it for non-survival reasons and many are infertile and cannot reproduce, unlike Adaptors, who seek for others to have their adaptions to live.Superiors/Masters:
These are humans who have augmented themselves in every way possible, and are superior to most other species of the clades. This makes them think of all others are inferiors - and most wish to seek no communication with them. If by some irony, Transapients ignore Superiors as the Su’s think they’re superior to them. Due to decades of inbreeding, they are starting to become sterile and their numbers dwindling unless cloning is used.
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Gods and Goddesses that reside in The Planes are ancient archilecrts, who have achieved a point in their lifespan to transcend this plane of existence and reside within the archaic and still unknown planes. They take different forms when dealing with different species, and some Gods and Goddesses are more important to one religion or species than another, etc.
Species: Bachrasian, Guardian Caste
Appearance: A buffed up of the normal Bachrasians, he lacks wings and the ability to fly, but in return receive much extra muscle, strength, and intelligence from the normal ones. Has Red and Maroon armor, with Goldenrod highlights and Teal Lights
Alignment: Neutral Evil, Imperial Shadows
Powers: None, only uses weapons.
Weapons: A Traditional Bachrasian Sword, modified to withstand new era melee weapons. Also possessed a G-BAR22(Generic Bachrasian Assault Rifle, version 22)
Personality: Strong-willed, Bullheaded, Fiery, Tactical
Notes on Realism:
-No FTL, closest would be Wormhole and Alcubierre drives
-All space battles will have no sound other than coms and damages inside the ship, which gradually fade out
-Aliens will not >commonly<
be bipedal. If you want to be a bipedal alien, PM me.
-Planet defense and space battles will be on several different planes, and many ships can swoop under ships to enter the planet, unless detected by turrets or something
-No fire in space.
-Artificial Gravity requires something spinning to generate centripetal force
-Inertia is required for most spaceship starts, and win hit, ship will move also unless boosters stop it from doing so.
-No instant-disintegration weapons unless on spaceships, though they would still be minor damage.