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They created the Mechari, a robotic servant race that could communicate with the other races of the galaxy, and watch for developments in culture and technology that might be of interest to them.
- 1 Technology
- 2 The Nexus Project
- 3 Dominion origins
- 4 Disappearance
- 5 Sources
With the distinctive white metal and gold highlights, and the ominous green glow, Eldan technology is hard to miss. They are widely sought after for their immense power and versatility, capable of bending the laws of time and space itself.
Quite possibly one of the most important and advanced machines the Eldan have constructed are the Primal Focuses, machines that gather intense amounts of pure primal energy. They were used to advance the Nexus Project, and in the creation of the Primevals to prove that a living being could be infused with such high amounts of raw power. They include:
- The Focus of Air found in Galeras. It is responsible for the constant windiness and cyclones in the region. Osiric also makes his roost there.
- The Focus of Water found deep underneath the waters of Whitevale. It is to blame for the fluctuations of Whitevale's climate, from warm and almost tropical to freezing and dead. The primeval Hydris lurks there.
- The Focus of Life found in the jungles of Wilderrun. It floats just above the Everpool, giving the body of water its mystical properties. Vitara makes her home there.
The other focuses have yet to be seen.
Yet another highly sought after machine is the Eldan Terraformer. It is capable of turning a barren wasteland into a lush jungle, alongside rapidly evolving the inhabitants therein to the new climate. For this reason, it is priceless in that it can be used to colonize any planet, or change a hostile region into a breadbasket.
Outbreak Fen Terraformer
Once an inactive terraformer, it was blown up by the Exiles during the last few moments of a Dominion incursion. The explosion has mutated a large area around it, and birthed mutant squirg that breed rapidly.
The second of the Eldan's great gifts to the humans of Planet Cassus alongside Dominus the Half-Blood, omni-plasm is an extremely versatile substance, capable of manipulating or changing any substance, or taking any form you wish of it depending on the programming of the nanites it is composed of.
The Eldan employed less complex robots than the Mechari as assistants and servants. These machines are still functional even after all this time, proving that the Eldan built things to last.
The Nexus Project
The Nexus Project was the penultimate work of the Eldan, the planet and all its secrets and experiments used in the search for perfection, freedom from the inherent flaws of organic life. Quite a lot of scientific advancements were born here, such as the Primal Focuses, the process of Augmentation, and the numerous other technologies the player finds.
They were divided into numerous Orders, their work overseen by the Archon.
The head of the Nexus Project. Usually referred to as "the Archon" rather than by his name.
Order of the Makers
Technological experts, the Makers developed new processes, machines, and technologies for the goals of the Project. Among the most well-known advancements is the Augmentation process, whereby an organism is injected with omni-plasm and cybernetically enhanced.
One of the Eldan's most brilliant minds, Vorion was responsible for the creation of Augmentation and the encryption of Eldan technologies.
Creator of many of Nexus' security and weapons systems. Often made them more dangerous than was strictly necessary, to act upon the "potential" of his creations. Thought very highly of himself, and often got into rows with his "inferior" co-workers.
Order of the Progenitors
Creator of the Skeech, had a hand in the creation of the Osun and the Falkrin. Is a very compassionate woman, who had grown very attached to her creations and chose to hide them off rather than terminate them, as per protocol.
She frequently gets into conflict with Nazrek, who is much more depraved, violent, and unfeeling than she; he also often delights in spiting her.
Creator of the Squirg, the Stemdragon, the Dreg; responsible for the necromantic capabilities of the Moodies, the appearance of the female Skeech; generally an unpleasant person who makes things dangerous and deadly for his own pleasure, Nazrek was brilliant but reviled among his peers.
He finds great pleasure in deadly organisms and violence, having praised the Malverine for its lethality, and spent many a day lounging at the Osun's blood pits, cheering on the barbarians as they tore their slaves and each other to pieces.
He has a very well-documented dislike of Ohmna, frequently insulting or angering her.
Order of the Watchers
This Order was responsible for the allocation of resources, alongside seeing that protocol is followed and safety measures are taken.
A quartermaster, releasing land, facilities, and equipment to the scientists upon request. Had an uncanny knack for foreseeing any future problems with an experiment, alongside accurate predictions of worrying trends.
The humans in Cassus piqued the interest of the Mechari with their rapid technological advancement that lead them to the development of space flight and interstellar exploration. The Mechari brought this news to their creators.
Around 1600 years ago, the Mechari, on behalf of their masters, journeyed to Cassus in a fleet of hyper-advanced starships. They demanded that the Cassian Sword-maiden Tresayne Toria travel with them back to Nexus and in return the Eldan would provide the Cassians a gift of immeasurable value. They made clear that refusing would be met with dire consequences and so the Cassians agreed.
Years later, Dominus the Half-Blood son of Tresayne, a human-Eldan hybrid, arrived on Cassius bearing gifts of powerful Eldan technology and a message: swear loyalty to him and together they would rule the greatest empire the galaxy had ever seen.
The Cassians unanimously agreed and so he became the first Emperor of the newly established Dominion.
In the centuries that came, the Eldan disappeared, leaving the Dominion and the Mechari as their legacy.
It's unknown, for now, what happened to them.
In time, the Eldan were dismissed from tales as legends, that is, until, Dorian Walker discovered Nexus.