Vek, being the first offshoot of the The Mortalist and Transcendentalist belief systems arose as a gradual collision of ideas and values between human factions during the ~250 years between the beginning of the Digital Dark Age (2043 CE)... More movement dating back to the 23rd century prior to the Transcendental Wars, believe in unlocking their biological potential by augmentation. Therefore the The name of the entirety of the Vek empire or civilization. All of the Primacy resides in Aegis or the multitude of ships that sometimes swarm it or are inside it. Exceptions are those Vek who are exi... More has a social structure where day to day, but not critical or strategic, decisions are made by the collective. This is done via “The Unity” which is what they call their collective and interconnected consciousness.
The difference between The Unity and more traditionally thought of forms of “collective” and “neural networking” is the Vek have the capability to share their minds without potential dependency. Vek are fully capable of autonomous thought, decision and action without access to The Unity (exception: Technicians are asexual, organimechanical beings that are engineered by higher order Ultra-Technicians using genetic material from Echelon and Matriarchs. Physically they are humanoid in form, and bip... More lack autonomy and require some form of Unity). It’s an interwoven part of their social structure that was created to make them stronger without stripping individuality.
The Unity is only accessible in proximity to the The Aegis is the flagship of the small Vek Primacy. Since the Vek are an interstellar nomad race the Aegis also serves as their primary home and base of operations. It takes the form of a massive aste... More, but groups of Vek can form their own local Unity nodes when away from the asteroid. The thinkers, collators, and organic computers of the Vek. Echelon are calculating, efficient, and for the most part devoid of outward emotion. Without their place within the Vek triumvirate, there wo... More are continually researching methods to create a wider Unity network that can span the stars.
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