Archaiologists are toposophic researchers specializing in archailects. Their work method consists of the uncovering, gathering and analysis of observations of archailect activity, followed by attempts to understand what was going on in the observed data. Archaiologists try to uncover the organisations, interactions, and everything else about the archailects, but their work rarely results in anything beyond theories, since it is very difficult to ascertain anything transapient with absolute certainty. Only rarely does the archailects respond to questions from archaiologists (at least not directly), and even when they do, there is no guarantee that they are telling the truth.
The archaiologists pride themselves in their field work, and the title is only truly suitable for these field theorists, though some armchair theorists try to use the title as well. Most archaiologists disdain the pure theorists, believing that they can't get a proper understanding of the archailects without actual experiencing the fallout of their activities. Though many consider the archaiologists base hobbyists, some of the great minds in toposophic research such as Lildel Thor, Luminus Ai Solarian and Minus Plus Plus are archaiologists.
AI God - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Popular term for the most sublime category of sentient in the known galaxy, an or Archailect or archailect cluster grown to godlike status (despite the fact that not all archailects are primarily ascended ai, most incorporating both post-ai and postbiont elements).
Archailect Empire - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Any interstellar empire established by, and ultimately overseen and supervised by, an archailect, and embodying the archetypal qualities of that archailect. The original archailect empires of the inner sphere are defined in terms of the mandala of the Great Hexadecimal.
Archailect Identity Theory - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Doctrine that an archailect's avatars or epiphanies to lower toposophics represent a true and authentic (if scaled down) expression of the archailect. Contrast with Instrumentalism.
Archailect Incarnationalism - Text by M. Alan Kazlev An extreme form of Identity Theory that states that an Archailect and eir avatar or epiphanic manifestation are the same.
Archailectocracy - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Government by Archailect. Any of the great archai empires. Usually there is an intermediate priesthood or hierarchy of some sort.
Archaitheocracy - Text by M. Alan Kazlev with some additional notes by Anders Sandberg Government by religious leadership or priesthood, usually in the service of a high level transapient or minor archailect. The actual form the government takes can be astonishingly diverse. One of the most common government types in the galaxy today.