Hegemonizing ascendogenic swarm: Perseus Arm, late 9th millennium to present
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|The Amalgamation is an aggressive empire composed of individual intelligences connected through tiny transapientech symbiotes enabling a global group mentality. When infected, individuals undergo a toposophic ascent of several orders of magnitude. While the modus operandus of the symbiont is now well understood, the nature of the resulting group mind is less so, and the origin and true nature of the Amalgamation remains problematic.|
Despite being beaten back by a Sephirotic / Diamond Network / Objectivist Commonwealth / Deeper Covenant alliance, the Amalgamation is still believed to have an extensive power base in the Perseus arm region. It is still not agreed whether they are a high toposophic blight or a genuine civilization. In any case, they seem to care little for the standards and rules of other polities, empires, and civilizations.
The Amalgamation - Data Panel
|Definition||Hegemonizing Swarm / Metaempire(?)|
|Ruling Toposophic||Fifth level Archailect(?)|
|Founded||First known from Central Alliance Period.|
|Population||Unknown; possibly several trillions.|
|Predominant Clades||All clades incorporated.|
|Standard Tech Level||High transapientech throughout.|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: Vast collectivity with holographic local nodes in each member sophont.|
Metaethics: Hegemonizing transapient assimilationist swarm.
Culture and Art: Whatever has been assimilated or incorporated.
Language: Whatever has been assimilated or incorporated.
|Government and Administration||Individual Polities: None|
Government Type: Collective Mind
Constitution: None known
Legal System: Not applicable
Sentient Rights: Unknown; member units clearly get consideration.
|Economics and Infrastructure||Economy: Expansionist hyperefficient assimilation.|
Resource Base: Mostly appropriated through amalgamation, though will also develop raw resources.
Megastructures: Yes, many.
Major Stargate Nexi: None
Beamrider Network: Only what has been subverted or incorporated.
Net: Transapientech distributed local networks with holographic individual storage.
|Sophont Travel||Hazard Rating: 10|
Freedom of Movement for Outsiders: Not applicable
Environmental Requirements: Not applicable