NOTE! Parts of this lore (from part 4 onward) are credited to Hostile and Harv who's rough draft I'm expanding on and integrating into the Lore Project.
Part 4: The Vakri, Unknown Ruins, Sorrow Temple, Brood Scouts, and Spider Gods
The Federation had grown, and discovered a unique race, called Vakri. Unlike anything they had seen before. Experienced warriors, the Vakri took over two Federation planets. Vakri weaponry was unique and prized for a time. Their commanders, Vakri Vex, and Vakri Rex were demigods of unparalleled skill. Only able to be beaten back temporarily, they soon became tests of skill for Federation Pilots.
Among the systems, were balls of fire with debris around them. The cause of these ruins were unknown to all of the races of the Federation. Exploration was not encouraged, as the ships inside the system would attack any Federation ship on sight. Protectors, bound to keep the cause of these mysterious ruins secret, would attack Federation ships for even nearing them. The most dangerous of these were the Ithanki, only the bravest dared venture into these ruins alone.
Even with leaps and bounds of science, the Galaxy was not without religion... Far off in the Sirrah Sector of the galaxy, was a planet home to all the dead, and darkness of the galaxy. Known as the Temple of Sorrow. Those who ventured into the temple, were faced with worshipers named after aspects of Sorrow. The Sorrows of Andromeda gathered into a crystal, known as the Sorrow Avatar. Destroying this crystal would ease the hearts of those slain. It was discovered that fragments of these crystals were able to be used as weapons. Named Sorrow, for the fragments they came from, they were powerful weapons. Sorrow crystals could be refined but only one weapon type, a beam, could be used by Federation ships. These weapons, were named Dread Lasers.
One day, the long range scanners at the Medusa, Talitha, and Sirrah Outposts detected an anomaly in deep space. Two heroes of the Federation, named Blitz and Loki, mobilized small forces to explore these locations. Three systems, known as Hydra, Cerebus, and Perceus were the sources of these anomalies. The sheer size of forces in these systems were immediate cause for alarm. Blitz and Loki raised the entire Federation, and under their leadership, these innumerable forces around Hydra, Cerebus, and Perceus were driven back to the confines of the system. The Tyv made it known, these were the shrines of the former gods of both the Tyv and the Scythe. Collectively, they were known as The Brood.
Unlike any foe before, The Brood were a trio of powerful spider godesses. They used their power to enslave a third line of Kalarix, known as X'Styl. Their slavery however turned to worship. X'Styl served as guards, miners, and as the personal guard of the godesses. Federation fleets mounted assault after assault upon the temple planets. They learned Brood Weaponry, was both powerful, and could actually increase both Psionic powers, and the effective maneuvers of Federation pilots. Brood Weapons became prized for these attributes, and the assaults increased.
The Spider Goddesses feared for their safety, and sealed themselves into their egg chambers, where they mass produced X'Styl slaves. The keys to these chambers were guarded by an elite group known to the Federation as the Praetorian Guard. Praetorian or Praes held the keys to breaking the seal to the egg chambers. One by one Axminoloth, Uloriant, and Zorxanth fell to the Federation, the technology they dropped was far beyond that of anything the Federation had seen. Unfortunately The Brood Goddesses, could not truly die, and X'Styl Workers would select one of their own, to become the vessels for Axminoloth, Uloriant, and Zorxanth. These goddesses held a dark key, sealing away a great power...
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