Failed experiments of the Tetrarchs

jedion357's picture
May 18, 2013 - 3:07am
Hydrostasis, the mechanism by which the sathar propels and controls their bodies is rather similar to how the dralasite's propel and contol their bodies.

There are cannon similarities between the klikk and the vrust

and the plethora of primitive ape men running around all could be testimony to the tetrarchs experimenting and perfecting biological designs.

Perhaps the tetrarchs infect "failled experiments with an aggression gene virus" that is intended to wipe out the failure. It has not always worked- in the case of the sathar and the klikk it did not. In the case of the yazirian it resulted in battle rage emerging in the species and a propensity for clan war and violence.

The s'essu (spelling?) represent a perfection of the sathar design by the tetrarch bio-engineer.

The humma, another aggressive species were a failed experiment that survived or perhaps their one pregnancy/ individual feature was a new addition to the aggression virus that modified the DNA of the humma as one pregnancy/individual is a loosing battle with numbers, incidence of pre-pregnancy mortality will shrink the population over time.

What exactly were the tetrarchs up to?
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

jedion357's picture
May 18, 2013 - 3:10am
since the seeming pattern of creating sapient life then destroying it represents a certain amoral type of thinking and the s'essu are famously amoral perhaps the tetrarch view them as the pinacle of creation, those that will inherit the galaxy.

perhaps the tetrarchs themselves or an ancient AI left behind by them will seek to ensure that the do inherit the galaxy. This will be bad news for the Frontier.

What is at stake is a reto virus that will infect sathar and put them under the control of the s'essu,
other effects might eminate out from Laco. The end of all things could be upon the Frontier...

"And I beheld a red horse and him that sat upon it was a worm bearing a sword with the power of war ...."
I might not be a dralasite, vrusk or yazirian but I do play one in Star Frontiers!

rattraveller's picture
May 18, 2013 - 4:15am
The Tetrachs may not view life either individually or collectively as important. They may see the experiments in creating life as simply lab experiments to be used and done away with.

Now how much these societies are effected by their enviroments versus their natures is another set of experiments the Tetrachs could have been using. In the Sathar/S'sessau case; something forced the Sathar to expand and destroy while the S'sessau were to busy backstabbing each other to develop much.
Sounds like a great job but where did you say we had to go?