Faction name, faction leader name summary

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  1. SolitaryCheese

    SolitaryCheese Post Master General

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    This is a bit of summary of the final names of the factions and leaders.
    Please, note that the existance of factions in no means affects gameplay, and only exist for lore.

    So, let's roll!


    FACTION 1
    Legonis Machina
    Leader: Invictus
    (Note: This is the first faction that was revealed.)
    Reveal post: http://www.uberent.com/pa/2013/09/19/lore-reveal/
    (Please note that the names in the reveal post were not final, and since then had been changed)

    Commander Invictus reactivated on a desolate volcanic world. His systems were severely damaged and most of his memory was lost. What he did remember was his name and the name of his enemy: Progenitors. His memory banks also held bits and pieces of information on an ancient empire of unknown origin. Upon restoring himself to adequate functionality, he scoured the mysterious world only to find others like himself who had yet to awaken. Working diligently for the next several years, he was able to repair and activate seven other Commanders, all with similar memories as his.

    Forming Legonis Machina based on the ancient empire, the Commanders vowed to leave the confines of their world and find others to conquer, preparing to face their sworn Progenitor enemies, and any others who will not join their cause.

    With the title of Emperor, Invictus rules the faction with an iron fist. Pride and arrogance are his core emotions, yet his military genius is unmatched. Invictus envisions a grand empire spanning the stars, with all who oppose him as ashes at his feet.”



    This faction is based on the military structure and political philosophy of the Roman Empire after the reforms of Marius. Unit names reflect Roman military designations and weapons, as well as symbols of famous Roman legions, culture and mythology. It also includes references to classic Greek history and mythology.”




    FACTION 2
    The Foundation
    Leader: Inquisitor Nemicus
    (Note: This was the second revealed faction)
    Reveal post: http://www.uberent.com/pa/2013/10/14/lore-reveal-2/
    (please note that the names in the reveal post were not final at the time, and since had been changed)

    Reactivating in the middle of a ruined city, on an unknown world, Commander Inquisitor Nemicus found he had all of his functionality, but his memory core had been corrupted and virtually erased. What he could decipher led him to begin searching the city wreckage for more like himself. Finding and repairing several other Commanders, they looked upon him as their leader.

    Searching the rest of the world yielded more Commanders, some that were repairable, with many more nothing but salvage to be used as parts. Nemicus deduced there must have been a great battle here, as there were bodies of biologics that his memory told him were known as Progenitors, enemies of his kind. Something in Nemicus' memory also hinted at an omnipotent machine god that had created them. The Progenitors had been slaves of the god and had rebelled against it. The Commanders had been tasked with destroying them.

    Inquisitor Nemicus vowed to find and destroy every last Progenitor, as well as eliminating any Commander that would not conform to the faith. The The Foundation would cleanse the universe in the name of their god.”



    This faction is based on various religious movements in human history. Led by a charismatic figure, the faction vows to spread their message across the universe and to crush all of those, biologic or machine, that will not convert to their beliefs.”




    FACTION 3
    The Synchronous
    Leader: Metrarch the Machinist
    (Note: This was the third faction to be revealed)
    Reveal post: http://www.uberent.com/pa/2013/12/17/lore-faction-3-reveal/
    (Fun fact: The final name seems to be the same as in the original reveal post)

    The Synchronous is led by Commander Metrarch, who reactivated in a derelict transport ship with twenty other inactive Commanders. Able to activate twelve of the twenty, Metrarch and the other Commanders repaired the ship, finding nothing in its computers to give them a clue as to where they were. Metrarch was able to pilot it to the nearest planet in the system, forming The Synchronous soon afterward.

    Piecing together what he could of his memory, Metrarch's core belief is only machines can bring true peace to the galaxy. Biologics breed strife, always seeking to dominate others, whether it is for the greater good or not, especially the ones he remembers as Progenitors. The perfect society will be one that is biologic free. Any machine that does not share this belief must be shunned, or in extreme cases, eliminated.”



    FACTION 4
    The Revenants
    Leader: Osiris
    (Note: this was the final faction to be revealed)
    Reveal post: http://www.uberent.com/pa/2014/03/07/lore-update-faction-4-reveal/
    (Fun fact: This was the only faction out of the four that had no poll to decide its name)

    Osiris leads with an iron fist and believes that it gifts rebirth to conquered worlds. This leader sees other machines, despite having assimilated technology, as flawed and pitiful things. Osiris is on an eternal search for perfection.”



    The final names appeared in the LORE SUMMARY POST, posted by Uber in their news section.
    Namely, this part:

    Birth of the Factions
    Legionis Machina was just the first of many factions that would form after the silence of TDZ. Other Commanders across the galaxy began to reactivate, like Invictus, after thousands of years of dormancy.

    Each of these Commanders was similar in the fact that their memories were also incomplete, full of missing or corrupted data. Using the data that they did possess, the Commanders built their own societies based on what they believed as fact. As a result, factions such as The Foundation, led by Inquisitor Nemicus, and Synchronous, led by Metrarch the Machinist, had their own vision on what the galaxy should look like. Though each faction had mostly opposing views, there was one thing in which they all agreed: the Progenitors yet existed and would return one day. This became the singular sacred belief that all share to this day. The manner of their return is still open to debate.


    The End.

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    Last edited: April 20, 2014
  2. vyolin

    vyolin Well-Known Member

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    Not to poop on your lawn but neither the name nor the translation are correct. Legionis Machina would translate to 'Machine of the Legion' but the actual faction name is 'Legonis Machina' which means 'Machine from Legos' or 'Legonian Machine' - or 'Danish Toy Soldiers' for the more poetically inclined.

    Thanks for the compilation, though!
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  3. SolitaryCheese

    SolitaryCheese Post Master General

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    Well, the translation part was taken directy from Uber. And, oh well... a typo! Gotta fix it. ;)

    Edit: Edited the first post. :)
  4. Geers

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    "Legos" IS NOT A WORD! RRRARRGH!
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  5. vyolin

    vyolin Well-Known Member

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    I treated it as a geographical reference and as such it is pretty much immune to any kind of etymologic reasoning. Still an exemplary use of excessive and gratuitous violence against this most undead of languages on Uber's part, though.
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    When they released the first faction, it was Legonis Machina, but as we seen in the recent official thread they called it Legionis Machina many times. So I'm not sure which is the correct one, but I think the Legionis Machina is more viable. :)
  7. vyolin

    vyolin Well-Known Member

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    Which is still wrong. At least not as silly anymore, though.
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    tehtrekd Post Master General

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    "in extreme cases"?
    Given the amount of planets, moons, asteroids and start systems these guys have blown up, what exactly counts as an "extreme case"?

    Like, all I imagine when I read that is Osiris telling Aeson that the progenitors must be worshiped, Aeson shuns him, Osiris then walks by and accidentally taps one of Aeson's doxen, followed by Aeson ordering an orbital nuclear strike comprising of 100 missiles.
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  10. pieman2906

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    synchronus and foundation sound like their ideas are mostly compatible. It'd be hard to see what the real sticking point between those two factions would be, since none of their aims are in direct conflict, since eliminating progenitors and eliminating biologics match up nicely.

    Invictus makes sense, since hes just out and out imperialist. And the revenants are the only faction who potentially likes the progenitors, giving them direct conflicting aims against the other three.

    It'll be interesting to see how they spin the lore in Synchronous vs foundation situations.
  11. emraldis

    emraldis Post Master General

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    Except that the foundation isn't really anti-biologic...
  12. pieman2906

    pieman2906 Well-Known Member

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    They're not anti-biologic, but they are anti- progenitor, and they don't seem to care about biologics. They might not have a specific goal to wipe out life, but equally no part of their goals has keeping biologics alive as important in any way.
  13. emraldis

    emraldis Post Master General

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    In the "original" version, i'm pretty sure that they tried to get organic life to join their cause as well.

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