Strategic Integrated Weapon System, Deus
Self sufficient, motivated assault system. Serregated into four
subdivisions that allow parallel operations to maximize efficiency. Main
body Deus handles production and resource gathering, Zohar handles energy
supply, Kadamony interprets data, decides actions, manages system and
develops advancements in evolution, and Merkava acts as the host body,
transporting the system and being the arms(bearer of weapons) of the system.
All four parts can function independantly from each other as they possess
intellect and will suffcient to carry out their tasks. Thus termination of
the Deus system can only occur if all four components are destroyed,
otherwise they will independantly activate recovery protocols.
Biological Weapon System, Deus
Main body is the final defense line that houses Kadamony and Zohar. While
its organic core constantly undergoes 'improvements' from evolution commands
by Kadamony, it does not participate in combat. Rather its main task is to
absorb materials harvested from the environment to produce operational units
as requested by Kadamony. Internal recycling is also handled by the Deus
Integrated units (systems that are part of Merkava or directly controlled
by Kadamony) created do not have a will, but they contain slave drives that
instinctively request energy from Zohar.
Independant units (such as 'free-willed' lifeforms created by Deus) possess
slave drives, but usually have a built in limiter that can only be removed
Phenomenon Conversion System, Zohar
Inexplicable infinite energy source that also has the ability to remotely
transfer energy to slave drives contained in units created by the Deus core.
It has a will in the sense that it will continually create energy and
respond to requests from Deus modules.
Biological Electric Brain Kadamony
In order to ensure that the Deus System would have operational ability
superior to 'alien' (those alienated from this society) enemies a number of
problems had to be solved. First the most primal of all problems in warfare,
becoming obsolete. Second, preventing technology or information from falling
into the enemy's hands. Third, anticipability of the system, if it was
predictable then it would be useless. Fourth, survivability, both its use as
a weapon and the costs of creation and the invaluable Zohar Modifier
requires that it is immortal or at least must opt to destroy the entire
system rather then accepting capture.
No matter how fast its processors or how many factors the AI considered,
eventually a redundant system would reveal its logical pattern. Also
situations would arise in which quantification alone would be useless. Thus
to complement the Anima 8th generation computers, free-willed biological
Animus were created to handle indefinate problems. This solved the first
three problems. Inherent creativity and adaptability would allow Deus to
develop new tactics and armants as it progressed. Having all the information
self-contained and original, the security of the system increased. A new
problem arised, if it could act independantly and was self-aware, then it
could not be controlled with any certainty.
There had to be a safeguard on the system, and so the Persona management
system was introduced. Its functions were to control the Animus. As a side
effect, Persona also increased the overall effciency of the system by also
managing mudane functions of the Deus system (overriding instinctive
commands, general maintanence as well as system performance assertion) and
data structure (storage, distribution, sensory interpretation), leaving the
processing and directive to the Anima and Animus.
If the Persona was simply a program, it was concieved that the Animus could
outsmart it eventually and the second phase biological Persona was
installed. Although aware and sentinent, the basic drive of the Persona is
to ensure Deus's continued function and absolute assertion of the system as
a Integrated Weapons Systems. This overrides all personal desire. The
handicap to 'free-will' is unimportant as Persona is not intended to be a
Considered to be a soft landing relative to the other parts of Deus,
nonetheless the biological component of Kadamony was damaged and without the
Deus core repair was hopeless. Following the prime initiative to preserve
the system, Animus designs a long term ressurection plan. Without the aid of
all its Anima components, Kadamony is unable to compute the probability of
its idea. Still it would not survive long, so project Genosis was initiated
First it had to replace itself, being the functional assurance of Deus,
without which the system would become useless. Thus it spawned two Persona
constructs and twelve Animus. Unexpectedly the Anti-type construct Elly was
constructed under the will of Abel the sole survivor of the Eldbridge. Miang
Hawaa was thus an incomplete Persona and her lack of total control over her
charges the Animus confirms this. Persona B Cain was placed in charge of
managing the replacement parts.
Persona A, Miang
Core control module Miang is created to prevent the Animus twelve from
deterring from the efforts to reform Deus. Being in charge of an integral,
yet independent part of Kadamony, the original Animus decided it would be
best to plant the Animus factor and Miang factor into the crop of
replacements should an uncertainty occur. Secondly she directs progression
towards the best path to recovering Deus. She has safeguards against self
termination, although survival instincts are ignored so long as other
'vessels' are avaliable.
4000 years ago, she undertook the first active role since conception for
Cain's 'loyalty' to Deus had long been waning. Two developments forced her
to purge the populace. First the numerous generations underwent mutations
that made them unsuitable for the constitution of Deus. Second the
development of the 'Mass Driver' would mean that soon the humans would
conduct interplanetary movement. This could mean that the emigration would
have the possibility of carrying away genes that were rare, making some
repairs impossible. Drawing from the databanks of the Anima she recovered
and possessed, the humans were given combat technology such as Gears and
From that point on, she and the Animus created the Gazel ministry to
forcefully direct evolution and progression towards the 'day of awakening'.
First they created independant nations that they used to maintain populace
quota by balancing their military strength. The Gazel ministry created
Solaris and the Soylant System, but Cain began actively interferring. Cain
appointed himself Emperor of Solaris and from that point on secretly aided
the humans as far as he could.
500 years ago, the shadow manipulations of the world through Solaris was
not enough for the Animus. Having possessed individuality through their
biological vessels they hatched several emotions and egos over the length of
time which they existed. Fearing that they would become nothing after being
absorbed into the Deus System, they had before, to varying degrees attempted
to rebel against Miang to no avail. Eventually Miang was forced to overtake
some of Cain's tasks and through the generations of women the Persona
element was weakened. They attempted to become independent of her by handing
her over to Shevat, since they were inherently unable to supercede Miang.
Indeed she had been altered from her original form and through the millena
even came to gain a personality of sorts. Instead of the preservation of
parts, she found them expendable now. Although new Animus from replacements
would be impure her spite overrided the logic and patience of her original
form. She tempted Lacan to the power of the Zohar modifier. Lacan's mind was
shattered by the power, only his resentment and hatred remained coherent.
Like the Kadamony components, he was able to release the limiters from the
beings and thus unleashed the Diabolos. All twelve Animus were destroyed.
Krelian met Miang and she decided that he would be a worthy Animus. The
process of drawing out his loneliness and hatred, then subsequently leading
him past the point of no return was a lengthy process, but successful. He
revived the 8 members of the Gazel ministry in the Sol-900 for his own
Persona B, Cain
Disposable control module Cain was created to supplement Miang. His main
task is to manage the population of organs. Ensuring that they are
sufficiently prosperous in numbers, healthy and controlling them such that
they do not break free of their fate to rebuild Deus.
The independant humans unknowing of their designated destiny proved
difficult to control as they multiplied, so Cain began a project to create a
religion to control them. It was not difficult to persuade their primitive
minds and utilize their lack of science and fear of the unexplained. Abel
was educated apart from the Deus system and thus spoke out against the lies
preached by Cain. At the time Cain decided that slaying this 'intrusive'
element would prove sufficient. Without foreknowledge he slew the serregate
part of the Mother, Elly and seemingly removed any possibility of completing
the original Persona.
Over the millena, Cain who was equipped with emotions and feelings, grew
more attached to his charges and more alienated from Deus. Thus he allowed
his rule to fail and gave the peoples freedom, the democracy as seen 4000
years ago. Miang was forced to step in where Cain decided to move back and
after witnessing her cold, ruthless machinations, he decided to retake
public power to protect the peoples.
Even though he 'felt' for the terrible welfare subjected to the seperated
classes of peoples in the new 'system', he was inherently unable to act
openly against them. At best he could reach a stale mate with his
companions, neither side able to break the safeguards against harming the
system. There was no hope, until the unsolvable problem of the Contact
became evident. Lacan managed to destroy the Animus twelve, he was free from
the limiters protecting the ressurection process. Perhaps the contact could
free his people from their fate, if that was so, Cain would be willing to
Thus he utilizes his inherent 'control module' to prevent the Animus from
using the key. Even as Ramsus was ready to strike him down after overriding
his 'control module', Cain continued to attempt to reason with Miang and the
Animus (including Krelian now). "The people should be allowed to decide
their path..." (something like that)
8th generation super computers installed in the Kadamony system, paralled
by the Animus. The pinnicle of computer engineering at the time of
constructing Deus. Since the Kadamony could only function reasonably with
these objects intact, their survival meant that the Deus system should
undergo repair rather then termination. Later Kadamony allows the data
within the Anima and the Anima themselves to be utilized by the replacements
to both catalyze the recovery and further develop Deus's weapons systems.
Seraph class constructs were a result of omnigear technology developed from
older gear technology as the humans fought themselves.
Data obtained from the progression of humanity was likewise recorded into
the Anima, for the base directive, evolve Deus was never abandoned. Kim's
nanobot technology recovered by Krelian was one such important advancement.
12 Animus biological components were created to 'solve' indeterminate
problems and evolve Deus. The Animus did not particpate quite as actively in
populace management until the fall of the first civilization. Once given
equal reign over the directives of the progression, they quickly utilized
their creative minds. First an absolute control system had to be
established, since Cain's 'free roaming' caused the collapse. Thus it was
decided to watch over the politics of the world. The concepts of freedom had
to exist to encourage breeding through the existance of 'hope'. It would be
impossible to control the massive amounts of parts that would be required
for their quota with their own strength.
Thus Solaris was established, although even it would be too difficult to
maintain if they controlled all functions. A class distinction illusion was
created, using the ancient pyramidal chain of command, they used one
privallaged peoples to oppress another. Solaris was their hand in pulling
the chains of the politics, as well as allowing them to direct the
advancement of technology. To speed up the repairs of Deus, they created the
Soylent System and the Key. Biological control agents were reinforced in all
subjects, and with Solaris developing and spreading genetic materials, the
matter was simple.
Eventually the Animus began attempts to liberate themselves from the
absolute control of Miang, and since Cain cared little for them they felt
favorable odds on their side. They couldn't kill Miang or Cain, but it would
be sufficient to imprision Miang and ignore Cain. Perhaps their plans would
have succeeded if the 'contact' did not exist. Outside of the control of the
slave drive and limiters, he brought forth the defeat that slew the Gazel
Having lost their biological feelings and emotions, they lost their fear
of losing their identity. Their thoughts on reuniting with Deus restrengthed
and soon their successes and the catalyst Krelian brought Cain to become
adament on siding with the humans.
The Waveform trapped in the Zohar Modifier made contact with the sole
survivor of the Eldridge Fei. Temporarily free from the Deus System absolute
assertion, the being devised the best solution for escaping Deus. Abel's
will transmitted through the Zohar Modifier forced Kadamony to split Persona
into Miang and the Antitype Elly. Second Kadamony placed Elly and Fei
factors into the replacement genepool. If indeed the waveform is a god, then
the gods are cruel.
Elly was the perfect compatible for Abel. Their genetic structure allowed
the pass of memories of previous lives, subconciously at least. God's dictum
was simple, the Deus system would have to continously attempt to remove the
'dangerous uncertainty' Abel from the system. Elly would undoubtly bar any
such attempts. To complete itself Deus would have to reassimilate Elly, to
kill Abel, it would have to kill Elly. Either way, Abel and Deus would
create the motives to destroy the other. Whether to save Elly or avenge
Elly, Abel would confront Deus, and given that they could equally draw upon
Zohar, Abel would be the only being capable of defeating Deus. Coincidently,
the wave existance also seems to have hexed Elly and Abel with a barren
curse, they are never to have children (thus no reason to live on, hence
kamikazi against Deus) until he is free.
Although she is a Persona constuct, Elly does not have the control modulus
over the Deus System. Also, she is only 'reborn' whenever the contact is
reborn, they come as a pair.
What use would a self evolving war machine be if it could not preserve its
system or reach targets? Merkava is considered the ark carrying Deus, but in
actuality it is the inorganic component of the Deus System. It houses the
transport engines, as well as the shield generators and weapons array.
Non-biological sensors and several support systems run within the breadth of
the Merkava. To dismember the original Deus, Merkava was destroyed and the
three components were seperated.
Rebuilding the inorganic body of Deus was less complicated then growing
replacement parts, but still the mere magnitude of the vessel would be
daunting. Krelian and Solaris presumably spend hundreds, if not more years
constructing Merkava in their secret northern base.