Ancient versus modern Gek[edit source]
I was under the impression that the FIRST SPAWN were essentially a ruling caste of the ancient Gek. They were opposed by their "lessers" and eventually overthrown. Modern Gek hold to a more peaceful culture, embracing trade. Lexmechanic (talk) 16:09, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
- Here are some Plaque excerpts:
- "The equations and probabilities the Korvax hold dear entered Gek consciousness."
- "The First Spawn could not control the outer edges of their vast Empire. The Cult of the Atlas grew. It taught of harmony through insignificance. Minds that knew only war began to question. Greed and ambition yielded to reason.
- The Gek floundered. The First Spawn became conflicted and divided."
- "The First Spawn of the Gek overreached. They stretched too far. Their folly and pride knew no bounds."
- "The Cult of the Atlas drew forces within the Gek to the Stations of the Atlas."
- "The Gek stood in the shadow of the Atlas Interface. It did not open. It did not speak. Yet, the First Spawn felt awe. They felt their insignificance at the centre of an unending universe. It was improbable. Yet within infinity all things remain possible."
- The Gek changed. The Diminishment had begun."
- "The Cult of the Atlas took hold as the First Spawn of the Gek crumbled."
- "The Gek saw their folly, their heads bowed in shame for the miscalculations they had wrought."
- "The low spawn Gek turned on their leaders. Their First Spawn were cast out, ripped from their spawning pools and cast into the dust."
- While the Korvax were enslaved, their belief in the Atlas prevailed and drew the attention of many First Spawn.
- Simultaneously, the First Spawn armies were being repelled by refreshed Sentinel forces.
- So the military crumbled and so did the reasoning to fight.
- Then, as you said, the lesser Gek overthrew the First Spawn and apologised.
- --TheNinth (talk) 22:37, 25 August 2016 (UTC)