Gek

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Member of the Gek race

The Gek are one of the sentient species in the No Man's Sky universe, along with the Korvax and Vy'keen.

Summary

An amphibious species native to the water-rich system Balaron close to the Center of the universe. They are now a mercantile race. Their ancestors once believed themselves to be the first and master race in the galaxies until they had slaughtered every entity in their way to build an empire. They were ultimately beaten into submission by the Aerons when the core junta of Gek the First Spawns were killed.

In-game description

Appearance

The Gek are a small-statured race with bird-like eye placements and beaks pointing back to their amphibious ancestry. They are bipedal with claw-like fingers, and have a variety of different head accessories.

Culture

Gek staring at stock market updates on his tablet

Typical Gek are commonly corporate and plutocratic in their mannerisms, with many of their titles tied to trading / industrial related terms. Most of the initial encounters with the species require units (currency). Most Gek monoliths demand players choose a pragmatic approach (putting tortured lifeforms out of their misery, exterminating distant entities etc).

Language

See Gek (language)

Gek commonly communicate through verbal and olfactory means, meaning that one should also watch for particular aromas when in conversation with them. Many Gek utilize certain dietary additives (known collectively as GekNip and harvested from the weedy NipNip plant) in order to add specific fragrances to their emissions to elicit certain emotional responses in others.

Should players discover new words and wish to contribute to this wiki please visit Gek (language research) to fill in the blanks.

Titles

The Gek each possess a title indicating their status within their society's hierarchy. Known titles include:

  • Attendant
  • Broker
  • Captain
  • Director
  • Employee
  • Hireling
  • Manager
  • Merchant
  • Mining Overseer
  • Navigator
  • Resource Analyst
  • SalesGek
  • ToilGek
  • Trade Envoy
  • Underling
  • WorkGek

Lore

See Scripts of the Gek

Monoliths

Gek Monoliths dot the landscape of many systems.

Often the explorer is given a choice whose outcome is contingent upon Gek morals. A positive reaction will bolster your reputation among the Gek and often produce a reward and a greater understanding of the Atlas language. Artifacts are common gifts from positive monolith interactions while upgraded weapons are rare. A negative reaction may injure the explorer, and drastically hurt their reputation with the Gek.

Plaques

The Gek plaques provide an understanding that the Gek were once an arrogant and blood-thirsty primal master race known as the Gek the First Spawns. They were obsessed with many rituals designed to conquer the universe and harness it's resources for themselves. The Gek Dominion swooped through the universe with blitzkrieg tactics and invaded everywhere at ease and nearly eliminated the entire population of Korvax Prime, causing the The Great Disconnection.

Ruins

From ruins constructed by the Gek, it was learned that they were biding their time to defeat the Vy'keen Alliance quickly, as the Vy'keen and the Sentinels clashed against one another in The Aerons War. During this time, the First Spawns of the Gek were enslaving a majority of the young Korvax in an act of "Mercy". Fresh Korvax were put into horrific conditions of slavery, abused and neglected. When more of the Korvax died, bodies were refused a return to the remaining Korvax colony planets; instead Gek the First Spawns stripped their bodies down and melted them into more equipment for their war efforts.

Reputation

The player can gain reputation based on successful interactions with the Gek, by assisting a distressed Gek, or by reporting some Gek white-collar crimes.

Gek Partner Rank 100

Reputation ranks with the Gek include, from low to high:

Rival 
Standing -2
Competitor 
Standing -1
Client 
Player can request to learn new words from Gek (requires 20 units of Carbon to initiate conversation)
Customer 
Unlocks Shield Recharge from Gek
Valued Customer 
Unlocks Healing from Gek
Friend
Player can now request repair from Gek (requires Gek Relic) and request gift from Gek (requires Gek Charm)
Best Friend (21)
Allows player to gain fuel (Carbon) from Gek
Associate (30)
Collaborator (40)
Colleague (60)
Partner (100)
Highest available reputation with Gek; has a very small influence on selling/buying prices on Gek-operated space stations, also increases appearance of rarest options in initial encounters with Gek.

Notable Individuals

Additional Information

  • According to the Gek's lore, they give birth in bodies of water to a multitude of immature infants known as Porwigles which grow collectively together in a large organic mass known as "spawning syrup".

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