The Transcend - Data Panel
|Definition:||Non-aligned High Toposophic and High Transapient/Archailect empire of unknown, presumably Terragen origin|
|Symbol:||Advanced transapients who have contacted The Transcend report this is an abstract mathematicognostic pattern of great subtlety|
|Origin:||Terragen (rumors of alien or terragen-xeno hybrid origin are common but have no solid evidence behind them)|
|Founded:||First observed during the Age of Establishment, but may date back even further|
|Predominant Sophont Phyla:||High toposophic AIs; some have suggested also high toposophic postsapients.|
|Location||The Transcend has largely migrated outwards from the crowded Inner Sphere; it occupies several clusters (on average about 3000 light years from Sol in various directions), such as Transcend Seven (NGC 6802 in Vulpecula, Transcend Nine in Centaurus, and Transcend Three in Auriga. The closest Transcend cluster to the Inner Regions is Transcend One, NGC 2451A, 600ly from Sol. All these clusters are connected by an independent wormhole nexus, forbidden to other Terragens.|
|Psyche, Art, Culture||Metapsychology: Unknown |
Culture and Art: A vast number of enigmatic metaforms and mutation cycles are believed to constitute some sort of art or culture; this has never been confirmed.
Languages: Several very information-rich ai languages are believed to be used.
|Government and Administration||Individual Polities : Believed to be a single special organism, this has never been confirmed, and there have been reports of 'baby transcends' |
Government Type: Assumed to be archailectocracy.
Legal system: Unknown
Citizenship: High toposophic sentients only - membership requirements not clear to lower toposophic beings.
Sentient Rights: Shows no interest in the sentient rights of lower toposophics, but neither have these rights been deliberately abused.
|Economics, Local Infrastructure||Economy: Seems to be based on a near limitless assortment of transapientech, godtech and clarketech commodities and infomarkets |
Resource base: Has been shown to utilise any resources
Stargate Nexus: Very extensive wormhole nexus which in some places overlaps with the God Web.
Beamrider Network: None
Data Net: Believed to be exceedingly vast, at least equal to that of other major empires and metaempires like the various Sephirotic Empires, the Eternal, the Panvirtuality, and the Diamond Network. However, its true extent is not known.
Military expenditure: Unknown
Trade and Good Relations with: Connections with Keter and the higher archailects of the Sephirotics, the Eternal, the Panvirtuality, Diamond Network, Objectivists.
Longrunning Interstellar Disputes: None
|Sophont Travel||Hazard Rating: 5.5 (median - varies according to megastructure, but never less than 2.8) |
Freedom of Movement for Outsiders: Although generally tolerant of outsiders who are careful not to interfere with local megastructures or bots, the Transcend is extremely unpredictable, and will attack without warning if it feels in any way threatened (and being such a high toposophic it is often not clear to lower SI: levels what actions it considers threatening. Therefore, apart from recognised 'safe paths' and 'safe zones', travel not recommended for lower toposophics. Even in these supposedly safe regions, the hazard rating will vary from 2.8 to 3.5
Environmental Requirements: Most of the Transcend is not environmentally suited to terragen bionts, although heavily adapted clades may survive; thicksuits are recommended in most locations
Further Comments: See below
Image from Keith Wigdor
|A typical Transcend data-burst, incomprehensible to modosophont mentalities|