Burdikeer, The

Leading archailect of the Seams.

Burdikeer Symbol
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(translator's note; the name Burdikeer is believed to derive from the Archaic English Board of Directors)

The Burdikeer is understood to be an S:5 Tribemind formed from partial mindstates donated by all the Sephirotic Archailect signatories of the treaty that created the Seams after the end of the Version War. The role of the Seams (as originally conceived) was to act as a 'buffer' volume between the former antagonists of that War. In the Current Era relations between most of these Empires are cordial, but the Seams are still a vital transition space between them.

The Burdikeer generally uses an Avatar by the same name that acts as a 'face' or proxy for the tribemind. This proxy regularly appears in each of the worlds associated with the Seams, but the amount of influence and toposophic power it wields varies from location to location.


The Burdikeer is concerned primarily with protecting Seam space from external incursion by other Empires, and with facilitating trade and industry between and in those Empires. The Burdikeer provides minimal interference in the lives of the modosophont, transavant and transapient denizens, allowing them maximum freedom and control of their lives and the liberty to govern themselves. Although a basic income is provided by the Burdikeer to all denizens of the Seams on developed worlds, this is barely above subsistence level in most locations.

Intervention with everyday life usually occurs only when the interstellar trade that runs through the Seams is interfered with, or to facilitate specific changes, balance and alterations to the general society. On the rare occasions when conflict arises between neighboring Empires the Burdikeer will mediate or even intervene if necessary.

Rarely, if ever, does the Burdikeer contact or communicate with modosophonts directly. If contact is made, it is most often through eir avatars.
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Text by Michael Boncher
Initially published on 15 August 2017.