Image from Steve Bowers
|The Yang Band, an important Deeper Covenant system near Sol
The Deeper Covenant - Data Panel
|No single agreed upon symbol, although a stylised representation of the fourteen (or sometimes twelve or sixteen) sephirotics is sometimes used
|None officially. Although the Deeper Covenant includes a number of transapients within its ranks, of which the most advanced are known to be S3, they officially operate only as technology providers or in a purely advisory capacity. Other polities, transapients and archai of various S-levels, including even some of the less extreme ahuman elements, count themselves as advisors, associates and allies as a result of the excellent diplomatic work that the Deeper Covenant has conducted over the millennia.
|Late Interplanetary Age
|Estimated 190 trillion embodied (primarily Cyborgs, tweaks and a few xenosophonts) with a fluctuating virtual population 2-4 orders of magnitude greater.
|Predominant Sophont Categories
|Ai, po, bionts, cyborgs, artificials, and virtuals all found.
|Psyche, Art, Culture
|Metapsychology: Pragmatic, empathic, independent, xenophilic, periodically isolationist
Metaethics: Strong sentient rights approach; altruistic cooperative.
Culture and Art: Varies by individual polity
Languages: Highly derived variants of the anglic and other Old Earth terragen language families are the most wide-spoken among bionts. Other clades may use different languages.
|Government and Administration
|Individual Polities: A number of distinct Covenants, Alliances, and Trade Federations
Government Type: Varies by individual polity, mostly cyberdemocracy or concensus mediated aiocracy.
Constitution: Declaration of Covenant.
Legal system: Varies by individual polity
Citizenship: Includes members of all clades of sapient level and above.
Sentients Rights: Good
|Economics, Local Infrastructure
|Political Economy: Varies greatly, post-scarcity allocation of basics universal
Resource base: Mostly Brown dwarfs and M-type stars
Megastructures: Vast network of beamrider-linked stations, lightways, some amat farms, large habitats.
Stargate Nexus: None
Beamrider Network: Very Extensive, the Deepers make up the largest Beamrider and Lightway Network in the terragen bubble. Some routes and beam stations are co-managed with Sephirotic worlds.
Data Net: Local Nets only
Military expenditure: Usually minimal (varies by individual polity).
Trade and Good Relations with: Diamond Network, The Objectivist Commonwealth, The Perseus Princes
Longrunning Interstellar Disputes: Solipsist Panvirtuality subversion and encouragement of local blights and perversities, Amalgamation remains a source of anxiety, Diamond Network appropriation of resources.
|Hazard Rating: Usually 0.0 to 1.0, in some cases up to 5.0 (depending on clade, polity or world).
Freedom of Movement for Outsiders: Varies by individual polity, usually high
Environmental Requirements: Varies by individual polity.
Image from Dieter Ludmann (copyright; used with permission)
|Space Station (image copyright Dieter Ludmann)
Image from Steve Bowers
|A Beamrider Projector Station