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Nesis

“The angels of light, beauty, and mercy.”

Summary

Heralds of The Mother, emissaries of peace, and shepherds of mercy, flocks across Qn'Tahr regarded the Nesis as divine angels of unfathomable kindness and altruism. Residing within the ethereal Maso Terra, they drew from Her cosmic power through the Shaylos to cast sweeping miracles onto their flocks. Guided by the sacred passages of the Shalaymuh, Nesis shepherds sought to elevate struggling civilizations through its teachings.

Average Adult Height: 2.9 m

Average Adult Weight: 100 kg

Alignment: Lawful Good

Origin: Oashoko

Established Planet: Kryllos

Population: 1.5-2 billion

Gate: Mogotus

Reoccurring: No

Civilization Type: 0

Found: Kryllos, Maso Terra

Physical Traits

Choosing to remain on Kryllos, it was rare for individuals outside Maso Terra to encounter a Nesis in person. The few who shared in their ethereal realm described them as beings of absolute beauty. Some likened them to being elf-like appearance due to their pointed ears and flawless complexion, but the similarities ended there. They moved with a fluid elegance, and their features glistened with varying shades of pastel blue and silver. Their fine hair lustered in shimmered green, silver, and yellow hues along a small, protruding cranial ridge. Though humanoid in appearance, their elongated necks amplified their hums of Gregorian praise to The Mother; their chants often echoed through the illustrious halls of the Aashal Tureo. As strict vegetarians, their diet of exotic fruits gave them an acrid, semi-sweet aroma. Many likened their vibrant, chestnut eyes to an endless ocean of empathy and peace.

Although exceptionally skilled at harnessing their faith, the Nesis lacked physical prowess. Their tall, slim physiques made them look frail, despite being in excellent health. Some Nesis, like Shepherds Bazelon and Mandaro, went on to train with the Vaulok warriors of Cressca. Through dekrons extensive physical training, they adapted their physiology to become proficient in reyv kor and performed similar duties to their Vlauk companions. Being more of the exception, most Nesis preferred The Mother's path and never pursued any form of physical altercation.

Having been chosen to carry Her message, the Nesis embodied The Mother into every facet of their being. They fashioned themselves in ornate robes and garments befitting Her beauty and braided their hair with exotic jewels and flora. Warriors from the Aashal Veileyya adorned themselves with decorative bangles, pauldrons, and statements, each hand-etched with intricate detail. Like all who inhabited Maso Terra, a piezeron crystal silently hovered near their presence, symbolizing their absolute faith in The Mother.

Key Figures

“The watchful angels.”

  • High Shepherd Mundaaka Volgos, Anointed Child of The Mother, Author of the Shalaymuh
  • The Great Teacher Aiseina Tobaru, First Testament of the Shalaymuh, Embodiment of The Mother, Shepherdess of Mercy
  • Shepherdess Selah Borendis, Curator of Wisdom, Hand of the High Shepherd —> Voice of Mundaaka
  • Shepherd Bazelon Nishek, The Radiant Mercy, Strength of The Mother, All-Father of the Aash Veileyya
  • Shepherd Volnok Fuestros, Harmonizer of Mind, Eloquence of The Mother
  • Shepherd Tos Gujrial, Cleanser of Soul, Nurture of The Mother
  • Flockling Ateek Tobaru, Twin of Rothuk, Son of The Embodiment, Influence of The Mother
  • Flockling Rothuk Tobaru, Twin of Ateek, Son of The Embodiment, Outreach of The Mother
  • Shepherdess Okebah Nishek, Daughter of The Radiant, Light-Crown of The Mother —> Deceased
  • Shepherd Mandaro Dintaar, Intrepid of Light, Reckoning of The Mother
  • Shepherd Buhlek Ya Aro, Hand of The Intrepid, Neophyte of Merciful Reckoning
  • Shepherdess Aeolus Voxan, Embodiment of Beauty, Essence of The Mother
  • Shepherdess Scee Valtasha, Hand of The Beauty, Aspect of The Mother

Common Phrases and Words

  • Aashal Tureo - Crafted by Shepherdess Aeolus, the ringed superstructure is where the Nesis executed the will of The Mother. The radiant tower stood over 1500 meters tall and encompassed the Shaylos, allowing shepherds to tap into its infinite power. “The Mother's Light.”
  • Eharrowal Tureo - Used as a common blessing from The Mother.
  • Aash Veileyya - A shepherd or shepherdess who embraced the warrior's path of the Vaulok to become proficient in Reyv Kors- the Light Protectors.
  • Misheevuh - A cleansing ritual underwent by those who entered Mogotus Gate. Once cleansed, individuals received a piezeron as a gift from The Mother.
  • Shataharah - Spiritually pure. ALL who entered Mogotus Gate HAD to be shataharah.
  • Ehdushak - Moral impurity; an immoral individual or thoughts.
  • Shalaymuh - The sacred texts of the Nesis that fully illustrate The Mother and Her infinite mercy, love, and beauty. The High Shepherd authored the holy book by compiling the individual scriptures from Her 12 apostles, where Shepherdess Aiseina offered to embrace its teachings to become The First Testament of The Mother.
  • Sovosal Tureo - The Mother's cry. An unusual phenomenon that significantly impeded the Nesis during Qn'Tahr's modern era. Occurring after the bridging of the Nu'Younndek, the Nesis' piezerons shrieked uncontrollably shortly after reuniting with their flock. Due to the immense strain from the piercing bombardment, most Nesis cannot sustain themselves physically- once outside Maso Terra- for more than several alkrons before their kyklono returned them to the Aashal Tureo for cleansing. Thought to have been a result of the ethereal light anomaly that encompassed the holy worlds.
  • Ssceahtohvu - A spiritual lullaby derived from the Vlauk's Nvukt. Shepherd Volnok perfected the spiritual song for the Nesis to implement while traversing beyond the ethereal. Considered a very intimate moment between piezerons and their users. Used mainly by the Aash Veileyya and allowed them to endure the Sovosal Tureo for dalatos at a time before returning to the Aashal Tureo for purification.
  • Sheyehlowgwei - An individual from a species who entered Mogotus separate from their society. Viewed as exalted.

Extended Lore

Aspects of The Mother

In the wake of Qn'Tahr's miraculous conception, The Mother searched the cosmos for heralds to act at Her behest within the blossoming universe. Qn'Tahr needed a civilization that had achieved peace through Her to act as a societal role model for others. Her chosen would act as beacons of everlasting beauty and prosperity to those seeking revelation from Her teachings. Her search led to a society of peaceful worshipers who obtained spiritual enlightenment from Her beauty through nature. Across the distant forests of the alien world, the Nesis knew nothing but harmony among their people. Pleased with Her findings, The Mother manifested before members of the Nesis clergy in a stunning display of showering light.

The priests offered their utmost loyalty and servitude in the sudden presence of the celestial figure. Pleased with their reverence, She selected the clergy for divine intention. Elevating their accomplishments for others to follow, the Nesis would guide those led astray within a new universe. By instilling Her teachings of love, beauty, and mercy onto others, they too could obtain eternal peace through The Mother. Unwavering in their faith, the Nesis gracefully accepted their higher purpose. The Mother appointed Mundaaka Volgos, the eldest member of the Nesis clergy, to act as Her spiritual leader within the new universe. Mundaaka, deeply humbled, swore an oath of absolute faith for himself and his people. Satisfied, The Mother gave her heralds 50 planetary cycles to compile their teachings and settle their affairs before summoning them to begin their task. Her booming command echoed through the rolling forests, reaching the soul of every Nesis individual across the tiny planet. Acquiescing to Her infinite mercy and beauty, the Nesis began writing what would soon lead many towards everlasting prosperity: the Shalaymuh.

The High Shepherd, Mundaaka Volgos, assembled a court of 12 individuals, each representing an aspect of The Mother. They scribed their wisdom into 13 passages, each sacred unto themselves, that would act as The Mother's voice within the new universe. After compiling the writings, Shepherdess Aisena Tobaru offered herself to embrace the new scriptures, becoming the first testament of the Shalaymuh. Celebrating her enlightenment, Mundaaka selected her to act as The Mother's teacher and embodiment of mercy within the new universe. To spread its teachings, Aisena entrusted her twin sons, Rothuk and Ateek, to deliver the message of the Shalaymuh into the lives of every Nesis, hoping to elevate their culture to new heights of prosperity. Through its texts, their society reached new levels of harmony. The Nesis eagerly awaited Her return, confident the Shalaymuh reflected Her everlasting mercy and love.

True to Her word, The Mother returned precisely 50 cycles after her sudden appearance. Mundaaka Volgos reiterated their absolute faith, ensuring that he and his people would abide by Her teachings without question- absolute. Pleased, The Mother coalesced Her energies unto the Nesis, showering them with an intense spectrum of ethereal light. Then, through cosmic evocation, She transported the Nesis to Qn'Tahr via Mogotus Gate, ringing in the era of Early Twilight.


The First Cleansing

A shower of celestial twilight consumed the Nesis, transporting them to an immense platform that lurked in the mysterious recesses of space. A race of alien beings shared their presence and stood with a similar purpose. As the cascades of energy subsided, the two races stood before The Almighty Mother and Father, each regarding the benevolent creators with reverent awe. Then, with flourishing rays of angelic evocation, the two races underwent a bath of spiritual cleansing, the Misheevuh, to ensure no corruption followed them into the virgin universe. Requiring an incredible spiritual fortitude, individuals confronted their innermost apprehensions and surrendered unconditionally to The Mother and Father. Only then would beings be considered shalaharah, pure, in the eyes of celestial figures.

The Nesis and the mysterious race emerged cleansed as the light receded, revealing a world of prolific verdure whose beauty reflected Her divine presence. As they emerged onto its rolling landscapes of luminous flora, The Mother imbued a crystal monolith with Her infinite power. Emanating Her eternal love and kindness, the Shaylos hummed like a celestial chorus, instilling a quieted peace among the Nesis. Finally, the Mother acknowledged the pious thrall and bequeathed unto Her children the crystal piezeron. The sprite would act as a conduit to the Shaylos, allowing individuals to draw directly from Her power.

Before their ascension, The Father acknowledged Mundaaka with divine command. As the shepherd stood captivated by His presence, the Almighty gifted him a statement imbued with His wisdom, symbolizing the balance between mercy and righteous accord. The deities blessed their children with 200 pulses of the galactic cycle to master the piezeron, establish houses of worship, and develop sustainable infrastructure for the coming flocks. The deities reiterated that only those with absolute faith would receive their blessing and thrive within the fledgling universe. The Nesis and their mysterious companions swore their absolute fidelity, and the gods vanished into the heavens with a tremendous prism of light.


Early Twilight

In the dalatos following their arrival, the Nesis learned to hone their spiritual prowess through piezeron meditation. They and the other beings colonized Kryllos, the First Child, and Shepherdess Aeolos Voxan, Embodiment of Beauty, Essense of The Mother, led the construction of a temple beseeming of The Mother's beauty. Aided by Shepherdesses Scee and Okebah, the shepherdesses ensured the towering structure faithfully portrayed Her illustrious majesty. To communicate with the beings sharing in Kryllos' scaping tranquility, Shepherd Volnok Fuestros, Harmonizer of Mind, Eloquence of The Mother, developed techniques to communicate telepathically through piezeron focus. His celebrated accomplishment helped forge lasting bonds between the two races for ages to follow.

Though unfamiliar with The Mother, the Vlauk descended from a race of ancient warriors whose hostilities drove their planet to near extinction. However, with the discovery of drachnos tea, a potent libation that elevated its consumers to spiritual enlightenment, the Vlauk abandoned their conflicts and found peace through The Father. Emissary to His Righteousness, His Supreme Honor, Kavahk Kalatis, imparted the Vlauk's sacred text, the Tha'Ohkt, unto the shepherds. With reciprocal gratitude, the High Shepherd, Mundaaka Volgos, related the scriptures of the Shalaymuh, each placing their absolute faith in the others' abilities to foster peace within Qn'Tahr.

As the societies diligently prepared for the coming flocks, Mundaaka and Her apostles frequently debated with Kavahk and His court, discussing how to communicate their scripture effectively. After tireless deliberation, they unanimously agreed that The Mother's message of mercy and compassion would proceed with that of The Father's righteousness. Though welcoming debate in hindsight, actions taken by either party would be absolute, and both agreed neither would interfere with the others' methods. Holy leaders vowed to open themselves to each other's teachings, symbolizing mutual respect, hoping unity would lead the new universe toward a spiritual balance.

Within 90 dekron cycles, the Vlauk developed type 2 infrastructure within the Shay Mar system and constructed a star fleet large enough to house the entirety of their civilization. Blessed by personal revelation, Kavahk expressed his people's need to embark on a spiritual journey to better connect with The Father. Though Kryllos reflected The Mother's essence, the Vlauk required a planet befitting Him to colonize to begin their cultural rebirth within Qn'Tahr. The High Shepherd blessed his companions before their departure, assuring The Mother would guide them along their path of discovery. After a solemn goodbye, Kavahk led His fleet of golden citadels into the unknown universe, allowing the Nesis to resume the construction of The Mother's temple, and master their abilities.

Dekrons, following the Vlauk's departure, Shepherdess Aeolus completed The Mother's illustrious temple. Incircling the Shaylos, the Aashal Tureo's ringed columns gleamed with resplendent majesty above Kryllos' luminous canopies, beaconing those towards Her eternal salvation. Finally, Mundaaka and Aiseina made their residents atop the radiant superstructure, spiritually anchored to the Shaylos, to strengthen their piezeron abilities.

Mundaaka and Her Testament spent seven dekrons in deep meditation, learning to connect with the crystal's tremendous energies. Their devotion brought them revelation: by tapping into the Shaylos, they could perform miracles across vast regions of the galaxy. With Her power, they could restore beauty where decay festered, provide bounties where famine lingered, and restore life when death looms. The Nesis revered the incredible power entrusted to them, vowing to utilize their supernatural abilities for absolute good.

While the Nesis furthered their understanding of the Shaylos, the Vlauk's journey ended with the discovery of Saa and Cressca, each bearing aspects of The Father. With no means of interstellar travel, twin sons Ateek and Rothuk developed the kyklono light sphere through piezeron focus, allowing individuals to travel in a cocoon of light between star systems without technological means. Giving praise to The Mother, the twins viewed the kyklono as a means to extend their outreach deeper into the galaxy.

Leading up to the first arrivals, the Nesis felt confident in their ability to convey Her message to the impending flocks. Further practice with the kyklono allowed shepherds to travel great distances between the nexus gates within dalatos. Shepherd Mandaro Dintaar, Intrepid of Light, Reckoning of The Mother, developed fond regard towards The Father's warriors. Accompanied by shepherds Buhlek and Bazelon, they honed piezeron techniques that enhanced Vaulok's martial prowess. Shepherdess Selah Borendis, Curator of Wisdom, Hand to the Shepherd, faithfully chronicled all teachings for those ready to embrace The Mother. Shepherdess Okebah Nishek, Daughter of the Radiant, Light Crown of The Mother, graced the halls of the Aashal Tureo with inspiring hymns of Gregorian praise, invoking further confidence in her fellow shepherds. Placing their absolute faith in The Mother's guidance, civilizations entered Qn'Tahr, ringing in the era of The Great Dawn.


The Great Dawn

Though it took some refinement, The Mother's apostles faithfully executed Her will. Finding perseverance through conviction, the shepherds overcame the initial challenges and honed their piezeron control to carry out Her duty. Shepherd Volnok Fuestros deepened his connection to The Mother's eloquence, giving piezeron wielders the ability to communicate with their flock. Shepherdess Aeolus Voxan, embodying the essence of Her beauty, and Shepherdess Scee Valtasha traveled with the Vlauk while constructing additional settlements for the outpouring of new arrivals. Graced by Her elegance, the shepherdesses acted as minstrels of compassion and love to developing civilizations, inspiring faith in Her teachings. The Great Teacher, Aiseina Tobaru, amplified Her message of harmony through the Shaylos, providing solace to those jarred by their arrival to Qn'Tahr. The Nesis quickly drew adoration from their flock, earning them the nickname “light shepherd” by those touched by their message of kindness.

As societies poured into the galaxy, the miraculous arrival of the Lomoush, Semprada, and Veliken through Mogotus Gate provided additional aid to the shepherds. The Nesis and Vlauk took a needed respite to welcome the new arrivals while praising The Mother and Father for further assistance. Sharing similar worship of The Mother, Mundaaka and his shepherds were privileged to grant Oom'laku Loueem Mnayomobo of the Veliken an opportunity to establish his tribe, a You'uudoum, on Kryllos. Having the ability to communicate with the planet's life force, the Veliken became documentarians and historians of nature. Veliken artificers, the muomnn, partnered with Shepherdess Selah to record the spiritual footprints left in the wakes of their extraordinary acts.

The Semprada achieved peace by embracing principles from both The Mother and Father. Like the Vlauk in technical capability, the Semprada offered their advancements to further the sustainability of new colonies. Enthralled with their piezeron gift, the Semprada regarded the Nesis and Vlauk with odd curiosity and studied the Vaulok while enacting His righteousness. Priest Qwitawu Weiqal developed a bond with Shepherdess Okebah, drawn to her childlike inquisitiveness. He and his priests frequently observed the methods of Mundaaka and his shepherds and fawned over their spiritual prowess. Through piezeron focus, the Semprada cast waves of empathy unto those receiving Mother's mercy, garnering the praise of Shepherds Tos and Volnok. Mundaaka admired the Semprada priests, finding wisdom in their anecdotes.

The Lomoush, upon their heavenly wings, enhanced the kyklono through deepened piezeron concentration. Their mastery allowed the holy races to travel faster across Qn'Tahr, allowing shepherds to cross the great distances between the gates within dalatos. Peaking the interests of twin sons Ateek and Rothuk, the Lomoush assisted the twins with their outreach and helped them spread Her symphony of peace to struggling civilizations across the developing worlds. The High Shepherd honored the Lomoush with a Mother's blessing and appointed them as the distinguished couriers of the holy worlds.

While the influence of the Nesis and Vlauk guided flocks towards salvation, the arrival of the Assiek and Rhy'Laar led to the rapid technological expansion of the core worlds, lifting developing civilizations to higher levels of sustainability. In addition, they aided less-adapted populations in reaching technological independence, allowing the Nesis and Vlauk time to dedicate solely to their teachings.

Shepherdesses Aeolus and Scee returned to Kryllos and forged a bond with the Veliken. As they also embodied The Mother through nature, Oom'laku Loueem led the shepherdesses through a molek'uudoum, a Veliken spirit walk, to reveal Kryllos's oumenna'muk. When the mystic incantation settled, the oom'laku taught the shepherdesses how to interpret the enchanted symbol to understand their symbiosis with the planet better. Finally, Oom'laku Loueem gifted the shepherdesses the magical sands of the You'unmuk, allowing them to draw directly from the planet's life force, and call upon the spirits of creatures who share the planet's inhabitants.

Shepherds Mandaro, Buhlek, and Bazelon made permanent residents of Cressca as distinguished apprentices to the All-Father of Reyv Kors, Nokahvn Xarduk. As they immersed themselves in Vlauk customs and traditions, the shepherds developed a deeper understanding of the Tha'Ohkt. Their enlightenment strengthened their spiritual bond to the Vaulok and amplified their ability to aid them along their path of righteousness. To celebrate their blooming comradery, His Supreme Honor invited Mundaaka to become the first of his people to undergo the sacred Blogoshk ceremony on Saa. Honored by the overture, The High Shepherd embraced The Father's methods, becoming the first of his people to find enlightenment through His trials.

As peace flourished in the infant universe, the arrival of the Hillian through Mogotus Gate brought further joy to the holy worlds. After emerging reborn through the Mesheevuh, the tribes arrived on Kryllos, where the Nesis became drawn to their profound connection to nature. Sharing similar worship of The Mother, the Hillian partnered with Shepherdess Aeolus to enhance the radiant majesty of the Aashal Tureo. Channeling Her beauty through their piezerons, the Hillian flourished the exotic jungles with symphonies of vibrant luminescence, illuminating the temple's surrounding landscapes with shades of pastel wonder. Their craft brought tears of amazement to the Nesis. Beholden to their artistry, the High Shepherd offered to share Kryllos as their home within Qn'Tahr. Honored by his invitation, the Hillian devoted themselves to the Shalaymuh, promising to uphold Her heavenly splendor within Qn'Tahr.


The First Sacrifice

As passing ages brought the galaxy closer to prosperity, tensions began to stir on Kryllos. Lacking their sacred kluen thistle, the Hillian couldn't practice their religious ceremonies within Qn'Tahr. Pivotal to their culture and way of life, the inability to celebrate their annual tradition generated angst amongst their people, and the Aashal Tureo became rife with provocation. Mundaaka and Shepherdess Aiseina offered conciliatory affirmations to Hillian tribal leaders, the shao'aa, assuring their plight was merely a test of absolute faith in The Mother. Unfortunately, even as shepherds failed to provide solace, desperate searches for the kluen thistle came up empty-handed, compounding frustrations among tribal members. Mundaaka and his shepherds refused Vaulok intervention; instead, they relinquished themselves to prayer for guidance. While the Nesis struggled to uphold Her teachings, the Semprada brought desecration to Kryllos.

A mysterious eruption burst forth from beneath the Aasal Tureo, shrouding the temple in plumes of icky darkness, causing the Shaylos to emit peculiar energy across the region and piezerons to wail with cacophonies of gasping agony. Hillian warriors, the Ak Lao'aa, responded first to the scene, discovering the sickening aftermath of a grotesque ritual. Betraying scripture, a congregation of Semprada relinquished their piezerons and sacrificed Shepherdess Okebah, Light Crown of The Mother, and used the Shaylos to amplify her final moments of torment. Upon witnessing the visceral gore, the Ak'lao'aa slew the crazed perpetrators with savage disregard, each cultist praising “Iqor” with febrile elation before receiving His ultimate judgment. Then, demanding answers for their heinous blasphemy, the Ak'lao'aa presented Priest Qwitawu before Mundaaka and Aiseina. The indignant priest vehemently defended their actions, tributing Iqor, The Martyr God, for their vile worship. Scorn by betrayal, Mundaaka and Aiseina detained the Qwitawu while awaiting a verdict from His Supreme Honor.


The Cleansing

His Supreme Honor quickly admonished the Semprada's blasphemous malfeasance and ordered His ultimate judgment upon them. Demanding a Father's retribution Shepherd Bazelon, The Radiant Mercy, father of Okebah, joined All-Father Nokavn as he and the Vaulok traveled to Oqavar, the Semprada's established homeworld, to rid Qn'Tahr of the zealous blood worshipers. The Ak lao'aa accompanied the bereaved shepherd in the campaign, fearing the Semprada would bring further desecration to the galaxy. When news of their intentions reached the High Shepherd, he and Aiseina relinquished themselves in prayer, seeking The Mother's wisdom. By committing deeper to their faith, She provided insight on how to restore peace to the galaxy.

Refusing further violence to befall the holy worlds, Mundaaka invoked The Mother's mercy and spared the Semprada from His righteousness. In an ultimate act of compassion, he ordered their immediate banishment from the core worlds, choosing forgiveness over bloodshed, hoping they would atone for their atrocities while in exile. The enraged warriors furiously contested Mundaaka's judgment, insisting the Semprada's twisted vices defiled Qn'Tahr's teachings and couldn't remain within the galaxy. Reminding his companions of their oath, Mundaaka insisted that Her will is absolute. Outraged, The Father's warriors fought with fierce vitriol as they removed the Semprada from Oqavar.

With swiftness matched only by their fury, the Vaulok and Ak lao'aa drove the Semprada from Oqavar within two dalls. As they fought through the Semprada's formidable defenses, the holy warriors experienced few casualties during their raid. The Semprada, however, were shown little mercy as their cities fell and their people rounded. Asserting his people as the faithful martyrs of The Mother and Father, Qwitawu ordered his armies to surrender peacefully and comply with the mandate. Before departing for their exile, the High Shepherd made a final plea to his former friend, begging them to abandon their horrific practices. The blood priest cursed Mundaaka, vowing to continue their worship freely so long as they remained in Qn'Tahr.


New Oaths

Following the Semprada's banishment, His Supreme Honor, Kavahk Kalatis, called for an emergency summit on Saa, where apostles from across the holy worlds unanimously condemned the High Shepherd's clemency. Leading His court, Kavahk demanded Mundaaka withdraw his order and allow for a Father's righteousness upon the Semprada for their sickening betrayal of scripture. Shepherd Bazelon, still grieving his loss, echoed Kavahk's anger; other Nesis shared his outrage. After surveying the aftermath, Oom'laku Loueem estimated it could take hundreds of dekrons to cleanse Kryllos of darkness and restore its natural energies. With their culture in ruins, the Shao'aa voiced their intention to leave Kryllos and seek a better-suited planet for their needs, assuring they held no animosity towards their former hosts. Understanding the many grievances of their allies, Mundaaka and Aiseina addressed the enraged apostles with their revelation.

Guided by Her divine insight, Mundaaka released the Hillian from their oath, informing tribal leaders that they needed to embark on a spiritual journey to rekindle their faith in The Mother if they were to receive Her eternal mercy. Amidst the discontented murmurs among the assembly, Mundaaka gifted the Hok Kahma Tha to the Hillian to guide them along their path, affirming faith in Her would lead their people towards salvation. Tribal leaders received the unexpected accolade with great appreciation, praising the shepherd's genuine understanding of their plight. Dissatisfied, His Supreme Honor vehemently contested Mundaaka's wisdom, claiming Her revelation didn't address the Semprada should they resume their abhorrent worship.

The shao'aa shared His court's concerns. To honor the bonds they forged since arriving in Qn'Tahr, the Hillian pledged to intervene should the Semprada invoke further darkness into Qn'Tahr, promising to adhere to the Tha'Ohkt and Shalaymuh for guidance strictly. Relenting to their oath, His court entrusted the tribes to achieve a spiritual balance among their people to restore faith in the holy scriptures. Praising Her profound revelation, Mundaaka and Aiseina cast The Mother's blessing upon the Hillian before their departure, confident Her teaching would restore peace within Qn'Tahr.


Faith Rewarded

Tentative peace returned to Qn'Tahr in the ages following the cleansing. Aided by Oom'laku Loueem, shepherds purged the residual darkness from the Aashal Tureo to restore Kryllos' natural energies. By plunging deeper into the profound power of the Shaylos, Mundaaka and Aiseina cast a crown of angelic harmony above The Mother's temple as a radiant monument to Shepherdess Okebah. Its golden vibrance pierced the tranquil landscapes and warded the lingering shadow left from the Semprada's egregious desecration. The High Shepherd and Her First Testament remained undeterred by the passive condemnation from their allies while sharing Her scripture and maintained a working relationship with their Vlauk counterparts. Though many sneered at their presence, Mundaaka asserted his faith in The Mother when His court dared question Her methods.

While contentions stirred amongst the Nesis and His court, shepherds continued to spread Her gospel. Shepherdess Scee Valtasha, Hand of the Beauty, offered her artistry to assist Veliken priestess Oom'lalu Uiun Umunshuuto in constructing a Nu'yuonndek on Saa. When completed, the torus-like superstructure would provide piezeron users immediate travel to the Veliken colony on Oolumne, expanding Her message lowk of the core worlds. Though he silently condemned Mundaaka and Aiseina's compassion towards the Semprada, Oom'laku Loueem continued his partnership with Shepherdess Aeolus Voxan. They returned every dekron to Kryllos' You'unmuk to perform the Omnuen, giving them further insight into the Semprada's sickening actions and how they affected the planet's spiritual energy.

Shepherds Bazelon, Mandaro, and Buhlek remained on Cressca, where they advanced to the second of Reyv Kors, Iovok Tathn. Driving by his daughter's memory, Shepherd Bazelon, the Radiant Mercy, founded the Aash Veileyya: a guild of Nesis warriors who embraced the Tha'Ohkt and swore to protect Her beauty. Though the High Shepherd and Aiseina celebrated his achievement, Bazelon's resentment towards Mundaaka created a rift between him and the other apostles. As the passing ages devolved kinships to platitudes among allies, the Hillian's journey ended with a discovery that restored the fractured bonds among clergy and ushered Qn'Tahr into its spiritual renaissance.

Thousands of dekrons following their departure from Kryllos to rekindle their faith, the Hillian discovered their sacred kluen thistle in abundance on a distant planet beyond the core worlds. News of their discovery brought rejoicing tears to the holy worlds that resonated among flocks throughout Qn'Tahr. Upon hearing of their discovery, His Supreme Honor traveled to the Aashal Tureo, where he humbly prostrated before Mundaaka and Aiseina, vowing never to question Her methods again. As news of Her mercy swept across the galaxy, shao'aa invited their former hosts to join them in Qn'Tahr's first Kluen Ak harvest. Honored by the privilege, shepherds traveled to the distant world, Semprada VII, where they celebrated The Mother and the rebirth of Hillian culture. Deep within the paoluk jungles, the immersive festivities reforged bonds between the Nesis and their allies. Mundaaka and Kavahk believed Qn'Tahr had finally achieved spiritual balance and consecrated the planet as a protected sanctuary, tributing The Mother and Father.

Qn'Tahr saw a surge of new arrivals following the Hillian's settlement of Semprada VII. As the core worlds expanded towards Shissada Gate, twin sons Ateek and Rothuk extended their outreach to the developing systems where flocks embraced Her teachings through the Shalaymuh. Further study of Semprada VII led Shepherdess Aeolus and Oom'laku Loueem to believe the remote planet shared a spiritual link with Kryllos. With similar understandings underway on Saa and Oolumne, the Shepherdess offered her aid to the oom'laku in constructing additional Nu'yuonndek to bridge Kryllos with Semprada VII. As holy leaders ushered in an era of peace among their flock, rumors of a mysterious blight began to surface from the outer regions of Shissada Gate that thrust Qn'Tahr into a brutal war.


Iqor's Rising

As flocks embraced an era of harmony across Qn'Tahr, strange energies started emanating from the Shaylos. Piezeron wielders experienced visions of unspeakable horror whenever they drew from its power, making it difficult for shepherds to execute Her will. Mundaaka and Aiseina plunged into a deeper meditative state to strengthen their connection with the Shaylos to investigate the cause of the nightmarish disturbance. While the mysterious energies impeded divine incantation, colonies near Shissada Gate reported a ruinous fog of darkness obliterating the inhabited systems within the region.

Reports from the outer colonies quickly escalated in urgency. Fearing the Semprada succeeded in their sickening machinations, His Supreme Honor dispatched the Vaulok to engage the mysterious anomaly. Shepherd Bazelon, still aggrieved, insisted on leading the Aash Vieleyya to assist His warriors, determined to protect the innocent flocks from the Semprada's bloody indignance. Joined by Shepherds Mandaro and Buhluk, the Aash Vieleyya rushed via heavenly kyklono to intercept the anomaly as it neared the Nyyek Tog system, unfazed by the nightmarish visions emanating from their piezerons.

While the Aash Vieleyya and Vaulok rallied to the outer sector, Mundaaka and Aiseina made a desperate plea to the shao'aa, begging them to seek out those responsible for releasing the plight into Qn'Tahr. The tribal leaders acquiesced and sent the Ak lao'aa to question the several known Semprada colonies in the region. Even under the threat of death, the zealots denied involvement but admitted their settlements had become esoteric due to constant intervention. When asked for their assistance, the blood martyrs adamantly refused, praising the coming of Iqor. With no signs of wrongdoing among those questioned, the Ak Lao'aa returned to Semprada VII empty-handed and reported the unfortunate news to the High Shepherd. As the Shaylos continued to radiate unstable power, the High Shepherd and Aiseina turned their faith to His warriors, praying they could prevent Qn'Tahr from falling into darkness.


The Battle of Nyyek Tog

The Aash Vieleyya and the Vaulok arrived at Nyyek Tog as the ravenous cloud descended on the planet. As the warriors rushed to defend the terrified flocks, thralls of shadowy beings started pouring out from the anomaly's vaporous tendrils as they engulfed the system. Though the warriors fought valiantly in Their name, the instability of their piezerons made combating the threat nearly impossible, and they suffered heavy losses to the nightmarish waves of ravenous entities. Pushing through the hellish onslaught, Shepherd Bazelon led evacuation efforts across the system and ensured flocks safely escaped the encroaching darkness. However, the churning cloud quickly enveloped the region and extinguished its mother star, leaving no trace of its inhabitants. After incurring severe casualties, Shepherd Bazelon and his remaining comrades retreated to Cressca, defeated and gravely injured, to regroup and bolster the defenses of the holy worlds.


Path of the Dark Entities

Dalls following the heavy casualties faced at Nyyek Tog, the Hillian and Kal'Aa'Tharr'Ok failed in campaigns to prevent the destructive path of the dark entities from spreading through the core worlds. The nightmarish fog grew larger with every system it consumed, leaving entire regions of Qn'Tahr annihilated in its hellish wake. Monitoring its trajectory, the Assiek projected the entities on a direct path to Kryllos. Mundaaka and Aiseina drew from their remaining piezeron energies to cast a shield of blanketing light across the sector in a desperate effort to protect the flocks from falling into further peril. But, even after they strained themselves to the brink of death, without the Shaylos to empower their holy incantation, their languishing effort failed to prevent the dark entities from creeping closer to Kryllos.

The ominous shadow, now lightyears in size, swept through Qn'Tahr's remaining defenses and descended on Kryllos with veils of sinister midnight. Vile darkness poured out from the churning tendrils, releasing thralls of shadowy entities upon Her serene landscapes. They moved like a flood of unstoppable death, leaving nothing but ruin in their path. As the dark entities neared the Aashal Tureo, Shepherdesses Aeolus and Scee utilized their mastery of Veliken mysticism to summon the Nu'molek spirits to defend Her holiest of grounds. Unfortunately, though standing united with the You'uudoum, The Mother's last defenders succumbed to the cascades of ruinous plight, and the entities shrouded the Aashal Tureo.

The Shaylos fractured under the intense bombardment of the entities, and Okebah's crown waned in power. As ravenous monstrosities rampaged through Her illustrious bastion, Mundaaka ordered Her Testament to escape with her sons to ensure The Mother's message lived on should Her temple fall. His shepherdess hand, Selah Borendis, refused to abandon Mundaaka, swearing to chronicle the events until the very end. Before the Shaylos succumbed to the thundering darkness, Mundaaka tapped into its remaining power to invoke The Mother and Father. In a cosmic burst of fractal light, They appeared before the High Shepherd as the entities neared his keep.


Divine Intervention

The ONLY first-hand account of the intervention came directly from Shepherdess Selah Borendis, Curator of Wisdom, Hand to Mundaaka. As the dark entities consumed Her temple in a cloud of hellish malice, she recounted the High Shepherd throwing himself before the celestial beings with reverent prostration and confessing to his failings. As the Aashal Tureo crumbled from the onslaught, Mundaaka begged for forgiveness and a chance to redeem himself before the Almighty. The Shepherdess spoke of his desperate atonement, when acting out of absolute love for the flocks, offered himself in exchange for those lost during the nightmarish siege. She witnessed The Father, enraged, enact swift righteousness upon the High Shepherd, the demonic roars of the entities drowned by his agonizing cries. As Mundaaka writhed from His divine vitriol, Shepherdess Borendis witnessed The Mother intervene during The Father's sentence.

Wishing no further harm to befall the High Shepherd, She extended Her mercy onto him with an empathetic embrace, sparring him from enduring The Father's wrath. Shepherdess Borendis spoke of Her compassionate gesture when out of absolute love for her herald, She offered Mundaaka Her eternal salvation through exile instead of incurring more of His smite. Still stricken from His righteousness, he acquiesced before the Almighty, swearing to remain exiled within the ageless universe. With his fate sealed under a new oath, the Gods directed their terrifying divinity to Shepherdess Borendis.

The young Shepherdess regarded the heavenly creators with terrifying reverence, and They addressed her with divine command. To ensure The Mother's message carried on, They issued her the onus responsibility of acting as Mundaaka's voice and caregiver while living out his eternity in exile, swearing death to anyone else who meets his presence. The Shepherdess acquiesced with humbled prostration, vowing to convey Mundaaka's teachings faithfully, and reiterated her absolute faith in Their methods. Pleased, The Mother and Father turned their ire to the encroaching entities with righteous standing.

With swift execution, The Mother cast waves of heavily light unto the entities that halted their ravenous advance. The divine evocation rippled across Qn'Tahr, enveloping the galaxy in a cocoon of radiant spectra that resonated among flocks with angelic hymns of Gregorian beauty. Next, the Father enacted His absolute authority and banished the entities into the endless reaches of the abyss. As civilizations across Qn'Tahr stood mesmerized by the luminous display, they felt the horrific memories of the entities fade away through the soothing chorus. Then, with another cosmic flourish, The Mother released Her energy onto the Shaylos, revitalizing its power. Finally, the deities reiterated Their message of ABSOLUTE faith to the young Shepherdess before departing in a strobe of celestial light.


Without A Flock

An eerie silence fell upon Qn'Tahr. The Nesis emerged from the disastrous wake, dazed, with fleeting memories of the horrific onslaught. As they surveyed their surroundings, the Aashal Tureo's pristine majesty now glowed with spectacular elegance. Its halls shimmered with milky sinews of purple and pink ethereal twilight, its beauty magnificent. Okebah's light crown, the tribute to her life, shined with an intensity that split the clouds with vibrant rays of golden harmony. The Aashal Tureo's ringed towers radiated soothing embers of divine light throughout the landscape; Kryllos' serene forests now glimmered through wisps of celestial vapor that emanated from the luminous monolith. Pulsing with Her cosmic power, the Shaylos emitted a haunting cacophony of angelic wails; the sensation of charged ozone permeated the air.

The Nesis clergy greeted Shepherdess Selah Borendis, Voice of Mundaaka, as she descended his keep, stunned by the unfathomable beauty. Though their memories remained mired with vague recollection, the tearful moment of solidarity carried an undertone of terrifying relief. Selah recounted Mundaaka's sacrifice and reiterated the details of his exile. The lamented clergy accepted the High Shepherd's selfless atonement with solemn gratefulness. Yet, while they mourned the loss of their cherished leader, the shepherds suddenly realized they could no longer spiritually detect their flock. As consternation unraveled the tearful reunion, the Vlauk, Veliken, and Lomoush met their presence, each beleaguered by the recent events.

After surveying the aftermath, holy leaders convened on Saa for an emergency summit, each bearing news that would put immense strain on their faith. Still unable to detect their flock, ALL technology had been completely disabled, putting a paralyzing halt to all automation and power grids within the region. Saa and Cressca, having been affected the hardest, suffered a cataclysmic infrastructural and economic collapse due to the sudden outage. For reasons unknown, the entire sector shimmered with vaporous ribbons of twilight that danced across the starry heavens like vails of celestial auroras. Churning clouds of gaseous light now cocooned the holy worlds, its intensity even too powerful for the Lomoush to penetrate with the kyklono. Cut off and isolated within their sector, the gathering of leaders quickly devolved into a panic.

Speaking on Mundaaka's behalf, Shepherdess Selah communicated his message to appoint the Great Teacher, Aiseina Toboru, as the new carrier of The Mother's message. As the first testament of the Shalaymuh, she accepted the responsibility with solemn acquiescence. However, as tensions stirred among the allies, some expressed troubling cynicism by asserting Qn'Tahr and their flock had undoubtedly been destroyed in the aftermath, claiming The Father's righteousness for their failings. Belaboring his concerns, His Supreme Honor, Kavahk Kalatis, feared even if their flock had survived, they would eventually succumb to sin without their guidance. Moreover, even as their recounts slowly faded from memory, the holy leaders feared the dark entities would inevitably return without their continued presence. Undeterred by grievance, Aiseina tried to inject confidence in her allies, viewing the circumstances as another test of their conviction. Accompanied by Shepherdesses Aeolus and Scee, Oom'laku Loueem addressed the troubled delegation and expressed their readiness to undergo an arduous demonstration of their spiritual resolve, hoping the effort would reunite the holy worlds with the rest of Qn'Tahr.

Acknowledging the previous undertakings of faith by his allies, the Veliken priest viewed the crisis as a test of his people's devotion to The Mother and Father. With Nu'yuonndek under construction on Kryllos and Saa, the oom'laku believed they could perform their sacred Mmyduomnu ceremony to light the gates. Though the mysterious effervescence surrounding the region would make the feat nearly impossible, he insisted on his tribe's readiness to surrender unconditionally to their faith. With a firm understanding of their mysticism, Shepherdesses Aeolus and Scee expressed willingness to aid the Veliken during their spiritual endeavor, knowing the commitment could take thousands of dekrons- if it even worked. Having learned never to doubt The Mother's methods, His Supreme Honor expressed tepid optimism; Aiseina, exhilarated by the camaraderie, rejoiced with renewed enthusiasm and extended their blessings to the Veliken and the shepherdesses. After departing the summit, Oom'laku Loueem and Her Embodiment returned to Kryllos to begin the arduous ritual process; remaining on Saa, Shepherdess Scee, Hand to The Beauty, joined Veliken Oom'lalu Uiun at its incompleted Nu'yuonndek, where they prepared for a similar undertaking.


The Silence

Hundreds of dekrons passed into the Veliken's ceremonious lighting. Once every great while, bright flashes of crackling energy erupted from the massive Nu'Yuonndek, startling many into thinking the ritual succeeded, only to fall silent for dekrons more. Spiritual stagnation festered throughout the holy worlds without the flocks to guide, and discontented whispers of doubt surfaced over the Veliken's languishing endeavor. Nevertheless, the Great Teacher, Shepherdess Aiseina's jovial presence invoked confidence in her allies, and as ageless time crept on, shepherds regarded her as the beacon of hope among her people.

Shepherdess Aiseina strengthened her bond with the Shaylos during Mundaaka's selfless exile. As the cancerous spiritual unrest festered across the holy worlds, she and Shepherd Tos Gujrial, Cleanser of Soul, Nurture of The Mother, imbued the Aashal tureo's springs with Her soothing energies. After submerging themselves in the crystalline waters, they emerged reborn with new convictions. The glistening waters soon provided a place for their companions to absolve their spiritual wariness and rejuvenate their souls. The Great Teacher also projected her nurturing hymns of Gregorian enchantment through the Shaylos, resonating lulled symphonies of alluring melody throughout Kryllos's bioluminescent landscapes and across the holy worlds. Finally, speaking on behalf of the High Shepherd, Shepherdess Borendis conveyed his message of absolute faith, reminding shepherds of the previous ventures of the Hillian and Vlauk. Yet, as centuries turned to millennia, the hollowed optimism among the holy races continued to wane.

While spiritual ambivalence proliferated the holy worlds, Shepherd Bazelon, the Radiant Mercy, completed the final level of Reyv Kors, earning him the title All-Father among the warrior diocese. To honor his daughter, the slain Shepherdess Okebah, he relinquished command of the Aash Vieleyya to Shepherd Mandaro, Intrepid of Light, and returned to Kryllos as the self-appointed guardian of Mundaaka's keep. Although his Aash Vieleyya comrades insisted on returning with him, once they rejoined their fellow apostles within Her resplendent temple, All-Father Bazelon stationed himself before the forbidden chamber, ensuring only the Shepherdess Hand's entry. Then, Suddeny, the Nu'younndek on Kryllos and Saa exploded with a showering blaze of cosmic luminescence that rippled throughout the region.


Bridging the Nu'yuonndek

The energy released from the Nu'yuonndek sent angelic shockwaves rippling across the holy worlds, illuminating skies in its farthest regions. Streaks of purple and blue static surged across the colossal torus, shaking the tranquil landscapes with thunderous bursts of colorful discharge. Along their marbled surface, finely etched runes of Veliken mysticism reverberated with haunting intrigue. Whiffs of charged ozone permeated the air as Shepher Mandaro assembled the Aash Veileyya at the foot of the towering star gate on Kryllos. Piezerons hummed with curious energy as the warriors met the structure with cautious uncertainty.

Shepherdess Aeolus emerged first from the ritual site, followed closely by the Oom'laku Loueem and his You'uudoum. So weakened by their arduous task, they collapsed at the feet of their allies, frail and unable to speak. Rushing to their aid, Shepherd Tos Gujrial ushered the ailing clergy to the Aashal Tureo for immediate treatment, where Aiseina assisted in their urgent care. As the Nesis regarded the colossal structure with uncertain awe, twin sons Ateek and Rothuk admired the Nu'yuonndek with childlike curiosity. Having grown restless over the ages, the precious twins stood eager to resume their outreach and reconnect with the flocks. As onlookers marveled at the impressive structure, the twins shouted Her praises before stepping through the swirling portal.

A rush of warped space consumed the twins as they stepped through the Nu'yuonndek. Qn'Tahr tunneled around them with swishing bombardments of folding reality, their kyklono shielding them along the turbulent journey. Finally, though it only took selros, after toppling through the endless kaleidoscope of cosmic wonder, the universe reformed around Ateek and Rothuk, and they stepped onto the familiar, rooted jungle of Semprada VII. The Hillian met the twins upon their miraculous emergence, delighted to be reunited with their holy companions after untold ages.


The Sovosal Tureo

As shepherds reunited with the Hillian on Semprada VII, Shepherdess Scee and Oom'lalu Uiun successfully lit the Nu'yuonndek on Saa. Though they neared death from the ages of physical strain they endured, their difficult feat reunited the Vlauk with their Veliken colleagues on Oolumne. Rushing to their aid, the Lomoush whisked the ailing clergy to the Aashal Tureo as if guided by heavenly accord, where Her Teacher relied on its healing waters to stabilize their critically weakened conditions. However, as bonds reforged under the shadows of the Veliken's achievement, a sudden phenomenon occurred that drastically altered how the holy races carried out their sacred oath and communicated Her message across Qn'Tahr.

Alkrons into the heartfelt reunion on Semprada VII, the Nesis' piezerons erupted with cacophonies of indiscernible wails and sputtered with unwieldy magic. Unable to contend with the unrelenting shrieks, shepherds succumbed to its piercing bombardment, and their kyklono engulfed them with sinews of shielding light. With their souls fading, the celestial orbs rushed them through the Nu'yuonndek and returned them to the Aashal Tureo. The rivers of kyklono acted with autonomous instinct as they submerged the shepherds in Her enchanted waters for rebirth. When the Nesis emerged purified from Her gentle springs, they stood curiously stunned amongst themselves while their piezerons chimed with curiously soothing melodies. Moments later, swarms of kyklono poured into The Mother's illustrious temple with a calamitous flurry of light.

Through dekrons of trials and tribulations, the Nesis eventually learned the curious new limitations to their spiritual abilities. Veliken artificers, the muomn, believed the churning light anomaly encompassing the holy worlds severed the link between piezerons and the Shaylos, causing the crystal sprites to erupt with howls of unbearable screeching when removed from the ethereal realm. Although the Sovosal Tureo, The Mother's Cry, carried differing affections on the other races due to the profound, spiritual bond they shared with the Shaylos, the Nesis lacked the fortitude to contend with the phenomenon for more than several dalls; after which their kyklono returned them to the Aashal Tureo for purification and rebirth.


The Distant Angels

To the surprise of the heavenly apostles, flocks not only adapted during their absence but flourished. By pooling their collective knowledge, the Assiek developed the state-of-the-art Tarfon harbinger vessel to lead in the recovery of new arrivals. Operating with autonomous efficiency, they routed the coming masses to the Combine, where the altruist Rhy'Laar helped flocks assimilate into the galaxy, reach technological independence, and encouraged scripture. To the tepid optimism of the holy races, traces of the Semprada's blasphemous worship laid scattered across the uur reaches of Qn'Tahr, nearly driven to extinction from millennia of Ak Lao'aa intervention. Despite their dwindled presence, their tarnished sector reminded travelers of their heresy upon the galaxy through nightmarish hallucinations of unimaginable horror to those who entered its dark recesses.

Though the shepherds never fully adapted to Sovosal Tureo, Her Great Teacher led the Nesis with undeterred enthusiasm and faith, committed to guiding the flocks towards salvation. As the Shepherdess continued to explore the incredible capabilities of her piezeron, she learned to amplify The Mother's message of mercy to those seeking eternal salvation across the galaxy. By relinquishing herself to Her infinite blessings, The Great Teacher developed techniques that allowed shepherds to speak telepathically to the flocks from the confines of the Aashal Tureo. Whether by fleeting visions of a utopian world or subduing moments of restlessness through heavenly influence, The Great Teacher's spiritual prowess quickly drew adoration from civilizations across the galaxy and earned the praises of her fellow clergy.

As shepherds found strength through the Shaylos, the Vlauk found inspiration through Her teachings. To mitigate the Sovosal Tureo's incessant shrieking, the Vaulok sang a spiritual lullaby, the Nvukt, as they traveled beyond the ethereal, having learned compassion through Her methods. Viewed as a profoundly intimate moment between a warrior and their piezeron, this allowed His heralds to contend with the Sovosal Tureo's pernicious strain through hymns of loving appreciation to Her graces. The Father's apostles eagerly shared their techniques with the Aash Vieleyya, where Shepherd Mandaro expanded on the concept to develop the Ssceahtohvu. Once mastered, Her warriors accompanied the Vaulok during their righteous crusades for dalatos at a time before returning to Kryllos for rebirth.

Qn'Tahr's second spiritual renaissance saw the arrival of the first Sheyehlowgwei from Mogotus Gate in a Rhy'Laar named Grr'Aaak'Kuu. Once purified and receiving The Mother's crystal essence, she joined the Nesis among the Aashal Tureo's merciful echelon, where shepherds regarded her as an exalted member of her race. Shepherdess Selah related Mundaaka's elation and Her Testament shared his zeal as the new apostle demonstrated her spiritual prowess and communicated Her message through the Shaylos. After earning the praises of Shepherdess Aiseina, she appointed Shepherdess Grr'Aaak'Kuu to welcome and nurture the abilities of other Sheyelowgwei who arrived through Mogotus Gate.


Disturbing the Peace

Using the Torq'Gan as an unsuspecting proxy, the Nohrd unleashed a surprise assault against the galaxy, ending an era of spiritual rebirth with an unprovoked war that thrust Qn'Tahr into its modern age. Shortly after deceiving the Torq'Gan's primitive leadership with promises of unwavering servitude, the Nohrd weaponized the Tarfon responsible for their mutual recovery from Bacchus Gate. During their subservient ruse, they augmented the Torq'Gan's physiology and temperament to launch a blitzkrieg of unfathomable brutality against the Combine.

The Nohrd directed their fleet of weaponized primitives to inflict maximum destruction upon every Kal'Aa'Tharrok instillation they encountered during their programmed ransack of the Combine's outer colonies. To satiate their sinister wills, the cunningly covert provocateurs ensured the Torq'Gan enslaved the fittest survivors into their unwilling ranks with every system they conquered, turning them into infectious, autonomous servants. While the Nohrd remained clandestine, the Torq'Gan continued their rampaging advance on allied territories, unknowingly paving the way for the coming reign.

The Aash Veileyya reinforced the Vaulok in combating the thralls of curiously enraged marauders as their ruinous path plunged them deeper into the Combine. As Her champions engaged the fomented army of slavers, the Torq'Gan secreted putrid plumes of corruptible influence upon the shepherds, consuming them in Iyzu's blasphemous glory. However, to the chagrin of those fiendishly puppeteering the barbaric hoard, Her intrepid monks emerged from the contaminated fog with righteous flourishes of their piezerons, seemingly immune to its mind-altering effects. Though many of The Mother's noble heroes fell during the dekrons of brutal conflict, once reborn from Her rejuvenating waters, the Aash Vieleyya maintained their vigilance and returned to the battlefront with unwavering conviction. Fortunately, after dekrons of steadfast persistence, Her champions claimed victory after War Shepherd Mandaro, Intrepid of Light, led the Nohrd's programmed forces into Semprada's tarnished regions. After leaving them at the mercy of its madness, the noble defenders returned to their celestial world, eager to cleanse Qn'Tahr of Iyzu's sacrilegious wake. However, unbeknownst to The Mother's heralds, nefarious agents monitored each battle with meticulous scrutiny and quietly devised a strategy to rid Qn'Tahr of the Maso Terra's warrior diocese.

Qn'Tahr descended into sweeping unrest and religious uncertainty in the subsequent aftermath of the Torq'Gan's destructive incursion. The Nesis remained on Kryllos, mentally attuned to the Shaylos's celestial frequencies, where they communicated to flocks through psychic visions and mystical influence. Though immensely taxing on their spiritual resolve, shepherds tapped into Her infinite graces to nurture individuals stricken with Iyzu's savage fugue. Shepherdess Aiseina and Shepherd Gujrial crafted the Aashal Tureo's vibrant topiaries into tranquil grottos, providing shepherds a respite to absolve themselves of the fatigue they incurred while upholding their divine responsibilities. As they selflessly cleansed Qn'Tahr of Iyzu's blasphemy, the Aash Veileyya returned to Cressca, hoping to strengthen their bond with The Father by honoring their victory in His name. Keeping with sworn tradition, The Mother's apostles returned to Semprada VII during every harvest season and celebrated Her infinite mercy through its competitive games and feasts. As flocks carried on with tepid faith, an eruption of cosmic energy from the Thalahaid system revealed the full might of the Torq'Gan had returned to the Combine.

Shepherd Mandaro led the Aash Vieleyya, joining All-Father Xarduk and His Vaulok while they rushed to prevent the unruly slavers from spreading Iyzu's infectious blasphemy upon Qn'Tahr. The entire Torq'Gan regiment greeted the Maso Terrains upon their arrival to Thalahaid, and the Kal'Aa'Tharrok on scene had already suffered significant casualties. As the battalions of righteous apostles squared off against their technologically superior adversary, the Torq'Gan unleashed barrages of moon-splitting blasts and flurries of cosmic darkness whose eerie vibrations reverberated the fabrics of reality throughout the system. Shepherd Mandaro and Her regiments zipped through the hellish volleys with their kyklono, their piezerons shielding them from the unrelenting maelstrom with snaps of celestial light. Amidst the chaos, Her Intrepid turned his Ssceahtohvu chants into a glorious battle cry that rallied his comrades through the pernicious Sovosal Tureo. But, unbeknownst to them, and despite their heavenly drive, the Nohrd already claimed their ultimate prize through deceitful action and, with dispassionate apathy, revealed themselves to Qn'Tahr with a demonstration of their cruelty.

As the monks advanced through the hellish volleys of unrelenting fire, a point-blank explosion abruptly halted their campaign, sending floods of kyklono whisking away to the Aashal Tureo for rebirth. Though their piezerons preserved their souls from the sudden blast, the Aash Vieleyya and Vaulok emerged from Her waters baffled but eager to reengage Iyzu's enslaved forces before they could unleash further harm to the flocks. After mustering a hasty strategy and mobilizing on Saa, upon exiting Oolumne's Nu'Yuonndek, a lethal battery of reality-rippling shockwaves greeted the Maso Terrains. The sudden pulse triggered a spectacular illumination of kyklono as the celestial spheres ushered the fallen warriors to the Aashal Tureo for rebirth and purification. Once the nightmarish fogs of war lifted, the Nohrd successfully conquered Oolumne to satiate their selfish whims, having deceived the Veliken into abandoning their sacred heart world and began imposing their totalitarian rule.


Broken Wings

The Nohrd's ruthless cunning and unabashed malice overwhelmed the Maso Terrain and Combine leadership following their calculated takeover of Oolumne. While maintaining their clandestine presence, garrisons of the Nohrd's autonomous minions stricken with Iyzu's plague annexed the region between Bacchus and Shissada Gates and threatened the Combine with unwarranted provocation. Unfortunately for the almighty, the lethal defensive batteries encompassing Oolumne's Nu'yuonndek halted any counter-offensives the Aash Vieleyya and Vaulok attempted following every rebirth, putting a debilitating strain on their sworn duties. With the Nu'yuonndek in Semprada VII's isolated recesses being their only other outlet into Qn'Tahr, Maso Terra's championed heralds succumbed to the Sovosal Tureo long before reaching the Commonwealth. Even after the Lomoush selflessly relinquished portions of their piezeron energy to empower the kyklono's heavenly speed, the great distances made it unfeasible for the apostles to uphold their divine obligations, emboldening the Nohrd's treacherous hubris with every failed attempt.

“The Aash Vieleyya and Vaulok's tenacity famously heralded them the title: Kheotahkt “the true undying.”

With their empire secured, the maniacal bureaucrats invited the Combine leadership to Shu Muh, Oolumne, Qn'Tahr's “new” metropolitan capital sacrilegiously constructed upon the Veliken's heart world, to discuss terms of unconditional surrender. To bolster their sincerity, they lowered the defenses surrounding the Ny'Yuonndek, allowing the Maso Terrain diocese to participate in the negotiations. Her Great Teacher and His Supreme Honor stood among their Combine allies for alkrons in excruciating silence as they awaited the arrival of their hosts, the tensions palpable. Suddenly, a grandiose display of political pageantry took the ambassadors by surprise, and when the theatrics subsided, a bloated, worm-like creature greeted them from atop a gilded balcony. As the authoritarian figure loomed over the assembly, its beaded eyes expressionless as consternation unraveled the delegation, it introduced itself as His Exalted Lord Illustriousness, Gwogardowa, Heart of The Empire. Speaking with audacious guile, it accosted the representatives and adjudicated its ideations with deleterious acumen. Also, with abhorrent glee, they credited themselves for releasing the Torq'Gan's infectious horde upon the flocks, placing the blame solely on the allies for the Commonwealth's inevitable rise.

Gwogardowa maintained its totalitarian poise, unphased by the delegation's outcries, as it asserted its scathing castigation of the Combine leadership. After forcefully injecting their cruel authority into the Combine's sovereign governance and threatening genocide, the undulating monarch directed its bigotry towards Shepherdess Aiseina and Kavahk, His Righteousness. So beneath it, Gwogardowa refused to address the Heavenly heralds directly and ingratiated a N'Faryn to speak on its behalf. First, the skittery sycophant parroted its master's prejudice and mocked The Mother and Father as primitive constructs concocted by inferior races. Then, as the spidery ambassador baited Her Testament and His Supreme Honor, it articulated Gwogardowa's bigoted disdain, promising swift execution to those caught proselytizing Their teaching within the Commonwealth- without exception.

The programmed minion echoed its master's foul provocation and addressed the immediate concerns regarding Oolumne's Nu'yuonndek. The N'Faryn assured Gwogardowa graciously permitted access to Oolumne's Nu'yuonndek, but only after an extensive study of the piezerons by Commonwealth scientists be conducted- without further consideration. Furthermore, as a concession for losing their heart world, the N'Faryn insisted its masters speak ONLY to the Veliken when arranging future negotiations between the Commonwealth and Maso Terra. Finally, before Shepherdess Aiseina or His Righteousness could contest the heinous proclamation or summon their armies, without warning, the N'Faryn detonated in a blast that abruptly sent Her Testament and His Honor to the Aashal Tureo's rejuvenating springs for rebirth.

“They fell for it twice.”


Tenacious Mercy

The Nohrd's precipitated attack during the peace summit significantly crippled Combine leadership, thrusting flocks into a toxic codependency with the malignant bureaucrats- as if by design. Unflinching with their demands, the vicious monarchs maintained that access to the Nu'Yuonndek would resume in perpetuity, but ONLY after an in-depth study of the piezerons by their scientists under the strictest supervision. However, as their totalitarian regime wreaked havoc upon the galaxy, the arrival of the Coathe plunged Qn'Tahr deeper into conflict. While Shepherd Mandaro and the Aash Vieleyya remained tenaciously vigilant to strike against Oolumne's indignant desecrators, shepherds within the Aashal Tureo deepened their bond with the Shaylos and, through spiritual telepathy, provided glimpses of Her heavenly serenity to those lost within a galaxy in turmoil. Though some came to mock the shepherds with blasphemous rhetoric, many revered the almighty as watchful angels ushering them through an ageless wonderland.

As he lived out his eternal exile, The High Shepherd, Mundaaka Volgos, continued preaching Her gospel to his Shepherdess Hand, ensuring Shepherdess Aiseina continued her faithful stewardship over the Shalaymuh. Shepherdess Aiseina's dedication to scripture garnered the praises of flocks across Qn'Tahr, and as she communicated The Mother's teachings, she became a beacon of hope amidst the perilous strife. Furthermore, to honor the High Shepherd's sacrifice, the Ak Thaholm joined Shepherd Bazelon at the entrance of Mundaaka's keep after every harvest season, allowing ONLY Shepherdess Selah's admittance into his chambers. The modern era also saw the arrival of the first human, male and female Sheyelowgwei. Upon their spiritual rebirth within Maso Terra, they joined the Heavenly apostles in the celestial realm, where their insights helped guide flocks through the difficult times ahead.


Captain's Notes

“Buncha space hippies.”

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