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Other Alien Lifeforms
Kira made these highly intelligent biomechanical creatures to care for Unity. It was speculated that they communicate through some sort of hive mind. They were responsible for general maintenance and minor construction on the station.
These malignant creatures—with their perverted collection of distorted limbs, tentacles, and pseudopods—were the result of an unsuccessful joining between the Seed and another life form, usually when one or more were damaged beyond repair. Many nightmares had red, raw-looking skin that oozed lymph-like fluid, along with patches of black, wire-thick hair that dotted their scabrous hides.
A few Nightmares contained a spark of intelligence from the Maw and were especially dangerous. Some of these took a humanoid shape.
The Old Ones, or Vanished, were an ancient race responsible for making the Seed (Idealis/Soft Blade), the Great Beacons, and numerous other technological artifacts found throughout the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. Humanoid, with two sets of arms, they stood about two meters tall. Evidence showed they predated every other known self-aware species. None were known to have survived. However, Kira—through the memories of the suit—glimpsed one of their leaders, the Highmost, who wielded terrifying powers. The Highmost led the ruling council known as the Heptarchy.
The Old Ones created this skeletal creature to enforce their commands. It had the power to assume direct physical control over a living creature’s actions through injections of nanobots into their brain case. It was highly intelligent, highly dangerous, impervious to most weapons, and known to amass large armies of enslaved sentients.