“If we are to face otherworldly powers and bring down those who oppressed our people for years, we need the help of those who did not blink when Hell itself fell down upon the Universe. We need the help of those who vanquished entire armies of unspeakable horrors and lived to tell the tale. We need the help of the greatest warriors to ever inspire an entire Universe to take arms against the horrors of Chaos. We need the Civatrons.”
- - Singul'Aren.
“Civatrons never ask how many, but where.”
The Civatrons (Primogenitus, Firstborn, Thorbil...), "Humble ones" in their language, are the leading psionic race of the Krassio, and arguably the most powerful species to ever wield it. In ancient times, they founded the The Host, an organization primarily focused on rallying all psionic users under one banner, acting as both their political and military leaders. They are known as a powerful disciplined warrior race, originating from the planet Civa Prime in the Tigris Galaxy. They are known for their fierce prowess and strategic leadership in numerous wars, especially that of the War of Ages and the Great Psionic War.
Being one of the most powerful warrior races of all time in the Universe, known for their incredible power known as psionic energy and famous for being the only species capable of defeating the Zhulultu and make them vanish, they are one of the most famous and highly respected species in the Universe. They led a powerful alliance known as the Krassio Host and they were known of being the main promoters of the old Onuris Alliance.
Despite the Civatrons' well-known reputation as the perfect warriors, only a few military regiments or diplomats ever witnessed one or many in action. Still, legends and myths are created around them, and the tales of their heroic deeds during the epic War of Ages galvanize the Civatrons to the point of godhood. From tribe elders to playful children in every system and station on the Gigaquadrant, stories of the towering, beautiful reptilians with flaming blue hair and eyes burning with divine psionic fire spread wide. For many, they are considered the universe's most powerful Demon slayers. They represent a beacon of hope in the face of the constant threat of annihilation by the forces of Chaos and Evil, inspiring good in all those who face their inner--and outer--demons. They are amongst the few races in the entire history of the First Gigaquadrant to have ever battled the Zhulultu on equal terms... and won.
The Civatrons are a reserved species, mostly caring for themselves other than others, yet when they see a threat, they feel obligated to act and do something about it. They are mostly good willed beings, but when at war they are feared for their merciless rampage in the battlefield. Their discipline is quite known across the galaxy, some minor species have employed their teachings to perfect themselves in the art of war. Even the slightest knowledge of their combat discipline is a huge advance in physical prowess for lesser races. Treating with them is really hard since they are close to each other and very reserved to foreigners, only some certain species have credited respect among them, or fear. Those are the species who rather showed their military prowess to them by fighting on their side or having defeated them in combat. Again, the species who accomplish this are few and are mostly members of the most powerful empires in the Universe.
Unlike their genetic brothers, known as Andrudans and Juvan, who were part of the Krassio and members of the Krassio Host, they did not ascend at the end of the War of Ages into the Xol'Etra, believing that turning into gods would make them as ruthless as their rival species: the Zhuhultu. Due to this, they were sent into sleep by the newly ascended essentials and ultimately imprisoned for years until Singul'Aren freed them and rallied them under his cause.
In recent years, they have, once again, began to lead a spiritual successor of their past organizations: the Singularim and they, alongside the Khalinar, are the only remaining Krassio in the known universe.
- 1 History
- 2 Biology
- 3 Culture
- 4 Alternate versions
- 5 Quotes from other empires
- 6 Trivia
History[edit | edit source]
Origins[edit | edit source]
The Civatrons hail from the now destroyed world of Civa Prime, which was their seat of power for millennia of their history. The Civatrons evolved and unconsciously developed their psionic potential during their tribal and civilization stage. Not much is known about any great conflicts between them in that time, except that the infamous Civatron Tribes emerged during this era, unified the species under a common goal, and craved to reach the stars.
The Valader's First Revolution[edit | edit source]
In a certain point of their space colonization exploits, the Civatrons came under constant attacks by alien raiders. It is worth mentioning that the Civatrons, although with a certain taste for warfare, did not embrace their psionic nature, nor they were even aware of it, until the arrival of who will become a god among them: The Valader.
His arrival into existence and to Civatron public view is worth noting, because his understanding of the Civatron's natural psionic biology allowed him to teach, spread, and eventually institutionalize its practice. Under his spiritual guidance, the Civatrons shone brighter than ever before and embraced the beauty of an ordered, powerful psychic mind. His word, penned under the name of "The Book of Discipline", became the statute, bylaw and most studied source of information in the Civatron Culture. Responding to an uncivilized threat in a civilized time, the Civatrons became fully militarized and pushed back the many alien threats that had harassed them for decades. The Civatron tribes pushed farther in the space frontier, colonizing many worlds and coming into contact with like-minded peoples, like the Andrudans and the Juvans.
The Inquisition War[edit | edit source]
The Civatron light shone so bright in the Tigris Galaxy, that others began to observe them with a worrying eye. The Order of the Missionistus, a radical Spodist military junta, rallied a massive fleet of spode followers in the galaxy and, giving no quarrel, began a gigantic crusade of extermination against the Civatrons, believing them to be heretics to the teachings of spode (and it some way, being true). These series of conflicts escalated to the first great war the Civatrons ever experienced: the Inquisition War.
Although the Valader valiantly led the Civatrons, Andrudans, and Juvans into the fray, the Missionistus proved to be formidable foes in battle, and their numbers too great. It was when the Missionistus prepared to make a final run to Civa Prime itself that a singular Civatron warrior stepped into the public eye, praised for his heroid deeds in numerous key battles that turned the tide in the psionic coalition's favor. Liberatus Kroc, a Civatron with seemingly infinite psionic power and unyielding will, rose with his two mallet-like gauntlets and inspired all races in the Tigris Galaxy with connections to the psionic essence into fighting the Missionistus, eventually defeating and expelling them from the galaxy.
In the Aftermath of the war, the Civatrons, Andrudans, and Juvans convened and formed the infamous Cianju Alliance, rallying all psionic practitioners under one banner and becoming the galaxy's first superpower.
War of Ages[edit | edit source]
After centuries of prosperity and unstoppable expansion across the galaxy, the Cianju Alliance came face to face to its greatest foe, one who would eventually lead to its destruction: the Congregation, led by the ruthless and powerful Zhulultu.
Initial skirmishes and failed diplomatic communications later, Master Kroc and the Congregation's leader, Lord Zhuleshxi, exchanged final ultimatums and thus the war began. It is said that the war was a massive battlefield across the core worlds of the Tigris Galaxy, where the Congregation, a dormant, yet waking giant, grew more and more powerful. The Cianju Alliance was soon fighting a losing war of attrition in all fronts.
Master Kroc united with other intergalactic powers of that time, such as the Delpha Coalition of Planets, Rambo Nation, and the Fiction:United Republic of Cyrannus, but even with scores of ships and countless troops, the alliance was unable to prevent the destruction of the Tigris Galaxy at the hands of the Zhulultu.
The War of Ages, as this conflict would be called in the future, continued even after the Cianju losing their home galaxy. The Cianju reformed into the House of the Krassio and fled to the Chandras Galaxy, where they would continue fighting the harassing forces of the ever growing Dominion of the Xhodocto alongside their allies.
The Civatrons continued to reform their empire, turning the House of Krassio into the Krassio Host as they expanded into the Kaas Galaxy, with Kroc, the Valader, and Mayor Lagartoss at the front of these changes. The Civatrons depleted their resources and military forces in their constant battle against the forces of the Xhodocto Dominion, but they valiantly continued to inspire many species and civilizations across the First Gigaquadrant to rise and fight for their very existence.
The War of Ages ended as the united front of scores of species and empires failed to prevent the Zhulultu from achieving their goal: The Cleanslate of all existing dimensions and universes. This feat restarted the very concept of existence and since the Civatrons had always been at odds with the Zhulultu, they were targeted first. The Civatrons could have been wiped out if not for the godly intervention of the Xol'Etra, who saved Chandras Galaxy, Kaas Galaxy, and stopped the Annihilation from wiping the psionic essence out of existence forever.
Imprisonment and Xol'Etra rule[edit | edit source]
Their numbers greatly reduced, the Civatrons were left only with a massive armada, said to harbor a wounded Master Kroc. The Xol'Etra descended upon the two galaxies the Civatrons once controlled and imposed an imperial peace and strict law in the two sectors of space. Master Kroc, as he recovered, opposed the Xol'Etra's vision of an empire that, in Kroc's eyes, would eventually stagnate and prevent the psionic races such as the Krassio to reach their full potential. As a result, the rising Xol Dominion imprisoned them in psionic stasis at the core of the Chandras galaxy, their punishment being slowly consumed and drained by the forces of the chaotic Neithil. By this time, the Civatrons were only legendary objects used to inspire countless worlds through their feats. In the Xol Dominion, to even mention the word "Civatron" would mean a severe punishment and hurtful indoctrination process.
The Valader's Second Revolution[edit | edit source]
However, there was one being that had managed to survive, through mysterious means, both the Annihilation of the Zhulultu and the Xol'Etra's dominance. The Valader had been searching for more psionic power, and that search led him into becoming Singul'Aren, a psionic god more powerful than a standard Xol'Etra, and the first psionic essential to be formed out of the Xol'Etra's watchful eye. The Valader discovered the existence of the Krauna, altered versions of the Civatrons, who had been oppressed by the Xol Dominion ever since the latter's establishment. He descended upon them and gained their loyalty, starting yet another revolution that shook the oppressed foundations of the Krauna and awakened their psionic potential. As the Krauna, joined by the Valader and the ancient Krass, rose into a threat to the Xol Dominion, the latter sent a massive fleet to crush the Civatrons' legacy forever.
The Great Psionic War[edit | edit source]
After the Krauna principality revolted against their old masters: the Xol'Etra, so did many other psionic species such as the Krass Hegemony, the Livirkiton Protectorate. At some point, the Khalinar and the Inog also joined the fray. The Pact was thus formed in order to defend their respective territories against the expected retaliation from the Xol'Etra.
The Xol'Etra, weakened by a treacherous psionic syndrome spread over their mental collective consciousness, gathered their servants and loyal subjects to defend their hold over the Universe as Psionic lords. The resulting military junta formed to battle the opposing government was named the "Dominion".
The Xol'Etra launched their armies with extreme prejudice. In the Beacon Sector, the full might of the Li Combine and the Phar'Servia attacked the Krauna Principality in a widespread assault on numerous fronts. In the Kaas Galaxy, the Krass Hegemony faced the wrath of the Phar'Michani's inquisitive work, as the fabled messenger warriors of the Xol'Etra made planetfall over scores of systems the Krass protected. The Xol'Etra servants were bent on extinguishing the taint of the Singularim over the galaxies they deemed now "corrupted". In many cases, Singul'Aren, master of the Singularim Pact, was forced to retreat and concentrate his forces on evacuation efforts in order to save lives before the Xol onslaught. Even if the Pact managed to save millions, countless more succumbed to the wrath of the Psionic Lords. The Xol'Etra seemed to attain victory over the first months of the crusade.
However, as their forces spread wider in order to face Pact supporters across the entire Xanctum and Kaas Galaxies, they soon realized that their original plan was far-fetched. The battle of the Praxeum Trade route proved to be a fatal loss to the Dominion, and the Pact's first major victory, as they did not expect Singul'Aren himself to face the Dominion forces in this critical interstellar sector. Singul'Aren advanced through the four main Port worlds of the Praxeum sector, seeing that the Dominion would gain direct access to core worlds of the Krauna Principality, including Monoikos. Escorted by his newly formed Araenian Guard, he marched unopposed until the Praxeum route had been cleared and the Dominion invaders routed.
In the Kaas Galaxy, the arrival of the Livirkiton-Khalinar-Inog Front to assist the Krass halted the Phar'Michani drastically, but the holy servants of the Xol'Etra proved to be worthy opponents that would not give in even to the savagery of the Inog. The war became a tedious and violent between the allied forces and the Dominion.
Their victory at the Praxeum trade route was followed by a series of small victories that began to circumvent the Dominion advance in numerous systems, frustrating the Xol in many fronts and coming to a stalemate in others. Although the Pact had proven capable of holding the Xol'Etra, the front against the superior organization of the Dominion was unstable for the Krauna forces, even with the help of minor empires who refused to bow to the invading forces of the Li Combine. It was clear that the Pact needed to rekindle its initial hope. Singul'Aren knew that his appearance and power was not enough to inspire his new people with hope. Even the Krass had their hands full with the radical attacks of the Phar'Michani. Singul'Aren knew that only a species was powerful enough to confront the greatest warriors o the Dominion and inspire hope and victory in the hearts of the exhausted Krauna forces. They needed the three original races of the Krassio, and more specifically, the might of the Civatrons.
Singul'Aren then convened with his advisers, and Master Haart, the only Civatron at that time, conveyed the location of a fleet of Krassio that had been imprisoned near the galactic core of the Chandras Galaxy. As Singul'Aren secretly reached out to identify such a promising military force, he realized that this fleet of Krassio warriors was no other than the Primal fleet, led by the supposedly defunct Master Kroc. The Krassio were kept in hibernation by the Xol'Etra so as to break their psionic discipline and add their brilliant military and psionic prowess to their own. As swiftly as he could, Singul'Aren mustered a small force composed of his bravest and most promising Araenian guards, and secretly traveled to the Chandras galactic core, which was right by the seat of the Xol Dominion. Once he warped through a psionic portal and he poured from it into the coordinates he had received, the psionic god of balance realized that the situation was far worse than he had imagined. The Xol'Etra, in their twisted sense of submission, had allowed Neithil minds to mentally bombard the sleeping warriors of the Primal Fleet. Singul'Aren sensed Master Kroc's soul desperately trying to circumvent the Neithil's influence in his subordinates, incapable of actively fighting their psionic attacks. Singul'Aren then awakened a large percent of his power for the first time, facing the custodians of the fleet, a large task force of Li forces who had a cult around Master Kroc and his warriors.
Singul'Aren contended for a moment with the Li commander, who wrongly called himself "The Hierarch's voice". It was only when the Li leader lied at the psionic god's feet that he understood that Singul'Aren and the fabled warrior The Valader were the same beings. Understanding the Pact's right to claim the Primal fleet, the Hierarch's voice called his forces to stand down and allow Singul'Aren to do his work. The psionic god rushed to his old friend's aid and cast out the evil influence of the Neithil. Without the psionic slumbering power of the Xol'Etra nor the Neithil's defiling watch to withhold them, the Krassio fleet awakened and half a million strong reactivated the fleet's cruisers. Master Kroc's reunion with his old friend Singul'Aren is something still told across those who worship them as liberators.
The legendary leader of the Krassio and the Li subservient forces escaped through psionic portals towards a safe area into the Chandras galaxy, making short jumps in order to prevent the Dominion from falling on their numbers.
As the Primal Armada arrived at the frontlines, the Krauna saw the semi-mortal Civatrons unleash their full might against their ascended kin's servants. The Phar'Servia proved to be but a nuisance to the Civatron onslaught, and the Andrudan and Juvan auxiliaries provided much-needed reinforcements in besieged systems. One Civatron Chapter of battle-hardened warriors was enough to turn the tide on a battlefield, regardless of its size. Master Kroc ensured his forces hit critical strongholds created by the Phar'Servia and the Li Combine in order to demoralize and put their foes to the test. It was here where Kroc declared words that echoed in the front:
“Compared to the Zhulultu, these fiends stand no match against the light of the Krassio”
- - Master Kroc
Even with these significant victories, the Dominion still had to unleash its full might. With no sense of mercy or sorry for their victims, the Xol'Etra themselves descended upon the Krass and their own rebellion. The Triam, the leader of the Dominion, personally led the purge and, supported by his people of godly beings, crushed the Krass opposition. The bright comet that had been the Krass during the Great Psionic War was abruptly silenced, and millions of voices screamed in agony before the Triam's wrath. Kaas Galaxy was left in ruins and completely formless, with no possibility for it to ever host sentient life again.
Unbeknownst to both the Xol'Etra and Singul'Aren, the dying cry of countless lives claimed by the Xol'Etra coalesced into something both sides did not expect: The birth of a new god. With great sorrow over her people, a being in the form of a Civatron female immediately imploded into reality just as the Phar'Michani and the Phar'Servia prepared to make a final run on Singul'Aren in the Endless Space. This being, calling herself Ynur'Va, full of sorrow, let out a chilling cry of war and vengeance as she charged with unconceivable psionic power, matched only by beings like Kroc and the Valader: The true warrior of the future, prophesized since the days of the War of Ages, had finally come into being.
Ynur massacred scores of enemies as she went from debris to debris, hunting down every single being she held responsible for the death of millions of her "children". She was the consolation and final rest for all victims in Kaas galaxy, and a terrible avenger to the murderers responsible for it.
“I can hear them, Oh mighty Firstborn, the cry of countless voices who wish I do them justice, I shall not help you while these perpetrators of a life of honor and an honoring death still live. I will kill them, but not before they feel for the fist time what is to know fear”
- - Ynur
Singul'Aren quickly rushed to what was left of Kaas, and sought to meet and calm Ynur. Both deities met and, at first, did not manage to come to terms with what they witnessed. Ynur was restless, wishing all remaining Xol'Etra in the devastated galaxy be silenced. Both warrior gods agreed to stay in Kaas until all crying souls had been harvested by Ynur, and their enemies crushed, thus beginning a stage of the war where only the gods did battle.
As his old friend the Valader was dealing with his complete opposite in Kaas, it was up to Kroc to, yet again, lead the surviving Krassio and Krauna, as well as all Krass and the species who had escaped the Xol'Etra. His innate charisma with psionic-minded people, like his, allowed him to pass reforms into the Krauna Principality and make it the backbone of the Pact Singul'Aren had envisioned. His strategic meta-genius conducted battles across the Chandras Galaxy that allowed the Pact to gain more soldiers to its ranks and secure its borders. However, the Dominion's losses at the hands of Ynur back in Kaas Galaxy began to recover, and the Pact's advance soon came to a second stalemate.
However, just as the Pact's forces could not afford to spare any more casualties before the Xol Dominion, Ynur'Va and Singul'Aren arrived at Chandras, joined by a massive fleet of ships piloted by the souls of those dead by the Xol'Etra, and those psionic minds killed during the War of Ages. Just as Singul'Aren had amassed a massive army of the living that faced the might of the Xol'Etra, Ynur'Va had rallied the dead. This armada, called the Fleet of Vengeance, led the frontlines in a carnage that forced the Xol'Etra to step into the war, finding themselves outmatched by this turn of events. The Dominion retreated many times, each time allowing the Pact's forces to pave the way into the very heart of the Dominion: Vof Valar.
When the time finally came to besiege the massive City System of Vof Valar, the combined Trinity of the Pact's leaders was there. Singul, Kroc, and Ynur struck fiercely upon the shields of the great city, their forces battled the Triam's defense legions for months in space, until the Civatrons led by Kroc finally managed to land on the City, starting a prolonged ground fight that saw the Civatrons facing the Lantian Imperial Warriors, an unknown force brought by the Xol'Etra to compensate the battle.
The Siege of Vof Valar was interrupted when an unknown fleet of twisted psionic users pierced the blockade and landed swiftly upon the massive city, thus starting a new frontline. These newly arrivals identified themselves as the Yasuul Legion, seeking to become the dominant power of the Chandras galaxy by defeating both current powers in one swift strike. In a symbolic turn of events, the Xol Dominion and the Singularim Pact saw this new foe as their biggest threat, joining forces temporarily to defeat it. Just as the Yasuul were repelled, the Singularim and Xol authorities signed a cease-fire, finally able to see the great devastation their conflict had brought upon their worlds.
Biology[edit | edit source]
The Civatrons are part of the Krassio gene, or "Psionic gene", meaning that they are mainly composed of psionic energy instead of other key genetic items that compose other species. For instance, their neuronal network is far more advanced than the average sentient species. Civatrons can compute information with extreme speed and multitask thoughts and commands. Instead of blood, they have an exotic bluish fluid connected somehow to their Psionic essence.
Physically, the Civatrons are constantly burning on specific parts of their body, like the eyes and hair tendrils, which display the raw power they possess in the arts of psionic energy. Despite their semi-mortal form, the Civatrons are in need of food and are carnivores in nature.
Mentally, Civatrons are naturally chaotic because of the raw psionic energies they are constantly using. Emotions in general, like happiness or anger, unlike other species who would consider them normal, are exponentially enhanced in a Civatron due to its cerebral cortex' hyper-advanced structure. As such, it is safe to assume that when a Civatron shows anger, he or she is probably being burnt from the inside out with this emotion. However, Civatrons endure harsh mental training in order to control these emotions and, although they display them from time to time, they prefer being simple and rational. Additionally, Civatrons compensate the immense surge of psionic energy coming from their minds by spreading it through their whole bodies, hence the usual glowing lines on their bodies.
Civatrons have to genders, male and female, and they use sexual reproduction to conceive offspring. The male is significantly bulkier than the female, and they are reptilian in nature for unknown evolutive reasons.
Culture[edit | edit source]
Civatron culture is a monument to the art of War. From infancy to adulthood, the Civatrons train their psionic energies and learn to keep them in balance, not allowing their raw emotions take over and make them do atrocious things. Despite their warrior culture, Civatrons are not murderers nor revel in conquest. They are bound by a tradition of honor and integrity that define their rules during combat.
Their code of honor is highly defined by what Civatrons consider the highest authority concerning moral use of their powers: "The Book of Discipline", which was written mainly by The Valader, with annexes penned by Master Kroc and on recent months, by Lady Protectress Ynur'Vae.
In ancient days, prior to the War of Ages the Civatrons were organized into a body of Tribes, which in turn elected representatives that would form a general assembly and make decisions about their race. These Tribes varied in power and influence, and after the Great Psionic War, the surviving tribes reformed into the Civatron Chapters, which are military bodies dedicated to the protection and expansion of the The Singualrim Pact.
Notable figures[edit | edit source]
The three leaders of the Singularim Pact are Civatrons.
Alternate versions[edit | edit source]
The Lantians[edit | edit source]
The Lantians come from the Mirror Universe, a parallel dimension where the Civatrons embraced the chaotic nature of their psionic essence (a concept unknown to the prime universe Civatrons) and allowed their immense psychic power to get out of control. These Civatrons, soon turning into Lantians (meaning Superior ones in their language), destroyed their Krassio brothers and became the main antagonists of their version of the Tigris War, subduing it successfully under their blasphemous rule. The Lantians are able to access to near infinite pools of power thanks to their ability to drain psionic essence from their victims. They are subjects now to the great and powerful Gigaquadrantic Hegemony. They lead a powerful military junta called the Yasuul Legion, and they are one for the primary reasons of the Hegemony's rapid and nearly uncontrollable expansion in their dimension.
The Krauna[edit | edit source]
The Krauna are a paradoxical existence, for they share Civatron blood, but keep a trace of another species entirely. This is because, during the Annihilation of universes and dimensions at the end of the War of Ages the Krauna, once another species with psionic potential, were merged with the Nigtrion tribe of the Civatrons, creating a new version of Civatrons (or Krauna) that, in time, created their own interstellar empire in the Endless Space between galaxies, building space marvels and holding a relatively vast territory (albeit with no stars) until they were absorbed by the rising Singularim Pact. Like their original peers, the Krauna are warlike and biologically compatible with the Civatrons, sharing their immense psionic potential, as well as an indomitable will and body thanks to the Krauna's genetic inheritance.
Quotes from other empires[edit | edit source]
“We thank you for teaching us about the universe we live in.”
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Civatrons are the first Spore fiction ever introduced by The Valader, as well his main fiction.