If a active collaboration is going on which interests you, you ask to join. If there's not (like in our case), we just work out a storyline and go from there.
For exemple, my main empire, the Waptoria Alliance of Species, have been interested in colonising Andromeda and more specifically Umbra. Chasing a source of Void Energy, which they think was an essence they themselves dealt with, they may come into contact with the Evil Eye Empire. Such things.
Eco I'm on discord as well. I've been chatting with Gorzill for like the past three months.
However, the thing about Void Energy is that I never intended for it to be widespread and used by multiple empires. Worship of Ada does grant the possibilty of attaining this power, though this makes Ada more powerful in the process. The whole point of Void Essense is to return the universe into an inert state. The more people that use it, the closer the universe comes to non-existance. However me and Gorzill have been discussing a different essence that counteracts this effect. Until we finalize the details I'll keep your request in consideration.
Upon further reading and thought, I will allow use of the void to the Evil Eye Empire.
I find the concept of "It" to be very interesting. If the Zealots so choose, they might be able to team up with the Volver Seperatist movements that worship Ada and the Void. However the seperatists are on the back-burner as of now. Ever since Crimsonfire mucked up my canon I have to go back and fix up pretty much all pages regarding them.
My only rules are that as an empire, they can only use tier 1 and 2 void essenese teqniques and applocations. Mass usage of higher the higher tiers isnt something that I intended or encourage. There might be a few individuals that use the higher tiers, but not an entire military force or empire.
If these people use it as a conduit for worship, then a small number of tier 3 priests/shamans are fine.
Well, I want to make the 2 leaders tier 3 (or higher later), the trained / elite military tier 2 and everybody else tier 1. Also is it possible to use tier 4 void powers by combining the energy of many people and technology (Gravitation Wave, Fanatical Frenzy) on the Great Eye-ships (and tier 3 on the smaller ships). Tier 5 will be reserved for 'it'.
The 'Evil Eye' Empire will use the Void energy mainly to expand, convert into their religion and to defend themselves. I already wrote the new descriptions on my ships, could you check if it is not too powerful?
Well let's say if they have powerful enough users grouped up, they could do so. But the problem with that is that lesser users could be killed in the process. Though I guess when you're a zealot dying for the cause would be the ideal way to die.
As far as technological applications, it can be harnessed for space travel and ftl movement. Opening wormholes and stuff like that can work. However we should probably restrict that to a few large motherships/capital ships. Offensive capabilities are usually reserved for organic beings, but there's other powerful technology available in the universe.
I'm not going to shoot the idea of a tier five down. Though Ada is the only person I intended to ever achieve it. It's possible Ada or one of his followers created "it" to achive such a goal though. Other than that I'll just have to wait and see what you have in mind for "it".
So, can my spaceships use the void powers as offensive weapons? I can restrict them to use only 3 or 2 different attacks if you want or I can just use normal weapon devices (like Black Hole Generator, Mega Laser Device...) that function on Void Energy. <-I already made it like that.
@Shamusson: The Waptoria are not so much openly hostile as they are very, very wary at the moment. They are "They distrust us because we use the Void Energy" more for them than "very unfriendly".
And who can blame them? They've seen what the Void can do. They've fought against the Void. It tried to erase them from existence, and since the Void Eyes use it, eventually they will too. As for the Mirusian Theogratic Congregation, the same thing goes. It's not because they're zealots, but because the Void Eyes use the Void and they know it's horror. Well OK, also because the whole "False God That Will Come" thing in their case.
I mean, most of the wars both fought were either due to the manipulations of the Brotherhood of Darklings, the Dominatus or the Void, so they have reason to be wary.
The Waptoria will try diplomacy first, of course. The will try to point out it's dangers and how much it has made the Waptoria suffer. They just don't expect it to go well, and after what they've experienced in the Return of THEM, why should they? Oji'b himself is perplexed at how they can use the Void when Ada isn't around more than anything else. He's probably the one to visit the Void Eyes because he's curious like that.
As for the Waptoria viewing the Void Eyes Empire as enemies, it's not the species but the energy. Yes, Void Energy is neutral-aligned...but it also seeks to return everything to nothingless eventually so is inherently dangerous to both the user and it's surroundings. Brygon aside (and tentatively at that), the Congregation on the other hand make no distinction between energy and user.
I wouldn't expect friendly reactions from most of Mirus. For the reasons mentioned above and because they get most of their supernatural powers from the Hyperuranion, which is the Void's complete equal and opposite (wanting to sustain reality rather then destroy it).
Oh and about 'it', I picture it as the central part of a bigger artifact, The Gate to the Abyss. My empire needs to find the other pieces that are scattered all over the Gigaquadrant and combine them to create The Gate to the Abyss. Then it would be able to use the tier 5 void powers and to create abyss spawn to defend itself (or attack...). But most importantly it would be able to transfer anyone to the Abyss and back.
No, I meant that 'it' would be a giant flying (deathstar-like) artifact that could summon Void creatures and use tier 5 void powers (or some tier 4 offensive powers at the same time if the use of tier 5 is going to be forbidden) to defend itself from enemies. The core of 'it' would be the portal to the Abyss and 'it' would get the Void Energy from there.
Or, if the use of the tier 5 Void powers or any other void techniques isn't possible due to them being restricted to only organic beings and not vehicles (or artifacts), it would just summon flying Void Spawn and create Void Tentacles out of the Void Energy that comes from the portal.
Also, is it possible to create a new Nyarqaeshu?
Sorry didnt see this post. But no, the Void cannot create Nyarqaeshu. Void Spawn are mostly void tainted creatures from long consumed nations anyways, (i never really got around to explaining what these are, that's my bad) which is what would happen to the Evil Eye Empire should their use of the Void go unchecked. The only issue with being a void spawn is that your will is never your own. Besides, the Nyarqaeshu are basically extinct...and the handful that are still alive want nothing to do with the Void.