The Seekers are a civilization, hailing from the Siebenelle region of the Local Cosmos. Composed of four species, Noran, Suralis, Sowan, and Araxis, the Seeker Civilization is one of the oldest continually existing civilizations within the Local Cosmos. Masters of advanced technology, the Seekers made themselves known throughout the Local Cosmos for their peculiar technology capable of easily warping space to create wormholes and processes analogous to SICTIRIAD and Marceum thousands of years before this technology was available to the wider cosmos.
The Seekers first formed about 2.3 million years before the present day, at the time a single species called Fabula quaesitor . The Seekers fled their homeworld, whose name was lost to time, over one million years before the present day. At a snail's pace to conserve fuel, the Seekers traveled to the much denser regions of the Local Cosmos, where its galaxies are located. They took nearly a million years to cross about 10 million light years. Divided into four separate ships for this journey, the Seekers would divide into the four modern species seen today. All four of the Seekite species have began relocating to the Florathel Galaxy.
The Seeker's civilization, known as Jewel's Remnant, is divided across four main ships, called arks, about an astronomical unit in length, half of that in width and height, and nearly a single M☉ in mass. These ships each contained well over a quadrillion souls, had the infrastructure to mass produce all matter of goods and devices, and had the capacity to fully duplicate. The four ships, known as the Nightfly, Theater D, Mag Mell, and Clover, are currently en route to Florathel having been banished from Via Aylathiya.
Each ship answers to a sort of "federal government" located on the Nightfly, the Noran ship. Consequently, the Nightfly is over twice the size of the ships with considerably more firepower on board. The ships do have significant autonomy and operated largely independently throughout recorded history. It is thought that the Nightfly has representatives from each of the other ships on-board.
An unknown being, referred to as "Jewel," seems to be the head of state for the Seekers. It is unknown if Jewel is a religious figure; however, it is known that Jewel is located on the Nightfly. The Seekers volunteered little information about the nature of their "leader." The public head of government is an individual named Ghru-Ssk-Alos, one of the few Seekers to repeatedly leave the safety of their ships to directly engage in battle. A powerful Magi, Ghru-Ssk-Alos' title is "Jewel's Heir," suggesting some sort of magocratic structure to their society.
As what is nearly a Kardashev III civilization, it is unknown what power source is dense enough to allow for such energy consumption. It is likely that the ships have four dimensions of internal space, allowing for a truly large amount of internal space. This is suspected due to the impossibly large number of space craft contained within the four ships. It is likely that the entirety of their civilization in Siebenelle was somehow moved into these ships.
The Seekers are a genus of four species (Fabula ludera, Fabula ficta, Fabula menadacia, and Fabula diafania) that represent some of the few sapient species with a borane-based biochemistry. Since boron is relatively rare compared to carbon or silicon, few life forms ever form with borane chemistry. They use water with small amounts of sulfuric acid as their base solvent, have genetic material stored in a binary molecule similar to RNA, and have somewhat prokaryotic-like cells, also uncommon for complex life.
Only a few subjects were ever captured and studied. Preferring a clandestine approach to exploration using mostly automated probes, few images let alone actual specimens of any Seekite species have been obtained. Three Surali specimens were recovered in 65,477 CE by scientists in the Dominium of Untied Duchies. Quite unlike all previous images of them, these specimens were dull grey and in the process of dying. Severely dehydrated and described as "unvital," the specimens were poor examples of the species they represented.
The three had wildly varying appearances and physical properties. While the borane biochemistry and composition remained a constant, the captured individuals had no constant appearance, organs, or bone-structure. It is suggested that the Seekers are something analogous to slime-molds, capable of changing their appearance at will. Even while dying, their appearances and structure rapidly changed, especially while unobserved. This would be an entirely new form of natural, or perhaps artificial, shape-shifting that is orders of magnitude faster than any known (even artificial) shape-shifting. A peculiar aspect is that no matter the form, the Seekers have no brain. The subjects were lost before further experiments were able to be conducted.
Known history of the Seekers begins over million years before the modern day when they began their journey from Siebenelle. The first scouts from their fleet reached Via Aylathiya in about 1,000 CE to Via Aylathiya and 3,000 CE to Florathel. Aylathiya was still reeling from the collapse of the Triumvirate and Florathel was empty of virtually any interstellar civilization at the time. The Seekers believed that the galaxies would be easy to colonize and expected to reach Aylathiya in 60,000 CE and Florathel close to 100,000 CE.
Main Article: Inheritance War
The Inheritance War is one of the longest currently active wars in the Local Cosmos. Beginning in 60,393, the Inheritance War began as the emperor of the Dominium of United Duchies, Nicodemus IV, developed a seemingly irrational hatred or fear of them. Ordering his military to exterminate the Seekers, the war began as Dominium ships fired upon the Mag Mell. Only two ships made it to Via Aylathiya, the Mag Mell and the Clover.
Bizarrely, Sedrua's Thonde Yutira would develop a similar fear, ordering the military of Sedrua to attack the Clover less than a year later. The Quintet Payotari Association also had a similar compulsion to attack the Seekers. Within a year and a half, the galaxy's magocracies had all began attacking the Seekers. The Seekers retaliated in kind, deploying almost absurd numbers of what were probably construction drones. These drones would swarm larger ships and heat it with arc welders with the goal of overheating the enemy craft.
Five years after, without provocation, the Confederacy of Borealis, particularly its Human population, began firing upon these ships. The Commonwealth of United Economic Nations joined soon after. After the war entered its stagnant phase, governments across the galaxy declared that the Seekers were unwelcome in Via Aylathiya and a threat to its large Magi population. They would not elaborate.
The Seekers were forced out of Via Aylathiya within two centuries of first contacting its people. Quadrillions of soldiers and ships were lost in the conflict, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in Aylathiya's history. In particular many magi died after fighting the Seekers. The ships would move on to Florathel, assuming that it was empty.
In 95,277 CE, the Theater D made it to Florathel and immediately began hostilities. Unlike in Via Aylathiya, only a handful of governments are responding with hostility in turn. The Nightfly and other ships have yet to make it to Florathel, with significant evidence suggesting that at least one of them was damaged enough during the war for it to break down. This is considered one coherent conflict by most historians.