“Such a humiliating and dangerous device, one of rancor and hatred. Crimes like these are why we remain silent in these playful, childish affairs of the Universe.” -Vurilia Jiutopati, former Leader of Sedrua speaking of the the Vault's Incident.
The Vault of Secrets (Often referred to as The Great Library, and abbreviated as The Vault) was a massive housing and containment facility for the storage of colonists, the containment of classified weapons, and countless historical databases. Being one of the many Vaults transported by the QPA, the Vault happened to be one of the most important of them all. This is because the Vault held many deep and valuable objects, intended to benefit the QPA after their long stasis. It is believed that the Vault held many more endangering artifacts, though these have been hidden by the QPA if they do exist. Created for the purposes of storage and evacuation, the Vault is equipped with many of the best QPA weaponry. These weapons were meant to deter precursor tyrannical forces, and eventually let out new-age colonists.
the Vault is infamous for its trembling effect during the War of the Ancients, as well as its terrible effects in which it brought upon the Confederacy of Borealis and the Commonwealth. The Vault is primarily known for The Vault's Incident, which started the War of the Ancients. Many historical documents retrieved from the Vault During the Vault’s Incident, the Celestial Plague was unleashed, and continues to wreak havoc in many areas of the Local Universe. Not only has the destruction of the Vault caused this, but it has also caused the Sydiah's Paragons to awaken, which now spreads The Plague.
It is unknown what became of the Vault following the War of the Ancients, but it was likely destroyed along with other Vaults. Fragments from its original structure have never been found, though almost every artifact was recovered in some form. Many of these artifacts, like the Eternal Battery and The Perdition, are even usable after millennia of being idle. They are also still fairly enigmatic, with the best technology failing to reverse engineer their mechanisms. Many conspiracy theories claim that the Vault still exists, but under control by the Confederacy or the Commonwealth for military purposes.
The Vault operated based around the Eternal Battery, which powered the vault during its entire voyage. Similar vaults of its caliber also ran on identical devices, but the Vault was notorious for having the most sophisticated. The Battery were located in the center of the Vault, and connected to each other via a large central power node. Each battery had an automated system that would equalize power all across the Vault, and promote efficiency. The system inside the Battery was efficient to the point that it lost no major power during the many years of traveling.
The Perdition was another unique component of the Vault. It was one of the largest and most sophisticated weapons, designated as a sort of arc emitter. It would do heavy damage through the Valut's Incident, though it would be destroyed near the end of the conflict. It is said that The Perdition protected the Vault to a high degree, delaying invasion by months. When it was destroyed, the Federal forces were much able to make their way inside the vault, easing the destruction of the Eternal Battery. The Perdition was outdated during the time of the Incident however, and it is thought that a modern vault would be able to thwart foreign invasion entirely.
The Essence of the Ancients was one of the most powerful tools in the Vault. While it was not used during the Incident, it was re-vitalized with modern technology to create a weapon of war. It would go on to cause a large amount of damage in the early and later parts of the WOTA. The Essence was also unwillingly incorporated to the Celestial Plague upon breaching its containment field. The Essence remains today in the Plague, and is thought to be in the QPA's military assets.
During the Vault's Incident, one of the most resented group of entities was dispersed, called the Celestial Plague. Being released shortly before the Vault was destroyed, the Celestial Plague was intended to be a small contingency force of artifacts. However, POLIKY managed to turn it into an all-out assault force, which aided the QPA side in the Vault's Incident. However, shortly after the Vault exploded in a furious supernova, reports of the Celestial Plague came up everywhere.
Soon enough, the QPA saw this situation as an advantage, and began to control the Celestial Plague. This soon elevated to the QPA intentionally spreading and manufacturing the Celestial Plague via the Citadel of the Foregone. Other artifacts from the Vault speeded this up, until the Celestial Plague became completely uncontrollable.
The Vault, belonging to the Quintet Payotari Association, was affiliated and operated heavily by POLIKY. POLIKY, which slowly grew into a sapient tactical network, used the vault network to communicate with itself over many millennia. Soon enough, it grew into a patchy but singular network of sapient versions of POLIKY, which combined at the end of the emigration to the Aylothn Galaxy. The QPA personnel, which has intermittent periods of waking and sleeping, saw this develop, and tailored the remnants of POLIKY to be a defensive tactical AI for the vaults.
In specific, POLIKY held the most control over the Vault, and even controlled when personnel woke and slept. The Vault, having the highest amount of personnel and citizens of all vaults, was trusted by the inhabitants to keep technology secure. This was about what POLIKY did, initiating check ups and communicating with other vaults.
At the epiphany of The Vault's Incident, POLIKY managed to defend the QPA side with many drone forces. during the hard battle, the QPA saw POLIKY serve greatly as a tactical AI, and as a result they kept it for future use against the CoB. As the War of the Ancients escalated, the Vault was long gone. However, POLIKY learned heavily from it, developing complex patterns for fighting against the Confederacy in only weeks.
Hibernation was a key feature in the Vault, which was what helped the personnel get through the voyage to the Aylothn Galaxy. Hibernation was done in many phases, with phases of waking up, sleeping, and states of semi-sleep so that POLIKY could monitor the live health of the inhabitants more closely. Nutrition was administered by devices which directed all vital substances to everyone. Many people in hibernation were also in a permanent sleep, much like other vaults. This required a bit more assistance by machines, which occasionally checked up and fixed any bodily problems caused by prolonged deep sleep. Others had their conscience uploaded to a local database, to be placed back in their host bodies once the Vault re-activated.
The Vault traveled on a modified FTL drive, which has been lost since the Vault's Incident. The QPA, not wanting to reveal the nature of their personalized FTL drives, gave only meager hints of its functionality. Allegedly, the QPA warp technology uses slow but completely safe travel, which is what took the Vault its many millennia to arrive at the Aylothn Galaxy. It is thought that this QPA warp drive works by winding up spacetime, and then unwinding it with great force. This process was then repeated, and the space between was traversed, which allows for extremely fast travel. Things like tachyonic travel are also suggested to be apart of the QPA's drive for the Vault.
Movement with standard thrusters was very rare, and only done in high frequency upon arrival. These thrusters are apparently very efficient, and require minimal amounts of resources to operate. Working like an ion engine, these thrusters use very efficient electrical pulses to fire particles. The main power source was the Eternal Battery, which make energy costs not a worry for the Vault.
Storing valuables and resources was one of the Vault' most excelling features. With much of its interior dedicated to the survival of inhabitants, a lot of the storage was also used for the upkeep of the people. There were many kinds of rooms in the Vault, including medical wards, cryo-areas, administrative areas, and server rooms for POLIKY.
The defense systems of the Vault was one to behold - considering that it fully defended against surmounting Confederate forces during the The Vault's Incident. During the deep and turbulent calamity inside the Vault's Incident, the Vault ended up getting severely damages, but that was only after weeks of continuous bombing of the exterior and shielding system. The most infamous defense for the Vault was its ability to self-destruct, which had the capability to explode in a similar fashion to a supernova. This self-destruction did happen uncontrollably, and is what caused the War of the Ancients.
The Vault's Incident (88072 CE)
What followed is known as the Vault's Incident, in which incoming QPA forces challenged the Confederate forces. Attempting to look inside the Vault, masqueraded Confederate forces looked deep into the catalogs of the Vault. Seeing the weapons and potential devastation, the Confederacy sent more units near the Vault. The QPA, exhausted form the newfound tension, attempted to move the Vault away, but this was seen as an act of trying to cover up the artifacts. More tensions and confusion arose, until the Confederate regional military received orders to fire upon the Vault.
QPA forces, surprised by the move from the Confederacy, immediately began to fire back and set up a system of defenses and bases. Both sides immediately called for backup, and conventional warfare become total warfare in only a matter of weeks. The Vault itself was getting heavily bombarded, and its defenses were failing. This was when QPA retrieval forces arrived, and successfully took back all intact artifacts. The power source of the Vault, revealed to be an Eternal Battery, was also under critical condition, and a meltdown became imminent after weeks of unrelenting bombing. Amidst an attempt to warn the Confederacy about the meltdown, QPA forces evacuated after realizing that the Vault became unpredictable. Only hours after evacuation, the Vault exploded in a bright swath of light and intense energy, annihilating Confederate forces and beginning the War of the Ancients.
Modern Day Knowledge
|The War of the Ancients|
The Vault's Incident ● Ambrosian Heist
Vurilia Jiutopati ● Donatus Shuker ● Apharos Strizotvia ● Beatrix
Vault of Secrets ● Citadel of the Foregone ● Troxinia