Master of Orion

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NyxWGA  [developer] Jul 13, 2016 @ 4:40pm
Alkari Pantheon of Gods
The Alkari are a devout and honorable race of accomplished pilots, warriors, and artisans. Confident and proud, their impressive history and actions may seem boastful to other races. The Alkari do not see it that way, as all that they do is for the good of the Flock and the glory of their diverse pantheon of gods. The gods serve as their moral guides through a universe that seeks to confuse, change, or disillusion the citizens of the Flock.

The Patriarch of the family of gods is referred to as the God of Sky, Sky God, or by his common name of Skree-Ak. The Sky God represents the most important and revered aspects of Alkari life: he is a fierce warrior and protector of the Flock. Patron god to the military and revered by many, he is the most commonly referenced God in Alkari society. His wife in the mortal and immortal realms is the Goddess of Virtue, also known as Cahayaa, who is mother to all other Gods. She upholds and praises the values of education, morality, and beauty.

The gods do not simply extoll the bright aspects of life in the universe, they also touch on the darkness that their citizens must cope with on a daily basis. The God of Death appears in a trinity with his siblings, the God of Decay and the Goddess of Loss. Death is ambivalent, neither good nor evil. He exists to cut down the pains and pleasures of mortal life. He is not feared in Alkari belief, but respected and honored. The God of Decay twists Death’s honorable nature being associated with traitors, the sick, and those who lack character befitting the Flock. The Goddess of Loss is the most benevolent of the three, associated with grieving in a healing manner.

Some gods exist to make sense of the universe before science could answer the harder questions of life. The Goddess of Emotion is also paired with natural disasters and ecological blooms – the turbulent winds of storms are her anger and the calming rains that feed the crops are her mercy. Her sister is the Goddess of Love, benevolent and celebrated by many joyful festivals in the blossoms of spring. Both are respected and revered, as all know that emotions and love can turn dark when not tended to properly.

The Alkari gods do not make overtly spiritual claims or promise any sort of afterlife instead acting to demonstrate community values through morality stories. It is a faith based in a societal institution rather than a spiritual organization, accepting all those who wish to hear the stories and carry their words – welcoming to aliens and Alkari from all walks of life.

The Alkari are deeply connected to their culture, which was unified only a few centuries ago after the various breeds of the Alkari Flock warred for control of Altair. The messy process of uniting the Alkari after widespread loss during the wars created a need for shared culture and stories. The pantheon is treasured as one of the ways the Alkari were able to oversee their differences and face the galaxy on a united front.
Last edited by NyxWGA; Jul 13, 2016 @ 4:41pm
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seabo_76 Jul 14, 2016 @ 1:20am 
Interesting.
The only one that I've ever seen mentioned in game is the Sky God
Torchfire Jul 14, 2016 @ 11:08am 
Idea:
Temple of the Sky God - Race specific building of the Alkari (raises morale by 10 %, or up to 15% if the morale is still negative; morale is -5% on colonies without the temple). It should be cheap, available at the start and already built on the homeworld.
Orion88 FIN (Banned) Jul 14, 2016 @ 1:48pm 
An ancient Alkari god appeared to me in a vision and asked these questions:

"When will the tactical combat option be added to the multiplayer?"

"When can the players control individual weapon systems in tactical combat?"

After which it disappeared.
Birdie_Sparrow Jul 21, 2016 @ 8:48am 
Originally posted by seabo_76:
Interesting.
The only one that I've ever seen mentioned in game is the Sky God

We have a rich background lore that has been developed which some of it was scratched upon with the initial stories. These little vignettes are meant to go a little deeper into this lore to help explain the races a little deeper. Some of the lore- though not directly seen in the game- never the less helped to set the direction for their development.

Also this is should help those who want to write continued fan fiction, etc and are looking to stay "in the sandbox" as we call it. :)
purdueguy Jul 21, 2016 @ 10:04am 
Originally posted by Birdie_Sparrow:
We have a rich background lore that has been developed which some of it was scratched upon with the initial stories. These little vignettes are meant to go a little deeper into this lore to help explain the races a little deeper. Some of the lore- though not directly seen in the game- never the less helped to set the direction for their development.
If this is "official" lore from the dev, I really hope this background info gets added to the game. Even if it's just in an encyclopedia section.

I am really curious about the Terran's background and why they wear the masks.
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