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June 9th, 2007

The Progenitors @ 06:14 pm

The Progenitors are the force that begins the whole quesadilla.  My vision of them is that of an amorphous menace to later races.  Their technology is altogether unwholesome.  Their mystic knowledge makes the unspeakable revelations of the darkest of human wizards pale in comparison.  These things are the ultimate intergalactic boogeymen.  But what the heck are they?  And should I even define them?  My instinct as a long term Lovecraft geek is to describe them in only the vaguest and most foreboding language, but I don't know if that's the way to go, since they and their involvement on Earth are so essential to the development of the universal metaplot I'm working out.

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Date:June 16th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)

Progenitrixes? (or Progenitrices, depending on how exacting you are with your Latinate plurals)

Another interesting thought I had...what if the progenitor race is all female, sort of intergalactic amazons? Not that they would be humanoid in any way though. What I'm thinking is that their "seeding" process of genetic manipulation is some sort of step in their reproductive process. Thus, all their projects with various planets over the course of millennia are related to their attempts to reproduce.

Something happened in the past that basically eliminated the male half of their genome, and they have been experimenting on other life forms in an attempt to reclaim their races reproductive (and possibly evolutionary) capacity. Most of the science-y stuff I've seen and read indicates that sexual reproduction is the type of reproductive process that allows for the most diversification, adaptability, and overall evolution in the species that use it. Thus, without it, perhaps the Progenitor race has stagnated (which could easily fit in with how their experimental subjects seem to have been able to defeat them or drive them off).



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