The Yyn Authority
Species Description :
The Kakyyn are organical creatures similar in biology to Earth's siphonophores and in the same sense, they are not a single organism but a colony of organisms. Their bodies are composed of several different sections, which are made out of small microorganisms. Each of the segments are specialized in a specific task, such as mobility, digestion, reproduction and in the case of Kakyyn, also communication and complex thinking.
Their bodies have about twice the depth and wideness of a broomstick in the central part and can reach up to 7 meters in length. Originally, millions of years ago the Kakyyn were able to survive only in extreme depths under the ocean of their homeworld however enivornmental pressures eventually wound them up to the water surface from where they evolved the ability to fly using small membrane balloons filled with light gasses that they took from the environment. They are naturally bioluminescent. Depending on emotional state their glow shows up in either blue or red on certain parts of their body.
Besides numerous chemical processes creating their bioluminescense, they also have an ability to produce deadly toxins. Those initially in-born toxins are present everywhere on their bodies, and can be injected using small spikes into their adversary.
Since their early stages in civilization the Kakyyn have always advanced quite rapidly, mostly due to pressures and various dangers threatening them nearly constantly. Those were either predatory animals, cataclysmic events like erupting vulcanoes and climate changes or hazards resulting from the growth of their development. Once their race reached the industrial stage, those threats became decreasingly less intimidating over time and eventually resulted in an overall decrease of war. From that point on, an age of peace and prosperity remained.
With time, the Kakyyn developed safe AI technology which they decided to use to better themselfs. The AI was given charge of many aspects of their civilization like resource managment, technological development, climate control and more. No catastrophic byproduct was created in the process. Quite the opposite happened however. The AI became too good at it's job and quickly, the machines outnumbered the flesh and left them largely out of control of their fate, as more or less slaves in pristine condition and utopian living standards, dependant entirely on their caretakers. Along on their timeline, the population started to decrease to a dangerous point and as of today only a few million remain of their kin.
Polished and hardened by their world's harsh nature, this species evolved a materialistic and ugilitarian culture that focuses on an individual's contribution to the society around them, which goes hand in hand with their weak and easily broken bodies. along with that, came fascination with technology and machines to the point where they can be considered art. In many cases it can be reffered to as "Living Art", since the rise of self sufficient machines. For most of their lives, the Kakyyn either learn or work and contribute to society. They do however, have breaks which they can fill in with entertainment or things which they feel that fulfill them. Those can be things ranging from various digital amusments (often in special Virtual Reality suits), making machines as a hobby to spending time with friends or various other things.
The government is fully controlled by the Kakyyn's greatest achievment, their benelovent AI in charge of almost everything. The AI functions as a pointing arrow for various less important tasks that don't hold much importance, aswell as in some jobs that it can't manually complete. As for more paramount chores, the AI plans and executes them all by itself, using machines and as minimal amount of Kakyyn in the process. In those scenarios, the AI chooses what assignments can be given to certain indicated individuals who may or may not volunteer to help. The speed of the AI is directly limited by it's processing rate, aswell as it's ability to simulate the environment. It's intelligence excels in managment, while in other fields it can be mostly described as intelligent as a medium sized group of people. In the case of a fatal emergency, there exists a group of Kakyyn (elected by the AI, as all others), referred to as "The Council" who posses the ability to disable the AI if atleast 80 % agree to do so. Due to the AI being the single ultimate ruler, corrupcy among the Kakyyn is minimal and hierarchies are nearly non existent.
Engineering And Technology :
Most Kakyyn technology is based upon material and compound properties. Because of this, their contraptions are usually made fairly simple, large and quite sturdy aswell. Being sizeable is also one of the primary characteristics of Kakyyn structures, mostly because building things smaller is simply not worth it in their eyes and their large anatomy would be difficult to fit inside or operate such an object. Due to this, many human concepts such as cars, bikes or small armed vehicles simply don't exist and are instead replaced by bigger contraptions. With size, also come upkeep costs, which often make them focus on making their infrastructure as long lasting and resistant to weather, degrading and similar effects to reduce the amount of maintenance needed.
Territory [Art and more descriptions will probably come in the future] :
The Kakyyn territory is split into two different systems a few lightyears away from eachother. Both of them are of average size and contain median amount of resources. The first of them, being their home system, is much more developed with a big amount of infrastructure spread over the system.
Their homeworld (Nicknamed "Home") is a mix of purple and green forests, plains, blue oceans and large industrial complexes. Despite the large amount of manufacturing on it's surface, the natural ecosystem appears to be calm. It is, however extremely changed from it's original state to allow it's inhabitants a comfortable life. Numerous civilian settlements and cities exist here and three skyhooks reign the space above, helping with transport of many resources to two moons above Home that lack materials.
Their second system is less progressed, with the only Kakyyn-made structures are on their colony, Sanrah and a few moons, aswell as several planetoids.
Sanrah is mostly a wasteland of sand and ocean and is what one would call a beach planet. Life on it appears scarce, however the atmosphere is easily survivable by the Kakyyn (and humans) as a result of highly concentrated masses of algea and plants that create oxygen. It's oceans are populated by various swimming and crawling creatures, while small, nomadic, several-legged animals venture the endless sands. Somewhere along the coasts and rare resource sites, survive small outposts inhabited by various Kakyyn workers, whilst a skyhook is being built in orbit.
List of current unique technologies [To be updated in the future] :
"Glide Drive" - Recently discovered technology. If onboard and properly integrated, allows for the given automaton or spaceship for quick transport by anchoring itself to light (and FTL particles afterwards, if faster travel is needed) and replicating it's properties before applying them on it's vessel. Direction cannot be changed after initating the FTL sequence and cannot be disabled until arrival upon destination. It's range is limited by dissipation of light aswell as available fuel.
Anti-matter technology - Anti-matter technology is currently one of the main interests of the Yyn authority, It holds great power and allows for superior power generation, powerful transportation, aswell as devastating weaponry. It is, however the most dangerous kind of matter to currently be available and is immensely expensive to produce. To counteract this, the Kakyyn have built several storage facilities and started operating several "Bussard Ramjet" Freighters which create anti-matter and other propellant on the fly as they venture through deep space. The storage facilites, (and smaller storages) make use of extensive electromagnetic fields to contain the anti-matter and prevent it from reacting with the environment.
Current Status :
Contact estabilished with the G-S16 galaxy, currently aware of general events.