The Overseers

29
Jul
2016
29
Jul
2016

The Overseers

A lot could be said of who or what the Overseers are. If you were to ask a thousand worlds you would get a thousand answers and then some. Some worlds consider them Gods, others view them as Demons. Some view them as the arbiters of Truth. While others see them as the Host of Lies. As with all things, history has a habit of distorting the truth. And when it comes to the Overseers, the truth can be stranger than fiction.

The Overseers began as mundane as any other. They evolved on a remote planet whose name no longer has meaning in a galaxy long forgotten. The only thing that is known of the "Time before the Light" was the the Overseers had developed a natural ability to perceive all energy as both visual and extrasensory perception. This evolutionary trait made the Overseers into the masters of Energy Manipulation and Energy Perception.

Through these two abilities the Overseers discovered the Great Barrier that was built by the Old Ones. They also discovered the true nature of their Universe.

The Great Barrier

For billions of years a great mystery has hung over the civilizations of the Overseer Galaxy. Only the stars within their own galaxy and a handful of nearby galaxies were visible. The rest of the universe was filled with high volumes of cosmic radiation. Only the closest galaxies were observable and even then the images were distorted. Ships that attempted to leave the galaxy were lost, without a trace.

It was revealed that a Great Barrier encompassed the entire galaxy. Fueled by enormous hidden constructs that drew energy from the fabric of space/time itself. The barriers were protecting the inhabitants of the galaxy by preventing the universe from collapsing upon it. You see the Universe was old, dying, and collapsing into itself.

It was the "big crunch" theory of universal decay. The energy that gave rise to the universe was insufficient to overcome the gravitational influence of gravity. Thus the universe began to collapse once more onto itself. The Great Barrier was protecting the galaxy like an eggshell was protecting it's yolk.

The Overseers with their natural abilities discovered the Barrier and researched it. Despite hundreds of thousands of years of dedicated research very few answers could be derived from them. Nobody knew who build the Barrier nor the reasons why they were built. All that was known was that the Barrier was protecting them and that it weren't going to last forever. The Barrier was beginning to fail.

To maintain it's integrity over the course of billions of years the Great Barrier shrunk over time. For a long time this rate of decay was limited to only a few million kilometers a year. A manageable rate for something on the scale of an entire galaxy. But over the past 10,000 years or so the rate of decay had began to accelerate. A 5,000 light year reduction in the Barrier width had occurred which was causing a crisis along the fringe worlds. Billions of sentient races died as their home star systems were passed over by the Great Barrier and their worlds began to collapse from the immense pressures of the outside Universe.

Turning back the clock

Through the analysis of the Great Barrier the Overseers were able to reverse engineer the technology behind it and began to improve upon it. First they duplicated the passive generators that maintained the Great Barrier in order to reduce it's rate of decay. Then the Overseers developed the controversial Active Generators which began to reserve the process.

Despite these advancements the Overseers still knew that their time was limited. The Universe was collapsing at an ever increasing rate. Eventually the Universe would reach the point of imminent collapse, or Universal Deflation as it is called.

Universal Deflation is the direct opposite of Universal Inflation. Where as in Inflation the universe expanded almost instantly faster than the speed of light. Deflation would be the direct opposite, in which the universe near instantly collapses into a singularity.

With the Overseers ability to visualize all forms of energy they determined that Universal Deflation would take place in approximately 150,000 years.

The Overseers were determined to find a way to escape their fate.

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