Category:Eloh (TR Race)  

Text on one side of the
We were travel(ing) the cosmos to discover others to give the secret of (the) Phi
— Part of a Logos inscription found around an ancient Eloh coin.

Faction Allied Free Sentients
Planets Unknown

With every great story, there must be a beginning. As with every great discovery, there must be a first. Our story begins thousands of years in the distant past with the Eloh, an ancient and highly advanced alien culture. The Eloh civilization chose to devote their time and energy to peaceful pursuits of study and introspection. Over thousands of years they finally realized the key to a powerful science that unified all known theories of physics. With this knowledge they developed Logos, through which they gained the mystical ability to manipulate matter, energy, and force in unique and powerful ways.

As the Eloh begin to use their knowledge of Logos to travel the universe, they forge the beginnings of an intergalactic culture where they openly share their knowledge with all the races they discover that are advanced enough to understand it.

Many of the races they discovered, however, were in their infancy and too primitive to share in the Eloh's knowledge. The Earth was one such planet. But the Eloh were an altruistic people and wanted to someday return to these primitive planets. They left seeds of knowledge for these races to discover, including the language of the Logos so that one day, when these cultures were ready to understand, a relationship could be established with them.

Other races that were advanced enough for the Eloh to make contact with accepted the gifts of their knowledge and their cultures thrived as a result of their interaction with the Eloh. But not all worlds would be content to embrace the Eloh as their benefactors. The Eloh had never encountered such a race; that was until they traveled to the planet Thraxis.

They recognized an opportunity and learned as much as they could from the Eloh, always with the intention of one day using the Eloh's gifts to their advantage. Ultimately, the Thrax turned on the Eloh, catching them off guard and landing a devastating blow to the Eloh culture. The Eloh's understanding of Logos was superior, and they were able to, in the end, overcome the Thrax and emerge victorious. But the damage that had been done to the fundamental beliefs of the Eloh people would ultimately lead to their downfall.

Neph Enslaver
It is at this point in our story that the rift that ultimately destroys the Eloh civilization is formed. On one side, many Eloh felt that, although they might need to exercise more care in the future, their encounter with the Thrax was atypical and their goal should be to continue as before, sharing their knowledge with others for the betterment of both those races and their own people. Another group of Eloh, which eventually became known as the Neph, felt that the cost of sharing the knowledge and advancements they had spent millions of years achieving was far too great. They believed that less advanced cultures were not worthy to bestow this knowledge upon, and instead, these races should be given “guidance” from the Eloh to ensure that the Eloh always retained their rightful place as Masters of the Universe. Both sides clung to their vision for the future of their race. Some Eloh wanted peaceful co-existence and a community of mutual sharing and growth for all races. On the other hand, the Neph wanted to control the development of these “lesser” races so that their culture would prosper and their superiority could never be challenged.

As the schism grew wider and more fractured, the Neph joined forces with the remaining Thrax, and with the use of Thrax weapons and tactical knowledge, quickly overthrew the Eloh home world destroying any Eloh that opposed them. The surviving Eloh fled to the far reaches of the Universe, finding refuge and anonymity on many of the worlds they had visited. Without the Eloh presence to stand in their way, the Neph began aggressively implementing their plan for the Universe. They continue to feel justified in their actions and, as they subjugate more and more planets, they grow even more efficient and brutal in their tactics.

OOC Phi is commonly used in Mathematics to refer to the Golden Ratio. In mathematics and the arts, two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio between the sum of those quantities and the larger one is the same as the ratio between the larger one and the smaller. The golden ratio is approximately 1.6180339887. The Logos icon for Phi illustrates this function in the way the rectangle is subdivided.

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