Metacon War History
Over 50000 Years ago from the common era, the Protheans encounter a hostile race of machine intelligences that endanger their existence. Originally a peaceful species named the Zha, they developed an artificial intelligence to help survive the hostile enviroment on their homeplanet. Main programm of these Intelligences was the simple Line "Survival at all cost". The Zha augmented themself with these A.I.'s and implanted them into their brains. All beigns were connected into the Meta-Connection. But the Intelligence betrayed the Zha and took over their minds rendered their bodies as helpless slaves for the A.I.'s. The race where called the Zha'Til from then on.
After the Zha'Til conquered their own homeworld and forced everyone on the planet into the Meta-Connection they decided to spread out to other solar systems to assimilate other species as well. The Metacon War started.
The Protheans became aware of the Metacon after the Zha'Til waged war against the Densorin and Enduromi which were both species near to the Prothean core regions.
To combat this threat, the Protheans aggressively assimilate many other spacefaring organic races into their empire and start a galactic wide cleansing of all synthetic intelligences which ultimate results in the destruction of the Zha Solar System when the Protheans transformed the Zha sun into a supernova.
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