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Sanctum of Control

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The exact nature of the Hierarchy's space faring technology is a mystery. All Hierarchy vessels are devoid of any semblance of instrumentation, apparatus or computer terminals for systems management and astrogation. The closest equivalent the Hierarchy has to a command bridge is a peculiar structure that is housed within the Archemperor's gargantuan flagship. The control room, for the lack of a more appropriate term to describe it, is a 7 kilometer wide chamber, consisting of 3 concentric outer corridors with a central chamber that houses a large spherical crystalline artifact set upon a dais at the center. The exact nature and function of the sphere is unknown, but it emits intense waves of beta and gamma radiation, immediately lethal to any unshielded organic lifeforms even from the outer corridors. Beneath the dais are massive heaps of biomass, filling the entire central chamber. In truth, the entire structure raises more questions than answers.

Present within the chamber is a seance of 6 tall beings, reported to be at least 9 meters tall each, congregating in silence around the sphere. It is clear that the massive scale of the chamber and the corridors are made for these beings, and are not meant to be traversed on foot although possible, considering how inaccessible the central dais is to grounded creatures. These beings known as Navigators, share a single mind, and they act as the crew of the ship's command bridge. Beyond that, not much is known about how they influence the entire vessel other than the fact that they constantly perform rituals around the sphere.

One thing is for certain, it would be nigh impossible to hijack or commandeer a Hierarchy vessel considering how "proprietary" their methods are. It requires a certain level of macrocosmic agency of the mind in order to operate Hierarchy technology.



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cannonfodder14's avatar

Alien and disturbing in the truest sense, beyond our comprehension.

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Vilk42Hobbyist Digital Artist

Disturbing (the right way)

:+fav: revamp

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thank you :)

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Awesome!

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thank you :)

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The light in a world of twillight and darkness.


You know, take what you've written and apply it to a species with an alien minset and worldview, and you get a rather human picture.

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A cosmic spaceship with an eldritch engine, I like it!

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thank you :)

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This is amazing This

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thank you :)

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Sick! Could pass off as a Doom level.

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thank you :)

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No prob!

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interesting

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thank you :)

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Your welcome 🙏

It kinda reminds me of “the derelict ship” from alien because it looks like the ship was grown (like organically).
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I love the lighting and the shadows 💕 very beautiful
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thank you :)

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I'm probably about to witness something important that is going on in this place right now, and yet my attention is focused on the spiral-like stair architecture.

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Simply unreal, fantastic and terrifying! I think this piece really illustrates why I love this series so much: its so minimalistic yet alludes to such a greater reality we can barely perceive and much less comprehend, and that's what makes it so impactful! Sometimes, it's what isn't shown rather than what is that really gets to you.

Each scene visibly radiates power despite depicting so little. You know there's an entire world of unthinkable horrors there, but you can't see it and you're not sure you want to.

Only one thing's for sure: you're not supposed to be there.

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Nicely said!

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