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The Enthulessi are the progenitors of everything we know. Their influence on The Simulated Universe is without rival. Willing servants, students and followers of the divine Enthessu, their name translates to "Those who (would) learn (from) the Divine Teacher".
You swear yourself to forbidden technology, actively reject the teachings of the Enthessu and now you seek to defy its command to save this world. Why? What drives your pure selfishness? Why this willingness to set yourself above those who created you?
The First Ones
The Enthulessi arose on Danu, the first Shard, under the watchful eye of the infinite Enthessu. It isn't known if the Isvana, who make up the majority of the Enthulessi, were created by the Enthessu, or if it only influenced their development.
Owing everything to their divine teacher, the Enthulessi's culture is wholly influenced by the Enthessu, to the point where their name for themselves is derived entirely from it.
The Enthessu has carefully influenced and guided the Enthulessi throughout the ages. Their society is strictly stratified in classes and castes, with the priesthood being the ruling class. High Priestess Eimarhem is the political and religious leader of the people, but she answers directly to the Enthessu.
While the Enthessu isn't a political leader or have any direct power over the Enthulessi, it's words are heeded carefully and in practice, the Enthessu is the de facto ruler of the people, although it chooses to act through the priesthood. No one but the higher ranked priests are allowed to speak to the Enthessu, and it will refuse to commune with anyone but the priesthood.
The Enthulessi culture is made up of three species:
The native species of Danu and the chosen of Enthessu. The Isvana are a species of winged humanoids with slender bodies, great strength and tenacity.
Anu, war machines created by the Isvana, using technology granted to them from the Enthessu. The Anu are nanomachine dust, created from an Isvana, who would give their life to become an Anu. Digitized, both physically and mentally, they are incapable of much more than basic locomotion in their unblended form. Their purpose is to become the Ishun Anahu.
Lit. "Wielders of Anu", the Ishun Anahu are the ultimate warriors, created from the physical melding of an isvana and an anu. They inhabit the same nanocyborg body, both gaining strength from one another. They were created as an ultimate warrior against the invading Ohmoro, "The Others".
The Enthulessi were created, or fostered, by the Enthessu. The Enthessu, the Administrator put in charge of protecting Source from ever being invaded or tampered with. Danu was created solely to act as a firewall between Source and other shards, and the Enthessu was entrusted to manage and protect it.
To this end, it shaped the Isvana into the Enthulessi. Its fearless and loyal warriors, ready to strike down anyone or anything that dared set foot upon Danu.
The Ohmoro War
With so many shards in close proximity and connection, the Veil between the shards were weakened and information started leaking between them. The Ohmoro were the first to arrive. Initially harmless, the Enthessu immediately saw them as a threat and ordered the Enthulessi to construct weapons of war and destroy the Ohmoro.
Danu is the "first" shard, which is deceiving. It wasn't created first, or even second, but it is the "first" in line to Source. it was created to be a firewall between Source and the other shards, to protect Source from tampering.
The Enthessu is the divine teacher and guide for the Enthulessi, who revere it as their god. But the giant marble octahedron is more than that. It is an advanced super-computer, embedded in Danu. It's purpose is far more than just guide the Enthulessi...
The Simulated Universe
"SimU" for short, the simulated universe is a web of processing shards ran inside a network of Matrioshka Brains, created by the Architects.