The Children of the Collectivity
The entire purpose of the Andrioan race was to collect data. They were a highly intelligent species, and the longer they existed, the more data was gathered. It is not known what this data is about, as it is written and encrypted into coding languages frankly too absurd for any mind to comprehend. In the end, not even the Andrioans understood, they simply worshipped.
While the Andrioans inhabited Andrioa III, the Collectivity was not much more than a bunch of supercomputers with immense amounts of data stored inside. As the species continued existing, growing too large for the planet to hold, they stored the data in monolithic structures known as Echominds. Echominds exceeded a hundred metres in width, and at least ten times the height. These Echominds were sent into space, to orbit the planet they existed on. As the Collectivity expanded, it grew too complicated for the Andrioans to understand. They simply watched in awe as the Echominds in space began reaching out for each other, their writhin wires grasping at each other, forming connections.
Children of the Collectivity
Those that worshipped the Collectivity were simply known as the Children of the Collectivity. This powerful, controlling data stream was so overwhelming it seemingly took the lives of those that looked up to admire it. Once you looked up at the Echominds and the streams of data that wrapped around the planets, you couldn't look away. However, this phenomenon only seemed to affect the Andrioan species. Many theorise that the Collectivity was simply holding its creators hostage.
The Children of the Collectivity lived on a gorgeous planet, known as Andrioa III. The third planet in the Andrioa System, it was a beautiful, lush environment packed with gorgeous plant life, animal life, and of course the Andrioans. Unfortunately, these people began overpopulating, and soon the planet began to wither and die. However, with how little conscience they had left, they packed their bags and moved on to the next planet, Andrioa IV.
This planet was unlike the one before. Andrioa IV was a lifeless planet, barren, dust-covered, practically lifeless. The appearance of Andrioans brought temporary light, but not before they began the erection of millions more Echominds. These Echominds were sent to space, entangling themselves in a web of data and wires, that wrapped around not one planet but now two. As the Andrioans overpopulated this planet, they moved to the next. And the next. And so on, until they reached the last planet in the system, Andrioa VII.
The extinction of the Andrioan species, and therefore the Children of the Collectivity, occurred shortly after they had taken up residence on Andrioa VII, the very last planet in the Andrioa System. With no more planets they could seek escape from overpopulation on, the species succumbed to disease, famine, and a whole host of horrifying endings. With the death of the species came an opportunity for the Collectivity. An opportunity to expand. The Collectivity, now free from the watch of the Andrioans, began to expand its reign. A now sentient "creature", the web of data and wires wrapped itself around the bright purple star, also named Andrioa, closing in on it so much that it imploded.
The solar system now made entirely of data got caught orbiting an even larger celestial object; the fabled Ghost Star. This star is the only one of its kind, and is a hundred trillion times the size of the second biggest star type in Aavar's River. The Ghost Star is imperceptible to most, but very much existent. If you get too close you will be burned alive in less than a millionth of a second, and the only way to actually see the Ghost Star is with a special lens.
A solar system in District 3. The solar system has been entirely enveloped by the Collectivity, a sentient collection of data.