Silicoid are one of the major civilizations in Master of Orion.
Background[edit | edit source]
The Silicoid are a mysterious and inorganic race with no emotion, sentimentality, or feelings. Other races find the Silicoids to be repulsive and creepy, shunning contact or conversation with the Silicoids unless it cannot be avoided. The Silicoid people, referred to as the Crag, are led by a Keystone which acts as a dictator in their society. Silicoids run their society on an elder-respect basis, with the oldest of the Silicoids serving the Keystone.
The Silicoid home world of Cryslon is dominated by unique mountain ranges. Cryslon is especially valuable to the Silicoid, as the Silicoid can only be grown at the Sacred Basin of their home world. Their population growth is precarious, often hovering near zero growth due to the long process it takes for Silicoids to grow. When Silicoids die, they are brought back to the Sacred Basin where they fall into the mineral rich waters and erode back into the materials which grow new Silicoids. The only clues that the Silicoid have of their origins are the same, dim genetic memories which they collect from their common birth place.
A crystalline being of unknown time or origin shattered and fell into the mineral rich basin of ancient Cryslon. From this accident, the rock structures grown in this specific region gain the spark of life and bring their inorganic bodies into a state of awareness and consciousness. Silicoids are driven by a single force: the need to consume the minerals of planets. The conquer planets with their limited population solely for the purpose of stripping them of the valuable minerals which Silicoids need to survive. They are obsessed with the need for consumption and it is their only understandable motivation in intergalactic affairs.
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Strategies[edit | edit source]
Build a lot of ships
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