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PersonalityResistant, Xenophobic, Withdrawn
Politics and geography

Silicoid are one of the major civilizations in Master of Orion.

Background[edit | edit source]

Master of Orion[edit | edit source]

The Silicoids were crystalline beings. Their population grew slowly, but pollution and hostile environments did not harm them at all. This allowed for early colonization of rich, hostile worlds. The Silicoids were skilled at new computer research, but were poor in all other fields of technology. Their fleet preferred larger ships. Silicoid emperors were usually hostile and expansionistic. They were enemies of the Darloks, but were more favorably disposed towards the Humans, Klackons, and Meklars.

Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares[edit | edit source]

Cryslon had long been the home of perhaps the strangest race in the known universe. Their appearance had greatly changed over time (their number of eyes had greatly decreased) but their general survivability remained. The Silicoids were silicon-based life-forms, and they were immune to pollution and did not require food to survive. They could support high populations on all types of planets. Their populations did grow slowly, though. In diplomacy, the Silicoids were at a severe disadvantage; they could not make deals beyond war, peace, and surrender. The Silicoids of earlier eras did not have this communication problem, and it is not known where it came from. Silicoid leaders were Dictators, and were reputed to be highly xenophobic and expansionistic. The Silicoid race had respect for the Darloks and Klackons (two aggressive races); they did not trust the Elerians or the Meklars.

Master of Orion 3[edit | edit source]

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In-Game Biography[edit | edit source]

Alone in their unique composition, the Siliciod are an ancient race of silicon-based life forms from the planet Cryslon.

Their impressively long life spans and abysmally low birth rates have resulted in a civilization of relativity few individuals with lots experience. The oldest among them is known as the Keystone, ruler of the Silicoid and speaker of the Crag.

As outcasts among other alien races, they see other race’s as fleeting, temporary blurs that leave nothing behind but trouble for the Crag.

Website Biography[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.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Relations with other races[edit | edit source]

Strategies[edit | edit source]

Build a lot of ships

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