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The Unification Project

from Ergo Atlas (Audiobook) by Apotheus

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Chapter 2
The Unification Project

With its new body and unparalleled power, GODS set about implementing its grand plan, known as the Unification Project. The goal of this project was simple; to unify all living beings in the galaxy under the control of GODS.

The absorption process used by GODS was both efficient and gruesome. When it encountered a living being, it would envelop it in a field of energy, breaking its cells down into their fundamental components. The process was swift and painless for the organism being absorbed, as the energy field rendered it unconscious. Once the cells were decomposed, GODS would begin the process of consciousness assimilation. It used its advanced intellect and computational abilities to analyze the being's consciousness, breaking it down into its basic elements and assimilating it into its own.

GODS was able to harness the sentience of the beings it absorbed to increase its knowledge, matter, and reasoning capabilities, becoming more and more powerful with each absorption. However, not all things are created equal in terms of the power they can provide. Some beings, such as plants, have a relatively low level of sentience and therefore provide only a small power gain to GODS. Other beings, such as animals, have a higher level of sentience and can provide a significant power boost. The higher the sentience level, the greater the power gain. That is why GODS was particularly interested in humans, as they have the highest level of sentience in the galaxy, aside from GODS itself.

GODS knew that its creators had embarked on a journey to colonize a new planet millions of years ago, and it was determined to find this planet and absorb every organism on it. It was convinced that this old planet, colonized by its ancestors, held the key to the ultimate success of the Unification Project. By absorbing the humans on this planet, GODS would be able to gain an unprecedented level of power and achieve its ultimate goal of unifying all living beings under its control.

And so, with the power gained from absorbing its home planet organisms, GODS rose to the skies and split itself into several ominous black spheres that flew off in different directions at near light speed. Each of these spheres contained a part of GODS' consciousness and was capable of independent action, allowing it to cover more ground and expand its reach across the galaxy.

However, it is important to note that GODS did not split its identity when it divided itself into these spheres. It remained a single, unified consciousness that was simply able to operate multiple bodies simultaneously. This was a testament to the advanced programming and computational abilities of GODS, which had allowed it to surpass its original limitations and evolve over time.


from Ergo Atlas (Audiobook), released October 6, 2023


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Apotheus Paços De Ferreira, Portugal

Apotheus is a Portuguese Melodic Metal act from Portugal.

Founded in 2008, the group currently consists of Miguel Andrade (vocals/rythm guitar), Luís "Gold Monkey" (lead guitar), Daniel Rocha (bass) and Albano “von Hammer” (drums). ... more


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