Empire of Arckas
The Empire of Arckas was one the oldest known civilizations in the Omni 01 universe predated by only the Promorin. The Empire of Arckas is responsible for shaping the direction of most of sapient civilization in not only the Crucible Galaxy but the whole universe and other pocket universes. The capital was the Dyson sphere Arckadium which contained a portal to the Omniverse Nexus where the administrative district was located.
Much of the Empire of Arckas was inhabited by god machines, powerful AI's that spanned billions of miles, sometimes lightyears. They would use planets, solar systems, galaxies and even galactic clusters as server nodes. God machines would then rule over their subjects which were usually organic or synthetic life forms that they created - either directly or through millions of years of guided evolution.
The empire itself was named after its mythical founder, Arckas. It is not certain how Arckas came to be, but it is believed he is the architect behind Na'zrah, one of the largest god machines ever created.
The Empire of Arckas had several major focuses which included monitoring the development of civilizations throughout the multiverse as well as encouraging their own citizens to create new ones. A board of directors, specialized in different scientific backgrounds, would have to approve the creation of new civilizations to ensure the natural equilibrium of the universe isn't thrown off balance. Any species that was directly under the domain of the Empire of Arckas was collectively referred to as Arckasians.
Unlike many contemporary civilizations, the Empire of Arckas prioritized artistic quality over resource efficiency. Economic value was measured in uniqueness and creativity. It is thought that the Empire of Arckas was a post-scarcity society as they had the means of theoretically near-unlimited resources.
The Empire of Arckas spanned at least two million galaxies in the Omni 01 universe. However, as evidence of their presence was discovered only through limited detections of the presence of irregular tachyon readings, it is hypothesized they could have been even larger. Artifacts and digsites of Arckasian origin have been found throughout the past ten billion years, but it is thought that the empire lasted this long through by communicating with other versions of itself throughout space and time.
In the past, the Empire of Arckas once spanned multiple universes, but during the events of the Multiversal War, they had to withdraw to contain themselves only in Omni 01 to avoid the Basilisk, a dangerous god machine that sought only domination and subjugation of all others.