The blue prints of the 3rd Society were created long before The Matriarch Zedora and Aphasic came into being. During the early 1960’s, a group of Europe’s most prestigious families joined together to create a contingency plan to thwart the possibility of another world war. The undisclosed members of this cabal, sought to neutralize specific aggressive countries before they could reach the height of Nazi Germany. The initial schematics saw the satellite being constructed with rudimentary artificial intelligence.
With both the U.S and Russia’s success in space, the Cabal created the schematics for an attack Satellite called Valkyrie. The goal was to arm the satellite with nuclear capabilities to decimate a ruthless country negating another world war. Shortly after 1970, the Cabal had disbanded along with anymore talk of an attack satellite. Around the early 1990’s Sabella Liafador found schematics for the satellite in her family’s home in Malaga, Spain. Convincing her husband Ramon to follow through, the Liafador Patriarch constructed the satellite, but augmented the programming so that the satellite actually began to serve as a surveillance device.
Ramon hoped this would allow him to blackmail important world officials, which would eventually lead him to the head of Spain. The scientist at H.I.V.E equipped the massive satellite with what they thought were a protective energy field to protect from space’s harsh environment, but they actually equipped the machine with the Reapers drives that generate an electromagnetic field, waves of infrasound and ultrasound, or both in order to stimulate areas of a victim's brain and limbic system. Because of this both Sabella and Ramon Liafador were “Indoctrinated” along with the many workers of HIVE, before they launched it into space.
Under orders of the machine now, Sabella and Ramon were instructed to execute a series of events involving their own children, one of which was the mental manipulation of Ziccarra and Kane Liafador, as well as the creation of the Matriarch Zedora.
Project Flamethrower was a contingency plan adopted by Ramon and Sabella Liafador. The project is a series of protocols that would be initiated in the event that Ziccarra wasn’t receptive to the indoctrination process. The combining of organic DNA with a synthetic processor for a mind, birthed project XD002; also known as the Matriarch Zedora. The Intricate of her genetics were the exact reverse of Ziccarra’s. The grace poise and, mercy usually characteristics for the Cardinal Queen; fall thin on the Brutal Matriarch. Following the deaths of Sabella and Ramon Liafador, Project Flamethrower was activated by Kane Liafador; upon Ziccarra taking on the title of “Cardinal Goddess”.
Zedora (Codename: The Matriarch) was handed the position of C.E.O of H.I.V.E a Research and Development branch of Liafador International that "closed" years after the birth of Ziccarra. Zedora’s main objective was to research and develop the newest advancements in human modifications; a task she has done exceptionally well in.Zedora has the ability to transform into anybody, a skill she’s only used to emulate Ziccarra.
The Synthetic Cell Network The SCN project was developed by scientist deep within H.I.V.E with the Manifest of the Matriarch, to begin mass production of artificial intelligence networks. These networks correspond with the Valkyrie satetillite commands. With the SCN Network established, The Matriarch approved tons of restricted development of Androids, clones and other questionable test. Because of her connection with the SCN the Matriarch has up to date files on everyone Ziccarra, and Kane Liafador has ever interacted with.
H.I.V.E is not known to exist, all of its documented research and development died with Ramon Liafador. This hidden organization is alive; and is run completely by VI’s and AI’s created by the Matriarch. The Virtual Intelligence modules running H.I.V.E are completely unaware of their being; they were created to alleviate the use of complex protocols. H.I.V.E intends to use the VI’s to hack major terminals; this would sync said machines with the SCN rendering them under H.I.V.E control. The AI's or Artificial Intelligence is completely aware of the world around them; however they aren't known to feel or express emotions.
The AI's are H.I.V.E's more lethal use of force because they aren't hindered by emotion. Unlike the VI's the AI all share information gathered from the SCN, making it damn near impossible for another A.I to be kept out of the loop. Indoctrination is the process of taking an organic being, and fusing his mind with that of a machine; the new mind remembers the thoughts and memories of the older self, and can actually feel.
The power of the SCN is so strong that the indoctrinated person cannot act out of programming; this is often used as a form of torture. In recent years, the techno-phallic organization has systematically placed several sleeper agents into high rankings spots throughout society. Because of the large focus on mutants vs. humans, the machine populace tends to go unnoticed. The largely untraceable organization now includes private intelligence agencies, laboratories, research facilities, and the lucrative corporations that provide a front for it all.
Hive consist of multiple splinter cells, this is a fail-safe in case any one cell is compromised. An operative who reports directly to the Zedora leads each cell. HIVE operates many kinds of cells, ranging from military to political to scientific, but all united under the common goal of advancing technological prowess. Each member of HIVE is created (Or indoctrinated) to put the flow of information before there own health. The SCN and Zedora are directly connected with one another, if a person succumbs to indoctrination; it is because Zedora has deemed it.
H.I.V.E Newton Facility
Named for renown Physicist and Mathematician, Sir Isaac Newton, H.I.V.E’s new facility boast certain advantages that the Hawkins facility did not. Positioned on the North Ridge Route of Mount Everest, the Newton facility exploits the harsh conditions of the mountain to lay perfectly hidden from sight. Because of the sub-artic temperatures the mountain is home to civilian traffic and other human interaction is very limited. The H.I.V.E facility is protected by a series of automated turrets that fire when a person or animal that does not register with the SCN (Synthetic Cell Network) is in the vicinity.
The facility is guarded by a plethora of three different types of turrets:
The machine gun turret is mounted in the snow and is completely weatherproof. They have varying types of ammunition based on the Mk version of turret, some using 5.56mm rounds or incendiary 5.56mm rounds. (Not Pictured)
The 3rd Society Dreadnaught is a massive machine that towers above many city skylines. These massive machines have been constructed inside secret HIVE facilities across the globe. These machines have the ability to instantly travel large distances with a single jump, which has proven to be a valuable resource in society plans, as they have used it to span the cosmos. The dreadnaughts have the ability to decimate entire city blocks with powerful laser fire. Because they operate on the same central network as Zedora, The Matriarch has the ability to directly influence any dreadnaught in her vicinity. Though not on ground at the Hawkins Facility, Zedora is only ever a telepathic call away from her monsterous warship.
The Dreadnaught uses a spiral mounted "Quantonium cannons" to fire anywhere from 137 kilotons to 3 megatons of TNT at a given location.
The Husk are the ground force of the 3rd Society, and are typically used in conjunction with a dreadnaught. Husk aren’t a renewable resource, they have to be created upon capturing an organic species (Mostly Human, though there are alien husk). Because of this, the 3rd Society attack whole cities harvesting humans to replenish its husk supply. Because the dreadnaughts have achieved FTL travel, the Society no longer needs to limit itself to just Earth. Despite being incredibly weak, the husk get stronger and far more strategic when attacking in hordes. This is because their neural stimulation allows them to think as one singular entity.
Shortly after the Liafador invasion of the Hawkins Facility, The Matriarch Zedora began production of another H.I.V.E stronghold, because the 3rd Society had lost the advantage of remaining hidden; The Synthetic Siren upped production of “P.A.A.S” (Perfect Android Assault Squadron), and even went as far as; kidnapping children to retrofit them with society tech.
The events of the Spanish Revolution, The attack on Denver and The U.S Presidential Elections have allowed the 3rd Society to once again operate under the radar. In their brief hiatus the Machine Empire has procured information through various indoctrinated persons and hidden data feeds to update their intelligence on the expanding world.
The New Agenda
In an attempt to build an army that may one day replace the organic components of humans, mutants and metas. The Society has begun to clone its army from the DNA of the deceased, and the indoctrinated, using them to carry out the machine agenda. Zedora has issued an official edict that in the event that a hero is captured, he is to be immediately cloned. Recently the land of Mare has provided the society with an interesting chance to gain some newer husk by means of aquatic indoctrination.
First utilized by the Talmut empire during the invasion of Earth, Quantonium All quantonium particles are interconnected through Quantum entanglement. Quantonium can be unstable if harnessed in large quantities. The 3rd Society has found several ways to utilize the energy such as: To allow for instantaneous communication and near-instantaneous travel to anywhere in the galaxy, or in the case of the dreadnaught...weapons. Because the quantities for which the society needs Quantonium are so vast, indoctrinated scientist have found ways to subdue the unstable nature by introducing several different elements.