The Zenith are an alien race originally from an adjacent galaxy who once controlled a massive intergalactic empire. Now nearly extinct, their presence can be seen in the devices and designs they left behind. The Zenith made their debut in AI War and were the subject of The Zenith Remnant expansion, and are also a playable race in Stars Beyond Reach.
Despite the number of Zenith derelicts in a galaxy not their own, no sign has ever been discovered of their pilots. As Zenith vessels are a combination of organic and inorganic material, belief has spread that Zenith are their spaceships. This supposition is correct, with a surprising caveat: in their natural life cycle, new Zenith begin about human size and grow to be starship size over time. The ramifications of human and AI creation and control of Zenith vessels has yet to be explored.
The Dyson Sphere is both the largest Zenith specimen and currently the largest known object in the AI War universe.
Role in AI War
Unlike the Spire, Zenith do not exist as a cohesive faction. Multiple "Minor Factions" represent individual Zenith factors that can be introduced to a campaign, the player's benefit or detriment both. The most notable of these are the Zenith Trader and the Dyson Sphere,
The Zenith Starship is a starter starship derived from Zenith engineering principles, additional fleetcraft and starcraft are both available as bonus ships and used by the AI.
Link to the Zenith dedicated page on the AI War wiki: here.
Role in Stars Beyond Reach
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