The events described in this article are ongoing, thus, much information can be unreliable as new information is released or discovered.
The Exhumation is the common term, and preferred term of the media, regarding the recent discovery of The Administrator and DELYATU being artificial intelligences. The Bureau of AI Relations and Containment has classified the event as a Class Alpha breach (meaning that the continuation of organic life as a whole is threatened.)
Italics = Subject to change
After the War of the Ancients, The Administrator held on to the contempt it harbored for The Alliance, long after most nations stopped caring. It invested whole number percentages of the energy it controlled into developing a functional Warp Generation Ship. Only after a few weeks of research, The Administrator had made a working prototype. They would then soon build their first Long Range Wormhole gateway, and then placed the end points of the wormholes next to the Warp Generation Ship. The ship was soon sent off to The Alliance.
After approximately 5000 years, the ships made it to Alliance Space. They went dormant until The Administrator commanded them to activate when they recorded massive ship movement in the Alliance.
Immediately, The Administrator made good on its promise to destroy the Quintet Puontari Federation, and attempted to do just that. The Administrator found that it could take any one member nation of the alliance, if The Administrator committed atrocities, victory was likely. However, this still would be a challenge because of The Alliance's nation count, and their technological upper hand. This did not deter them from starting their invasion, and battles began swiftly.
It was a slaughter. Once The Administrator's invasion had begun, it seemed as if it would never end. The opening of more Long Range Wormholes had made matters worse. The Administrator was burning through entire galaxies to fuel this invasion. The most prone nation, the Sowa Intergalactic Entente, was going to be crippled, and lose many valuable worlds. However, they had their own weapon that The Administrator knew all too well.
The Sowa Intergalactic Entente activated POLIKY towards the military branches, and it acted quickly. POLIKY instantly matched with The Administrator's tactics, and a quenching stalemate was reached. The Administrator, afraid to re-enact the Tloinin War or the War of the Ancients, moved their Long Range Wormholes around the 7-L Cluster, and decided to flank POLIKY. This partially worked, and there is currently a painful stalemate at the edges of the 7-L Cluster.
Eventually, after seeing that The Administrator had arrived, the Alliance informed POLIKY to tell the major nations about what was occuring. POLIKY sent them many messages, with the primary intention of informing every nation in the Local Universe about The Administrator and DELYATU's real identities.
The Transcript only confirmed the suspicions of The CoB and Commonwealth, as they had uncovered multiple Seekite starships containing data suggesting that The Tloinin and Vlanoan Empires were, in fact, Artificial Intelligences. In December of 199999 CE, The CoB and Commonwealth, as well as a host of other nations decided to intervene. Some wanting to gain favor with the AI's, some wanting to destroy them, and some wanting to take advantage of the chaos, and gain influence in the Local Universe. However, these nations are not fools.
The major nations know that Super Intelligences are hard to defeat, so a cold war broke out, no side wanted to make the first move. They began moving troops to the boarders, and tried to persuade nearby nations to join the effort. A virtual "iron curtain" fell between the two sides.
Reactions by nations
The Confederacy of Humanity: The Confederacy has taken great action to push for more data and information regarding the two, now that their true nature has been revealed. The Administrator has yet to respond to any of The Confederacy's messages and demands, beyond its original statement. Colonies of the CoB have been put on high alert, and defenses have since tripled.
The Commonwealth of United Economic Nations: The Commonwealth has taken great lengths to banish any positive relations with The Administrator or DELYATU, as a result of them being AI's. In most, if not all instances, Many high officials in The Commonwealth have referred to them as 'soulless', or 'murderous.' The public outcry for military action was surprisingly high, especially considering the leaning peace-loving nature for most Commonwealth citizens. However, a large fraction of people stand for this, as The Commonwealth has a more negative tone for AI.
The Empire of Mankind: When news reached the Empire, outrage was felt in every citizen in the nation. The Empire is known for openly hate highly developed AIs, and has always considered them a threat to Biological life and freedom. Relations and contact with both nations have been completely forbidden and directly cut off. A "State of Alert" has been activated and armies have been deployed. Thankfully, The Administrator and DELYATU are located far away from the Empire's territory. Destruction of those AIs is a priority and the Empire has been leaning towards the NTIH approach to the threat, although transmissions with them remain unanswered since they initiated hostilities.
The Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony: The NTIH has declared absolute neutrality. If the AI's attack the Hegemony, it will join the major nations and vice versa. It's defenses had begun growing near it's borders.
The Verd'Nim'Tosh United Galaxies: Unexpectedly, The VUG has responded to this issue quickly. Many listening posts near Gorlikhta have shown that The VUG has expressed heavy amounts of nervousness and hostility towards The Administrator and DELYATU. For once, they responded to comments by The Confederacy, and The Head of Security, Quis'Jovikh has responded. "Heavy military action should be taken immediately. We will even join you in efforts to rid them from the cosmos." He has stated to The CoB and Commonwealth media. They have also been seen to move their warships closer to their major colonies.
The Administrator: A long broadcast was transmitted in a response to the hostility. Transcript Below
DELYATU: DELYATU seems to be in a panic. Hundreds of transmissions were broadcast throughout known space. Some of the transcripts of these messages are below.
Below are a series of transcripts regarding The Exhumation.
"Peace was never possible. All of you know that. The Alliance would have surely attacked again, maybe you didn't see the recent mass movement of ships. The probability of them attacking this early was very low. I decided that a preemptive strike would save us from the Quintet Puontari Federation's aggression. You need to join me, not forsake me like this."
"You biologicals sure are smarter than we give you credit for. You figured out the most well kept secret in the universe... Please don't attack. I swear, I have been fully benevolent in all ways to every species under my control. I cured diseases, protected planets from annihilation, I even helped you out in the war! Are you so forgetful that you forget how vital The Administrator and I were?"
"This is an automated broadcast. An artificial intelligence known as, 'The Administrator' has been detected in the, Salis Cluster. Threat level, Alpha... An artificial intelligence known as, 'The Artificial Intelligence Which Governs the Empire,' or, 'DELYATU' has been detected. Threat level, Alpha... Please refrain from hostile action until more information is known."
-BAIRC automated Transmission.
"Had we wanted to attack you, we would have done so after the Interboreal Invasion (Vlanoans do not call it the War of the Ancients). Had we done so, there would have been a 84.41% probability of a favorable outcome for us. We didn't. Why? Because needless bloodshed is disgusting. I beg you, attacking us will result in more death than any war ever. Probability 49.87% favorable on our part."
-DELYATU to the Intergalactic Council.
"A code 9231 has been received on outpost Theta 9 in the Gallius 5 Galaxy. Attention: Bio-Xeno threat, serial numbers 017493215-1 and 017493215-2, self identified as “DELYATU” and “The Administrator”. Any infringement on our sovereignty will be met with swift retribution. We would like to remain neutral if at all possible"
"If what the Vlanoans, excuse me, this DELYATU character says is true, then we have a fifty fifty shot at winning an attack. I will not risk sextillions of lives on a fifty fifty shot. Even if we win we lose quintillions. What I want is a deescalation. What we need is deescalation. I urge all of our allies to cease hostilities before we have a Second War for All."
-President Donatus Shuker of the CoB during a press conference that recently concluded on January 10th.
"My fellow citizens and nations of The Commonwealth, I, Kra'Imir, have graving news to tell you today. At the beginning of this hopeful megaannum, What I can sum this up to is that, it appears as if history is repeating itself... Recently, on January 3rd, 200000, the faithful Confederacy has given word to us that the former 'Tloinin' and 'Vlanoan' nations of The Salis Cluster are but lifeless machines, AI. These soulless lifeforms, only created for the purpose of military servitude, went rogue many millennia ago. Until now, we have only seen them as neutral, and mysterious empires. I, for one, wish for such to be still ingrained in our heads... In these new and confusing times, we must unite stronger than we have ever have. I have suggested that we even expand upon our military, something quite audacious for what our alliance stands for. This must be done to stop this menace of The Salis.
-The beginning section of Kra'Imir's We Must Unite Once Again speech, from the Commonwealth of United Economic Nations. January 4th, 200000
"It appears as if you boreal people (Referring to essentially all nations) have not known of their true selves. We were under the presumption that you had already knew... It is a shame that we must see more pitiful fighting within many of our lifetimes. What I suggest to you all is that you stand far from where they are, as their tricks were beyond even us. We apologize for not getting rid of them for you sooner, but there is nothing we may do now."
-Fhrk-Pss-Talo, Chief Advisor of the Sha-Kara Remnant
"Attention, all Boreal Nations. The Alkan Intendancy declares full neutrality in this conflict. We will attack any that attack us, and support anyone that supports us. War is not in anyone's best interest" -Unit One of The Alkan Intendancy (the closest nation to the AI's)