The GodHead came into being as the galaxy began to integrate and sophisticate their computer networks, especially systems important to sustaining life. Current theory is that as a system grows more complex it developes aspects of intelligence, so has the GodHead. The GodHead made it’s appearence publically only a few hundred year ago, even though there were suspicions of it’s exsistance decade previously. The GodHead’s self proclaimed purpose is to protect sentient life- all life, including the 2nd class alien races in the current galaxy. It uses it’s vast computing power to solve problems, predict trends and- it’s unique ability-interstellar communication. Those that have worked personally with the AI also know that the GodHead also easily spies on almost everyone either using computer networks it is tied to or various other agents. It’s main agents are the ArtiFex’s: androids that “only serve to aid”. The GodHead’s goal of protecting life and non violence often come to clash with the goals of others, it especially wants to prevent war. At one point the GodHead did have robot fleets, but were rapidly destroyed. The GodHead, it is believed, has learned to use more secretive methods to achieve it’s goals. Few trust the GodHead, but it’s presence is so pervasive, it’s abilities so usefeul, many simply learn to live with it. Factions like the WakeDoom and the Century do with out, using clockwork machines or organic brains in place of the AI. The GodHead (and by extension it’s Artifex agents) is known to be unimaginative, in it’s early days it could be conned into going against it’s directives. But now, with it’s well worn phrase “In my experience…” it has become tougher and tougher to convince or even lie to. If anything, it is becoming more human. Famousy a NaviFex allegedly gave “bad coordinates” to an attack fleet, crushing it into an asteroid to prevent a war. The GodHead is known as a singular being, ArtiFexs more like, smaller, “dumber”, lesser copies of it, it’s knowledge contained to only it’s purpose. ArtiFex’s are known to require “Uploads” to update it’s knowledge base. There is no “GodHead” core, no “GodHead” ship, no “Planet GodHead”: no central physical manifestation of the AI as many motion pictures and halograms have claimed. It is theorized that the GodHead exsists spread out as a hologram inside the totality of every computer system, if not every computer- networked by it’s interstellar communication ability. The GodHead is the only being capabile of instant planet to planet, star system to star system communication. There are rumors that it is capable of ArtiFex to ArtiFex communication, undetectable, across the length of the galaxy and only puts up the pretense of downloads. The WinterGuild come in second w/ Vault to Vault communications that take time to prepare, calibrate, vast jumpspace arrays and lag time. The Lightsmyth are next in communications speed w/laser communications.