Since their introduction, the Triglavians have quickly become an important part of EVE’s world, complete with a fleshed-out but very cryptic backstory. Thus far, bits and pieces of information on the faction have been fed into the game here-and-there in a number of places, but even then an additional layer of enigma is present in their alternative grammar and the broad spread of information needed to understand them as a whole. This post serves as a comprehensive repository for all we currently know about the Triglavian Collective.
The Triglavian Collective is the newest major force in the world of EVE, first appearing in the depths of Abyssal Deadspace in YC120. The Triglavian race is highly ritualistic and tradition-bound, following long-set noema (policies) and engaging in “provings” to gauge the worth and capabilities of various elements, and makes heavy use of extensively modified extremophillic bacteria in order to adapt themselves and their technology within their tumultuous domain.
The Collective is an assembly of the three Triglavian “Clades”, Perun, Veles, and Svarog, which are in turn composed of many “subclades”. The Clades are best understood as a sort of tribal separation, where they may individually come into conflict with each other, but will all put aside their disagreements for the greater good of the Triglavian race - namely in opposition to the Drifters, whom they refer to as “Ancient Enemy Azdaja”.
The Story Thus Far
In September YC119, previously hidden Sleeper infrastructure in known space became accessible to outsiders, after having their area cloaks damaged. Within, the wrecks of Drifter vessels were discovered nearby a new designation of Sleeper drones seemingly guarding the present infrastructure, which were in the process of recovering items from the recently dispatched Drifters. Capsuleers discovered caches of corrupted Trinary Relics in the sites, with some delivering many to the “Quartermaster” while others kept vast quantities of the strange plunder for themselves - despite CONCORD’s warning that the objects could serve as “vectors for colonizing neuromemetic worms”.
In January YC120, a COCNORD timebase measurement convoy under Project Discovery was attacked by a capsuleer calling himself “The Astromancer”. Quickly dispatched by present parties, a Trinary Relic was discovered in the wreckage of his vessel, and his corpse was forcefully claimed by the DED in following days.
In early YC120, huge Drifter fleets began to emerge across both New Eden and Anoikis, appearing from nowhere in the vicinity of seemingly random stargates across the cluster following an initial appearance within a Drifter Hive complex, with every ship in the fleets having taken heavy damage from an unknown adversary. Around the same time, footage of an unknown subject under CONCORD case Red Gamma was leaked to multiple capsuleer news sources. As time progressed, fragmented communications of an unknown origin began to drop from their wrecks. Piecing together the enigma, a strange alphabet took form and combat footage showing strange, fierce vessels combating the Drifters in unexplored space was assembled and disseminated.
Shortly following this discovery, a cruiser-sized vessel identical to those seen in the footage was quarantined in Yulai under the control of DED Captain Oveg Drust for a number of days before being towed into dock - and soon after, a full explanation of what had been learned of the unknown faction behind the vessels, footage, and language was given at the capsuleer gathering in the SoCT Consulate planetside in Yulai. The Triglavian Collective and their residency in “Abyssal Deadspace” became public knowledge - and soon after, capsuleers began pouring into the dangerous and expansive subspace realm as filaments began to be recovered from pirate data facilities.
In the months since, intense expeditions into the depths of the Abyss have been undertaken by enterprising capsuleers thousands of times daily, despite concerns from CONCORD that delving too deep may lead to “subversion and suborning” by, or perhaps empathy towards, this new faction. Datastreams recovered from Triglavian caches revealed insights into the operations and concerns of the Collective itself and, months later, capsuleers were invited deeper into this mysterious realm by its inhabitants through the use of a memetic worm, for reasons yet unknown. In addition to enabling frigate travel into the Abyss, the Collective seemingly began allowing Capsuleers to actively take part in “provings”, a Triglavian noema of testing-by-combat, deep within the abyss - something that suggested that this precursor race was moving to utilize or possibly engage in communications with these outsiders in the future.
In the early months of YC121, a communication from an entity calling themselves “Zorya Triglav” hijacked all billboards in New Eden. The ominous message identified some of those the Triglavians considered major players in ongoing events, and suggested that their thoughts on Capsuleers may be influenced by their actions going forward.
Then, in March of the same year, a new mystery loomed; shipyards began appearing in the deepest depths of the abyss, all in the process of assembling gargantuan vessels which dwarfed even Titans in size. While capsuleers had managed to receive limited information on these events and concerning the newer operations of the Collective through plundered “Semiosis Consoles”, the future remained uncertain.
More to come…
The Perun Clade seems to be made up of many subclades and appears to be accomplished in space-time mechanics, high-impulse and FTL engine construction, and electronic systems. The Perun Clade apparently exerts itself in the sphere of strategic leadership of the Collective to a greater degree than others.
Subclades: Damavik, Drekavac, Gromovi, Samdova, Varpulis, Ognyena
Damavik : TTC-3
Damavik Subclade of Perun Clade revised adaptation schema for cladeship of the 3 tactical troika classification has been accepted for imprinting in advancing-time generations after cladistic glorification over Samovda Subclade. Tactical subrole dispersal is in the gift of strategic troika.
– partial translation of data included in recovered design schematics of the Damavik
Drekavak : TTC-243
Drekavac Subclade of Perun Clade relinquished the adaptation schema of reverse-time accepted 243 tactical troika classification cladeship into the proving grounds of Perun Clade on the assent-conjunction of prayer from Gromovi and Samovda Subclades. Evocation of playful communion across repeated-time by tactical troika in sub-15, sub-21 and sub-27 exclaves of repeated conduit loop construct-303 is under now-time pressure.
– partial translation of data included recovered design schematics of the Drekavac
This Clade is responsible for the contribution of the 3 (frigate) and 243 (battlecruiser) tactical troika classification cladeship designs (Damavik and Drekavac) to the Collective. The 3-TTC schema is a new design, contributed to the Collective by Damavik subclade after surpassing Samovda subclade, and Drekavac subclade was persuaded to enter their 243-TTC schema into Perun Clade’s proving grounds by Gromovi and Samdova. Additionally, Gromovi subclade seems to be responsible for the Multibody Tracking Pylons found in all areas of the Abyss.
Perun Clade seems to be the most diplomatic and leadership-based group within the Collective, and has been shown to be undecided when it comes to the Deviant Automata in the Abyss - about which Svarog and Veles Clade both have strong opinions and disagreements with each other.
The Svarog Clade is apparently made up of many subclades and the evidence so far indicates strengths in combat vessel construction, the development of novel weapon systems and extensive use of bioadaptive mutaplasmid technology. The Svarog Clade seems the most aggressive and traditional, while inclined to explore new opportunities.
Subclades: Vedmak, Kikimora, Dazhbog, Belobog
Vedmak : TTC-81
Vedmak Subclade of Svarog Clade relinquished the adaptation schema of reverse-time accepted 81 tactical troika classification into the cladeflow of Triglav after cladistic mortification by Dazhbog Subclade. Strategic troika have advancing-time pressure for adaptation into tactical subroles.
– partial translation of data included in recovered design schematics of the Vedmak
Kikimora : TTC-9
Kikimora Subclade of Svarog Clade revised adaptation schema for cladeship of the 9 tactical troika classification has been accepted for imprinting in advancing-time generations after reverse-time reclamation following audience communion with reverse-time proving from ancient noema. Tactical subrole dispersal is subject to suspended-time pressure contingent on proving anew.
– partial translation of data included in recovered design schematics of the Kikimora
Svarog Clade’s contributions to the Collective include the 9 (destroyer) and 81 (cruiser) TTC cladeships. While the 9-TTC was contributed by Kikimora subclade, proved, and accepted into the Collective, the Vedmak subclade relinquished their 81-TTC following “cladistic mortification” by Dazhbog subclade - whether this entailed punishment or the destruction of the subclade has not yet been made clear.
Svarog Clade is also violently opposed to the idea of working with Deviant Automata in the Abyss, wishing for them to be considered “poshlost” - essentially a vulgarity that cannot be accepted. Svarog also seems to be responsible for installing Deviant Automata Supressor cladepylons in the Abyssal areas we have access to, which indiscriminately damage smaller drones - regardless of their allegiance.
The Veles Clade seems to be made up of many subclades and is seemingly very strong in the fields of heavy space industry, communications technology and high-energy exotic particle physics. The Veles Clade seems to prize discourse and diplomacy, after a fashion, over strife – that is, if the evidence has been understood correctly.
Subclades: Leshak, Vodya, Zembog
Leshak : TTC-729
Leshak Subclade of Veles Clade scattered the adaptation schema of reverse-time reclaimed adapation schema of 729 tactical troika classification vessel into the cladeflow without proving after Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle. Convocations of the Commune Troika have now-time pressure for dispersal to strategic troika.
– partial translation of data included in recovered design schematics of the Leshak
Rodiva : TTC-72
By the prayer of Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle, Rodiva Subclade of Veles Clade relinquished the adaptation scheme of now-time accepted 72 tactical troika classification into the cladeflow of Triglav. Strategic troika have advancing-time pressure for adaptation into tactical subroles conforming to now-time accepted noema of cladistic proving by Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle.
– partial translation of data included in recovered design schematics of the Rodiva
Thus far, Veles Clade has contributed both the 729-TTC cladeship of Leshak Clade and Rodiva’s 72-TTC to the collective’s fleet. Veles strongly believes that Deviant Automata may be useful to the Collective, and wishes for them to be made “sobornost” - that is, to be brought into a state of cooperating with the Clades. This can already be observed in their use of Vila Swarmers, which are launched from their Vila Damaviks and Vedmaks observed in the Abyss.
CONVOCATION OF TRIGLAV OUTSIDE THE STRUGGLE
The “Convovation of Triglav Outside the Struggle” appears to be a decision-making council assembly of the three Clades, which decides on policies and actions for the Triglavian race as a whole. One might compare it to CONCORD or, perhaps more accurately, the Tribal Assembly - independent tribes cooperating and choosing the ideal path forward to serve the greater good of their race.
Type-4 Datastream Gleanings:
Prayer of the Detached Executive Troika for Sublimation of Poshlost Flow has evoked procession from Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle that requires winnowing of all discourses operating as elements in relation to the Ancient Enemy Azdaja through semiosis.
Detached Executive Troika is granted mandate in sobornost to invoke countervailing imperatives without reverse-time proving. Convocation affirms imperative on Detached Executive Troika to maintain playful communion over repeated-time with Clades Assembled and Subclades Militant and Technical.
Repeated-time realization from cladistic proving of augmented foreign narodnaya invoked by Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle has evolved the direction of procession flow. Convocation requires winnowing of all discourses operating as elements in relation to augmented foreign narodnya through semiosis.
Detached Executive Troika for Sublimation of Poshlost Flow has expanded mandate in sobornost to receive outcomes and invoke prayers for response evocation proving of augmented foreign narodnya in playful communion over advancing- and repeated-time with Clades Assembled and Subclades Militant and Technical.
Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle invokes now-time imperative on Detached Executive Troika for Sublimation of Poshlost Flow to winnow through semiosis all discourses operating as elements in relation to deviant automata and corruption of vila autopoiesis. Convocation consent-lock on the noema of poshlost against the noema of sobornost with deviant automata is in decay-flow unfolding mortification on advancing-time cladeflow across (indecipherable) branches.
Detached Executive Troika has now-time imperative mandate to achieve metaxy by circulation of contradictory discourses through semiosis and force relations proving. Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle has evoked consent-resolve of Paramount Strategic Troikas of Perun, Veles and Svarog for this mandate.
Zorya Triglav was the first Triglavian entity to make direct contact with the people of New Eden, announcing themself to be an “emanation of the Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle” and taking over billboards in order to broadcast a message; Drifters must be extirpated, Sansha must be Extirpated, Rogue Drones must conform or be extirpated, and Capsuleers must “prove the direction of their flow”.
Type-4 Datastreams recovered from Semiosis Vaults describe an entity dubbed the “Detached Executive Troika”, which has been granted mandate to invoke countervailing measures without proving, while still being bound to remain in contact with the CTOS. This mandate was then extended to include the response-testing of capsuleers in “playful communion”, or non-hostile/amicable contact, over time moving forward.
ANCIENT ENEMY AZDAJA
AEA Datastream Gleanings:
Cladeships of the 3 tactical troika classification in communion militant of Varpulis Subclade of Perun Clade encountered the Ancient Enemy Azdaja at reverse-time co-ordinates (indecipherable) while processing in sub-18 exclave of conduit loop construct-405. Absolute imperative of poshlost extirpation against Azdaja was invoked without acceptable material realization. Tactical troika of Varpulis Subclade placed a casting of absorbed data into the cladeflow for reflection of Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle.
Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle has affirmed the need for playful communion of repeated-time by the Clades Assembled and Subclades Militant and Technical. The entosis of the Ancient Enemy Azdaja into the loop constructs must be sever-reversed by the volition and merge-consent of Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle. The adaptation schema of cladeships for all tactical troika classifications may be entered into the cladeflow without proving.
Report of the Paramount Strategic Troika of the Leshak Subclade of Veles Clade has reaffirmed the dispersal of reverse-time reclaimed adaptation schema of 729 tactical troika classification vessels into the cladeflow after proving in anti-cladistic mortification with the Ancient Enemy Azdaja. Repeated-time casting and winnowing of invocations of imperative of poshlost extirpation against Azdaja reveals a (indecipherable) acceptable material realization.
Detached Executive Troika for Sublimation of Poshlost Flow dialectical semiosis flow (indecipherable) follows:
Ancient Enemy Azdaja «present manifestation encountered as Vigilant Tyrannos» reverse-time discourse-element (indecipherable) «archive pattern analysis indicates successor entity of Jove Empire of the Chamber of Tyrants» (indecipherable) evocation of poshlost undoubted and imperative for extirpation without proving.
Now-time discourse-element (indecipherable) «recovered materials indicates presence» (indecipherable) unshackled in forbidden dominance arrangement «counter to ideological patterns recovered pertaining to Jove Empire of the Chamber of Tyrants !query++encode|Jovian expansionist polity iter.2.?.?|recode++process! indicating anomaly in ideological development» (indecipherable) pass through advancing-time new discourse-element configuration.
Advancing-time discourse-element (indecipherable) «reinforce request for countervailing measures to be undertaken» (indecipherable) «continue with surveillance and proceed to next stage within predicted time horizon for effective action» (indecipherable) submit to cladeflow.
Datastreams designated AEA recovered from Triglavian Caches have revealed gleanings into the relationship between the Triglavian Collective and the Drifters. An encounter with “Ancient Enemy Azdaja” by Perun cladeships invoked the “absolute imperative of poshlost extirpation of Azdaja” (read: get rid of them at all costs), and led to heavy losses on the part of the Clade. This encounter was reported to the CTOC, and triggered the unanimous cooperation of the Clades assembled for the purpose of unquestionably expelling Azdaja from the Abyss.
The Collective compares the Vigilant Tyrannos to the “Chamber of Tyrants” of the Second Jove Empire - its governing body, but notes
AUGMENTED FOREIGN NARODNYA
AFN Datastream Gleanings:
Cladeships of the 3 tactical troika classification in communion militant of Ognyena Subclade of Perun Clade encountered vessels under guidance of augmented foreign narodnya at reverse-time co-ordinates (indecipherable) in sub-15 exclave of conduit loop construct-89. Corruption of hivelinking was found absent by Ognyena Subclade and invocation of cladistic proving was attempted with mortification of cladeships as the following-time material realization. Transfer conduit of sub-15 exclave of conduit loop construct-89 recorded the proving and released it to the cladeflow for advancing-time studious communion.
Paramount Technical Troika of Gromovi Subclade reports outcome of reverse-time studious communion with records drawn through the cladeflow from many cladepylons of the multibody tracking variant. The sense of metaxy from records was resolved without corruption apparent by the noema that vessels under guidance of augmented foreign narodnya accept the aura-field of the cladepylon.
Cladeships of the 729 tactical troika classification in communion militant of Leshak Subclade of Veles Clade encountered vessels under guidance of augmented foreign narodnya at reverse-time co-ordinates (indecipherable) in sub-24 exclave of conduit loop construct-159. Corruption of hivelinking was found absent by Leshak Subclade and invocation of cladistic proving was invoked. The mortification of augmented foreign narodnya vessels proceeded as the following-time material realization. Ejection of the augmented command nucleus was observed and the foreign narodnya within subjected to mandated extirpation. The tactical troika of Leshak Subclade recorded the proving and released it to the cladeflow for advancing-time studious communion.
Detached Executive Troika for Sublimation of Poshlost Flow dialectical semiosis flow (indecipherable) follows:
Augmented Foreign Narodnya «encountered augmented human entities within singleton format ranges exhibit varied allegiance profiles» (indecipherable) reverse-time discourse-element (indecipherable) «archive pattern analysis suggests allegiance profiles conform to diverse scattering of points in scatter-volume model of civilization development» (indecipherable).
Now-time discourse-element (indecipherable) «specific augmentation profile commonality involves utilization of biological construct enhancement with cybernetic adaptation for personality-level command identity submergence» (indecipherable) cladistic proving invoked at reverse-time and in now-time subject to repeated-time bifurcation of flows in advancing-time.
Advancing-time discourse-element (indecipherable) «forms of contact should be followed» (indecipherable) prayer shall invoke cladistic proving to achieve glorification. Detached Executive Troika for Sublimation of Poshlost Flow with (indecipherable) «continue to next evolution of sampling» (indecipherable) in the proving of noema within the flow of Vyraj.
Augmented Foreign Narodnya, or capsuleers, have garnered the attention of the Triglavian Collective since first entering their Domain. An encounter detailed in AFN1 describes cladeships finding an apparent absence of “corruption of hivelinking” in the pilot, and the subsequent invocation of cladistic proving against the capsuleer vessel, resulting in success on the capsuleer’s part. Another entry describes the effects of cladepylons being accepted by AFN vessels without issue - and yet another describes an encounter in which proving led to the destruction of the capsuleer vessel, followed by the ejection of its “augmented command nucleus” and its prompt extirpation by present Triglavian vessels.
Capsuleers have been observed by the Collective to display a wide range of allegiance profiles, with varying loyalties and motivations - meaning that they do not all serve the same purpose. Moving forward, the Detached Executive Troika and the Collective as a whole will continue to invoke proving, with the possibility of progressing interactions with these augmented entities moving forward.
DEVIANT AUTOMATA VILA
DAV Datastream Gleanings:
Subjunct Technical Troika of Belobog Subclade of Svarog Clade reports to Paramount Strategic Troika of Svarog Clade the entosis into sub-9 exclave, sub-21 exclave and sub-45 exclave of conduit loop construct-63 of deviant automata over repeated-time co-ordinates (indecipherable). Provisional poshlost extirpation was invoked on the observation of destructive mortification of claim-holdings of Belobog Subclade by corrupted vila. Convocation of Strategic Troika of Svarog Clade reaffirms poshlost extirpation invocation against deviant automata and extends it into advancing-time.
Paramount Strategic Troika of Veles Clade rebuke-dissents from noema of Svarog Clade that deviant automata are poshlost irredeemable. Veles Clade now-time affirms tentative playful communion of Paramount Technical Troika of Vodya Subclade for exercise of repeated-time invocation of cladepylon adaptation schema for vila imperative dissemination.
Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle remains consent-locked on the noema of poshlost against the noema of sobornost with deviant automata. The reverse-time entreaties of Svarog Clade of poshlost vila and Veles Clade of sobornost vila stand balanced in now-time with the indeterminate-consent of Perun Clade.
Detached Executive Troika for Sublimation of Poshlost Flow dialectical semiosis flow (indecipherable) follows:
Deviant automata «encountered manifestations exhibit range of autonomy profiles» (indecipherable) reverse-time discourse-element (indecipherable) «organizing principles place highly against archive pattern analysis indicating upper ranges of autonomy for distributed artificial entities» (indecipherable) threat of corruption of vila autopoiesis.
Now-time discourse-element (indecipherable) «requests for comprehensive threat profile modelling are impinging on control norms for testing and analysis» (indecipherable) the consent-lock has invoked now-time imperative to establish noema with (indecipherable) metaxy. «Isolated testing and analysis will be carried out by» (indecipherable) «control measures will be used in recovery» (indecipherable) detached Navka have imperative to return to the domain of Bujan and offer procession to the Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle.
Advancing-time discourse-element (indecipherable) «difficulty of meshing foundational culture motivations with distributed artificial entities» (indecipherable) «despite countervailing measures from higher functions of entities the success of reconnaissance pulses and surveillance scatter indicates continued work to evolve relationship» (indecipherable).
Rogue Drones are collectively referred to as “Deviant Automata” by the Triglavians, and are a subject of fervent debate among the Clades. Differential opinions on the proper response to these entities have been put forward by the Clades, as evidenced by cladepylon descriptions and the DAV datastreams.
Svarog Clade considers them “poshlost irredeemable” and rejects the idea of them entering “sobornost” with the Clades, setting up Deviant Automata suppressors across the Abyss in order to uphold this chosen stance and destroy that which they consider obscene. Veles Clade, on the other hand, staunchly disagrees - believing them to be a potentially valuable addition to their forces in a not-entirely clear way, and moving to consider them “sobornost” Additionally, Veles Cladeships can be observed launching their own Vila in the Abyssal loops accessible to capsuleers. Perun Clade has been observed to be undecided on the subject thus far, leading to a consent-lock within the CTOS concerning what noema will be established.
HIVELINKED FOREIGN NARODNYA
HFN Datastream Gleanings:
Cladeships of the 27 tactical troika classification in communion militant of Dazhbog Subclade of Svarog Clade encountered vessels under guidance of hivelinked foreign narodnya at reverse-time co-ordinates (indecipherable) while processing in sub-12 exclave of conduit loop construct-189. Invocation of the ancient-time accepted noema of extirpation of hivelinked narodnya proceeded with acceptable material realization.
Cladeships of the 3 tactical troika classification in communion militant of Zembog Subclade of Veles Clade encountered vessels under guidance of hivelinked foreign narodnya at reverse-time co-ordinates (indecipherable) while processing in sub-30 exclave of conduit loop construct-477. Invocation of the ancient-time accepted noema of extirpation of hivelinked narodnya proceeded but material realization was unacceptable. Entosis of hivelinked foreign narodnya into body of a 3 tactical troika classification cladeship commenced at reverse-time co-ordinates (indecipherable) and corrupted Narodnya of Zembog Subclade. The Koschoi of the tactical troika advised immolation. The Navka consented and invoked immolation at reverse-time co-ordinates (indecipherable).
Paramount Technical Troika of Gromovi Subclade of Perun Clade reported to the Convocation of Triglav Outside the Struggle the entosis and corruption of multibody tracking cladepylon by hivelinked foreign narodnya at reverse-time co-ordinates (indecipherable) in sub-17 exclave of conduit loop construct-33. Cladeships of the 729 tactical troika classification in communion militant of Dazhbog Subclade of Svarog Clade processed to sub-17 exclave of conduit loop construct-33 and invoked noema of extirpation of hivelinked narodnya on corrupted cladepylon with acceptable material realization.
The HFN datastreams describe members of Sansha’s Nation, referred to as “hivelinked” foreign narodnya by the Collective. The entries describing interactions with these entities suggest caution and rejection on the Collective’s part in contact with them, and a strongly established disapproval on the Collective’s part for this form of life.
In HFN2, Veles cladeships encounter HFN vessels and invoke “ancient-time accepted noema” of extirpation against these hivelinked entities, suggesting that they have longstanding policies against the existence of such forms of life, with significant losses. These hivelinked narodnya then board one of their Damaviks and “corrupt” members of its crew… The Koschei of the “tactical troika” then advised immolation of the boarded/subjugated vessel, and the Navka, assumed to be the Vila Swarmers of the group, complied - eliminating that which was considered a tangible threat. HFN3 describes another seeming boarding, but this time of a cladepylon - which was quickly put to a stop by Svarog Clade through the detonation of said pylon.
There’s a lot to cover when it comes to the Triglavians, and I’ve put together a similarly comprehensive post for the Drifters - as well as for the Enheduanni, whom I suspect also tie into the ongoing Precursor storyline. I’ll be periodically updating this post as the story unfolds.
Ask any questions you want answered below - the more people know about all of this, the more those players might enjoy playing a part in all of it~
(edit 13.04.2019: significantly overhauled the entire post for clarity and future function)