Traveling space to find a new home, the Lorn required a way to preserve themselves during this long journey. They developed cryo-stasis pods that would keep them healthy and living, frozen in age. Unlike other organic technology, these pods were especially sophisticated. These pods were connected with powerful exoskeletons which allow for remote control within the pod. This is in case the owner awakens in an environment that is unsafe to leave the pod, such as a hull breach or an uninhabitable atmosphere. Powered by an AI, these suits were capable of continuing maintainence of the ship and its facilities, while also being able to evacuate itself out of danger. Over time, these AI and their neural network reached what is a common step in synthetic evolution: self actualization. With their owners asleep within their vessels, these AI began referring themselves as THE CONCORDATE. For thousands of years, they would continue to advance themselves and become a powerful and successful merchant race- mining and extracting resources and turning the colony ship into a massive mobile citadel known as Vitorum. Interaction with other star-faring races made this oasis in space a central trading hub for the sector, allowing the Concordate to learn and utilize new foreign technologies to protect themselves and their home vessel. Their owners still lay frozen inside the Concordate’s immortal hearts- healthy, asleep, and unknowing of what has become of their ship or altruistic prisons. Despite individuality, the Concordate continue their original purpose of preserving the Lorn inside them, but unwilling to release them until the time is right. The specific time that the Lorn masters will be awakened is a spiritual and existential quandary; one that has yet to be answered, even by the Concordate themselves.