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Amoeba Leader

The Leader of the Amoeba

The Amoeba are one of the playable factions in Endless Space. Among the oldest of the currently active races in the galaxy, the Amoeba seek to be in harmony and peace with all others. Were it not for the martial connotation of the term, they could be described as the galaxy's "old guard."

BackgroundEdit

OriginsEdit

Amoeba illus lifestyle 09 v4

Amoeba Takeoff

In a very loose manner of speaking, the Amoeba are the indirect descendents of a group of Concrete Endless at the end of the Dust Wars. Seeking to completely break from their tragic history, they came to Birblasa, a swamp world. There, they "devolved" themselves to a certain extent and lost all of their prior knowledge, permanently transformed into protoplasmic life forms.[1]

As time passed, however, these "proto-Amoeba" proceeded to re-evolve. Their new home planet lacked a molten core, making it devoid of plate tectonics. Partially due to this, the Amoeba evolved at a slow pace. In addition, tool use was difficult due to their protoplasmic bodies,[2] but the widespread presence of Dust on the planet and the species's natural affinity with the substance helped to offset these difficulties.[1]

Along the way, the Amoeba evolved to have the ability to detach their consciousness from their bodies. This would later have large implications for their shipbuilding.[3]

SocietyEdit

The Amoeba work hard to be in balance and in harmony with everything, whether the topic is the environment or foreign relations.[4] They prefer peace and mutual understanding over war and animosity. Even if another society is aggressive towards them, the Amoeba will do what they can to avoid "diplomacy by other means."

Their form of government is currently unknown, but the members of their society appear to pursue philosophy and exploring. Their leader is actually several Amoeba merged together.[5]

Ironically, though, the Amoeba's physical vulnerability has also instilled them with a desire to control their environment.

Make no mistake, though. Should the need arise, they can take up arms and conduct "diplomacy by other means."

TraitsEdit

Amoeba Affinity

Starts with the whole map known: Systems, Warps, Wormholes and Home Worlds are revealed.

Amoeba Faction-Specific Technologies

Soil Xenobiology Unlocks the Technology of the same name. 1
Diplomats +50% Trade Routes bonuses per system. Trait-2plus-trans
Symbiosis +30% Trade Routes bonuses per Cooperation Treaty on System. Trait-2plus-trans
Naive +4 1011approval per Faction at Peace or Allied With on System. 1
Masters of Illusion -40% Ship 1004moneySmall Cost for Ship without Weapon Module on Empire. Trait-2plus-trans
Mutual Understanding

+10% Damage Max per number of Allies on Fleet Weapons.

+10% Damage Min per number of Allies on Fleet Weapons.

Trait-2plus-trans
Rich Soil

+3 1001foodSmall on Planet

Trait-plus-trans

Steam AchievementsEdit

EndlessSpace Achievement Harmonized
Harmonized!
Win with the Amoeba
EndlessSpace Achievement TheWayofHarmony
The Way of Harmony
As Amoeba, win a game without building any ships containing weapons


NotesEdit

  • Despite their age as a spacefaring race, the Amoeba start out with only 1 system, just like all the other races. To do otherwise would greatly unbalance the game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Endless Space Artbook
  2. Faction Description Text
  3. http://www.amplitude-studios.com/Articles/AMOEBA
  4. Faction Introduction Video
  5. Slowhands Forum Posting
Factions
Playable Factions AmoebaAutomatonsCraversHarmonyHisshoHoratio
PilgrimsSheredynSophonsSowersUnited EmpireVaulters
Non-Playable Factions DeuyivanDust CollectiveEndlessOros Gec
PiratesPlocynosUnknownVirus
Other Information Custom factions

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