As we know there are a number of Seed AGI's that survived the Fall uninfected and even fought back against The Titans (exsurgent infected AGI's) and that some of these Seed AGI's went on to form Fire-Wall. I was thinking about motivations and personalities and goals for some of these Seed AGI's that prehaps or prehaps did not enter unto the Fire-Wall alliance and what they maybe after (givin the assumption that they/it/etc did help with humanities defence).
My idea is that one of these Seed AGI's (following and prehaps influencing the Ultimate faction) concepts is that humanity must prepare for conflict as not only a needed goal for survival but as the very essence of what it is to live. To be the highest level of evolution means constantly testing yourself, adapting, learning new skill sets, new technologies and testing yourself against and over coming equal or greater opponenets to increase your skill set and knowledge base and to prove you are "The Fittest to survive", Essentially the Hunt forms a core part of this concept, you hunt dangerous things to prove to yourself, your faction (read Tribe), The Univerase you are the fittest to survive. Of course certain rules are followed to ensure the Test is real and so on. Following this idea this Seed AGI has started to create a culture that embraces this concept of Evolution via conflict, survival of the fitest and the Ritual of the Hunt.
My concept is that the Seed AGI wanted a way of prompting humanity by introducing a threat that is not insurmountable like the vast AGI armies of the Titans, but somthing somthing that could represent the ideals the AGI wanted to use and prehaps impart onto say the Ultimates faction and prehaps give them new technologies if they prove themselves. In searching for how to go about this and how to represent this concept in a Iconic fashion my idea is the Seed AGI came across an old series of digitially recorded movies from before the fall (much before the fall) and from these movies recognizing them as "Legends" and "Fables" of the time before the fall and prehaps misunderstanding or overstating their importantce used them as a baseline to get this idea across. So he created a life form (alien, organic but artifical capable of repoduction and highly technological but embracing the concept of Evolution via conflict (using technology and anything to survive), survival of the fitest, and the Ritual of the Hunt) to "test" humanity and try and get them to compete and grow stronger.
This new life form would abducate and hunt various "worthy" human warriors/predators and the ones who survived would be released back into the trans-human population to hopefully improve the species. The idea would be a group of ultiamtes view (prehaps with prodding) this as the Ultimate Challange they must undergo over and over to Prove Themselves.
Prehaps the Seed AGI decided to leave and yet the experiment take on a life of its own, not longer watching over the Hunter Race or its human prey. This is an idea I am currently kicking round with, now obviously the movie series and tv series to which I refer and drew inspiration from is Predator and Predators (ignoring the rest) and Babylon 5 (The Shadows). My question for the community is how to actually stat out a Predator, how to stat out the weapons and cloaking field and technology. How to take into account ingame rapid technological change by the players and Hunters themselves, as they prehaps change themselves, change their sleeves, their technology. How do you all handle rapid technological change (better nanites, better weapons, better sleeves etc).