Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!=='''Culture'''== Id-Thun culture is deeply rooted in a few key points; the maintenance of the strict, accurate recording of historical events; maintaining a peaceful academic society; and the preservation of the species. ===Accurate Historical Record=== The fervent, near zealous need to accurately record historical events can be easily linked back to the events following the 1,000 solar year [[Kaolun-Idsutaolum]] (rough trans: End Wars). In the wake of the massive information leak following the final days of the End Wars, and the resulting government coup, the Id-Thum made a promise to their species to never again let politicians keep secrets or warp historical facts to their benefit. For the last four millenia every Id-Thun has had its individual experiences "uploaded" to a network of collected and shared memories called the [[Id-Thumlidin]] (rough trans: Sky Mind of the Id-Thum). The Sky Mind, a massive bio-cybernetic organism, then sorts, categorizes, and generates a 100% factual summary of any event free from bias. Since the end of the End Wars, The Sky Mind can be accessed telepathically at any time by any Id-Thun on Ka-Mar (this was previously a privilege of the upper class alone). Unfortunately there does not appear to be a way for a non-Id-Thun to view the contents of The Sky Mind because, as the native name they've given it would imply, the Sky Mind is partially Id-Thun in both mental and biological traits. The Id-Thum, however, have been known to translate and transcribe specific content from the Sky Mind for races they consider friends. Through the Id-Thumlidin and its protectors, the highly trained [[Id-Thane]], the Id-Thum have the luxury of a near perfect index of historical accounts for the last four thousand years. As expected, this has had a dramatic effect on their culture. It is not a stretch to say the Sky Mind is the pride of their race, with countless visual, auditory, and extrasensoral artworks created with the Sky Mind as inspiration or the direct topic. The [[Thumlidin-yasarsoni]] (rough trans: Celebration of the Sky Mind) is a major 6 solar day celebration of the creation of the Sky Mind, during which work is forbidden. Approximately 3 of the solar days are spent combing through the events the Sky Mind has recorded, during which time Id-Thum are expected to learn from their past so they might create a better future. The remaining time is spent eating, drinking, gift giving, and generally having a good time. ===Peaceful Academic Society=== Another devlopment resulting from the End Wars, Id-Thum dedicate their entire lives to the study of a topic chosen between the ages of 20 and 25 solar years. As a result of the Sky Mind's vast database of information the most popular topic of study among Id-Thum is history, followed closely by alien culture, medicine, and mathematics. All Id-Thum are expected to contribute to society in some way regardless of whether or not their chosen research topic is put to use, but it is also expected that each Id-Thun is and remains an expert on their topic for life. For the most part, Id-Thum are content to learn and explore. Strangely enough a large number of Id-Thum dedicate their lives to the study of warfare, though many of those studying it will go their lifespan without ever using a weapon. If an Id-Thun dedicated to this research were asked why a peaceful race would have need of such knowledge, the answer would be a simple, "To avoid war at all costs one must understand why it occurs, how it progresses and – if necessary – how to end it." Id-Thum deeply enjoy conversation with (and this is encouraged) other Id-Thum who do not share the same field of research. They believe that it is by becoming well-rounded individuals with an understanding of many topics that society can be prosperous and peaceful. ===Preservation of the Species=== The End Wars left the Id-Thum population devastated. Over the thousand solar-year civil war billions of lives were lost and, when the dust had settled and sanity regained control of the populace, a civilization of 10.25 billion was reduced to 2 billion. It is no wonder following the aftermath of the End Wars and its resulting fertility problems that preservation of their species has become a focal point for the Id-Thum and their culture. The first goal of the surviving Id-Thum was to create a medical system which quickly and efficiently dealt with not only disease, but also physical injury. In the thousand years following the End Wars great medical strides were acheived to preserve the current population and extend its lifespan to procreate as much as possible. Unfortunately there has yet to be a cure for the Id-Thum fertility problem, which they have come to call [[Zartok-Ligtharum]] (rough trans: Pestilence of Our Folly, colloquially The Pestilence). While most females appear to be fertile, it is very difficult to find fertile males. The Pestilence shuts down the nerve endings and cripples neurons in the reproduction center of the Id-Thun male brain, making the [[id-lignaros]] (rough trans: mind meld) responsible for conception absolutely impossible. Not only does the Pestilence remove the ability for male Id-Thun to begin the mind meld, but the crippled neurons completely remove the desire to do so. Medical experiments to repair or replace the nerves and neurons have so far failed to achieve positive results. While replacement of both has been successful and mind melding has been acheived, there has yet to be actual conception. This is further complicated by the fact that afflicted males born post-End Wars aren't aware of what a successful mind meld is supposed to feel like, and cannot elaborate on what might be going wrong. As a result of the Pestilence, fertile males are well guarded and held in very high esteem. It is not uncommon for them to mind meld with many females over their lifetime because, although they are fertile, the Pestilence has made it possible for the offspring of even a fully fertile couple to be infertile. While Id-Thum mate for life, it has become common practice since the End Wars for fertile males to impregnate the females while the female's infertile mate takes a strictly parental role in the relationship. Unlike many species, the act of conception for the Id-Thum is not a symbol of love or trust, nor is it practiced recreationally. It is meant purely for procreation and the preservation of the species. In order to save any possible fertile males from a wasteful death, it is against Id-Thun law for them to enlist in the military. The all-female Id-Thun standing army, while very effective, is very small and not well suited for large scale war. See [[Id-Thun military]]. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the The Future Universe Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://thefutureuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Id-Thun"