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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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The Progenitor was a possibly mythical shapeshifting being that, according to the Founders, created the universe and everything in it. The Founders believe that the Progenitor took a population of 'solids' and imbued in them its own malleable characteristics, thus creating the Great Link.

The Progenitor later disappeared, leaving the Founders unable to procreate, though with very long natural lives. After being unsuccessful in their attempts to find it, the Founders withdrew to the Omarion Nebula, from where they sent out the Hundred to lure the Progenitor to a system close to, but outside, the Omarion Nebula.

In 2376, it was believed the Progenitor had returned and Odo, Laas and Indurane investigated. They later found what they believed to be the Progenitor, although it had been killed by the radiation of a isolytic subspace weapon detonated by the Ascendants. The death of the Progenitor left the Founders crushed by guilt at what they had done to the Hundred, and thus, to the Progenitor. With their only hope for saving themselves from extinction now gone, the Great Link dispersed, with most Founders choosing to live in isolation, even from each other, though some Changelings chose to remain in small links together.

Taran'atar was told of the Progenitor's existence by the Female Changeling. This made him doubt the divinity of the Founders. (DS9 novels: The Dominion: Olympus Descending, Warpath)

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Element Lad

Element Lad of post-Zero Hour continuity.
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Tarn Arrah (father), Garra (mother)


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Jan could transmute the elements of his own body; he was often exploring the nature of existence as a human-shaped crystal, metal or even wood.


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Legionnaire, Ruler of a galaxy

The sole survivor of the planet Trom, Jan Arrah can transmute elements.

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-- Element Lad



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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

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The Progenitor was a massive female firaxan shark that lived in the Hrakert Rift of Manaan. She was believed to be somehow responsible for producing kolto, and was the center of intense spiritualism by the Selkath, who believed her to be the ancestor of their species[1]—which she possibly was. The Selkath also believed her to be the guardian of kolto.[1] The Progenitor's immense size and strange capabilities seemed to be linked to the Star Map she swam about, which may have mutated her with the Force, like the Rakata were notorious for influencing the growth of planets and species. However, some scientists believed that she had reached her large size from feeding on kolto, which meant that she must have lived for a very long time.[1]

When the Galactic Republic established an undersea outpost within the Hrakert Rift, the Progenitor went berserk as the scientists began to harvest her precious kolto.[1] The firaxan sharks, believed to be her children,[2] began attacking the station, and a strange phenomenon initiated by their mother drove the Selkath scientists to insanity, causing them to attack and eat everyone around them.[1]

Once distress calls were sent from the underwater base, the call was answered by the Jedi Revan. After fighting his way through the murderous Selkath, he discovered a fanatical scientist named Kono Nolan had worked on a poison which in theory could kill the Progenitor, but his assistant Sami believed that doing so would pollute the waters of Manaan in ways that may never be corrected.[1] Following Sami's advice, Revan destroyed the kolto harvesting machine, and the Progenitor immediately calmed down, even allowing him to approach the Star Map.


Behind the scenes

The Progenitor's status as the source of the kolto and also the most feared creature below the waters of Manaan may have been inspired by the gigantic sandworms of the science-fiction novel Dune, where the juvenile form of the sandworm is the spice melange, found only on Arrakis, and which the sandworm defends aggressively.

Alternate Ending

If Revan chooses the dark side option, he instead pumps the toxin given to him through the ventilation system of the kolto harvesting machine, killing the Progenitor, polluting the waters of Manaan, and destroying all kolto on the planet that had not been harvested. In-game, the prices of medical equipment rise appallingly. Revan is also banned from Manaan for destroying the kolto, unless the player chooses the right responses to successfully blackmail the judges and avoid banishment. Also, if the player immediately admits to it, he or she will be executed.


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