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Guberniyas are planetoid-sized Sobornost machines made of computronium. Used for numerous purposes, each one is under the control of a single Sobornost Founder, and houses their copyclan and any captured gogols.

The Guberniya are multi-role vessels, serving as Sobornost headquarter structures, war machines, and vir cages. The vir cages are used to imprison threats, with the most notable being the Dragons.

There is one Guberniya located inside Venus. The other four remain mobile, shifting throughout the solar system.

The energy and materials required to create and operate a Guberniya is sourced using the process of sunlifting: extracting mass and energy directly from the Sun.


The Sobornost
Ideas Great Common Task · copyclan · Founder
Founders Matjek Chen · Joséphine Pellegrini · Engineer-of-Souls · Vasilev · Hsien-ku · Sumanguru