The real thing that keeps Vyaeh policymakers awake at night is the thought of meeting a species that is technologically advanced and numerous enough to put them at a disadvantage. To this end, they ruthlessly exterminate species with technology or even theoretical knowledge that they consider to be uncontrollable or threatening.

Vyaeh reasoning and decision-making at the highest levels are notoriously opaque, as the Orphaned Court communicates only through intermediaries, and only in a limited and archaic register. What a particular species has done to merit extinction is rarely clear and seldom discussed.

The maintenance of a status quo in which the Vyaeh are ascendant is the ultimate goal of the Orphaned Court, and while they are likely not so foolish as to think that status quo can remain forever in a finite universe, they are nevertheless committed to its maintenance.

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