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Race: The Apex

The Apex are a playable race in Starbound, resembling Apes. The term "Apex" may refer to an individual member of the species ("an Apex"), to a group ("some Apex"), or to the species ("The Apex").

The Apex were enslaved by an Apex named Big Ape and now many rebel against him.

Background[edit | edit source]

For millenia the Apex were close to human in appearance until breakthrough research into accelerated evolution lead to the creation of the “Vestigi-Evo Process”. The VEP allowed the Apex to trade physical devolution for intellectual evolution.

The Apex operate under a collectivist regime controlled by the Miniknog (The Ministry of Scientific Progression). Each Apex dedicates his life to the survival and progression of the Apex as a whole. The nature of this regime allowed the VEP to be administered species wide in less than 10 years.

The most honored members of Apex society are those chosen by the MiniKnog to donate their bodies to furthering the VEP. Those chosen for the experimentation process are rarely seen again, but their names are said to be inscribed on the wall of the chosen which sits deep within the Ministry.

For a time the MiniKnog received criticism from several prominent Apex for what appeared to be a bias towards selecting only the poorest in society to be members of the chosen. This criticism was silenced however when the critics themselves were selected.

There are whispers of a rebel group ready to denounce the MiniKnog and lead the Apex into revolution. But in Apex society discussion of dissension is punishable by death.

Relations with other races[edit | edit source]

It is unclear how the Apex or Miniknog view their neighbours, although they are likely to be suspicious or downright hostile to the Floran race as they view the Apex as a delicacy (evidenced through various investigations of Apex furniture as a Floran). However, it is safe to assume that the Apex-supremacist Miniknog attempts to demonize the other races as a means of propaganda.

Gameplay effects[edit | edit source]

If the Player chooses to be an Apex, certain things are different:

Apex Ship[edit | edit source]

Apex Ship Upgrade Levels[edit | edit source]

Level 1[edit | edit source]

Apex Ship Upgrade 1.PNG

Level 2[edit | edit source]

Apex Ship Upgrade 2.PNG

Level 3[edit | edit source]

Apex Ship Upgrade 3.PNG

Level 4[edit | edit source]

Apex Ship Upgrade 4.PNG

Level 5[edit | edit source]

Apex Ship Upgrade 5.PNG

Level 6[edit | edit source]

Apex Ship Upgrade 6.PNG

Level 7[edit | edit source]

Apex Ship Upgrade 7.PNG

Level 8[edit | edit source]

Apex Ship Upgrade 8.PNG

Notes[edit | edit source]

The Apex may be a reference to "Planet of the Apes." Most of Apex history is unknown.

the title of MiniKnog is a nod towards George Orwell's book "1984"

References[edit | edit source]