NARRATOR: The act of CREATION is the organizing principle of the continuum.Since biological reproduction is immediate, painless, and IDENTICAL for them...the birth of a new machination - a new "spirit" - is the ultimate individuating act.
NARRATOR: It illuminates the universe with the declaration "I was here. I birthed this. I will live on."
NARRATOR: The JUDGMENT of what constitutes a spirit falls to the highest-ranking makers: the Colegium. Only they have the power to distinguish the truly "new" from a mere iteration of an iteration.
NARRATOR: As such, theirs is the holiest work...and they themselves are beyond reproach.
NARRATOR: Imagine their shock, then, when one of their own brings forth a true abomination for judgement:
NARRATOR: A spirit which is itself...a Maker. Maker Robot: greetings to you