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The Dark Revolt was a conflict between dissenting Obsidians and The Society, wherein the Obsidians attempted to free themselves from bondage and overthrow the Gold government.

According to Pierce Brown, the Dark Revolt was caused by the Golds attempting to cull the massive Obsidian population down to more controllable numbers. There were many Obsidians bred for war during and before the Conquering, in order to use them as soldiers to conquer Earth. After the Golds successfully conquered Earth, the lingering population of Obsidians then had to find a place in The Society. Since Obsidians were restricted to roles involving war and combat (as guards, soldiers, etc.), the huge Obsidian population needed to be downsized in order to meet the shrunken demand of postbellum Society.

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An Evening with Pierce Brown- Extended Q&A Footage

A timestamp from an interview in which Pierce Brown talks about the origins of the Dark Revolt

Little is known about the specifics of the conflict, but the Dark Revolt failed, resulting in the massacre of 90% of the Obsidian race. As a method of keeping the remaining Obsidians in check, the Board of Quality Control instituted Norse mythology among Obsidian tribes, restriction of technology, and strict rules regarding touching among Obsidians. Additionally, the vast majority of Obsidians not serving in The Society were constrained to the icy poles of planets such as Earth and Mars.

Battle of Peitho

The Battle of Peitho was the last battle from the Dark Revolt before the Obsidian genocide. After the battle, Golds culled the Obsidian and then conducted social and cultural re-engineering on the Obsidian Color. They introduced Technophobia to their culture, changed the Patriarchal structure to a Matriarchal structure. Allfather became allmother. Longol sociological structure became Norse. They used an inversion of the division protocol Golds implemented on Reds. They also changed the language from Tetkjr to Nagal. However, some phrases persisted through remnants discovered by Ozgard in old Temples on Mercury[1].

  1. Dark Age, Chapter 37, Ephraim: Heart of Venus
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