The Fleetmind, known to its friends as Petey, is a colossal compound AI currently engaged in a war with the Pa'anuri in Andromeda.
The concept of a Fleetmind was first used shortly after the Battle of the Buuthandi in order to coordinate rescue of the gate-clone prisoners. This consisted of Admiral Breya's coalition fleet, and was essentially a hivemind of every AI in the fleet, centered around Petey of the Post-Dated Check Loan. This Fleetmind dissolved shortly after the fleet's escape from the system, although the ex-Fleetmind units kept in touch.
In an attempt to correct some bugs in his psychology, Petey had been building an HV-1 version of himself. When the Post-Dated Check Loan was destroyed by the Ob'enn, the mini-Petey survived in a minitank and was recovered by the Scepter of Unrelenting Pain. Using stolen Project Laz'R'Us technology, Petey grew himself a physical Ob'enn body (making himself technically a cyborg) and used it to take over the Scepter. He then dismantled the ship for its fabber, used it to create unfettered AI vessels of his Devastator and Penetrator designs, incorporated them into a new fleetmind, and declared war on the Ob'enn. He grew more bodies, used them to take over and incorporate more Thunderheads, and began systematically squashing the Ob'enn military and de-indoctrinating the survivors, hoping to eventually take the "psycho" out of "psycho-bear".
Petey was eventually recruited by Captain Kevyn Andreyasn to stop the Core Project. He in turn gathered a coalition fleet, stopped the Project from being activated, and then fought and won the resulting Core War against the Pa'anuri. He promptly incorporated the entire coalition fleet, converted the Project into a giant power source, and headed to Andromeda to take the fight to the Pa'anuri.
He is not only fighting in Andromeda, he is also colonizing it. His reasoning was that if he got the militaries of the Milky Way to help him, that would leave the way open for aggressors back home to take over, so he simply conscripts the aggressors first. His known recruits include the Tohdfraug fleet, the Kestronan Insurgency, and even some factions of the Ob'enn. He is considered a sovereign power in the Milky Way, although he sometimes wonders if "god" would be more accurate. His territory is known as the Plenipotent Dominion, and his formal title as ruler of it is Emperor Pius Dei.
- Perjurious Discourse
- Polysyllabic Designation - Devastator-class
- Pretentious Drivel
- Pretty Dangerous
- Pretty Dinky (Destroyed)
- Plaited Daisies
- Predictably Damaged I-VI
- Potato Dumplings
- Piece Docent
- Priority Delivery
- Painstakingly Defenestrated