Who Guards The Multistellar?

Eight hundred years from now, humanity thrives on forty worlds connected by wormhole-like gateways in a civilization affectionately nicknamed The Multistellar. Utopian on the surface, The Multistellar is not without its troubles. Such a civilization with its impressive technology and reach must make a tempting target for forces both external and internal hoping to influence or even undermine it. Fortunately, humanity has a vastly powerful guardian, a sentient AI known as 5374-1, The Confederation Management AI, or most commonly, Mother. But, what are her true motivations?