As previously mentioned, the cone-shaped beings (CSBs)are native residents of Earth and have been identified in the fossil record for at least a billion years. About 500 million years ago the Yithians came to Earth in a non-corporeal form, being minds of pure energy (more on this in a subsequent article), and inhabited the bodies of the CSBs.
Immature Yithian (by Paul Carrick)
It is hypothesized that prior to the Yithians taking over the bodies of the CSBs, these Terran creatures used little to no technology. However, it should be emphasized that this does not mean the CSBs had low intelligence. In fact, more than likely they were quite intelligent, which is one of the reasons they were chosen for “occupation” by the non-corporal Yithians. The CSBs were probably like the whales or dolphins of today; very intelligent beings that utilized no technology. However, once the Yithians possessed the CSBs, the Great Race was born and this resulted in a dramatic evolutionary jump, a sort of “punctuated equilibrium in technology.”
The Yithians had to use the resources available in both our Universe and our world. The Great Race started to build Cities with huge libraries, as well as various vehicles used to transport them over great distances. As HPL describes, the Great Race created “huge boatlike atomic-engine vehicles” as well as many decked boats, titan, projectile-like airships and gigantic submarines.
Possible rendition of a large, multiple-decked Yithian airship (forum.nationstates.net)
Most of the Yithian technology produced on Earth was powered through electrical repulsion. Essentially matter in our Universe can be electrically charged, which means it has an excess (negative charge) or shortage (positive charge) of electrons. Similarly charged material repel each other, while oppositely charged material attract each other. There is a relationship between an electric force (which can be defined as an influence that changes the motion of an object [hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu]) acting on a point charge due to the presence of a second point charge; this relations is mathematically described as Coulomb’s Law. Thus, the electric force between two charges can be calculated using Coulomb’s Law ([hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu).
Coulomb’s Law (from hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu)
If two similar charges were concentrated at two distinct points in space, say 1 meter apart, they would move away from each other under an incredible amount of force, which would have the potential to generate an enormous amount of energy. As we understand our Universe, a Coulomb of charge is never collected at one point. For example, as electricity moves through a wire, there is never a large deviation from electrical neutrality over the entire wire. Thus, we do not see or generate such large amounts of energy through electrical repulsion. However, maybe the Yithian’s knew how to concentrate the charge into a discrete point in space, thus generating large amounts of energy. Using this technology in the bodies of the CSBs they would have the ability to build the large airships, vehicles and submarines that HPL identified in The Shadow Out of Time.
In addition to modes of transportation and Great Cities, the Great Race also used their technology to build other devices such as their ” apparatus like mind projection machines” and strange electrical weapons. I will discuss the mind projection machines in an upcoming article, however, I will briefly discuss the weaponry here.
The Great Race did occasionally get into altercations with other species on Earth such as “reptilian or octopodic invaders, or against the winged, star-headed Old Ones who centered in the Antarctic.” However, these incidences were fairly infrequent. To defend themselves, the Great Race had a large army, whose primary weapon was a camera-like device that produced “tremendous electrical effects.” Again, it appears that most, if not all, of Great Race technology was based on harvesting the incredible amounts of energy generated by focusing electrical repulsion in small discrete points in space.
Is this fossilized artifact of the ancient technology of the Great Race? (from http://www.yog-sothoth.com)
In spite of the altercations with other residents on Earth, the majority of the Great Race’s military concern and focus was on guarding and defending themselves against the “things” imprisoned in the great sealed trap-doors in the lowest subterranean levels of the dark, windowless and abandoned elder ruins. Next time the discussion will focus on these imprisoned “things” – known as Flying Polyps. Thank you – Fred.
Yithians defending themselves against Flying Polyps. Called “Yithian Hero” (from Spore by Cryptdidical)