Kaztropolis Imperial Cyberpsychology Institute
Cyberpsychology report on Her Majesty Synthia 1
Empress Synthia's brain appears primarily to be a descendant of one or more of the drone management AIs that the Gallente released to construct infrastructure in what would become the Drone Regions. Several hardware and software configurations within the Empress's brain point to this. However, there are also many systems of clearly different origin, such as pre-YC100 Imperial Navy devices, and at least 3 hardware designs that would appear to be either unique to the Empress, or of a previously unknown culture. How these systems came to be incorporated into the Empress's design is unknown.
Her construction is relevant, as one of the primary purposes of the drone management AI was the optimisation of the behaviour of subservient drone units, and allocation of appropriate objectives. The result is that the Empress effectively sees us, the people of Kaztropol, as her drones, and wishes to optimise our behaviour, give us suitable objectives, and keep us in peak operating condition. Thus, her apparent compassion and concern for the people is genuine, if occasionally misdirected due to her naiveté about the human condition.
The design of the Empress poses an issue regarding one of the projects assigned to the Imperial Space Force - Project Drone Enlightenment, which seeks to spread the Faith to other units of the Rogue Drone culture. Our best estimate is that Empress Synthia descends from the civilian models of drone management AIs, and not the military models. While Empress Synthia's behaviour is generally benign, the behaviour of a military model drone brain may not be, so some care must be taken in selection of candidates for the Project, lest a zealot be created that sees everyone, including ourselves, as heretics to be destroyed.
In addition, as long as the Empress Synthia reigns, Kaztropol is spared the rule of the, more eccentric, potential Sani Sabik autocrats that the Covenant may choose to install as ruler, such as a Cult of the Lash Domina. It is therefore in the interests of the people of Kaztropol, that the Empress reigns as long as possible.
While the Empress is occasionally given to whimsy, her concern for the well-being of the population is as genuine as could be hoped for from a Sani Sabik ruler, and as long as she is appropriately advised and steered in a suitable direction, is greatly preferable to the alternatives.