The Alterra responsible for adding the secondary programing to the Repository of Knowledge in the final days of the plague era. Lyran succeeded in ascending whereas many of his brethren did not and perished while he was helpless to assist them, bound by the non-interference rules of the Ascended Empire.
4 million odd years after the destruction of the Alterran civilization, the Legacy Project was activated and Lyran made brief contact with the newly converted human, Ryan Stevenson. He gave him some badly needed intelligence on the Ascended Empire and the threat they have posed, then disappeared. Any further contact was deemed too risky. Lyran waits and watches as the Alterra's master plan begins to take place, hoping the Empire doesn't realize their full plans before Stevenson has the opportunity to implement them.