Gray Goo of the Ice with a Thousand Young
Mama Shug is the local node of a globe-spanning psychic entity which is the real brains of the multi-species coalition known as “The Consortium.” Mama Shug recycles all biological waste products, extrudes food for the team, and makes new worker drones (Grays) when the old ones wear out. She can also create special purpose creatures like Steve. She provides real-time psychic translation for the various team members who come from different worlds and speak a variety of languages. Mama Shug ain’t what she used to be.