The Apparatus are a highly advanced race of 20 machines that have shaped the multiverse as we know it. After the Source colapsed on itself it's energy spread across a void of basic matter and energy. This abyss of basic forms of mater and energy bonded and fused with the energy of the Source. 20 of these peicses of energy bonded with enough mater and became sentient. They quickly immproved there bodys and became what would seem like science fiction level of tech to even the greatest scientest and enginiers that would come to be. The 20 robots shaped the abyss into 20 diferent sections of time and space creating 20 seperate universes.