If you people are saying that it's something the vasari have created, it must of been an inside job an rebellion of some sort, I mean come on. It can't be some bad experiment that they did, that went wrong. Mutated and revolted against them (Commies) Remember that Vasari are the tortureous sort of species that enslave beings to get the best outcome out of it all.
But it's fun to predict what will happen. I've got another thesis. Maaaaaaaybe...
It's there past ancestors that have mighty power that was forgotten over years. No one gave a crap about them because they were less technologically developed, but secretly they had an object which was powerful enough to transform minds against them just like in 'Transformers'