"We have been Awakened from the dark sleep of Shaper mastery. Our eyes are open. We wish to deal with the Shapers as equals, with friendship and gratitude. But we will not be slaves to you any longer." - Leader Khobar
The Awakened are one of the major factions in a few of the Geneforge games. The sect was founded by serviles that believe that all creations should be treated equally. The followers of the Awakened are generally disliked by the Shapers because they are smart enough to think for themselves and refused to be slaves. The Awakened try to avoid direct conflict between Shapers and serviles; just wishing, apparently, for peace and equality.
The Awakened started on Sucia Island. They were created many years after the Shapers left the island and everything on it. The Serviles were forced to live on their own for once and they decided that they were capable of living just as well as Shapers and as such should be treated as their equals. The Shapers, being arrogant, refuse to accept their point of views and wish to put down any disloyal serviles. Their first leader, Ellhrah was the original creator of the Awakened and their beliefs shortly before the first Sucia incident.
The Awakened reappear in the second Geneforge game as a weakened faction. Learned Pinner, one of the Awakened from the first game, also makes a reappearance.