Fantasy / Sci-Fi

The New Reality

Within  the  universe  there  are  those  born  unique.  Simply  labelled  as  Adepts  by  the  many factions vying for independence  and  control  over  others.  Adepts  are  those  born  with  the  unique  ability  to  wield  both  magic  and  psionic  abilities.  These  people  are  usually  trained  from  a  young  age.  However  how  long  do  you  think  you’d  stay  “enlisted”  in  the  military’s  of  various  organizations,  all  warring  upon  one  another  day  and  night?  And  so  many  adepts  banded  together  in  secret,  and  fled  from  their  respective  commander’s.

 Despite  not  being  able  to  use  either  magic  or  psionic  abilities or  having  very  limited  skill  many  gladly  joined  the  cause  of  the  adepts.  The  Stewards  an  order  of  regular  people  that  have  sworn  to  aid  and  support  the  free  adepts.  The  stewards  and  their  adept  mentors  began  building  their  temples  across  the  planets  and  galaxies,  spreading  their  influence  of  assistance  and  benevolent friendship  to  others.  A  religion  was  formed  worshiping  the  adepts,  a  foolish  error  was  the  adepts  ignoring  it.  In  the  coming  years  this  religion  became  quite  close  to  the  existing  central government  of  the  surrounding  worlds.

Over  time  the  church  integrated  into  the  government  too  much.  A  stand  off  between  the  church  and  military  took  place.  The  head  priest  and  ruler  at  the  time  entered  the  church.  After  exiting  the  ruler  declared  joint  ruler ship  with  the head priest.  A  few  years  later  the  ruler  perished  and  the  military  once  more  was  in  a  stand  off  with  the  militants  of  the  church.  And  in  a  sudden  uprising  the  militants  drew  into  open  conflict  with  the  military  during  its  attempted  uprising.

The  new  Militant  Order  began  a  fierce  campaign  of  encouraging  their populations  to  join  the  order.  All branches  of  defense  and  military  being  absorbed  as  militants.  The  militant  order  then  “collected”  the  adepts  they  could  find  and  sent  them  to official  academies.  Emerging  as  the  newly  branded  Inquisition of  the  Militant  Order.  The  Inquisition  and  its  militants  began  bringing  order  and  peace  through  fierce  campaigns  on  all  forms  of  crime.

The  Militant  Order  goes  into  open  conflict  with  the  adepts  spread  far  and  wide  and  those  who  support  them.  This  conflict  rages  with  a  fury  for  a  few  years.  However  with  most  major  groups  of  adepts  taken  or  killed  the  conflict  mostly  quieted.  The  far  colonies  of  the  Militant  Order  entered  open  rebellion.  The  Colonial  Monarchy  was  formed  and  though  many  battles  take  place  between them,  There  is  a  tentative  peace  being  kept  between them  to  avoid  active  conflict.

 

With  the  coming  of  a  new  age,  the  criminals  of  the  universe  are  actively  supporting  rebellious  populations.  Just  enough  to  keep  The  Militant  busy,  The  most  notorious  of  them a  pirate  renowned  for  manufacturing  his  own  supplies.  Calling  himself  the  forge  lord  of  the  dark  reaches.  His  fearsome  reavers  appearing  at  random  to  strike  at  merchants  and  military convoys.  With  powerful  artillery  ships  and  fearsome  carriers  spewing  forth  swarms  of  potent  well  trained  and  well  armed  pirates.

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