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.