In the distant future, in a faraway galaxy called Lornia, there were several home worlds fighting to gain control of a device of immense power. They called this device The Eternal Relic. This relic was used for several millennia to help developing home worlds throughout the Galaxy grow and prosper. But one day, an evil emperor named Maylik decided to use it for conquest. The relic became a weapon of mass destruction, almost completely destroying the home worlds of Auxlor and Ekodo. All the home worlds in the Lornia Galaxy came to the aid of Auxlor and Ekodo, and united to overthrow the evil emperor Maylik. Maylik used the Eternal Relic on himself, wishing for immortality and to be one with the relic, but something went terribly wrong. The relic exploded into several pieces that were spread all across the galaxy, and Maylik vanished. The victorious home worlds each grabbed an Eternal Relic Fragment for themselves that were left floating around the epicenter of the explosion. Each took their fragment home as a trophy of their victory. Maylik’s fleet, relieved that they were no longer under the command of such an evil ruler, returned back to their home world carrying a fragment back for themselves.
After a few of centuries of almost pure utopia throughout Lornia, no one was concerned with the Eternal Relic Fragments. Most lifeforms forgot about it, and the whereabouts of them was long forgotten. The story of the Eternal Relic and the evil emperor Maylik eventually turned from fact to myth and became a common tale told to young children.
There was peace in the Lornia Galaxy for 1000 years after the fall of Maylik. Then, suddenly, strange things began happening to all the home worlds in Lornia. The effects were subtle and different to each home world, and most lifeforms ignored them, thinking they were just changes to the natural evolution of the planet and its lifeforms. However, after nearly a century, the effects were large scale, devastating to some home worlds. Some effects were life threatening, others lead to economic hardship, and some completely changed entire ecosystems. The most severe changes mutated lifeforms. There were also positive effects to some home worlds. Some lifeforms with terminal illnesses were mysteriously cured without explanation. Some worlds flourished with resources which they never had before. Others gained the ability to rapidly improve their technologies making them leaders of the known galaxy.
The home world of Tabishi quickly grew into a prosperous planet where resources suddenly became abundant, nobody lived in poverty anymore, and no one ever seemed to get sick while on Tabishi. Tabishi was known in the galaxy mainly for its great and power capitol city, Emor. Emor was a planet-wide metropolis, with layer upon layer of structures extending upward into the clouds. Tabishians had extreme fortunes, and had developed machines to do the mundane tasks of everyday life. Life was easy and almost effortless if you wanted it that way. The only thing that really mattered was self-actualization, where an individual tried to be the best at everything by striving for perfection, mastering every skill, and having a positive public appearance.
Many other worlds across Lornia were affected, as well, such as the arctic penguin planet of Crydor which was experiencing global warming, and the miners on the once mineral rich planet of Xortix were suddenly unable to find any resources. The home world that seemed to be getting hit the worst was the planet of Pondura. The Pondurans were once a rich and powerful farming community that provided the majority of food resources for neighboring planets in their solar system, but they contracted a virus that mutated them into zombie-like lifeforms which caused them to stop their agricultural production, and shift to a more “carnivorous” diet. They eventually were given the nickname of “Infeckterz” for the infectious zombie like virus they contracted. The Pondurans, even after becoming Infeckterz, were a very intelligent race and focused most of their time and resources on a cure for the awful disease which ransacked their planet. After endless trials, the Pondurans could not even make the slightest bit of progress to mitigate the virus.
In their desperation, the Pondurans approached the Tabishians and asked for their help in eradicating the disease that was ravaging their lives. The governing council of Tabishi, after deliberating for less than ten minutes, voted not to help Pondura. They had already done preliminary research on the disease and the outcome for a cure was doubtful. They predicted they would have to burn heavy amounts of resources and time to develop a cure with a low probability of success. The Tabishians did not want to tarnish their “perfect reputation” if they couldn’t come up with a cure. The rejection to help the Pondurans concerned several Tabishians. Although the majority of the lifeforms agreed with their council, many did not.
The Pondurans, fearing they had nothing to lose, decided they had to invade Tabishi in order to obtain their advanced technology and resources to save their race. This Zombie Invasion started the chain of events that lead to an all-out war across the entire galaxy.
The home world of Rennok, located in a neighboring solar system, had resource Garrisons and Fuel Depots set up all across Tabishi since Tabishi cannot have a large military as per the treaty over 1000 years ago when they lost the galactic war. The Rennok are contracted to provide “protective services” and interplanetary transportation to Tabishi. The Rennok are a fierce race, having the most powerful military in the Lornia galaxy. They have Research Facilities set up on many home worlds, with some of the most impressive military Tactics. They are also explorers and scavengers, collecting technology from other home worlds to use in their military.
While the Rennok basically act as Tabishi’s military power, there are a few guards outside the city walls of Emor commonly known as the Defenders of the City. These defenders are just local people from the city of Emor who are using their advanced technological devices to give protection that the Rennok do not provide.
The growing number of sympathizers of the Pondurans thought that they should help at all costs. A few of them knew that a secret group of scholars in the galaxy were theorizing that the Eternal Relic Fragments were not a myth, but real, and somehow they were activated 1000 years after the fall of the Maylik Empire. Some scientists believed that Maylik had placed an activation clock in the relic parts prior to his disappearance, so that if the device was ever rendered in pieces, that they would somehow try to signal other parts so that they could be put back together. If true, then the parts of the relic, by themselves, were so powerful that the beacons created by each of the parts were causing the effects on all the home worlds in Lornia, and the continued effects were compounding. These Tabishians believed that when the Eternal Relic was broken apart, it created an imbalance between all of the Eternal Relic Fragments since it was no longer a single device of ultimate power, but now multiple devices of varying power, some effects being good, and others devastating. Many of these scholars also felt responsible for what was happening, since many of them were the direct descendants of Maylik.
Eventually, other Lifeforms in the Galaxy discovered that the Eternal Relic Fragments were activated somehow and are no longer just dormant broken pieces of a once powerful device. Many of these Lifeforms embarked on an exploration for the Eternal Relic Fragments. Some Lifeforms want to gain ultimate power, some want the wars to end and peace to be restored, some just simply want to collect the fragments to determine what kind of power is capable of being harvested from them. No matter the case, the home worlds are off on their journey to find pieces of the Eternal Relic discovering new lifeforms and challenges along the way, and thus, the Crusaders of Lornia have been deployed.