Important Companies, Organizations, Orders & Figures
Army of Virtue - The Army of Virtue, sometimes referred to as the Virtuous Host, was created by the Nine Virtues as a massive conquering army designed to sack the great Egyptian Empire and wipe out all those who stood against Yahweh. A near apocalyptic war called The War of Virtue brought about an end of their tyranny and liberation for humanity, but at a great cost.
Azrianism - Azrianism is an Anakim religion that had its origins in the 15th Century BCE during the Azrian Purges, and the Diaspora that followed. The term essentially means "follower of Azarya", the goddess who is believed to have created them. At the conclusion of the War of Virtue in 1425 BCE, the pharaoh Amenhotep II had coined the term "Azrian" as a derogative name for the Anakim remnant left over from the Army of Virtue. Years later, the Anakim that settled in Eastern Europe began calling themselves Azrian as a way to be proud of their divine heritage.
What started as a minor philosophy soon became a movement, and the movement became a religion. They soon began to organize pilgrimages to Ireland, where they believed Azarya was from. Thus, Inis Fail (Ireland) was seen as their ancestral homeland.
Azrians are militant and fanatically anti-human. Though they wish to have their own land and be left alone, they believe a reckoning with humanity is coming. And they await the right time to finish what they started when their forebears were known as the Army of Virtue.
Azrian Underground – A designated terrorist organization by several governments around the world, the Underground's stated goal is to retake Ireland. Their origin dates back to the 5th Century CE, when Christianity came to Ireland. It was founded as an underground resistance group against Christians who hunted them as pagan worshipers across the Emerald Isle. They have been fighting the human authorities ever since.They are led by a mysterious and immensely powerful Azrian known only as the Kind Man.
Coptic Church of Alexandria – Everything you need to know about the church can be read here. But what you won't see there is probably its most important function: it harbors the only known hidden resistance against the Human Right government across the Middle East and North Africa. This dates back to the Council of Chalcedon in 451 CE, when it broke away from the rest of Christendom.
Knight-Sworn, The – Ancient militaristic order founded by the Lady of the Firstborn some 3000 years ago to protect humans and Anakim from the forces of the Phantom Queen. They are headquartered beneath the ruins of the Temple of Artemis in Selcuk, Turkey, but have garrisons at all Firstborn temples and places of interest around the world. They are sworn by oath to the Lady of the Firsborn to eliminate any and all threats to Firstborn interests and have been imbued with some of her powers to carry out their lifelong mission. The Knight-Sworn report only to the Ephesian Council, which is a completely autonomous organization.
Firstborn (aka the Arbiters) – Neither heroes or villains, they are impartial arbiters and the Enemies of Virtue. They represent divine law and will in the Shattered Star Universe. They are more commonly known as the Black Cloaks for the long black cloaks they don. Founded in 1427 BCE by the archangel Gabriel at the Divine Council in Ephesus, the Black Cloaks are divine arbiters of the Great Divines sent to maintain balance to the world by defeating Virtue. They are who a deity sends to settle disputes, once and for all.
The Black Cloaks are: The Arbiter of Zeus (the Lady of the Firstborn), the Arbiter of Odin, the Arbiter of Vishnu, and the Arbiter of the Jade Emperor. They are known as the Firstborn for they are the first born of their kind and the Firstborn of the Gods. The Arbiters contain immense power and act with the favor and will of their parent god. Nothing in the world is more powerful than they are.
Human Right Party– The powerful political party currently running Egypt. It has passed the Human Right Act, an oppressive law designed to keep the Anakim down and in control. They are philosophically aligned with the Far Right and believe God intended mankind to dominate the Earth. To them, the only thing that matters is the absolute supremacy of the human race. And they will stop at nothing to ensure that.
Veiled, The - Highly skilled assassins under the command of Al-Muqanna (the Veiled Prophet), secretly headquartered within the Coptic Church of Alexandria. The Veiled and particularly their leader, the Veiled Prophet, work for the Black Cloaks, targeting persons of interest on behalf of the Black Cloaks with deadly precision.
The Nine Virtues - Anthropomorphic representations of the nine virtues of sentient life, created when the Phantom Queen Azarya persuaded Yahweh to select some of his most powerful angels to lay with the daughters of nine kings, who were the nine enemies of Egypt. Each ruler was targeted for a specific emotional attribute. The Nine Virtues are: Innocence, Forgiveness, Mercy, Morality, Justice, Devotion, Faith, Hope and Temperance. The Virtues are unkillable, immortal entities whose sole purpose was to control the people of the Egyptian Empire by shrouding their faith behind a mask of virtue, which made their gods susceptible to Yahweh's influence. This would weaken Ra and his pantheon enough to be eliminated by Yahweh and his Judgement. The Nine Virtues and their all-conquering Army of Virtue enslaved the peoples of Western Asia and North Africa about 3000 years ago.
The Firstborn directly attacked them in 1427 BCE, launching the War of Virtue.
Scion Labs - One of the largest alternative technology companies in the world, based outside of Cairo. Scion Labs has played an integral part in the hidden war between humans and Azrians. Most notably, the development of Thought Technology, which created the Watchers. It was formed when the current Egyptian president and a powerful group of investors, bought up many smaller tech companies to form the giant that it is now. The company is currently run by CEO Liran Solomon, the president's handpicked successor.
The Morning Chronicle - An online publication in London that has offices in select cities around the world. Most notably Cairo, where they have a large following. It employs intrepid reporter Brenda Mae Buckalew. The digital newspaper gained notoriety in Britain for its extensive coverage of human-Anakim relations in the UK and Ireland, its investigative reporting into Scion Labs in Egypt, and its coverage of Anakim suffering at the hands of the Human Right governments across the world.
Recently, it has begun running a series of stories about the legendary Black Cloaks (the Firstborn), and how they may be tied to recent events. Specifically, the Geneva bombing and the unusual sightings and activities in Ireland and Egypt.
Once thought of as a fringe, conspiracy theory website and not taken seriously in journalistic circles, The Morning Chronicle has become a leading voice for the people, and a source of breaking news in the human-Azrian conflict. It is one of the most visited websites in the world, with a very large social media following.
Watchers – Specially trained and augmented human agents developed by Scion Labs. Their abilities are heightened by neural implants using their patented Thought Technology. They are designed to hunt down and capture or kill rogue Anakim in violation of the Human Right Act.