INTO THE GLISTEN VEIL

THE GLISTEN VEIL

In antiquity, humans named the light reflected from the star SAO 19158 as the Iris Nebula. Fleeing the oppressive Sodality, refugees colonized hidden worlds of the nebula two centuries ago, naming their new home the Glisten Veil and formed their own freedom-loving society they called the Sovereignty of the Veil. The Glisten Veil is six light years, or two parsecs, across and located over thirteen-hundred light-years, or four-hundred parsecs, from Sol System.

These hidden refugees set out to build better worlds than those left behind. But, the Sodality refused to forget these refugees, eventually pursuing them across the stars, then waging war on the fledgling civilization. After decades of bitter conflict, the Sodality finally overwhelmed the Veil resistance. Crushing and purging all dissent, the Sodality genocide eventually remade the worlds of the Glisten Veil into a model of Sodality civilization.

THE ARMAGEDDON MOONS

Ninety days ago, the alien Spectres savaged the worlds of the Glisten Veil, destroying space fleets, crippling system-wide, orbital, and ground-side infrastructure, and unleashing tailored biological agents and shock troops upon the unsuspecting populaces. The Spectres arrived on rogue moons launched deep into the Veil systems which settled into wide elliptical capture orbits around their intended victim worlds, inflicting massive damage on each passage through periapsis. During these passes, biological strikes, and waves of attack troops increased the devastation already caused by massive tidal changes brought by these moon’s gravity and proximity.

REBIRTH

Help for these beaten, ravaged worlds arrived from an unexpected source. A small group of hidden Sovereignty troops have awoken from decades of cold-sleep in a camouflaged cometary listening post, ready to fight once again for their highest aspirations, rebuilding their lost freedom-loving society from the wreckage of their Sodality-oppressed worlds.

ADVENTURERS HANDBOOK

GUIDES HANDBOOK