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Varden

The Varden are an extra/inter-universal, multi-dimensional, multi-planar coalition of races founded upon the edicts and principle of Arden.

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by Dyew

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The Varden are an extra/inter-universal, multi-dimensional, multi-planar coalition of races founded upon the edicts and principle of Arden. The group was originally founded to combat a corrupt government on a world of similar name but not location to the world of Terra upon which their future will soon unfold. Over the course of millennia the organization has blossomed into a huge democracy governed by a council at the center of one of the Ayenee universal occurrences. Members of the Varden are called Wardens.

The coalition of races are comprised of many different races and each race has seat at the counsel. Some of the races and a brief description of each race follows.

Ardenian - The direct descendants of Arden and Eluv resemble humans at first glance in all but the shifting color of their eyes. Dyew is a member of this race and details of their capabilities can be located within his profile. The vast majority of Ardenians are deists and the government is a federal constitutional monarchy that could also be considered a federal representative democracy with a parliamentary system. Their home planet location: Ayenee, Rodull, Terra.

Varsahar - The Varsahar are spiritually interred Ardenian volunteers that act as the driving force behind much of the Varden's machinery. Most other cultures believe that the label refers only to a group of sentient machines and valorium constructs. The Varshar carry on among the Ardenian people and share many of their theistic and political views. Their home planet location: Ayenee, Rodull, Terra.

Human - The most diverse and numerous, humans account for about thirty percent of the total population on Varden worlds. They vary widely in creed, color, religion, and culture. They do not call any one planet their home.

Zolarian - Without the Zolarian race the Ardenian people could not and would not have been. The Zolarian are by far the most ancient of races within the Varden. This is the race that Alana was born into. They are extremely strong psions and have the most advanced travel technology. While the majority of the Varden work with advanced armor systems the Zolarian use shield systems as their primary defense. They have a similar appearance to Humans or Ardenians but their eye color shifts very much like the Ardenians but in a range from gold to green. They are almost exclusively atheists. Their government system is considered a federal constitutional monarchy. Their home planet location: Eden, Erza, Zolaria

Solari - Under Construction

Personality

The Pledge


Under the witness of the stars, forward I stand on the brink of anew and as knowing this, grasp do I the sword Valor. Take it do I, knowing in full well, that all things end and that I take this to slow the unyielding force of ending. I take this sword knowing the blood of my sisters and my brothers lies of its blade. I take this to bring them victory where they hath had defeat and hope where they had none. I take this and I swear never do I kill without cause. My blade defends only the innocent and weak. My blade rises only against those whom seek to bring harm to that of which I am sworn to protect. Knowing all this and being of sound heart and mind do I take this sword, Valor and swear my honor. This I swear.

The Code
These are not laws.


A Warden protects the weak and defenseless.
A Warden gives succor to widows and orphans.
A Warden refrains from the wanton giving of offense.
A Warden lives by honor and for glory.
A Warden despises pecuniary reward.
A Warden fights for the welfare of all.
A Warden obeys those placed in authority.
A Warden guards the honor of their fellow Wardens.
A Warden eschews unfairness, meanness and deceit.
A Warden speaks the truth at all times.
A Warden perseveres to the end in any enterprise begun.
A Warden never refuses a challenge from an equal.
A Warden never turns their back upon a foe.

I am sworn to valor. I know only virtue. I defend the helpless. My might upholds the weak. My word speaks only truth. My wrath undoes the wicked.

The Edicts


-- "People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it’s true, or because they’re afraid it might be true. Peoples’ heads are full of knowledge, facts and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool."
-- "The greatest harm can result from the best of intentions."
-- "Passion rules reason."
-- "There is magic in forgiveness; in the forgiveness you give, but more so in the forgiveness you receive."
-- "Mind what people do, not only what they say for deeds will betray a lie."
-- "The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason. The first law of reason is this: what exists, exists, what is, is and from this irreducible bedrock principle, all knowledge is built. It is the foundation from which life is embraced. Thinking is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts nor are they a means to discover them. Reason is our only way of grasping reality; it is our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss that we refuse to see. Faith and feelings are the darkness to reasons light. In rejecting reason, refusing to think, one embraces death."
-- "Life is the future, not the past. The past can teach us, through experience, how to accomplish things in the future, comfort us with cherished memories, and provide the foundation of what has already been accomplished. But only the future holds life. To live in the past is to embrace what is dead. To live life to its fullest, each day must be created anew. As rational, thinking beings, we must use our intellect, not a blind devotion to what has come before, to make rational choices."
-- "Deserve Victory."
-- "A contradiction can not exist in reality. Not in part, nor in whole. To believe in a contradiction is to abdicate your belief in the existence of the world around you and the nature of the things in it, to instead embrace any random impulse that strikes your fancy – to imagine something is real simply because you wish it were. A thing is what it is, it is itself. There can be no contradictions. Faith is a device of self-delusion, a sleight of hand done with words and emotions founded on any irrational notion that can be dreamed up. Faith is the attempt to coerce truth to surrender to whim. In simple terms, it is trying to breath life into a lie by trying to outshine reality with the beauty of wishes. Faith is the refuge of fools, the ignorant, and the deluded, not of thinking, rational men. In reality, contradictions cannot exist. To believe in them you must abandon the most important thing you possess: your rational mind. The wager for such a bargain is your life. In such an exchange, you always lose what you have at stake."
-- "Willfully turning aside from the truth, is treason to oneself."

Equipment

Ships & Space Equipment
Example of Varden Space Warfare


Odin Class Titan
✜ Dimension - 14 km Long Axis
✜ Mass - 2,379,370,000 kg
✜ Description - Under Construction


Freya Class Mothership
✜ Dimension - 3,319 m Long Axis
✜ Mass - 1,615,625,000 kg
✜ Description - Under Construction

Artemis Class Carrier
✜ Dimension - 3,286 m Long Axis
✜ Mass - 1,113,750,000 kg
✜ Description - Under Construction

Mímir Class Escort Carrier
✜ Dimension - 1,874 m Long Axis
✜ Mass - 125,400,000 kg
✜ Description - Under Construction

Field & Personal Equipment


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From Left to Right: Myrkr, Sverd, Koma, and Rond Personal Defense Systems


Myrkr - VP101 - The Myrkr personal defense system is primarily used by snipers and reconnaissance soldiers. This armor uses primarily shield based defensive systems. It does enhance the wearer’s physical attributes as well as their reaction time but not as much as other armors. The user’s senses are enhanced to a staggering degree. Among the additions that are common to all Varden personal armors is an advanced cloaking device that renders the wearer all but undetectable. The short range teleportation system allows for near instantaneous transportation provided the wearer has line of sight with the desired destination and as long as a Varden capital ship is within a range of seven astronomical units. Advanced sensors allow the wearer to more easily detect other cloaked entities. The self-contained and adaptive filtration system of all Varden personal defense systems coupled with the drop system allows a wearer to enter an atmosphere or drop from high altitude and low orbit to arrive safely on the surface of a terrestrial planet.
Sverd - VP102 - The Sverd personal defense system is used by most Varden soldiers. This armor uses a mixture of shield and armor based defensive systems. Its does enhance the wearer’s physical attributes as well as their reaction time by an impressive amount. Its most notable fitting is the suit’s adaptive defense system that allows the suit to adapt to most assaults provided it survives a small number of initial assaults of a specific type. The other system fit to this suit is the adapt system which causes the wearer's physical attributes to shift up or down across the spectrum and on a fulcrum at the soldier's need automatically.
Koma - VP103 - Under Construction
Rond - VP104 - Under Construction

Vanguard - VP105 - Under Construction

Elemental - VP106 - The Elemental personal defense system is rare and almost exclusively used by humans. This armor uses a mixture of shield and armor based defense systems. This system is fit with many of the same advanced systems as the Myrkr, Sverd, Koma, and Rond suits. Outside of the Vanguard system it is the most highly advanced personal defense system the Varden can field.

Lancer - VP14 - The lancer is a magazine-fed, short-to-mid range weapon offering fully automatic fire. Charged plasma munitions are pumped into a cyclotron that converts the plasma into a highly lethal bolt before it is expelled from the chamber. Upon impact with the target, the magnetic field surrounding the bolt collapses, venting superheated plasma onto the contact point. The Lancer can also be fitted with a number of different attachments to include a grenade launcher, different scopes, and other attachments. It can be fielded with a number of different hybrid munition types.

Forge - VP22 - Under Construction

Longbow - VP19 - Under Construction

Arc - VP12 - Under Construction

Breaker - VP12 - Under Construction

Nova - VP8 - Under Construction

History

Event Images & Documents


Conditional Declaration of War - A document transmitted to all parts of known space.

Major Characters


Captain/Warden Arlan, Aaric - Ardenian - The Captain of Liam and Kristen's unit.
Council Member/Warden Falls, Einar - Ardenian - The current speaker of the Varden council.
Major/Warden Durrah, A'dab - Ashur - A nurse on board the Gren/Fox-Hole that treated Liam after he lost his right arm.
Council Member/Warden Oron, Von - Solari - A member of the council.
Private/Warden Vitelli, Liam - A friend of Kristen, recruited from Terra. He falls in under Kristen and Captain Arlan.

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A cat like robot with gleaming blue tinged features and a luminous eye flecked with azure and mithril stalks into the pub, glancing to and fro as if examining the environment for danger.

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A cat like robot with gleaming blue tinged features and a luminous eye flecked with azure and mithril stalks into the pub, glancing to and fro as if examining the environment for danger.

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The cat like robot just remained curled up near the edge of the bar counter like a great cat lounging in the sun.

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The robot that had been lounging near the bar just remained lounging. It did raise its head and focus its ocular on Fora and the man after her for a moment before returning to its original posture.

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The robot observed the events as they transpired, silent, and apparently without emotion. Its ocular focused on Gina and her weapons but it remained sprawled across the floor near the bar counter.

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The robot just continued to lounge, watching. Now it was apparently Alice's turn to taste the slayer wire.

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The robot stayed where it was, silently observing the goings on.

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The robot just continued to lounge at the bar. Apparently it loved to lounge.

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A female voice issued from the vicinity of the robot. It was a hollow, cold, sad sounding voice, but female in its tone. "The glass resonated. It was the perfect pitch to shatter the glass."

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The robot watched the newcomer, Markuss from its lounging spot on the floor near the bar.

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Just the robot and Markuss now. It looked at him, waiting and watching him from its lounging spot on the floor a few seats down. They were alone minus the plushy stuffed bear of course.

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The robot remained unnaturally still as it observed Markuss. "What was that look for?", the female voice sounded from the general area that the robot occupied. The voice was cold, sad, but disturbingly female.

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The thing that resembled and acted like a robot responded to Markuss. "I am a Varsahar, a robotic like body in which is interred a soul." The Varsahar was looking up at Markuss now its attention on the man who sat across from where it lay. "My intelligence is not artificial in nature nor are my emotions.", the female voice replied. "My name is Kathrine." In fact the name was written in more than a few languages on the Varsahar's right shoulder.

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If Kathrine could frown, perhaps she would have. "Thank you for the gesture but it would likely be lost because I can not feel the softness of your palm, the firmness of your grip, or the the sweat on your skin. It is however a kind gesture." Kathrine rose, now standing at the bar and about as tall as Markuss would be if he stood. She or it was looking down at him now. "Do you come here often?", she said to Markuss in danger of sounding cheesy despite her apparent seriousness.

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Kathrine sat upon a bar stool, more to make Markuss comfortable than because she wanted to sit. "It is my first time here. I was asked...", she paused a moment before continuing. "I was ordered to come here in search of someone that may be here. What is your name? You never gave it.", the singular ocular rotated to focus on him.

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Kathrine responded quickly. "The temperature is unchanged. Rest easy. I am not looking for you. It is good to meet you Markuss Jonavich Ian." She lowered her head to gaze more closely at Markuss. "I am looking for a man called Dyew. He is as dangerous as the sword he carries. Have you heard that name before?"

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Kathrine moved her ocular away from Markuss. "He was handsome by the standards of our race but I don't know if you could consider him heavy. Though it makes me wonder if you mean that he is fat when you imply that he is likely heavy." Seems Kathrine was not too good at picking apart lies even if they were told by a man as bad at telling them as Markuss was. "He is dangerous and much wanted by the Varden.", Kathrine said.

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If Kathrine had a brow it would have likely been furrowed. "Then you do know him and he was here last night? Has he been here on more than one occasion?", Kathrine said in a nonthreatening tone. Her mechanical body lowered itself slightly. "He has befriended you? Is this why you are trying to hide his location from the Varden?"

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Kathrine uncoiled like a snake, landing on all fours upon the ground. She did manage to look up at Markuss. "Thank you for the information. It was good to meet you. Make sure you keep your head down in the months to come.", she said and then remained, awaiting a reply if Markuss choose to issue one.

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Kathrine stalked out of Gambits in the fashion and way of a giant robotic cat.

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The blue tinged mechanical cat like robot, familiar to Markuss but not many others stalked into the bar, coiled and lounged at the corner of the bar counter where it had been before. It was the same one evident by the inscription on the shoulder.

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Kathrine's ocular focused on the back of Shelia's head but more specifically the conversation she was having with Markuss. Other than that she just remained like a big cat, lazily lounging near the other end of the bar.

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Kathrine stirred and slowly stalked forward. "Are all the military types of Terra so corrupt that they would antagonize the local population so?". Her cold, hollow, sad sounding voice echoed from the vicinity of the Varsahar. She was addressing Markuss more than Sheila.

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Varden the Varsahar known as Kathrine entered the bar and took her usually seat or more correctly, spot on the floor near the corner of the bar counter. The ocular seemed to be focused on Markuss.

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Kathrine just watched and waited...