This is the Order of the Apparition. The Order is a Covert Faction focusing on Espionage and Assassination, but diversified to accommodate to a range of different aspects.
…was a codename given to the Advocacy dispatch team tasked with escorting Senator Terrence Akari of Terra, while negotiating peace with the Xi’an. The three member team, chosen by a mysterious figure known as the Prophet, consisted of ominously named operatives, each with their own task.
This three member task force succeeded in their mission. Peace was at last a viable option between Humans and Xi’an. This peace, in turn led to the cracks in the Messer Era System, greatly weakening the Advocate. The three member task force, now referring to themselves as The Mind, set out to create an organisation in which they could share their collective expertise with new trusted members. The guild, now known as The Order of the Apparition, was officially founded in the year 2790.
Two years later, the tragic Massacre of Garron II took center stage in galactic policy. The Order of the Apparition had knowledge of the situation, and was ready for swift assistance. The vid-footage of the deliberate behavior was released to an activist group by the Seeing mind, under an anonymous name. This, in turn, overthrew the Messer era, and the Order secured enough votes for Erin Toi of Earth to become the new Imperator. It is two Order ships (under UEE colours) who escort the newly formed Fair Chance Act for revision by the members of Human Planets. This was the Order’s first major operation since establishment.
In the year 2800, The Order is approached in secret by a Senator of the UEE, who requested guidance on galactic stability. That same Senator later proposed the idea for the UEE ark, which was promptly built. The Order faded into the background (even further) during the next 70 years. They re-emerged from this hibernation a mightier guild, and adopted the Chronos System as their base of operations. The impending Synthworld project would need the resources and protection of the Order if it was to be free from political sabotage and wayward pirates. By the time the first survey ships arrived on scene, the newly commissioned Idris-class Corvette, Silence, was a common sight in the system, and (with some coercing) was mentioned as a non-threat. Synthworld construction continues to this day, under Order protection.
Until the year 2899, most members of the Order used the RSI Aurora as a guild ship, even though all members are free in their selection of vessel. Its common appearance and versatility was reflected in the basis of the Guild’s function. After 2899, an evolution occurred. The Origin Jumpworks 300 series was released, and became the ship of choice for the guild, due to it’s stealth factor, upgrade capacity, and speed. The ship is still widely used today.
To this day, The Order of the Apparition continues to function as a primary source of intelligence, assassination, and critical escorts to the Galaxy, with a primary goal of objectively furthering Human interests.
We are to be experts in all aspects of the game. Unseen consultants, tacticians and commanders who, when they enter the fray, have the power to change the course of current events, and vanish just as quickly as they came.