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High Guard Military Science
past three centuries have seen an explosion in armed conflict-between
governments, mercenaries, Magog raiders, terrorists, pirates,
slavers, privateers, and any number of armed formations.
The known worlds are currently awash in a flood of cheap
gauss guns, plasma mines, attack nanobots, and other easily-used,
mass-produced implements of death. And in the Darwinian
universe of the post-Fall, the strong are all too willing
to turn their weapons on the weak, with predictably lethal
The only restraint on the carnage has been the general degradation
of war fighting capability since the days of the High Guard.
Standing armies, nuclear warheads, and armed spacecraft
are all expensive, and few of the remaining governments
have economies strong enough to field large fleets and armies.
Also, the general level of military technology has declined
substantially during the Long Night. Warship armor, ECM
and stealth technology aren't what they used to be, the
capability to build nova bombs has been lost altogether.
Only a few areas of military tech have shown significant
advances- notably the shockingly advanced Point Singularity
Projector used by the mysterious bounty hunter Jeger, and
the powered combat armor favored by some units of the Knights
of Genetic Purity.
historical and research purposes, we've retained an information
database on the former High Guard-at one time the most powerful
military organization in the known worlds, now only a memory
one notable exception. Under the leadership of the Andromeda
Ascendant, efforts are being made to rebuild the Systems
Commonwealth and train and equip a new High Guard. The program
is still in its embryonic stage, so until the program bears
fruit, consider this section a reminder of the greatness
and strength in arms that once was-and may be again someday.