Formations >> K.O.G.P.
Formations of the
OF GENETIC PURITY
the fall of the Systems Commonwealth, many political, philosophical,
and religious movements sprang up seeking to find meaning
in the chaos and despair gripping the known worlds. But
none were more pernicious than the Knights of Genetic Purity.
Founded a decade after the Fall by a cadre of human former
High Guard officers, the Genites put the blame for the Commonwealth's
fall squarely on the use of engineering to alter the human
genome. With their motto of "a pure universe for pure
humans," the Genites quickly attracted a huge number
of devoted followers and proceeded to wage war against the
Nietzscheans as well as other humans they determined had
been "corrupted" by genetic engineering. With
legions of supporters and access to a wealth of high tech
weaponry, the Genites slaughtered millions of Nietzscheans
and other engineered humans, and for a time looked set to
succeed in their goal of purging the human gene pool of
all they considered impure. Only an ad hoc alliance between
the Drago-Kazov and other Nietzschean Prides eventually
succeeded in defeating the Knights of Genetic Purity after
a series of pitched, bitterly fought battles across the
Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies.
the Genite threat had been crushed, the Nietzscheans quickly
resumed their internal quarrels. Since that time, groups
claiming to to be successors to the original Genites have
periodically arisen, once a century or so, though none as
organized or effective as the original Knights. Persistent
rumors maintain that the Genites have secretly established
a power base somewhere in an isolated region of space and
are in the process of rearming in preparation for another
crusade, but these reports cannot be confirmed at this time.