Last time on Altera novum, Prologue The Heroes of Earth united the planets of the galaxies, and pushed the remnant of Kordi's Empire into hiding and almost out of existence. The Heroes of Earth then formed the Powers Academy to promote security and safety to it's people. Without a proper government however, the Academy was doomed to fail. Several planets banned together and had a one sided cold war with the Academy. This lasted for 42 years until the Academy helped the planets to create the Galactic Federation. The collection of the planet's governments under one banner. The Federation governs the people, and the Academy serves the people. In the present day, The Federation and the Academy work together in most efforts, and rarely but heads anymore. Yet there are many sentient beings out there who still fear the Academy's power. The Story so far Ansel was born a science experiment, a weapon. Created by his unkown father, and left for unkown reasons, Ansel was left without a home, family, or purpose. He destroyed a large population of the planet he was created on. The Powers Academy was sent in to capture him, and they succeeded, but not without their own losses. He would have been marked for death, if not for a mysterious woman named Mistress Blake. She offered him a life, under her command. Ansel will face the fear from others for his power throughout his life, however he is not the only one. Aach-Ti was born a Crinis, the same race as the infamous Krodi. For this, the Crinis people where mostly hated by other sentient beings. "One Bad Apple Spoils The Bunch." the people seemed to say. Aach-Ti however, wanted to change that. His race was naturally gifted in Psionic abilities, and many feared their bad blood would start another rule under one being. Aach-Ti was given the chance to redeem his people. Having been trained under Mistress Blake, one of the founders of the Powers Academy, the young Crinis began his struggle against diversity. But it seems even his 'allies' wouldn't give him the trust he desires. Kallard, a human born and raised as an orphan, spent his life in the military. Across countless battle fields and a harden veteran, Kallard suffers from a case of PTSD and now makes his life as ISP agent. He moves about his system going beyond the law, punishing those who make sinful lives, with freind from beyond the known worlds... "Correction. Your ship is free to go about your personal business. Please enjoy your stay. On behalf of Ergo Corporation we apologize for any inconvenience." Mr. Star's face gained a puzzled look, "Odd... Ergo is usually more careful..." He stops short when the ship's consoles starts blinking, and Sek looks at one of the consoles, "The console, it has a encrypted message from a rarely used ISP encryption protocol. Which must have been on purpose, because he knew our PA communicators would be able to decrypt it, since we regularly work with ISP..." "ISP? I thought the Powers Academy didn't fly here?" "Since an ISP is kinda like a detective, but assigned to a particular planet, I think it stands for Inter-Solar Police, that means we don't necessarily have jurisdiction here, seeing as this is an artificial planet and is consider private property, but we force them to have some of our law enforcement here. Something about how they can skirt the law in many areas such as research and worker rights. or something, I don't know." "I So this guy is a friend of ours? Why is he being all secret?" "Beats me, but the message has a bunch of pictures. One of which is the Wym guy you guys where fighting before. He's labeled 'Mentat' for some reason. It seems some one worked up a whole file on this guy, personality; self absorbed, arrogant, believes himself to be above other sentient beings in the universes, egotistical... abilities; all of them mental, but he's not known for teleporting, has a keen tactical mind suggesting military training of some sort... known allies, plenty of Ergo Corp employees that suggests he is being harbored by them, a few unknown leaders of some types. several gang leaders... Let's see, another photo seems to be a detailed image of a building with Mentat in room 12. The entrances seem to be in rooms 4, 7 and 3. It also seems to have the best kind of shielding known to sentient life... magic psionic, cosmic, it can protect from just about everything. Also at the end of the message all it says is," "From a friend"