Humanity has been curious since they first began as cavemen. It was that curiosity that led them to discover fire, and weapons, soon becoming the crow magnun and reaching the top of the food chain on Earth. From there, they made leaps and jumps in the discovery of new technologies, and eventually, traveled to the moon for the first time. However, in their triumphs, their greatest are their discovery of ways to kill each other, which in turn is also their greatest downfall. While other races were already taking to the stars within 100 years of the discovery of the propulsion engine, humanity has only been among the stars for 600 years, several of those being spent attempting to quell the Koprulu Uprisings.
The Koprulu Sector was the first of many places to be discovered by humanity and they quickly sent colony ships to colonize in 2259. However, an accident occurred and these ships crashed upon arrival. Several hundred years went by, and, in 2499, it had its first political take over. Two alien races, the Zerg and Protoss, assisted in these problems, but didn’t take major roles until 2500, when the UED sent it’s Expeditionary Force in 2500, a horrible period which ended in the annihilation of the Force by the Zerg. In 2504, Jim Raynor leads a rebellion that ultimately ends in the death of Arcturus Mengsk, the leader of the Terran Dominion, and the “freeing” of the Zerg. With the Zerg no longer a threat, Earth returned, with early Gladiators called Hoplites, and establish their rule by the year 2510. Eight years later, after rapid expansion, trouble begins.
In the year 2518, the colony of Angus goes dark, with investigations showing no trace. Several other colonies go inexplicably dark. Several teams are sent to investigate and none can find a lead to the reason why. Then in 2523, the mysterious threat is identified as the Magnus Empire, a group of alien races set on Humanity’s extinction. Managing to rally together a defense, the UESC held the line until all the civilians that could be saved were evacuated. The Magnus-Human war had begun.
The Magnus Empire Lore:
The Magnus Empire is made up of multiple alien species. All equipped with highly advanced technology due to the genius of one of the races. Each race serves a purpose in the armies. Their motives are to take over the galaxy and slaughter all who stand in their way. The races that join the empire join because of the sway of ascension to near godlike power with technology. This Empire is led by the Terads.
This empire was first established between the Darsalins, Safrilians and Terads in 2389 when the Terad’s proposed this to the other races in its solar system, who also agreed with them. Soon they started scouring neighboring solar systems for such relics. They stumbled upon races in which the Terad’s proposed for them to join the Magnus Empire. All but one of the races in the neighboring solar systems declined. The race to join was the Paululus’s. The ones who declined were exterminated; one was still quite primitive and was unable to defend themselves from a planet cracker beam. The others were able to fight back and thus there was a hundred years of war between these races, who joined together to destroy the Magnus Empire. But in the end they were ultimately destroyed.
In 2495 they had reached another solar system; in this one they did the same offer. The races to join were the Darsalins and the Feralins. The rest were destroyed in only a few years thanks to the dedication of the Darsalins and the accuracy of the Feralins. This led them to being able to venture into another solar system by 2500. Here they had discovered the Juvalins. The Juvalins joined from being so open to suggestion. When they refused to use the energy weapons of the Magnus Empire all the races were taken aback. And when they started hybridizing technology the other races were surprised. There were also two other races in that solar system. One was destroyed from only Juvalins, Paululus’s and Feralins. The other race was destroyed by the planet cracker.
In the year 2518 they came across another solar system with life. This solar system had the human race. Seeing the humans as pitiful excuse of sentient life the Tareds lied about offering the humans the same proposal as they did the other races and instantly had the first planet they came upon destroyed. They had successfully destroyed several human worlds without being identified until 2523. In 2523 the humans finally started to create a defense against the Magnus Empire, and the war started for real. It was no longer going to be a walk in the park for the Magnus Empire.
Races of the Magnus Empire
Darsalins (http://gone-batty.deviantart.com/art/Darth-Maul-practice-112517592): The Darsalins look just like humans in every regard, except for their horns. As well as the fact that many have full body tattoos. They are stronger and faster than normal humans. Their intelligence is far enough for them to build energy weapons and create clean energy. They are to be reckoned with on the battle field as they are usually hiding in the shadows or invisible from the cloaking devices that are given to them. Their vehicles still have wheels and their flying vehicles still use aerodynamics. But since they were incorporated into the Magnus Empire they utilize the anti-gravity vehicles provided.
Paululus (http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=Halo+Grunt&offset=120): The reason for the Paululus masks is the fact they require a way to breath in a gas only found on a few planets in their home solar system. This gas has no effect on other species, so it is pumped into the ships of the Magnus Empire. When they lack this gas for long enough their systems start to break down, slowly killing them in a painful way. They are short squat creatures with little strength when compared to all the other races, with the exception of the Feralins, which they match in strength. They have a fast reproduction rate and are powerful in swarms, which makes them the perfect cannon fodder. It is rare to find a Magnus Empire squad without Paululus’s within it. They are weak willed and extremely stupid, their knowledge not going further than what the human society of the early 21st century.
Terads (http://sgthk.deviantart.com/art/Protoss-Zealot-114750441): They are roughly 2-3 meters tall. They lack mouths so they speak through some sort of telepathic powers. They have powerful eyesight and feed like plants using photosynthesis. For them the artificial lighting of their cruisers work well, if not better than sunlight. They are strong and fast and have four joints. Their eyes shine for an unknown reason and are extremely intelligent. They are capable of making energy weapons that are powerful yet small and are able to make large space crafts that disobey physics itself. Their weapons are expensive so they are only given to the most worthy Safrilians and Darsalins, as well all of themselves. They are seen in battle only rarely, and when they are they are extremely dangerous. They have built cheap to make shielding devices that all the races, except the Juvalins, are given. They are the leaders of the Magnus Empire and find humans a disgusting species.
Safrilins (http://rettgar.deviantart.com/art/Elite-Without-his-armor-181888109): They are taller than your average human, being 2-2.5 meters in height. They have quadruple hinged legs, allowing for long jumps and great speeds when running. They have two thumbs, an index finger and two middle fingers. They are extremely strong, easily able to pick up the average weight human and are agile. Their reaction time is quick and they have better senses than the average human. They have two hearts and four mandibles as jaws. They are extremely intelligent and are just slightly under the Terads in their area of intelligence. Their technology is at a scale in which they can use cloaking and are able to build energy weaponry and small vehicles that are able to hover above the ground utilizing anti-gravity.
Juvalins (http://missile-me.deviantart.com/art/Life-sized-Silicone-locust-from-Gears-of-War-298317994): Being 3-3.5 meters tall and hulking with muscle these beasts are known as berserkers. Their skin is tough and is able to take the shots of civilian pistols with nothing more than a bruise. They have multiple hearts, making them even harder to kill. They are quite fast allowing them to charge at enemies. They are resistant to toxins. They have great eyesight and even better sense of smell and hearing. They have the same strength of technology as the current human mind. They refuse to use the technology of the other races and instead hybridize their own and the technology of the other races. When the Juvalin’s get enraged they drop their weapons and charge at enemies and attempt to kill them with their fists and/or knives.
Feralins (http://vertify.deviantart.com/art/Chimera-Resistance-Game-Render-316896081): Feralins are slightly smarter than Paululus’s and make for excellent snipers with all weapons having amazing eye sight and understanding of weapons. Their eyesight is greater than all the other races in the known universe. They are as strong and fast as humans and are often found to act like human’s off duty as well. They utilize the energy rifles of the Safrilins to great effect and can often be found reverse engineering them as well. But more often than not this causes the weapon to explode when fired. They are about as tall as your average human and have four eyes. They have large fangs for teeth and often use these to eat human flesh after a successful battle, and if it weren’t for being punished for eating the remains of others in the Magnus Empire they would as well.
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