Galactic Strategy | Tactics | Action! Found an empire and expand across the stars, command massive fleets in interstellar conflicts and pilot powerful warships as you battle for victory in Heathen Engineering’s Terran.
|May 11 2013 Anchor|
The Hand is a collection of Terrans and Dwerrian still loyal to the creationist way of the ancient human race. There doctrine states that
The Hand appears as an intolerant, hypocritical society on the surface yet it is the Hand that has offered shelter to Faction refugees risking a war they couldn't hope to win and despite their shaky founding has quickly grown and prospered in a mere 140 years to control the second largest holding in the known galaxy and without a single war.
The Hand owes much of this to their lineage; formed from the merger of 2 powerful factions the Inquisition and the Faith a most unlikely union.
The Inquisition much like the Hand of today lived by a strict dogma though not one of the sprit; the Inquisition where self-proclaimed “technomancers”; through selective breeding they cultivated a line of Terran with unmatched levels of integration and declared the science of nano cyber genetics the soul domain of Terran’s stating that non-Terran integration was akin to genetic warfare against Terran’s. It was around this time that Dwerrian and several of the lesser races where experiencing there first successes with nano cyber genetics; the same catalyst that spawned the Terran race from its Human ancestry; in truth it was simple xenophobia.
The Faith on the other hand where an open society accepting “pilgrims” from all races and living by an ancient human way of life and openly assisting the lesser races with nano cyber genetic research. Faith Terran’s like the ruling class of the Inquisition could trace their ancestry and there cyber components
The Faith military was almost non-existent when the Inquisition declared them heretics and began bombarding there worlds however the alliances the Faith had constructed with the lesser races coupled with some of the most brilliant tacticians of the age allowed the Faith to take the upper hand early on. The Inquisition’s pure military where far more capable but simply too few in number and so the Inquisition employed large numbers of mercenaries ironically enough most of which were mixed race bands. The mercenary fleets of the Inquisition and the combined force of the faithful where in stalemate for
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