In some ways, peace can be a more difficult prospect than war. The end of the Human-Covenant war saw the complete destruction of the Covenant and its leadership, the decimation of both Human and Covenant fleets, and, to the best of anyone’s knowledge, the removal of the Flood as a threat to the galaxy. In the aftermath of the devastation, after the end of a decades-long war that had claimed a long list of colonies and billions of Human lives, the notion of peace was understandably appealing to Humanity. For many of the Sangheili, who had not only faced heavy losses in the Great Schism, but had faced the end of both the faith and way of life that had guided their people for countless generations, peace was the only way to rebuild their society. The informal alliance that had first been forged on Installation 05 was formalized into treaty in February of 2553.
However, the known galaxy was far from unified after the end of the war. While the Swords of Sanghelios held firm control over their homeworld and many of its colonies, other splinter factions still arose in the power vacuum the Covenant had left behind. Groups like the Servants of Abiding Truth, and later Jul ‘Mdama’s Covenant, could not abandon their faith in the Forerunners and maintained efforts to destroy all they deemed blasphemers. At the same time, without the threat of extinction looming over their heads, the flames of rebellion were rekindled among cells of Human insurrectionist groups. Along with less focused threats, like pirates and Jiralhanae warlords clinging on to what remained of their power, there was never truly an end to the fighting in the Orion arm.
The year is 2557, five years since the end of the Human-Covenant war. While there are enemies to fight across many parts of the known galaxy, the regions of space designated as Joint Occupation Zones present unique challenges. Formalized as regions of cooperative Human-Sangheili settlement, the peacekeeping efforts in these areas cannot simply be handled unilaterally by one species or the other. After five years with no reason to believe their enemies would be defeated quickly or easily, new teams have been formed to escalate their joint peacekeeping efforts.
One among these joint operations teams is Hotel Sierra Special Operations Team Aegis, or Aegis Team: a special operations force of hand-picked UNSC and Swords of Sanghelios specialists intended to take on critical missions primarily within Joint Occupation Zones. Falling outside usual structures for military command on both sides, the ideal candidates for Aegis Team would be adaptable, resourceful, amenable to working cooperatively with their former enemies, and most importantly, highly skilled as to be able to deal with powerful threats swiftly and decisively. However, considering the number of conflicts across the known galaxy and the priority for skill over agreeable personality traits, not all of the team’s final candidates may be “ideal.”
Our characters will be hand-picked specialists for Aegis Team, and may be Human, Spartan, Sangheili (Elites), Unggoy (Grunts), or Kig-Yar (Jackals), and you may have multiple characters. I would be willing to accept one Mgalekgolo colony (a Hunter), though I will say that is a rather unique sort of personality to portray that could be a challenge. Based on the lore and how our story is beginning, I cannot accept a Jiralhanae (Brute) as a part of the team at the start, but if someone has interest in a Jiralhanae character, I can conceive of situations where it would be reasonable to add one to the team. Just message me and we may be able to figure something out. We shall be beginning on Earth at HIGHCOM Facility Bravo-6, our characters having been gathered from across the Orion arm over the course of several weeks, before being sent out on our first mission.
Basic character sheet (Add any other information you feel that you need. I’m not too strict.) Applications are currently open for anyone who wants to join.
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