History of the Galaxy
In the late 21st century, mankind was on the precipice. Corporations had run half the world into financial ruin while war between Asian nations had destroyed the other half. A team of scientists were working to find the next great power source for human kind when they tore a hole in the very fabric of reality. Inside they discovered what would come to be called “The Source”. It was an energy composed of a bright light whose radiation matched a background radiation of the universe scientists had been studying for decades. The energy responded not just to their testing and machines but to their will and thought. It was believed that this energy was responsible for the big bang and that trace amounts of this energy leaking into our reality was responsible for the phenomenon of magic. A mixture of magic and science was invented to manipulate that energy and they used their new power to force the rest of the world into complacency organizing what they would come to call The Light. Under their stewardship, The Source was used to unlock faster than light travel, infinite energy, teleportation and other sciences that were once the realm of science fiction.
It was discovered that all stars in a galaxy have a quantum link to each other through The Source. By utilizing this connection, you can create a temporary quantum gateway between stars allowing instantaneous travel between solar systems. This allowed humanity to quickly expanded it’s reach across the stars by using The Source to travel to new systems, terraform their planets and power settlements.
A small percentage of the population has the capacity to manipulate The Source. People are tested for this at a young age and those who are able are inducted into the Celestial Coven. A training academy for Source Users who call themselves Lux Hexen (light witches). Even among the Hexen, some of them have different focuses. Some are able to use The Source to heal, some to create, and others to destroy.