Welcome to Silver One
Since I have been a member over at OtakuBoards, I have been a part of two RPG's or rather collaborative stories where the members work together to weave a story. Starting with Silver One and the now currently running Silver One: Civil War These RPG's were based on my original science fiction story Silver One. This arch of the story takes place shortly before Earth is invaded and taken over by the Versilan Empire. Before the events in the two RPG's take place.
Many tens of thousands of years ago, in another part of the galaxy an Empire was born. Before that they were broken into ten different factions and were constantly torn apart by multiple wars; eventually this chaos brought about the formation of a High Council with a representative from each faction in an effort to restore peace. And in time it did. This Empire built by a race that called themselves Versilan’s then turned their focus outwards expanding their reach into the depths of space as their technology grew.
At first their efforts were peaceful, but as time went by and they began to also enhance their lifespan through genetics, they began to see themselves as being superior to other races that they had encountered. Corruption began to build from within as people turned their backs on the unpleasant rumors so long as their every wish was fulfilled. And slowly but surely, the High Council became more military in nature, more separate from the common person.
And now for over a thousand years they have been slowly conquering other races, crushing all opposition both from within and from without. They are experts at keeping the common civilian happy and yet recruiting those into their ranks who believe the teachings that other races are inferior and meant to be used to serve the Versilan Empire.