Okay, so in my sci-fi worldbuilding project, the Stellarum, there are various factions, and for the most part it's somewhere between Grey and Grey Morality
and Black and Grey Morality
, and is kind of a Crapsack World
. All of the factions have good and bad individuals, and most of their conflicts stem from a mixture of Fantastic Racism
, the influence of outside forces
, miscommunication and the failings of imperfect creatures.
With the exception of the Myriad
, a group made up of individuals from many species who all serve this one way of life, The Code
, awaiting the day that the Valgirai
return from a war that has stretched on for eons and reclaim the galaxy for themselves again, as it was before the war began.
The Myriad, as an organization, are set up as the good guys, and amidst various other factions who would be ambigious or Black and Grey
normally, seem as saintly in comparison.
Here's the thing, their way of life is based on my own personal morality (which is mostly fitting with the world at large, such as not to be prejudiced against others, show kindness to others, violence should be a last resort etc.), and I'm not sure how to make them worse without feeling like I'm betraying my own morals. :/
Some notes on them:
- They're effectively a 'theocracy', with the Precursors they serve being a (mostly) okay bunch: the aforementioned Precursors are currently off fighting a war against a race of Eldritch Abominations elsewhere, but will eventually return to take the galaxy back (probably by force)
- They're led by an elite known as the Ward Bearers, who're a group of Badass Actual Pacifists with Morph Weapons: they take their view of 'violence as a last resort, and never murder' very seriously, to the point where if a Myriad homeworld is being invaded, they will literally just leave it be taken over rather than defend it for fear of accidentally killing anyone (taking the civilian population when they leave, of course: they're not cowards)
- They take the view that Ambition Is Evil and that obedience is a virtue. So much so, in fact, that obedience to The Code takes precedence even over the individual's life or that of their family or close friends.
edited 8th Dec '11 6:58:45 AM by Eventua