DAWN OF THE PALADIN
A SMALL GROUP OF PEACEKEEPERS CALLED THE PALADIN PROTECT A REMOTE THREE PLANET COLONY: VINTOO, SALANAN AND TSCHO. THE PALADIN ARE LED BY LORAN AND TET, A FATHER AND SON TEAM WHO HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW FIGHTING STYLE THAT UTILIZES SKILLS THAT CAN ONLY BE MASTERED BY ACCESSING DORMANT AREAS OF THE HUMAN BRAIN. THEY CALL THIS SKILL "JUN” WHICH MEANS “THE OLD WAY.”
A new wave of crime has hit the colony. Unusually violent and organized, the leader is a mysterious warlord from a distant planet. His name is Mogul. The criminal organization is called the “Shune” which translates as “All Powerful.” They brought with them advanced weapon technology which creates a challenge for Lena, the Paladin lead science officer. The Paladin are under great pressure from the colony to bring Mogul and The Shune to justice.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
Something’s odd. Not a great way to wake up. It’s, maybe, 6:00 am. My alarm will be going off soon. I pull my hand out from under my pillow and look. What the fuck? There’s a small metal cube on the back of my hand. It has clear sides and blue light inside of it. I touch it. It’s stuck.
My name is Mark Bell. I’m the leader of this colony. There are only about 200 of us left. After the conflict, we fled to the Rocky Mountains where we knew we could survive in small numbers and have a good chance of being left alone by the Hybrids. We were no longer a threat. We’d live in exile.