The 7 Paths:
After the formation of the Alliance the member worlds enacted a mandatory membership into one of seven religious beliefs. Citizens who refuse to belong or do not demonstrate valid reasons for their lack of participation in one of the religious “Paths,” are arrested and placed into labor camps on outlying worlds. The seven Paths were substantially derived from the preexisting member worlds’ most dominant and philanthropic beliefs. Each was assigned it’s own “home world,” training centers and Alliance sponsorship. Because of the diverse nature of these Paths, citizens were encouraged to express their diversity and freedom within the expression of their beliefs. Individual liberty and direct so-called freedom of speech was outlawed.
Ko-Yun (kəʊ jʌn)
Origin: Ko-Yun system. Originally named, “G’tha-ah Tu.”
Length of belief before Alliance Processing (LAP): 3,450 standard years
Demographic: Mid-to-Extremely wealthy members
Alliance Membership: 5.6 billion
Alliance Homeworld: Ko-Yun 3
Masters’ Special Skills/Powers: Meta Healing (confidential), Molecular Bonding
Dissidents & Zealots: .04%
The Ko-Yun faith is a moderately aggressive single deity belief system which is designed to maximize the upper-class individual’s existence while insuring corporate control of their power through strong religious programming. Master level disciples spend their years on Ko-Yun 3 and develop Meta Healing skills which allow profound restoration of the human form. High masters even achieve molecular bonding of any object. Devout Ko-Yun observe “Butir” regularly which reminds disciples of their faith in the story of the binding together of the spiritual forces of the 47 mante-spirits into G’tha-ah, the great spirit, and the vanquishing of the great evil hordes of Kalumara. However, the Ko-Yun are extremely secretive about their abilities and rituals, and defend their secrecy violently. Although everyone in the Alliance knows when their special services and holidays are, few outside of the faith know what happens during them. The Ko-Yun do their best to have as manay children as possible in order to populate their planet with more Ko-Yun purity, although Alliance alterations to their religion has removed that intention. Still, the religious elite continue to put forth the idea of large families to their constituency. It is also important to have the union of men and women on the home world in the temple of unity – if at all possible. Polygamy is practiced in both genders and is encouraged where marriages which increase the political or monetary power of a family occur. Since the bulk of the most powerful individuals and families have a Ko-Yun faith, most members enjoy legal invulnerability in Alliance legal matters.
Ko-Yun Characters revealed so far:
Lt. Jensen “Spot Check” Halliburton