Acur and Priu had been together for a long time. Their relationship was extremely confidential, no one (or at least they hoped) knew of it. Acur was the leader of a small fleet often placed in the front lines, and was well-known above the commoners because of his rapid ascencion to power. A silent one, Priu was universally shunned and forgotten, except to Acur. They were an unusual couple, one reason why they felt safe together. The Enlightened was an old secret society, founded by Acur's great-grandfather. Over the years, leadership had been passed down to Acur. The Enlightened Ones (members of the society) all desired power over the Advent in order to spread their ideas of extreme PsiTech. They had a very strong desire to avenge their ancestors, and with their advanced techniques, they believed it was possible to achieve true annihilation of the TEC.
However, a long-time member betrayed the society and revealed it to the outside world. Acur and the other members were to be silenced (removed from the collective mind and imprisoned). By this time, Priu was already 5-months pregnant. The evening before the silencing ceremony, Acur told Priu of the secret compartment in their basement containing the history of the Enlightened Ones. He told her to show it to the child when he was born.
Sonora was born on a stormy day, an inauspicious omen. He grew up quickly, but never went to school, being the son of a silent one. He was never taught the rules of society, obedience, but most of all, the dangers of PsiTech powers. Fascinated by his powers, he dedicated most of his time experimenting with them. Sonora's strength improved drastically, and by the age of ten, he had the powers of a fully realized adult. Priu watched him, and with increasing fear of his power, hesitated before informing him of The Enlightened. But her love of Acur was stronger, and she told him when he was 15. At first, he rejected the idea, but after long thought, he realized the possibilities. Thus, The Enlightened was reborn.
It slowly accumulated members like Sonora, people who had adnormally strong PsiTech powers. At their age, the normal way to ascend the ranks of society would be through hard work. But the Enlightened Ones weren't normal. They used power to achieve their positions, quickly rising from the weapons manager of a Disciple Vessel to the commander of a Iconus Guardian. But from then on, attempts to rise through the ranks through power were too public to be carried out. The only way to rise through the ranks secretly and achieve true power would be by taking the classic route of hard work.
What will happen to Sonora and the other Enlightened Ones? Will they learn the rules of society in order to rise through the ranks? Or will they try to use power to get what they want?
How's that? It's a tad cheesy, but oh well. How do you like it?
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I couldn't find their examples, but thanks for the welcome.