Founders & Leaders: The Guardians of the Universe
Former Members: Sora Sinestra and many others throughout history.
Allies: Blue Sentinel Corps, Indigo Tribe, Violet Sentinel Corps, the Justice League Alliance.
Enemies: Red Sentinel Corps, Sinestra Corps, Space Pirates, Criminals, Evil Empires, etc.
Status: Currently active.
Base of Operations: Mogu (With Members assigned to Space Sectors throughout the known Universe).
Place of Formation: Mogu.
Total Sectors: 3600
Total Members: 7200.
The Green Sentinel Corps is an organization of 7200 Green Sentinels who are chosen by the ring for being able to overcome great fear, with two assigned to sectors of space that require the protection of more than one Green Sentinel (Earth, home to Hal Knight and Jessica Jordan, is in Sector 2814). Heavily-populated Sectors like 2814 can have several Green Sentinels. The primary Green Sentinels of Sector 2814 are Hal Knight and Jessica Jordan.
Each member has a great deal of autonomy as to their methods in their jurisdiction, subject to review by the Guardians of the Universe if they feel the Green Sentinel in question has abused his/her assigned authority. The individual Green Sentinels are responsible for arranging their replacements if they are near retirement or death. If the Green Sentinel dies before that obligation is met, the ring will find and seek another to be trained on it’s own. In rare circumstances, the Guardians of the Universe will personally go out into the field to recruit a replacement.
Upon recruitment each Green Sentinel receives a Power Ring, a Power Battery shaped like a lantern (with which the ring is recharged) and a uniform. The default uniform design for humanoids is a green section covering the torso and shoulders, black arms and leggings, green boots, white gloves, black, or green, domino mask and a chest symbol of a stylized Green Sentinel icon on a white circle. Green Sentinels are allowed to customize their uniforms as long as the color scheme and the symbol are present. When the nature of the being precludes a standard uniform, an equivalent arrangement is expected as a substitute. For instance, Mogu, a sentient planet, arranged his foliage to create a green circling band and lantern symbol on his body. Green Sentinels are also allowed the option of a secret identity as a security measure and it is implied that the Corps are instructed to honor that choice by taking care not to expose them. Training in the use of the ring is mandatory and appropriate facilities and personnel are available on Mogu upon request. In addition, a senior Green Sentinel can be assigned to coach a recruit while in the field in their sector.
Recruits, after being found by their Power Rings, are taken to the planet Mogu for training. Not all recruits will make it through training, however, forcing the ring to find another candidate. Trainees have a simplified version of the Green Sentinel uniform (with green covering more of the torso) with the white circle on their chest blank until the Lantern insignia is added upon completion of their training. Additionally, all Power Rings work on the color yellow, provided the user can feel the fear behind the color and overcome it. A challenge for any rookie Green Sentinel to overcome.
THE GREEN SENTINEL OATH
"In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil's might
Beware my power...Green Sentinel's light!"
THE GUARDIANS OF THE UNIVERSE
The Guardians of the Universe are a long lived species from the planet Maltasus. They are usually around 3 to 4 feet tall, but possess great power. A number of 12 members comprises the Guardians of the Universe and they are the leaders of the Green Sentinel Corps.
The Guardians of the Universe maintain a hands off approach when taking a direct hand in the order of the universe and instead act through their chosen agents of the Green Sentinel Corps. Exceptions to this rule are rarely, but have been, broken. They tend to hide and control their emotions, much like the Vulcans do in Star Trek.
One should not underestimate a single member of this leadership. Just one Guardian of the Universe has tremendous power. Power enough to handle most threats should they desire to, but most often do not because of their pacifist nature. They are many times more powerful then even the very best Green Sentinel and can, with ease, stand up to even the most powerful beings in the galaxy.
CENTRAL POWER BATTERY
The Central Power Battery, also known as the Great Power Battery, was built by the long lived Guardians of the Universe after they had abandoned their homeworld of Maltasus and settled on the planet Mogu. This massive device served as a reservoir for all of their combined cosmic power which was based on the Green Light of Will in the Emotional Spectrum and was an edifice created from a single crystal. At some point in it’s early history, the Guardians of the Universe captured the fear elemental known as the Parallax entity and trapped it within the Central Power Battery. The cosmic being lay in dormancy but also created a yellow impurity which prevented future Green Sentinel Ring constructs from functioning properly on objects coated in the color yellow. However, this weakness can be overcome if a Green Sentinel overcomes their fears. In addition to this, when the Zamarians departed for their own homeworld; they begun taking mates from the planet Korugia. This act infuriated the Guardians of the Universe but by the time they found out, it was far too late. So, as an act of retaliation, the Guardians of the Universe exiled the Zamarians from Mogu forever.
The Honor Guard: The Green Sentinel Honor Guard is an elite group of Green Sentinels not restricted to one Sector and are based on Mogu. One of the earlier members of this prestigious group was Tomar-Re who summoned the Green Sentinels of the 3600 Space Sectors to Mogu in order to brief them on the threat of Serona and her master Nekka. Former Green Sentinel Sinestra was once a member of this elite group before her expulsion from the Corps.
The Honor Guard is a special force of elite Green Sentinels who have been chosen for their exemplary service or capabilities to serve full time on Mogu. They, partially because Mogu is technically in every sector, are not restricted to any one sector and serve as special operatives or troubleshooters for the Corps. They also serve as commanders during Combat situations, such as during the Spider-Guild Assault.
Black Ops Division AKA The Corpse: Known only to a select few of the Guardians of the Universe,"The Corpse" is an elite, top-secret black ops division of the Green Sentinel Corps. They are not restricted by the same rules that regular Sentinels follow and they perform the darkest, most dangerous missions. They do not use Power Rings; instead, they swallow special coin-like disks that give them all of the powers of the standard ring for a limited 24hr period. These disks produce purple energy instead of the traditional green so as to not draw unwanted attention to the Green Sentinel Corps. Members of the "Corpse" do not wear Green Sentinel uniforms or display the Green Sentinel symbol. Instead, they seem to prefer black uniforms that have no symbol. Very few Green Sentinels are even aware of the existence of the "Corpse" and those that do are sworn to absolute silence and secrecy. If they speak out or try and reveal the existence of the Corpse, they will soon find their minds erased of their existence and any, and all, evidence destroyed.
With the recent authorization of Lethal Force against Sinestra Corps members and other enemies of the Green Sentinel Corps, the need for the continuation of the Corpse is in question by some. Though their will likely always remain a need for those who work in the shadows.
Keeper: Second only to the Guardians of the Universe themselves and held by the chief administrator of the Green Sentinel Corps who also served the role as keeper of the Book of Oan.
Illustres: A position below that of the chief administrator and held by leaders of the Green Sentinel Honor Guard.
General: A newly created rank formed by the Guardians of the Universe to designate an individual Green Sentinel with complete control over the Corps.
Cryptkeeper: This rank is held by Morro and is used by those that tend to the Crypts that hold the Fallen Green Sentinels.
Sentinel: This is the rank most members of the Corps hold.
Cadet/Recruit: The lowest rank in the Green Sentinel Corps. Once a Cadet's training is complete, they become a full fledged member and attain the rank of Sentinel.
BOOK Of OAN
The Book of Oan is a massive book held in the Citadel of Mogu. Created long ago, the Book contains the history of the Guardians of the Universe and the Green Sentinel Corps. One member of the Green Sentinel Corps is selected by the Guardians as Keeper of the Book of Oan, a highly honored position. The Forbidden Chapter of the Book told the prophecy of the Blackest Night, the final destruction of the Green Sentinel Corps at the hands of their greatest enemies as it was told to Abik Shur by the demons of Yxmalt (a clever and fabricated lie in an attempt to destroy the Green Sentinel Corps).
The Laws Within The Book Of Oan:
Upon recruitment, a Green Sentinel is expected to uphold certain principles of his/her/it’s duty. These principles include:
1. The protection of life and liberty within the assigned sector.
2. Following the orders of the Guardians of the Universe without question.
3. Non-interference with a planet's culture, political structure or its population's collective will.
4. Acting within local laws and obeying the local authority within reason (presumably, the Guardians of the Universe’s orders can overrule this when necessary).
5. Taking no action against anyone or anything until they are proven to be a threat against life and liberty.
6. Refusing to use the equipment, resources or authority of The Corps for personal gain.
7. Showing respect for and cooperating with other members of the Corps and the Guardians of the Universe.
8. Showing respect for life which includes restraint of force unless there is no reasonable alternative.
9. Giving top priority to the greatest danger in the assigned sector.
10. Upholding the honor of the Corps.
11. Lethal Force is authorized to be used against the Sinestra Corps.
12. Lethal Force is authorized against all enemies of the Green Sentinel Corps.
13. Physical relationships and love between Green Sentinels is forbidden within the Corps (this has recently been repealed)
14. The Vega Sector is no longer outside the Green Sentinel Corps jurisdiction.
The remaining six laws have yet to be revealed.
To enforce these principles, the Guardians of the Universe closely monitor the activities of the Green Sentinels. If they feel a violation of Corps regulations occurred, they will summon the offender to Mogu and hold a trial in which the charges are read and the Green Sentinel is allowed to explain his/her/it’s actions. If the Guardians of the Universe are not satisfied by the explanation, they have a number of disciplinary options which include:
2. Personal supervision by the Guardians of the Universe on Mogu.
3. Temporary exile from the Green Sentinel's homeworld.
4. Ritual Trial of Endurance: A Green Sentinel must attempt a dangerous passage through the Anti-Matter Universe and survive.
5. Expulsion from the Corps.
The Book also contains the numerous laws and infractions that enemies of the Corps can commit. These include, but are not limited to:
1 The willful opposition to the Green Sentinel Corps.
2. Willful opposition or intent to harm the Guardians of the Universe.
4. Deicide (Code 1011).
5. Intent to cause chaos.
6. Intent to cause disaster.
8. Unlawful war.
9. Malicious interference with cultures and civilizations.
10. Intent to destabilize universal forces.
11. Intent to destroy or bring harm to the universe.
12. Endangering innocent life within an authorized military installation (Section 652).
13. Interfering in the natural evolutionary chain of a sub-level organism. (Section 4141).
This goes without saying. Mogu and the Sentinels of the Universe will NEVER allow a criminal to be recruited within it’s ranks (this is NOT the comics, people. Criminals and car thieves like Simon Baz are NOT allowed to be members of the Green Sentinel Corps). Only those of good and/or exceptional character and will are allowed to be recruited.
It should be noted that the Great Book of Oan doesn't have power or give any, except the power of knowledge.
Sciencells are detention facilities constructed by the Guardians of the Universe to house the most dangerous interstellar criminals. Sciencells are near impenetrable prison cells located on the planet Mogu. They were created by the Guardians of the Universe to house prisoners of the Green Sentinel Corps.
In their quest to bring order to the stars, it was only a matter of time before the Guardians of the Universe made many enemies. Whenever possible, they did not kill their foes, they contained them. The magic wielding Empire of Tears was subjugated and imprisoned on the tomb world of Yxmalt. The insect race of Tchkk-Tchkki, later known as Legion, was enclosed in an emerald force field around their world.
The Guardians of the Universe utilized one world, known only as the Guardians’s Prison Planet to contain dozens of cosmic criminals. This world featured shifting time periods and each captive was chronologically out of phase with his fellow prisoners.
The deadliest of the Guardian of the Universe’s foes were brought to Mogu and imprisoned in the Sciencells. Each cell was specifically designed to contain the villain and neutralize his/her/it’s powers. The Sciencells had their own chamber, connected to the main citadel on the planet. It’s source of power is derived from the Main Central Power Battery.
CRYPTS OF THE GREEN SENTINEL CORPS
The Crypts of the Green Sentinel Corps is located on Mogu where all members of the Green Sentinel Corps are laid to rest after they've died. It is protected by Morro, the Green Sentinel of Sector 666.
MOGU: THE SENTIENT PLANET
Mogu is an extremely rare sentient or "living" planet. When it was recruited by the Guardians of the Universe, it changed it’s foliage and arranged it into a green band circling the body with the standard Corps lantern symbol. Mogu is also responsible for guiding the Green Sentinel rings to new sentient beings after their hosts die.
Mogu is not a social Green Sentinel and his interactions with the rest of the universe are not well-documented. He avoids announcing his presence, preferring to represent himself using pseudonymous holograms. In one incident, it sent holograms to purchase dolphin-like mammals from Queen Freyah. When Freyah tried to retrieve them, a Mogu hologram persuaded her not to. Freyah never discovered she was dealing with a sentient planet. At the same time, Mogu has allowed alien races, such as some members of the Green Sentinel Corps, to live on his surface and has been willing to change his climatic conditions to suit them. These inhabitants of Mogu may not always know that their home is alive and watching them.
In the early days of The Universe, natives of the over-populated planet Maltasus evolved into a long lived species of great power. They subsequently settled the planet Mogu and declared themselves the Guardians of the Universe and enemies of evil after one of their own, the renegade scientist Serona, performed a forbidden experiment that had terrible consequences for the Universe at large. Exactly what those consequences were have varied with different versions of the stories; originally, it was supposed to have unleashed Evil in the first place. Later, it was attributed to have created the Antimatter Universe of Qwardal. Later still, it was used as the explanation for the existence of parallel universes, which eventually led to the rearrangement of Time itself. Finally, it has been stated that it accelerated entropy, shortening the duration of the universe by a billion years. Some of the Guardians of the Universe, however, disagreed on how to deal with the chaos that had been unleashed. One group, calling itself the Controllers, separated itself from the others and favored using more violent methods to achieve their ends. They would later found their own organization. The female Maltasians, feeling no need to involve themselves in the situation, also left, later becoming known as the Zamarians.
To enforce their will and guard against alien menaces of all sorts, the Guardians of the Universe had created a legion of robotic sentinels called the Manhunter Sentries about 3.5 billion years ago. The Manhunter Sentries eventually came to resent their servitude and were also viewed as flawed due to their inability to recognize and/or feel fear. They rebelled against their masters and fought a millennia long war that culminated with an attack on the planet Mogu. Ultimately, the Guardians of the Universe overcame their android servants, stripping them of their power and banishing them across the universe. Eventually, they formed their own robotic society where they pursued their own agenda (which often included interfering with and foiling the plans of their former masters).
Chastened by the failure of The Manhunter Sentries, the Guarduans of the Universe decided that their newest force of soldiers for good would consist of living beings, ones who had free will and strong moral character. To arm this new legion of celestial knights, the Guardians of the Universe created the Power Rings, rings of inconceivably advanced technology that allowed their wearers to project green beams of energy with which the bearer could conjure objects of any size or shape, limited only by his or her imagination and willpower. Although the connection between the Guarians of the Universe and the origin of the Green Sentinel symbol has yet to be clarified, it has been revealed that the symbol itself has it’s roots in the first life in the universe. Allegedly, the first life in the galaxy emerged on an unnamed foggy world and when they developed a police force, the first in the universe, the constabulary carried a lantern lit with a green chemical flame, hence a corps of Green Sentinels. It is believed that this ideal was adopted and spread throughout the galaxy as a symbol for law and justice and its ability to pierce confusion and uncertainty, eventually resulting in the formation of the Green Sentinel Corps, with requisite power rings and lantern-shaped batteries along traditional lines.
Both the Corps and the Guardians of the Universe suffered casualties during a recent crisis that remains a mystery to this very day. The Guardians’s failure to take appropriate action during the Crisis led to their decision to depart Mogu in the company of their female counterparts, the Zamarians. Left to their own devices, the Corps fell into decay as it’s members were hunted down one by one by the Sinestra Corps. Now, only a handful of Green Sentinels remain while their base of operations, Mogu, has been captured by the Sinestra Corps.
The Green Sentinel Corps rallied it's forces with the help of the Earth hero known as Hal Knight and the Sinestra Corps was defeated, along with it's leader. The Guardians of the Universe are once again leading the organization they have created and the Green Sentinel Corps is back to patrolling all known space sectors and keeping order in the universe.
1. No conquering the Green Sentinel Corps and/or Mogu without my permission. This also includes destroying the Green Sentinel Corps and/or the planet Mogu.
2. If I grant permission for rule 1, sell the defenses of Mogu and the Green Sentinels (on RARE occasions, even the Guardians of the Universe themselves). Mogu, Green Sentinels and the Guardians of the Universe are not pushovers so please don’t treat them as such. They are highly trained in combat and should be written that way.
3. Anyone may come and visit provided their character is not a wanted criminal and/or villain (they also have to have the means to travel here as well). If your character is of a questionable character and you want to visit Mogu, then ask me permission first. But please know, your character will be watched by everyone and escorted everywhere. An attempt to arrest your character is also a very strong possibility.
4. No auto-hitting, no Godmoding and no Metagamging while here.
5. Please follow the normal CVnU forum rules while visiting.
6. Have fun!
You do not need my permission to create a Green Sentinel and play here. By all means, create one and have fun! ^_^