New Adventures of the Infinity Legion
The Aurian Federation
Official name: The Hierocarmic Chorus of Harmonious Divinities-in-Matter Incarnated Manifoldly in the Corpus of Auria
Leaders: The Senate of Auria
Membership: unknown, estimated at tens of trillions of sapients
Legal status: Most Earthlings are not aware of the Federation’s existence and it maintains no official ties with Earth
Founding date: ~15,000 BCE
First appearance: Triumphant Trio #13
History: The Aurian Federation is a galactic superpower encompassing tens of thousands of star systems and comprised of hundreds of sapient races across the western half of the Milky Way Galaxy. They have been at war with the Manachaeos Hierarchy for thirty thousand standard cycles but are currently in a tenuous state of cease-fire following an apocalyptic battle in the Epsilon Eridani system, with the Spiral DMZ serving as a buffer between the two states.
For most of its history Aurian space was patrolled and protected by the independent martial orders of its member states, such as the Psi-Knights, wandering psionic warrior-monks of many species who protected Aurian citizens and indigenous peoples alike from slavers, pirates, natural disasters, and the predations of the Hierarchy. But with the bulk of its membership destroyed by a craven Hierarchy ambush during the battle for Eridani, the order is in danger of extinction and the Aurians have redoubled their efforts toward a more sizable Federation-wide standing army.