The eternal military of TLC is all that remains of the once proud forces of their realms.
Though small in size and with little variation, each and every combat platform and construct is nearly undefeatable in war.
TLC is quite literally TLC. The last known survivor of the war with the RIE, having spent her entire life in conflict and attaining the rank of Knight-Paladin. With her people losing the war the high command gave her the order to hide with one thousand warriors and lie dormant.
The plan failed, the forces were discovered but she survived by activating a purge which wiped out the invading forces but also a lot of her own warriors. With the war all but lost she chose exile and spent aeons asleep in the Astral Cradle. Now she has returned, ready to reclaim the galaxy for her people.
Trinity, Duality and Singularity are quite possibly the last Icons in the galaxy. The three of them are brothers and the ancestors of the human race, enslaved by the CLS while they were young. Each of them is gifted with a unique and complimentary power.
An Icon is the elite guardian and emissary of a CLS, usually a slave who is fiercely loyal to its master and has a past in combat. Many prominent CLS had their own Icon which was known throughout the realms, TLC was the only one to have had three.
Deacons, the general purpose elite infantry and shock trooper force of the CLS. They are extremely advanced automatons capable of having thought patterns similar to a sentient being and yet are often under the direct control of a CLS overmind.
Armed with resonace disc lancer-rifles, which can easily wipe out targets bigger than itself and engage in close quarters combat. Defensively it can withstand a lot of punishment due to its shielding, armour and special ability to phaseshift short distances. When destroyed the outer shell disintigrates leaving behind its command unit, a spheroid husk. It can retrieved and revived by another Deacon.
Deacons equipped with Soma are flight capable both in atmosphere and in the vacuum of space. The Soma are an extension of the Deacon, essentially their wings. In addition to providing them with mobility it supercharges their already potent defenses and provides them with new offensive capabilities.
The Soma bears resonance ripture missiles and munitions which allow it to take out small settlements and minor capital ships if a large enough barrage is allowed to achieve its critical mass. Finally with the Soma the range of the phaseshift ability of the Deacons has been improved.
While small in appearance on the outside, about the size of a large cruiser, the innards of a Luminary are quite extensive, nearly the size of a small city but fully outfitted for combat situations and preperations, allowing it to produce, outfit and house Deacons on the fly.
Equipped with a singular resonance disabler and disc-weaver, a Luminary is more than a match for any vessel and capable of unleashing devestation on entire systems with little effort. A immensely powerful shield and very durable hull render it nearly impervious to destruction.
The Shining Weapon of Resplendent Destruction, or Sword, is the only known vessel of the Hierophant type, thought lost during the war with the RIE. It was introduced too late into the war to make a difference.
Essentially the vessel is a highly modified Luminary with emphasis placed upon the new weapon it is installed with, the Arcwave, a weapon capable of massive destruction recovered from an unknown source within the RIE. The unstable teal-crimson sparked beaming is able to connect with multiple enemy warships within a close proximity to each other and destroy them instantaneously.
The Jalyn Portals are remnants of the Jalyn Network, a system of matter transporters the CLS used to travel to and from their realm within Hyperspace. Few of these remain as most were destroyed during the war with the RIE. There are Portals on Kinyen, Tython, Corellia, within the Ciratu Spheres, within the Quintarad (starship-sized) and Malastare.
Any Jalyn Portal can be used to reach the Astral Cradle, the final fortress of the CLS. It can be theorized that since Hyperspace is a seperate dimension primarily used by the CLS and its damaging effects on the mind is a part of a CLS defense mechanism to protect theirm realm.
Stellar Hearts are a type of growing, self-replicating and self-contained planets complete with housing, industry and defenses. Initially constructed from stars by transmuting their radiation into alloys, once a core is formed it can grow over the course of a thousand years into a moving planetoid or drain multiple stars to accelerate the growing process.
Few of these fortress worlds remain in function, all kept near the astronomically much larger Astral Cradle for safety. It is speculated that some have survived the CLS-RIE war and are yet to be found.
The Astral Cradle itself is the last bastion of the CLS, built in secret within Hyperspace and away from the prying eyes of the RIE. It was supposed to be the home of the last one billion CLS warriors who would rise up after aeons of slumber to reclaim the galaxy but before this plan could be executed the Astral Cradle was discovered. Left with no choice it was purged of all life not already placed in suspended animation. This act left only one survivor, TLC herself.
The capabilities of the vast artificial construct are unfathomable. It has the ability to create Stellar Hearts, Luminaries and Deacons with incredible ease thanks to its connection to Tau, one of or perhaps the largest sun in the galaxy. At the beginning of its lifespan the sun was blue, millenia of abuse left it scarred in crimson and ash black as the Astral Cradle is reactivated to use its powers and form an army to reclaim the galaxy.