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Welcome to Star Crusade.

Star Crusade is a MUX set in the universe of Fading Suns, an award-winning tabletop role-playing game produced by Holistic Design. Set at the dawn of the sixth millenium, Fading Suns is a science fiction passion play, a story about humanity's grim fate - and bright hopes - among the stars. Central to the Fading Suns setting are themes like the Quest, mankind's relationship to the spiritual, the role of technology in society and the character of human nature.

The year is 5001 AD, one thousand years after the fall of the Second Republic, a universe-spanning society of technology and learning, and one thousand years after every star in the sky began to fade mysteriously, losing light for no apparent reason. The fading suns phenomenon ushered humanity into a New Dark Age, a time of feuding noble houses, church sects and guilds that mankind is only now hoping to emerge from. That hope comes in the form of Alexius I, the recently-crowned Emperor and victor of fifty years of war.

The MUX is set on Yathrib, the recently-discovered planet where the Prophet of the Universal Church received his revelation of the Holy Flame. Yathrib is a world at war, riven between the faithful few crusaders of the Known Worlds and the infidel Kurgan Caliphate - but it is also a planet of mysteries, long lost to the jumpweb. Is its rediscovery a chance for a new beginning, or does it portend the end of days?