The Realm has stood for centuries as the largest civilization humanity has ever known. Emerging from the chaos of the Golden Rush it encompasses over a thousand Earth-like planets, each a Golden World, capable of supporting human life. This vast territory is defended by the augments. Cybernetically and genetically enhanced soldiers who volunteer to serve their House and the Realm. With their superior physiology and the support of their armored exosuits and vehicles, they can hold the line against any threat. It is under their protection all Realm citizens can know freedom and peace.