[This is a good old history chapter so you can see how things got to where they are now. Its got some basic information on Siege and the nanosuit as well but not really that much. Its the least I can do to help you understand the story a little. I hope this doesn't confuse you any further than I probably already have. I originally was going to at this into the chapter before this but thought that it would be just to much so i decided to make it its own chapter.]
A chamber as it was called, was a large pod used by Siege's corporation to transport guardians such as himself to planets that were near war zones. If the planet had intelligent life on it, his corporation would send a single guardian to the planet to protect it from the Ceph and cell a like. Cell being a group that had rebelled during the war against ceph on earth many centuries ago.
The humans defeated the Ceph and stole or study the alien technology. Quickly discovering something along the lines of a warping device. The humans recreated and used the device to start colonizing other planets using newly designed exosuits modeled from Ceph grunts armor to protect them from the harms of space. Designing new suits for different purposes and then they began gathering resources to rebuild earth and expand what would become a great empire.
Cell was a group that had all there power taken away from them after the rebelled against Crytek, the makers of the nanosuit which had save the humans from annihilation against the Ceph. They considered anyone who supported the nanosuit a lesser human and saw the people who used them as abominations that needed to be killed on sight.
Two distinct nations formed, One led by Crytek. They saw there selves as the savors of humanity and did most of the rebuilding on earth. The other led by Cell. A group that saw themselves as the true humans and fought many wars to take back there birth place, Earth.
After about 300 hundred years. The 2 empires had advanced in technology faster than the rest of human history combined and had colonies spreading far and wide. The had a weak alliance with each other and had also formed some alliances with other alien empires. Though how they had formed them was quite different. Cell, seeming themselves as the only pure and true life in the universe chose to enforce relationships with other civilizations with the threat of war and slavery as punishment if they did not accept. Any resistant was quickly crushed. Crytek chose to be more friendly offering protection and resources in exchange for there help. It was when the Ceph returned that chaos broke out in the universe. They had returned wanting revenge for the fall of there colony and were ruthless, wiping out entire planets in a matter of day. The alliance Crytek and Cell had crumbled and large wars broke out across the universe as the 3 nations fought over control.
it was during this time that the guardian program started. A plan was to keep any planets inhabited with life hidden from the eyes of Cell and the Ceph alike. Using jammers and hacking into enemy systems they where able to successfully hide many of the planets from enemies forces but with one issue. As intelligent life that had inhabited many of the planets continued to technologically evolve and reach there own space stages. When they did this they quickly were spotted and either destroyed or allied, Forced into the war that was being fought, often unprepared. Another problem they found was that if these planets just happened to be found they would also be forced in to the war. In this case the planet was quickly eradicated because it was seen as weak and was very hard to defend.
That when Crytek started recruiting the people known as Guardians. A group that used the latest Nanosuits and had been train since birth to defeat attacking enemies or when the time came, help the civilizations prepare of hide from the ongoing war. These Guardians would be sent in chambers kept a sleep but still very conscious until the time came in which there assistants was needed. As time passed, suit updates would be sent out to the guardians as so to always keep them at the top, to insure success.
Planets with confirmed Guardians were almost also ways avoided by Cell and ceph alike. Guardians were known to take down entire attacking fleets if it deemed necessary in order to protect there assigned planets. The planet systems quickly also began to be avoided. Crytek quickly to honor and advantage of this assigning systems instead of planets. The project lasted close to 600 hundred years, without fault. Going through the ups and down of the war. It seem as if the war would never end. At the moment everything had been going good and Crytek was at the peak of its power.
It was during this time that Siege was born. He was son of the head of the guardian program. His mother and father were very proud of what they had accomplished a move him into the program as soon as he could walk. So thought this was unethical but all were ignored. Siege quickly gained a name for himself. He had ace every simulation he had been in and gained the name Siege because it seemed he could defeat entire fleets and destroy planets with out even breaking a sweat. What made him even more special is that he did all this without a nanosuit of any type. He easily beat all the others the trainees in the program and even his teachers could not beat him.
The thing that further set him apart his sense of honor. In all his simulations and battles he fought he would always let those who had shown honor in battle but accepted there defeat live, no matter if it was Ceph or Cell. whenever anyone tried to correct him on the matter saying that those enemies would be up again soon ready to kill again, he would just say that they had fought there battle and were done. Though unbeknownst to Crytek, many of the cell soldiers that had left alive, quickly left the army they had fought in and either join the ranks of Crytek of began new lives in the inner systems that had been left untouched by war. Siege knew this and honored it.
Siege was 19 when he got his nanosuit. It was the best developed suit they had and the first the grew into the skin instead of sitting on the outside. Allowing Siege to keep his hair and human appearance. Though he could have had is suit work automatically, he chose to use his suit manually being able to activate any mode on spot and we was able to mix modes more easily, increasing inefficiency even further. It made him the ultimate warrior. The suit was customisable in its appearance and Siege made in look somewhat like an assassin from an ancient game that was found on earth a few years earlier. He also customized some of the weapons he had seem on the game to better suit him. Using bombs and large hidden blades together with a pistol and knife, just in case.
He had three different blade types in his disposal, A large hooked blade used for stabbing and throwing any enemies that came out on top of the wrist, A Smaller Straight blade that looked somewhat like a Roman short sword in design used to cut and stab through enemies as the came at him, It was the strongest blade so he could use it to parry incoming attacks. The last was taken directly from the game. A small blade that came out from underneath the wrist used only to catch an enemy by surprise.
After he had gotten used to the suit and its features, he was sent to his system. It was a system of great importance due to a rare energy that was detected on it. The ponies knew this energy as magic. This energy was powerful enough to rival Ceph generators and needed to be kept hidden and protected from all three nations. The people who worked on the guardian project where the only ones that knew of this energy and knew that if anyone else found out such a power existed it could mean horrible consequences for the universe and all who lived in it.
Once he had reached the planet he lied there. For about 60 years he lay patiently. The planet was on the edge of the Cell empire and it would not take long to discover. It was a short wait in comparison to some other Guardians, who hand waited hundreds of years before they hand been awaken.
He had used this time to attune himself with the strange energy noticing that even the sun and moon would be moved by the strange energy. 9 years before being awakened by Cells presence in the system he made did what he thought might be needed, fearing that he alone would not be enough to protect the system. He asked that something along the lines of an armband be made, containing a replica of his suit. He also ask that a new chamber be sent, not to keep a Guardian asleep, but rather to make a Guardian. Once a creature of choice set foot in the chamber and activated it the creature inside would turn slowly turn human and be able to use the suit. He called this creature, his "Successor" meaning in that if he would be defeated, the system would still have a protector.
The heads of the Guardian operation loved this idea and quickly began work on both armband and chamber. They called the new chamber design "Option" because it gave a choice to both Guardian and successor whether or not they want to change. It didn't take long to make both armband and chamber and were both sent to Siege's system four years later. In that time, Siege had used his new found attunement to the strange energy and searched for a someone that would be worthy enough to call themselves a Successor. It didn't take long for him to find one, Fluttershy. He deeply honored her selflessness and also grew to like her cute reactions towards things.
He slowly changed the very way Fluttershy's brain functioned, adding new connections and preparing her for the moment when they would meet. He taught her to understand and speak his as he did masking it to make it seem like it was the same language and locked it away so that only a key could unlock her new found knowledge, which came in the form of some whispers. He spent a lot of time mastering this art as so to use it late.
He was able to learn the pony language through Fluttershy but due to the state he was in could not learn to speak it. That would have to come later.
He was awakened when a mining fleet of Cell came into orbit and launched a mining station deep within the Everfree forest. Siege had no idea why they didn't see the settlement on the planet but used that as an advantage. He sent the whispers to Fluttershy awakening her ability to understand them and to the princesses which he had found after looking for a large source of strange energy. He knew that they would send in an expeditionary group to find what had been messing around with the natural energy so much.
It came as a surprise that the princesses never felt the new entity tuning into there energy any earlier when it seemed that they were so attuned to it themselves.
Once the group entered the forest, he kept a close eye on them. Keeping them safe as they made there way through the forest. He stopped once Cell spotted the group. Thats when he started blocking all communication between the station and mining fleet. They started to study and defend the group in place of Siege, though the secret defense force was far from hidden. They killed or tried to kill anything they thought was dangerous to the new intelligent species they had found, Which led them straight into his trap. Once the trap had been sprung and the enemy defeated, he collected information from of the suits. He was able to find out where the mining station was located and who was running it.
He was going to use this information to destroy the mining station but it didn't stop him from trying to get friendly with the indigenous species that lived here including the one he would name successor.