The rise and success of the Judges came from the discovery, a hundred years before, of the Black Crystal of Illian. When the mining Guild representative was first shown a piece of the perfectly formed crystal he had no idea, no way of knowing the impact this unusual crystal would have then, and in the future.

It would take a further thirty-five years before the truth and ultimate significance of these tiny structures would become known to the Justice Division of the Guild of Sensitives. And when it dawned on the Alliance Council what it was the Miner’s Guild had found, there was no going back.

The Crystals sang.