As with many other things, the story begins with the Centurion. In 1949, he was abducted by aliens who used an exotic paralysis ray to render him helpless for the duration of their month-long flight to Zultas. There, he was to have his first meeting and conflict with the Zultasian Queen Khana, who sought to take him as her husband. (How she had learned of the Centurion's existence, given the lack of contact between Earth and Zultas up to this point, remains something of a mystery.) The fictional version of these events, presented in the Centurion's comic book, portrayed him as escaping from Zultas and flying back to Earth on his own power; it also revealed that Zultas was simply the native name for the planet Mars.
Of course, Zultas is not Mars, and the Centurion neither then nor ever possessed the power to fly faster than the speed of light. His escape was facilitated by a stolen Zultasian flying saucer, which he piloted back to the Sol system and Earth. But the Centurion was inexperienced at piloting such a vessel, and his journey led to his encounters with several mysteries in space before he finally achieved his goal. One such mystery was a giant space station floating in an interstellar void, empty of life. The Centurion's arrival awakened the place, however, and its robots took him prisoner and through him into a biological 'holding cell'. The Centurion was able to free himself and escape the station, resuming his journey towards Earth.
What he did not know, and indeed never learned, was that the 'holding cell' took samples of his cellular material and began analyzing it. The space station did not return to dormancy when he left. Instead, it became more and more active, combining the Centurion's mutated DNA with various other samples that had been acquired over the millennia, looking for the ideal match. At last, one was found, and the activities of the station shifted into a different mode, as a lifeform was created from that match within the station's birthing matrix.
It wouldn't be until the late 1970s that the new being created by the station emerged from the matrix, having been given a subliminal education while he was waiting to be born. And now, at last, he was ready ... for what? The station gave him no answers. It had been designed to create him, or something like him, but there did not seem to be any indication that its creators had intended him to do anything in particular. What then was the point of his existence? He did not know the answer, but it was clear that he would not find it here.
So he departed, to explore the universe which bore him. A travelling companion early in his journeys gave him the name Galendil Crest, named after the first humanoid life form in one world's mythology. Though that friend is long gone, Galendil has kept the name in their memory.
It is very likely that no other being, other than the Primals themselves, has seen as much of the Milky Way galaxy as Galendil has, for his journeys have taken him to parts of it never seen by any Star Knight, much less explorers of the Lor Republic. Everywhere, he has found innocents in need of help, and something within him has always driven him to assist them in any way he can. As it happens, the most common way that he has been able to help people is through the directed application of force, which he rather enjoys -- though afterwards he is always ashamed of himself, as though realizing that there were probably other ways he could have accomplished his ends that didn't require him to hurt anyone.
Quite recently, Galendil's long circuit of the galaxy brought him back to the station where he was born, which had been taken over by space pirates led by the Astral Queen. He drove them out, but found himself bothered by the Astral Queen's last transmission to him, asking him why he had done so when he had left this place long before and never looked back. This moved him to do something with the station's resources, and he decided to see if it was possible to create a sibling or child for himself from the birthing matrix. And in fact, it was, and so was born the creature he dubbed Petrea Stardance.
He was beginning to educate his sister/daughter in the proper use of her powers when his attunement to the cosmos alerted him that something was going terribly wrong on the planet Earth. Asking Petrea to remain on the station while he went to see what the matter was (and missing the mischief in her smile when she promised that she would) he departed for Earth. Hopefully, he will arrive in time to oppose the forces of Entropy that are becoming active there once more.
Galendil Crest -- PL 13
16/1 | STA
12 | AGL
6 | DEX
4 | FGT
10 | INT
6 | AWE
8 | PRE
Powers: Attuned to the Cosmos
(Mental Communication 1; Comprehend Languages 4; Senses 7 [hyper-extended 3* cosmic awareness]), Born of the Stars
(Immunity 12 [aging, life support, sleep]; Protection 2; Impervious Toughness 12), Cosmic Power
(Array: Ranged Damage 15, AP: Enhanced Strength 15, AP: Enhanced Flight 15, AP: Senses 30 [hyper-extended 15* vision], AP: Restorative Healing 9, Persistent, Stabilize, AP: Close Burst Area 2 Nullify Entropy 10, Broad), Cosmic Traveler
(Flight 10; Movement 3 [space-travel])
*Hyper-extended senses require 2 ranks per level and use the Long-Range Sensing rules from the Cosmic Handbook, p. 24.
Agile Feint, Animal Empathy, Defensive Attack, Eidetic Memory, Fearless, Improved Initiative 2, Interpose, Move-by Action.
Expertise: Science 8 (+14), Expertise: The Galaxy 15 (+21), Perception 10 (+18), Ranged Combat: Cosmic Power 7 (+11), Treatment 10 (+16).
Initiative +14, Unarmed +10 (Close Damage 16/1), Cosmic Blast +11 (Ranged Damage 15).
Dodge 12, Parry 12, Fortitude 12, Toughness 14, Will 14.
Abilities 106 + Powers 110 + Advantages 9 + Skills 25 + Defenses 14 = 264 points
Complications: Doing Good--Motivation. Loves Battle, But Hates Himself For Doing So. Alien Appearance. Social Difficulties.