Who Are the Soldiers of the One?
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We all know that the MAGLEV tragedy was an act of terrorism on the part of an organization that calls itself the STO. Who are these monsters, and what would drive them to commit such an unspeakable act of mass murder?
Unfortunately, very little is known about the STO at this time. As we learned from Special Agent Duram during the Mayor's first press conference regarding the bombing, the Soldiers of The One is an organization that "espouses a monotheistic religious philosophy, advocating the worship of a single, all-knowing, all-powerful God." Which means it's been confirmed that the MAGLEV bombing was an act of religious terrorism. Monotheism is nothing new; nor are the monotheistic cults that are known for using force to express their beliefs. The STO, however, has now raised the bar for religious extremism with its horrific and senseless act of destruction and death. They've been dormant for ten years - they are dormant no longer. And they've left their mark on Caprica City, one that won't wash away easily or quickly.
Who is a member of the STO? Who has it in him to kill hundreds of innocent people in the name of a One True God? If you believe the level of paranoia and suspicion going on in Caprica City right now, pretty much everyone is a potential Soldier. Hate crimes against anyone who's even vaguely monotheistic are rampant, the levels of violence escalating. The city is on fire.
Thanks to Dr. Amanda Graystone, we now know of at least one confirmed member of the STO: the late Zoe Graystone, age 15, who was apparently on the MAGLEV train and may have been the one to detonate the explosives. The Gods help that family.
The insignia of the STO is the infinity symbol. Let us all pray that they aren't around for that long, and that they're brought to justice before they can kill again.
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