Far away, in another galaxy, the Space Knights of the Solstar Order, defenders of justice and truth, wage war against the evil magicians, the Dire Wraiths. The Solstar Order has prevailed, and is now seeking out their scattered enemies. One knight, Rom, a Lord of the Solstar Order, has followed the trail of the Dire Wraiths all the way to Earth.
Known Space Knights:
Other members of the Solstar Order:
The Solstar Order formed roughly three hundred years ago, after the first attack by the Dire Wraiths on the Elonian star system. Orphion and Carax, having both experienced personal loss at the hands of the Wraiths, decided to create an organization dedicated to the eradication of the Wraith menace. Overtime, they grew to be a respected interstellar power with their organization being composed of many species. With brilliant minds and skilled warriors filling out their ranks, the Solstar Order was able to develop technologies to combat the Wraiths, including their signature weapon, the Neutralizer. Like most interstellar powers, they would come to have a low opinion of the Cybertronian race. The member worlds of the Solstar Order had all achieved a unified world peace before developing interstellar travel. In 2018, Optimus Prime would identify them as one of the three "grand dominions" of the Milky Way.
The Solstar Order was known throughout the galaxy as a force for good. The Dire Wraiths invaded Elonia for an ore beneath its surface which resulted in the formation of the Space Knights with Rom being the first among them. Following this, the Order went to war with the Wraiths.
The Wraiths were expelled from Elonia after a month of fighting, Galactic Council known as the Gray Area though the two parties were happy to ignore each other. That changed however upon the Wraiths scattering following their homeworld's destruction. With the Wraiths scattered all across Solstar territory, it was feared they would try and flee into Galactic Council space. The Solstar Order opened communications with the Council to try and negotiate a treaty between the two powers so as to allow the Space Knights safe passage through Council space. The Council agreed to at least discuss this and sent a delegation to Orchid Crossing. After the Autobot/Decepticon war spilled over into the conflict and resulted in the death of the Council representatives, Orphion took over the negotiations to try and salvage the treaty to no avail.and the Knights took the fight all the way to the Wraith homeworld managing to destroy it. The Order also shared a border with the
With the Wraiths now scattered all across the galaxy, the Space Knights spent the next 200 years pursuing the Wraiths across the galaxy. In late 2016, Rom tracked a Wraith signature all the way to a distant planet called Earth.
D'rge commented that it was strange for Rom to come to Earth alone, since the Space Knights usually traveled in pairs which led him to conclude the Solstar Order did not know Rom was on Earth.
When Rom met Optimus Prime, the Space Knight reiterated the Solstar Order's opinion of the Cybertronian race, only to learn the Cybertronians themselves had a low opinion of the Solstar Order for willingly endorsing the genocide of a whole species and killing without trial or mercy.
Shortly after Rom arrived, two other Space Knights, Orphion and Livia traveled to Earth, landing on Pismo Beach. They began eliminating Wraiths across the world and eventually found Rom upon his return to Cooper's Mill, encouraging him to kill the Wraith-Infected Camilla Byers.
After that mess had been sorted out and (relatively) cooler heads began to prevail, Orphion chewed Rom out for violating countless procedural rules of the Solstar Order while Rom retorted that the Solstar Order had become complacent in the war and only reacted in it instead of seizing the initiative. Wraith Priest expressed the same opinion saying the Order fought war like children only mindlessly blowing up anything even remotely different.The
The Decepticon Bludgeon considered destroying the Solstar Order when he had successfully reactivated Trypticon. Elita One had encountered the Solstar Order at some point and considered them a formidable threat. When they detected an unusual Dire Wraith emanating from Cybertron they placed the planet under quarantine and barred the Carcerians from teleporting into Iacon much to the rage of Elita and Starscream. Given Cybertron's resultant state after the crisis, Starscream felt the Solstar Order owed Cybertron for establishing their obstructive blockade.
In early 2018, Elonia was attacked by the monstrous Unicron where it was revealed that Space Knight armor was in fact "Ore-12". Despite the best efforts of the Space Knights and the Transformers, Unicron devoured the planet. In the aftermath, the survivors would consider the Solstar Order as having been destroyed by the Chaos Bringer.
- Despite the opening lines, the territory of the Solstar Order in the IDW timeline is concentrated exclusively in the Milky Way galaxy.
- "Sol" in Latin means "sun" and the sun is a star meaning that in plain English, the organization's name is "Starstar Order".
- Solstar Order at the TFWiki