The Prismatic Knights
The Prismatic Knights of the the ascended is a private military order formed by former Imperial Navy Duke Quinton Hannibal. Within her company, she is known as the High Grandmaster. She runs the order with the assistance of Grandmaster CMDR's Nezrec, Sadistic Witch and Sir Sparhawk.
The Prismatic Knights is a private military order formed primarily as a response to overwhelming pirate attacks, Imperial citizens' discontent with the ongoing Pegasi Pirate War, and long winded Imerpial Navy bureaucracy, which its leaders believe is fallout of the Pegasi Pirate War. With that in mind the Prismatic Knights chose to fight the battles that the Empire found itself unable to commit to, hoping that such courage and selflessness would bolster the morale, espirit de corps, and patriotism in the citizenry and the Imperial Navy. The Prismatic Knights were charged with two main missions in mind - elimination of enemies of the Empire and increased security within the Empire.
Their overall goal is to create a highly specialized military force available to the Imperial aligned factions that can be used to fulfill roles that are and are not officially recognized at the highest levels of government. These roles can be as simple as basic policing and/or escort duties inside and outside the Imperial influence, or clandestine missions that the Empire and its factions can disavow. Not officially aligned with any head of state within the Empire, the order operates with the sole intent of furthering the goals of the Empire as a whole, though its members reserve the right to declare their allegiance to which ever Imperial leader they choose. Some of the higher echelons support Aisling Duval, though it is not a requirement. Its members operate in accordance with the code of conduct instilled in them upon recruitment.