Crystal-powered technology is magic and technology utilizing the power of newly discovered crafted crystals. It was first developed by Barik at the Deepwerks facility. A crystal power evolution overtook the Realm, the uses were limitless and the Realm's future seemed brighter than ever, but there were accidents and horrible misuses of power. Tragedies the Magistrate embraced as they banished crystal magic.
But Valera disagreed with Karne's decision and stood up to it, which led to her forming the Resistance to fight for the rights for everyone to use the crystal magic and to not just benefit the Magistrate alone.
- This information was found in the "A Realm Divided" lore video.