In recent time Avelon was deposed as the head of the pantheon by Khali Ala, this caused a great loss in political and military power from the Avelon Guard, mainly due to the loss of the Pantheon Guard and the support of most religious leaders.
While Avelon is missing his Guard claim that he is away on important business for the Sven Hellbreed.
The Guard in itself is a powerful if small military unit. They have at their command half a thousand men and women. In equipment they control several battle cruiser class ships, powered armor and advanced weaponry, easily equal to Sphere technology.