The Aetheri Commonwealth
Not all of the species in the universe are vicious or huge. There are some who reached the stars early in their species development, and encountered the Shavital entirely by chance. The Aetheri developed on a microplanet – a lush and mostly water-covered rock no more than 2,000 km in diameter. Outside of the Aetheri, most creatures on the planet were aquatic based, or insects.

Aetheri are very technically apt, and learned to work together early in their development to synthesize antibiotics and medicine. Eventually they took this a step further, and little by little, they completely sterilized their homeworld. This was well enough when they were on their own planet, but soon their population began to outgrow their little place in the universe and were forced to the stars.

Coming from a sterile world was a significant disadvantage when trying to colonize other planets. It wasn’t long before each Aetheri colony soon fell to sickness, and because of their early intake of antibiotics, it made them very resistant to further attempts to target the diseases that affected their people.

This led to the discovery of the Symbiont – a synthetic biological body that would protect the Aetheri from all sorts of potential illness on other planets. In addition to this, they grew the symbionts to be much larger than themselves – as they soon discovered exactly how small they were in relation to the other species of the galaxy.

The first Symbiont suits were quite strange looking. Grown in vats, they used their own DNA mixed with the DNA of some larger alien creatures found on other planets. They were functional though, and it was then that the Shavital found the Aetheri and quickly forged a relationship with them. With the help of the Shavital, they perfected the Symbiont suits to resemble a humanoid that wasn’t so weird and uncomfortable to look upon.

Aside from the Shavital and the Ryunosian Empire, the Aethari Commonwealth are the most powerful and oldest members of the Concilium.

Type MOV ATT MRK DEF IV WP ARM EN DAM Cost
Soldier – Regular 5 3 4 4 3 4 2 4 3 41
Scout – Regular 5 2 5 4 3 4 2 3 3 43
Veteran 5 3 5 4 3 5 2 4 3 55
Hacker – Veteran 5 2 4 4 3 5 2 4 3 51
Operative – Veteran 5 3 5 4 4 5 2 4 3 58
Hero 5 4 6 5 4 5 3 5 4 79

Special Abilities

Biotechology – Models with this ability can regenerate injury at a phenomenal rate. At the beginning of any activation of a model, the player must make an Endurance Test (TN 4). For each success, the model heals 1 Endurance (EN) worth of damage (up to their original Endurance value). An Incapacitated Model can also make this check with 1 Endurance (EN), but if they fail the roll, the model is removed from the table.

Photo © Mantic Games 2020. All Rights Reserved.
Like what you see? Pre-order the book now to get the full experience!