The Bareshi’mah Republic
The world of origin of the Bareshi’mah is a lush, jungle planet that was home to a variety of sentient species, notably the genetically similar Bareshi’kar, and the reptilian Korekt. The Bareshi’mah are a strange mutation of the Bareshi’kar, who developed after a strange disease killed off all of the females of their species. The Bereshi’mah were a genetic variant that could produce offspring without the egg of a viable Bareshi’kar female, and could in fact produce children with any creature that produced eggs or had a viable womb. Unfortunately, due to the sheer size of Baresh offspring, the result was inevitably fatal for the female host.

The Korekt were the first to be victimized by this horrible new evolution. At first, it was done rarely – the raids on Korekt settlements were rare and viewed as necessary to the survival of the Baresh species. It wasn’t long before the Korekt waged complete and total war on the Baresh, but unlike the Baresh, they were not nearly as physically powerful or technologically advanced, and they were quickly defeated.

Slaves to their biology, they defeated Korekt were put into breeding camps to produce more viable females for the continued survival of the Baresh species. It was during this portion of history that the Bareshi’mah encountered the Shavital. Unlike most species that the Shavital encounters, the Baresh had not achieved space travel, or even made significant scientific advancement. The Bareshi’kar had achieved far more technologically – mainly long distance communication and antibiotics. Unfortunately, that technology died out with their species.

The Shavital were drawn to the planet from a distress signal initiated by the Bareshi’kar. Upon arriving, they saw what was happening and met with the Bareshi’mah, not realizing they were two separate species. The Bareshi’mah told them about their circumstances.

Artificial reproduction was a simple matter for the Shavital. They agreed to help the Bareshi’mah if they promised to release the Korekt from their internment. They would leave the planet and return shortly with a portable lab where they could develop a base of operations for the Baresh to advance them scientifically by centuries. In exchange for this, the Shavital wanted a vassal race they could elevate to the Concilium that could aid them in the current struggle against the Ryunosian Empire. The Bareshi’mah agreed, and word was sent to the Shavital intelligence ship located on the edge of the system.

The Shavital left, and as they made arrangements to do this, a war broke out between the Shavital Collective and the Ryunosian Empire. This war was particularly brutal and lasted a decade, and was fought until both sides had sustained more losses than they were comfortable with, and issued a treaty to cease fire.

While this was happening, the Korekt on Barhem (the homeworld of these two species) took revenge on the Bareshi’mah for their internment, and waged a war of their own on the species. By the time the Shavital returned to Barhem, the entire Korekt race had been wiped out – either through violence or breeding. The Shavital felt a deep loss over what had happened, and have since taken the Bareshi’mah species under their wing, elevating their technological capabilities and giving them the ability to travel the stars.

Type MOV ATT MRK DEF IV WP ARM EN DAM Cost
Soldier – Regular 5 4 2 3 3 3 5 5 6 53
Scout – Regular 5 3 3 3 3 3 5 4 6 51
Veteran 5 4 3 3 3 4 5 5 6 65
Hacker – Veteran 5 3 2 3 3 4 5 5 6 61
Operative – Veteran 5 4 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 68
Hero 5 5 4 4 4 4 6 6 7 91

Special Abilities

Tougher than Most – A model with this ability is a vicious opponent, and often will continue to fight, even if they are about to bleed out. This ability grants a model that is reduced to 0 Endurance (EN) or less to remain on the battlefield and continue to fight until the End of the Turn. If they are attacked and struck again during that turn, they are removed but do not leave behind an Incapacitation Token.

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