The Ikedi Ecclesiasty
The strangest of the Concilium species must be the Ikedi Ecclesiasty – an insectoid species that are devoutly religious and strangely capable technologists.

The Ikedi were born into space-travel. Their species spawned on Galbrix, a world that was soon a planet covered within a giant hive. These creatures burrowed through it completely, mining it completely of resources before learning how to launch eggs with an evolved terraforming technology, launching nests through space towards other planets that they wished to inhabit. It wasn’t long before the Galbrix system was completely colonized, and the Ikedi looked to other systems to colonize.

The nest-ships would land on a suitable planet and would be inscribed with a pheromone based text that told the newly born Ikedi of their purpose and their homeworld, and how to go about populating their new home. This means that every Ikedi that is hatched learns of their glorious purpose in the universe, and is indoctrinated from birth with the word of the Ikedi elders.

The Ryunosians were the first to find the Ikedi, and mistook them for a non-sentient pest. They immediately began exterminating their nests, and were surprised when they met with resistance far more than they would from a simple insectoid species. The Ikedi’s technology was completely biological, and they had grown frigates, capital ships, and even fighters that they could fly through space to defend themselves from hostile invasion from other species. These hive ships were more than a match for the Ryunosians, and needed to regroup to configure a real battle-plan rather than a simple extermination force.

It was this battle that drew the attention of the Shavital and the rest of the Concilium, who intervened and approached the Ikedi with a message of peace. The Ikedi were quite excited to receive it, and the intervention of the Concilium ensured that the Ryunosians backed away from the conflict.

It was quite apparent to the rest of the species belonging to the Intergalactic Council that the Ikedi were more than an acceptable species to belong to their order, despite their unconventional way of colonization and space travel. It wasn’t the only unconventional thing about the Ikedi – they were simply a strange lot. They believed that their mission was to colonize the universe, and once this goal was achieved, they would be transcended by the Ancient Ones, a group of gods that watched over them and were awaiting their approval. It is speculated that perhaps that the Ikedi are biological constructs that were once created by another species that has long died out, leaving them to their own devices for centuries. The result was an entire species of religious fanatics whose main goal was to continue building and expanding until there was nothing left to build or expand upon.

Despite their religious ferocity, they are individual thinkers. They do not have a hive-mind, but simply a simple want to work together for a common goal.

Type MOV ATT MRK DEF IV WP ARM EN DAM Cost
Soldier – Regular 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 57
Scout – Regular 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 57
Veteran 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 71
Hacker – Veteran 5 3 3 4 4 5 4 5 5 65
Operative – Veteran 5 4 4 4 5 5 4 5 5 74
Hero 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 97

Special Abilities

Will of the Righteous – The Ikedi are an interesting species that possess a drive that is impossible to comprehend by any other species. A model with this ability automatically passes any Bravery tests, and also cannot be forced to move against their will, even if faced with a Power Attack or similar sort of forced movement. Ikedi are also intensely astute technicians, and can reroll any natural 1s rolled as the result of a testing making use of their Willpower (WP) Attribute. Note that dice can only be rerolled once, and not on the Exploding Dice from a resulting Critical Success.

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