The Old Bones
Specialized Equipment: A frankly unconscionable amount of money
An emergent intelligence born of a matrix of immensely complicated financial structures, the entity known as CDRA was placed into a specially-engineered body by the bureaucrat-monks of the Ardorian Inner Treasury as part of a program to study the effects of physical experience on market forces. Had all gone according to plan, she would have lived out her life in the pampered solitude of a remote jungle Vault—but since when does anything go according to plan?
The Day Cidra Lost Her Place
Profession: Security Officer
Specialized Equipment: Khopesh
Something went very wrong during Theron’s initiation into the ranks of the Ailuroi military. The series of ritualized combat trials was supposed to affirm the initiate’s commitment to their people’s strange psionic gods—instead, Theron left the temple with one of those gods permanently lodged in his mind. Branded a heretic, he now travels the galaxy, seeking work in the only field in which he excels: violence.
The Day Theron Lost a Friend
Species: Rooiban (modified)
Specialized Equipment: Jabberjaw (an electronic voicebox that translates his native light-based communication into sound)
Dang is a bodyguard. Just a regular old light-eating, energy-blasting bodyguard with a regular old past that doesn’t include any terrifying galaxy-conquering god-emperors or anything like that. Nope, just a regular guy.
The Day Dang Lost His Job