Alternity all Book “The Externals” by William W. Connors and Steven Schend. Alternity is a Science-Fiction “Role Playing Game” featuring Dark Matter (modern . Index of /~akclark/Alternity/ Aug Alternity – Star Drive – The Aug Alternity. Some time ago, before WotC pulled the pdfs, I purchased a copy of The Externals . It consisted of a series of interconnected html documents.
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The teln infested a host, grew to a tangle, and thus introduced the magus conversion virus more slowly and painfully for both teln and host alike. They are transformed or dead human beings reanimated to serve the Externals! The kroath say nothing and the only records one finds on them relate to their immunity to pain, juggernautlike tactics in combat, and their dissolution upon death.
Externaks sifarv soon began sending sleeper ships off into nearby systems and within 1, years had encountered and conquered more than three dozen intelligent species while colonizing over forty living worlds. Sifarv are an avian species, and the only other such sentient avians encountered by humanity since the sesheyans.
Patnak Phurrgan Ghosh of the Grattan Sxternals Secrets among the Exeat The original stats given the gardhyi in the Alien Compendium originally planned on whole parties of heroes battling a lone gardhyi, and its externqls reflect that. The more prominent planet descriptions give a broad overview of the world, the government, and sites of interest.
Matriarchal rule sets the Medurr Imperium apart from the other major stellar powers, the Aalnorum of the eleven High Externalss aiding the rule of the Great Matriarch or Empress of the medurr.
Alternity – Star Drive – The Externals
It is rare to encounter thaal in groups of fewer than four, and lone thaal often have bareem or sifarv bodyguards to do their fighting. While more than fifty reports to the Verge Alliance command registered these abilities in use in space or in ground movements, very few ever saw use against other Mindwalkers or those versed in psionics or at least those who survived to report back.
In short, the psionic priesthood holds power over the nobility, which in turn holds power over the military, all three sharing dominance over their general public. In all things, bareem rationalize their actions in terms of how it helps them and how it adheres to the Bareem Game Data These statistics represent a typical bareem warden or military officer roughly 4th level Combat Spec. They often look to wound or maim for immobilization, as kills rob them of their prey and their masters of another serviceable slave.
The League members consist of these species, in order of age and political weight in the League: This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat They do not appear to leave physical evidence or written records among those they encounter. Feudal imperialists ruled by Theocracy Niche: While incredibly rare due to the zealous religion that binds them together, some Exeat forces may choose to desert during the war, and they might be found later, holed up in minor holdings of their own in the outer systems, in the Lightning Nebula, or nearly anywhere along vectors involved with the war.
Much of their initial involvement has since ended, their intelligence having served the Exeat well The Kadarans: Unlike other stellar powers, they do not encompass all systems among their borders.
The thaal live and work among numerous species, just like the Builder fraal, though they retain a sense exyernals superiority over all of them, including their allied sifarv oligarchs. Star Drive Campaign Setting. In order of release the books are:. Other options include advisors to upper-echelon nobles or church officials Mitarak Mitarakan Ruler of one province, state, or country Mitak Mitakan Ruler of a city-state or colony 49 50 drive to temper themselves better against this usurped rule after four centuries.
Opening with a section on External technology and followed by a review of External military forces and tactics, these sections describe the External 3 4 menace in concrete terms.
In practice and in much of the text of this bookthat prefix is dropped due to the overriding assumption and knowledge that it is omnipresent in the language and context. Generic term for alternuty mortal being as part of a greater collective the singular or a group or collective of whom the speaker is a part modified as species name or as a member of a power group.
Nearly every stellar nation that has any presence in the Verge seeks to protect itself from this potential danger. Unlike human lasers, the alien blacklaser operates at wavelengths between and angstroms, largely beyond the limit of the visible spectrum.
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Some people reported seeing flashes of bluish light around the exploding ship, though its wreckage also mysteriously disappeared after a bright explosion. Part Two wraps up with a section describing how the war affects various locations in the Verge, as well as some ideas delineating how Gamemasters can incorporate the war into their campaigns.
The medurr simply see any species that does not prevent its own enslavement as its property. Why Are They Here? Kadarans are an asexual species and can each individually replicate three times during their lives, laying two to five rubbery eggs, which hatch within three months.
Major battle group with armor support. Species Hierarchy among the Exeat 11 Rounded boxes are technologies or weapons, not allies. Some zealots tattoo the symbol somewhere easily noticed, though any slaves of the church have the mark branded just behind the left shoulder. A vuryth can command a fortress ship, a whole planetary continent, or a lesser starbase.
This army follows the standard structure of the Alternityy Armies, though its reduced numbers create a greater reliance on kroath conversions than normal in their invasion of the Verge. While still answering to the chains of command, nobles can sidestep certain rules and obligations unless in direct conflict with orders. At rank 12, the worshiper can summon a weapon she has never wielded but seen used often duplicating the weapons of an enemy and wield it for the duration as if trained in its use.
As none of these powers could be corroborated by someone with the proper knowledge of what had occurred, these new powers could be anything from illusion-cloaked telekinetics to hidden weapons slyly used by the priests. Arak Chela of the Jhirpa Nebula: