Humanity always wondered if it was alone in this universe and now it knows it was correct to fear the unknown. The only name that can be attributed to this mass of new races is the Combined Army. Composed of a myriad of species they are all of a single purpose; the conquering of the Human Sphere. There are no diplomats, no treaties, no compromises; the will of the Evolved Intelligence moves ever onward.
Not to give up so easily, the Ur created a new intelligence machine but this time put in safeguards so that history could not repeat itself. This machine was more like an evolving self-aware entity they named the Evolved Intelligence; or simply EI. Despite all the additions of the Ur’s best aspects of their society the EI wanted more resources in its path to understanding. The Ur became expansionary in their quest to fuel the EI.
After several failed attempts and a disaster creating a new Artilect, the EI determined that it had to try something new. It would now assess new civilizations and how to use them for the path of transcendence. Investigation is usually followed by conquering and with each new piece the EI believes that it will come closer to its goal. It knows the Ur and all the others it has conquered, have not done it on their own but it hopes Humanity may be the last key…
Humanity will be placed into complete union with the EI so that transcendence comes closer. Where some see complete enslavement, the EI sees several civilizations united in the path of higher evolution. The Human Sphere does not yet realize they are facing their extinction!
Small independent units perfect for scouting! These forces are sent all over the universe to probe and scout for anything the EI needs. Utilizing speed and adaptation they hope to combat problems with consistent accurate attacks. When facing an entire army the Shavasti Expeditionary army will attack fast and swift where it can cause the most damage. Striking hard and fast they sew terror into the ranks of their enemies. Why fight a protracted battle when you can terrorize and remove your enemy’s will to fight?
These guys can be really fun to play if you like to jump around! At least half of the units have some type of camouflage and others can quickly move about the battlefield regardless of most scenery. This sectoral force can very effectively play “hit and run” against opponents. Have your smaller units hide and set up ambushes while others can lead them to the ambush site!