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Skorne has some new immortals and support this week, as their new theme force starts to roll out; and accompanying them are the defenses of the G.U.A.R.D. in Monsterpocalypse, which sees the release of a brand new building and the flying giant robot Sky Sentinel.
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Some few immortals prove exceptional enough to earn esteemed recognition. In life, Abidan was a skilled warrior, though from a family of little standing. In death, he has won glory and honor denied him in life. He was shattered in a clash inside Ios, where he fought back to back with Hakaar the Destroyer. When the extollers recovered his sacral stone and the exalted ancestors spoke his praises, a new, more ornate form was granted him, and so he became the Keeper. Given a special place among the immortals, he fights to safeguard those around him, moving to intercept blows intended for his ancient companions.
Following the unconventional path laid by Zaal, the Ancestral Advocate, the extoller caste has redefined its destiny, and now its most esteemed members no longer fear the Void. Some whose service to Zaal has been exemplary are allowed to transcend death to become immortal vessels, a stature below the full exalted yet preserved for eternity in stone. These vessels serve as conduits for the mortitheurgical power of warlocks and can guide destructive magics to smite those marked for death by the ancestors.
Becoming a full extoller is an arduous process, one with many trials where failure can result in death. Yet even novitiates who have yet to sacrifice an eye to gain their oculus can be useful on the battlefield. Each one labors day and night, carving the stone forms of the exalted, and through this skill, they can restore those damaged in battle or help quicken them to action. They are not warriors, but each wields a hammer augmented to shape stone, which can as easily be used to shatter the skull of any unwary foe that lingers nearby.
Sky Sentinel has earned a special place among G.U.A.R.D.’s defenders as being one of the first super mechs created to protect the Earth, one of two initial Liberty-class weapons platforms. After the tragic death of its counterpart, Laser Knight, Sky Sentinel stood alone for a time against those who would destroy the planet, taking advantage of its advanced mobility to rapidly redeploy from one theater to another. This revered super mech is exceptionally equipped to coordinate the efforts of strike fighters and rocket choppers in its vicinity, unleashing unparalleled concentrated firepower.
G.U.A.R.D. soldiers and pilots can’t be out fighting alien horrors every hour of the day, and the defense base is a place where they can coordinate their efforts, fill out necessary paperwork, and enjoy a bit of coffee before the next battle. As these bases are often deployed in forward regions, each is heavily fortified and during emergencies can activate a bunker mode where vulnerable segments are withdrawn, during which it can sustain considerable punishment.
Guess the next week will be met with Skorne…