Warlord Games continues their look at the new characters being introduced by the new supplement Battle for Xilos for Beyond the Gates of Antares
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BOROMITE GUILDESS ARRAN GESTALIN
The seventh daughter of Guild Mother Tark Gestalin, herself the seventh daughter of the celebrated Ca’Lotera Gestalin – Arran Gestalin is the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. Which as anybody knows is a tremendously portentous birthright for a Guildess…
Her clan’s adventures have been variously disastrous, uproarious and violent, as they have pursued occasional employment as mercenary fighters and engineers. These are, of course, roles in which Boromites traditionally excel. Perhaps Arran enjoys the life of a vagrant adventurer too much to settle into the routine job of expanding her clan as any Matriarch should, continuing to lead the piratical band in the fashion of the old Rock Father Lu’Osti.
Having lost their spacecraft in the fight with the Vorl, clan Gestalin have since relied on the offices of the Freeborn for transport and – to a large extent – as a broker for employment.
Most recently, they’ve been pursuing an extremely lucrative contract aboard a ship whose name is recognised far across the Determinate – the Nebula, which flies under the leadership of Freeborn Captain Amano Harran. Both Gestalin and Harran saw the possibilities offered by Xilos quickly – and so the Nebula was diverted to the planet where it succeeded in passing the gate and breaking through the Ghar blockade.
Although Concord and Algoryn forces already had significant forces assembled upon the planet, Gestalin’s small band of Boromites were far better equipped to deal with the subterranean environment of the ancient Builder ruins. In fact, the dangerous, dark and confined tunnels of the undercities were no more than the Boromites were accustomed to. The clan was able to bring its mining equipment and engineering skills to bear exploring and expanding the tunnels system. Soon, despite coming late to the party, the Boromites had uncovered artefacts of several different kinds. Many were mere fossils, fragments of machines or information storage systems that would require careful examination to unveil whatever secrets they possessed. But not all of their discoveries were of this kind. Most significantly, as they explored they were able to locate and unlock a number of stasis chambers…
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Gestalin also has in her possession the first functional Builder artefact to have been recovered – the Stasis Key – which is able to time-freeze selective targets, altering the relative position of an object or objects within the time matrix.
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This Summer, we're not only releasing 'The Battle for Xilos' - we're also running the first Antares Online Campaign - an interactive multiplayer online campaign which will allow you to post your game results.
User-submitted results will then be used to determine the outcome of the war - which will in turn be written into the game's backstory!