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Lular H'minee (translation)
Thrall Commander, warship
Core Systems, Ursa Prime
225.6 cm
118 kg


Service Record:
Given the difficulty of penetrating and decrypting alien datalinks, humans have gleaned few concrete facts about this leader. H'minee was almost certainly the leader of the Caretaker ship destroyed high above Planet; this ship was searching for a planet or system known to the Progenitors as the "Sixth Manifold" (best available translation-meaning unknown). Her motivation (note: gender fluid in Progenitor culture; female is the closest human analogue) seems to be the prevention of a "Planetary Flowering" (meaning also unknown), which her entire faction is dedicated to stopping and the Usurpers seem bent on achieving.

Psych Profile:
We may make several deductions about the Caretakers based on the available evidence. They will actively oppose anyone who sides with their Usurper rivals, and will immediately become hostile to anyone who tries to achieve the Planetary Flowering. For the Caretakers, the only way off Planet is to contact their Core System Homeworld, an act that would bring massive reinforcements to Planet and would likely mean the end of human habitation on Planet.

Like her Usurper opposite, humans seem to matter little to H'minee, unless they have sided with her mortal enemy. She sees little benefit in interaction with a lifeform she perceives as inferior. Humans do possess a few scraps of technology that might be of interest to this leader, which might be bartered for Progenitor science, or perhaps merely a continued sufferance of human existence. Happily, the Caretaker landing on Planet seems to have come with little in the way of infrastructure or preparation, so they do not currently have access to the most advanced of their weaponry.


 Visions of Alpha Centauri 

Along with the Usurpers, the Caretaker faction belongs to a race of aliens known as The Progenitors, widely believed to be the creators of the Artifacts, Monoliths, and other structures found by early human explorers. The discovery of the Manifold Nexus hints that the Progenitors may have even created Planet, which itself appears to be part of a larger system spanning the stars. Since then, however, the Progenitors seem to have entered a period of violent civil war, costing much of the technological knowledge and engineering skills of their ancestors. The Caretakers now vie for control of the core systems with the Usurpers.

The Progenitors have evolved complex biological systems that can sense fields imperceptible to humans, including at least electrical and magnetic fields. The collective term for this sensitivity is 'resonance', and permeates all Progenitor communication, art, and culture. The sensitivity also confers valuable combat bonuses to Progenitor forces. For the Caretakers, resonance sensitivity translates into a 25% bonus in defensive combat, reflecting their heightened situational awareness and the difficulty of surprising their forces. In addition, all prototyped combat units have a 2-square sighting radius, and they can direct their research efforts since they are resdiscovering technology they once possessed.

The Caretakers fight against the Usurper plan of forcing Transcendence; Planet aids the Caretakers in their quest, which is reflected by a +1 Planet rating. They also gain free Recycling Tanks in each base, and possess a physical scan of Planet's surface. They land on Planet with knowledge of Progenitor Psych, Field Modulation, Biogenetics, Centauri Ecology, and Information Networks.

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