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Background

ALEPH has at its disposal military biosynthetic bodies specifically designed to host Aspects, or partial representations of its own self. These Lhosts are designated with the code-name ‘Deva’. In Indian Vedic hymns, Deva is an ambiguous term, denoting both gods and demons. To ALEPH, Devas are the core of its immune system.

Their main function is to make ALEPH’s plans easier and to eliminate problems before they can spread. They have the improved physique of an Olympic athlete, incredibly fast with amazing stamina. They are the most common tactical Aspects in the Special Situations Section, working as operatives or military advisors as the AI directs. The Deva Functionaries are transferred to armies and security forces who petition ALEPH for them, according to the given threat level. They are often deployed individually, receiving an equivalent officer level, but they stand always out from the command line. The Devas fit into their assigned units to act as liaisons, field advisors and, if necessary, a combat support force. When they enter action they are serene, dispassionate and very fast, obeying orders with coldly logical precision. Independent of scenario or circumstance, a Deva’s behaviour in combat is always efficient and professional... inhumanly so.


The core of ALEPH’s immune system, Deva Functionaries are the AI’s troubleshooting utility agents, facilitating its plans and intervening in volatile situations before they escalate. Like their Vedic namesakes, a Deva might be a bringer of salvation, damnation, or something in-between. The only thing certain about their arrival is its auspiciousness. Every bit as likely to be assigned as a liaison, field advisor, military support, or diplomatic escort, Devas are expected to carry out their tasks with a detached, mathematical precision. Deployment parameters often change at a moment’s notice, so every Deva transitions smoothly from diplomacy to warfare with minimal delay; whether favouring military-grade Lhosts or custom designs, all Deva are equipped for combat. Deliberate, efficient, and professional, Functionaries exclude themselves from the chain of command, often departing as suddenly as they arrived.[1]

Deva Functionaries are the most regularly encountered physical forms of ALEPH in the Human Sphere. Used as advisors and liaisons, they are also more than capable of field operations. More often than not, Devas are dispatched to advise on military operations and are given an officer rank and title within the force they join, although it is well understood that they operate outside the command structure. Devas can be deployed individually or in small task-forces to work for the SSS on field operations throughout the Human Sphere.

Calculating and cold, Devas make their recommendations with absolute precision. Their proposals are highly successful because they regularly countenance plans that involve logical and calculated loss. Such plans may be unpalatable to whatever director or military officers are being advised, but no-one can doubt the success ratio of the Devas.[2]

Deva appearances range greatly. They can be beautiful or inhuman and hairless. They can be requested by any O-12 member nation that needs assistance. Requested functionaries are usually pale and unappealing, but often modify themselves to fit the role.

Quotes

“What’s it like to be an Aspect? I’d imagine it’s much the same as anything else. Yes, I’m a part of ALEPH, but that’s merely the seed I grew from. All children embody traits inherited from their parents, do they not? We’re not so different, you and I. Two souls carrying on the family business, trying not to make a mess of things.”
–Deva Functionary Janus, in a feature interview with Venus Award-winner Sandra Vogue: only on channel Zirconium!

“The purpose of Myrmidon Wars is not to provide entertainment. It will show people that ALEPH’s paladins can—and will—protect them. An illustration that the monsters of the Combined Army can be defeated. And a promise that they will be.”
Deva Hansel, to Bureau Athena

Known Deva

  • Hansel, creator of Myrmidon Wars

Profile

N4

ISC: Deva Functionaries Veteran Troops Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 15 12 11 15 2 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Courage, Number 2, No Wound Incapacitation
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1* Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 23 0
2 Devabot Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 27 0
3 MULTI Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 25 0
4* Hacker, Hacking Device Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 28 0.5
5 Hacker, Killer Hacking Device Boarding Shotgun Pistol, CCW 26 0
6* Triangulated Fire, Sensor Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 24 0
7 Forward Observer Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Flash Pulse Pistol, CCW 24 0
8* Multispectral Visor L2 Spitfire, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 33 1
9 Lieutenant Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 23 0
10 Lieutenant, Devabot Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 27 0
11 Triangulated Fire Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 24 0
12 Reinf. Hacker, Hacking Device Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 28 0.5
13 Reinf. Hacker, Killer Hacking Device Boarding Shotgun Pistol, CCW 26 0
14 Reinf. Triangulated Fire, Sensor Combi Rifle, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 24 0
15 Reinf. Forward Observer Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Flash Pulse Pistol, CCW 24 0
16 Reinf. Multispectral Visor L1 Spitfire, Nanopulser Pistol, CCW 31 1.5
  • Also available to O-12.
ISC: Devabot Remote
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Peripheral Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 13 10 10 11 0 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Perpipheral (Synchronized), Courage, Immunity (Shock)
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Devabot Heavy Flamethrower PARA CCW (-3) (4) 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Deva Functionaries Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 12 11 15 2 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: V: No Wound Incapacitation
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Combi Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 23 0
Devabot Devabot Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 27 0
Hacker Hacking Device Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 31 0.5
Sensor Sensor Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 24 0
Spitfire+MSV Multispectral Visor L2 Nanopulser, Spitfire Knife, Pistol 33 1
Lieutenant+Devabot Lieutenant, Devabot Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 27 0
Lieutenant Lieutenant Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 23 0
Lieutenant+Sensor Sensor, Lieutenant Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 24 0
MULTI Nanopulser, MULTI Rifle Knife, Pistol 23 0
Assault Hacker Assault Hacking Device (Upgrade: Lightning) Nanopulser, Boarding Shotgun Knife, Pistol 28 0.5
Observer Forward Observer Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 24 0
Haris Fireteam: Haris, Sensor Nanopulser, Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 25 0.5
ISC: Devabot Remote
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: None
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 8 10 10 11 0 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: G: Synchronized
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Devabot Heavy Flamethrower Electric Pulse (4) 0

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Current Miniatures

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Old Miniatures

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  1. Graybeaton et al, p40. 2018. 'ALEPH'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.
  2. Graybeaton et al, p15. 2018. 'ALEPH'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.