Reverend Custodier

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Background

The Reverend Custodiers are Observance’s specialists in cyber-warfare and electronic warfare. They are tactical combat hackers, the main attack line against the constant threat of ALEPH, and part of the protective framework of the Nomad nets. In action, Reverend Custodiers adopt a dynamic role with a strong and clearly aggressive stance. The Observance doctrine’s underlying principle for cyber-warfare is always taking the initiative by breaking the enemy’s ability to exercise a command and control process, while at the same time zealously protecting its own command and control capacity. The Observance instructors have expanded the classic definition of electronic warfare to include physical attacks on all enemy systems: control nets, communications, intelligence, information, sensors, and reconnaissance units. In fact, to the instructors, the terms cyber-warfare and electronic warfare seem to be interchangeable. In the operations carried out in the defense of the Human Edge, during the NeoColonial Wars, they not only executed standard electronic warfare actions (implementing interference, interception and protection measures) but also engaged in “electronic combat via artillery attacks”, coordinating themselves with Nomad special forces personnel to destroy the command centers of the enemy. In addition, they engaged in counter-reconnaissance tasks, like data flux camouflage and electronic deception.

All of this has been integrated into their basic procedures of cyber-warfare. To accomplish the wide spectrum required by their operating profile, intensive and rigorous training is required. Therefore, the youth of the average Reverend Custodiers is always surprising, given the low survival rate of their missions, and the fact that, in machine time, to fight and survive for a minute against ALEPH’s operators automatically turns you into a skilled veteran.

The Observance has its own information warfare and quantronic attack specialists: the Reverend Custodiers.

They’re tactical combat hackers, the forefront of the struggle against the unremitting menace that is ALEPH and a key component of the protective framework that keeps the Nomad networks online and safe. In action, Custodiers are dynamic and markedly aggressive. The training needed to engage in the full spectrum of their demanding operational profile would be mind-bogglingly intensive and rigorous. Many are shocked by the youth of most Reverend Custodiers, a consequence of the high casualty rate of their job, but at those clock speeds anyone who survives a minute against Aspects and ALEPH operators come out a seasoned veteran by default.[1]


Quotes

"Your predicament has a name: a discharge of military malware. As we speak, custom programs are devouring the military software in your armor. They're bouncing off your relays and climbing your real-time links towards your servers, to prevent you from installing any emergency updates. Your armor is completely frozen. For the time being, your life support systems are still on. For the time being. But try something... ANYTHING, and so help me Holy Mother of the Knife, that TAG will be your coffin."
Melina Koudas, actions in defense of the Nomad defense platform "Splendor of Xanadu" in orbit around Dawn during the Ariadnan Commercial Conflicts.[2]

Profile

N4

ISC: Reverend Custodiers Elite Troop Medium Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 12 11 14 3 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Stealth, Mimetism(-6), Religious Troop
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Hacker, Hacking Device(Upgrade: Carbonite(+1B)), Hacker Combi Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, CC Weapon 30 0.5
2 Hacker, Hacking Device Plus Boarding Shotgun Pistol, CC Weapon 30 0.5
3 Hacker, Hacking Device Plus Combi Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, CC Weapon 31 0.5
4 Lieutenant, Hacker, Hacking Device Plus Combi Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, CC Weapon 31 0.5
5 Killer Hacking Device Combi Rifle, Pitcher Pistol, CC Weapon 27 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Reverend Custodiers Medium Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-2 14 12 11 14 3 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: ODD: Optical Disruptor, Religious Troop, Fireteam: Haris
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Pitcher Hacking Device Plus Combi Rifle, Pitcher Knife, Pistol 34 0.5
Lieutenant Hacking Device Plus, Lieutenant Combi Rifle, Pitcher Knife, Pistol 34 0.5
Combi Hacking Device Plus Combi Rifle Knife, Pistol 33 0.5
Boarding Shotgun Hacking Device Plus Boarding Shotgun Knife, Pistol 32 0.5
AHD Boarding Shotgun Assault Hacking Device: UPGRADE: Icebreaker Boarding Shotgun Knife, Pistol 30 0.5
AHD Pitcher Assault Hacking Device: UPGRADE: Icebreaker Combi Rifle, Pitcher Knife, Pistol 32 0.5

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