Sophotect

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Background

“Glory to the Rbhus who made for the Nasatyas the easy driving cart which turns around the world. / Who shaped the herd who produces nectar. / The famous glass of Tvastar who they reconstructed in number of four.”
-Excerpts from the Vedic hymn 20 (1.20) in Rbhu’s honour.

The Sophotects are technical support and immediate reaction medical operatives. They are designed, trained and equipped to keep ALEPH’s personnel and equipment working both during their own and combined operations. Their original designation was Rbhu, the minor Vedic gods of great wisdom and ability, but the nickname they have received is Sophotect (The Classical Greek name for “Wisdom Creator”). Sophotects are based on the Deva model Lhosts, into which they download Aspects knowledgeable in medicine, arms, engineering, and military electronics. They act as an immediate support unit and are in charge of CasEvac operations in conflictive environments, including special contingency missions. Sophotects are specialists in combat surgery as well as equipment maintenance and structural demolitions. They can operate individually, in their own units, or combined with other special operation forces. A Sophotect team is the basic support element for the tactical special forces of ALEPH. To be able to carry out their duties, they are equipped with an expensive Mother-Forge, a highly sophisticated device that allows them to program military and medical nanotechnology. Thanks to it, they are able repair men, weaponry and equipment equally, at any time and under any conditions. The control program of the Mother-Forge is linked with the Comlog-mind of each Sophotect, and they are the only one able to operate it. Mother-Forges are one of the most coveted technological devices of the Sphere and require special security measures. Improper disconnection, without application of correct protocols, causes its automatic isolation and destruction. Sophotects will defend their Mother-Forges with their lives – and that of others, if needed.


Sophotects began as Deva Functionaries specialised in medical, technical, and engineering knowledge, as well as Infowar and general military procedure. Seeing value in separating their expertise, ALEPH designated the first Lhost models as Rbhu — minor Vedic artesian gods of exceptional skill. During their first Paradiso deployment, the Steel Phalanx dubbed them “Sophotects” due to their ability to pull solutions out of thin air. It stuck. Each Sophotect deploys with a personally keyed Mother-Forge that aids the repair of quantronic infrastructure, equipment, people, and anything else that needs mending. Though limited in scope, Sophotect teams regularly use them to fabricate entire constructions under adverse conditions at short notice. Believing there’s no situation they can’t fix, these crisis responders are prone to act on impulse.[1]

Rbhu, more popularly known as Sophotects, are members of the Support Sub-section of the Special Situations Section. Gaining particular fame for their involvement on operations on Paradiso, Sophotects use retooled Deva Functionary Lhosts and provide on-the-spot medical, technical, and mechanical support to those around them. They specialise in combat surgery and field repairs, although Sophotects are also used for a range of other duties from janitorial to structural demolition. While most famous from records and Maya dramas centred on Paradiso, they can be found operating around the Human Sphere in a support role for field agents, operatives, or strike teams or on their own in gen- eral duties for the Support Sub-section.

Though equipped with a wide range of technical and medical tools, the devices that aid them best are undoubtedly their Mother Forges. These sophisticated pieces of equipment are highly sought after and extremely rare. Keyed specifically to each individual Sophotect, the Mother Forge will detect any attempts to utilise it from a non-authenticated source, and immediately self-destruct. Mother-Forges reprogram sanitary and military nano-technology, allowing the Sophotects extreme power to heal the wounded or repair equipment. Often seen as battlefield angels, the Mother-Forges allow Sophotects the power to perform miracles under the very worst of conditions.

Profile

N4

ISC: Sophotects Support Troops Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 13 11 11 15 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: GizmoKit, Courage, Doctor, MediKit, Engineer, No Wound Incapacitation
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Combi Rifle, D-Charges Pistol, CCW 31 0
2 Reinf. Doctor, MediKit Combi Rifle, D-Charges Pistol, CCW 31 0
3 Reinf. Boarding Shotgun, Flash Pulse (+1B), D-Charges Pistol, CCW 28 0

Highlighted Skills available for regular profiles only, and not Reinforcements.

N3

Retired
ISC: Sophotects Light Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube 2.0
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
6-4 13 11 11 15 2 0 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Doctor, Engineer, V: No Wound Incapacitation, MediKit
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Doctor+Engineer Combi Rifle D-Charges, Knife, Pistol 31 0

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  1. Graybeaton et al, p43. 2018. 'ALEPH'. London: Modiphius Entertainment Ltd.