Clipsos

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Vaarso Battlespeak Notation: Clipsos is the name given to the “Null Set” (Ø) in the Tohaa language. As a symbol, Clipsos denotes absence but also potentiality, which is why it has become the denominator of the Tohaa invisible troops, those capable of anything. 

Profile: Clipsos Infiltrators make up the Executive Action, infiltration and deep surveillance unit of the Tohaa army. Because of this, inside the structure of the Tohaa Trident they are under the operational control of the Exploration and Intelligence branch, the Tohaa equivalent of a Military Intelligence service. The primary mission of this invisible unit is to compile vital information about an enemy and its resources as well as carrying out missions involving the elimination of people and strategic objectives, and performing black operations and unregistered actions. The Clipsos are undetectable executioners able to escape through the gaps in an enemy’s lines. Clipsos Infiltrators have a very strict recruitment process, as not many Tohaa can fulfill the minimum requirements to be a part of this unit. Their members cannot be married or belong to any Triad, be it civil or military, and the selection process emphasizes psychological evaluation, constantly testing their temperament. Only loners and strong individualists, uncommon in Tohaa society, are capable of enduring extended missions in hostile territory, isolated, without provisions or contact with allied forces. However, the essential elements to becoming one of these invisible operatives are a steady hand and the lack of empathy so characteristic of a long range killer.

Considering how deeply Neebab Numerology is ingrained in the Trident’s military culture, consider the implications of a unit designation of Ø. Not Gao, or zero, for zero still implies a mathematical value. It can be quantified. Conversely, Ø — Clipsos, the null set — represents the nebulous, the unquantified. It is nothing yet could potentially be anything. To call the designation auspicious would be a gross understatement, but the Clipsos Infiltrators indisputably live up to it. The cost they pay is massive. While in service, Clipsos cannot be part of an active triad; personal, familial, even military triads are banned. Most Tohaa would quickly go mad in such circumstances, and many would say that the Clipsos do, and that’s part of the plan. But whether the Trident seeks out the Tohaa equivalent of sociopaths, or endeavours to create them, the end result of their process is a self-reliant, calculating operative, moving without sound, acting without empathy, and killing without remorse.

Profile

N4

ISC: Clipsos Infiltrators Spec. Trained Troop Skirmisher
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 14 11 12 13 0 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Surprise Attack (-3), Camouflage, Hidden Deployment, Infiltration, Mimetism (-6), Stealth, Terrain (Total)
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Combi Rifle, Shock Mines Pistol, CC Weapon 24 0
2 Boarding Shotgun, Shock Mines Pistol, CC Weapon 24 0
3 Sniper Rifle Pistol, CC Weapon 26 1
4 Minelayer Combi Rifle, Shock Mines Pistol, CC Weapon 25 0.5
5 Forward Observer Combi Rifle, Flash Pulse, Shock Mines Pistol, CC Weapon 25 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Clipsos Infiltrators Skirmisher
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 13 11 12 13 0 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: CH: TO Camouflage, Multiterrain, Infiltration
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Mines Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines Pistol, Knife 24 0
Nimbus Combi Rifle, Nimbus Plus Grenades Pistol, Knife 24 0
Nullifier Nullifier Boarding Shotgun Pistol, Knife 23 0.5
Sniper Rifle Sniper Rifle Pistol, Knife 26 1
Minelayer Minelayer Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines Pistol, Knife 25 0.5
Observer Forward Observer Combi Rifle, Antipersonnel Mines Pistol, Knife 25 0

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