Ko Dali

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Background

“I could tell you a lot about Ko Dali, but it’s all classified material... She was the best and most lethal operatives that we had in Yanjing… She might seem agreeable and friendly but she’s like a knife in a silk sheath…. If after leaving the service she hadn’t stayed on our side, we would have had to kill her.” Fragment from an interview with a veteran Military Intelligence officer. Documentation taken from the dossier on sergeant Ko Dali.

Ko Dali is an ex Intelligence operative who ruined her career using military means and funds to avenge the death of her father, also an officer in Yanjing. After doing a short prison stretch she joined Special Operations, and from then on her drive and ability has made her a legend among the Tiger Soldiers. The physical appearance of Ko Dali is perfect for undercover operations, because she doesn’t look like a military commando. Her beautiful physique, her voice, soft and purring, and her feline movements, languid but alert, remind you of a tigress, her totemic animal. But her combat style, fast and dirty, is a characteristic of the Military Intelligence agents that have served in dangerous and foul destinations.


A former sergeant of the Tiger Soldiers with a dark past in the service of the Yǎnjīng, Yu Jing’s Military Intelligence department, from which she was expelled in disgrace, Ko Dali was a living legend in the StateEmpire army. A lover of danger and an expert in spectacular actions, this experienced and lethal special operations commando was declared dead during a mission behind enemy lines on Paradiso. But all felines have nine lives and death was not able to sink its claws into the Silk Tigress. Seriously wounded, she was captured by the troops of the Combined Army, who placed her directly into the hands of the EI. Unconfirmed reports say Ko Dali was healed and genetically altered to be even better than she was before. But she was also Sepsitorized, turning her loyalty unconditionally towards the EI and turning her against her old friends and even her race. Now, Ko Dali is back, more deadly and lethal than ever, like a grim omen of what awaits the Human Sphere. The most beautiful tigress of Yu Jing is the new banner of the EI. Ko Dali has declared war on humanity and so far she has never failed in her mission. The countdown to conquest has begun!


Ko Dali, a character who has been in the Infinity Universe since its beginnings in 2005, now becomes the protagonist and engine in the plot of Infinity Betrayal, the new graphic novel for our favorite wargame. The book immerses us in a story of action and intrigue where treason is present at multiple levels - but the real question is who is the real Ko Dali?

It is a good question with a complicated answer. Ko Dali was a young agent of Yănjīng, Yu Jing's intelligence service. She fell out of favor when she left a mission to hunt down her father's assassins, who also was a veteran operative from the same agency. To her benefit, the State Empire Yu Jing believes in second chances, so the Special Operations Command of the Imperial State Army knew how to appreciate the qualities of this former spy by admitting her to one of its elite units - the Tiger Soldiers. It was there that Ko Dali would excel in this select team, acquiring an almost legendary status as one of Yu Jing's heroines. However, during a failed operation on the Paradiso front, this courageous woman would fall before the forces of the Combined Army, sacrificing herself to save the rest of her squad. She was left for dead, and her name became part of the wide list of heroes that the troops and citizens of the Empire State would later see as role models.

However, a physically changed Ko Dali (although still very recognizable) would reappear sometime later leading the Combined Army forces to proclaim the virtues of life under the leadership of EI and denouncing the hypocrisy of the governments of the Human Sphere. This raised the alarms of all the intelligence agencies within the Sphere and also many questions: Who really was that woman who incited the rebellion of the human troops? Was she who she said she was? Was she the real Ko Dali - healed and convinced by EI of the advantages of being part of the Ur Hegemony? Or was she a Ko Dali sepsitorized by the Combined Army - a device using voodoo technology that is the ultimate instrument of psychological warfare? Or maybe she was a Shasvastii impersonator, posing as this ancient heroine to cause paranoia and dissension among the human ranks?

What if this last idea was true? What happened to the authentic Ko Dali then? Is she truly dead, or perhaps a prisoner of EI - a fate worse than death?

A whole series of doubts and questions surround this woman, one of the greatest mysteries of the Human Sphere. Infinity Betrayal delves further into this story where few of its characters are what they claim.[1]

Profile

N4

ISC: Special Operative Ko Dali Character Medium Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 19 14 13 13 2 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Multispectral Visor L2, Martial Arts L2, Courage, Immunity(Shock), Protheion, Stealth, Dodge(+2")
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Parachutist, Combat Jump Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, D-Charges Assault Pistol(+1B), AP CC Weapon 39 0
2 Mimetism(-3), Forward Deployment(+4") MULTI Rifle, D-Charges, Pulzar Assault Pistol, AP CC Weapon 35 0
3 Infiltration, Mimetism(-3) MULTI Rifle, Nanopulser, D-Charges Assault Pistol(+1B), AP CC Weapon 41 0
4 Reinf. Mimetism(-3) MULTI Rifle, D-Charges, Pulzar Assault Pistol, AP CC Weapon 33 0

N3

Retired
ISC: Ko Dali Medium Infantry
Fury: Non-Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 19 14 13 13 2 3 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Multispectral Visor L2, Bioimmunity, Protheion L1
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Combi AD: Combat Jump Combi Rifle, Nanopulser D-Charges, Assault Pistol (2), Knife 39 0
MULTI CH: Mimetism, Forward Deployment L2 MULTI Rifle, Nanopulser D-Charges, Assault Pistol (2), Knife 36 0

N2

Combined Army, starting with Campaign Paradiso.

Retired
ISC: Special Operative Ko Dali Medium Infantry
Fury: Not Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-2 15 14 13 13 2 -3 1 N/A
Skills and Equipment: Multispectral Visor L2, Protheion L1
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
Combi AD: Combat Jump or Multiterrain Combi Rifle, Nanopulser D-Charges, Assault Pistol (2), Knife 37 0
Note: the Silhouette attribute did not exist in N2.


Yu Jing, before Campaign Paradiso.

Retired
ISC: Ko Dali, Tiger Soldiers Sergeant Medium Infantry
Fury: Not Impetuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-2 15 14 13 14 2 0 1 N/A
Skills and Equipment: CH: Mimetism, Multispectral Visor L1
Name Skills and Equipment BS Weapons CC Weapons Points SWC
AD: Combat Jump AD: Combat Jump or Multiterrain Combi Rifle+Light Flamethrower Pistol, Shock CCW 35 0
Lieutenant, AD: Tactical Jump Lieutenant, AD: Tactical Jump or Multiterrain Combi Rifle+Light Flamethrower Pistol, E/M CCW 35 +1
Note: the Silhouette attribute did not exist in N2.

Ko Dali's Combined Army logo.

Above, Ko Dali's logo when she was part of Yu Jing.

Dossiers

Current Miniatures

Included in the Combined Army Booster Pack Beta - REF: 281609-0860

Unboxed
Originally submitted by Bardelius and Bou, shared here courtesy of Pen of Penemue

Included in the Betrayal box set.

Limited Edition

Limited Edition, bundled with Betrayal - 2020

Unboxed
Originally submitted by Cervantes3773

Out of Print Miniatures

Originally, Ko Dali was a Yu Jing Tiger Soldier named character. In the events of Campaign Paradiso, she is captured and converted into a Combined Army trooper. At that point, her Yu Jing profile was retired.

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