And while Humanity devours itself, a new threat, perhaps the most terrible of all, has managed to form a bridgehead in the heart of the Human Sphere. A Combined Army of alien races, united beneath the dominance of an Evolved Intelligence, an ancient but supreme artificial intellect with hegemonic aspirations with respect to any race that crosses its path.
A small expeditionary force, equipped with technology superior to that possessed by humans, that has managed to withstand everything the Sphere has thrown against it, and appears to be awaiting reinforcements... The present is a critical and decisive moment...Will humans become fully aware of what they’re up against? Will they continue with their internecine struggles for larger slices of power? What will be the destiny of Mankind? The Chinese curse has come to pass and the Interesting Times are approaching...
The Combined Army is the instrument of conquest of the Evolved Intelligence, the tool to fulfil by force its ultimate ambition: the Transcendence to a higher evolutionary plane. The Combined Army draws its forces from some of the most dangerous species in its cosmic domain, but the core is composed of the most trustworthy units, the Ur Hegemonic Wave. This includes the always reliable and loyal Batroids, cold REM troopers, and the Sygmaa Trihedron; race traitors, biotech virtuosos, and death dealers. Led by the Umbra – martial artists as lethal as they are mysterious, and second in command to the EI – the Combined Army is the most formidable war machine this galaxy has ever witnessed. They are in Paradiso, at the moment, because… do you really think Humanity can stop them?
Morat Aggression Force
The constant state of war in which the Morat Supremacy lives provides an unequaled military experience. The long tradition of victories by the Aggression Forces gives all Morat regiments and units an absolute confidence in their martial capabilities. These capabilities are acquired by direct action and tested in the forge of fire and combat. The Morat are persistent in their attacks and show special capabilities for urban and night combat. Their characteristic brutality and violence qualifies them as exceptional storm troops without comparison in the Combined Army.
Shasvastii Expeditionary Force
The Shasvastii army is divided into completely autonomous sections known as Expeditionary Forces. Each one of them is a small self-sufficient army, always ready to be sent to any part of the galaxy where Shasvastii have found an inhabited system or wherever the EI needs their specialized services.
The Shasvastii army works to a criteria of lightness and mobility, having no heavy support or armor that restricts their movement capabilities. Shasvastii tactical analysts disdain super-heavy combat units, believing large size and armor is useful only against primitive and impressionable species.
Shasvastii strategists are cunning, wicked, unscrupulous and basically pragmatic. The Shasvastii martial philosophy cannot be understood without understanding this. Their core doctrine, the one that prevails over all others, is the following: “The maximum terror in the minimum time, applied to a small number of select targets”.
The Shasvastii Expeditionary Force distinguishes itself with an abundance of light troops who exploit the Shasvastii skills for concealment, deception, and treachery. This is done to apply their core doctrine, achieving the maximum amount of fear and paranoia in the hearts and minds of their enemies.
Onyx Contact Force
The Onyx Contact Force is the spearhead tasked with engaging in contact and preparing the annexation of new races and civilizations in the name of the Ur Hegemony and its leader, the EI. It is a compact and light force, formed by elite units capable of establishing a beachhead, gather information and harass the enemy, setting up the arrival of the main attack force.